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‘Who’d you get!? Who’d you get!?’ Opening those first 2012 cards

I finally found some 2012 Topps cards at a local Target, and even though I was going to boycott them this year for putting Jose Reyes in a Marlins uniform when he hasn’t even played a game for them, I couldn’t help myself. I bought one of the Target-exclusive 10-pack (eight cards each) boxes and

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Looking beyond the Verducci Effect

Tom Verducci has unveiled his red-flagged pitchers to watch this season (now with video!) for the dreaded Year-After Effect — or the Verducci Effect, as Will Carroll dubbed it. So watch out, Joba Chamberlain, Josh Johnson, Rick Porcello, Max Scherzer, Felix Hernandez and — in a perfect storm of workload and managerial risk — Homer

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Randolph fired in the middle of the night

In a move stunning and disgusting for its timing and method, the Mets fired Willie Randolph after their 9-6 victory over the Angels on Monday night. Pitching coach Rick Peterson and first-base coach/catching instructor Tom Nieto were also axed. On the one hand, the team wasn’t playing up to its potential. But on the other,

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Shea Goodbye: 70 to go

I’m always wary when going to Shea Stadium with the Braves in town. I tend to get my hopes up — This is the day. Today, they’ll turn it around and bury those punks. — only to have Tim Hudson throw a one-hitter through seven, or some such dominance. Had I attended last night’s game,

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Shea Goodbye: 79 to go

Aaaaaaand … breathe … Now that feels better. Glad to see the Mets show some patience and hold off on swinging at pitches thrown nowhere near the strikezone. Kyle Kendrick — who’s soft-tosser Paul Byrd, only 15 years younger (and without the control) — should not be beating top teams with patient hitters, and the

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