Tag: 2013

ESPN: Management is Ruining the Mets

An article by posted on May 27, 2014 0 Comments
ESPN: Management is Ruining the Mets

In an article for ESPN Insider (subscription required), Paul Swydan writes that Mets management is ruining the Mets. Among some of his arguments was his view on how Sandy Alderson has handled the team’s still unresolved first base situation, which he believes was the most telling sign that things were going to be bad this season. […]

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Time To Pull Plug On Chris Young Experiment

An article by posted on May 22, 2014 0 Comments
Time To Pull Plug On Chris Young Experiment

Guaranteed playing time or not, the Mets commitment to Chris Young should not last too much longer given his recent struggles. At some point the Mets will have to pull the plug on Young and start giving his playing time to more worthy and productive players. For some odd reason manager Terry Collins decided to […]

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Murphy Among The Elite At Second Base

An article by posted on May 14, 2014 0 Comments
Murphy Among The Elite At Second Base

Daniel Murphy continued his offensive onslaught on Tuesday night, blasting a three-run homer to help defeat the Yankees 12-7 in the Bronx. He is now batting .320 after a productive two nights at Yankee Stadium. “He’s gotten hot, and when he gets hot, he is a good hitter,” Mets manager Terry Collins said. “He’s got power, he’ll […]

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Mets Promote Eric Campbell, Expected To Start At First Base Tonight

An article by posted on May 10, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Promote Eric Campbell, Expected To Start At First Base Tonight

9:20 AM Terry Collins told reporters he expects Lucas Duda to be unavailable again on Saturday as he continues to recover from a bad case of food poisoning that required hospitalization on Friday. This means that Eric Campbell could make his major-league debut against the Phillies tonight at first base. 12:30 AM The New York […]

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The Mysterious PTBNL in the Ike Davis Deal

An article by posted on April 26, 2014 0 Comments
The Mysterious PTBNL in the Ike Davis Deal

As most, if not all of you know, Ike Davis was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates on the evening of April 19th. Some of you may also know that the Mets acquired soon to be 26-year old Zach Thornton; a somewhat underwhelming reliever in the Pirates system. Now, what I am certain that none of […]

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Mets Are A Perfect 5-0 When Recker Is Starting Catcher

An article by posted on April 25, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Are A Perfect 5-0 When Recker Is Starting Catcher

I wanted to update this post with something ESPN’s Mark Simon pointed out about Mets backup catcher Anthony Recker. Mets pitchers continue to put up great numbers with Recker catching. Their ERA is 2.78 and opponents’ batting average is .204 when he is behind the dish. Additionally, the Mets are a perfect 5-0 when Recker is the […]

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Lucas Duda Snaps Mets Six-Game Homerless Streak

An article by posted on April 24, 2014 0 Comments
Lucas Duda Snaps Mets Six-Game Homerless Streak

Lucas Duda had his first key moment since being named the everyday starter at first base when he blasted what proved to be the game-winning home run in the Mets 3-2 win over the Cardinals on Wednesday night. It was his team-leading fourth home run of the year, a solo shot in the sixth inning. […]

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It’s Time to End the Ruben Tejada Era at Shortstop

An article by posted on April 16, 2014 0 Comments
It’s Time to End the Ruben Tejada Era at Shortstop

Since the beginning of the 2013 MLB season there have been exactly seven shortstops to amass at least 250 plate appearances and had their services be worth a negative WAR value.  Of those seven shortstops, two are currently on the Mets active roster.  The Magnificent 7 are as follows: Adeiny Hechavarria: 640 PA,  -1.4 WAR […]

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Will Mets Have Revived Interest In Nick Franklin?

An article by posted on April 15, 2014 0 Comments
Will Mets Have Revived Interest In Nick Franklin?

The trade buzz on Nick Franklin is picking up again as both the Yankees and Tigers continue to get meager production from their shortstop position. And while there’s nothing to suggest that the Mets have any revived interest in the Mariners prospect, that could change if Ruben Tejada doesn’t start picking it up at the […]

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First Base Follies To Continue

An article by posted on April 11, 2014 0 Comments
First Base Follies To Continue

Despite Ike Davis starting on Thursday night against the Braves and starter David Hale, Terry Collins insists that Lucas Duda is still the starting first baseman and will continue to get the bulk of the playing time. “We made a decision and you don’t have much credibility if you keep changing your mind every other day because somebody goes 2-for-4,” […]

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