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Eric Campbell Wants To Add Catcher To Utility Belt

An article by posted on February 13, 2015 0 Comments
Eric Campbell Wants To Add Catcher To Utility Belt

Eric Campbell recently told reporter Paul Ivice that he wants to add catching to his skill set. “I realized years ago that was going to be my ticket as a utility guy, and if another position needs to be added, I’m all for it.” (Newsday Feb 13) Campbell, 28, slashed .263/.322/.358 in 190 at bats […]

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Top 5 National League Rotations

An article by posted on February 13, 2015 0 Comments
Top 5 National League Rotations

With only seven days until pitchers and catchers report to St. Lucie, Mike Vorkunov of NJ.com ranks the top five starting rotations in the National League. 1. Nationals 2. Dodgers 3. Mets – Matt Harvey is back to the top of a formidable rotation. Even if Harvey cannot be the swaggering, dominant ace he was […]

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Ron Darling Will Do Play-By-Play For Spring Games

An article by posted on February 13, 2015 0 Comments
Ron Darling Will Do Play-By-Play For Spring Games

Mets color commentator and pitching analyst, Ron Darling, will call seven of SNY’s sixteen televised spring training games starting next month (Newsday). Darling asked executive producer Curt Gowdy Jr. about the role, and he decided to give Darling a chance at it. “I wanted the versatility,” said Darling, an SNY analyst since 2006 and also […]

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LHP Joe Thatcher Signs Minor League Deal With Astros

An article by posted on February 13, 2015 0 Comments
LHP Joe Thatcher Signs Minor League Deal With Astros

Chris Cotillo is now reporting that LHP Joe Thatcher has signed a minor league deal with the Houston Astros. February 12 According to Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish, the Mets are among 10 teams that have expressed interest in lefthanded reliever Joe Thatcher. Thatcher, 33, had a 3.86 ERA in 53 appearances for the D-Backs and […]

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Steve Phillips Recollects Acquiring Mike Piazza

An article by posted on February 11, 2015 0 Comments
Steve Phillips Recollects Acquiring Mike Piazza

Today former Mets General Manager Steve Phillips discussed his decision to acquire Mike Piazza in a blockbuster trade with the Florida Marlins on MLB Network Radio (Metsblog). He explained that the best trade is often the one that you don’t make. “Back in 1997, 1998, we had a good little team with the Mets, but […]

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Wheeler Emerging As Confident Cornerstone

An article by posted on February 11, 2015 0 Comments
Wheeler Emerging As Confident Cornerstone

Kevin Kernan (New York Post) collected the thoughts of one of NY’s emerging young pitchers, Zack Wheeler, who has become more vocal this offseason as the team approaches what should be a turning point.  2015 is being presented as the year when excuses will be laid to rest and winning will be restored. “…Wheeler likes […]

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Will Murphy Get Traded At Deadline?

An article by posted on February 11, 2015 0 Comments
Will Murphy Get Traded At Deadline?

Alex asks… Do you think the Mets will trade Daniel Murphy before the trade deadline? It’s pretty clear they are not extending him. Let’s say the Mets go into July with a slim one game lead on the second wild card (I wish!) and Daniel Murphy is having another All Star season and in the […]

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Mets First Draft Pick Will Be 53rd Overall

An article by posted on February 11, 2015 0 Comments
Mets First Draft Pick Will Be 53rd Overall

The order for the MLB draft is now set with James Shields signing with the San Diego Padres. Since the Mets forfeited their first round pick to sign free agent Michael Cuddyer, they will not make a selection until number 53 during the second round according to Baseball America. This is the first draft during […]

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New Commish Says Wilpons Will Raise Payroll When They Deem It Worthwhile

An article by posted on February 10, 2015 0 Comments
New Commish Says Wilpons Will Raise Payroll When They Deem It Worthwhile

According to a report by Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, New MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said he has no doubt that Mets ownership has the capacity to boost its payroll if it deems it worthwhile. “For a whole host of reasons, it’s really not my position to predict when I think they need to […]

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Granderson Understands That He Needs To Deliver

An article by posted on February 10, 2015 0 Comments
Granderson Understands That He Needs To Deliver

When the Mets signed  Curtis Granderson to a four-year, $60 million dollar contract last off-season, he was expected to be the dangerous lefthanded cleanup hitter that the team desperately needed. However, he underperformed in his first year with the Mets, hitting just .227 with 20 home runs and a .714 OPS. He eventually lost the […]

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