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The Last Word: Only the Mets

An article by posted on July 31, 2015 0 Comments
The Last Word: Only the Mets

The fiasco that was Wednesday, July 29 at Citi Field will for a long time stand as Exhibit A for a couple of truisms my wife and I share as we watch the Mets most every night from April to October (yeah, October): One, every game features something you’ve never seen before, and two, baseball […]

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Jumping To Conclusions and Agent-Speak

An article by posted on July 30, 2015 0 Comments
Jumping To Conclusions and Agent-Speak

Update 11:30 am Brewers beat writer Tom Haudricourt has spent the day trying to explain to fans what exactly happened. Now, in the latest tweet meant to set off yet another firestorm, Haudricourt says, The more details I get on nixed Gomez trade, the more it sounds as if it became more financial matter than medical […]

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Breaking Down Bartolo Colon vs. San Diego Padres

An article by posted on July 30, 2015 0 Comments
Breaking Down Bartolo Colon vs. San Diego Padres

Stat Line:  2.1 IP, 6 R, 10 H, 1 SO, 0 BB Bartolo Colon struggled throwing his fastball against the San Diego Padres leading to a 6-1 deficit by the middle of the third inning.  This article explains the reason behind Colons poor fastball velocity and command. Lack of Spin MPH on a pitch is […]

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A Brief Letter of Thanks to Sandy Alderson

An article by posted on July 29, 2015 0 Comments
A Brief Letter of Thanks to Sandy Alderson

Dear Mr. Alderson, I would genuinely like to thank you for quite literally just doing something; actually, as of Monday, July 27, two somethings. Though there are certainly more impactful hitters around the league than Kelly Johnson and Juan Uribe, it is refreshing to see that you’re at least now beginning to patch up the […]

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Tyler Clippard Makes Great First Impression, Here’s A Scouting Report

An article by posted on July 29, 2015 0 Comments
Tyler Clippard Makes Great First Impression, Here’s A Scouting Report

Stat Line:  1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 SO, 0 BB #MetsTwitter went wild last night seeing Tyler Clippard warming up for the ninth.  After allowing a hard hit double off the bat of Abraham Almonte, Clippard settled down to produce three consecutive outs. “I was anxious to get out there and put that […]

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Which Mets Ace Would Get The Ball In A One-Game Playoff?

An article by posted on July 29, 2015 0 Comments
Which Mets Ace Would Get The Ball In A One-Game Playoff?

The Mets have more than their fair share of terrific young pitching, and with Matt Harvey and Jacob deGrom, they would have pocket aces should they get a chance to play a series in October. But what if the Mets earn a Wild Card spot, and find themselves in a one-game playoff with a trip […]

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Mets Will Not Pursue Costly Jose Reyes, Who’s In Steep Decline

An article by posted on July 28, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Will Not Pursue Costly Jose Reyes, Who’s In Steep Decline

Team sources have told Mets beat reporters that there will be no reunion with shortstop Jose Reyes and they have no plans to pursue him. Joel Sherman of the New York Post adds: “There used to be no more elating play in the sport than Reyes rounding second and gaining speed toward third. He is not […]

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Gerardo Parra Would Fill A Big Need For Mets

An article by posted on July 28, 2015 0 Comments
Gerardo Parra Would Fill A Big Need For Mets

There is something that many Mets fans, myself included, haven’t come to terms with yet and that is that the boys from Queens have a hole in center field. Juan Lagares was one of the most exciting players to watch in 2014 for the Metropolitans (which I suppose isn’t saying much). His offensive production was […]

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A Case Study On Driving Attendance

An article by posted on July 27, 2015 0 Comments
A Case Study On Driving Attendance

I don’t have a background in statistical analysis. Math wasn’t my most fluent subject in grade school. However, I find that it doesn’t take much to look at some statistical facts and draw some insights from them. Over the weekend, the Mets saw stronger attendance numbers than they had all season. Below is a list […]

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The Mets’ Collapsed Narrative

An article by posted on July 25, 2015 0 Comments
The Mets’ Collapsed Narrative

It’s easy for those of us caught up in the day-to-day roller coaster ride of this Mets season to forget the narrative that most everyone agreed had to define the team if they were to contend. Dividing the squad into four parts, it’s safe to say three of those parts have fallen into place just […]

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