Managing Expectations As We Move Ahead

An article by posted on February 28, 2015 0 Comments
Managing Expectations As We Move Ahead

Even the most pessimistic Mets fan believes right now the 2015 team will be an improvement over the last five versions of the team. Given any kind of reasonable health one expects 82 wins at a minimum. The optimists foresee 89 or 90 wins and a wild card slot. If the Nats were to do […]

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Kevin Long Dishes On Lagares, Granderson, Murphy

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Kevin Long Dishes On Lagares, Granderson, Murphy

New Mets hitting coach Kevin Long spoke with reporters for about 20 minutes on Saturday morning in Port St. Lucie. You can read his full comments on ESPN New York, but I  wanted to cherry pick and share his views on the following three Mets players which I thought were quite compelling. He compared Juan […]

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Noah Syndergaard: Refocused, Recharged, Driven

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Noah Syndergaard: Refocused, Recharged, Driven

While all the attention and focus was on Matt Harvey during Friday’s live batting practice at Tradition Field, top prospect Noah Syndergaard also tossed to Mets batters and was equally as impressive. “It was nice coming in and throwing after Harvey did. All the eyes are more on him than me. It’s cool to share […]

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Mets Flashback: Dave Kingman Comes To Queens

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Mets Flashback: Dave Kingman Comes To Queens

On this day in Mets’ history in 1975, the contract of outfielder and first baseman Dave Kingman was purchased from the San Francisco Giants. The 6-foot-6 Kingman, nicknamed Kong for his prodigious strength and power, was to give the Mets the fearsome home run hitter they had never had this early in their existence. “He was going […]

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Mets Strongly Considering Bartolo Colon For Opening Day Start

An article by posted on February 27, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Strongly Considering Bartolo Colon For Opening Day Start

On Monday, a team source told Mike Puma of the New York Post that the Mets are strongly considering Zack Wheeler for the Opening Day start against the Nationals in Washington on April 6. However, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York is reporting today that “multiple sources” have told him that it’s Bartolo Colon whom […]

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Perhaps History Played A Role In Mets Offseason Inactivity

An article by posted on February 27, 2015 0 Comments
Perhaps History Played A Role In Mets Offseason Inactivity

On December 10, 1971, the Mets sent pitching prospect Nolan Ryan to the Los Angeles Angels for third baseman Jim Fregosi. At the time, the deal seemed reasonable. Fregosi had been an All-Star for six of the past seven seasons and was widely regarded as one of the better third basemen in baseball. Meanwhile, the […]

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MLB Announces 2015 Draft Bonus Allotments

An article by posted on February 27, 2015 0 Comments
MLB Announces 2015 Draft Bonus Allotments

Major League Baseball officially released the bonus pool allotments for the 2015 First Year Player Draft, which you can view at Baseball America. The draft will begin on June 8 and run through June 10. The Mets, who do not have a first round pick, will have $3,587,800 to spend this year - the lowest amount among […]

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Johan Santana Signs With The Blue Jays

An article by posted on February 26, 2015 0 Comments
Johan Santana Signs With The Blue Jays

Former Mets’ ace Johan Santana will make another attempt to return to the major leagues this season. The Toronto Blue Jays announced today that they will sign Santana to a minor league contract with an invite to spring training. Santana missed the entire 2013 season recovering from shoulder surgery, and his comeback last year was […]

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Injury Update: Duda Won’t Swing Bat For Another Week

An article by posted on February 26, 2015 0 Comments
Injury Update: Duda Won’t Swing Bat For Another Week

In his daily briefing with reporters on Thursday, Mets manager Terry Collins said that Lucas Duda will need at least another week before he starts swinging a bat again. The Mets first baseman is trying to recover from a left oblique strain that was initially supposed to sideline him for 2-3 days. Duda has been […]

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Ike Davis Still Has Dirty Taste In His Mouth

An article by posted on February 26, 2015 0 Comments
Ike Davis Still Has Dirty Taste In His Mouth

In an exclusive interview with Andy Martino of the Daily News, former Mets first baseman Ike Davis still has a bad taste in his mouth from his time in New York. Nearly a year removed from New York, he can now acknowledge several hard truths: His Valley Fever returned last spring, which was not previously […]

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