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The Case for Jenrry Mejia as Fifth Starter

An article by posted on March 14, 2014 0 Comments
The Case for Jenrry Mejia as Fifth Starter

Earlier this morning I posted a piece on Daisuke Matsuzaka most likely earning the number five spot in the rotation after a solid performance against the Nationals on Thursday and a glowing endorsement from his manager Terry Collins. The biggest loser if Dice-K were to get that final rotation spot is none other than Jenrry […]

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Dice-K Pleads The Fifth

An article by posted on March 14, 2014 0 Comments
Dice-K Pleads The Fifth

Mets manager Terry Collins still isn’t saying anything officially, but it would seem that after yesterday’s performance, Daisuke Matsuzaka may have very well clinched himself the number five spot in the rotation. Dice-K delivered another solid performance on Thursday giving up one run and three hits over 3.2 innings in the Mets’ 7-5 victory over the […]

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Ruben Tejada: Stage Fright?

An article by posted on March 13, 2014 0 Comments
Ruben Tejada: Stage Fright?

During a commercial break on my sports talk show a well-known New York sportswriter said to me, you know what’s wrong with Roberto Alomar? He has stage fright. It was July 2002. The New York Mets were in the middle of a free-fall. Alomar was being booed relentlessly. Stage fright? I thought as I put my […]

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Featured Post: Pitching is Still the Best Path to the Postseason

An article by posted on March 10, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: Pitching is Still the Best Path to the Postseason

When asked to describe the Mets’ biggest need to be addressed in the coming offseason, most of us would almost automatically talk about the team’s offense first.  To be sure, after coming in 23rd out of 30 MLB teams in runs scored, there can be no doubt that the myriad of offensive woes bandied about throughout […]

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Mets Pitching Prospects Strutting Their Stuff

An article by posted on March 10, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Pitching Prospects Strutting Their Stuff

It’s nothing more than a glimpse of hope, a promise that the talk of better days ahead might just be more reality than simply talk. They have only thrown an inning here and an inning there over the Mets first ten spring training games, but collectively the young pitching prospects the Mets have compiled in […]

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MMO Fair or Foul: No Excuses, Put Syndergaard In The Rotation

An article by posted on March 8, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Fair or Foul: No Excuses, Put Syndergaard In The Rotation

Coming off a solid two-inning performance against the Atlanta Braves in his first spring start, Noah Syndergaard drew rave reviews from Mets personnel, fans and bloggers alike. Many of those fans have begun clamoring for the young righty to begin the season in the Mets starting rotation despite the front office’s plan to wait until sometime […]

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Willie Randolph Says Better Days Are Coming for the Mets

An article by posted on March 8, 2014 0 Comments
Willie Randolph Says Better Days Are Coming for the Mets

Twenty men have sat in the Met managerial hot seat. Some have served as momentary stopgaps, Mike Cubbage for only seven games. None survived long enough to rival the longest surviving managers of the modern game, guys like Bobby Cox and Tony LaRussa. In fact, none wore the Met orange and blue for more than […]

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Amazin’ Trades of the Past: Bobby Ojeda

An article by posted on March 8, 2014 0 Comments
Amazin’ Trades of the Past: Bobby Ojeda

Continuing this series of posts on the best trades the Mets ever made, if Bernard Gilkey was the only hitter to have a career year after being traded to the Mets, then Bob Ojeda was clearly the first, last, and only pitcher to similarly have a career year after coming to Flushing. Ojeda had been […]

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The Wonder Of Spring Training

An article by posted on March 6, 2014 0 Comments
The Wonder Of Spring Training

Part of the wonder of spring training are the brief glimpses we get of young prospects who might signal better days ahead for Met fans. The young Met pitching prospects have created a buzz around the Met camp that is refreshing. In fact, much of the recent NYC sports radio baseball banter has the big […]

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2014 Player Projections: Daniel Murphy, 2B

An article by posted on March 5, 2014 0 Comments
2014 Player Projections: Daniel Murphy, 2B

Author Note: Apparently it’s been almost three weeks since I did my last projection. For a refresher (and my Travis d’Arnaud projection), click here. A target of trade speculation all winter long, Daniel Murphy comes into camp this year as one of the most tenured position players on the Met roster. The 28-year old had […]

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