DeGrom Has Wide Support For ROY, Now Odds-On Favorite

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DeGrom Has Wide Support For ROY, Now Odds-On Favorite

At the start of the year, expectations were low for Mets rookie Jacob deGrom. As a 26-year old pitcher at  Triple-A Las Vegas, many believed that he did not have the talent to develop into a top starting pitcher. As it turns out, most pre-season predictions could not have been more wrong, and deGrom dominated […]

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Alfonzo and Abreu Among Candidates To Replace Lamar Johnson

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Alfonzo and Abreu Among Candidates To Replace Lamar Johnson

Edgardo Alfonzo and Bobby Abreu have emerged as the leading candidates to replace Lamar Johnson as Mets hitting coach according to Mike Puma of the New York Post. Abreu expressed interest in the job after his retirement on Sunday and according to Puma’s sources, Alfonzo was not very interested in the job before the season […]

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Mets Management and the Acceptance of Mediocrity

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Mets Management and the Acceptance of Mediocrity

The Mets entered the 2011 season with a new skipper and a new General Manager. Despite realizing we’d need to rebuild, Fred Wilpon claimed, “In this city, it’s all about winning.” We are now four years removed from that statement and apparently it’s NOT all about winning. After finishing below .500 every year since, ownership […]

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Increased Flexibility Does Not Equal Increased Payroll

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Increased Flexibility Does Not Equal Increased Payroll

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York takes an educated guess that Mets payroll in 2015 will flirt with $100 million. I’m sorry, but I can’t see that happening after weeks of the general manager himself cautioning it would remain around the same $84 million, and the team’s COO Jeff Wilpon saying we shouldn’t expect a […]

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Biggest Takeaways From the 2014 Season

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Biggest Takeaways From the 2014 Season

With the Mets 8-3 win yesterday afternoon over the Astros, they closed out what was a rather hectic 2014 season, one filled with both surprises and disappointments, yet one that brought reasons to be optimistic for next season. They finished 79-83, solidly better than last year, but still leaving room to improve. Here are my […]

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3 Up, 3 Down: Hot Hand Luke

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3 Up, 3 Down: Hot Hand Luke

The New York Mets wrapped up their 2014 campaign at Citi Field yesterday, taking two out of three from the Houston Astros to finish 79-83 on the year. The Amazins’ concluded their final two games with authority as they head into a highly anticipated offseason. Below are the series takeaways in this edition of 3 […]

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A Look Back At 2014′s Boldest Mets Predictions

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A Look Back At 2014′s Boldest Mets Predictions

I love looking back after a season at what people were saying during spring training. Sure Sandy Alderson said that the team could win 90 games but we all knew that wasn’t a realistic goal. Instead, guys like Adam Rubin, Joe Lemire and the fine folks over at Bleacher Report all made predictions for the […]

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Was Game 162 The Start Of Something Special For Alderson’s Mets?

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Was Game 162 The Start Of Something Special For Alderson’s Mets?

It’s hard to witness the moment that a team finally clicks, especially when that team has been trying to turn things around for half a decade. Yesterday’s 8-3 win over the Houston Astros in the seasons final game felt like it meant something. While the team will still finish below .500, they won more games […]

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Wally Backman Will Not Join The Mets In 2015

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Wally Backman Will Not Join The Mets In 2015

Wally Backman will not join the Mets in 2015. Instead he will return to AAA Las Vegas, where he just won a division title and Manager of the Year in the Pacific Coast League, according to ESPN’s Adam Rubin. Instead, Sandy Alderson, who spoke briefly about the topic on Sunday, will likely make some minor […]

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Alderson Says Mets Will Likely Make Citi Field More Homer Friendly

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Alderson Says Mets Will Likely Make Citi Field More Homer Friendly

After the Mets handily defeated the Astros by a score of 8-3 on Sunday to close out the season, Sandy Alderson met with the media and fielded questions about the state of the team and shared some early offseason thoughts. “Offensively, we need to score some more runs and in a couple of places in […]

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