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April Fools! Yankees and Mets 2014 Campaigns Starting Off As a Joke

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The excitement of opening day has taken a sudden turn towards malaise.

The Yankees and Mets have started off the season 0-4 and some of the easy to spot problems for both clubs are rearing their heads early. Continue reading

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Matt Harvey Will Definitely Start for the NL in the All-Star Game…Unless One of These Other Guys Do

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He’s on the over of Sports Illustrated.  He has taken New York by storm.  He has drawn comparisons from Tom Seaver to Dwight Gooden to Roger Clemens to Justin Verlander.

He has an ERA of 1.44, 0.73 WHIP, 62 K in 56.1 innings.  He is the Mets pitching phenom, Matt Harvey.

We know he is here to stay – the only question now is, will he start the All-Star Game, taking place at Citifield in July?  He is definitely the favorite, as well as the hometown hero, so it is in the bag, right?  Well, just for kicks, lets throw around a few other names who could be on the mound for that first inning in Flushing, Queens.* Continue reading

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The Vicious Circle of Success and Destruction: A History of the Florida and Miami Marlins – Part 2

Phase V: Regrowth Through Youth and Pitching


With their moves, the new Marlins of 1998 had only a $15 million total salary payroll.  This was a staggering change from the $52 million of the year prior – leaving only 29% of the cost remaining.  Livan Hernandez and Preston Wilson would make up some of the very few good pieces this team had left.  All in all, the Marlins would become the first  (and only in history to this point) team to lose 100 games in a defense of a World Series Championship.

1999 would be a year of change for the Marlins, though not necessarily in a positive moving direction.  Wayne Huizenga finally sold the team; to Boca Raton native, John Henry.  They also struck big in the draft, selecting future World Series MVP, Josh Beckett, with the first overall pick.

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