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Citi Field

Citi Field: Where home runs go to die. At least, that used to be the case. During this offseason the New York Mets finally decided to make a couple of big changes to their stadium and no, I’m not talking […]

Has R.A. Dickey Become an Ace?

New York Mets - R.A. Dickey

There’s no question that Johan Santana, who tossed the first ever no-hitter in club history just days ago, is the ace of the New York Mets. That said, the guy who has to follow him isn’t half bad either. That […]

Mike Baxter Sacrifices Himself for History

New York Mets - Mike Baxter

In the top of the 7th inning on Friday, June 1st at Citi Field, New York Mets outfielder Mike Baxter made a phenomenal catch to save Johan Santana’s eventual no-hitter. After making the catch, Baxter went down and stayed down […]

Johan Santana Does the Impossible

New York Mets - Johan Santana

First off, excuse me for the late post. I am still a fan, therefore I’ve been living in a dream for the past day. Not only is this an article about an amazing moment, it is my experience as not […]

Prospect Watch: Zack Wheeler

New York Mets - Zack Wheeler

Last season during another season where they struggled, the New York Mets made the difficult decision to trade one of the greatest free agent signings in team history, Carlos Beltran. While as a fan who has watched Beltran in a […]

The Philadelphia Phillies Are in Trouble

Philadelphia Phillies - Roy Halladay

2008 World Series Champions, back-to-back National League Pennants, five-time defending National League East Champions, 102 game winners in 2011. These are the accomplishments of the Philadelphia Phillies since their improbable September run to the postseason in 2007. They have a […]

Who’s Hot: Giancarlo Stanton

Miami Marlins - Giancarlo Stanton

If you take away the busy, technicolor, Miami Vice-like uniforms, Miami Marlins youngster Mike… Giancarlo Stanton is an absolute beast, and the numbers prove it. After hitting just 1 home run in the month of April, fans questioned the 22-year-old right […]

Has Ike Davis Figured It Out?

New York Mets - Ike Davis

Boy how things have changed. Earlier this week I wrote about how New York Mets first baseman Ike Davis had to be sent down to the minor leagues in order to figure things out. Well apparently I was wrong. Ironically, […]

When Pre-Season Predictions Go Wrong Part Two: Detroit Tigers

Detroit Tigers - Miguel Cabrera

To read Part One of “When Pre-Season Predictions Go Wrong”, click here. Normally I’m pretty good with my pre-season predictions. That trend has not continued this year. [blackbirdpie url="https://twitter.com/richmacleod/status/189356547174965248"] Like many, I bought into the Detroit Tigers this season after […]

When Pre-Season Predictions Go Wrong Part One: Colorado Rockies

Colorado Rockies - Jamie Moyer

Normally, I take pride in my pre-season predictions for sports. I’ve nailed it on several occasions, for example, when I said the Texas Rangers would win the American League Pennant prior to the 2010 season or the time I accurately […]

How Are the New York Mets Winning?

How Are the Mets Winning?

The New York Mets are 14th in the NL in team ERA. The New York Mets are 15th in home runs hit. The New York Mets are dead last in stolen bases. The New York Mets have been outscored 211-182. […]

Harper v. Trout

Harper v. Trout

Ever since making his highly anticipated MLB debut, Washington Nationals 19-year-old super prospect Bryce Harper has created quite a buzz throughout the baseball world. There is no question that this teen phenom is gifted with tons of talent and has […]