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Nine Potential Mets Bullpen Targets

An article by posted on July 23, 2016 0 Comments
Nine Potential Mets Bullpen Targets

Adding a middle reliever before the Aug. 1 trade deadline “has become a near certainty” for the Mets, according to what team officials have told Newsday’s Marc Carig. “The reality is as you move through the season, bullpens get taxed,” Mets assistant general manager John Ricco told Newsday. “Certainly, this year, we’re looking toward fortifying […]

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Potential Mets Starting Pitcher Trade Targets

An article by posted on July 21, 2016 0 Comments
Potential Mets Starting Pitcher Trade Targets

With about 11 days to go before this year’s Aug. 1 Trade Deadline, the Mets are canvassing the market for starters and relief pitchers, according to team insiders, reports Anthony Di Como of MLB.com. Di Como says the Mets are proceeding slowly on adding another back of the rotation starter because they are buying some […]

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It’s Crunch Time

An article by posted on July 21, 2016 0 Comments
It’s Crunch Time

With the trade deadline only 10 days away, everyone is wondering what big moves the Mets can make to jump start the club and get them back to being the team we saw during the final two months of the 2015 season. That’s all well and good but not as simplistic as it would seem. […]

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Mets Should Focus On Relievers Not Starters In Trade Deadline Deals

An article by posted on July 20, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Should Focus On Relievers Not Starters In Trade Deadline Deals

With names like Andrew Cashner, Rich Hill, Jon Niese, Jeremy Hellickson and Michael Pineda circulating as potential trade bait on or before the trade deadline, the Mets would be best served by bolstering their bullpen rather than seeking a starting pitcher to replace innings lost due to Matt Harvey’s season-ending surgery. The current Bartolo Colon, […]

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Conforto, Cespedes and the Center Field Conundrum

An article by posted on July 19, 2016 0 Comments
Conforto, Cespedes and the Center Field Conundrum

With the reluctance of Yoenis Cespedes to play center field citing the wear and tear on his legs and more specifically his strained quad, Terry Collins and the Mets find themselves in a bit of a conundrum. The issue is that versus a right-handed pitcher, Collins prefers to have Cespedes, Michael Conforto and Curtis Granderson in the lineup and of the three, the […]

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3 Up 3 Down: Mets Win First Series Out of Break in Philly

An article by posted on July 18, 2016 0 Comments
3 Up 3 Down: Mets Win First Series Out of Break in Philly

3 Up 1. Juan Steps Up Juan Lagares filled in beautifully for the injured Yoenis Cespedes, starting in all three games this weekend, while collecting three hits, including a homerun, a triple, and two RBI. He got things started for the Mets with his solo shot in the opener on Friday night. Lagares is now […]

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Hey David, Can I Have Your Autograph?

An article by posted on July 18, 2016 0 Comments
Hey David, Can I Have Your Autograph?

Everyone has different memories of attending their first baseball game, whether it be as a young child with a parent, going with friends, family, etc. These are memories that we hold near and dear to us, and are special because of the people we went with, the game we watched, and just being in pure […]

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Michael Conforto Will Be Better Than Any Trade Deadline Acquisition

An article by posted on July 18, 2016 0 Comments
Michael Conforto Will Be Better Than Any Trade Deadline Acquisition

Now that the All Star Game has come and gone and the non-waiver trade deadline is just two weeks away, Major League Baseball is in full pennant race mode. Teams are assessing their needs and targeting the players who could fulfill those needs. Given the state of the Mets offense, the team needs a bat […]

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Asdrubal Cabrera is Primed for a Big Second Half

An article by posted on July 16, 2016 0 Comments
Asdrubal Cabrera is Primed for a Big Second Half

Coming into the season, the Mets wanted to upgrade at shortstop. They wanted a player who had more range and power than what Ruben Tejada provided the Mets.  They wanted a player who was a steadier fielder who got on base more frequently than Wilmer Flores. With that in mind, as free agency opened, the […]

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All-Time “He Was Good Until He Went to the Mets” Team

An article by posted on July 15, 2016 0 Comments
All-Time “He Was Good Until He Went to the Mets” Team

“He was good. Until he went to the Mets.” If you’re a Mets fan, there’s a solid chance you say or hear that sentence at least ten times per year. The Mets have had several notable occurrences of “He Was Good Until He Went To The Mets” syndrome over their five decades of play, and […]

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New York Mets First Half Report Cards

An article by posted on July 15, 2016 0 Comments
New York Mets First Half Report Cards

Here are our 2016 First Half Reports Cards for the New York Mets as comprised by Joe D., Brian Greenzang and myself. We hope you enjoy. Catchers Travis d’Arnaud – Yet again, d’Arnaud’s troubles staying on the field have been detrimental to the Mets even if he was hitting just .196/.288/.261 before he went on […]

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