Mr. Slick - Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen (Photo: New York Post)
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Mets: Holy Cow, Where Did That One Come From, Brodie?

Once again, the Mets and Brodie Van Wagenen are the talks of the town. Strike first, figure it out later…mmm…sounds familiar, doesn’t it? Mets fans,…

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Posted in Aaron Boone Analysis Baseball Commentary Yankees 2019

Yankees: Forget The Deadline – We’re Talking Other Big Decisions

Yes, the Yankees and Brian Cashman are feverishly working the phones to secure more pitching. But behind the scenes, other significant decisions loom… The Yankees…

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Posted in Analysis Baseball Commentary New York Mets

Mets: Don’t Tell Me This Isn’t A Better Team We’re Seeing Of Late

The Mets are gradually coming into their own. Removed from any realistic chance of making the playoffs, the pressure is off, and the fun is…

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Posted in Analysis MLB Trade Deadline Yankees Wild Card Playoff

Yankees: What? Did You Really Think This Was Gonna Be Easy?

Yes, the Yankees are in a rough patch. They hear footsteps and their starting pitching has gone South in a big way. But isn’t that…

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Jason Vargas - A 21st Century Pitcher (Photo: Deadspin)
Posted in Analysis Mets Trade Deadline MLB Trade Deadline Yankees Trade Deadline Needs

Jason Vargas Is The next CC Sabathia. Who Gets Him – Mets or Yankees?

Jason Vargas, much like his colleague in the Bronx, has figured it out. No longer a thrower, with no flash he just gets the job…

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Facebook Readers Sound Off On Me And A Healthy Exchange Occurs

Members of the Baseball Life Facebook Group sound off on yours truly, Steve Contursi, regarding the article below. Rough going, but ultimately rewarding… You write…

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Posted in A Baseball Story Baseball Writer Mets 2019 Mets Commentary Mets Culture

Mets Game Thursday: Anticipating A Live Look From Citi Field

I’ll be at the Mets game on Thursday afternoon and filing a report the next day. Following are “assignments” I’m giving myself… UPDATED –  FRIDAY,…

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Posted in A Baseball Story CC Sabathia MLB Trade Deadline Yankees Playoffs

Yankees/Twins Monday Night: A Microcosm Of A Typical Playoff Game

The Yankees/Twins game Monday night displayed all of the elements of a typical playoff contest. One team wins while the other can only wonder why……

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