Tag: April

After A Slow Start, Granderson Has Quieted His Critics

An article by posted on July 8, 2014 0 Comments
After A Slow Start, Granderson Has Quieted His Critics

I think it is safe to say that Curtis Granderson has been one of the most offensively productive players in the league since April 29th. Mets fans remember the slow start that Granderson got off too, which drew comparisons to Jason Bay from the harshly critical Mets Twitter community. In a recent article on ESPNNewYork.com, Adam Rubin noted that […]

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Collins Cautioned Not To Use Familia Due To Drop In Velocity

An article by posted on July 8, 2014 0 Comments
Collins Cautioned Not To Use Familia Due To Drop In Velocity

According to a report by Adam Rubin on ESPN New York, Terry Collins handled the eighth inning initially with Vic Black on Monday because the staff had advised Collins to stay away from Jeurys Familia. “I talked to the pitching guys today and they said, ‘Listen, if you can give him a night, give him a night, because […]

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It’s Not the Dimensions of the Park, It’s the Complexion of the Team

An article by posted on June 16, 2014 0 Comments
It’s Not the Dimensions of the Park, It’s the Complexion of the Team

The question of whether the Mets need to bring in the walls at Citi Field is back on the menu again after a season-ticket holder raised the issue with Sandy Alderson during a Q&A session held on Friday. “Changing the ballpark is not a panacea for not hitting with men in scoring position,” Alderson said. […]

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John Lannan Is Back With Mets Organization

An article by posted on June 9, 2014 0 Comments
John Lannan Is Back With Mets Organization

Adam Rubin of ESPN NY reports that left handed pitcher John Lannan, who accepted an assignment to Triple-A Las Vegas but never reported after being dumped by the Mets on April 16, has rejoined the organization. The Mets announced that he has reported to Port St. Lucie, Fla., on Monday to get back into pitching shape. Lannan […]

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Andrew Brown Heading To Chicago To Join Team

An article by posted on June 4, 2014 0 Comments
Andrew Brown Heading To Chicago To Join Team

The team has announced that outfielder Andrew Brown is heading to Chicago on Wednesday to join the Mets in anticipation of being officially activated on Thursday. Brown, 29, was hitting .350 with 13 home runs in 35 games for Triple-A Las Vegas since being demoted back on April 21. A righthanded bat, Brown initially made the big […]

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Duda Takes The Blame After Stranding Seven Runners On Base

An article by posted on May 25, 2014 0 Comments
Duda Takes The Blame After Stranding Seven Runners On Base

First baseman Lucas Duda left seven men on base and took responsibility for Saturday’s 3-2 loss against the Diamondbacks. “I’d like to think it’s a bit of a bad stretch. I can only speak for me personally. I’ve got to drive those runs in, no doubt. I’ll take the blame for this one today.” Duda’s […]

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Lucas Duda: The Unequivocal Mets First Baseman

An article by posted on May 9, 2014 0 Comments
Lucas Duda: The Unequivocal Mets First Baseman

A Fan Shot by Michael Mandelkern Lucas Duda went 0-for-3 with a strikeout and a walk on April 18, the same day that the New York Mets Ike Davis was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Duda ended the day with a .256/.333/.465 slash line and has trended upwards in Davis’ absence. But now Duda is […]

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Back Under .500, Mets Facing Crossroads

An article by posted on May 8, 2014 0 Comments
Back Under .500, Mets Facing Crossroads

There may be 129 games left to play, but it’s not an overreaction to say that the Mets are at a critical juncture of their season. After a pleasantly surprising start to the season, the Mets lost Wednesday to fall back under .500, an event that has proven to be a death knell the last […]

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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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Playing Eric Young Everyday Hasn’t Improved His Performance

An article by posted on April 23, 2014 0 Comments
Playing Eric Young Everyday Hasn’t Improved His Performance

A Fan Shot by Michael Mandelkern Eric Young Jr. is not an ideal leadoff hitter. He is the best candidate on the New York Mets, but that is not saying much. Once Juan Lagares returns, Young Jr. should not even be in the conversation as an everyday player. Since Young Jr. made his MLB debut […]

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