Archive for August, 2013

LaTroy Hawkins Emerges As Mets’ Best Option To Close Games

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LaTroy Hawkins Emerges As Mets’ Best Option To Close Games

Despite last night’s walk-off loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Mets bullpen has been very effective for over two months now. You would think that losing their closer Bobby Parnell to a bulging disk, would’ve been the death blow for the Mets’ pen, but in all honesty a few relievers have stepped up – and in a big […]

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Mets Uncertain If David Wright Will Return This Season

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Mets Uncertain If David Wright Will Return This Season

Terry Collins told reporters that David Wright is remaining in New York to receive treatment on his injured right hamstring. He added that the reason for not being at the team’s complex in Port St. Lucie is because he can’t do any activity anyway so the team felt it was fine to let Wright stay […]

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Mets Source Confirms D’Arnaud Will Replace Buck When His Wife Gives Birth

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Mets Source Confirms D’Arnaud Will Replace Buck When His Wife Gives Birth

A team insider has confirmed to ESPN New York that catching prospect Travis d’Arnaud is indeed slated to replace John Buck when he heads to New York for the birth of his baby. The Mets promoted d’Arnaud to Triple-A Las Vegas so he’d be close by when Buck is placed on paternity leave. It will be great […]

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Flores To Get Some Time At Second Base

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Flores To Get Some Time At Second Base

According to Marc Carig of Newsday, Mets manager Terry Collins said Friday that he would like to get Wilmer Flores some chances at second base during his time with the team.  The 22-year-old Flores is currently filling in at third base for the injured David Wright, but could increase his chances to stick with the […]

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Mets Fight Back Twice, But Lose Via Walk-Off To The D-Backs, 5-4

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Mets Fight Back Twice, But Lose Via Walk-Off To The D-Backs, 5-4

In a back and forth affair that saw multiple lead changes, some dumb decisions, and a Mets team that continues to show a little heart — they were sent away via a Paul Goldschmidt walk-off home run to start this road trip off with a loss. The Mets came in looking like a team with […]

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Featured Post: Balancing Growing Pains With Search For Run Production

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Featured Post: Balancing Growing Pains With Search For Run Production

The long-anticipated arrival of Wilmer Flores to the Mets’ big league roster highlighted two areas of concern for the organization going forward: first, the dearth of viable position player prospects at the upper levels of the system, and second, the need for a modicum of patience on the part of fans and management alike to […]

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This Week’s Mets Top Prospect Tracker

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This Week’s Mets Top Prospect Tracker

1. Noah Syndergaard, RHP Status: Hot Thor continues to stay hot as he makes Eastern League hitters extremely frustrated every time he takes the mound. He was dominant on August 4th against Harrisburg, allowing two hits, one walk, and three strikeouts in five shutout innings. He’s now 5-0 with a 1.98 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, and 49 […]

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Mets Farm Lacks Position Players, So Lets Trade Wilmer Flores

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Mets Farm Lacks Position Players, So Lets Trade Wilmer Flores

Sorry for the title, it wasn’t intended to be serious, but more of a retort I’ve been giving a lot of Met fans lately who seem to be in a rush to trade Wilmer Flores. A notion I find to be highly illogical given the precarious offensive dilemma the Mets find themselves in. I had […]

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Lessons Learned From Mets Sweep Of The Rockies

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Lessons Learned From Mets Sweep Of The Rockies

This week’s Met sweep of the Colorado Rockies is instructive.  In taking the broom to the Rockies at Citi Field, the Mets showcased the blueprint they hope can make them a contender as early as next season – solid pitching. In designing that building plan the Mets need look no further than their first World […]

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MMO Fan Shot: I’ve Had Enough of Collins

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MMO Fan Shot: I’ve Had Enough of Collins

A Mets team source told Andy Martino of the Daily News, that provided the Mets don’t collapse down the stretch of the season, there’s a good possibility Terry Collins could be retained beyond 2013, “We can’t have a collapse, and Terry knows that. Otherwise, at the end of season, something good might happen,” the source […]

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