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Daniel Murphy Can Flat Out Rake

An article by posted on July 27, 2011 0 Comments

In Monday night’s thrilling 4-2 defeat of the Reds, we were reminded yet again just how much Daniel Murphy has evolved as a hitter. With his two doubles, including his two-run scoring double in the 7th, Murphy now sits just four doubles behind teammate Carlos Beltran for the National League lead. Quietly, the young 26-year-old utility man has […]

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Murphy Shines Again In Mets 8-6 Win Over Reds

An article by posted on July 27, 2011 0 Comments

Game Summary The Mets beat a defensively shoddy Reds team on Tuesday night by the score of 8-6 and climbed one game over .500 for the season. Cincinnati committed three errors and allowed the Mets to score six unearned runs, but hey – a win is a win. Game Notes Jon Niese started for the Mets and allowed […]

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MMO Fan Shot! Mets Are Better Than You Think They Are

An article by posted on July 26, 2011 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot! Mets Are Better Than You Think They Are

A .500 Team? We Are Not Even Close… So Lets Trade! I have seen this sentiment posted quite a bit as a reason to trade Beltran and “insert name here” many times. The chief argument being that we are 7.5 games out of the playoff race and have not been able to make up any […]

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Binghamton Mets (AA) Team Report – Stretch Run Edition

An article by posted on July 26, 2011 0 Comments
Binghamton Mets (AA) Team Report – Stretch Run Edition

Alas, like the AAA Bisons, there will be no joy in Mudville, or in Binghamton in 2011. Like the Bisons, the B-Mets have had a season where they had to plug holes. One or two were in the rotation, when Mark Cohoon and Dylan Owen were called up to AAA. But the rest of their […]

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Beltran Trade Rumors: Sports Journalism Or Word Vomit?

An article by posted on July 26, 2011 0 Comments
Beltran Trade Rumors: Sports Journalism Or Word Vomit?

The reporting on the Carlos Beltran trade front is now so full of mindless ramblings that it has become too difficult to separate the fact from the fiction. It has deteriorated into a non-stop barrage of endless speculation, passed off as facts, from about a dozen different sports journalists all caught up in a manic, never-ending game of […]

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Daniel Murphy, Doubles Machine

An article by posted on July 26, 2011 0 Comments
Daniel Murphy, Doubles Machine

Most of the news surrounding the Mets these days start with “Carlos Beltran this” or “Carlos Beltran that”.  In fact, there have been so many posts all over the blogosphere about the Mets’ soon-to-be-traded rightfielder (such as this one and this other one.  Both were decent pieces, but the latter post was a little too […]

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Starting Line-up, Game Preview: Mets @ Reds

An article by posted on July 26, 2011 0 Comments

LHP Jonathon Niese (9-8, 3.76) vs. RHP Johnny Cueto (6-3, 1.98) Starting Line-up Jose Reyes – SS Justin Turner – 2B Carlos Beltran – RF David Wright – 3B Daniel Murphy – 1B Jason Bay – LF Ronny Paulino – C Jason Pridie – CF Jonathon Niese – LHP Game Preview The Mets and Reds […]

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Mets Get Back To .500 With A 4-2 Win Over Reds

An article by posted on July 25, 2011 0 Comments

Game Summary RA Dickey had a great start going into the seventh with only two runs given up. Bullpen was stable and Izzy inches closer to 300 saves. Offense got plenty of hits and enough runs thanks to Murphy and company. Mets win 4-2 after a jam filled ninth. Mets are back at .500. Game […]

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Mets Still Want The Moon For Beltran

An article by posted on July 25, 2011 0 Comments

Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com, says he has seen no sign the Mets are dropping their asking price for Carlos Beltran. [blackbirdpie url="https://twitter.com/#!/jcrasnick/status/95593813665517568"] I thought they would get real and try to get something done before more teams become disinterested. But, so much for that theory… Original Post 7/25 12:30 PM Last week in a post I wrote […]

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Mets @ Reds Game Preview, Line-up – Farewell CB15, You’re On DW5

An article by posted on July 25, 2011 0 Comments

New York Mets at Cincinnati Reds RHP Mike Pelfrey (5-9, 4.73) vs. RHP Bronson Arroyo (7-8, 5.56)   Welcome to a new era of Mets baseball where Lucas Duda replaces Carlos Beltran in RF, and David Wright attempts to replace Carlos Beltran in the #3 spot of the lineup. Starting Line-up Jose Reyes – SS […]

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