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The Coming Conundrum When Wheeler Returns

An article by posted on June 20, 2016 0 Comments
The Coming Conundrum When Wheeler Returns

If you thought that Zack Wheeler rejoining the rotation upon his return in a couple of weeks was a slam dunk… Think again. Mets manager Terry Collins is having some second thoughts about it, and honestly I can’t blame him. This won’t be an easy decision. “When that time comes, when Zack Wheeler’s ready to […]

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A Father’s Day Tale: Heroes Don’t Always Hit Home Runs

An article by posted on June 19, 2016 0 Comments
A Father’s Day Tale: Heroes Don’t Always Hit Home Runs

It was my first baseball game. And it was almost my last. In the summer of 1972 I was pushing Tonka trucks around the floor in a one bedroom apartment in The Bronx. I noted the wide range of emotions my Dad went through watching a 2 ½ hour baseball game. Happiness, frustration, cheering, despair. […]

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Week 13 Mets Pitching Review

An article by posted on June 18, 2016 0 Comments
Week 13 Mets Pitching Review

A review of the latest turn through the Mets starting rotation: Best Start: I think signing of Bartolo Colon in 2014 (2 years, $20 million) will quietly go down as one of the most influential and productive acquisitions of the Sandy Alderson era. He finished 202 innings in 2014, 194 last year, and he’s second on […]

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O’ Captain! My Captain!

An article by posted on June 18, 2016 0 Comments
O’ Captain! My Captain!

I have to admit, when going online Thursday afternoon and reading the breaking news that David Wright would be undergoing neck surgery to repair a herniated disk, I paused for a moment and reflected on what that news meant. Yes, the news meant that Wright will more than likely miss the remainder of the 2016 […]

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Featured Article: Jonathan Lucroy Is Not An Ideal Fit For Mets

An article by posted on June 17, 2016 0 Comments
Featured Article: Jonathan Lucroy Is Not An Ideal Fit For Mets

The Mets have three big holes due to key players going down with significant injuries. Lucas Duda has a stress fracture in his back. David Wright has a herniated disc in his neck in addition to his spinal stenosis. And Travis d’Arnaud has a torn rotator cuff in his throwing shoulder. With this in mind, the […]

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Time to Sign Cespedes’ Friend Gourriel

An article by posted on June 17, 2016 0 Comments
Time to Sign Cespedes’ Friend Gourriel

Yesterday, the Mets announced David Wright had a successful cervical discectomy and fusion surgery.  The Mets have no idea about whether he can return this September or if his season is over. With that in mind, three Mets are going to have to address their third base position. The initial solution has been Wilmer Flores.  He has been terrific thus […]

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MMO Fan Shot: Mets Can’t Afford To Trade Zack Wheeler

An article by posted on June 17, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Mets Can’t Afford To Trade Zack Wheeler

An MMO Fan Shot by The Metssiah This season, the injury plague has spread throughout the Mets clubhouse much like it did in 2015. As soon as David Wright went down, the fan base started clamoring for a big time trade. Every fan has a pipe dream proposal where they just name a bunch of guys on the […]

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Mets Changed Their Offensive Approach And It Paid Off Last Night

An article by posted on June 16, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Changed Their Offensive Approach And It Paid Off Last Night

Following yesterday’s rout of the Pirates, ESPN’s Adam Rubin reported that hitting coach Kevin Long had a “get-together” with his players before the game to discuss their collective approach at the plate. Long’s words must have hit home, as the Mets pounded out 11 runs on 19 hits, both season highs for the club. For […]

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Lack of Mets Minor League Development At Crux Of Offensive Struggles

An article by posted on June 16, 2016 0 Comments
Lack of Mets Minor League Development At Crux Of Offensive Struggles

It was only natural to watch last Thursday’s coverage of the MLB Draft and hope the Mets would stockpile some future offensive stars. Such additions would obviously be a few years away from contribution, but with the offense sputtering the way it has been for the last month, it would be nice to know that […]

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Bring Reyes Back To Mets? No Way, Jose…

An article by posted on June 15, 2016 0 Comments
Bring Reyes Back To Mets? No Way, Jose…

Mets fans always have been and always will be captivated by Jose Reyes.  During his time in Flushing, he meant so much to Mets fans.  He was an exciting leadoff hitter whose speed on the bases was matched only by the speed of his throws to first base.  The joy and excitement he showed on […]

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Whither Kevin Long?

An article by posted on June 15, 2016 0 Comments
Whither Kevin Long?

We are all well familiar by now with the frustration of watching this Mets’ offense.  The home run numbers are extremely high, the runs scored extremely low.  And, oh, that ghastly average with runners in scoring position – worst in all of baseball.  It has reached the point where one almost dreads seeing the bases […]

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