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Mets’ Byrd flies onto Opening Day roster

The Mets have announced the projected Opening Day starting line-up they plan to use on Monday when they square off against the Padres at Citi Field. CF: Jordany Valdespin 2B: Daniel Murphy 3B: David Wright 1B: Ike Davis RF: Marlon Byrd LF: Lucas Duda C: John Buck SS: Ruben Tejada Back in February, we asked […]

The best Mets trades (2000 to present)

Thanks to a John Buck illness, Travis d’Arnaud is making the most of his opportunity to play behind the plate for the Mets in Spring Training. Despite his fine performance, d’Arnaud will probably still start the season in the minors, but his outstanding play got me thinking. Could last December’s trade for d’Arnaud with the […]

David Wright is on Fire, just not for the Mets

The Mets’ face of the franchise David Wright is absolutely tearing the cover off of the ball for Team USA at the World Baseball Classic (WBC) and New York surely likes what it sees. Wright is hitting a ridiculous .438/.526/.750 with 1 HR and 10 RBI in 16 at-bats for the red, white and blue. […]

The Mets’ participation in the WBC, or lack thereof

The World Baseball Classic (WBC) is underway, with first round action completed in Fukuoka, Japan and Taichung, Taiwan. Cuba, Japan, Chinese Taipei and the Netherlands have advanced into the next round and there is much more excitement to come. Faces familiar to MLB fans such as Chien-Ming Wang, Andrelton Simmons, Roger Bernadina and Kazuo Matsui […]

Will this be Dillon Gee’s year?

It’s far too early in Spring Training to get excited about one start, but there is nothing wrong with being optimistic. On Sunday, Dillon Gee pitched three strong innings for the Mets in a 6-4 loss to Miami. Gee looked a little amped up to begin the game, throwing several pitches high in the strike […]

Sports Social Media: ESPN in the Top Ten

Unless you live under a rock or are you’re some strange visitor from Mars, you’ve probably heard of this little thing called ESPN. The global cable televison network was founded by Bill and Scott Rasmussen and Ed Eagan in 1979 under the direction of CEO and eventual first commissioner of the United States Football League […]

Sports Business: New Channel Launch for ESPN Star Sports

In the world of sports business, ESPN STAR Sports is set to launch a new channel, marketing directly to the Indian sub-continent. The launch keeps in mind the growing need for Indian sports fans and the sports most liked and specific to them. The new channel named STAR Sports 2 will officially launch on March […]