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Baseball Insider Archive: Mets

Moment of Levity: The Big Picture

This is Mets second baseman Luis Castillo, moments after being hit in the elbow by a Pedro Martinez fastball that was traveling in excess of 90 miles-per-hour. Baseball players may still be vastly overpaid, but you can't say they don't pay a price over a 182-game season, particularly if matchups against Pedro come up more than once or twice.

By Cameron Smith  | September 14, 2009; 5:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Mets  | Tags:  Luis Castillo, Mets, Moment of Levity: The Big Picture, Pedro Martinez, Phillies  
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MLB TV's Test of David Wright's Helmet

For those of you worried about how the Mets were going to protect David Wright's cabeza in his return from a recent concussion, don't worry, MLB TV has you covered. On Tuesday night, the same evening that Wright made his comeback, Billy Ripken and Victor Rojas, two of the network's nightly anchors, gave Wright's "enhanced" helmet a thorough testing. And by thorough we mean that Rojas basically beat up Ripken while he was wearing the helmet for a few minutes.

By Cameron Smith  | September 2, 2009; 1:20 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Mets  | Tags:  David Wright, Mets, concussion, helmet  
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Will the Wilpons Have to Sell the Mets?

Bernie Madoff is no baseball luminary, but he is having an enormous effect on the future of Mets because of his ability to play fast and loose with a vast majority of the wealth of the team's owners, the Wilpon family. According to a new book about Madoff's swindling of a huge rolodex of America's most powerful entitled "Too Good to be True", author Erin Arvedlund claims that the Wilpons lost $700 million, or more, from Madoff business deals gone awry.

By Cameron Smith  | August 28, 2009; 1:06 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Mets  | Tags:  Mets, Wilpon, owners  
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Meet the Mess, Greet the Mess

In the past two days, the New York Mets have lost three pitchers for the year: Oliver Perez, J.J. Putz and Johan Santana. All of which serves as the cherry on top of a foul-tasting season.

By CJ Holley  | August 27, 2009; 11:49 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Mets, Orioles  | Tags:  j.j. putz injuries, johan santana, mr. burns softball team, new york mets, oliver perez, the simpsons, the simpsons softball  
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Moment of Levity: The Big Picture

You're watching the rarest of rare baseball moments: A one-man triple play. In fact, this shot captures something even more remarkable than that: A one-man triple play to end a game. If you had Eric Bruntlett in your office pool for "next unassisted triple play", you're officially a genius.

By Cameron Smith  | August 25, 2009; 4:48 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Mets, Phillies  | Tags:  Eric Bruntlett, Mets, Moment of Levity: The Big Picture, Phillies, triple play  
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Red Sox Land Wagner

In the culmination of a deal that was on and off again more often than Mariah Carey changes clothes, Mets reliever Billy Wagner has, in fact, joined the Red Sox for two players to be named later.

By Cameron Smith  | August 25, 2009; 1:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Mets, Red Sox  | Tags:  Billy Wagner, Jonathan Papelbon, Mets, Red Sox, trade  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Making Sense of MLB Concussions, Cameron Smith , August 17, 2009
The Newest Mets Melodrama, Cameron Smith , July 28, 2009
Moment of Levity: The Big Picture, Cameron Smith , July 20, 2009
Win or Go Home for Minaya, Cameron Smith , July 16, 2009
Who Is the Least-Deserving All-Star?, CJ Holley , July 6, 2009
Moment of Levity: The Big Picture, Cameron Smith , June 30, 2009
Who's Next in Line for 500 Saves?, CJ Holley , June 29, 2009
Talking Behind Their Backs: Mets, CJ Holley , June 19, 2009
Talking Behind Their Back: Braves, CJ Holley , June 16, 2009
Moment of Levity: The Big Picture, Cameron Smith , June 15, 2009
Own the Shea Stadium Wrecking Ball!, Cameron Smith , June 11, 2009
Mets Won't Allow NYC Tabloids in Clubhouse, Cameron Smith , May 6, 2009
An Official End of the Freddy Garcia Experiment, Cameron Smith , April 29, 2009
Why Won't Beltran Slide?, Cameron Smith , April 27, 2009
Moment of Levity: The Big Picture, Cameron Smith , April 15, 2009
Mets Won't Give Little Leaguers a Break, Cameron Smith , April 10, 2009
What to Do With Madoff's Mets Tickets? Ebay!, Cameron Smith , April 9, 2009
Moment of Levity: The Big Picture, Cameron Smith , April 8, 2009
Moment of Levity: Johan Santana's Handshakes, Cameron Smith , April 8, 2009
Sheffield is a Met, Cameron Smith , April 3, 2009
Mets, Sheffield Close to Deal?, Cameron Smith , April 3, 2009
Simon Shines in Final Spring Start, CJ Holley , March 31, 2009
Odd Man Out in Mets' Competition: Freddy Garcia, Cameron Smith , March 18, 2009
WBC Auditions: Pudge Rodriguez, Cameron Smith , March 10, 2009
Mets Rough Up Uehara, CJ Holley , March 10, 2009
Moises Alou Will Retire After WBC, Cameron Smith , March 5, 2009
Pedro Martinez Talks Pedro Martinez, Cameron Smith , March 3, 2009
WFAN's Francessa Under Fire From Mets, Cameron Smith , March 2, 2009
Orioles Start Off 1-1, CJ Holley , February 26, 2009
Let the Games Begin (Sort Of), CJ Holley , February 25, 2009
Mets Sign Livan Hernandez, Cameron Smith , February 14, 2009
Lefty Relievers: Only Four Left, Cameron Smith , February 12, 2009
Alomar Responds to AIDS Claims, Cameron Smith , February 12, 2009
Alomar Sued in AIDS Scandal, Cameron Smith , February 11, 2009
On Manny: Brinksmanship and Conspiracy Theories, Cameron Smith , February 4, 2009
Why Did the Mets Pick Perez Over Lowe?, Cameron Smith , February 2, 2009
Pitching Security Plans: Mets, Rangers, and TBD, Cameron Smith , January 23, 2009
Jones Defers $12 Million to Leave L.A., Cameron Smith , January 2, 2009
Derek Lowe Close to Deal With Mets, Cameron Smith , December 24, 2008
More Details on Mets-Rodriguez Deal, Cameron Smith , December 9, 2008
Freddy Garcia Injures Shoulder in Venezuela, Cameron Smith , November 28, 2008
Mets Focusing On Trade For A Closer, Cameron Smith , November 21, 2008
Could Wood Return to the Cubs? UPDATED, Cameron Smith , November 14, 2008
Elite Closers May be in Midst of Market Adjustment, Cameron Smith , November 7, 2008
Dodgers Open Bank For Ramirez, Cameron Smith , November 6, 2008
Big Free Agents Float Demands, Cameron Smith , November 4, 2008
Mostly Quiet on the GM Western Front, Cameron Smith , November 4, 2008
Second Guessing Mr. Minaya, Cameron Smith , November 3, 2008
Free Agents Working on the Weekend, Cameron Smith , November 2, 2008
Tatis Stays With Mets, Tracee Hamilton , October 31, 2008
Pacman Not the Only Athlete in Hot Water, Cameron Smith , October 9, 2008
Deeper Perspective Still Shines on Rays, Cameron Smith , October 8, 2008
Mets Extend Minaya Through 2012, Tracee Hamilton , October 2, 2008
 
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