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Mets Hype Machine Already Hard At Work

An article by posted on June 8, 2010 0 Comments

It never ceases to amaze me how the Mets over-hype their prospects to no end. I’m not talking about your garden variety hype mind you, all teams are entitled and expected to hype their prospects. But with the Mets it’s completely over the top and it always leads to lofty unrealistic expectations for the prospects […]

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Forever 14

An article by posted on June 8, 2010 0 Comments

In honor of the off-day yesterday, I wanted to pay homage to a guy who usually doesn’t get enough recognition in today’s Mets world, though plenty recognition in Mets history. And that guy is Gilbert Raymond Hodges, aka Gil Hodges. If you are familiar with the book Mets by the Numbers, I asked Jon Springer […]

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Mets Have Trade Bait

An article by posted on June 8, 2010 0 Comments

Omar Minaya became the General Manager at the end of the 2004 season.  Since then the Mets have mostly been quiet when it comes to the trade deadline.  Except for 2006, when Duaner Sanchez went for a cab ride, injured his shoulder, forcing Omar to make a trade with the Pirates for Oliver Perez (thanks […]

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Drafting Harvey Was Easy, Dealing With Boras Won’t Be

An article by posted on June 7, 2010 0 Comments

Now that the Mets have drafted UNC product Matt Harvey with the seventh overall pick in the draft, the task at hand now becomes signing him before the August 16th deadline. I was a little shocked by the Mets selection, not because he was reach or not as talented as those they passsed on, but I didn’t […]

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Mets Select Starting Pitcher Matt Harvey In First Round

An article by posted on June 7, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets selected RH pitcher Matt Harvey from UNC with the seventh overall pick of the 2010 MLB Draft. Tale Of The Tape North Carolina, Junior Birthdate: 3/27/89 Height: 6-4 Weight: 225 lbs. Bats: R Throws: R MLB – Scouting Report Fastball: Harvey was throwing his fastball up to 96-97 mph and sustaining the velocity deep into his […]

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Mets Should Look Into AL LHP, Not Named Cliff

An article by posted on June 7, 2010 0 Comments

When the Mets get hot, we get a little crazy. Whether you’re a pessimistic or overly optimistic Mets fan, you have to agree that this 2010 season is a lot more fun than we could’ve hoped for. I can’t remember a team that one week could be dead in the water, and then the next […]

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Wigginton Wants To Stay With The Orioles

An article by posted on June 7, 2010 0 Comments

Orioles infielder Ty Wigginton wants to remain with the Orioles if the alternative is receiving little playing time elsewhere, according to Dan Connolly of The Baltimore Sun. Wigginton told Connolly that he’s not campaigning for a deal and enjoys playing in Baltimore: “If I were to go somewhere, I’d want it to be somewhere I […]

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Takahashi Was Laboring

An article by posted on June 7, 2010 0 Comments

Hisanori Takahashi will get another chance partly because he deserves it, but also because the Mets don’t have much choice. Takahashi has started four games; two sparkling and two stinkers. What the Mets have learned is when the unraveling starts it comes quickly, and trouble usually comes around the fifth and sixth innings. He began […]

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The New Mets ACE In The Hole?

An article by posted on June 7, 2010 0 Comments

With the Major League Baseball draft beginning today, the New York Mets, coming off their sweep at home of the Florida Marlins, will be in a very good position with the 7th overall pick in the first round. Sach C has done an impressive job by breaking down the many high school and college prospects […]

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Jeff Francoeur Is Sizzling Hot Again

An article by posted on June 6, 2010 0 Comments

Rightfielder Jeff Francoeur is on fire, and over his last eleven games, he is batting .451 with a .500 OBP, .559 SLG, and a 1.023 OPS. The streak coincides with the meeting he had with manager Jerry Manuel before the first game of the Phillies series. Manuel told Francoeur to tune out all the advice he had […]

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