Archive for July, 2012

3 Up & 3 Down: The Times They Are A Changing Edition

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3 Up & 3 Down: The Times They Are A Changing Edition

The Mets win a big series against the Phillies, two games to one. Pounding the Phils on Monday night, and winning a very thrilling game on Thursday night was great to see. A few words about Thursday night’s game. It featured two of the game’s best pitchers R.A. Dickey and Cole Hamels. Neither guy looked […]

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NL East Report: Ryan Howard Returns, Nationals Sweep Giants, Stanton Still Ailing

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NL East Report: Ryan Howard Returns, Nationals Sweep Giants, Stanton Still Ailing

Atlanta Braves (43-39) The Braves and Phillies play the first game of a three-game set and the fourth of 18 contests between the two clubs this season. OF Jason Heyward and C Brian McCann each clubbed two-run homers off Matt Garza last night’. The two, two-run round-trippers marked the first time in 10 years that the Braves […]

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Today In Mets History: Kanehl Belts Mets’ First Grand Slam

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Today In Mets History: Kanehl Belts Mets’ First Grand Slam

On this date in 1962, Rod Kanehl became the first Met to hit a grand slam homer in a 10-3 rout of the Cardinals in the Polo Grounds. Kanehl connected off Bobby Shantz. Kanehl played eight seasons in the minors with the Yankees and Reds organizations before getting his shot at age 28 with the […]

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Mets Minor League News: Schwinden’s Back, Urbina Joins K-Mets Rotation, Lutz Activated From DL

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Mets Minor League News: Schwinden’s Back, Urbina Joins K-Mets Rotation, Lutz Activated From DL

I woke up this morning and realized I hadn’t perused the minor league transactions in a couple of days, and that’s just not like me. Usually the minor league transaction sheet is a snooze. Rarely is there a move of significance, just guys bouncing around a level here and a level there, or somebody going […]

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Jon Niese Has Gone From Unreliable To Untouchable

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Jon Niese Has Gone From Unreliable To Untouchable

Sometimes it is better to hold a pat hand, which is what the Mets have done with Jonathan Niese over the past few years. More than a few times we heard Niese’s name mentioned in a possible trade. Whom the Mets would have received in return would not have lifted them from their 2007-2011 funk. […]

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Can Jenrry Mejia Fix The Bullpen?

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Can Jenrry Mejia Fix The Bullpen?

Jenrry Mejia needs to be a factor this season for the Mets to contend. Yes, the Mets need to look outside of the organization for bullpen help, but one arm isn’t going to change the outlook for this year. Five members of the bullpen seem to be in safe ground for the Mets: Francisco, Parnell, […]

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Mets Farm Report: Nimmo’s Blast Keys Another Cyclones Win, Harvey Falters In Bisons Loss

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Mets Farm Report: Nimmo’s Blast Keys Another Cyclones Win, Harvey Falters In Bisons Loss

Syracuse 5, Buffalo 0 By Sean Kenny Matt Harvey didn’t have his best stuff today, but the offenses inability to put together a rally plus an off day from Jack Egbert helped aid the Bisons in defeat today, 5-0. Matt Harvey went six innings allowing two runs on four hits, walking two and striking out […]

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Sickels’ Updated Top 120 Prospect Rankings

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Sickels’ Updated Top 120 Prospect Rankings

Minor League Ball’s John Sickels released his Mid-Season Top 120 Prospect List this week and there were some nice surprises from a Mets perspective as Wilmer Flores jumped from being previously unranked to No. 76, an indication of how far Flores has seen his stock rise this season. The Mid-Season Rankings did not include any players selected in […]

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Mike Baxter Begins Rehab In Port St Lucie

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Mike Baxter Begins Rehab In Port St Lucie

According to a report on ESPN New York, Mike Baxter’s recovery from a displaced collarbone is moving forward. Baxter told ESPNNewYork.com that he was heading to the Mets’ Port St. Lucie, Fla., complex later in the day. Baxter said he has full range of motion in the shoulder and has started hitting off a tee, “so […]

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Cyclones’ Cole Frenzel and Luis Mateo Named NYPL Players of the Week

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Cyclones’ Cole Frenzel and Luis Mateo Named NYPL Players of the Week

The New York-Penn League have named Cyclones first baseman Cole Frenzel Player of the Week and teammate Luis Mateo Pitcher of the Week. Cole Frenzel has been raking since arriving to Brooklyn once Short-Season got underway. He leads the league in over a dozen different offensive categories and is really in the midst of a […]

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