Author: Josh Chapdelaine

Josh Chapdelaine started Around Citi in Oct. 2010 as a high school senior looking to venture into new media. The original inception of the site ran through March 2011 before Chapdelaine looked to outside endeavors. He returned to his Around Citi roots in Jan. 2013.
Jonathon Niese Roughed Up By Venezuela

Jonathon Niese Roughed Up By Venezuela

Jonathon Niese was roughed up in this afternoon’s exhibition game against the All-Star casted Venezuelan WBC team. Venezuela, boasting a lineup that consists of Triple Crown Award winner Miguel Cabrera, 2011 National League Batting Champion Carlos Gonzalez, and All-Stars Elvis Andrus, Asdrubal Cabrera, and Pablo Sandoval, was able to shell Niese for six hits and …

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Summers At Shea Review

Summers At Shea Review

When a Pulitzer Prize-Winning author creates a compilation of their works that reads like a novel, the results tend to have a mesmerizing effect. As a diehard New York Mets fan,I’m enlightened to much of the team’s history, but¬†Summers At Shea¬†by Ira Berkow had me entranced in a classic style of writing that truly served …

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Bourn Fits in Flushing

Bourn Fits in Flushing

As the last Sunday in January bears it’s ugly head, Michael Bourn remains the only star free agent left on the board. Bourn, a Scott Boras client, was speculated to be in line for a 5-year contract estimated to be worth $15M per year. However, as the days creep closer to spring training and Bourn …

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Why Gee Makes More Sense Than Oswalt

Why Gee Makes More Sense Than Oswalt

Adding a 3-time All Star pitcher to a 74-win team is typically a sound move, but I was met with confusion this afternoon when reports indicated that the Mets have strong interest in acquiring LHP Roy Oswalt. Oswalt, entering his age 35 season, has many qualities that you would want in a starting pitcher: A …

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Welcome Back to Around Citi!

Welcome Back to Around Citi!

In April 2010, I created Around Citi as a venue to write and expand my horizons on the internet. After a successful few months on the site, I decided to head out for greener pastures as I joined Ed Ryan’s Mets Fever. I stayed with Mets Fever for over one year before partnering with Matthew …

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