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Fact or Fiction: Team Building 2007-2011

An article by posted on January 31, 2014 0 Comments
Fact or Fiction: Team Building 2007-2011

Quick confession. I am not going to try and hide my biases simply to preserve some sense of false objectivity. After all, I’m not a journalist. Outside of lying or fabricating data, I have no such pristine burden. What follows are merely opinions, extrapolations, ideas, personal conclusions. I was, however, determined to keep an open […]

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Niese Could Get Opening Day Nod

An article by posted on January 31, 2014 0 Comments
Niese Could Get Opening Day Nod

Adam Rubin writes on ESPNNewYork.com that Jon Niese may get another Opening Day nod from Terry Collins to start the 2014 season. The Mets open the season on March 31 against the Washington Nationals. On Opening Day 2013, Niese pitched a gem and earned a win in the Mets 11-2 laugher. The veteran southpaw finished the season at 8-8, a 3.71 ERA, […]

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Collins: Eric Young Jr Is The Leading Leadoff Candidate

An article by posted on January 30, 2014 0 Comments
Collins: Eric Young Jr Is The Leading Leadoff Candidate

Terry Collins believes that Eric Young Jr. is his primary suitor for the leadoff position in the batting order say Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com. The question, as Rubin also highlights, is how exactly the Mets will get Young into the lineup. The signings of Curtis Granderson and Chris Young have created a bit of a […]

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Are We Better In 2014 Than 2013: The Mets’ Starting Rotation

An article by posted on January 30, 2014 0 Comments
Are We Better In 2014 Than 2013: The Mets’ Starting Rotation

We recently ran through the position players on the current Mets roster, and projected the opening day position players vs the 2013 opening day Mets.  It’s pretty safe to say that we are in much better shape, on paper at least, than we were last year at this time.  Let’s see how the arms stack up […]

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Mets Bullpen Update: Parnell Will Remain Closer If Healthy

An article by posted on January 30, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Bullpen Update: Parnell Will Remain Closer If Healthy

Despite an active offseason by the Mets, little has been done or discussed regarding the bullpen. Andy Martino of the Daily News provides an update on how the ‘pens of New York are rounding out as Spring Training nears. Bobby Parnell has been assured by the team that the closer duties remain his, so long […]

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Native New Yorker John Lannan, Hoping To Secure A Rotation Spot

An article by posted on January 29, 2014 0 Comments
Native New Yorker John Lannan, Hoping To Secure A Rotation Spot

Anthony Dicomo of MLB.com, shared how John Lannan, a native New Yorker, would be thrilled to be able to play baseball close to his home. If Lannan makes the rotation out of spring training, 2014 will the be the first time in his baseball career that he will actually pitch in his own backyard. Lannon grew […]

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Five Mets Crack Law’s Top 100 Prospects – A Nimmo Sighting!

An article by posted on January 29, 2014 0 Comments
Five Mets Crack Law’s Top 100 Prospects – A Nimmo Sighting!

Only two days after naming the Mets as the 6th best Minor League system, ESPN’s Keith Law unveils his 2014 Top 100 Prospects and lo and behold – five Mets… What separates this Top 100 from others we’ve seen so far, is the Nimmo sighting. At the same time, there’s no mention of Wilmer Flores. […]

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As Early As Spring Training, Padded Caps Approved By MLB For Pitchers

An article by posted on January 29, 2014 0 Comments
As Early As Spring Training, Padded Caps Approved By MLB For Pitchers

Paul Hagen shared on MLB.com, that Major League Baseball has approved padded caps for pitchers. This will be optional for pitchers but will give them an opportunity to decide if wearing the cap will be enough protection from dangerous line drives to the head. The new caps will be manufactured by isoBLOX. The company explains […]

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Previewing Mets Opening Day Starter Candidates

An article by posted on January 29, 2014 0 Comments
Previewing Mets Opening Day Starter Candidates

With our injured ace Matt Harvey on the sidelines for imaginably all of 2014 (although Harvey eyes a September return), there is still an argument to be made as to who should be the Mets Opening Day starter. The hurlers that have a shot at standing on the mound on March 31st, 2014 (Mets Opening Day) […]

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Alderson Says Mets Unlikely To Sign Stephen Drew

An article by posted on January 29, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Says Mets Unlikely To Sign Stephen Drew

Anthony DiComo is reporting that in a telephone interview Tuesday evening, general manager Sandy Alderson reiterated that his team is “unlikely” to sign Stephen Drew, despite the shortstop’s perceived lack of suitors on the free-agent market. “We haven’t ruled it out, but I think doing anything is unlikely,” Alderson said. “I think that Stephen will always have […]

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