Archive for February, 2013

Collins Wants To Officially Name Wright Captain

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Collins Wants To Officially Name Wright Captain

Terry Collins told reporters today, that he intends to go to Jeff Wilpon and Sandy Alderson to discuss naming David Wright the official captain of the Mets. “I’ve never had to do that before, so I’m not really sure what the process is,” the manager said. “I have an idea in my head of how […]

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What Do The Stats Tell Us About A Wright and Jeter Comparison?

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What Do The Stats Tell Us About A Wright and Jeter Comparison?

Updated by Joe D. You can deny it all you want, jump up and down, throw a tantrum, or just ignore the facts – the choice is yours. But when you look at the evidence, there is no denying that David Wright has practically mirrored Derek Jeter in terms of overall production and value to […]

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Wheeler Will Not Go Down Without A Fight

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Wheeler Will Not Go Down Without A Fight

Most of you may have been listening when Terry Collins appeared on the YES Network with Mike Francesa last week, and laid down the gauntlet for top Mets pitching prospect Zack Wheeler when he was asked about his chances to make the Mets starting rotation out of camp. “As we sit here today, no,” Collins […]

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This Is How The Mets Can Win 85-90 Games in 2013

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This Is How The Mets Can Win 85-90 Games in 2013

Almost everyone is going to pick the Mets to finish fourth in the division. That’s a given. They are looking up and down at team rosters, and giving their projections based on the players on those rosters. A roster is simply a list of names. It can’t tell you if a player is going to […]

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2013 Mets Projections: Matt Harvey, SP

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2013 Mets Projections: Matt Harvey, SP

Despite losing a Cy Young Award winner via trade this offseason, the Met pitching rotation is still arguably the club’s biggest strength. The rotation is built around a few young and talented pitchers, with a more just a few months from the big leagues. The most promising of the bunch is Matt Harvey, who catapulted […]

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Wild Card? Why Not the Division!

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Wild Card? Why Not the Division!

So, just like every recent spring, the Mets are not picked to do anything in 2013. In most cases, they are not even mentioned as being a team in the National League East, which to me is quite insulting. The so-called “experts” don’t pick the Mets to finish above .500 yet alone being mentioned for […]

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Featured Post: “Ya Gotta Believe” Are More Than Just Words

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Featured Post: “Ya Gotta Believe” Are More Than Just Words

About a week ago, I posted an opinion piece about having hope in the spring. Why? Because there is no reason to be negative and already count your team out just days before or after pitchers and catchers report. I got a lot of feedback on the post — both good and bad. As I […]

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Will 2014 Be Any Different For The Mets Than The Past Five Years?

An article by posted on February 17, 2013 0 Comments
Will 2014 Be Any Different For The Mets Than The Past Five Years?

I know that 2013 hasn’t even started and this maybe way ahead of schedule, but it is something that needs to said. The thought coming into this year is that the Mets will use this season to play out the final year of large contracts, develop young prospects, and prime the team for playoff contention […]

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The Unfinished Tale Of Collin McHugh – Part 2

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The Unfinished Tale Of Collin McHugh – Part 2

In Part One of my story, we left off with a discouraged Collin McHugh coming off a mediocre junior year at Berry College in Georgia. McHugh found himself at home watching the 2008 MLB Draft, more out of habit than because of any expectation that he would be selected.  But then the phone rang… It […]

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Revamped Mets Bullpen Could Suprise In 2013: Part 2

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Revamped Mets Bullpen Could Suprise In 2013: Part 2

As promised, here’s my second installment of economically building the Mets’ bullpen. You can read my first part here if you need to brush up or simply missed it. Last week, I showed how opportunity cost could help identify the best relief candidates for a particular inning. I concluded by saying that Scott Atchison should […]

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Santana Won’t Pitch In WBC, Will Make First Spring Start March 2

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Santana Won’t Pitch In WBC, Will Make First Spring Start March 2

According to John Heyman of CBS Sports, Johan Santana will be named the Opening Day starter for the Mets and will not compete for Venezuela in the World Baseball Classic. Sources told Heyman that Santana did not think participating in the WBC would be a good idea since he finished 2012 on the disabled list (ankle sprain, […]

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