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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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David Wright Notes: Health, October Baseball and The Future

An article by posted on February 23, 2015 0 Comments
David Wright Notes: Health, October Baseball and The Future

Although the Mets position players are not due to report to Port St. Lucie until February 24th, David Wright is already putting in work on the field and talking to the media. He sat down for about 25 minutes on Sunday with various members of the media to talk about his shoulder, his expectations for […]

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It’s Time For All Fans To Embrace Shortstop Wilmer Flores

An article by posted on February 22, 2015 0 Comments
It’s Time For All Fans To Embrace Shortstop Wilmer Flores

In a recent Newsday report, Mark Carig applauded Wilmer Flores’ work ethic claiming the 23-year old infielder has only allowed himself two weeks away from baseball this offseason. As he prepares to take the reins as the Mets’ everyday shortstop in 2015, Flores has done all that he could to prove the doubters wrong. A […]

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Harvey, Wheeler, deGrom Have Already Blown Past Generation K

An article by posted on February 21, 2015 0 Comments
Harvey, Wheeler, deGrom Have Already Blown Past Generation K

Hey, you all know how I occasionally love to highlight something I come across in our comment threads, where you can learn something new everyday if you’re able to navigate your way through all the Sandy Lover stuff. (Heh heh) Here’s something cool that jumped out at me from one of our readers, Taskmaster. Task […]

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Featured Post: How Terry Collins Can Maximize Offensive Production

An article by posted on February 20, 2015 0 Comments
Featured Post: How Terry Collins Can Maximize Offensive Production

The Mets offseason can only be described in one word: decent. The millions in payroll that was supposedly freed up appears to be just a mirage, and Sandy Alderson was unable to secure the big star fans think the team so desperately needs. The offseason that was supposed to be about getting that last big […]

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Mets All-Time Defensive Lineup

An article by posted on February 20, 2015 0 Comments
Mets All-Time Defensive Lineup

Everyone has been speaking of how important it is to have a good defense to back up the power arms the Mets currently possess. With a former gold-glover at third base and a Juan-derful gold-glover in center field, the Mets aren’t too shabby defensively overall. What if the Mets’ defense was better, though? What if […]

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Did The Mets Offseason Meet Or Exceed Your Expectations?

An article by posted on February 19, 2015 0 Comments
Did The Mets Offseason Meet Or Exceed Your Expectations?

There is so much chatter from fans on Mets Twitter and even more so in the Mets Blogosphere regarding expectations and how the front office ultimately handled the offseason. The mainstream media is giving the Mets two thumbs down, I’m sure you’ve read most of their assessments. About a dozen MLB analysts and reporters list […]

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