Paul West, Author at Through The Fence Baseball

Paul West

Paul West was born and raised in New York City, and has been a Mets fan since watching them with his mom, dad and grandma in the early 80′s. Paul loves baseball for all its nuances, is ambivalent about the DH, and once turned a web-gem double play on Keyspan Park’s infield. He primarily covers the Mets, but also writes about trending topics such as PEDs and instant replay.

Lucas Duda
By Paul West On Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Time for Mets to bat Lucas Duda cleanup

Lucas Duda has shown his potential as a hitter. The Mets need to let him fully explore it. At long last, the New York Mets have addressed one of their lingering questions, settling their logjam at first base by More...

Ike Davis
By Paul West On Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Mets, Yanks would benefit from Ike Davis trade

The Mets’ Ike Davis has a swing that’s well suited for Yankee Stadium. (Ray Stubblebine/Reuters) At long last, there is serious discussion about the New York Mets trading first baseman Ike Davis across More...

Juan Lagares
By Paul West On Sunday, March 23rd, 2014

Mets should give Juan Lagares job in center

Juan Lagares deserves to start on opening day for the Mets. With opening day approaching, the New York Mets still have lingering questions to answer. One is in center field, where they face what many have seen as More...

new york mets preview
By Paul West On Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
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New York Mets preview: On the verge, but questions linger

With the addition of Curtis Granderson and other free agents, the Mets are on the verge of a breakthrough season. After a 2013 season in which they finished third in the NL East and showed promise, the New York More...

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By Paul West On Friday, February 28th, 2014

Ack! Five fantasy baseball peeves

Fantasy baseball fan be fun, but oh so frustrating. “Beat the drum, and hold the phone, the sun came out today; we’re born again, there’s new grass on the field …” Mr. Fogarty said More...

MLB aims to avoid scary plate collisions like the one the ended Buster Posey's 2011 season.
By Paul West On Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

MLB’s new plate collision rule gets it right

MLB aims to avoid scary plate collisions like the one the ended Buster Posey’s 2011 season. With the widely discussed Rule 7.13, Major League Baseball has finally moved to regulate the plate collision. Though More...

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