Archive for April, 2012

Hits & Misses: Johan’s Back, Boo Bay Out Of Town, Kirk Needs More Seasoning

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Hits & Misses: Johan’s Back, Boo Bay Out Of Town, Kirk Needs More Seasoning

The Mets got out of the gate with guns blazing to start the season, but were shooting blanks by the time they got on the first stage coach out of town and heading for Philly. Luckily, we did manage to learn a few things along the way. Any success that comes out of this season […]

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3 Up and 3 Down: The Nat So Fast Edition

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3 Up and 3 Down: The Nat So Fast Edition

The Mets wrapped up their opening homestand of the 2012 season with a 4-0 loss to Stephen Strasburg and the Washing Nationals. Wednesday’s game was billed as a big pitching match-up between Johan Santana and Strasburg, and also as a celebration of the first game ever played by the Mets. Roger Craig threw out the […]

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Tough Series For Larry Vanover, More Replay Needed?

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Tough Series For Larry Vanover, More Replay Needed?

Through the first six games, the umpiring in the games the Mets have played has been rather suspect. But we really saw it take a turn for the worse this series against the Nationals. Larry Vanover, a 21-year MLB veteran umpire, made a few key questionable calls in this series. The first actually benefitted the […]

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First Pass Through The Rotation

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First Pass Through The Rotation

Well, the season is underway. I usually like to start an article off with a nice husky compound sentence, but after the first trial run of the rotation and change, the outlook on our Metropolitans is even murkier than it was before the season started. A week ago it seemed like this year would be […]

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Johan Santana Good – Bullpen, Not So Much In Mets 4-0 Loss

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Johan Santana Good – Bullpen, Not So Much In Mets 4-0 Loss

Johan Santana had a good, albeit short outing, the offense provided no support and the bullpen was wild in the Mets 4-0 loss to the Nationals. Game Recap Johan Santana took the mound today, and despite some early-inning control trouble, managed to navigate his way through five innings. Santana was much more dominating then his […]

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MMO 2012 Projections – Division Winners, Post Season Glory

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MMO 2012 Projections – Division Winners, Post Season Glory

You know, with all the excitement to the start of this Mets season, I never got a chance to post our MMO 2012 Predictions. I ended up selecting the Rays, Tigers and Rangers as division winners in the American League with the Angels and Red Sox earning the two Wild Card spots. In the National […]

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Morning Grind: Bay Is Having A Negative Impact On Davis’ Performance

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Morning Grind: Bay Is Having A Negative Impact On Davis’ Performance

I couldn’t be more thrilled right now with the 4-1 start this team is off to. For a team that was low on expectations, a fast start was critical to establishing a good foundation built on confidence in themselves and the knowledge that they are capable of winning any game when the team executes. That […]

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Mets Farm System Is The Key To Brighter Future

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Mets Farm System Is The Key To Brighter Future

A common thread among all contenders is a strong home-grown core. Teams augment themselves with trades and free-agent signings, but the foundation comes from within. With the exception of left fielder Jason Bay, last night’s line-up was a production of the farm system. Josh Thole, Ike Davis, Daniel Murphy, Ruben Tejada, David Wright, Kirk Nieuwenhuis, […]

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Santana On Strict Pitch Count, Excited To Face Strasburg

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Santana On Strict Pitch Count, Excited To Face Strasburg

Yesterday, Terry Collins said Johan Santana will likely be on a strict pitch count of 95 pitches max when he opposes Stephen Strasburg this afternoon in the series finale. Additionally, Santana will pitch on an extra day of rest for the next six starts, including today, because of the way team days off fall. “It will still be monitored very closely,” Collins said. “One […]

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Gee Struggles, Defense Weak In Mets First Loss, 6-2 To Nationals

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Gee Struggles, Defense Weak In Mets First Loss, 6-2 To Nationals

Dillon Gee had a subpar outing, and the combination of poor defensive play by Daniel Murphy & Lucas Duda led to the Mets receiving their first loss of the season, a 6-2 defeat at the hands of the Washington Nationals. Game Recap Dillon Gee started the game on a bad note, giving up a lead-off […]

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