Lagares Can Be Leadoff Hitter Mets Have Lacked Since Reyes

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Lagares Can Be Leadoff Hitter Mets Have Lacked Since Reyes

If you had do pick one area, and by area I don’t mean position, where the Mets could use some significant improvement and some clarity, look no further than the leadoff spot in the batting order. After years of being spoiled by having one of the best leadoff hitters in the league in Jose Reyes, […]

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Sunday Spring Notes: Opening Day, Lagares Leading Off, Granderson Staying In RF

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Sunday Spring Notes: Opening Day, Lagares Leading Off, Granderson Staying In RF

There was quite a bit of Mets news and notes from Port St. Lucie today especially considering it was a Sunday. Here’s what we’ve learned. 1. With the Grapefruit League schedule kicking off on Wednesday, don’t expect to see David Wright, Daniel Murphy, Michael Cuddyer and Curtis Granderson until next weekend. Terry Collins reiterated that all […]

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Featured Post: Wright Urges Team To Stop Talking And Start Doing

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Featured Post: Wright Urges Team To Stop Talking And Start Doing

After months of hearing players, coaches and management boasting about how the Mets are heading to the playoffs, complete with team issued t-shirts emblazoned, Take the Damn Thing, team captain David Wright says enough is enough. “Last time I checked, the team that talks the most doesn’t get any more wins,” Wright said. “Now it’s […]

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Collins and Tejada Respond To Jose Reyes Criticism

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Collins and Tejada Respond To Jose Reyes Criticism

Terry Collins told reporters that he has no problem with Jose Reyes being critical of Ruben Tejada. “I don’t think there’s anything wrong with one of your peers challenging you once in a while,” Collins said “Reyes is a guy who gets ready to play. I think the world of Jose Reyes. Apparently, he may […]

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Rollins Would Have Played For Mets, Says Their Future Is Bright

An article by posted on February 28, 2015 0 Comments
Rollins Would Have Played For Mets, Says Their Future Is Bright

When Jimmy Rollins was still with the Phillies, there were two reports that he would use his veto rights to kill any trade to the Mets, who were reportedly very interested in the boisterous and still very productive shortstop. However, in an interview with Jerry Crasnick of ESPN, Rollins refuted those reports and admitted that the […]

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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

An article by posted on February 28, 2015 0 Comments
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

An article by posted on February 28, 2015 0 Comments
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

An article by posted on February 28, 2015 0 Comments
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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