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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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Does Management Understand Who The Mets Are And What They Can Be?

An article by posted on May 23, 2014 0 Comments
Does Management Understand Who The Mets Are And What They Can Be?

I’m not convinced the Mets really understand their strength and potential as a baseball team. Everybody talks about the Met pitching potential and the fact our current team and our teams in the future are and will be built around pitching. I love that fact. But, I’ve always been told that teams built around pitching […]

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May 22, 1998 – The Mike Piazza Trade

An article by posted on May 22, 2014 0 Comments
May 22, 1998 – The Mike Piazza Trade

It was 16 years ago today that the Mets acquired Mike Piazza from the Florida Marlins. Oh, if we could only make the same kind of trade today ! A legitimate cleanup hitter, certainly one of the best in the game for one major-league ready prospect in Preston Wilson and two maybes in Geoff Goetz and Ed […]

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From Left Field: Sloppy Defensive Fundamentals Dooming Amazin’s

An article by posted on May 22, 2014 0 Comments
From Left Field: Sloppy Defensive Fundamentals Dooming Amazin’s

I was sitting on the edge of my seat at Citi Field last night in the top of the eighth inning with one out and runners on the corners for the Dodgers. The dangerous Hanley Ramirez was up with the Mets only down by one run. Boy did we need a double play in that […]

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DeGrom Could Earn A Permanent Rotation Spot

An article by posted on May 22, 2014 0 Comments
DeGrom Could Earn A Permanent Rotation Spot

Even though Jacob deGrom received his second loss in as many starts on Wednesday night, he’s also recorded two quality starts in that time as well. Sure, he has not been flawless in either start but he has certainly impressed. DeGrom made his big league debut on May 15th, tossing seven innings and allowing just […]

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Time To Pull Plug On Chris Young Experiment

An article by posted on May 22, 2014 0 Comments
Time To Pull Plug On Chris Young Experiment

Guaranteed playing time or not, the Mets commitment to Chris Young should not last too much longer given his recent struggles. At some point the Mets will have to pull the plug on Young and start giving his playing time to more worthy and productive players. For some odd reason manager Terry Collins decided to […]

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MMO Morning Grind: Stop Playing Around, Start Playing Flores

An article by posted on May 22, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Morning Grind: Stop Playing Around, Start Playing Flores

Good morning, Mets fans! Tough loss last night. But even though we came up short, there were a few bright spots. One of those bright spots was Wilmer Flores, who got the start at shortstop and had 3 hits. Flores was called up a couple weeks ago, but due to sickness and Terry Collins, had […]

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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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