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Coming off my worst picks, last week’s games went a bit better. Hey one fewer loss is improvement! Last week’s selections went 7-9, bringing the season-long total to 65-72-4. Feels like the picks should get better as the season goes along but that hasn’t been the case at all. But these picks didn’t start with [...]
1966 TOPPS KEN BOYER When I was in grade school, I read every sports biography I could get my hands on. Our school library had “Ken Boyer: Guardian of the Hot Corner,” and I became the third person in my house to check out the book from PS 1. Because their brothers seemingly had a [...]
Here it is, 7:45 Eastern on Thursday and it's time to make a pick. It's hard to muster enthusiasm, with the picks being lousy for a month now. But soldier on we must! Tennessee (+14) over Dallas - In this five=game losing streak, the Titans would lose getting 14 points just once, when they played [...]
This year the Mets used 61 different players during the regular season. The last time they made the playoffs in 2016, they used 46. That’s why you hear so much more about the need for organizational depth than you did five years ago. The big change is on the number of pitchers a club uses. [...]
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Biography: Born in the Dominican Republic in April of 2001, Ronny Mauricio is just old enough to drink in the US and yet many fans think his prospect star has fallen to earth. Mauricio signed with the New York Mets as an international free agent in July 2017. Resume: Mauricio surged to relevance in 2018 [...]
When Steve Cohen purchased the Mets from the Wilson’s for $2.4 billion, and a 95 percent share, every Mets fan got excited. Right out of the gate Cohen traded for Francisco Lindor and then signed him to a long term contract. And the Mets competed for most of the 2021 season, before injuries had them [...]
Chris Flanders thought he was going to be having a simply wonderful holiday in beautiful Seattle, WA. Instead, he came down with a Covid isolation in a hotel room. Chris’ loss was our gain, as the two of us conducted an email exchange of Mets thoughts on Friday night and Saturday morning. So, for your [...]
The original plan for this article was to argue that Steve Cohen should continue using his significant financial resources to round out the edges of the Mets’ roster with more talent than fans have been used to seeing over the last decade or so. The Wilpon-era, Sandy Alderson-led teams tended to put a bow on [...]
Last week was the worst one yet, as the picks went just 6-10 against the spread. It was a great week for the underdogs and my picks loaded up on the favorites. In all, eight of my picks for the favorites didn’t cover. Ouch. That brings the season record to 58-63-4. In an effort to [...]
1991 TOPPS SID FERNANDEZ This is a card from the junk wax era. But to me, this is the last great Topps set. The 1990 and 1991 sets aren’t thought much of by collectors and that’s a shame. The 1990 set was colorful without being garish and the follow-up was a modern take on the [...]