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The Window to Re-Sign Cespedes is Closing

An article by posted on October 18, 2016 0 Comments
The Window to Re-Sign Cespedes is Closing

Back in the 1998 offseason, neither the Mets nor Mike Piazza were messing around. Before the end of the World Series, which is the time players could file for free agency, the Mets made the 30 year old Piazza the highest paid player in the sport by giving him a seven year, $91 million contract. […]

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Harper: Mets Need Kenley Jansen To Keep Up With Cubs

An article by posted on October 18, 2016 0 Comments
Harper: Mets Need Kenley Jansen To Keep Up With Cubs

John Harper of the Daily News makes his case for the Mets signing free-agent closer Kenley Jansen this offseason. “If the Mets want to take a huge step toward re-claiming that supremacy next year and beyond, they should make a big splash this off-season by signing Kenley Jansen,” writes Harper who argues that adding Jansen will put […]

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Mets Should Re-Sign Fernando Salas

An article by posted on October 17, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Should Re-Sign Fernando Salas

With Addison Reed and Jeurys Familia in the fold, the Mets have their eighth and ninth innings guys set up for next season. In 2016, that tandem was the best in baseball. However, it was also the most taxed. The duo pitched more innings than any other reliever combination in the major leagues. The main […]

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This Date In Mets History: Robin Ventura’s Grand Slam Single

An article by posted on October 17, 2016 0 Comments
This Date In Mets History: Robin Ventura’s Grand Slam Single

One of the players I most enjoyed covering was Robin Ventura for those two years he played for the Yankees. In a clubhouse full of stars and egos, Ventura was a voice of calm, reason and humorous relief. I enjoyed stopping by his locker to shoot the breeze for a minute or two, talking about things other […]

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Giving Mets Hitting Coach Kevin Long His Due

An article by posted on October 16, 2016 0 Comments
Giving Mets Hitting Coach Kevin Long His Due

The Mets ranked dead last in the majors with a .225 team batting average with runners in scoring position. As a result of this and other issues, there was much hand-wringing over the Mets offense, and by natural extension of that, hitting coach Kevin Long. However, lost in all of the hand-wringing and finger-pointing was […]

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Is a Dickey Reunion Possible?

An article by posted on October 15, 2016 0 Comments
Is a Dickey Reunion Possible?

Let me say this right off the bat. I’m not writing this to sell people on the notion that R.A. Dickey has another Cy Young caliber season left in his right arm. I’m not writing this to try and convince people that Dickey the knuckleballer is a better rotation option than our five young aces, […]

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Time For the Six-Man Rotation

An article by posted on October 15, 2016 0 Comments
Time For the Six-Man Rotation

One of the most famous lines in baseball history was Spahn and Sain and pray for rain, a reference to the superiority of the top two pitchers in the four-man rotation of the 1948 Boston Braves. Many young fans are unaware that until the late 1960s and early 1970s most teams went with a four […]

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Mets Buy Low 2016 Offseason Edition

An article by posted on October 14, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Buy Low 2016 Offseason Edition

Most fans of baseball probably enjoy the sport for the game itself. Myself, I’m a little bit of an oddball, I follow baseball because I find the business of baseball to be fascinating. There is no other major sport where the individual contributions of each player is as important as baseball’s. In football, soccer and […]

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What Becomes of Brandon Nimmo?

An article by posted on October 13, 2016 0 Comments
What Becomes of Brandon Nimmo?

The New York Mets will have themselves a crowded outfield entering 2017 with the likes of Curtis Granderson, Michael Conforto, Juan Lagares and Brandon Nimmo under contract. The team also holds a $13MM option on outfielder, Jay Bruce, that they are expected to exercise. Lastly, there is also a guy named Yoenis Cespedes who may […]

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Jay Bruce Offers the Mets Trade Options

An article by posted on October 13, 2016 0 Comments
Jay Bruce Offers the Mets Trade Options

With the offseason underway early for the New York Mets, decisions loom for the team as they look to get healthy and back into the postseason for the third year in a row, something the club has never done in their 55-year history. One such decision is whether or not to pick up Jay Bruce’s […]

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