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A Troubling Look At Pitchers After Two Year Absences

An article by posted on 19/03/2017 0 Comments
A Troubling Look At Pitchers After Two Year Absences

The Mets are going into 2017 with a large number of question marks surrounding their pitching staff. Matt Harvey’s problem with Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and Zack Wheeler’s fight to establish himself after missing two full seasons recovering from multiple elbow surgeries are the two biggest concerns. Of course you also have the questions regarding Steven […]

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The Curious Case of Addison Reed and Velocity

An article by posted on 18/03/2017 0 Comments
The Curious Case of Addison Reed and Velocity

New York Mets reliever Addison Reed is coming off an amazing 2016 season in which he posted a 1.97 ERA, 1.97 FIP, 10.55 K/9, and a 2.6 fWAR. The number that really jumps out is the 1.97 FIP. FIP is Fielder Independent Pitching, which is a good ERA indicator. It factors in hard hit rates, batting […]

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Tebow Saves The Best for Last

An article by posted on 16/03/2017 0 Comments
Tebow Saves The Best for Last

Over the past few weeks, Tim Tebow has been among the most talked-about players in baseball. Even now, you the reader just clicked on another Tebow article for a variety of reasons. Maybe it was to learn more about him, perhaps it was to trash-talk the coverage of him in the comments, or feasibly it […]

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Thoughts On Matt Harvey’s Velocity Concerns

An article by posted on 15/03/2017 0 Comments
Thoughts On Matt Harvey’s Velocity Concerns

After what could only be described as an uneven performance, comments by right-hander Matt Harvey as well as pitching coach Dan Warthen had social media ablaze with consternation, strife and untold drama. On Wednesday afternoon, Harvey allowed two earned  runs in 3 1/3 innings against the Marlins, tossing 67 pitches and reportedly living in the 92-93 […]

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Why Neil Walker Could Be In For A Special 2017 Season

An article by posted on 14/03/2017 0 Comments
Why Neil Walker Could Be In For A Special 2017 Season

Prior to his season ending injury, Neil Walker was in the midst of his best season as a professional. Walker has been known as a solid MLB player throughout his career but he went above and beyond in 2016. He posted a 3.7 fWAR in just 113 games, his previous career-high was a 3.6 fWAR […]

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Do the Mets “Own” New York? Not Yet.

An article by posted on 14/03/2017 0 Comments
Do the Mets “Own” New York? Not Yet.

Last night while scrolling through my social media feeds, I stumbled upon this tweet: PSA: New York is now ours. cc: @Yankees pic.twitter.com/tSclaqpa8o — (not) Terry Collins (@MetsFakeSkipper) March 14, 2017 As I paused to enjoy the daunting billboard of Noah Syndergaard hovering over the New York Transit Authority in Manhattan, the voices in my head […]

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Paul Sewald Making His Case For A Big-League Bullpen Spot

An article by posted on 12/03/2017 0 Comments
Paul Sewald Making His Case For A Big-League Bullpen Spot

Just before the Winter Meetings, I wrote two articles about my concern that the Mets did not protect Paul Sewald from the Rule 5 Draft. Those of you who remember, I was pretty worried that we ran the risk of losing him by not adding him to the 40 man roster. I went on and […]

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So You Think You Know The Mets: You Were Always My First Choice

An article by posted on 12/03/2017 0 Comments
So You Think You Know The Mets: You Were Always My First Choice

Let’s have some fun and test your knowledge on the First Year Player Draft and some of the players the New York Mets selected with their first round picks. What I’m looking for today is to see if you can name the 14 first round picks the Mets have had since 2000. We are only […]

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Will The Real Travis d’Arnaud Please Stand Up

An article by posted on 07/03/2017 0 Comments
Will The Real Travis d’Arnaud Please Stand Up

Travis d’Arnaud has gone from being one of baseball’s top catching prospects to an enigma during his time with the New York Mets. Baseball scouts used to gush about the former first rounder all through his trek in the minor leagues, where he posted a .290/.355/.483 batting line in parts of ten seasons, and a […]

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So You Think You Know The Mets: Not As Easy As Riding A Bike

An article by posted on 07/03/2017 0 Comments
So You Think You Know The Mets: Not As Easy As Riding A Bike

If you had to pick the next player in the Mets organization to hit for the cycle, who would you choose? Is there anyone on the likely Opening Day Roster who can pull it off? Or do you have to dig down deep into the minors to find a likely candidate. I happen to think […]

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