Archive for July, 2013

Met Prospects Wilmer Flores and Matthew Bowman On Fringe Five

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Met Prospects Wilmer Flores and Matthew Bowman On Fringe Five

OK, before I begin chatting about Matthew Bowman and Wilmer Flores, are you curious as to what the Fringe Five is? I was too when I first stumbled upon this article by Carson Cistulli of FanGraphs. The Fringe Five is a weekly series unique to FanGraphs where authors use regressed statistics, scouting reports, and their own opinions to identify fringe prospects that are […]

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Ike Davis Admits Demotion To Minors Was The Right Move

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Ike Davis Admits Demotion To Minors Was The Right Move

After a three week exile to Triple-A Las Vegas, Mets first baseman Ike Davis returned with a vengeance last night, piecing together a 3-for-5 performance with a walk, two runs scored and two RBIs. Davis was penciled into the cleanup spot and for all intents and purposes did his job and did it well. It was […]

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Daniel Murphy’s Fielding Cycle and Kirk Nieuwenhuis’ Offensive Outburst

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Daniel Murphy’s Fielding Cycle and Kirk Nieuwenhuis’ Offensive Outburst

On Friday night, the Mets hammered the Milwaukee Brewers, defeating them by the final score of 12-5.  The Bad News Brewers committed three errors on the field and a number of mental errors on the bases.  Despite the Brew Crew’s valiant effort to become the butt of David Letterman’s next Top Ten list, it was […]

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Wheeler Takes Another Step Forward, His Former Team Is Up Next

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Wheeler Takes Another Step Forward, His Former Team Is Up Next

In the midst of all the Keystone Cops slapstick last night, Zack Wheeler made his fourth start of the season and delivered a somewhat uneven performance. It wasn’t bad, it wasn’t great, it was a step in the right direction. “I’m happy about my outing, even though there were some low points,” Wheeler explained. “Falling […]

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Jayce Boyd Among Top 5 First Base Prospect Sleepers

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Jayce Boyd Among Top 5 First Base Prospect Sleepers

The names keep popping up like popcorn. Wherever you look a baseball analyst or soothsayer includes the name of another Met minor league prospect on a list of up-and-comers. These Met prospects are not confined to the pitching core. Names like Flores, Puello, Taijeron, Dykstra, Centeno, and Plawecki are tossed to and fro as promising […]

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Beer Country Primer for Mets Fans

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Beer Country Primer for Mets Fans

When I was a kid Wisconsin was one of those places that existed in name only. Places like Wisconsin and Minnesota and Kentucky were as unlikely to actually exist as Bora Bora or the Canary Islands or Narnia. In a “tree falling in the forest that no one hears” kind of way, if I wasn’t […]

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Nieuwenhuis Goes Crazy, Davis Goes Insane, Wheeler Wins The Game!

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Nieuwenhuis Goes Crazy, Davis Goes Insane, Wheeler Wins The Game!

KIRK, KIRK, KIRK, KIRK, KIRK, KIRK… What a comedy of errors we had in this one as the New York Mets walloped the Milwaukee Brewers by the score of 12-5 tonight at Miller Park. This was a fun game and I hope you all got a chance to watch it. I’m going to forego a retelling […]

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Mets vs Brewers: Ike Batting Cleanup, Wheeler Ready To Deal, Lets Get It On!

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Mets vs Brewers: Ike Batting Cleanup, Wheeler Ready To Deal, Lets Get It On!

Mets (35-47) at Brewers (34-50) RHP Zack Wheeler (1-1, 5.06) vs. RHP Johnny Hellweg (0-1, 20.25) Starting Lineup Eric Young Jr. LF Daniel Murphy 2B David Wright 3B Ike Davis 1B Kirk Nieuwenhuis RF Juan Lagares CF John Buck C Omar Quintanilla SS Zack Wheeler RHP Game Notes Zack Wheeler makes the fourth start of his young career and […]

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Danny Muno Is Poised For Another Huge Second Half

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Danny Muno Is Poised For Another Huge Second Half

Logan Verrett was knocked out of last night’s ballgame against the New Hampshire Fisher Cats in the third inning, but the B-Mets scored seven runs between the fifth and sixth innings to secure their 52nd win of the season. If you missed the recap here on MMN, you can see it here. How did the B-Mets get […]

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Mets Make It Official, Ike Davis Is With The Team

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Mets Make It Official, Ike Davis Is With The Team

Mets Official Release:  The Mets will recall first baseman Ike Davis from Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League prior to tonight’s game. Davis will wear #29 and will be in Milwaukee tonight. A corresponding roster move will also be made tonight. Davis was optioned to Las Vegas on June 10. He hit .293 (22-75) with 21 runs scored, […]

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