Destry Swaim

I’ve been a die-hard Mets fan for 30 years. When I’m not watching Mets baseball, I’m talking or blogging about it. My favorite Mets story is about the bottom of the 10th, Game 6, ‘86 series. The Kid, Kevin Mitchell, & Ray Knight all said the same thing, verbatim, at 1B. “I wasn’t making the last out of this f’n World series.”

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MMO Roundtable: Will Mets Non-Tender Eric Young Jr?

An article by posted on October 31, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Roundtable: Will Mets Non-Tender Eric Young Jr?

The decision on how the Mets handle Eric Young Jr. this offseason is tricky for me. On one hand, he played really good defense in left field this season, is one of the best base-stealers in the league, by all accounts is a team first player, and for whatever reason, the Mets seem to win, […]

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MMO Roundtable: What To Do With Ruben Tejada

An article by posted on October 29, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Roundtable: What To Do With Ruben Tejada

Deciding what to do with Ruben Tejada is somewhat of a difficult decision this offseason.  He definitely improved from his horrid 2013 season to become serviceable defensively, and he has always hit lefties relatively well. He’s not a starting shortstop option for the Mets going forward, but as I’ve stated in the past, he can […]

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2015 Breakout Candidate: Kirk Nieuwenhuis

An article by posted on October 27, 2014 0 Comments
2015 Breakout Candidate: Kirk Nieuwenhuis

Wouldn’t it be nice to have another offensive breakout performance in 2015 akin to what we saw from Lucas Duda this season? How amazing would it be to have back to back breakthrough seasons of that magnitude? Could the power-hitting right fielder we so desperately need already be on the roster? Is it possible? Kirk […]

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Mets Road Splits Go To The Heart Of The Matter

An article by posted on October 19, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Road Splits Go To The Heart Of The Matter

The New York Mets have seemingly struggled offensively over the last several years, prompting fans to call for better hitters, and more offense. I know I certainly have. The Mets front office has sometimes responded by signing free agent sluggers like Jason Bay and current Met Curtis Granderson. Two players that both had previously produced […]

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Putting Lucas Duda’s Season in Perspective

An article by posted on September 8, 2014 0 Comments
Putting Lucas Duda’s Season in Perspective

Lucas Duda burst onto the scene in 2011 with a stellar offensive season. “The Dude” finished his rookie season with a .292 batting average, .370 OBP and slugged .482 with an OPS of .852. After a couple of disappointing seasons, it seems as if Duda has finally come into his own. His 27 HRs currently […]

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Who Should Start in the Outfield and Why

An article by posted on July 1, 2014 0 Comments
Who Should Start in the Outfield and Why

With the recent demotion of Wilmer Flores, the Mets front office made the decision to go with six outfielders on their active roster, and no one with any experience at shortstop other than current starter Ruben Tejada.  I’m actually glad that Flores is going down to be mentored by Wally Backman if he isn’t going […]

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Offense Has Been Holding Up Their End Of The Bargain

An article by posted on May 23, 2014 0 Comments
Offense Has Been Holding Up Their End Of The Bargain

If you’re like every Mets fan, through the first 46 games of the season you’ve likely been saying how terrible our offense is, and how we need to trade from our glut of young pitching for a big bat.  After all, the Mets are hitting .234 as a team, while slugging a paltry .351.  Both […]

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Featured Post: The Trials and Blooperations of Terry Collins

An article by posted on May 17, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: The Trials and Blooperations of Terry Collins

I should preface this by saying I was not a fan of the Mets decision to hire Terry Collins to take over as manager prior to the 2011 season.  A change needed to be made, no doubt, but it was a clear signal at that point that the Mets were going to rebuild. Collins has […]

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Mets Defense Leading the Way

An article by posted on April 26, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Defense Leading the Way

What a refreshing sight last night to see the Mets lose the lead, and not quit.  For the first time in what seems like forever, the Mets didn’t mope around as if the game was already over when the Marlins pulled ahead late. Their come from behind victory is exactly the type of game that changes a […]

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It’s Time to End the Ruben Tejada Era at Shortstop

An article by posted on April 16, 2014 0 Comments
It’s Time to End the Ruben Tejada Era at Shortstop

Since the beginning of the 2013 MLB season there have been exactly seven shortstops to amass at least 250 plate appearances and had their services be worth a negative WAR value.  Of those seven shortstops, two are currently on the Mets active roster.  The Magnificent 7 are as follows: Adeiny Hechavarria: 640 PA,  -1.4 WAR […]

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