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Considering How The Mets Offseason Has Gone

An article by posted on February 3, 2014 0 Comments
Considering How The Mets Offseason Has Gone

I think the Mets have had a decent off season thus far.  Going into the offseason I felt the Mets needed to sign 7 or 8 players that would be on the 40 man roster for the majority of the 2014 season. Those 7 or 8 would be two outfielders, two relievers, two starting pitchers, […]

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Lies, Lies and More Damned Lies

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Lies, Lies and More Damned Lies

1. It’s All In The Rearview Mirror “It’s all in the rearview mirror,” Wilpon said about past financial woes last year as the 2013 spring training started, “The family is in great shape. The family really is in great shape. There’s no one in my family — there’s the Katz family, the Wilpon family, kids […]

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Hits & Misses: Mets Going Dutch, Still Searching For Reyes’ Replacement

An article by posted on February 3, 2014 0 Comments
Hits & Misses: Mets Going Dutch, Still Searching For Reyes’ Replacement

On Saturday, we posted something about the article in the New York Times by Tim Rohan about some of the Mets players that were going to the strength and conditioning camp in Michigan run by Mets adviser, Mike Barwis. The training program was voluntary, but it was the Mets who suggested to Ruben Tejada and […]

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It’s Snowing Outside, But The Mets Are Playing Baseball In PSL

An article by posted on February 3, 2014 0 Comments
It’s Snowing Outside, But The Mets Are Playing Baseball In PSL

As I look out my window I see snow falling and accumulating with a brisk wind thrown in for good measure. Yes, New York is caught up in yet another storm. But meanwhile at Port St. Lucie, the sun is bright and about 30 players have already arrived and are doing unofficial workouts with manager […]

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Are We Better In 2014: The Bullpen

An article by posted on February 2, 2014 0 Comments
Are We Better In 2014: The Bullpen

In the final part of the “Are We Better?” series, we’ll focus on the bullpen. On the outside looking in, the 2013 Mets pitching staff seemed like a strength of the organization.  Our rotation finished with the 8th best ERA amongst all teams, and the bullpen seemed to be average, with good seasons from Bobby Parnell, LaTroy […]

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Wilmer Flores Looks Ready For Battle

An article by posted on February 2, 2014 0 Comments
Wilmer Flores Looks Ready For Battle

We’ve all heard the jokes about the Mets sending Ruben Tejada, Wilmer Flores and Lucas Duda to do some offseason training this Winter, AKA Fat Camp. However, the truth is that the placed is a state of the art facility that gets their athletes stronger, faster and more focused on their physical performance. Tim Rohan […]

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The Nickel and Dime Image of the Mets

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The Nickel and Dime Image of the Mets

In an article that was very critical of the Mets, Barry Federovitch fired several shots across the bow of the franchise with his point being that the Mets continue to come up short on and off the field. The nickel-and-dime image of the Mets hasn’t completely gone away, and with the Yankees spending as much as […]

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How Punxsutawney Phil Predicts the Mets Season

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How Punxsutawney Phil Predicts the Mets Season

Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow today, which means we are in for a Long Winter… But what does that mean for the Mets? Unfortunately, it’s not a good sign. Since 1962, Phil’s predictions of Long Winters have by and large not boded well for the Orange and Blue. 2014 marks the 41st time the world […]

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Emilio Bonifacio? No Thanks…

An article by posted on February 1, 2014 0 Comments
Emilio Bonifacio? No Thanks…

After the Royals officially announced that they re-signed veteran left-hander Bruce Chen, they curiously added that they designated infielder Emilio Bonifacio for assignment in order to make room for him on the 40-man roster. I say curious not because I think he’s a solid player, but because the Royals could have non-tendered him long ago, […]

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Mets’ Prospects of The Early Years: Dick Selma, RHP

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Mets’ Prospects of The Early Years: Dick Selma, RHP

Dick Selma was probably considered the Mets’ top pitching prospect from the day he signed a $20,000 bonus contract in early 1963. The small (5’11, 160 lbs.) but hard-throwing righthander out of Fresno, California was assigned to Salinas of the California League in 1963 where he led the league in strikeouts and ERA and was […]

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