Mets Notes: Nieuwenhuis Leading Off, Niese Takes On Wacha

An article by posted on April 23, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Notes: Nieuwenhuis Leading Off, Niese Takes On Wacha

The 10-10 Mets look to get back up over .500 as they they  continue their series against the Cardinals tonight at Citi Field. Jon Niese (0-2, 2.84 ERA) opposes right-hander Michael Wacha (2-1, 1.73) in what should be a solid 7:10 PM matchup. Jon Niese is 0-2 with a 2.84 ERA since returning from the Disabled List on April 6. […]

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Playing Eric Young Everyday Hasn’t Improved His Performance

An article by posted on April 23, 2014 0 Comments
Playing Eric Young Everyday Hasn’t Improved His Performance

Eric Young Jr. is not an ideal leadoff hitter. He is the best candidate on the New York Mets, but that is not saying much. Once Juan Lagares returns, Young Jr. should not even be in the conversation as an everyday player. Since Young Jr. made his MLB debut in 2009, he only exceeded 100 […]

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The Traditional Importance of Mets Pitching

An article by posted on April 23, 2014 0 Comments
The Traditional Importance of Mets Pitching

Traditions are interesting. They place events from the here and now in a historical context so that we may gain some insight or understanding about what the events mean. My parents, for instance, are from two adjacent towns on an island in the Mediterranean where Easter is stacked with strange traditions that culminate in the […]

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From Left Field: Mets Have No Luck With Free Agents

An article by posted on April 23, 2014 0 Comments
From Left Field: Mets Have No Luck With Free Agents

We’ve played about a month of the season, and already the Mets’ prized free agent of the offseason – Curtis Granderson – has appeared lost at the plate. As a Met fan, I understand what patience truly is, but Granderson’s struggles are certainly alarming for a player who has not only experienced success but has […]

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Mets Farm Report: Dykstra’s Bat Leads 21 Run Salute

An article by posted on April 23, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Farm Report: Dykstra’s Bat Leads 21 Run Salute

Las Vegas 21, El Paso 9 The 51′s scored in every inning Tuesday except their half of the 8th, as they take down the Chihuahua’s 21-9 in the series finale.  Las Vegas took 3-out-of -4 from El Paso and improve to 15-5 on the season.  Dana Eveland wasn’t spectacular but did what he needed to do, going […]

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MMO Fan Shot: Dave Hudgens and The Mets´ Way

An article by posted on April 23, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Dave Hudgens and The Mets´ Way

An MMO Fan Shot by Dave in Spain  Dave Hudgens has been the Mets´ hitting coach since 2011. He and the Mets´ braintrust are proponents of a high- OBP approach, and being patiently aggressive. Here is the progression of the ranking of Mets OBP in MLB under Hudgens´ tenure: 2011 – 6th 2012 – 20th […]

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Eric Campbell Making A Case For Mets Bench Spot

An article by posted on April 23, 2014 0 Comments
Eric Campbell Making A Case For Mets Bench Spot

The recent performance of 27-year old Eric Campbell (AKA “Soup”) in Las Vegas may be proving costly in Josh Satin’s future as bench player/platoon first basemen for the Mets. In limited at bats this year for the Mets, (14), Satin has batted .143 with six strikeouts to go along with a .294 OBP. His strikeout […]

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How About Some Offense, Please?

An article by posted on April 23, 2014 0 Comments
How About Some Offense, Please?

  According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, manager Terry Collins suggested he might give our current lineup a month — with Curtis Granderson No. 2, Daniel Murphy No. 4 and Lucas Duda No. 6 — before eventually placing Duda in the cleanup spot. “We’ve put a lot on Lucas’ plate in the past week,” Collins said about the reluctance to […]

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Granderson’s Struggles Continue, Collins Says It’s Only April

An article by posted on April 23, 2014 0 Comments
Granderson’s Struggles Continue, Collins Says It’s Only April

April 23 Curtis Granderson’s struggles continue and he is now hitless in a career-high 22 straight at-bats. However, manager Terry Collins has no intentions of sitting his right fielder. “He hasn’t changed his demeanor at all, and that’s why I know he’s not letting this get to him,” Collins said. “He’s going to battle his […]

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MMO Morning Grind: The Insurance Run Epidemic

An article by posted on April 23, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Morning Grind: The Insurance Run Epidemic

Good morning, Mets fans! Let me set the scene. The Mets head into an important inning, late in the game. It might even be the 9th. It’s usually the 9th. They’re down by a run, or maybe 2. Whatever the deficit is, it’s usually larger by the time the inning ends. The Mets hand out […]

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