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The NLeast You Should Know Vol. 16

It’s been ten games since the All Star Break and the National League East looks an awful lot like it has for much of the season. There are two teams up top jockeying for position, two teams in the middle doing the same and well, there has been one team at the bottom “phighting” unsuccessfully…

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As the Deadline Approaches…

With less than ten days until the Major League Baseball Trade Deadline, time is running out for teams to work on self-awareness. Each year we wonder which teams will be buyers or sellers and which players will end up in another uniform. The way it stands right now in the National League East, don’t be…

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The NLeast You Should Know Vol. 15

As Major League Baseball paused for the unofficial midway point of the season, the hottest team in the National League was the New York Mets. Whether or not the four day lay-off will prove to be a good thing or a bad thing will be decided in the coming days and weeks but no one…

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Are we having fun yet?

“In case you haven’t noticed, and judging by the attendance you haven’t, the Indians have managed to win a few here and there, and are threatening to climb out of the cellar.” (Harry Doyle, Major League) Well, the New York Mets have done just that. During the 2000 regular season Subway Series, Robin Ventura dressed up…

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The continuous progress of Travis d’Arnaud

Travis d’Arnaud has had a tumultuous rookie season. After being acquired in December 2012 from the Toronto Blue Jays along with the Mets current #1 pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard and outfielder/drag racer Wuilmer Becerra for reigning Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey, Travis came to the Mets as the centerpiece in the deal with every…

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Looking for silver linings

The Mets are eight games under .500 at 41-49 as of this writing. With 72 games left to play, they need to go 49-23 the rest of the way to achieve Sandy Alderson’s 90-win prediction for this season. Can it be done? As Rocco Lampone says to Michael Corleone in Godfather II (regarding the murder…

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The NLeast You Should Know Vol.14

A nine-game winning streak was not enough to put some distance between the Atlanta Braves and the rest of the division as the Washington Nationals matched the 5-1 week by the front runners. The top two teams were able to add a game to their advantage over the Marlins and have come close to putting…