Archive for April, 2012

Will Duda and Murphy Hit Enough To Makeup For Defensive Woes?

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Will Duda and Murphy Hit Enough To Makeup For Defensive Woes?

As one of our readers pointed out yesterday, the Mets basically have four first basemen as part of their everyday defensive alignment. Ike Davis of course, but then you have Daniel Murphy at 2B, Lucas Duda in RF, and Josh Thole behind the plate. On this recent road trip we saw just how ugly things […]

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Kirk Nieuwenhuis Leads Off With Three Hits

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Kirk Nieuwenhuis Leads Off With Three Hits

Can you believe this guy? Out of complete desperation, the Mets bypass Adam Loewen, Vinny Rottino and Mike Baxter, to tab the untested rookie Kirk Nieuwenhuis as the replacement for the injured Andres Torres. Not only does he make himself right at home in centerfield, but he’s treated us to some dazzling plays and an […]

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4/18 Mets Farm Report: Wheeler, Montero, Hefner Deliver Dominant Performances, Gnats Turn Two

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4/18 Mets Farm Report: Wheeler, Montero, Hefner Deliver Dominant Performances, Gnats Turn Two

Buffalo 4, Lehigh Valley 1 Starting pitcher Jeremy Hefner turned in his best performance of the young season to pick up his second win of the season. The hulking right-hander tossed seven dominant innings and allowed just unearned run on four hits and walk while striking out three. Hefner is now sporting a 1.96 ERA. […]

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From Left Field: Getting On Base Is One Thing, Driving Them In Is Another

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From Left Field: Getting On Base Is One Thing, Driving Them In Is Another

For those who have read Moneyball, we know now that on-base percentage is the name of the game. In the early going this season, the Mets have done a great job of getting guys on base. The team is tied for third place in the NL with a .335 on-base percentage with the Washington Nationals. […]

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3 Up & 3 Down: The Tomahawked Edition

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3 Up & 3 Down: The Tomahawked Edition

On Wednesday afternoon the Mets wrapped up a three game series with the Atlanta Braves. After winning game one of the series, the Mets dropped the next two, both games marked by bad starting pitching. The good news is, the Mets finish a very tough six game road trip at 3-3 (You could say, 3 […]

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Mets To Launch “Feeding The Big Apple” Hunger Relief Initiative

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Mets To Launch “Feeding The Big Apple” Hunger Relief Initiative

FLUSHING, N.Y., April 19, 2012 – The New York Mets today announced the launch of “Feeding the Big Apple” presented by The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAIN), a season-long hunger relief initiative that starts tomorrow, Friday, April 20 with the first of 12 Food Drive Fridays at Citi Field. Throughout the season, Mets players […]

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Mets Minors: Who’s Hot, Who’s Not?

An article by posted on April 18, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Minors: Who’s Hot, Who’s Not?

WHO’S HOT? HITTERS Travis Taijeron (SAV) – The 23-year-old right-handed hitting slugger has been playing mostly CF for Savannah and has been doing it all at the plate. Drafted in the 18th round of the 2011 MLB Draft Taijeron has shown an excellent ability to make contact and hit for power in his professional career so […]

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Dickey Gives Up 3 HR, Mets Lose to Braves 14-6

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Dickey Gives Up 3 HR, Mets Lose to Braves 14-6

In a steady rain, R.A. Dickey had a poor outing, the bullpen struggled and the Mets lost the rubber game of the series, 14-6 Recap R.A. Dickey came out today and looked stellar in the first inning, but after that, the knuckleball went north and his results went south. Dickey struggled, giving up six runs […]

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2012 MLB Draft: OF Albert Amora’s Stock Continues To Rise

An article by posted on April 18, 2012 0 Comments
2012 MLB Draft: OF Albert Amora’s Stock Continues To Rise

MLB Dirt recently posted their latest Mock Draft in which they pegged the Mets for top high school outfielder, Albert Almora of Mater Academy in Florida. They write: The Mets have a shallow system and they need high upside guys. They took Brandon Nimmo last year and if Almora is available I believe they would take him. He is a plus defender […]

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MLB Draft: 2012 Mock Draft Version 2.0

An article by posted on April 18, 2012 0 Comments
MLB Draft: 2012 Mock Draft Version 2.0

To see my previous mock draft from February in which I had the Mets drafting left-handed pitcher Max Fried, click here.   1. Houston Astros – Mark Appel, RHP (Stanford) Why: The Astros don’t appear like the team who is going to go for the risky homerun pick No. 1 overall with Buxton. Appel is […]

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