Month: September 2014

Wild Card Preview

For the next month, I will be covering the latest in the postseason. First I’ll talk American League. Back in March, during the Pepper Show Prediction Special, I predicted that the Kansas City Royals would win the World Series. Crazy? Yes. Impossible? Not anymore! The Royals and the A’s are

A note to Pepper readers

Since I started Pepper in 2013, I have always liked to change things and correct little details, that are small, but pay major dividends towards the end. I am a Mets centered blog, I love talking about the Mets and their players and everything that surrounds them, but the season

Loyal Till the Last Out 2014 Recap

When you think of a group of fans sitting together you probably think of the bleacher creatures in the Bronx, or maybe King’s Court in Seattle, but a new army of loyal dedicated fans descended on Citi Field in Queens, NY yesterday one last time, and they are called The

Thank you 2014 Mets Fans

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162 grand games of baseball ends today.

We’ve made it Mets fans, yes we didn’t make the playoffs, but next year we will be more than “contenders”, we will be expected to win 87-89 games, we will be expected to have a strong pitching staff, we will be expected to go use some dough to get a

Bobby Abreu set to retire

When Abreu debuted in 1996, the MLB world new the new power turned utility outfielder had arrived, Bobby Abreu had one heck of a career, and it’s all set to end on Sunday. Even though Abreu didn’t play on Friday, he had a big impact pre-game, during which he formally

deGrom aside, Campbell has had an exceptional year

Eric Campbell showed us he could be a quality first baseman in spring training. It’s fair to say “Soup’s on”. When the Mets broke camp in March, journeymen Omar Q and Josh Satin came withe Mets. Then, as the veterans left the bullpen, so did the bench. Newbies like Eric

Mets rained out, Day-Night tommorow

One of my favorite things about baseball are doubleheaders. Honestly, there is nothing more exciting then knowing that you can make up two games in one day. Even though the Mets split the only other doubleheader this year (May 25th vs D-Backs), almost every doubleheader seems to go this way:

Who’s sticking around with the club next year? This guy…. And .. Well… This other guy….

Today, the Mets extended the contract of Mets GM Sandy Alderson, who since being brought on in 2011, has watched the Mets complete 3 losing seasons, and may (but hopefully not) witness a fourth this year. Regardless, Sandy is given credit for rejuvenating the farm system and producing home grown

Wilfredo Tovar will be in uniform for tonight’s game

If you watched late September baseball last year, you might remember young Wilfredo Tovar. Tovar appeared in 7 games last year for the Mets, and will be playing a maximum of 6 games this year. Tovar has a short stroke, no power and very little line drive power. Tovar earns

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