Harris Decker

1988. I was born in 1988 and as Mets fans we all know what that means. I lived through 1969 by hearing old stories from Tom Seaver and relived 1986 over and over in my head, pretending I was there as the final out was recorded. Being a Mets fan isn't easy and it isn't always fun but all of the bad will make the good so much sweeter. Baseball games aren't sprints and neither is building a winning team. I'm here for the long haul. Let's Go Mets!

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Mets Wasted No Time Saying “No Way” On Joe Maddon

An article by posted on October 25, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Wasted No Time Saying “No Way” On Joe Maddon

After opting out from his contract with the Tampa Bay Rays, we now know that Joe Maddon is the hottest commodity on the baseball market, with as many as 5-6 organizations expressing serious interest in the highly regarded manager. Not surprising. But what I did find very surprising was how quick the Mets were to say […]

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Kevin Long, Front Office Might Not See Eye-To-Eye

An article by posted on October 24, 2014 0 Comments
Kevin Long, Front Office Might Not See Eye-To-Eye

Yesterday the Mets announced the hiring of Kevin Long as the new batting coach (or as they call it hitting instructor). This move makes sense for a number of reasons. On top of that list is the work he did with Curtis Granderson while they were both with the Yankees. You could argue that a […]

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World Series Thread: Royals vs Giants, 8:00 PM (Game 3)

An article by posted on October 24, 2014 0 Comments
World Series Thread: Royals vs Giants, 8:00 PM (Game 3)

Kansas City Royals vs. San Francisco Giants Game 3: Friday, 8:00 PM ET on FOX Jeremy Guthrie (0-0, 1.80) vs. Tim Hudson (0-0, 3.29) With the series tied at one game a piece, the Giants and Royals head west for three games at AT&T Park in San Francisco. Despite an 11 year major league career, this will […]

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Mets Announce Kevin Long As New Hitting Coach

An article by posted on October 23, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Announce Kevin Long As New Hitting Coach

The Mets have announced that Kevin Long will become the hitting coach for the Mets. In a statement released to the media, Sandy Alderson said the following: “Kevin’s experience, success and wealth of knowledge make him the perfect fit as our hitting instructor. This is a very positive step for the Mets. We welcome Kevin, […]

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Juan Lagares Is Gold Glove Finalist

An article by posted on October 23, 2014 0 Comments
Juan Lagares Is Gold Glove Finalist

Update (October 23rd, 2:00 PM) According to ESPN’s Adam Rubin, Juan Lagares has been named one of the three finalists for the National League Gold Glove Award in center-field. The other two finalists are Billy Hamilton and Denard Span. The award, which is based on both input from managers and fielding metrics will be announced […]

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Michael Conforto Made A Strong First Impression

An article by posted on October 23, 2014 0 Comments
Michael Conforto Made A Strong First Impression

When players are drafted, it’s often difficult to see what the future holds for them. For every Mike Trout there’s a Lastings Milledge and for every Matt Harvey there’s a Mark Prior. Predicting baseballs future has become a huge industry and no one ever knows for sure. One post on Bleacher Report listed Michael Conforto […]

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Royals Letting Yordano Ventura Exceed Innings Limit

An article by posted on October 23, 2014 0 Comments
Royals Letting Yordano Ventura Exceed Innings Limit

Innings limits have become the norm in baseball and for many it’s at the cost of great baseball. Sure you want to take care of young arms but treating all pitchers the same doesn’t make sense. No two bodies are the same and the Royals are trying to push their young co-ace Yordano Ventura past […]

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Alderson’s Draft Picks Are Indication Of Long Term Plan

An article by posted on October 21, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson’s Draft Picks Are Indication Of Long Term Plan

The hardest thing about building a winning team is the anticipation. Before 1996, there were no guarantees that Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera and the rest of a very young Yankees team would prosper at the same time, if at all. The same can be said about the 1986 Mets. Frank Cashen took Darryl Strawberry with […]

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Beltran Could Have Altered Fate For World Series Teams

An article by posted on October 21, 2014 0 Comments
Beltran Could Have Altered Fate For World Series Teams

The trade that sent Carlos Beltran to the San Francisco Giants for Zack Wheeler set off a chain of events that could have impacted the fates of both the Giants and Royals. Beltran went on to sign with the Cardinals during the following offseason and then signed a three-year deal with the Yankees before the 2014 […]

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World Series Game Thread: Giants vs Royals, 8:07 PM

An article by posted on October 21, 2014 0 Comments
World Series Game Thread: Giants vs Royals, 8:07 PM

Game 1 San Francisco Giants at Kansas City Royals, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 8:07 PM, FOX Madison Bumgarner (2-1, 1.42 ERA, 31.2 IP) vs. James Shields (1-0, 5.63 ERA, 16 IP) The World Series kicks off tonight at 8:07 PM in Kansas City, Missouri. Madison Bumgarner will face off against “Big Game” James Shields. These two […]

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