Archive for February, 2013

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!

An article by posted on February 18, 2013 0 Comments
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

An article by posted on February 18, 2013 0 Comments
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

An article by posted on February 17, 2013 0 Comments
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

An article by posted on February 17, 2013 0 Comments
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

An article by posted on February 17, 2013 0 Comments
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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Collins Addresses Team Before Today’s First Full Squad Workout

An article by posted on February 17, 2013 0 Comments
Collins Addresses Team Before Today’s First Full Squad Workout

Terry Collins will talk to his team prior to this morning’s full squad workout, but says he won’t go the underdog route, as COO Jeff Wilpon did last spring. The underdog angle is usually a good angle, but the Mets haven’t had a winning season since 2008, so it is safe to say they are […]

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Five Moves That Can Happen This Spring: Mets Will Trade For At Least One Starting Outfielder

An article by posted on February 16, 2013 0 Comments
Five Moves That Can Happen This Spring: Mets Will Trade For At Least One Starting Outfielder

XtreemIcon just emailed me a link to Jim Bowden’s latest post on ESPN Insider (subscription required). Bowden goes out on a limb and predicts five moves that will happen this Spring. Among them he says the Mets will breakdown and make a trade for at least one everyday starting outfielder: The Mets will open spring […]

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Which Mets Could Be On Trading Block This Season?

An article by posted on February 16, 2013 0 Comments
Which Mets Could Be On Trading Block This Season?

The Mets should save themselves the aggravation and DL Frank Francisco when the season starts and have the roster spot filled by somebody else. That would enable Bobby Parnell to have the closer job unencumbered. Having him train for the role in Spring Training only to have it pulled from him at the last minute […]

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