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Niese Could Return April 6th

An article by posted on March 24, 2014 0 Comments
Niese Could Return April 6th

After a successful 45-pitch bullpen session earlier today, Mets lefty Jon Niese is eyeing an April 6th return according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. Niese is battling inflammation in his pitching elbow, and has been receiving treatment along with cortisone injections in an attempt to get back on the mound. “It felt great,” […]

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This Day In Mets Infamy With Rusty: Random Thoughts Edition

An article by posted on March 24, 2014 0 Comments
This Day In Mets Infamy With Rusty: Random Thoughts Edition

So here we stand a week from opening day and there are still as many questions as there are answers. Who’s on first? Will Ruben Tejada be the starting shortstop come March 31st – or will the solution come via trade or free agent signing? ( I’m looking at you Stephen Drew !!) And can Jonathon […]

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Is Batting The Pitcher Eighth A Worthwhile Strategy?

An article by posted on March 22, 2014 0 Comments
Is Batting The Pitcher Eighth A Worthwhile Strategy?

  Mets manager Terry Collins had spoken about the idea of hitting the pitcher eighth on several occasions. On Thursday, he put the idea into practice against the Braves. The result was a 7-6 win over Atlanta. Did the new lineup construction play a major role in the offensive outburst? Probably not. The idea behind […]

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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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Curtis Granderson and the 20-20-20-20 club

An article by posted on March 19, 2014 0 Comments
Curtis Granderson and the 20-20-20-20 club

Baseball Digest once called the 20-20-20-20 club the most exclusive in all of baseball. It is actually so rare that only four players have been a part of it in baseball history. Back in 2007, our very own Curtis Granderson became a member of this exclusive club as a member of the Detroit Tigers, and […]

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How Juan Lagares Is Worth More Runs Than Eric Young, Jr.

An article by posted on March 18, 2014 0 Comments
How Juan Lagares Is Worth More Runs Than Eric Young, Jr.

Plenty has been said about who the Mets should have lead-off in their 2014 batting order. It seems like Eric Young, Jr. is the leading candidate, with his candidacy coming at the possible expense of defensive extraordinaire Juan Lagares. Mets fans have voiced their frustration about this on Twitter. It is time to take a […]

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Oakland Athletics Could Emerge as Potential Trade Partner for Mets

An article by posted on March 17, 2014 0 Comments
Oakland Athletics Could Emerge as Potential Trade Partner for Mets

With ulnar collateral ligament tears occurring at higher rates than the common cold, it seems like every team is holding their breath, hoping their projected rotation stays intact as opening day approaches. The Oakland Athletics’ Jarrod Parker is the most recent pitcher to eventually have to succumb to the knife of Dr. James Andrews. With […]

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Success and Lineup Consistency

An article by posted on March 16, 2014 0 Comments
Success and Lineup Consistency

During the MLB Network broadcast of Reds, Brewers game, the color commentator suggested that in order for a team to be successful, they need consistency in their lineup. The commentator insisted that a lineup must include a leadoff man who maintains that slot in the lineup every day. He went on to mention that for […]

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Where did Ruben Tejada go wrong?

An article by posted on March 14, 2014 0 Comments
Where did Ruben Tejada go wrong?

There was a brief time in 2012, as Mets fans tried to recover from the loss of Jose Reyes, that Ruben Tejada seemed to have promise. With his recent struggles, and never-ending love/hate relationship projected upon him by Mets management, it is hard to remember those days. It makes me wonder: Where did Ruben Tejada […]

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Wheeler’s Command Not as Bad as it Seems

An article by posted on March 14, 2014 0 Comments
Wheeler’s Command Not as Bad as it Seems

In a fantastic Fangraphs piece written by Jeff Sullivan, he acknowledges the imperfections in Zack Wheeler’s command and introduces the possibility of the receivers catching Wheeler playing a role in last season’s strike numbers. Sullivan states that Wheeler certainly needs to polish his command to reach his lofty expectations. He’s always walked batters in the […]

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