We weren’t supposed to see Yoenis Cespedes taking batting practice

We weren’t supposed to see Yoenis Cespedes taking batting practice Endy Chavez deleted his video throwing batting practice to injured Mets star Yoenis Cespedes quicker than Yadier Molina’s home run rendered his game-saving catch in the 2006 NLCS an afterthought. “Throwing BP to a prospect in recovery,” Chavez, now a minor-league instructor for the organization,…

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Sept 3: Dodgers look west

Sept 3: Dodgers look west SEPTEMBER 3, 1957 | JERSEY CITY, NEW JERSEY – The Brooklyn Dodgers lost in extra innings to the Philadelphia Phillies on this date in baseball history, but Brooklyn stood to lose more than just a game. Don Drysdale pitched all 12 innings for the Dodgers, but lost to three Phillie…

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A Trip Down Trader Lane

A Trip Down Trader Lane Mark Armour (the “Founding Father” of our illustrious committee) and I recently consummated a transaction in which we exchanged autographed 8” x 10” photos.  “Trader Mark” sent George “Boomer” Scott my way in exchange for Lou Brock.  Although this trade may seem to be in the same vain as Brock…

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Yoenis Cespedes Appears To Have Resumed Baseball Activities

Yoenis Cespedes Appears To Have Resumed Baseball Activities In a since-deleted Instagram video posted by minor-league Mets coach (and long-time former big leaguer) Endy Chavez, rehabbing slugger Yoenis Cespedes is shown taking batting practice. MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo covered things via Twitter. While this fleeting glance at Cespedes doesn’t really tell us much, it’s the first meaningful…

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Underappreciated in His Time, Dwight Evans Deserves Hall of Fame Consideration

Underappreciated in His Time, Dwight Evans Deserves Hall of Fame Consideration 2020 Modern Baseball Era Committee Ballot Intro Steve Garvey Don Mattingly Dale Murphy Tommy John Lou Whitaker Ted Simmons Thurman Munson Dave Parker This post is part of a series concerning the 2020 Modern Baseball Era Committee ballot, covering executives and long-retired players whose…

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Offseason Outlook: New York Mets

Offseason Outlook: New York Mets The needs are clearer than the means for the Mets as they enter a critical second offseason under GM Brodie Van Wagenen. Guaranteed Contracts Jacob deGrom: $130.5MM through 2023 (includes $20MM signing bonus, due in two installments on 1/2/20 and 1/4/21) Robinson Cano: $81MM through 2023 (excludes $15MM of remaining…

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