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Meet The New Boss … (Free Advice For The New Commissioner)

I have my eye on you … Manfred. See, I’ve been working on this thing for a while, where I give you some advice on how to bring the sports of baseball into the next century. Some free advice, as you can see from the title. Now … if I had known that you were […]

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 05:  Max Scherzer #37 of the Detroit Tigers reacts in the ninth inning of their 2 to 1 loss to the Baltimore Orioles during Game Three of the American League Division Series at Comerica Park on October 5, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Rebuilding, Reloading, And Resenting

There are many ways to put together a baseball team. The Atlanta Braves are rebuilding. The Washington Nationals are reloading. And the Mets patched a couple of holes with plaster in hopes of nobody knowing the difference. The Nationals, after unloading Tyler Clippard to the Athletics, lessened the sting of that in a huge way […]

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Fred Wilpon In Charge Of Money And Other Great Ideas

Remember when President Richard Nixon presented Elvis Presley with an honorary badge as a member of the Drug Enforcement Agency? Remember when Presley died with enough drugs in him to take down a horse? Yes, that actually happened. And you would think that we as a society would have learned from that. But no … […]

Skids Officially Greased

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Solving The Mystery

Owning a baseball team isn’t easy. You can have great players, promotions, and fans, But reckless employees that charge $1,000 to your players to work out at your facility can ruin everything. That’s where the Mystery Diners come in …   *The events depicted in this blog post aren’t real. Certain events may have been re-enacted for […]

NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 18:  Daniel Murphy #28 of the New York Mets in action against the Chicago Cubs during their game on August 18, 2014 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

The Devil We Don’t Know Might Have Pity On Our Souls

Ken Rosenthal is my go-to guy for inside information about the sport of baseball. He should be yours too. But Rosenthal recently set aside his insider hat and put on his GM hat to give Sandy Alderson some advice on how to do his job. Maybe Sandy appreciates it, maybe he’s thinking that Rosenthal should […]

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 11:  Tyler Clippard #36 of the Washington Nationals reacts after he struck out the side to end the top of the eighth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Four of the National League Division Series at Nationals Park on October 11, 2012 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Hope You Had A Good Good Time

Perhaps January 14th will go down as just another day in the offseason. Another page turned. But perhaps this was the day we look back upon and say hallelujah if the Mets actually make some headway in the division race. As we look upon this day in the lives in the division rivals of the […]

ATLANTA, GA - APRIL 11: Ian Desmond #20 of the Washington Nationals reacts after striking out in the 8th inning against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field on April 11, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

The Mets Would Prefer To Ruin Things For You And Everyone Else

The Nationals and Rays were innocent bystanders as the Mets came along and ruined their trade, which would have sent Ian Desmond to Tampa in exchange for Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar (who eventually went to Oakland for Boog Powell … not that Boog Powell.) All Tampa needed was a big market team to take […]

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Straight Hallin’

Some thoughts on Tuesday’s Hall of Fame announcement: As much as a shame as it is that Mike Piazza isn’t going to be inducted into the Hall of Fame this season, it is clear by Piazza’s vote total that 2016 will be his year. So I’m not going to flip out over this because yesterday, […]

SEATTLE, WA - MAY 14:  Ben Zobrist #18 of the Tampa Bay Rays holds his left thumb after dislocating it attempting to steal second base in the fifth inning against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on May 14, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. The Rays defeated the Mariners 2-0.  (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Putting Santa To Work

I hope all of you have had a wonderful holiday season and got everything you could have possibly wanted. What we all could really use is for Santa Claus to work from April to September and leave about nine more wins down our chimneys. But that guy has the best job in the world where […]

Troy Tulowitzki

The Resurrection Of Troy

Just when you think you have everything figured out, baseball always reminds us that we don’t. A deal once thought dead and buried now has new life, as it seems the Mets and Rockies have been talking Troy Tulowitzki. It might be five percent … it might be one in a million. But Lloyd Christmas […]

Transactions 2014

The True Value Of A Dark Chi

I’ve been having a lot of conversations about value, and how to effectively allocate that value. These conversations have been with a friend who is ultra frustrated about the Mets and their quiet off-season. And he’s ready to dive off the deep end and trade Noah Syndergaard for the first sexy name that walks on […]

Jimmy Rollins

Jimmy Won’t Forget You

Whether it’s coming up with the luckiest prediction in baseball history, or his obsession with Jose Reyes, it’s been interesting having Jimmy Rollins as a division rival for close to ten years. But the warped relationship between team and rival is over, as Jimmy Rollins has been traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers for … […]

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