Bartolo Colon was an interesting gamble for Mets general manager Sandy Alderson in the off-season. I believe Sandy had every intention of flipping Colon for young prospects prior to this year’s trade deadline. Bartolo’s Cy Young caliber performance in Oakland last year was expected to carry over to Flushing in 2014 and while it hasn’t […]
Michael Mandelkern is a New Yorker born and raised. He will graduate from New York University in May with a double major in Journalism and English. He has written about the New York Mets for several publications, including FOX Sports and Bleacher Report. Follow him on Twitter at @metsonymind where he is always eager to talk Mets.
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Lucas Duda went 0-for-3 with a strikeout and a walk on April 18, the same day that the New York Mets Ike Davis was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Duda ended the day with a .256/.333/.465 slash line and has trended upwards in Davis’ absence. But now Duda is the man at first base and […]
Eric Young Jr. is not an ideal leadoff hitter. He is the best candidate on the New York Mets, but that is not saying much. Once Juan Lagares returns, Young Jr. should not even be in the conversation as an everyday player. Since Young Jr. made his MLB debut in 2009, he only exceeded 100 […]