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The NLeast You Should Know Vol. 21

With just a few weeks left in the season, it is very clear that the Washington Nationals will be the National League East Champions when they begin the post-season. Good thing for them that they will not have to face the Phillies once they get there. After being swept by the cellar-dwellers last week, the…

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The NLeast You Should Know Vol. 20

Labor Day is often considered the final post before the horse race that is the baseball season comes to an end. Teams have one final month to make that playoff push or to cement their participation in the postseason. For some, perhaps Labor Day is a reminder that being a Mets fan is a “Labor…

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The NLeast You Should Know Vol. 19

With the Washington Nationals having won twelve of thirteen, it is beginning to become laughable in the National League East. What once was a two horse race between the Nats and the Braves is potentially just one week away from being a double-digit lead. For the rest of the division, the idea of meaningful September…

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The NLeast You Should Know Vol.18

When the team on top of the division has a perfect 6-0 week, there is nothing the other teams can do to not fall further behind. Such was the case this past week when the Washington Nationals swept both the Mets and Pirates. Winning records were not enough for the Braves and Marlins as they…

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Why Not Wally?

Albert Einstein famously defined Insanity as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. In his three full seasons as manager of the Mets, Terry Collins has not been given a full deck of cards and it has amounted to 74 or 77 wins depending on the year. In this, his…

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The NLeast You Should Know Vol. 17

It was just about a .500 week for the entire National League East, meaning that there was very little movement among the teams. The only team with a winning record for the week was the Philadelphia Phillies but they can thank the Mets bullpen (or Terry Collins, or the umpires) for walking off with a…

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Mets make the right move, look ahead to 2015

Chris Young is not the future. Ruben Tejada is not either. So when the Mets made it clear on Friday afternoon that Tejada will not be the starter and DFA’d Young on Friday night, they told they’re fans what they’ve wanted to hear all along: “we’ve had enough too, and we’re moving on”. For now, Wilmer Flores…

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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…