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Jordany Valdespin Against Left-Handed Pitching

An article by posted on May 5, 2013 0 Comments
Jordany Valdespin Against Left-Handed Pitching

Jordany Valdespin was initially slated not to start against LHP Chris Sale on Tuesday according to Terry Collins and as reported by Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. That’s irrelevant now that Sale was moved up to pitch on Monday and will not pitch against the Mets after all. Michael Baron of MetsBlog pointed out that against left-handed […]

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Opening Day Roster Set, Turner Avoids DL, Tomorrow’s Lineup

An article by posted on March 31, 2013 0 Comments
Opening Day Roster Set, Turner Avoids DL, Tomorrow’s Lineup

The Mets announced Justin Turner will not go on the DL and will be on the Opening Day roster. Zach Lutz was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas to make room for him. The Opening Day Lineup will look like this: Collin Cowgill, CF Daniel Murphy, 2B David Wright, 3B Ike Davis, 1B Marlon Byrd, RF Lucas […]

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Mets Fan Base Ranks At Bottom When It Comes To Team Loyalty

An article by posted on March 27, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Fan Base Ranks At Bottom When It Comes To Team Loyalty

In an article by Robert Passikoff on Forbes.com, the Mets fan base ranked almost at the bottom when it comes to team loyalty. According to their Sports Fan Loyalty Index, Mets fans ranked 26 out among all 30 MLB teams when it comes to supporting the team. The top five loyal fan bases are: New […]

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Harvey Lights Up Radar Guns, Says He Strives For Perfection Every Time

An article by posted on March 19, 2013 0 Comments
Harvey Lights Up Radar Guns, Says He Strives For Perfection Every Time

If you want to get your Matt Harvey fill on this Mets off-day, check out this post by Marc Carig of Newsday, who caught up with the Mets right-hander after yesterday’s start against the Cards. Carig says that during one point in the game, Harvey reached back and unleashed a 100 mph fastball against the […]

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Shaun Marcum Pulled From Rotation, Out Until Early To Mid March

An article by posted on February 28, 2013 0 Comments
Shaun Marcum Pulled From Rotation, Out Until Early To Mid March

Anthony DiComo of MLB.com, is reporting that right-hander Shaun Marcum has been temporarily removed from the Mets Grapefruit League rotation, but is not injured. Manager Terry Collins said Marcum wants to concentrate on a long-toss program designed to strengthen his shoulder, which gave him trouble last spring. He will return to game action in early to mid-March. […]

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DiComo: Mets Keep Their Cursed 11th Overall Pick

An article by posted on February 11, 2013 0 Comments

This comment from Anthony DiComo of MLB.com, kind of put things into perspective for me, or at the very least it gives one pause to consider what just happened tonight. So what exactly did the Mets fight to keep? The 11th overall Draft pick has a bizarre history of busts relative to the picks around […]

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Mets Spring Training Uniform Numbers

An article by posted on February 11, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Spring Training Uniform Numbers

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York gets the scoop on what uniform numbers all the players in camp will be wearing this Spring. 1. Jordany Valdespin, if/of 2. Justin Turner, if/of 3. Omar Quintanilla, ss 4. Collin Cowgill, of 5. David Wright, 3b 6. Marlon Byrd, of 9. Kirk Nieuwenhuis, of 11. Ruben Tejada, ss 12. Brandon Hicks, if 15. Travid d’Arnaud, c 16. Brian […]

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Piazza Denies Taking Steroids, Expresses Disappointment In Hall Voting

An article by posted on February 9, 2013 0 Comments
Piazza Denies Taking Steroids, Expresses Disappointment In Hall Voting

In his first interview since being denied first-ballot entry into the Hall of Fame, Mike Piazza spoke candidly with David Waldstein of the New York Times ahead of the release of his autobiography, Long Shot, due out on February 11. In the book, Piazza admits to using androstenedione as part of a supplement pack until the outcry […]

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Going All-Out On Bourn Seems Like Business As Usual

An article by posted on February 4, 2013 0 Comments
Going All-Out On Bourn Seems Like Business As Usual

What would you say the odds are that the Mets sign Michael Bourn? It’s been well documented that the Mets won’t make him an official offer unless they know that their first round pick is protected – you all know the story. But it was also reported that the Mets are willing and prepared to […]

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Dice-K Talking With Mets? Not So Fast…

An article by posted on February 3, 2013 0 Comments
Dice-K Talking With Mets? Not So Fast…

Updated by Joe D. Here we go again… Last month’s rumor that Daisuke Matsuzaka was being courted by the Mets, as reported by Hochi Shimbun from a Japanese newspaper, is making the rounds again today. This rumor was already shot down by the Mets two weeks ago, when a team source immediately disputed the report by Shimbun to […]

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