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Spring Training Wrap: Mets Split A Pair, Mejia Shines

An article by posted on March 23, 2014 0 Comments
Spring Training Wrap: Mets Split A Pair, Mejia Shines

Mets 3, Nationals 1 Jenrry Mejia, who is battling for that fifth spot in the rotation, tossed a gem today and was sharp, dominating and in mid-season form. However, these are the Mets and the best man doesn’t always win. The young righthander hurled 5.0 innings allowing just two hits and a run while striking out […]

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MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Braves, Mets vs Nationals

An article by posted on March 23, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Braves, Mets vs Nationals

He’s Baa-aack… Today’s Mets Action The Mets will play a pair of split squad games today. Jenrry Mejia opposes Washington Nationals righthander Tanner Roark at 1:10 PM in Port St. Lucie. This game will be broadcast on WPIX and WOR 710 AM. In the other game, Carlos Torres opposes Atlanta Braves right-hander Freddy Garcia at 1:05 PM at ESPN Wide […]

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Featured Post: The Reality (or lack thereof) of 90 Wins

An article by posted on March 23, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: The Reality (or lack thereof) of 90 Wins

Let me first go on the record to say that I would much rather have Mets GM Sandy Alderson set an expectation of 90 wins, as opposed to, say, 90 losses. For teams that look to overachieve, the first step is believing you are better than you actually are. And when it was first reported, […]

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MLB Opening Series: Another Reason I am Glad to be a Mets Fan

An article by posted on March 23, 2014 0 Comments
MLB Opening Series: Another Reason I am Glad to be a Mets Fan

The 2014 MLB season opened on Friday with a matchup of the big dollar Los Angeles Dodgers vs. the upstart Arizona Diamondbacks. A division matchup. A big market team vs. an upstart rival with a payroll roughly half of its opponent. It seems this should be a game for MLB to showcase. And it did….sort […]

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Spring Training Recap: Mets 10, Marlins 2

An article by posted on March 22, 2014 0 Comments
Spring Training Recap: Mets 10, Marlins 2

The Mets banged out 13 hits including three home runs to beat the Miami Marlins by a score of 10-2 on Saturday at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter. There were a lot of great story lines in this game for the Mets, but let’s begin with Travis d’Arnaud, who blasted a two-run homer against Miami Marlins […]

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MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Marlins, 1:05 PM (WOR)

An article by posted on March 22, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Marlins, 1:05 PM (WOR)

The New York Mets head to Jupiter to play the Miami Marlins in a 1:05 PM matinee on Saturday at Roger Dean Stadium. The game will be broadcast on WOR 710 AM. Righthander Bartolo Colon, who is expected to start the second game of the season, opposes Marlins lefthander Brad Hand. In his second spring start […]

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Is Batting The Pitcher Eighth A Worthwhile Strategy?

An article by posted on March 22, 2014 0 Comments
Is Batting The Pitcher Eighth A Worthwhile Strategy?

  Mets manager Terry Collins had spoken about the idea of hitting the pitcher eighth on several occasions. On Thursday, he put the idea into practice against the Braves. The result was a 7-6 win over Atlanta. Did the new lineup construction play a major role in the offensive outburst? Probably not. The idea behind […]

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2014 Mets Outfield Projections

An article by posted on March 22, 2014 0 Comments
2014 Mets Outfield Projections

Curtis Granderson, 2.9 fWAR The jewel of the Mets 2013-2014 offseason was one Mr. Curtis Granderson. This one is difficult to project as Granderson changed his whole game after being acquired by the Yankees. The short porch in right field turned him into an all or nothing pull hitter, not unlike the approach of Ike […]

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Mets Wonder If Flores Could Be A Version Of Peralta At Short

An article by posted on March 21, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Wonder If Flores Could Be A Version Of Peralta At Short

March 21 Joel Sherman of the NY Post reports that the Mets are beginning to warm up to the idea of playing Wilmer Flores at shortstop. While the premise of Flores at shortstop was unanimously disregarded when Spring Training began, the idea is becoming more appealing to some Mets brass. Sherman says that now there is a […]

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Spring Training Recap: Mets 9, Twins 1

An article by posted on March 21, 2014 0 Comments
Spring Training Recap: Mets 9, Twins 1

The Mets traveled to Fort Myers today to face the Minnesota Twins at Hammond Stadium with Dillon Gee starting the game and facing Twins Pitcher Ricky Nolasco. The Mets came out on top 9-1 and finally improve their Grapefruit League record over .500, at 11-10. The Mets opened the game fired up with their bats, lacing […]

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