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Breaking Down Bartolo Colon vs San Francisco Giants

An article by posted on July 8, 2015 0 Comments
Breaking Down Bartolo Colon vs San Francisco Giants

Stat Line:  6 IP, 3 R, 10 H, 4 SO, 0 BB Last night, Bartolo Colon pitched well in the New York Mets 3-0 to the San Francisco Giants as he allowed ten relatively soft singles coupled with poor defense both by himself and the Mets infield.  In this article I will discuss how Colons […]

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Breaking Down Jon Niese vs. San Francisco Giants

An article by posted on July 7, 2015 0 Comments
Breaking Down Jon Niese vs. San Francisco Giants

Stat Line:  8 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 4 SO, 2 BB Last night, Jon Niese recorded his first win since May 9th in the New York Mets 3-0 victory over the San Francisco Giants.  During this article, I will explain how the variance in Niese fastball movement and velocity led to his success yesterday […]

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Alderson Gives Collins Vote Of Confidence, Replacing Him Never Discussed

An article by posted on July 4, 2015 0 Comments
Alderson Gives Collins Vote Of Confidence, Replacing Him Never Discussed

Sandy Alderson told reporters in Los Angeles on Friday that it would be “grossly unfair” to put any blame about the the team’s play the last two months on Terry Collins and said there’s been “absolutely no discussion” about whether to fire the Mets manager. Alderson said the injuries that have led to the recent […]

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Alderson Says Promoting Conforto Was Discussed But Unlikely For Now

An article by posted on July 4, 2015 0 Comments
Alderson Says Promoting Conforto Was Discussed But Unlikely For Now

Last night in Los Angeles, Mets GM Sandy Alderson told reporters that the team has considered promoting outfielder Michael Conforto but that it’s unlikely that it will happen in the near future. “At this point, he’s still in Binghamton and I would expect him to be over there for the near term,” Alderson said. “I don’t […]

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July 4th, 1985: The Show Must Go On

An article by posted on July 4, 2015 0 Comments
July 4th, 1985: The Show Must Go On

Thousands of baseball books have been published. Millions of baseball stories have been told, every one of them starts with the same basic understanding: two teams, nine innings, balls, strikes, runs, hits and errors. Along the way there are various twists and turns ending in perfect games, no-hitters, walk off home runs and everything in […]

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It’s Time to Start Capitalizing

An article by posted on July 3, 2015 0 Comments
It’s Time to Start Capitalizing

You know that feeling you get when you do something so amazing–like make an insane basketball trick shot or miraculously catch a falling box of cereal just before it crashes to the ground–you even surprise yourself, but you look around and no one witnessed you do it, like it’s just been wasted? I can only […]

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Inspiration for the Mets…from the Dodgers

An article by posted on July 3, 2015 0 Comments
Inspiration for the Mets…from the Dodgers

As they prepare to face two of the NL’s best pitchers back-to-back in the lions den known as Dodger Stadium, the offensively starved Mets may be able to draw inspiration from…the Dodgers. But not these Dodgers. The Dodgers of 50 years ago. Let me of course stipulate that we have neither a Sandy Koufax nor […]

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Mets Mid-Season Pitching Report Card

An article by posted on July 2, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Mid-Season Pitching Report Card

As we sit here on July 2nd  at 40-40, we see a New York Mets pitching staff that has rigorously outperformed their defensive and hitting production.  In this mid-season pitching report card, I give both a statistical and non-statistical review for each Mets starting pitcher through June 30. Listed below are the statistical categories that I use in this evaluation […]

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Breaking Down Bartolo Colon vs. Chicago Cubs

An article by posted on July 2, 2015 0 Comments
Breaking Down Bartolo Colon vs. Chicago Cubs

Stat Line: 7.0 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 8 SO, 1 BB Bartolo Colon proved to be the only positive takeaway from last night’s game against the Chicago Cubs.  In this article I will touch on Colon’s sharp two-seam fastball and strong game plan that led to his success against the Cubs lineup. Two-seam Success Colon’s two-seam […]

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Collins Addresses Gruelling Upcoming Schedule

An article by posted on July 1, 2015 0 Comments
Collins Addresses Gruelling Upcoming Schedule

Manager Terry Collins addressed with reporters what we posted about on Monday, and that is the grueling schedule that lies ahead for the Mets in July. Collins says his plan is to tell the team not to worry about who they’re playing and focus on the here and now. “We know what we’re facing,” Collins […]

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A Look At Michael Cuddyer’s Potential Temporary Replacements

An article by posted on July 1, 2015 0 Comments
A Look At Michael Cuddyer’s Potential Temporary Replacements

No, this isn’t an article calling for Michael Conforto or Brandon Nimmo to get called up to the majors so lets just get that out of the way first. Those two should not be called up to replace the ailing and aging Michael Cuddyer. Michael Conforto noted himself that he has things to work on […]

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