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Mets Need More Left-Handed Pitching In The Pipeline

An article by posted on May 30, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Need More Left-Handed Pitching In The Pipeline

The Mets farm system is looking a little better these days. Where as a few years ago there were hardly any, the system now boasts a number of real prospects. Although he continues to come under intense fire for the present state of the major league roster, GM Sandy Alderson has managed to improve the […]

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Is Bartolo Colon Finding His Groove?

An article by posted on May 29, 2014 0 Comments
Is Bartolo Colon Finding His Groove?

Bartolo Colon took the mound yesterday afternoon at Citi Field to face the Pittsburgh Pirates, and struck out nine (including the 2,000th of his career), while scattering five hits and only allowing one walk over 7 and 1/3rd’s innings, earning the win. Colon’s season thus far has been a mixed bag. There have been some […]

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Are 90 Wins Even Needed To Earn A Wild Card This Season?

An article by posted on May 29, 2014 0 Comments
Are 90 Wins Even Needed To Earn A Wild Card This Season?

When Sandy Alderson made his 90 win challenge earlier this year, the inference was to make the playoffs. Getting 90 wins almost assuredly gets you into the playoffs. Over the past 10 seasons, there have been 80 teams that have reached that 90 win mark. Under the current playoff format with two wildcard teams, 78 […]

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The Cold Hard Truth About What Sandy Says On Payroll, Spending, Winning

An article by posted on May 28, 2014 0 Comments
The Cold Hard Truth About What Sandy Says On Payroll, Spending, Winning

Thoughts from Joe D. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to listen to Sandy Alderson’s interview until late last night and now that I have, I just wanted to weigh in after hearing and reading everyone else’s point of view. I get the sense that many fans are still in denial and believe that everything is hunky-dory […]

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Who’s To Blame For The Mets, Who Do Ya Think?

An article by posted on May 27, 2014 0 Comments
Who’s To Blame For The Mets, Who Do Ya Think?

A recent MMO post by Mike Simon got me to thinking. It was an excellent piece from Sunday that broke down the failures of the organization on the big league level this season. It detailed the contributions by Mets front office personnel to the Mets becoming what I feel is one of the worst-run organizations […]

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Featured Post: Walks Are Boring, Boring Is Bad

An article by posted on May 27, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: Walks Are Boring, Boring Is Bad

I remember a few years back when I was helping coach my kid’s little league team, every now and then we’d run into an opposing pitcher who couldn’t find the strike zone. After he’d walk a couple of runs in the kids would start taking hacks at anything because they grew tired of just walking, […]

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Featured Post: It’s Time For A Change… #FreeWally

An article by posted on May 26, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: It’s Time For A Change… #FreeWally

Sometimes, a fresh start is needed. And it´s about time this happens for the Mets in terms of managing the players on the active roster. Zack Wheeler, Rafael Montero, Jacob deGrom, Jeurys Familia, Jenrry Mejia, Travis d’Arnaud, Juan Lagares and Wilmer Flores make up almost one third of the Mets roster by now and are […]

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Is The Quest For 90 Over? The Math Says It Is.

An article by posted on May 26, 2014 0 Comments
Is The Quest For 90 Over? The Math Says It Is.

“This team is now about being successful. This is about concrete expectations about what we need to do. The 90 wins is about challenge.” – Sandy Alderson There are still 113 games left in the 2014 season, and while the Mets are only five games under .500 with a 22-27 record and sitting six games out […]

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This Day In Mets Infamy: Random Thoughts From Yesterday’s Doubleheader

An article by posted on May 26, 2014 0 Comments
This Day In Mets Infamy: Random Thoughts From Yesterday’s Doubleheader

Yesterday had all the trappings of being a great day at the ballpark at Citi Field. The sun was out warming the many fans that came to celebrate the recently reinstated Banner Day. Mets Rookie phenom, Rafael Montero was on the mound for the first game of a single admission doubleheader, and to boot it […]

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The Blame Game: Why Are The Mets So Bad, Again?

An article by posted on May 25, 2014 0 Comments
The Blame Game: Why Are The Mets So Bad, Again?

It may be time to revise Mr. Wilpon’s famously coined phrase from “meaningful games in September” to “meaningful games in June”. At this rate, even that seems like a long shot, especially with the team’s annual freefall now beginning before Memorial Day. After a promising 15-11 start that had the marketing department proclaiming that the […]

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