Archive for January, 2014

Niese Could Get Opening Day Nod

An article by posted on January 31, 2014 0 Comments
Niese Could Get Opening Day Nod

Adam Rubin writes on ESPNNewYork.com that Jon Niese may get another Opening Day nod from Terry Collins to start the 2014 season. The Mets open the season on March 31 against the Washington Nationals. On Opening Day 2013, Niese pitched a gem and earned a win in the Mets 11-2 laugher. The veteran southpaw finished the season at 8-8, a 3.71 ERA, […]

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Collins: Eric Young Jr Is The Leading Leadoff Candidate

An article by posted on January 30, 2014 0 Comments
Collins: Eric Young Jr Is The Leading Leadoff Candidate

Terry Collins believes that Eric Young Jr. is his primary suitor for the leadoff position in the batting order say Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com. The question, as Rubin also highlights, is how exactly the Mets will get Young into the lineup. The signings of Curtis Granderson and Chris Young have created a bit of a […]

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Potential 2015 Free Agent Class Littered With Shortstop Talent

An article by posted on January 30, 2014 0 Comments
Potential 2015 Free Agent Class Littered With Shortstop Talent

As each day passes, Ruben Tejada becomes more and more likely to be the man at shortstop come Opening Day. Sandy Alderson finally put the kibosh on the idea of the Mets signing Stephen Drew earlier this week, calling the potential move ‘unlikely’. Reports indicated a willingness by New York to negotiate a one-year deal […]

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Around the Diamond – Left Field

An article by posted on January 30, 2014 0 Comments
Around the Diamond – Left Field

As we continue our Mets Around the Diamond feature, we now come to Left Field. During the Mets’ 52 year history, there have been 25 everyday left fielders. Not so bad compared to center and right field. The following are the ten players who have played the most games in Left Field for the Mets […]

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Phil Regan: A Mets Pitching Asset

An article by posted on January 30, 2014 0 Comments
Phil Regan: A Mets Pitching Asset

A cadre of young Met pitching prospects has Met fans dreaming better days are coming to Citi Field. In recent years the young arms have come in waves and if only a few can stick it shouldn’t be long before the Mets are relevant again. When you read about the Mets youthful pitching corp, one […]

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Are We Better In 2014 Than 2013: The Mets’ Starting Rotation

An article by posted on January 30, 2014 0 Comments
Are We Better In 2014 Than 2013: The Mets’ Starting Rotation

We recently ran through the position players on the current Mets roster, and projected the opening day position players vs the 2013 opening day Mets.  It’s pretty safe to say that we are in much better shape, on paper at least, than we were last year at this time.  Let’s see how the arms stack up […]

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Mets Bullpen Update: Parnell Will Remain Closer If Healthy

An article by posted on January 30, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Bullpen Update: Parnell Will Remain Closer If Healthy

Despite an active offseason by the Mets, little has been done or discussed regarding the bullpen. Andy Martino of the Daily News provides an update on how the ‘pens of New York are rounding out as Spring Training nears. Bobby Parnell has been assured by the team that the closer duties remain his, so long […]

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Native New Yorker John Lannan, Hoping To Secure A Rotation Spot

An article by posted on January 29, 2014 0 Comments
Native New Yorker John Lannan, Hoping To Secure A Rotation Spot

Anthony Dicomo of MLB.com, shared how John Lannan, a native New Yorker, would be thrilled to be able to play baseball close to his home. If Lannan makes the rotation out of spring training, 2014 will the be the first time in his baseball career that he will actually pitch in his own backyard. Lannon grew […]

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Is The Mets’ Farm System Too Pitcher-Heavy?

An article by posted on January 29, 2014 0 Comments
Is The Mets’ Farm System Too Pitcher-Heavy?

If there is one thing the Mets have going for them it is the very exciting crop of young pitchers in their farm system. The Mets have made some highlights this week after Keith Law, of ESPN, ranked the organization’s farm system as sixth-best in baseball. It seems that the strategy to stockpile as many […]

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Tackling 4 Main Arguments Against Signing Stephen Drew

An article by posted on January 29, 2014 0 Comments
Tackling 4 Main Arguments Against Signing Stephen Drew

Why should the Mets sign Stephen Drew?  I mean, 3 years and $30-36 million is crazy for Drew, right?  Here are some of the arguments flying around this offseason regarding Drew. “He’s not worth it, he’s just barely average.”   “Drew is hurt all the time. He is way too injury prone.” “Drew costs too […]

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