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How Bad Does Mets Management and Ownership Want To Win?

An article by posted on June 10, 2015 0 Comments
How Bad Does Mets Management and Ownership Want To Win?

I should be numb after last night, but quite frankly I’m not. I’m not scared, devastated, or hopeless either. In fact I’m not feeling any of the emotions I’ve encountered in the Mets blogosphere this morning ranging from sad and pathetic to whiny and unsettling. Maybe it’s because watching the Mets offense get no-hit didn’t […]

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Travis d’Arnaud Back In Mets Lineup

An article by posted on June 10, 2015 0 Comments
Travis d’Arnaud Back In Mets Lineup

Update: Travis d’Arnaud is back with the Mets and in tonight’s lineup and batting sixth. * * * * * * * With the Mets ridiculously challenged for offense, the team should get a nice boost to the lineup when Travis d’Arnaud is activated from the disabled list on Wednesday. The Mets’ regular starting catcher […]

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A Closer Look At Ryan Braun As A Potential Trade Target

An article by posted on June 10, 2015 0 Comments
A Closer Look At Ryan Braun As A Potential Trade Target

Joe D had an interesting exchange on Twitter today with SNY personality Sal Licata. Licata is like me in that he wants the Mets to go after not only a big bat, but the biggest ones on the market. Here is the exchange: Since the media attention surrounding Braun’s suspension died down in 2013, he […]

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Zero Hits and Three Takeaways From Last Night

An article by posted on June 10, 2015 0 Comments
Zero Hits and Three Takeaways From Last Night

In case you missed it (you didn’t), The Mets got no-hit last night. So, what to make of it? 1. It was only a matter of time. For all the talk (Until Johan’s Pyrrhic Victory) about how the Mets had never had a no-hitter, I’ve often been shocked that, in nearly 19 years of being […]

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Featured Post: Let’s Not Stop At Competitive, Let’s Build A Mets Dynasty

An article by posted on June 9, 2015 0 Comments
Featured Post: Let’s Not Stop At Competitive, Let’s Build A Mets Dynasty

The most dominant pitchers in the game over the last eight to ten years are Clayton Kershaw, Justin Verlander, Felix Hernandez, David Price and Max Scherzer. Not one of them has a ring. The winningest manager ever, Connie Mack, believed pitching accounts for “75 to 90%” of Baseball. This is generally accepted as gospel. But […]

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As Their Value Hits Rock-Bottom, Mets Shopping Gee, Niese, And Montero

An article by posted on June 8, 2015 0 Comments
As Their Value Hits Rock-Bottom, Mets Shopping Gee, Niese, And Montero

Trade speculation is heating up among Mets fans and reporters as the team faces a crunch in the starting rotation. Steven Matz is knocking on the door from Triple-A while Jon Niese and Dillon Gee struggle in the big leagues. Meanwhile, Rafael Montero is returning from a rotator cuff injury. With the Mets currently having […]

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Mets Don’t View Kevin Plawecki As A Trade Chip

An article by posted on June 8, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Don’t View Kevin Plawecki As A Trade Chip

According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, the Mets do not view rookie catcher Kevin Plawecki as a potential trade chip this season, preferring instead to hang onto him as insurance for regular catcher Travis d’Arnaud. Last week, William Li made a strong case for hanging onto Plawecki, which you can read below. […]

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Eric Campbell Ends Slump, Helps Mets Get Back Into First Place

An article by posted on June 8, 2015 0 Comments
Eric Campbell Ends Slump, Helps Mets Get Back Into First Place

Utility man Eric Campbell went into the Arizona Diamondbacks series buried in 0-for-28 slump at the plate, nine at-bats short of matching Rey Ordonez’s franchise record for futility by a position player. But Campbell finally got a hit on Friday to end that skid, and then in Sunday’s game while starting at third base, he […]

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Steve Chilcott: Because Without A Catcher You’ll Have A Lot Of Passed Balls

An article by posted on June 8, 2015 0 Comments
Steve Chilcott: Because Without A Catcher You’ll Have A Lot Of Passed Balls

There are certain names that make Mets fans cringe whenever they hear them. Scott Kazmir is one, as in “How can the Mets trade Scott Kazmir, maybe the best pitching prospect in all of baseball for Victor Zambrano, a mediocre 30-year old pitcher with arm trouble ?” Remember Gregg Jefferies, who seemed to win Minor […]

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What Dillon Gee’s Move To The Pen Means For Jon Niese

An article by posted on June 8, 2015 0 Comments
What Dillon Gee’s Move To The Pen Means For Jon Niese

The Mets have several obvious problems that need to be addressed. They are weak defensively, have a horrendous bench and have a hole in their lineup at the hot corner. However, their pitching seems to be problematic as well depending on the angle you look at it. In general, having a surplus of pitching nowadays […]

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