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Wilmer Flores Will Get His Shot At Shortstop

An article by posted on February 15, 2014 0 Comments
Wilmer Flores Will Get His Shot At Shortstop

Howard asks… Do you really think Terry Collins will play Wilmer Flores at shortstop and do you think there is any chance he can stick there? Joe D. replies… You never know with Terry Collins, but this time I believe him. I do think Flores will get a very long look at shortstop as he […]

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Predicting Mets Success Through Rose Colored Glases

An article by posted on February 15, 2014 0 Comments
Predicting Mets Success Through Rose Colored Glases

To every baseball fan, no matter what team they root for, four simple words are a clarion call; “pitcher’s and catcher’s report.” We’ve waited for longer than we care to remember through biting cold and winter storm after winter storm, but it’s finally here. The annual pilgrimages to Florida and Arizona are underway, and, so, […]

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Lucas Duda Has the Most to Prove in 2014

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Lucas Duda Has the Most to Prove in 2014

There are many players that have a lot to prove in 2014. Let’s break it down between our position players and pitchers.  Position Players Ruben Tejada needs to prove he is a major league shortstop.  Daniel Murphy needs to prove he can improve defensively, while maintaining his offensive prowess.  Ike Davis needs to prove that […]

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Mets Need Quantum Leaps From Two Of Tejada, Davis, Duda and Lagares

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Mets Need Quantum Leaps From Two Of Tejada, Davis, Duda and Lagares

Here are some excerpts from an exceptional read by Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal entitled, “Mets’ Spending Spree May Not Be a Spree at All.”  Diamond essentially hits on all the points I made in a post I wrote a few days ago, but also touches on some other issues to consider as […]

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Duda To Play In The Outfield, Collins Impressed With Davis

An article by posted on February 14, 2014 0 Comments
Duda To Play In The Outfield, Collins Impressed With Davis

12:30 PM During Terry Collins’ press conference on Friday, he spoke glowingly of Ike Davis who is already in camp. “I’ve been very impressed by Ike Davis,” Collins said. “His bat is coming through the zone better. He really looks better.” Davis understands what’s at stake and realizes that he is “fighting for his life,” according […]

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Source: Yankees Still Have No Interest In Drew

An article by posted on February 14, 2014 0 Comments
Source: Yankees Still Have No Interest In Drew

A source told Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York that the Yankees still aren’t interested in free agent Stephen Drew despite the Derek Jeter announcement. Marchand added that it didn’t sound as if the Yanks were going to change their minds, either. This really doesn’t change anything for the Mets. Sandy Alderson said on Thursday, that […]

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Jenrry Mejia Suddenly Appears To Be On The Outside Looking In

An article by posted on February 14, 2014 0 Comments
Jenrry Mejia Suddenly Appears To Be On The Outside Looking In

It appears that Jenrry Mejia, who was previously considered a lock for the fifth spot in the rotation, is now clearly behind behind veterans Daisuke Matsuzaka and John Lannan who were signed to minor league deals two weeks ago. “I’ve always said those veterans can really get you out of the blocks,” Terry Collins said Friday. “Then, […]

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Latest Mets Disconnect: Campaign To Elect David Wright As #FaceOfMLB

An article by posted on February 14, 2014 0 Comments
Latest Mets Disconnect: Campaign To Elect David Wright As #FaceOfMLB

This fast-dwindling off-season was supposed to be the door to the Promised Land for Mets fans in the Alderson Era. This was the time, we were told, when all the bad old contracts would be off the books, when the Mets would be major players in the free agent market, when talent would matter more […]

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Summary Of Terry Collins Press Conference

An article by posted on February 14, 2014 0 Comments
Summary Of Terry Collins Press Conference

Terry Collins held his first press conference on the Spring on Friday at Tradition Field. Nothing new really, just Terry being Terry. Here’a rundown of what he had to say… Regarding incumbent shortstop Ruben Tejada, Collins said he has rededicated himself. “He’s ready to show people he’s the starting shortstop.” However, Collins insisted that he has […]

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Mets Still Considering A Run At Nelson Cruz… Good Idea?

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Mets Still Considering A Run At Nelson Cruz… Good Idea?

Andy Martino of the Daily News says there is still lingering talk that the Mets are considering a run at free agent Nelson Cruz. I guess if the Mets could get a REAL bargain, his power could could make sense. But given what Sandy Alderson said yesterday at being at the cusp of his payroll […]

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