Mets News & Notes

Demotion Helped D’Arnaud Regain Confidence and Swing

An article by posted on July 17, 2014 0 Comments
Demotion Helped D’Arnaud Regain Confidence and Swing

Travis d’Arnaud has had his struggles since being promoted to the big leagues in 2013, mostly from trying to live up to the pressures of playing in the big city and producing. Coming into the 2014 season, the hype grew even larger and it might have just been too much for the young rookie to […]

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Julio Franco Says Playing For Mets Was Worst Decision Of His Life

An article by posted on July 16, 2014 0 Comments
Julio Franco Says Playing For Mets Was Worst Decision Of His Life

Julio Franco had some harsh words about his time with the Mets in an exclusive interview with Vice Sports. “When I think about New York, the biggest mistake in my life was playing for the Mets,” said Franco. Bobby Cox knew how to use me. I went to New York and sometimes I’d spend a […]

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Would Alex Rios Make Sense For The Mets?

An article by posted on July 16, 2014 0 Comments
Would Alex Rios Make Sense For The Mets?

The Kansas City Royals have acquired reliever Jason Frasor from the Texas Rangers in exchange for minor league righthander Spencer Patton. Frasor, 36, is in the midst of another strong season, posting a 3.34 ERA with a 9.1 K/9 in 32 relief appearances spanning 29.2 innings pitched. Last season, he had a 2.57 ERA in 61 appearances for […]

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MMO Fan Shot: An Analytical Look at the Mets at the All-Star Break

An article by posted on July 16, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: An Analytical Look at the Mets at the All-Star Break

An MMO Fan Shot by Josh Eichenbaum The New York Mets enter this year’s All-Star Break with a 45-50 record, which, at first glance is not terribly impressive. A deeper look, however, reveals a Mets team that has suffered a good deal of bad luck and may be primed for a post-break run. Pythagorean Record […]

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All Star Game Hangover: I’m With 28 and Have We Wasted Wright’s Prime?

An article by posted on July 16, 2014 0 Comments
All Star Game Hangover: I’m With 28 and Have We Wasted Wright’s Prime?

The end of yet another Mid-Summer Classic… I swear that I complain more and more about these All Star Games every passing year, but maybe I’m just getting crankier as I get older. I was hoping they would have been able to squeeze in 60 seconds during the four hour Derek Jeter love-fest to perhaps […]

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No Teams Have Contacted Mets About Colon Yet

An article by posted on July 15, 2014 0 Comments
No Teams Have Contacted Mets About Colon Yet

Mike Puma of the NY Post reports that the Mets are still unsure if they will go after a bat at the trade deadline, and that no teams have contacted the front office about Bartolo Colon.   industry sources told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, that the Mets have made the veteran right-hander available as the July 31 […]

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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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