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Mets Need A Killer Instinct Mentality Against The Nationals

An article by posted on March 5, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Need A Killer Instinct Mentality Against The Nationals

The Mets aren’t the only ones in the division talking about stacked rotations, October baseball and winning a championship. Last week, Bryce Harper of the Nationals did some touting of his own. “It’s absolutely stupid how good our staff is. To add a Cy Young, to add a guy that’s unbelievable in the postseason… Where’s […]

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Will Great Expectations Lead to Great Disappointment?

An article by posted on March 5, 2015 0 Comments
Will Great Expectations Lead to Great Disappointment?

Tug McGraw fanned pinch-hitter Billy Conigliaro to cement the 2-0 victory. Afterwards, the Mets bound a plane for the west coast. The date was October 18, 1973. All they needed to do was split the next two in Oakland and the World Series was ours. It was not meant to be. In the 9th inning […]

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Wright Says He’s Confident In This Team, Excited About The Season

An article by posted on March 4, 2015 0 Comments
Wright Says He’s Confident In This Team, Excited About The Season

David Wright was a guest of Mike Lupica on ESPN Radio on Wednesday afternoon and had some bold things to say. Rather than dedicate another post to what Wright said, I decided to just update this post from earlier today. Wright basically told Lupica that it’s time to do more than just talking and said […]

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Cesar Puello Deserves One Last Chance

An article by posted on March 4, 2015 0 Comments
Cesar Puello Deserves One Last Chance

It’s now or never for Mets outfield prospect Cesar Puello. The 23 year old Puello needs to break camp on the Mets 25 man roster this spring, or they will risk losing him to waivers. Puello is coming off a very disappointing season last year with Triple-A Las Vegas. He batted .252 with just seven […]

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Beyond the Mets ‘Core Four’

An article by posted on March 4, 2015 0 Comments
Beyond the Mets ‘Core Four’

Despite Winter Storm Watches in the Northeast and the gloomy fog and cold that has encapsulated my Atlanta home for the past 3 months, it is finally time to play ball in South Florida, and I am abuzz with excitement! Yes, every Spring I reach for what are usually unrealistic expectations regarding our Mets, and […]

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Spring Swagger or Naïveté?

An article by posted on March 3, 2015 0 Comments
Spring Swagger or Naïveté?

Spring Training comes with its own measure of swagger. Optimism is the size of a grapefruit. Predictions of an October pennant race sound as sweet as a sun-kissed Florida orange. From Florida to Arizona, managers and coaches spew sweet accolades on the crop of prospects and the 30-something coming back from season-ending surgery is once again fresh […]

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Managing Expectations As We Move Ahead

An article by posted on February 28, 2015 0 Comments
Managing Expectations As We Move Ahead

Even the most pessimistic Mets fan believes right now the 2015 team will be an improvement over the last five versions of the team. Given any kind of reasonable health one expects 82 wins at a minimum. The optimists foresee 89 or 90 wins and a wild card slot. If the Nats were to do […]

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Mets Flashback: Dave Kingman Comes To Queens

An article by posted on February 28, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Flashback: Dave Kingman Comes To Queens

On this day in Mets’ history in 1975, the contract of outfielder and first baseman Dave Kingman was purchased from the San Francisco Giants. The 6-foot-6 Kingman, nicknamed Kong for his prodigious strength and power, was to give the Mets the fearsome home run hitter they had never had this early in their existence. “He was going […]

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Perhaps History Played A Role In Mets Offseason Inactivity

An article by posted on February 27, 2015 0 Comments
Perhaps History Played A Role In Mets Offseason Inactivity

On December 10, 1971, the Mets sent pitching prospect Nolan Ryan to the Los Angeles Angels for third baseman Jim Fregosi. At the time, the deal seemed reasonable. Fregosi had been an All-Star for six of the past seven seasons and was widely regarded as one of the better third basemen in baseball. Meanwhile, the […]

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Taking a Look at Mets Prospects Over Time

An article by posted on February 26, 2015 0 Comments
Taking a Look at Mets Prospects Over Time

It’s that time of year when prospects can find their names on the same jerseys being issued to major league players. Spring Training makes everyone look like a big leaguer, as seasoned veterans and bubble-gum chewing minor leaguers meet under the Florida sun. It’s also that time on the calendar when prospect lists are plentiful. Perhaps […]

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