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Collins Calls Team Meeting With Mets At Crossroads

An article by posted on May 24, 2015 0 Comments
Collins Calls Team Meeting With Mets At Crossroads

After his Mets were swept out of Pittsburgh, manager Terry Collins insisted his team was not at a “critical juncture,” in the season – which I said they were several days ago – and that the team wasn’t “dead in the water.” It’s still May and they are 2.5 games behind the Washington Nationals – […]

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Collins Attributes Harvey’s Career-Worst Outing To Pitching On Regular Rest

An article by posted on May 24, 2015 0 Comments
Collins Attributes Harvey’s Career-Worst Outing To Pitching On Regular Rest

After Matt Harvey endured the worst start of his major league career on Saturday, Terry Collins told reporters that “pitching on regular rest played a role” in what transpired. Harvey, who made it known before the game he unhappy about the six-man rotation, gave up six hits including two homers, two walks and seven runs in […]

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Piggy-Backing Niese and Gee Could Be Solution To Mets Rotation

An article by posted on May 23, 2015 0 Comments
Piggy-Backing Niese and Gee Could Be Solution To Mets Rotation

Piggy-backing is a practice employed primarily in the low minors where teams will pair 8 starting pitchers into 4 tandems that alternate starting and relieving duties from one start to the next. The games are usually split into 5 and 4 inning increments. The idea behind it involves limiting pitch counts while helping to gradually […]

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No Time Like The Present To Honor Our Past

An article by posted on May 23, 2015 0 Comments
No Time Like The Present To Honor Our Past

Ready? Set? Go!!! Quick. Name FIVE San Diego Padres to have their number retired. A few weeks back I needed to get recharged and drove one hour north of Las Vegas to Valley of Fire State Park. One of the many things to see amongst the 42,000 acres of red sandstone formations, shifting sand dunes […]

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This Date in Mets History: Mike Piazza Becomes a Met

An article by posted on May 22, 2015 0 Comments
This Date in Mets History: Mike Piazza Becomes a Met

17 years ago today, Mike Piazza became a New York Met after the Florida Marlins swapped him for Preston Wilson, Geoff Goetz, and Ed Yarnell. Little did both General Managers know, this trade would create a New York icon. I am a Mets fan of the millennium, so it was only natural that Mike Piazza […]

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Despite Struggles, No Cause For Concern With Colon

An article by posted on May 21, 2015 0 Comments
Despite Struggles, No Cause For Concern With Colon

There is no way around it: Over the past two weeks, Bartolo Colon has been dreadful. Over that span, he has made three starts, allowing 19 runs (17 earned) on 26 hits in just 15.1 innings. His last two starts have been especially bad, with Colon allowing six and then nine runs. Last night, he […]

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Featured Post: Sandy’s Next Move Should Be Trading Quantity For Quality

An article by posted on May 21, 2015 0 Comments
Featured Post: Sandy’s Next Move Should Be Trading Quantity For Quality

While having too much pitching is deemed a myth by many baseball fans, I believe the New York Mets have officially reached this paradox. Rare as it is to have so much depth, the Mets are crossing the point from developing their prospects to perhaps hindering them by keeping them in the minor leagues. When […]

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It’s Tulo Time For The Mets

An article by posted on May 20, 2015 0 Comments
It’s Tulo Time For The Mets

Not at all lost amidst the Mets strong start to the 2015 season is the inconsistent play from Wilmer Flores. Wilmer has been good with the bat, but his nine errors in the field are second only to the enigmatic Ian Desmond. As the Mets inch closer and closer to legitimate title contention, it is […]

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Breaking Down Jon Niese vs. St. Louis Cardinals

An article by posted on May 20, 2015 0 Comments
Breaking Down Jon Niese vs. St. Louis Cardinals

Finishing Line:  5 IP, 8 R, 8 ER, 11 H, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HR Defining Pitches First Inning: Early in the first inning, Jon Niese showed poor command of his fastball as he gave up a single to Peter Bourjos followed by a RBI double to Randal Grichuk, both on fastballs that missed […]

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MMO Players of the Week: Great Debuts and Nothing New

An article by posted on May 19, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Players of the Week: Great Debuts and Nothing New

Thank God the Brewers exist, or else I would have had a very bad week. I really don’t want to remember that Cubs series (seriously, is Wrigley Field cursed?), but it’s not like that much really happened offensively anyway. The pitching was phenomenal per usual, but the staff got the short end of the stick […]

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