Archive for July, 2013

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

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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!

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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+

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(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?

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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

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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

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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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Mets Do The Wright Thing With Their Latest Ticket Promotion

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Mets Do The Wright Thing With Their Latest Ticket Promotion

I complain a bit too much about some of the promotions the Mets do or don’t do. Nowhere near as much as our friends at Mets Police, but I do give them a good rip from time to time. But sometimes, the Mets do hit it out of the park, and this latest promotion does […]

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Pitch Counts: Are They Good For The Game?

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Pitch Counts: Are They Good For The Game?

There was some talk the past couple of days regarding Matt Harvey‘s pitch count, and an 210 innings limit that Sandy Alderson mentioned about a month ago. That innings cap would have Harvey’s season end approximately two weeks before the end of the regular season. Joe D. also pointed out that it seems like Harvey’s effectiveness declines […]

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With CarGo Out Of HR Derby, Wright May Avoid Walking Plank At PNC

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With CarGo Out Of HR Derby, Wright May Avoid Walking Plank At PNC

David Wright, the National League captain for the 2013 Chevrolet Home Run Derby, has selected Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez to replace Carlos Gonzalez of the Colorado Rockies in the Derby, to be held on Monday, July 15th at Citi Field, home of the New York Mets. Alvarez will compete in his first career Home Run Derby, […]

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