Archive for July, 2013

Is Eric Young For Real?

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Is Eric Young For Real?

There’s been a lot of discussion in recent weeks over whether or not Eric Young’s performance is sustainable. While there are some worrisome albeit short samples of major league play that seem to indicate he is currently playing above his head, if you look back a bit more you may see a different player. Eric […]

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Hawkins Was Unavailable Due To “Triceps Issue”

An article by posted on July 13, 2013 0 Comments
Hawkins Was Unavailable Due To “Triceps Issue”

For those wondering why Gonzalez Germen was the go-to guy in Friday’s extra-innings frenzy, LaTroy Hawkins was unavailable due to a “triceps issue”. According to ESPN’s Adam Rubin: “Collins said the 40-year-old Hawkins has been battling the issue since going two innings and registering an uncharacteristically high 94-95 mph on the radar gun in a […]

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Hefner Shines But Bucs Prevail In Extra-Inning Heartbreaker

An article by posted on July 12, 2013 0 Comments
Hefner Shines But Bucs Prevail In Extra-Inning Heartbreaker

Pedro Alvarez Homers In Pirates 3-2 Win  In front of a full house tonight at beautiful PNC Park, we were treated to a good, old fashioned (and quite frankly unexpected) pitcher’s duel between Jeremy Hefner and Charlie Morton, as the Mets battled the Pirates to open up their last set before the All-Star break. The […]

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Mets at Pirates: Recker Now Hefner’s Personal Catcher, Kirk In Center Field

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Mets at Pirates: Recker Now Hefner’s Personal Catcher, Kirk In Center Field

New York Mets at Pittsburgh Pirates RHP Jeremy Hefner (4-6, 3.39) vs RHP Charlie Morton (1-2, 3.38) Starting Lineup Eric Young, Jr. – LF Daniel Murphy – 2B David Wright – 3B Ike Davis – 1B Marlon Byrd – RF Kirk Nieuwenhuis – CF Anthony Recker – C Omar Quintanilla – SS Jeremy Hefner – […]

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Memo To Sandy Alderson: Look To The West And Bring Up Wilmer Flores

An article by posted on July 12, 2013 0 Comments
Memo To Sandy Alderson: Look To The West And Bring Up Wilmer Flores

After hitting two more home runs last night in a 4-for-5 outburst for Triple-A Las Vegas, Wilmer Flores now has 12 homers and 74 RBIs halfway through the season. His batting line of .325/.361/.537 along with his 33 doubles and 51 runs scored, puts him among the PCL leaders in all of those offensive categories. […]

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MLB All-Star Twitter Contest: Win A $25 iTunes Gift Card For Your Pics!

An article by posted on July 12, 2013 0 Comments
MLB All-Star Twitter Contest: Win A $25 iTunes Gift Card For Your Pics!

In conjunction with the 2013 All Star Game, fans are invited to share their love of the All Star Game by submitting a TwitPic, Instagram or Vine with the hashtag #iTunesMLB. Pictures can include pics from a past game, this year’s tickets, a collection of their All-Star gear, a picture in front of the apple […]

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(Updated) The Trouble With OPS+

An article by posted on July 12, 2013 0 Comments
(Updated) The Trouble With OPS+

I wanted to update this post with a chart by Mr. North Jersey who plotted David Wright’s first 87 games for each season of his career. It helps to illustrate further why I don’t see 2013 as Wright’s career year, at least not so far… Hat tip to MNJ… Original Post: Though I enjoy employing […]

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Eric Young Is Drawing Rave Reviews As A Met, But Is It Sustainable?

An article by posted on July 12, 2013 0 Comments
Eric Young Is Drawing Rave Reviews As A Met, But Is It Sustainable?

Terry Collins had some high praise for Eric Young Jr. yesterday, in a conversation with the New York Post. “The energy level has been raised since we got E.Y. and called up some guys from the minor leagues,” Collins said. “Andres Torres did a nice job last year when he wasn’t hurt, but certainly this year […]

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Mets Play 18 Games In 17 Days With No Day Off After All Star Break

An article by posted on July 12, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Play 18 Games In 17 Days With No Day Off After All Star Break

Looking at the Mets schedule that will kick in immediately after the All Star Break, just one word comes to mind to describe it… GRUELING The Mets begin the second half with 18 games in 17 days and not a single day off during that span. Here is what they’re up against: July 19, 20, […]

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2013 Comeback Player of the Year Candidate – Marlon Byrd

An article by posted on July 12, 2013 0 Comments
2013 Comeback Player of the Year Candidate – Marlon Byrd

Andy Martino of the Daily News, spoke to a person with direct knowledge of the team’s thinking who said that the Mets are more likely to keep Marlon Byrd this summer, rather than trade him before the Trade Deadline on July 31. We can debate the pros and cons of that, but I want to […]

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