Archive for May, 2011

Jason Bay May Start Batting Second

An article by posted on May 19, 2011 0 Comments
Jason Bay May Start Batting Second

Mets manager Terry Collins is seriously considering a major shakeup in the lineup that would include batting the struggling Jason Bay in the No. 2 spot of the batting order. “I’m going to try something,” Collins said. He added, “We’ve got to get him some protection, there’s no question about it.” Bay seems to have […]

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Niese And Easy!

An article by posted on May 18, 2011 0 Comments
Niese And Easy!

The sun wasn’t shining at Citi Field, but Jon Niese was as the Mets blanked the Nationals 3-0 playing in what seemed like torrential rains at times throughout the game. Niese was brilliant and limited the Nats to six hits and a walk over seven innings while striking out seven to improve to 3-4 on the […]

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Mets Sign Jason Botts

An article by posted on May 18, 2011 0 Comments

The Mets have signed first baseman/outfielder Jason Botts. Botts, who will be assigned to Triple-A Buffalo, was playing for the York Revolution of the Atlantic League. The 30-year-old hooked on with the Nationals organization last summer, hitting .279/.345/.438 with eight homers for their Triple-A affiliate.  In parts of five seasons at the Triple-A level, Botts […]

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Attendance Continues To Plummet At Citi Field

An article by posted on May 18, 2011 0 Comments
Attendance Continues To Plummet At Citi Field

After 19 home games this season, the Mets have had just 548,518 fans come out to Citi Field according to ESPN. This comes out to an average of just 28,869 fans a game, which is only 69.1% of the capacity of Citi Field. Anyone who has been to a Mets game this year can tell […]

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Could The Mets Be Buyers At Trade Deadline?

An article by posted on May 18, 2011 0 Comments

Rich Couthino of MetsBlog and WFAN had an interesting post in which he says we should not be surprised if the Mets are not sellers at the trade deadline, but instead buyers. He also believes that Jose Reyes will still be with the Mets in 2012. Here is part of what he wrote, but I […]

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Be An Honorary Mets Captain

An article by posted on May 18, 2011 0 Comments
Be An Honorary Mets Captain

METS AND DUANE READE LAUNCH HONORARY CAPTAIN PROGRAM Fans Can Win the Chance to Bring Out Mets Lineup Card Before July Subway Series at Citi Field The New York Mets today announced the launch of the “Honorary Captain” program Presented by Duane Reade, New York City’s largest drug store chain, giving fans the unique opportunity […]

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Is Sandy Sticking To His Sabermetric Ways Mentioned In Moneyball?

An article by posted on May 18, 2011 0 Comments

In the chapter on Sandy Alderson in Moneyball, one of the biggest things Alderson was credited for was how he ran his minor league system. Alderson runs a franchise like a military style boot camp. He has specific rules, and wants these rules and regulations enforced properly by his respective managers, especially in the minors. In an […]

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Scapegoatism

An article by posted on May 18, 2011 0 Comments
Scapegoatism

The idea of a scapegoat is a loaded one, a deeply symbolic one with biblical meanings surrounding it. In sports, it has its own special meaning. I recently saw a movie called “Catching Hell,” which was a documentary surrounding Steve Bartman. Perhaps you’ve heard of him, he was a guy who was infamously singled-out by […]

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Wright Officially Placed On DL, Nick Evans Called Up

An article by posted on May 18, 2011 0 Comments

The Mets announced they have placed third baseman David Wright on the disabled list, retroactive to Monday, with a stress fracture in his lower back. Wright hurt himself on April 19 while trying to make a diving play in the field, and he had a magnetic resonance imaging exam and a CT scan Monday to […]

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Starting Lineup, Game Preview: Nationals vs Mets

An article by posted on May 18, 2011 0 Comments

Starting Lineup Jose Reyes – SS Justin Turner – 3B Carlos Beltran – RF Jason Bay – LF Daniel Murphy – 1B Ronny Paulino – C Scott Hairston – CF Ruben Tejada – 2B Jonathon Niese – LHP Game Preview The Mets start a two game set at home against the Nationals tonight as the […]

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