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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.

Yoenis Cespedes was more than the Athletics' cleanup hitter. Will trading him pan out?
By Paul West On Thursday, July 31st, 2014
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Yoenis Cespedes trade one move too many for Athletics?

Yoenis Cespedes was one of the Oakland Athletics’ core components. Was trading him a mistake? The Oakland Athletics stunned the baseball world today by trading staroutfielder Yoenis Cespedes for renowned More...

Troy Tulowitzki would be just what the Mets need to get over the hump.
By Paul West On Saturday, July 26th, 2014
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Mets at the deadline: Tulo or CarGo?

Troy Tulowitzki could be just what the New York Mets need to get over the hump. Less than a week from the trade deadline, the Mets continue to hang around and the NL East continues to look shaky. Speculation on More...

A newfangled approach and the power of belief have the Mets turning heads as they wave their towels.
By Paul West On Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
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Mets’ new-look offense fuels resurgence

A newfangled approach and the power of belief have the Mets turning heads as they wave their towels. After an 8-2 homestand in which they went 6-1 against the Braves and Marlins, the New York Mets go into the All More...

Several New York Mets players high fiving after a win.
By Paul West On Tuesday, July 8th, 2014
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Mets need to figure out their lineup

One of the league leaders in hard-hit balls, Lucas Duda is the Mets’ best option at cleanup. The New York Mets have floundered in recent weeks, and the causes have been many. Poor situational hitting; injuries More...

Tommy John injuries
By Paul West On Friday, May 30th, 2014
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ASMI report on Tommy John injuries is refreshing

Marlins ace Jose Fernandez is the latest young fireballer to require Tommy John surgery. In response to widespread discussion, the American Sports Medicine Institute released a “Position Statement for Tommy More...

Eric Young sliding home
By Paul West On Monday, May 12th, 2014
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Mets need Eric Young back at leadoff

Eric Young Jr. has sparked the Mets offense, and they need to keep him in the lineup. After a promising start, the New York Mets have spent early May losing low-scoring games and leaving runners on base. This is More...


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