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A Look At Shortstop, Shortcomings, and Shortfalls

An article by posted on May 21, 2014 0 Comments
A Look At Shortstop, Shortcomings, and Shortfalls

Anthony Rieber of Newsday, checked in with Sandy Alderson and Terry Collins to determine what the plan at shortstop is these days in the wake of Stephen Drew agreeing to return to the Red Sox. Here’s what they are doing: rotating two guys at the spot, possibly for the rest of the season. And who plays won’t […]

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The Great Mets Experiment

An article by posted on May 21, 2014 0 Comments
The Great Mets Experiment

Much of the mediocrity we’ve witnessed on the field these past few seasons is the result of policies instituted years ago due to financial hardship on the part of our current ownership group. Late in 2010 Mets ownership cooperated with MLB in a “stay afloat” plan involving a $25 million dollar bridge loan and some important […]

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It’s The Pitching, Stupid…

An article by posted on May 21, 2014 0 Comments
It’s The Pitching, Stupid…

A lot has been made about the Mets´ offensive struggles this year and whether Citi Field has been detrimental in that regard. And indeed, the collective performance of David Wright and Curtis Granderson has been well below expectations in 2014 thus far. Both currently are sporting an OPS well over.150 points below their career norms. […]

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Lagares To Return Tomorrow, Won’t Go On Bereavement List

An article by posted on May 20, 2014 0 Comments
Lagares To Return Tomorrow, Won’t Go On Bereavement List

May 20 Sandy Alderson told reporters at Citi Field that Juan Lagares is expected back from the DR on Wednesday and that he will not be placed on the bereavement list. Lagares traveled to the Dominican Republic late Sunday night, while mourning the death of a family member, team officials told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. The […]

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Can Citi Field Become The Mets Home Field Advantage?

An article by posted on May 20, 2014 0 Comments
Can Citi Field Become The Mets Home Field Advantage?

Kristie Ackert of the Daily News writes that the Mets acknowledged after the 2011 season that Citi Field was unfair to hitters, so they went ahead and moved the fences in. But just last week the Mets told the Daily News that the team was not considering another adjustment of the fences, but Sandy Alderson did not rule out the possibility. […]

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Looking Ahead, Who’s in the 2015 Rotation?

An article by posted on May 19, 2014 0 Comments
Looking Ahead, Who’s in the 2015 Rotation?

We’re just a little past the quarter mark of the 2014 season and the true makeup of the team is starting to emerge. There really aren’t a tremendous amount of surprises so far, but  many of the questions we mulled over during the previous hot stove season are now coming into play. 2014 was supposed […]

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Memo To Terry Collins: Never Take On Your Fan Base

An article by posted on May 19, 2014 0 Comments
Memo To Terry Collins: Never Take On Your Fan Base

Terry Collins take heed: NEVER TAKE ON YOUR FANS! The Collins reaction to Met fans reaction to his benching of Juan Lagares will not serve TC well. A manager never wins when he takes on his team’s fan base. And, many times doing so is an ominous sign. In the business world it’s called ‘the […]

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The Three Types Of Mets Fans

An article by posted on May 19, 2014 0 Comments
The Three Types Of Mets Fans

There are three distinct types of Met fan. Which fan type are you? Inquiring minds (and people with too much time on their hands) want to know. Kindly leave the category that best describes you in the comment section of this piece. Through more than 50 something years, the hybrid Mets fans of today have […]

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Featured Post: A Day Without Juan Lagares

An article by posted on May 19, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: A Day Without Juan Lagares

With age comes a growing understanding of the importance of letting go of things that you can’t control. Looking in the rear view mirror its easy to recognize how much worry and energy I have expended in the past over things where I had little or no influence. Moving forward I’m trying hard to direct […]

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Eric Campbell Rates A Closer Look

An article by posted on May 18, 2014 0 Comments
Eric Campbell Rates A Closer Look

OK, call me a front-runner if you must, but based on what I’ve seen of Eric Campbell so far (and with a mere handful of at-bats it ain’t much), he looks to have qualities that would do much to inject some sorely needed jolt into the Mets’ lineup. I speak not so much of numbers, as the vast […]

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