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Looking Just a Few Days Ahead

An article by posted on July 7, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets are going to be playing for first place this weekend.  Not against the Phillies, but against a resurgent Braves team that is making it feel like the early part of the decade when these two teams were battling for NL East dominance.  And if Jonathan Niese and the Mets can take the rubber […]

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Santana Smooth, Shuts Out Reds 3-0

An article by posted on July 6, 2010 0 Comments

Johan Santana pitched a complete game shutout, and hit his first MLB home run, and the return of Reyes attributed to the 3-0 win against the Reds. Game Notes Johan Santana had something that Mets fans have not seen in a while – life to his fastball, routinely clocking in at 91 MPH and occasionally […]

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Doug’s Dugout: Seeing Red, Mets Slayers, Yard Sales

An article by posted on July 6, 2010 0 Comments

In Doug’s Dugout today we discuss: The Reds, The Sellers, Met Killers, and Carlos Beltran. While the current version of the Cincinnati Reds are not the re-incarnation of “The Big Red Machine,” they can mash with the best of today’s MLB contingent. Currently on a pace to smack 200 homeruns (have 104 after Monday night’s […]

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Cliff Lee Won’t Help The Mets

An article by posted on July 6, 2010 0 Comments

Cliff Lee is one of the best pitchers in the game.  Last year’s performance in the World Series was spectacular.  Lee was brilliant against one of the best if not the best lineup in the game in 2 starts.  The two games that the Phillies won were Lee’s in the Fall Classic. It’s now 2010 […]

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7/5 Minor League Report! Evans, CARSON, ADERLIN, GOMEZ, CONCEPCION (no it’s not 2006!)

An article by posted on July 6, 2010 0 Comments

David will be taking over the Minor League Report starting tomorrow night, and as usual when he posts it, it will be EXCLUSIVELY on MetsProspectHub, apologies to those of you who read this thing on NYFS or MetsMerized. I should be back sometime around the week of the 26th. AAA International League: Buffalo 6/9/1, Syracuse […]

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7/4 Minor League Report! Fernando, NIEUWENHUIS, RATLIFF, CECILIANI, VAUGHN!

An article by posted on July 5, 2010 0 Comments

AAA International League: Buffalo 10/12/0, Syracuse 2/7/1 2b Justin Turner 2 for 5, 2 runs, 2b, 2 RBI, K, .272 ss Luis Hernandez 3 for 4, run, 3b, 2 RBI, .400 cf Jorge Padilla 1 for 4, run, RBI, K, .333 1b Mike Jacobs 1 for 3, 2 runs, HR, RBI, 2 BBs, K, .258 […]

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Jerry Manuel – The Destroyer of Arms

An article by posted on July 4, 2010 0 Comments

Brian Stokes. Fernando Nieve. Raul Valdes. Sean Green. No, I am not listing the all “keep those guys off my team” list – this is a listing of the guys Jerry Manuel has ridden like a 1981 Chevy Astrovan across the border. Jerry Manuel is to the concept of MLB bullpens and how to keep […]

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K-Rod Fail: Nats Walkoff All Over Mets Again

An article by posted on July 3, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets end up losing 6-5 to the Nationals on a walk-off hit for Pudge Rodriguez off of closer Frankie Rodriguez in the bottom of the ninth. It’s the 10th time the Mets gave up the lead in the opposing team’s final at bats. Game Summary R.A. Dickey gets back to his impressive pitching streak after receiving […]

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7/3 Minor League Report! NIEUWENHUIS, JA ROD!

An article by posted on July 3, 2010 0 Comments

AAA International League: Buffalo 0/5/0, Rochester 1/5/0 2b Justin Turner 0 for 4, K, .269 ss Luis Hernandez 1 for 3, BB, K, .313 cf Jorge Padilla 1 for 4, K, .339 dh Mike Jacobs 1 for 4, .257 1b Val Pascucci 1 for 4, 3 Ks, .226 rf Fernando Martinez 1 for 4, .250 […]

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Let’s Play Final Jeopardy: And The Answer Is, Cliff Lee!

An article by posted on July 3, 2010 0 Comments

Throughout my time writing for Mets Merized, I’ve always been one who preaches the rare virtue of patience.  The formula is straightforward.  Keep and develop your minor leaguers, complement them with a few key free agents, and over time you will have built a long lasting winning team.  It’s a simple theory but of course […]

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