Archive for May, 2013

Moving Forward: Mets’ Arms Surplus and Possible Trade Targets

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Moving Forward: Mets’ Arms Surplus and Possible Trade Targets

By now we are all aware of the tantalizing conga line of pitching prospects dancing their way up the ladder to Flushing. The litany of names is familiar: Zack Wheeler, Noah Syndergaard, Rafael Montero, Luis Mateo, Steven Matz, Michael Fulmer, Hansel Robles, Jacob deGrom, Jack Leathersich, Domingo Tapia, et al. It is only natural to […]

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Mets Minors: Who’s Hot, Who’s Not (April 28- May 5)

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Mets Minors: Who’s Hot, Who’s Not (April 28- May 5)

Welcome to the second edition of Who’s Hot, Who’s Not. This week was a very intriguing one for followers of the Mets minor league system. We saw the rise of two top pitching prospects, and the fall of one who had been absolutely dominant. We also saw Kevin Plawecki continue to show why the Mets […]

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Tapia Continues To Roll, Six Shutout Innings In 1-0 St. Lucie Win

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Tapia Continues To Roll, Six Shutout Innings In 1-0 St. Lucie Win

St. Lucie 1, Daytona 0 If you like good pitching as much as I do, then you can understand why I have little reason to dislike Domingo Tapia. The young hurler was dominant again on Sunday, where he tossed six shutout frames while allowing just two hits. He walked three and struck out four in […]

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Wheeler Getting Into Midseason Form As Las Vegas 51s Edge River Cats 6-2

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Wheeler Getting Into Midseason Form As Las Vegas 51s Edge River Cats 6-2

Las Vegas 6, Sacramento 2 Zack Wheeler took the hill yesterday afternoon against the River Cats and was firing on all cylinders as he made quick work of Sacramento, cruising to his second victory on the season. Wheeler took the mound looking to build off of his solid outing against the Reno Aces in which he struck out eight […]

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Cohoon Provides Five Shutout Innings In 6-1 Binghamton Victory

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Cohoon Provides Five Shutout Innings In 6-1 Binghamton Victory

Binghamton 6, Harrisburg 1 The Binghamton Mets launched a season-high three home runs and struck out a season-high fifteen Harrisburg Senators in a 6-1 victory at Metro Bank Park on Sunday afternoon. Binghamton used a ten-hit attack to secure their third series win of the season. B-Met third baseman Josh Rodriguez set the tone early. […]

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Featured Post: Is Duda Being Too Patient At The Plate?

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Featured Post: Is Duda Being Too Patient At The Plate?

“Lucas Duda is the preeminent example of the Mets’ organizational offensive philosophy of patience and power,” writes Jorge Castillo of the Star-Ledger. The left fielder’s .417 on-base percentage was 11th in the majors entering play Saturday and his .538 slugging percentage ranked in the top 30. But his remarkable selectivity could also be detrimental on […]

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Errors? What Errors? Mets Go Down Hard and Ugly In 9-4 Loss To Braves

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Errors? What Errors? Mets Go Down Hard and Ugly In 9-4 Loss To Braves

This game had a definite carnival atmosphere feel to it as the Atlanta Braves beat the Mets by the score of 9-4 to split the rain-shortened two-game series at Turner Field. What a comedy of errors for the Mets even though the box score would suggest a clean game. I hate sad stories and bad endings […]

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Jordany Valdespin Suffers From A Chronic Case Of Negative Framing

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Jordany Valdespin Suffers From A Chronic Case Of Negative Framing

The concept of fault lines in the media is something we all witness on a daily basis, but rarely recognize. Fault lines are a tool that help shape the perception of ourselves, others and events around us. The ones most are familiar with are culture and gender, but they can also contain factors of age, socioeconomic status […]

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Mets vs Braves Preview: Niese On Hill, Tejada Leads Off, Duda Cleanup, Spin Batting Eighth

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Mets vs Braves Preview: Niese On Hill, Tejada Leads Off, Duda Cleanup, Spin Batting Eighth

Starting Lineup Ruben Tejada, SS Daniel Murphy, 2B David Wright, 3B Lucas Duda, LF John Buck, C Ike Davis, 1B Marlon Byrd, RF Jordany Valdespin, CF Jonathon Niese, LHP Game Notes The Mets earned their first win in Atlanta when trailing in the ninth inning since September 18, 1993. Friday night David Wright tied the […]

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Featured Post: Dickey Deal Keeps Looking Better And Better For The Mets

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Featured Post: Dickey Deal Keeps Looking Better And Better For The Mets

As the title says, the R.A. Dickey deal just keeps looking better and better for Sandy Alderson and the Mets – and that’s with the signature piece to the deal, Travis d’Arnaud, idling on the disabled list for nearly a month. A post by Josh Chapdelaine of Around Citi brought to my attention just how […]

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Jordany Valdespin Against Left-Handed Pitching

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Jordany Valdespin Against Left-Handed Pitching

Jordany Valdespin was initially slated not to start against LHP Chris Sale on Tuesday according to Terry Collins and as reported by Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. That’s irrelevant now that Sale was moved up to pitch on Monday and will not pitch against the Mets after all. Michael Baron of MetsBlog pointed out that against left-handed […]

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