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Steven Matz Makes Grapefruit League Debut

An article by posted on March 3, 2014 0 Comments
Steven Matz Makes Grapefruit League Debut

You’ve heard the name before, but 2013 was the first real look at the Mets’ LHP prospect Steven Matz due to him missing significant time recovering from arm injuries. I recently named him as my Mets’ pitching prospect to watch in 2014, as he seems to be on a path to be named a top-five […]

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Inside Look: Dead Arm Syndrome

An article by posted on February 26, 2014 0 Comments
Inside Look: Dead Arm Syndrome

Here is a little more information about what Jon Niese thinks he is experiencing, and why the Mets are sending him back to New York for a MRI. The following is taken from Wikipedia: Dead arm syndrome starts with repetitive motion and forces on the posterior capsule of the shoulder. The posterior capsule is a band of fibrous […]

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Bartolo Colon Held Out Of Workouts Due To Tight Calf

An article by posted on February 26, 2014 0 Comments
Bartolo Colon Held Out Of Workouts Due To Tight Calf

Terry Collins advised the reporters earlier today that Bartolo Colon is experiencing some tightness in his calf. Colon was held out of team workouts on Wednesday, and instead, rode the stationary bike. Adam Rubin reported that Collins said ”I just told Bartolo this morning, ‘Hey, look, stay in and get some treatment.’ He rode the bike […]

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It’s Clear That Ike Davis Is The Best Option At First Base For The Mets

An article by posted on February 26, 2014 0 Comments
It’s Clear That Ike Davis Is The Best Option At First Base For The Mets

Ike Davis is two seasons removed from his breakout campaign in 2012, where he belted 32 homeruns. It’s such a rare feat in major league baseball to hit 30-plus homeruns that only 5-10% of players do this, on average, any given season. You can’t hit 30 homeruns in a season by accident. Davis gets a […]

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Mets Still Unimpressed With Ruben Tejada

An article by posted on February 25, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Still Unimpressed With Ruben Tejada

The Ruben Tejada saga won’t go away. The Mets have been linked to free-agent Stephen Drew, and now to Nick Franklin, evidentally because they are not convinced that Ruben Tejada is the everyday shortstop. We know this because if they were convinced Tejada was their man, we still wouldn’t be having these discussions. Early news […]

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Featured Post: Can Eric Young Have a .350 OBP If He Bunts More?

An article by posted on February 21, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: Can Eric Young Have a .350 OBP If He Bunts More?

“Know what the difference between hitting .250 and .300 is? It’s 25 hits. 25 hits in 500 at bats is 50 points, okay? There’s 6 months in a season, that’s about 25 weeks. That means if you get just one extra flare a week – just one – a gorp… you get a groundball, you […]

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Noah Syndergaard and the “Hook from Hell”

An article by posted on February 18, 2014 0 Comments
Noah Syndergaard and the “Hook from Hell”

If you read some of the reports coming out of Port St. Lucie yesterday, you would think everyone just crawled out from under a rock. I can’t remember the last time a bullpen session caused so much buzz. Noah Syndergaard, the Mets’ No. 1 prospect, put on an incredible show yesterday. What was everyone expecting? […]

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Mets Camp Almost At Full Attendance Already

An article by posted on February 18, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Camp Almost At Full Attendance Already

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN.com, “the Mets have pretty much everyone in camp, including position players, even though those players are not required to report until Thursday.” The two players that were invited and still weren’t in camp are Omar Quintanilla and Wilmer Flores. Flores was due to arrive this morning, after finishing his […]

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The Mets May Look Great in Their Uniforms, But Can They Play?

An article by posted on February 18, 2014 0 Comments
The Mets May Look Great in Their Uniforms, But Can They Play?

If the way the Mets look in their uniforms this spring is any indication of how well they will play, the Mets may be on pace for a playoff run this season. The problem is, the correlation of a player’s waist size and the ability to hit a major league fastball…or curveball…or slider…or changeup, is […]

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Can The Mets Win 85-90 Games In 2014?

An article by posted on February 7, 2014 0 Comments
Can The Mets Win 85-90 Games In 2014?

Most analysts have the Mets already penciled into third or fourth place in the NL East for 2014. They are looking up and down at team rosters, giving their projections based on the players on those rosters. A roster is simply a list of names. It can’t tell you if a player is going to […]

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