Mets Thoughts

Why isn’t Rafael Montero doing what he does best?

An article by posted on May 21, 2014 0 Comments
Why isn’t Rafael Montero doing what he does best?

Depending on the degree to which you may follow the progress of Mets prospects in the minor leagues, from a little to intently, most people know Rafael Montero as a pitcher who throws strikes. In 2012, upon being promoted to the Mets High-A affiliate, his K% was 23.3 points higher than his BB% (K-BB% = […]

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Whose Fault Is It Anyway?

An article by posted on May 21, 2014 0 Comments
Whose Fault Is It Anyway?

I had an interesting exchange with a couple of friends over the weekend when I voiced my exasperation with the Mets and Terry Collins in particular. They contested my belief that Collins is to blame for some of the perplexing lineups that have come our way of late. These lineups are odd, they defy explanation, […]

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A Look At Shortstop, Shortcomings, and Shortfalls

An article by posted on May 21, 2014 0 Comments
A Look At Shortstop, Shortcomings, and Shortfalls

Anthony Rieber of Newsday, checked in with Sandy Alderson and Terry Collins to determine what the plan at shortstop is these days in the wake of Stephen Drew agreeing to return to the Red Sox. Here’s what they are doing: rotating two guys at the spot, possibly for the rest of the season. And who plays won’t […]

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The Great Mets Experiment

An article by posted on May 21, 2014 0 Comments
The Great Mets Experiment

Much of the mediocrity we’ve witnessed on the field these past few seasons is the result of policies instituted years ago due to financial hardship on the part of our current ownership group. Late in 2010 Mets ownership cooperated with MLB in a “stay afloat” plan involving a $25 million dollar bridge loan and some important […]

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It’s The Pitching, Stupid…

An article by posted on May 21, 2014 0 Comments
It’s The Pitching, Stupid…

A lot has been made about the Mets´ offensive struggles this year and whether Citi Field has been detrimental in that regard. And indeed, the collective performance of David Wright and Curtis Granderson has been well below expectations in 2014 thus far. Both currently are sporting an OPS well over.150 points below their career norms. […]

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Lagares To Return Tomorrow, Won’t Go On Bereavement List

An article by posted on May 20, 2014 0 Comments
Lagares To Return Tomorrow, Won’t Go On Bereavement List

May 20 Sandy Alderson told reporters at Citi Field that Juan Lagares is expected back from the DR on Wednesday and that he will not be placed on the bereavement list. Lagares traveled to the Dominican Republic late Sunday night, while mourning the death of a family member, team officials told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. The […]

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Can Citi Field Become The Mets Home Field Advantage?

An article by posted on May 20, 2014 0 Comments
Can Citi Field Become The Mets Home Field Advantage?

Kristie Ackert of the Daily News writes that the Mets acknowledged after the 2011 season that Citi Field was unfair to hitters, so they went ahead and moved the fences in. But just last week the Mets told the Daily News that the team was not considering another adjustment of the fences, but Sandy Alderson did not rule out the possibility. […]

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Looking Ahead, Who’s in the 2015 Rotation?

An article by posted on May 19, 2014 0 Comments
Looking Ahead, Who’s in the 2015 Rotation?

We’re just a little past the quarter mark of the 2014 season and the true makeup of the team is starting to emerge. There really aren’t a tremendous amount of surprises so far, but  many of the questions we mulled over during the previous hot stove season are now coming into play. 2014 was supposed […]

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Memo To Terry Collins: Never Take On Your Fan Base

An article by posted on May 19, 2014 0 Comments
Memo To Terry Collins: Never Take On Your Fan Base

Terry Collins take heed: NEVER TAKE ON YOUR FANS! The Collins reaction to Met fans reaction to his benching of Juan Lagares will not serve TC well. A manager never wins when he takes on his team’s fan base. And, many times doing so is an ominous sign. In the business world it’s called ‘the […]

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The Three Types Of Mets Fans

An article by posted on May 19, 2014 0 Comments
The Three Types Of Mets Fans

There are three distinct types of Met fan. Which fan type are you? Inquiring minds (and people with too much time on their hands) want to know. Kindly leave the category that best describes you in the comment section of this piece. Through more than 50 something years, the hybrid Mets fans of today have […]

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