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Colon Stellar Again, But Could Be Traded To Free Up Money

An article by posted on June 14, 2014 0 Comments
Colon Stellar Again, But Could Be Traded To Free Up Money

After allowing a home run with nobody out in the second inning, Bartolo Colon retired the next 18 batters he faced last night, en route to his sixth victory of the season. Colon was dominant for 7.1 innings, allowing just two runs on four hits while walking one and striking out seven. It was the […]

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Mets Frustration On Full Display Last Night

An article by posted on June 13, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Frustration On Full Display Last Night

Mets frustration was on full display in the last 24 hours particularly for David Wright, Anthony Recker and even Matt Harvey who isn’t even on the active roster. This may have been best illustrated during the bottom of the 11th inning in last night’s 5-1 loss to the Brewers. With the bases loaded and one […]

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Matt Harvey Says “Harvey Day” Will Happen Again This Season

An article by posted on March 8, 2014 0 Comments
Matt Harvey Says “Harvey Day” Will Happen Again This Season

Matt Harvey continues to insist that he will pitch season for the Mets. He told followers on Twitter that “Harvey Day will happen in 2014.” Harvey has been making rapid progress since undergoing Tommy John surgery last September on his right elbow. He has already thrown on consecutive days and has told team officials and reporters that he feels great. […]

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Latest On Stephen Drew and Nick Franklin

An article by posted on March 3, 2014 0 Comments
Latest On Stephen Drew and Nick Franklin

Joel Sherman of the New York Post says nothing’s changed at the shortstop front for the Mets and updates us on the latest regarding Stephen Drew and Nick Franklin. Stephen Drew Executives I have spoken with say the Mets have indicated they will not add significantly to their 2014 payroll. Thus, while Drew’s asking price has fallen, it […]

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Baseball Prospectus Releases A Surprising Mets Top Ten Prospect List

An article by posted on February 18, 2014 0 Comments
Baseball Prospectus Releases A Surprising Mets Top Ten Prospect List

Jason Parks of Baseball Prospectus released their Top 10 Mets Prospects this morning, which included a couple of interesting surprises. RHP Noah Syndergaard C Travis d’Arnaud 3B Wilmer Flores RHP Rafael Montero SS Amed Rosario 1B Dominic Smith OF Cesar Puello C Kevin Plawecki CF Brandon Nimmo RHP Marcos Molina Marcos Molina jumps right out as he’s one player I’ve yet to see on any Mets […]

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Could The Mets and Orioles Have Something Brewing?

An article by posted on January 2, 2014 0 Comments
Could The Mets and Orioles Have Something Brewing?

According to Roch Kubatko of MASN, the Orioles may be closing in on a trade to acquire a hitter. “I’ve heard rumblings that executive vice president Dan Duquette is working on a trade and may be at the point where he’s checking medical records.” “Yeah, pretty vague, but that’s another avenue to acquiring a hitter. The Mets […]

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Alderson Says Mets Don’t Intend To Bid On Tanaka

An article by posted on December 26, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson Says Mets Don’t Intend To Bid On Tanaka

The race to add Japanese phenom Masahiro Tanaka is now underway and will continue until 5:00 PM on January 24. Tanaka will have to sign with a team by that date and teams can bid the maximum $20 million posting fee to join in the sweepstakes for the young hurler. However, only the signing team will […]

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Pirates and Mets Among Eight Teams Who Contacted Rafael Furcal

An article by posted on November 25, 2013 0 Comments
Pirates and Mets Among Eight Teams Who Contacted Rafael Furcal

Travis Sawchik of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports the Pirates are one of eight teams to check in on free agent Rafael Furcal, according to his agent. Jorge Castillo of the Star-Ledger, reported earlier this month that the Mets had also contacted the veteran shortstop. Furcal, 36, missed the entire 2013 season with St. Louis after undergoing Tommy John […]

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Pirates Trade For Jaff Decker, DFA Garrett Jones

An article by posted on November 25, 2013 0 Comments
Pirates Trade For Jaff Decker, DFA Garrett Jones

The Pittsburgh Pirates made a few roster moves Monday, but one of them popped out at me, Garrett Jones who was designated for assignment. Jones, 32, was eligible for arbitration for the third time and would have received a raise from his $4.5 million salary in 2013. Incidentally, about $500K more than what the Mets’ Ike Davis was making. […]

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The Pros and Cons of Chris Young

An article by posted on November 22, 2013 0 Comments
The Pros and Cons of Chris Young

I just read a solid all-encompassing article on the newest Mets Chris Young by ESPN’s Mark Simon. I’d encourage you all to read the full article here. Pros Young does two things as a hitter that would seem to be appealing to Mets management. One is that he hits for power, with four seasons of […]

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