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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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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Collins Whiffed In Yesterday’s Bullpen Mismanagement

An article by posted on April 1, 2014 0 Comments
Collins Whiffed In Yesterday’s Bullpen Mismanagement

After watching mostly every game that Terry Collins has managed with the Mets, it has become more and more apparent that Collins is truly lacking good decision-making skills in regards to the bullpen. On Opening day the Mets are cruising. Up 4-2 in the 7th after putting up four runs against Stephen Strasburg. Dillon Gee pitched […]

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2014 Mets Outfield Projections

An article by posted on March 22, 2014 0 Comments
2014 Mets Outfield Projections

Curtis Granderson, 2.9 fWAR The jewel of the Mets 2013-2014 offseason was one Mr. Curtis Granderson. This one is difficult to project as Granderson changed his whole game after being acquired by the Yankees. The short porch in right field turned him into an all or nothing pull hitter, not unlike the approach of Ike […]

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2014 Mets Projections: Catchers

An article by posted on March 10, 2014 0 Comments
2014 Mets Projections: Catchers

I will be presenting a series of posts projecting the Mets’ 2014 statistical seasons by Catchers, Infielders, Outfielders, Starting Pitchers and Relievers. For the purpose of my analysis, I’ll be sticking to players who will likely comprise the Mets Opening Day Roster. TRAVIS D’ARNAUD, C The No. 1 prospect behind the dish, Travis d’Arnaud, will finally […]

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Lucas Duda Has the Most to Prove in 2014

An article by posted on February 15, 2014 0 Comments
Lucas Duda Has the Most to Prove in 2014

There are many players that have a lot to prove in 2014. Let’s break it down between our position players and pitchers.  Position Players Ruben Tejada needs to prove he is a major league shortstop.  Daniel Murphy needs to prove he can improve defensively, while maintaining his offensive prowess.  Ike Davis needs to prove that […]

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Considering A Mets Infield That Likely Returns Unchanged

An article by posted on February 4, 2014 0 Comments
Considering A Mets Infield That Likely Returns Unchanged

Joe D. asked: Even before last season ended, there was a general sense that the Mets infield would be revamped to some degree for the new season. This was further advanced when Sandy Alderson appeared on WFAN and mentioned first base and shortstop as his two top priorities this Winter. It’s now obvious the same […]

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Considering How The Mets Offseason Has Gone

An article by posted on February 3, 2014 0 Comments
Considering How The Mets Offseason Has Gone

I think the Mets have had a decent off season thus far.  Going into the offseason I felt the Mets needed to sign 7 or 8 players that would be on the 40 man roster for the majority of the 2014 season. Those 7 or 8 would be two outfielders, two relievers, two starting pitchers, […]

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Are We Better In 2014: The Bullpen

An article by posted on February 2, 2014 0 Comments
Are We Better In 2014: The Bullpen

In the final part of the “Are We Better?” series, we’ll focus on the bullpen. On the outside looking in, the 2013 Mets pitching staff seemed like a strength of the organization.  Our rotation finished with the 8th best ERA amongst all teams, and the bullpen seemed to be average, with good seasons from Bobby Parnell, LaTroy […]

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