Tag: 2012

This Day In Mets Infamy With Rusty: Random Thoughts Edition

An article by posted on March 24, 2014 0 Comments
This Day In Mets Infamy With Rusty: Random Thoughts Edition

So here we stand a week from opening day and there are still as many questions as there are answers. Who’s on first? Will Ruben Tejada be the starting shortstop come March 31st – or will the solution come via trade or free agent signing? ( I’m looking at you Stephen Drew !!) And can Jonathon […]

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The Changeup and its Impact on Baseball and the Mets

An article by posted on March 14, 2014 0 Comments
The Changeup and its Impact on Baseball and the Mets

(Photo by David Conde, Metsmerized Online) Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal, wrote a great article on how Noah Syndergaard needs to develop a changeup to complete his arsenal and write his ticket to the majors. Despite Syndergaard’s 98 mph fastball and his hook from hell, Diamond says that if the 21-year-old right-hander wants to […]

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Where did Ruben Tejada go wrong?

An article by posted on March 14, 2014 0 Comments
Where did Ruben Tejada go wrong?

There was a brief time in 2012, as Mets fans tried to recover from the loss of Jose Reyes, that Ruben Tejada seemed to have promise. With his recent struggles, and never-ending love/hate relationship projected upon him by Mets management, it is hard to remember those days. It makes me wonder: Where did Ruben Tejada […]

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Lucas Duda Has the Most to Prove in 2014

An article by posted on February 15, 2014 0 Comments
Lucas Duda Has the Most to Prove in 2014

There are many players that have a lot to prove in 2014. Let’s break it down between our position players and pitchers.  Position Players Ruben Tejada needs to prove he is a major league shortstop.  Daniel Murphy needs to prove he can improve defensively, while maintaining his offensive prowess.  Ike Davis needs to prove that […]

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Thoughts On Mets Signing Jose Valverde

An article by posted on February 13, 2014 0 Comments
Thoughts On Mets Signing Jose Valverde

The Mets announced that they have signed free-agent reliever Jose Valverde to a minor league contract with an invite to Spring Training. Jon Heyman reports that he can earn $1 million if he makes the team. Valverde, who turns 36 next month, has recorded 286 saves during his 11-year career. After a successful run with the Detroit […]

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Do $100 Million Dollar Players Guarantee Success?

An article by posted on February 11, 2014 0 Comments
Do $100 Million Dollar Players Guarantee Success?

As Mets fans who have had to deal with the angst of the past few years, it wasn’t enough that the clubs play during the season was sub .500 for five straight years, we also have had to deal with the last three offseasons of no money to go out and buy the big ticket […]

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The Mets’ First Base Competition

An article by posted on February 6, 2014 0 Comments
The Mets’ First Base Competition

Who’s on first? Rewind to about a month ago — The Mets seemed fully prepared to head into the 2014 with Lucas Duda at first base, and possibly a platoon situation where Josh Satin would be in the lineup against left-handed pitchers. Ike Davis was on the trading block, and the Mets weren’t actually keeping it […]

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Mets Pitching Is The Key To Beating Preseason Projections

An article by posted on February 6, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Pitching Is The Key To Beating Preseason Projections

Even if it´s tough to believe for Mets fans, the reason for rather modest projections for 2014 is the lack of trust that analysts have in the – mostly unproven – Mets pitching staff. The Fangraphs ZiPS projection is a good indicator for that. The entire projected opening day pitching staff (i.e. rotation of Niese […]

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Tackling 4 Main Arguments Against Signing Stephen Drew

An article by posted on January 29, 2014 0 Comments
Tackling 4 Main Arguments Against Signing Stephen Drew

Why should the Mets sign Stephen Drew?  I mean, 3 years and $30-36 million is crazy for Drew, right?  Here are some of the arguments flying around this offseason regarding Drew. “He’s not worth it, he’s just barely average.”   “Drew is hurt all the time. He is way too injury prone.” “Drew costs too […]

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Pitching Market On Hold Until Tanaka Signs By Friday Deadline

An article by posted on January 20, 2014 0 Comments
Pitching Market On Hold Until Tanaka Signs By Friday Deadline

The clock is ticking on Masahiro Tanaka. He has until Friday, January 24th to sign with a MLB club, and until he’s signed, sealed, and delivered – the rest of the free agent pitching market is in limbo. The Yankees want Tanaka, but will he sign to play in New York? Once he signs, the […]

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