Jason Keidel

Mets first baseman Pete Alonso celebrates in the dugout after hitting a three-run homer against the Marlins on April 1, 2019, at Marlins Park in Miami.
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Jason Keidel
April 12, 2019 - 1:58 pm
All success stories are littered with luck. The Mets, in particular, needed a dash of cinematic faerie dust to turn this baseball tanker around. And if the Mets become respectable, or even successful, we will remember Pete Alonso's advent, and the night he arrived.
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Le'Veon Bell
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Jason Keidel
April 10, 2019 - 1:38 pm
The new Jets have morphed into the old Yankees, making it rain cash on a cache of free agents. The biggest prize this offseason is Le'Veon Bell. The former Steelers running back is not just great but historically great; Bell needs only four yards in his first game of the season to become the...
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Seth Lugo
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Jason Keidel
April 09, 2019 - 1:48 pm
So the Mets are allegedly among the top-three teams pining for Dallas Keuchel's services. Click to read.
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Gary Sanchez
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Jason Keidel
April 08, 2019 - 1:23 pm
Before Miguel Andújar, Gleyber Torres and Aaron Judge were the blessed trio of Baby Bombers ready to storm the sport with youth, talent and temerity, Gary Sanchez was the first fresh face of the Yankees' revival. Click to read.
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Noah Syndergaard pitches against the Washington Nationals during the Mets Home Opening game at Citi Field on April 04, 2019 in New York City.
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Jason Keidel
April 05, 2019 - 1:31 pm
The team may have lost yesterday, but if this is the Noah Syndergaard we can expect, then maybe the Mets can live up to their fans’ cynical expectations, or even Brodie Van Wagenen’s epic projections of October baseball.
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Ron Darling (left) and Lenny Dykstra
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Jason Keidel
April 04, 2019 - 10:14 am
Sure, it's hard to defend Dykstra, who, along with Pete Rose, has an epic allergy to rules and laws, adding a yearly stain to his reputation, ranging between bankruptcy and prison. But for Darling to harpoon Dykstra from 33 years away feels and looks wrong. Click to read.
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Yankees right fielder Giancarlo Stanton reacts after his third strikeout against the Baltimore Orioles on April 8, 2018, at Yankee Stadium.
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Jason Keidel
April 02, 2019 - 1:28 pm
So can we slow down? Last week you'd have thought that this were 1927, not 2019, with Ruth, Gehrig, Lazzeri, Combs, and Murderer's Row ready to steamroll the sport of baseball. Click to read.
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Giants quarterback Eli Manning and general manager Dave Gettleman
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Jason Keidel
April 01, 2019 - 12:42 pm
For fans who dismissed Dave Gettleman as a snake-oil salesman who is trying to airbrush Eli Manning's image just to make his final season more palatable, think again. Click to read.
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Jacob deGrom
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Jason Keidel
March 29, 2019 - 11:07 am
The sport's best pitcher from last year outdueled the best pitcher of the last decade. Click to read.
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Jason Keidel
March 27, 2019 - 1:18 pm
In one swift signing of ace pitcher Jacob deGrom, the Mets cherish the twin-joys of locking up the best player on their team, while also sending a good vibe out into the MLB either. By securing deGrom for the foreseeable future, the Mets dispel their rancid rep as a cheap team in a rich town. Click...
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