Archive for May, 2011

From Left Field: Is Citi Field The Problem?

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Yesterday, former Met right fielder Jeff Francouer released statements saying that the Mets should consider lowering the left field fence and bringing in the deep gaps of Citi Field. Of course, earlier in the offseason, Francouer, who is currently mashing with the Kansas City Royals, called Citi Field a “damn joke.” Internally, the Mets have […]

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Where Will Beltran Go?

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David Schoenfield of ESPN’s Sweet Spot speculates on which teams could be interested in carlos Beltran if the Mets fall out of contention and decide to move him at the trade deadline in July. Angels: Anaheim has a mediocre offense and the willingness to spend, but they have Bobby Abreu locked in at DH and […]

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Things I Wish Would Go Away Already

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Things I Wish Would Go Away Already

Willie Harris had an uncanny ability to make the spectacular play against the Mets, and now as a Met, he’s killing the team from the inside. Hey, lets not place all of the team’s woes on pitchers dropping like flies, the revolving door at second base, and a lack of clutch hitting by the usual […]

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Matt Harvey Slammed In Worst Game As A Pro

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Matt Harvey Slammed In Worst Game As A Pro

One night after Bobby Ojeda sang the praises of 2010 first-round pick Matt Harvey, the right-hander suffered his worst outing as a pro. Harvey allowed a first-inning grand slam, a two-run homer in the third inning, and before he could get out of the fourth-inning he had given up a total of seven earned runs. His final […]

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Could Milton Bradley Make Sense for the Mets Bench?

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Earlier this week, the Mariners designated CF Milton Bradley for assignment, as reported by MLB Trade Rumors.  As we all know, the Mets bench has not been hitting the ball well offensively for most of the season.  Guys like Willie Harris, Chin-lung Hu and Scott Hairston have been struggling a lot at the plate. Jason Pridie seems […]

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Move Over Reyes, Samuels Is New NL Steals Leader

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You gotta chuckle when you read what NYPD Commissioner Raymond Kelly said regarding former Mets clubhouse manager Charlie Samuels who was brought up on charges today and arrested. “This is a case of the equipment manager leading the National League in steals,” New York City police commissioner Raymond Kelly said in a statement. According to […]

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DePo Likes What He Sees From Nieuwenhuis

An article by posted on May 10, 2011 0 Comments

Adam Rubin posted some comments about Mets prospect Kirk Nieuwenhuis made by Vice President of Player Development, Paul DePodesta “Obviously he’s having a great year,” DePodesta said. “There’s no real story there. The thing that is interesting to me about it is that he’s one of the rare guys that as he moves up levels, […]

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Cool Mets Links: Expanding Your Mets Universe

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There’s so much good reading in the Mets blogosphere these days compared to five years ago. There’s always a new Mets blog that pops up to bring a new perspective into the fold. There’s also those Mets blogs that toil away endlessly with great content that is always worth a read and adding to your favorites. Every […]

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Chris Young Was A Good Risk, Well Worth Taking

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Chris Young Was A Good Risk, Well Worth Taking

I wanted to update this with some great information from analyst/statistician/Met historian Mark Simon at ESPN who writes, Young’s 1.88 ERA would be the best overall mark for any Mets pitcher who made at least four starts with the team. In single-season annals, it’s topped only by Dwight Gooden’s 1.53 ERA in 1985, Mike Birkbeck’s 1.63 […]

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Chin-lung “Boo”

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The great thing in sports about having a first or last name that has two “o’s” next to each other or a “u” is that fans love cheering the name, even though it sounds like the player is getting booed. Carlos Boozer of the Chicago Bulls, Mets first base coach Mookie Wilson, Mets farmhand Lucas […]

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