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A farewell to Ollie

I guess we can blame that cab driver in Miami. If it weren’t for that accident that cost Duaner Sanchez the final two months of the 2006 season, Omar Minaya wouldn’t have had to make the trade for Roberto Hernandez, who didn’t come to Queens alone. Whether Hernandez himself wasn’t enough value for Xavier Nady,

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The shadows are creeping in

Some fans and beat writers are looking at this road trip to Atlanta and Philadelphia as a make-or-break stretch of six games in the Mets’ season. But I think it’s already broken. This isn’t just about yesterday’s debacle against the D-backs, which, had things been a bit different (say, New York had won five out

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Banking on the signing of Bay

I like the Mets’ signing of Jason Bay. I really do. I know they need a starting pitcher, because Oliver Perez has a long way to go to prove he’s anything more than a cash suck and Jonathan Niese is probably not the No. 5 starter they need right now, but Bay was another big

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Falling short once again

I’ve let time pass and decided I’m ready to write this post. It’s hard to watch your team come so close to the postseason and not close the deal. It’s particularly tough when your boys have it in their control — all they have to do is win — and it still gets away. But

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Shea Goodbye: 67 to go

I knew something was up at 1:05, when Oliver Perez still hadn’t warmed up for a 1:10 first pitch. Moments later, the announcement came: A water main break cut off water flow to Shea. So the game is being delayed because the field is too DRY. The game is now set for a 1:50 start

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