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An Open Letter To Sandy Alderson

An article by posted on June 24, 2015 0 Comments
An Open Letter To Sandy Alderson

Dear Mr. Alderson, We – the worldwide group of Mets fans – have gone through a lot. After two epic collapses in 2007 and 2008, we have patiently endured a slow and gradual rebuild that has essentially lasted six years. First the “tear down” of “Los Mets” from 2009 through 2011. Then from 2012 through […]

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Jenrry Mejia Tosses Scoreless Inning As He Nears July Return

An article by posted on June 23, 2015 0 Comments
Jenrry Mejia Tosses Scoreless Inning As He Nears  July Return

Mets reliever Jenrry Mejia pitched a scoreless inning during a rehab appearance with the GCL Mets on Tuesday. The one-time Mets closer allowed two hits, walked none and struck out three batters. Mejia is expected to slot right into a late inning setup role and team officials say he will be activated as soon as he’s […]

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Now’s The Time To Replace Collins With Backman

An article by posted on June 23, 2015 0 Comments
Now’s The Time To Replace Collins With Backman

Since their 11-game winning streak in April, the Mets have gone 23-32. In that span they squandered a dozen excellent pitching performances that they should have won. The team has lost all semblance of the fundamentally sound team we saw in April, and players look lost at the plate either striking out or hitting lazy […]

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Moment of Silence, Lifetime of Embarrassment

An article by posted on June 21, 2015 0 Comments
Moment of Silence, Lifetime of Embarrassment

Nelson Doubleday Jr., died Wednesday at his home in New York. He was 81. Two days after his death, the Mets announced they would honor Doubleday with a moment of silence. A moment of silence? A moment? Doubleday was the majority owner of the New York Mets from 1980-2002. He lifted the Mets out of […]

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Morning Grind: Hindsight Is 20/20, But Terry’s Mistake Was Even Clearer

An article by posted on June 20, 2015 0 Comments
Morning Grind: Hindsight Is 20/20, But Terry’s Mistake Was Even Clearer

A move should be judged on whether or not it made sense at the time, not whether or not it worked out in the end. That’s my philosophy, at least. But it doesn’t matter if you agree… because Terry Collins flunked both tests last night. After an error (the mistake made by Wilmer Flores, not […]

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Featured Post: Potential Hitters For Mets To Target

An article by posted on June 19, 2015 0 Comments
Featured Post: Potential Hitters For Mets To Target

In a previous article where I postulated that it was time for the Mets to trade quantity for quality, a common sentiment from readers was that we need to trade for hitting, not for pitching. I stayed away from discussing hitting targets as acquiring one would not only involve a speculated trade scenario, it would […]

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Morning Grind: Logan Verrett Impresses In Mets Debut

An article by posted on June 19, 2015 0 Comments
Morning Grind: Logan Verrett Impresses In Mets Debut

After a head scratching move earlier this week that saw the Mets’ brass promote Akeel Morris from Single-A St. Lucie straight to the big leagues, the team righted the ship by demoting Morris to Double-A Binghamton after he surrendered five runs in two-third’s of an inning in Wednesday night’s loss to the Toronto Blue Jays. […]

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Breaking Down Bartolo Colon vs. Toronto Blue Jays

An article by posted on June 19, 2015 0 Comments
Breaking Down Bartolo Colon vs. Toronto Blue Jays

Stat Line:  4.1 IP, 6 ER, 9 H, 4 K, 1 BB After effectively completing his first three innings Thursday night, Bartolo Colon gave up six runs on six hits during the fourth inning to the tough Toronto Blue Jays lineup.  This article seeks to explain the cause of Colon’s struggles during the fourth inning. Flaw […]

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Mets Give Another Sign Gee’s Days Are Numbered

An article by posted on June 19, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Give Another Sign Gee’s Days Are Numbered

The Mets gave away Dillon Gee’s number to Logan Verrett on Thursday, the latest in a series of indications that Sandy Alderson’s endgame is to eventually give away Dillon Gee. Gee, who has posted a miserable 5.90 ERA this season, was designated for assignment earlier this week, removing him from the 40-man roster and giving […]

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Flores Is No Tulo, But Is Quietly A Top Offensive Shortstop

An article by posted on June 18, 2015 0 Comments
Flores Is No Tulo, But Is Quietly A Top Offensive Shortstop

Jon Morosi of FOX Sports posted an interesting stat today on Twitter about Mets shortstop Wilmer Flores: He is apparently one of only five players in the major leagues age 23 or younger with ten or more home runs this season. The others? Joc Pederson, Bryce Harper, Manny Machado, and Mike Trout. Clearly, that is […]

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