Shoebox Memories: 1978 Topps Joe Torre

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Shoebox Memories: 1978 Topps Joe Torre

It may come as a surprise to some younger Mets fans who think of Joe Torre only as the former New York Yankees manager who won four World Series with the Bombers from 1996 to 2000 – when he beat our beloved Mets. Joe Torre also served in the unique role as a player-manager for […]

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Arbitration Profile: Lucas Duda, 1B

An article by posted on January 7, 2017 0 Comments
Arbitration Profile: Lucas Duda, 1B

With the deadline for teams and arbitration eligible players to exchange salary figures fast approaching on January 13, I wanted to take a closer look at some of the key players among the nine Mets who have filed for the 2017 season. Arbitration eligible pitchers include Jacob deGrom, Josh Edgin, Jeurys Familia, Matt Harvey, Addison […]

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Mets Still Need A Lefty Reliever

An article by posted on January 7, 2017 0 Comments
Mets Still Need A Lefty Reliever

In an article posted by Jon Heyman on FanRagSports.com, the journalist documents the winners and losers of the winter meetings. As many of us are already aware, the Mets made a big splash by resigning Yoenis Cespedes, but still haven’t signed a lefty reliever and need to trade one of their corner outfielders. While they […]

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Asdrubal Cabrera Was Far Better Than You Think

An article by posted on January 7, 2017 0 Comments
Asdrubal Cabrera Was Far Better Than You Think

I really wasn’t planning on writing anything today, but a piece I read by ESPN’s Buster Olney really gnawed at me, and one of the benefits of being a blogger is that I can react whenever I feel like it and have something to say. So anyway, Olney has been rolling out this offseason feature, […]

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Mets Minors: Top 5 Right Handed Starting Pitching Prospects

An article by posted on January 7, 2017 0 Comments
Mets Minors: Top 5 Right Handed Starting Pitching Prospects

We have voted on our Top 5 Prospects for every position in the Mets minor league system. This time it’s the right-handed starting pitchers turn. We already did shortstops, third baseman, catchers, second baseman, first baseman and outfielders. This Top 5 includes a pitcher who made his Major League debut this season, the Mets 2016 first round draft pick, two pitchers who […]

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Orioles Get Lefty Hitting Outfielder Seth Smith From Mariners

An article by posted on January 6, 2017 0 Comments
Orioles Get Lefty Hitting Outfielder Seth Smith From Mariners

The Baltimore Orioles have acquired left-handed hitting outfielder Seth Smith from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for right-handed starter Yovani Gallardo. Smith, 34, fills the Orioles need for a lefty bat that can play both corner outfield spots. Smith hit .249/.342/.415 with 15 doubles, 16 home runs and 63 runs batted in over 438 plate […]

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Ron Darling Compares Michael Conforto To Don Mattingly

An article by posted on January 6, 2017 0 Comments
Ron Darling Compares Michael Conforto To Don Mattingly

In a recent TV appearance on MLB Network, former Mets pitcher and current SNY color commentator Ron Darling compared the swing of Michael Conforto to Don Mattingly. Darling goes on to talk about playing against Mattingly in 1983 in the minor leagues when he was more of a gap-to-gap hitter (and still playing some outfield). Here […]

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Jose Reyes Will Join Jeurys Familia On Dominican Republic WBC Team

An article by posted on January 6, 2017 0 Comments
Jose Reyes Will Join Jeurys Familia On Dominican Republic WBC Team

According to Anthony DiComo of MLB.com, New York Mets infielder Jose Reyes will play for the Dominican Republic team in the upcoming World Baseball Classic. This will be the fourth time that Reyes has played in the WBC for his home country. He will join Mets closer Jeurys Familia on the squad. The Dominican roster […]

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How Will Mets Utilize Flores In 2017?

An article by posted on January 6, 2017 0 Comments
How Will Mets Utilize Flores In 2017?

One Met I am curious to see how manager Terry Collins uses this year is Wilmer Flores. Collins has always run hot-and-cold with his usage of Flores, which probably stems from GM Sandy Alderson’s public knocks of the player he unsuccessfully tried to trade in 2015. Frankly, Flores has never gotten an opportunity to play full time, and […]

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Top Five Mets Concerns For 2017

An article by posted on January 5, 2017 0 Comments
Top Five Mets Concerns For 2017

Yesterday we looked at five reasons to be excited about the 2017 Mets. However, there are certainly some things to be worried about with the current Mets roster, so we must also look at five reasons to be concerned about 2017. 1. 30 Starts Or Bust It is true that the Mets have five starters […]

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