Quick post before off to Epcot

By at 2 August, 2013, 8:39 am

First time I’m putting up a post using my iPad so there may be more mistakes than usual, which I know is hard to believe I had no problem with the Mets not making any deals at the trade deadline. Seems some fans mistake Marlon Byrd for Carlos Beltran, no one was giving the Mets […]

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MLB: All-Star starting lineups announced (Big League Stew)

By at 15 July, 2013, 12:56 pm

NEW YORK — Here are the starting lineups for Tuesday night’s MLB All-Star game as announced by National League manager Bruce Bochy and American League manger Jim Leyland at Citi Field on Monday afternoon.
National League
1 —Brandon Phillips, Cincinnati Reds, 2B
2 — Carlos Beltran, St. Louis Cardinals, RF
3 — Joey Votto, Cincinnati Reds, 1B
4 — David Wright, New York Mets, 3B
5 — Carlos Gonzalez, Colorado Rockies, LF
6 —Yadier Molina, St. Louis Cardinals, C
7 — Troy Tulowitzki, Colorado Rockies, SS
8 — Michael Cuddyer, Colorado Rockies, DH
9 —Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals, CF
P — Matt Harvey, New York Mets
American League
1 — Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels, CF
2 — Robinson Cano, New York Yankees, 2B
3 — Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers, 3B
4 — Chris Davis, Baltimore Orioles, 1B
5 — Jose Bautista, Toronto Blue Jays, RF
6 — David Ortiz, Boston Red Sox, DH
7 — Adam Jones, Baltimore Orioles, CF
8 — Joe Mauer, Minnesota Twins, C
9 — JJ Hardy, Baltimore Orioles, SS
P — Max Scherzer, Detroit Tigers
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The Juice: Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton go back-to-back — finally — as Angel rout Cubs (Big League Stew)

By at 11 July, 2013, 2:32 am

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When looking over their projected lineup during spring training, I bet Los Angeles Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto and manager Mike Scioscia didn’t think it would take until July 10 for Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton to hit back-to-back home runs, let alone that date would be the first time their entire team hit back-to-back homers. So it goes in the unpredictable world of Major League Baseball.
The back-to-back jacks finally came in the fifth inning of their overpowering 13-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday. For Hamilton, it was it his second big fly of the game and his fourth over the past week. That’s an encouraging sign. For Pujols, it was his second in as many days. Prior to that, he had not homered since June 21. The Angels also received homer from Brendan Harris and Mark Trumbo in the lopsided win.
Is Cain still able?: Concerns have been mounting in San Francisco surrounding the health of rotation workhorse Matt Cain, and those were in no way smoothed over by his performance in Wednesday’s game against the New York Mets. In the outing, Cain lasted only 36 pitches and for the first time in his noteworthy career failed to make it out of the first inning.
How ugly was it? Well, he did record two outs — one via strikeout — but also allowed a pair of hits and most disturbingly walked three batters. For his career, he only average three walks per nine innings, so you can why there’s a red flag. Once behind the 8-ball, San Francisco was unable to rally against their former top prospect, right-hander Zack Wheeler, who involved in the Carlos Beltran trade of 2011, and fell to the Mets, 7-2 .

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The New Mets Are Here

By at 19 June, 2013, 6:45 pm

Back in 2005, Carlos Beltran, coined the phrase “The New Mets” and it stuck for a little bit, especially in 2006 after the team was one swing away from the World Series. But eventually “The New Mets” became the old Mets again with their embarrassing and losing ways, even bodog sportsbook agreed. But with the […]

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The New Mets Are Here

By at 19 June, 2013, 6:45 pm

Back in 2005, Carlos Beltran, coined the phrase “The New Mets” and it stuck for a little bit, especially in 2006 after the team was one swing away from the World Series. But eventually “The New Mets” became the old Mets again with their embarrassing and losing ways, even bodog sportsbook agreed. But with the […]

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The Juice: Zack Wheeler debut follows Matt Harvey in Mets sweep of Braves (Big League Stew)

By at 19 June, 2013, 8:47 am

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Fans saw the future at Turner Fiel…

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Beltran among top three outfielders in NL All-Star voting (The SportsXchange)

By at 9 June, 2013, 7:50 pm

San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey continues to lead the overall All-Star balloting for the National League, and Carlos Beltran of the St. Louis Cardinals has moved among the top three vote-getters in the outfield.

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Mets expected to call up Zack Wheeler next Friday (NBC Sports)

By at 7 June, 2013, 10:33 am

While noting that nothing is set in stone yet, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that the Mets are expected to call up top prospect Zack Wheeler to make his big-league debut next Friday against the Cubs at Citi Field. Wheeler, who was acquired from the Giants in the mid-2011 deal for Carlos Beltran,…

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Why the St. Louis Cardinals Should Bring Carlos Beltran Back in 2014 (Yahoo! Contributor Network)

By at 31 May, 2013, 6:08 am

COMMENTARY | The St. Louis Cardinals brought Carlos Beltran to the organization prior to the 2012 season with hopes that the switch-hitting veteran had a few highly productive seasons remaining in the tank.

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Could Carlos Beltran Be an Option for the New York Mets in 2014? (Yahoo! Contributor Network)

By at 21 May, 2013, 6:37 am

COMMENTARY | The trials and tribulations of the New York Mets’ outfield has been well-documented. Looking ahead to 2014, who could Sandy Alderson target in the free agent market? The salaries of Johan Santana and Jason Bay are coming off the books, giv…

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