Archive for March, 2013

2013 Mets May Be Better Than You Think

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2013 Mets May Be Better Than You Think

The Major League Baseball season is almost under way, and you know what that means: prediction time! Alas, for Mets fans it seems like most predictions are not so favorable for our loveable Amazin’s, but pay no mind to those Negative Nancy’s. I’m here to give you some good news: the Mets are a decent […]

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Opening Day Roster Set, Turner Avoids DL, Tomorrow’s Lineup

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Opening Day Roster Set, Turner Avoids DL, Tomorrow’s Lineup

The Mets announced Justin Turner will not go on the DL and will be on the Opening Day roster. Zach Lutz was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas to make room for him. The Opening Day Lineup will look like this: Collin Cowgill, CF Daniel Murphy, 2B David Wright, 3B Ike Davis, 1B Marlon Byrd, RF Lucas […]

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Spring’s Over, Game On, Lets Go Mets!

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Spring’s Over, Game On, Lets Go Mets!

With the first pitch of 2013 set to be thrown in less than nine hours, it’s about time we reflect on the spring. This past weekend, I visited Viera and Port St. Lucie to catch two Mets spring training games: Thursday vs. the Nationals, Friday vs. the Cardinals. There wasn’t much to be excited about […]

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Rival Team Official: Mets Are Stuck In Some Kind Of Purgatory

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Rival Team Official: Mets Are Stuck In Some Kind Of Purgatory

Ken Davidoff of the New York Post has a somewhat critical take on the Mets under Sandy Alderson, and yesterday he spoke to a rival NL executive who told him this: “The big thing for me is it feels like the Mets are stuck in some kind of purgatory,” an official from another NL team […]

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Mets Minors: Projected 2013 Starting Rotations

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Mets Minors: Projected 2013 Starting Rotations

Two months ago I rolled out my first pass at pre-season projections for our Mets minor league rotations. We now have more mush clarity and some official assignments that have been announced. Many of the pitchers I reached out to at the lower levels have replied back to me with their assignments. I’ve asked Teddy, […]

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An Opening Day Classic: Casey At The Bat

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An Opening Day Classic: Casey At The Bat

One of my favorite Rites of Spring has always been a hearty re-reading of this great baseball classic that dates back over a hundred years ago. Enjoy. Casey At The Bat By Ernest Lawrence Thayer, San Francisco Examiner – June 3, 1888 The outlook wasn’t brilliant for the Mudville nine that day; The score stood four to two […]

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Santana Opts For Shoulder Surgery Thus Ending His 2013 Season

An article by posted on March 30, 2013 0 Comments
Santana Opts For Shoulder Surgery Thus Ending His 2013 Season

Updated on 3/30 Johan Santana has decided that he will continue his career and has elected to undergo surgery to repair the torn anterior capsule in his left shoulder, according to the team. This essentially means that Santana will miss all of the 2013 season. With no insurance to save them, the Mets will owe Santana […]

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What Was Alderson’s Part In Santana-Gate?

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What Was Alderson’s Part In Santana-Gate?

Do you think Sandy Alderson was willfully blind when he traded R.A. Dickey and counted on Johan Santana to be his Rock of Gibraltar and retake the reins as the ace of the Mets rotation? Yesterday, I faulted Santana for not keeping the Mets in the loop this Winter about his questionable shoulder and how he was […]

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Mets Release RHP Brad Holt; A Disappointing End To What Began As A Promising Career

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Mets Release RHP Brad Holt; A Disappointing End To What Began As A Promising Career

The Mets have announced that they’ve released P Brad Holt, P Danny Herrera, P Craig Hansen,OF Mike Wilson, OF Corey Patterson, OF Pedro Zapata & INF Brandon Brown. Of course the name that jumps out at you here is 2008 first rounder Brad Holt who was once held in the same regard as Michael Fulmer […]

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Mets’ Spring Training Winners and Losers

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Mets’ Spring Training Winners and Losers

It is the same in every spring training camp with winners and losers. Booms and busts. With camp ending today, the Mets had their share of both. THE WINNERS Jon Niese: With Johan Santana a question going in, Niese entered camp No. 1 in the rotation and pitched deserving of that title. Not surprisingly, he […]

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