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Mets Outfield Merry-Go-Round Needs to Stop

An article by posted on July 8, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Outfield Merry-Go-Round Needs to Stop

On Opening Day, the Mets appeared poised to start off the new campaign with a consistent outfield of Juan Lagares and their two offseason acquisitions, Chris Young and Curtis Granderson. However, since Young was scratched with a hamstring injury and started the season on the disabled list, the Mets outfield has been a revolving door. […]

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Sell, Sandy, Sell

An article by posted on July 8, 2014 0 Comments
Sell, Sandy, Sell

The current standings for the Mets comes as no real surprise. I predicted on the air the Mets would win 78 games this season while losing 84, a modest improvement over recent years. In doing so, I also admitted I might be caught up in preseason hype because a serious analysis of the roster left […]

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July 4, 1985: No End in Sight

An article by posted on July 3, 2014 0 Comments
July 4, 1985: No End in Sight

Thousands of baseball books have been published. Millions of baseball stories have been told, every one of them starts with the same basic understanding: two teams, nine innings, balls, strikes, runs, hits and errors. Along the way there are various twists and turns ending in perfect games, no hitters, walk off home runs and everything […]

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Is Towel Waving Our “Thing”?

An article by posted on June 23, 2014 0 Comments
Is Towel Waving Our “Thing”?

We are all baseball fans so there is no need to talk about how long the season is.  There are so many little things that happen throughout the course of the season that can change the complexion of the entire thing good or bad.  They could be created by the manager, the players, or even […]

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The Easiest Thing To Do In Baseball?

An article by posted on June 16, 2014 0 Comments
The Easiest Thing To Do In Baseball?

By now, you all have read that Jose Reyes & Josh Thole shared their views of David Wright and the New York Mets as a franchise. You know, it’s funny to me. With Reyes, you have a guy who had his career built here in New York – a guy who took a big contract […]

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Ryan Reid Could Join Mets Overworked Bullpen On Monday

An article by posted on June 15, 2014 0 Comments
Ryan Reid Could Join Mets Overworked Bullpen On Monday

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York speculates that righthanded reliever Ryan Reid could be an option when the Mets look to add a fresh arm to their fatigued bullpen on Monday when they begin a three game series with the St. Louis Cardinals. The Mets bullpen was leaned on for eight innings of relief on Sunday […]

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Abreu, Colon and the Alderson Strategy

An article by posted on June 15, 2014 0 Comments
Abreu, Colon and the Alderson Strategy

Mid-June has arrived and with it another unfortunate dose of reality: for all the public pronouncements of 90-win expectations and suggestions that the franchise had at last “turned the corner,” it is clear that the strange territory staked out by Mets management – that of “betwixt and between” a full-fledged rebuilding and a half-hearted attempt […]

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Chris Young Strikes Out Four Times, Now Batting .196

An article by posted on June 14, 2014 0 Comments
Chris Young Strikes Out Four Times, Now Batting .196

Chris Young may have had one of his worst games as a Met today, going 0-for-4 with four strikeouts and failing to hustle on a line drive into the outfield that got by him. Young saw his batting average drop to .196 with a .283 on-base percentage. The fans at Citi Field let him have it, booing […]

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Relief Prospect Jeff Walters Suffers Torn UCL

An article by posted on June 9, 2014 0 Comments
Relief Prospect Jeff Walters Suffers Torn UCL

Mets RHP prospect Jeff Walters has sustained a torn ulnar colateral ligament (UCL) in his pitching elbow. The injury is likely to require Tommy John surgery, thus adding to this season’s epidemic of similar injuries. Walters is on the 40-man roster and was considered to potentially be a late-season call-up to strengthen the bullpen. In […]

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Mets Fans Deserve Better Than This

An article by posted on June 7, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Fans Deserve Better Than This

It doesn’t take much to placate a Met fan. After winning four games of five in Philadelphia and moving within one game of .500 Met fans were ecstatic. I heard Evan Roberts of WFAN fame say he was prepared to celebrate by popping champagne and tossing confetti when his beloved Mets reached the .500 plateau […]

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