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Familia’s Unique Grip Working Wonders

An article by posted on September 2, 2015 0 Comments
Familia’s Unique Grip Working Wonders

Whatever you want to call Jeurys Familia‘s new pitch, there is no denying that it works. A recent piece by Andy Martino of the Daily News detailed the backstory behind Familia’s new pitch and it might shed a little light on why it is coming in at such a high velocity. In the days since, […]

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The Z Files: Seven Takeaways from Mets 14-8 Loss to Phillies

An article by posted on September 2, 2015 0 Comments
The Z Files:  Seven Takeaways from Mets 14-8 Loss to Phillies

The Philadelphia Phillies jumped ahead to a 6-0 and stayed ahead of the New York Mets in their 14-8 victory last night. Here are seven takeaways from last night’s shellacking. Addison Reed Looking Sharp Although he allowed some hard outs, Reed showed a quick, corky and deceptive delivery, hiding the baseball well from hitters with […]

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Magic Number 26: Goodbye August, Hello September!

An article by posted on September 1, 2015 0 Comments
Magic Number 26: Goodbye August, Hello September!

Wow, what a month… After a convincing 3-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Monday, the New York Mets wrapped up the month of August with a record of 20-8. The last time the Mets had won 20 or more games in a month was back in August of 2000, 15 years ago. And we […]

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First Place Mets Have Arrived Earlier Than Experts Expected

An article by posted on August 31, 2015 0 Comments
First Place Mets Have Arrived Earlier Than Experts Expected

On this, the final day of August, the playoff races in each league and division have taken shape with a combination of obvious front-runners and competitive surprise teams. At this point in time, it’s safe to say that the Mets have made a statement in New York, the NL East and all of Major League […]

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The New and Improved Michael Cuddyer

An article by posted on August 31, 2015 0 Comments
The New and Improved Michael Cuddyer

Ladies and gentlemen, meet Michael Cuddyer. You may recognize the name from someone you knew back in June or July, but this is in fact somebody else entirely. It appears that a 3-week-long DL stint was exactly what Michael Cuddyer needed to finally get his season on track. During Sunday’s 5-4 win against the Boston […]

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Mets Announce First Wave Of September Call-Ups

An article by posted on August 30, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Announce First Wave Of September Call-Ups

The New York Mets announced that catcher Kevin Plawecki, infielder Eric Campbell and outfielders Eric Young Jr. and Kirk Nieuwenhuis will join the team on Tuesday from Triple-A Las Vegas when major league rosters expand. Sandy Alderson also said on Friday that RHP Erik Goeddel will be activated from the DL on September 1st. Goeddel pitched very well for the Mets to start the year […]

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Amazin Moments: Mets Trade For Felix Millan and George Stone

An article by posted on August 30, 2015 0 Comments
Amazin Moments: Mets Trade For Felix Millan and George Stone

I was on vacation in Japan when the Mets acquired Felix Millan in the winter of 1972. I found out about the trade – Millan and lefty pitcher George Stone from the Atlanta Braves for starting pitcher Gary Gentry and reliever Danny Frisella – via a tiny mention of it in the International Edition of […]

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Travis d’Arnaud is Quietly One of the Mets’ Main Pieces

An article by posted on August 29, 2015 0 Comments
Travis d’Arnaud is Quietly One of the Mets’ Main Pieces

It ain’t hard to tell that the New York Metropolitans are clicking, hitting on all cylinders, or doing whatever cliché fits your taste. What was a team totally – and I mean totally – reliant on their young, dominant pitching staff prior to the July trading deadline, is now a true team, capable of dominance […]

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The Z Files: Three Takeaways From Mets 6-4 Loss To Red Sox

An article by posted on August 29, 2015 0 Comments
The Z Files: Three Takeaways From Mets 6-4 Loss To Red Sox

Matt Harvey left in the sixth inning with the lead but the Mets bullpen couldn’t hold the lead ending their seven game-winning streak.  The Mets were homerless for the first time in four games, once again manufactured runs and nearly winning the game with the bases loaded in the 10th inning. Here are three takeaways […]

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Matt Harvey Skips A Start, But Doesn’t Miss A Beat

An article by posted on August 29, 2015 0 Comments
Matt Harvey Skips A Start, But Doesn’t Miss A Beat

Despite having not pitched in 11 days, Mets right-hander Matt Harvey delivered six scoreless innings on Friday night against the Boston Red Sox. Harvey struck out eight batters in a solid 103 pitch effort and wanted to remain in the game, but manager Terry Collins thought otherwise and gave his ace the hook. “He wanted […]

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So Close No Matter How Far…

An article by posted on August 29, 2015 0 Comments
So Close No Matter How Far…

Couldn’t be much more from the heart… The only thing that kept last night from being anymore majestically epic than it was, was the Mets actually coming away with a win. But give the Mets applause for the way they almost came all the way back in what was an exhilarating tenth inning filled with […]

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