Roger N - Big Mets Fan

Roger is a lifelong Mets fan since 1981, now married with kids and still knows that there is no such thing as a bad day at the ballpark with your child. Growing up, he wanted to be either the Second Baseman for the Mets - or their statistician. Follow him at @BigMetsFan1. email him at metsfanontwitter@aol.com

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The Answer Is Contact – Part Deux

An article by posted on August 21, 2014 0 Comments
The Answer Is Contact – Part Deux

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. The answer is CONTACT. We all know the Mets offense has been struggling mightily since the All-Star break. At the break, I wrote how the Mets offense improved as their contact rates improved. As the Mets offense has faltered, guess what? Their contact rates have gone […]

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Who’s Hot / Who’s Not – Minor Leagues

An article by posted on August 20, 2014 0 Comments
Who’s Hot / Who’s Not – Minor Leagues

Who’s Hot: Gonzalez Germen – Las Vegas. Germen has pitched very well since being sent down to Vegas. He hasn’t allowed an earned run in his last 4 outings dating back to August 8th, during which he’s pitched 6 innings, allowed 3 hits, with 2 walks and 7 strikeouts while picking up 2 saves. He […]

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It’s Tough to Snooker Sandy in a Trade

An article by posted on August 15, 2014 0 Comments
It’s Tough to Snooker Sandy in a Trade

Long before becoming General Manager of the Mets, Sandy Alderson was the longtime General Manager of the Oakland A’s. He took over the helm of the A’s after Billy Martin was fired after the 1982 season in which the A’s went 68-94 and finished 5th in the American League West. During his run with the […]

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Who’s Hot, Who’s Not: Montero and Matz Are Nasty Good

An article by posted on August 11, 2014 0 Comments
Who’s Hot, Who’s Not: Montero and Matz Are Nasty Good

Who’s Hot: Chase Bradford,  Las Vegas – The 25 year old righty went to High School in Las Vegas and is no stranger to playing in the desert heat. In the last week, he’s made three appearances out of the pen, collecting 8 of his 9 outs via strikeout while allowing just 1 hit and […]

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Frank Viola Made Mets Debut 25 Years Ago Today

An article by posted on August 2, 2014 0 Comments
Frank Viola Made Mets Debut 25 Years Ago Today

Twenty Five years ago today, on August 2, 1989 – Frank Viola made his New York Mets debut. It was Wednesday night in St. Louis in front of 41,438 at Busch Stadium. Frank went 8 innings while allowing 4 hits, walking 5 batters and striking out 2 batters in a 4-3 victory, earning the victory. […]

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MMO Prospect Watch: Thor Solid, Conforto Keeps Raking

An article by posted on July 27, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Prospect Watch: Thor Solid, Conforto Keeps Raking

Here’s how our Top 10 Prospects performed on Sunday, July 27th. Noah Syndergaard, Las Vegas – Noah went 5.0 innings in a no-decision for the 51s in front of 1,747 at Cashman Field on Sunday. Thor allowed 5 hits, walked 2, struck out 8, and allowed 2 runs (1 earned). On the season, Noah is […]

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The Answer is Contact

An article by posted on July 14, 2014 0 Comments
The Answer is Contact

The Mets rode into the All-Star break on an 8-2 roll as the hottest team in the National League. The eyeball test tells us the same thing that the score sheet is telling us – this is a much improved team and the offense is now clicking right along with the pitching. So what’s the […]

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Kirk Nieuwenhuis is Making the Most of His Latest Opportunity

An article by posted on July 13, 2014 0 Comments
Kirk Nieuwenhuis is Making the Most of His Latest Opportunity

One player who is really surprising me with his recent play is Kirk Nieuwenhuis. As I wrote last year on Mets Minors – Kirk was the forgotten man in the depth chart, a player whose star had fallen to the point where he didn’t even get a September call-up when the rosters expanded. But here he […]

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Murphy’s Status is a Harbinger of Things to Come

An article by posted on July 3, 2014 0 Comments
Murphy’s Status is a Harbinger of Things to Come

The next few weeks leading up to the July 31st trade deadline will be quite telling about the future direction of the Mets and how they see themselves in 2015 and beyond. Most importantly, will Daniel Murphy stay or will he go? I still stand by my earlier statement that the team isn’t as bad as […]

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The Mets Aren’t As Bad As Their Record Suggests

An article by posted on July 1, 2014 0 Comments
The Mets Aren’t As Bad As Their Record Suggests

Despite the Mets best efforts to throw away last night’s game against the Braves, this team really isn’t as bad as their 37-46 record suggests. At nine games under .500, their .446 winning percentage places them 10th in the National League and 23rd in all of Major League Baseball. While a bottom 10 spot does […]

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