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By Rocco Constantino On Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
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Baseball Lifer Dallas Green, First Phillies Manager to Win a World Series, Dies at 82

Dallas Green, the old-school, gruff baseball lifer who spent over four decades in the game, died Wednesday at the age of 82.  Green had an impact as a player, manager and front office executive and is best remembered as More...

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By Rocco Constantino On Friday, March 3rd, 2017
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Mets Should Assist 1969 World Series Hero Ed Kranepool as Ring Goes Up for Auction

While the New York Mets do not have as many World Series titles as their crosstown counterpart New York Yankees, the two World Series they do have to hold a special place in New York sports history. The 1969 and More...

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By Rocco Constantino On Friday, February 10th, 2017
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Bobby Valentine Expands on Disguise Story at ALS Fundraiser

Last week, Michelle Ioannu from Rising Apple published an article giving fans further insight on the infamous night that Bobby Valentine was ejected and returned to the dugout wearing a disguise.  The new nugget More...

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By Kevin Peters On Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017
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Keys To a Successful 2017 Season for the New York Mets

The New York Mets were able to make one of the biggest moves of the off-season when they resigned slugger Yoenis Cespedes to a huge contract. Despite securing the best free agent on the market, not much else has More...

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By Clayton Richer On Saturday, November 5th, 2016
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Mets Eagerly Look to Free Agent Market

While everyone in the United States has been swept up in the euphoria of the Cubs winning their first World Series in more than a hundred years, Yoenis Cespedes’ representatives have chosen to keep their eyes More...

Carlos Martinez gets the ball in the NL Wild-Card game.
By Brendan Panikkar On Wednesday, September 21st, 2016
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11 Games Left, 3 Teams, 2 Spots For The NL Wild-Card

Carlos Martinez gets the ball in the NL Wild-Card game. What a storyline this could quickly become with only 11 games remaining in the MLB’s regular season. The New York Mets, St. Louis Cardinals, and San More...

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By Rocco Constantino On Sunday, July 3rd, 2016
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Bartolo Colon Making A Push To Be A National League All-Star

Bartolo Colon has spent much of 2016 overcoming incredible odds.  He continues to baffle hitters with a below-average fastball, he became the oldest player to hit his first major league home run and on a staff More...

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By Rocco Constantino On Saturday, June 25th, 2016
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Original Met Jim Hickman Dies At 79

Jim Hickman, the centerfielder for the New York Mets for their first win in franchise history and the player who drove home Pete Rose to win the 1970 Major League Baseball All-Star Game died Saturday at the More...

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By Rocco Constantino On Thursday, June 9th, 2016
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New York Mets Draft Boston College Pitcher Justin Dunn In First Round

In somewhat of a surprise move, the New York Mets selected Boston College pitcher Justin Dunn with the 19th overall pick in the first round of the Major League Baseball Draft.  Many pundits had it as a near More...

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By Rocco Constantino On Tuesday, June 7th, 2016
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50 Years Ago Today, The Mets Made A Colossal Draft Mistake

New York Mets fans, close your eyes. Take yourself back to October 13, 1973.  The Mets were in the World Series taking on the Oakland A’s.  Picture the legendary Willie Mays, standing in center field More...

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By Rocco Constantino On Friday, May 20th, 2016
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Lenny Dykstra Joins Twitter, Chaos Ensues

From the time Lenny Dykstra burst onto the national scene as a key member of the  historic 1986 New York Mets, it was clear that he wouldn’t let anything stand in the way of his success. It was also very More...

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By Pierce Dennis On Friday, May 20th, 2016
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Harvey vs Strasburg Part 3: The Dark Knight Falls

Last night was only the third meeting between Stephen Strasburg and Matt Harvey. After winning the first two meetings, Harvey looked lost on a cool, New York night. Strasburg dominated the Knight and earned his More...

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By Rocco Constantino On Sunday, May 8th, 2016
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Putting Bartolo Colon’s Home Run Trot In Perspective

By now you’ve seen it.  Of all the great highlights through the early part of the baseball season, none has been as improbable as Bartolo Colon cracking a two-run, 365 foot home run.  Considering that More...

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By Marc Keller On Monday, April 25th, 2016
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Sacramento River Cats v. Las Vegas 51s – Game Notes from April 22, 2016

  It was overcast for much of the day here in Sacramento, with scattered showers dropping plenty of much needed rain. However, the baseball Gods decided that a game needed to be played tonight, providing excellent More...

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By Rocco Constantino On Saturday, March 19th, 2016
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Top 300 Moments that Shaped Major League Baseball: 150-141

141. Scott Boras represents Mike Fischlin and Bill Caudill Unless he’s making you millions of dollars through his representation, Boras is generally disdained in the baseball world.  A cold-blooded agent who More...








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