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Lifelong Mets fan since 1972. I'm a Queens native who grew up in the shadows of Big Shea. I was a huge Craig Swan, Dave Magadan and John Olerud fan. Honored to be a part of such a great site for Mets fans. Ya Gotta Believe!

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Santana Just Keeps Chugging Along

An article by posted on March 8, 2012 0 Comments
Santana Just Keeps Chugging Along

You can believe what you want about whether or not Johan Santana will make a triumphant return to the mound on Opening Day for the Mets, and you can hang on to your doubts that he’ll ever be what he once was. But Santana is tuning you out. He’s locked into his own plan and […]

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Turner Powers Mets 7-0 Win Over Marlins

An article by posted on March 7, 2012 0 Comments
Turner Powers Mets 7-0 Win Over Marlins

It was a great day for Jon Niese and the rest of the Mets this afternoon at Digital Domain Park, as they blanked the Florida Marlins 7-0. Niese faced seven batters in his two innings of work, striking out two and walking one while throwing 19 of 31 pitches for strikes. Niese has been working on […]

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F-Mart Humble After Nice Debut With Astros

An article by posted on March 4, 2012 0 Comments
F-Mart Humble After Nice Debut With Astros

Fernando Martinez had a smashing debut with the Astros today in their 10-1 victory over Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals. The former Met prospect doubled on the first pitch he saw as an Astro, but it was his second hit that had Astro fans buzzing as F-mart clobbered a towering three-run homer to left-center […]

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Wright: It Would Be Weird Seeing Somebody Else Wear No. 8 In A Mets Uniform

An article by posted on March 1, 2012 0 Comments
Wright: It Would Be Weird Seeing Somebody Else Wear No. 8 In A Mets Uniform

Caught this quote by David Wright on ESPN who was commenting on whether the Mets should retire Gary Carter’s No. 8. “Sure, why not? It would make sense,” Wright replied when asked if Carter’s number ought to be retired. “I don’t exactly know the numbers of his Mets career off the top of my head. He […]

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Wally Backman Not A Fan Of The Underdog Tees Either

An article by posted on March 1, 2012 0 Comments

Check out this great SNY interview with Buffalo Bisons manager Wally Backman. Wally gives his thoughts on the Underdog t-shirt and Ithink most of you will love his response. Backman also tabs Familia, Harvey and Gorski as prospects who could soon make an impact on the Mets. He also goes in depth on Daniel Murphy’s transition […]

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Tim Byrdak Is Hulkamania!

An article by posted on February 28, 2012 0 Comments
Tim Byrdak Is Hulkamania!

It’s time for the Mets Spring Training Comedy Hour! In case you missed it yesterday, Mets reliever Tim Byrdak came darting onto the field at Digital Domain Park dressed as professional wrestling legend, Hulk Hogan. And as you can tell by that hilarious photo, he really did pull it off! It’s amazing the things you […]

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Mike Pelfrey: Sink Or Be Sunk

An article by posted on February 27, 2012 0 Comments
Mike Pelfrey: Sink Or Be Sunk

David Lennon of Newsday profiles Mike Pelfrey who came to camp with a big chip on his shoulder. Pelfrey is angry at himself, Lennon says, and as the big right-hander gets ready to begin his fifth season as as a full-time starter for the Mets, Pelfrey knows all to well that unless he rediscovers that […]

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Family, Friends, Teammates Say Goodbye To The Kid

An article by posted on February 25, 2012 0 Comments
Family, Friends, Teammates Say Goodbye To The Kid

More than 1,000 former teammates, family members and friends of Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter paid tribute to him at a church memorial in Palm Beach Gardens on Friday evening. Among the Mets contingent who came to say goodbye to “The Kid,” were former teammates Darryl Strawberry, Jesse Orosco, Wally Backman, Bobby Ojeda, Rusty Staub […]

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Angels Sign Jason Isringhausen

An article by posted on February 23, 2012 0 Comments
Angels Sign Jason Isringhausen

Angels General Manager Jerry Dipoto, announced that he has agreed to terms on a minor league contract with RHP Jason Isringhausen. Isringhausen, 39, appeared in 53 games for the New York Mets in 2011, posting a 3-3 record with seven saves and a 4.05 ERA, walking 24 batters while striking out 44. The right-hander recorded 19 holds while converting seven […]

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Mets Sending Sizable Contingent To Gary Carter Memorial Service

An article by posted on February 21, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Sending Sizable Contingent To Gary Carter Memorial Service

A Mets spokesman announced that a sizable contigent will attend Gary Carter’s funeral on Friday evening in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. The group include Carter’s former teammates Wally Backman, Sid Fernandez, Keith Hernandez, Howard Johnson, Roger McDowell, Bobby Ojeda, Darryl Strawberry, Rusty Staub, Tim Teufel and Mookie Wilson, plus current players Jon Niese, Bobby Parnell, Josh Thole and David Wright. Alderson, Collins and assistant GM John Ricco also plan to attend. The family’s website […]

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