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Valdespin Playing Right Field During Winter Ball, What It Means For The Mets

An article by posted on October 16, 2012 0 Comments
Valdespin Playing Right Field During Winter Ball, What It Means For The Mets

Adam Rubin of ESPN tweeted yesterday that Jordany Valdespin would be playing right field in the Dominican Winter League. This went against what most believed – that Valdespin would be playing second base this winter. I recently did an end of the year review for Valdespin on another Mets website, so this is the perfect […]

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What If The Rumored Contract Offer For David Wright Is Just A Ruse?

An article by posted on October 11, 2012 0 Comments
What If The Rumored Contract Offer For David Wright Is Just A Ruse?

I don’t know about other Mets fans, but there is a little voice in the back of my head that keeps telling me not to trust all the information being leaked to the media regarding the David Wright contract negotiations. When I first read it, I thought the Mets were finally making things right with […]

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Is Daniel Murphy The Answer At Second Base?

An article by posted on October 10, 2012 0 Comments
Is Daniel Murphy The Answer At Second Base?

It seems that there is a portion of the fan base that still doesn’t think that Daniel Murphy is the second baseman of the future for the New York Mets. Maybe it’s because it looks as if Murphy is an extra outfielder at times, based on where he positions himself (short right field), but I […]

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Kirk Nieuwenhuis In Centerfield: A Good Plan, Or Act Of Desperation?

An article by posted on October 9, 2012 0 Comments
Kirk Nieuwenhuis In Centerfield: A Good Plan, Or Act Of Desperation?

Unless the Wilpons hit the Powerball jackpot in the next couple of months, the Mets are not likely to sign any big name free-agents, a la Josh Hamilton, to play centerfield. Barring any off-season trades (I don’t see anything significant occurring), Kirk Nieuwenhuis will be the Mets opening day centerfielder. Beam me up, Sandy. Captain […]

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Some Things To Watch For This Playoff Season

An article by posted on October 5, 2012 0 Comments
Some Things To Watch For This Playoff Season

I am reminded of that Christmas song…”it’s the most wonderful time of the year.” It doesn’t get any better than playoff time. I’m bummed that the Mets aren’t playing significant baseball again this fall, but I guess it does give us an opportunity to sit back and enjoy these games and celebrate this great game […]

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How To Fix The Mets According To The Movies

An article by posted on October 4, 2012 0 Comments
How To Fix The Mets According To The Movies

The four things the Mets have to do this off-season to keep the Moneyball project going strong according to the movies… 1. Hire Jonah Hill immediately to assist Sandy Alderson in the front office. 2. Trade Ike Davis. Find a guy with nerve damage in his throwing arm to play first base. Why? Because walks are […]

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Should The Mets Bring Back Kelly Shoppach?

An article by posted on October 2, 2012 0 Comments
Should The Mets Bring Back Kelly Shoppach?

As they close the door on yet another disappointing season, and start looking towards 2013, catcher is definitely one of the areas of concern for the New York Mets. Josh Thole isn’t coming around offensively, so the Mets brought in Shoppach earlier this year to see if he would be a viable option for 2013. […]

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Mets Bullpen Continues To Keep Mets Fans On The Edge Of Their Seats

An article by posted on September 28, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Bullpen Continues To Keep Mets Fans On The Edge Of Their Seats

The thought crossed everyone’s mind yesterday afternoon – I can’t believe the bullpen is going to blow this three run lead for Dickey. They flashed to Dickey very briefly, as he sat in the dugout during the ninth inning of yesterday’s game, with his twentieth victory hanging in the balance, and he looked about as […]

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Zack Wheeler Will Be In Starting Rotation on Opening Day 2013

An article by posted on September 26, 2012 0 Comments
Zack Wheeler Will Be In Starting Rotation on Opening Day 2013

2012 may not be over yet, but everyone is already looking ahead to 2013 and beyond, for a glimmer of hope. One of those glimmers is starting pitcher Zack Wheeler. Deemed a savior by Mets fans, the Mets organization doesn’t seem to be in much of a hurry to throw him into the New York limelight. Well […]

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Met’s Won’t Release Jason Bay, So What’s Next For The Slugger?

An article by posted on September 25, 2012 0 Comments
Met’s Won’t Release Jason Bay, So What’s Next For The Slugger?

It comes as no surprise that the New York Mets have gone on record as saying they will not be releasing Jason Bay prior to the 2013 season. With the amount of money that is invested in Jason Bay, it is better to hang on to him and see if he can turn it around, […]

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