1. New Jersey Nets In Great Position For 2009-10

    In the past few days, the New Jersey Nets have completely overhauled their roster. These moves put the Nets in great position for the 2009-10 season...

    Ira Lieman Written by Ira Lieman about 5 years ago 49 reads 3 comments

  2. New York Mets: Who Should Be Looking for Work?

    I lost my job on Friday. My company "restructured" and because of lack of work I'm out. It was a small organization with specific roles, and since I was not otherwise engaged on an important assignment I became expendable...

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  3. Rethinking Gary Sheffield

    I'll admit it, the Gary Sheffield bandwagon left without me. The thought of an aging outfielder on a team that was committing to youngsters did not appeal to me...

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  4. New York Mets' Omar Minaya Needs an Intervention

    Willie Randolph needed to go. Omar Minaya said so, during a West Coast trip at 3:15 am in New York. The Mets promoted Jerry Manuel to interim manager from his position as bench coach ...

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  5. New Jersey Nets: Five Burning Questions

    The New Jersey Nets have plenty of issues. After finishing 34-48 last year, it's obvious work needs to be done. But there were a few high notes, and if the Nets can build on those they'll have a good foundation for future success...

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  6. Celebrating Randy Johnson

    On the cusp of a major milestone, we should celebrate Randy Johnson. Randy Johnson is a freak. I've said so before in a previous article ...

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  7. Baseball's Biggest Freaks

    What's a baseball freak? To this author, a baseball freak is one who plays over and above the expectations set by his size, age, or history...

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  8. New York Mets Look for Someone Who Can Step In

    The New York Mets need a change. So does Oliver Perez. After busting out of the gate with four horrible starts in five appearances, Perez has an ERA close to 10.00...

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  9. Is New York Mets' Omir Santos For Real?

    John Maine pitched a stellar game yesterday. And you didn't even realize it because of Omir Santos. Starting for the third straight game, Santos batted eighth and hit a first-inning grand slam to put the Mets in the lead 6-1...

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  10. New York Mets Make a Case for a Managerial Switch

    I'm an optimist. I'm a New York Mets fan. No, the two are not mutually exclusive. Yet this year, the latter is testing the former. The Mets are 6-8, soon to be 6-9. Going into today's game against the St...

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  11. It's Not Time to Panic, Baseball Fans.

    The Mets are not a .500 team. I'm pretty sure Cleveland will win more games than it loses, and I don't think Toronto is going to win 2/3 of its games for the rest of the season...

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  12. New York Mets: Who's Next for a Retired Number?

    The New York Mets have retired three numbers in their history. Managers Gil Hodges (14) and Casey Stengel (37), and pitcher Tom Seaver (41) will not have their numbers worn again. Jackie Robinson's 42 has been retired by Major League Baseball...

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  13. New Jersey Nets' 2008-09 Scorecard

    The New Jersey Nets are a team in transition. They entered the 2008-09 season in a "rebuilding" mode to develop players, and were left with one marketable star in the previous offseason...

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  14. How Should History Remember Jose Canseco?

    There are many images that come to mind when I think of Jose Canseco: Bash Brother on the Oakland A's in the late '80s, outfielder who assisted a home run with his head, and clown prince of the Steroid Era...

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  15. Joba Chamberlain: Starter or Reliever?

    As a young New York Yankee with a very interesting back-story, Joba Chamberlain has been hyped by many as the most exciting young pitcher in the entire major leagues...

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  16. He Shall Be Livan: Marlon Anderson DFA'ed

    Marlon Anderson was cut by the New York Mets today to make room for Livan Hernandez, the starting pitcher in today's game against the Marlins...

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  17. New York Mets April Player To Watch: Carlos Delgado

    As Carlos Delgado goes in April, so will the Mets. Delgado must show he can play to the back of his baseball card in order for the Mets to come out strong. During his three years in New York, he's been considered a slow starter...

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  18. So This Is What a Save Feels Like

    Daniel Murphy was the Mets' offense today, leading the Amazin's over the Cincinnati Reds 2-1. On a rainy Opening Day, Murphy socked a home run and drove in another on a groundout. Johan Santana pitched well over 5 2/3 innings for the win...

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  19. Lawrence Frank May Be a Victim of His Own Success

    Unfortunately, New Jersey Nets coach Lawrence Frank is on the hot seat. Given a superstar, a set of spare parts and a couple of rookies, the Nets were not expected to contend for a playoff spot...

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