Mets News & Notes

Mid-Season Grades Are Coming In…

An article by posted on July 15, 2014 0 Comments
Mid-Season Grades Are Coming In…

I always enjoy checking out all the mid-season grades that come out during the All Star break and so far we have Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Mike Puma of the NY Post and Mike Vorkunov of the Star-Ledger checking in. Here is a small spattering of what they are saying: ESPN New York […]

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Mets To Stick With Six Outfielders

An article by posted on July 15, 2014 0 Comments
Mets To Stick With Six Outfielders

Terry Collins told reporters that he fully intends to stick with his six outfielder configuration after the All Star break even if it means not carrying a true backup shortstop. Since going with this unorthodox roster, Ruben Tejada has started 19 games in a row at shortstop and has batted .266 with a .382 on-base during that span. […]

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Montero Tosses Four Scoreless Innings In Rehab Outing

An article by posted on July 14, 2014 0 Comments
Montero Tosses Four Scoreless Innings In Rehab Outing

Rafael Montero completed his second minor league rehab start today with the St. Lucie Mets, tossing four scoreless innings. He allowed two hits and one walk while striking out four batters. Montero has been battling an oblique strain for a couple of weeks now. In mid-June, he left a start for Las Vegas after only […]

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Allan Dykstra Is Crowned The 2014 PCL HR Derby Champ

An article by posted on July 14, 2014 0 Comments
Allan Dykstra Is Crowned The 2014 PCL HR Derby Champ

On Monday night at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, Allan Dykstra won the 2014 Pacific Coast League Home Run Derby. Ironically, Dykstra beat former Mets farmhand and teammate Francisco Pena to claim the belt. “My goal was to make sure I beat Frank,” jokes Dykstra about squaring off against his former teammate. “I have enough power to have fun in this […]

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MMO Interview: After Eventful Year, Murphy “Humbled” To Get All-Star Nod

An article by posted on July 14, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Interview: After Eventful Year, Murphy “Humbled” To Get All-Star Nod

Daniel Murphy has had a season of firsts in 2014. Murphy celebrated the birth of his first child on Opening Day, resulting in an unjust ribbing from local radio personalities for missing time on paternal leave—also a first. Murphy also made his first trip to the White House last month, speaking at the Working Dads […]

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David Wright Takes Night Shift As Barber

An article by posted on July 14, 2014 0 Comments
David Wright Takes Night Shift As Barber

In an article on ESPN.com, Adam Rubin noted a funny incident that happened in the Mets clubhouse on Sunday. Apparently Jacob deGrom hit a ball while taking batting practice that just missed hitting David Wright who was stretching on the field. As payback, the Mets captain snuck up on deGrom with a pair of scissors and cut a lock […]

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The Mets Are Swinging Again and Hitting Again

An article by posted on July 14, 2014 0 Comments
The Mets Are Swinging Again and Hitting Again

A week ago, I came across an article by Mike Vorkunov of the Star-Ledger who pointed out that the Mets seemed to have changed their approach at the plate and that the results have been dramatic to say the least. At the time, he wrote that they are walking less frequently over the last 30 days […]

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An All Star Game To Remember

An article by posted on July 14, 2014 0 Comments
An All Star Game To Remember

1964 was a bustling time in our nation’s history. With America still reeling from the shock of our president being assassinated on the streets of Dallas, we were under invasion by a group of four long haired lads from Liverpool. New President Lyndon Johnson declared a ‘War on Poverty.’ Average annual income in America was $6000, […]

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DeGrom Will Remain In The Rotation

An article by posted on July 13, 2014 0 Comments
DeGrom Will Remain In The Rotation

Right-hander Jacob deGrom will not be heading to the bullpen after the All star break as manager Terry Collins suggested on Saturday. “We’re not going to take Jacob deGrom out of the rotation,” Collins said after the game on Sunday. “I say that now, but we might look up in a month where he is […]

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Syndergaard Closes Out USA Win In Futures Game

An article by posted on July 13, 2014 0 Comments
Syndergaard Closes Out USA Win In Futures Game

Mets top pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard pitched a scoreless ninth inning and earned the save for Team USA in today’s 3-2 Futures Game win over the World Team. The 6’6 Texan struck out a batter and allowed a hit in one inning of work. Catching prospect Kevin Plawecki started the game behind the dish and went […]

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