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Lucas Duda: The Mets Most Pleasant Surprise in 2014

An article by posted on July 22, 2014 0 Comments
Lucas Duda:  The Mets Most Pleasant Surprise in 2014

Nobody wanted Ike Davis patrolling the first base bag at Citi Field this year more than me. In several posts over the off-season I outlined my arguments why I believed that if the Mets chose to go within the organization at first base it made baseball sense that Davis was their man. Recent history with […]

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10 Years In: What is David Wright’s Legacy?

An article by posted on July 21, 2014 0 Comments
10 Years In: What is David Wright’s Legacy?

Believe it or not, today marks the 10th anniversary of David Wright’s Major League debut. As we reach this milestone, it is an appropriate time to assess his legacy with the team. Selected during the supplemental round of the 2001 amateur draft (20 picks after Aaron Heilman if you can believe it), David Wright served […]

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Ben Zobrist: The Best Alternative To Castro And Baez?

An article by posted on July 19, 2014 0 Comments
Ben Zobrist: The Best Alternative To Castro And Baez?

The Mets have two clear-cut positions to fill by Opening Day 2015: shortstop and left field. The Mets have gotten very little in the way of offensive production from those positions. That is both good and bad. While it hurts them this season, it gives the Mets two well-defined areas they need to improve upon. […]

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D’Arnaud Changed His Mindset, Not His Approach

An article by posted on July 18, 2014 0 Comments
D’Arnaud Changed His Mindset, Not His Approach

When Travis d’Arnaud was demoted to the minors, the coaching staff down there had a two-hour talk with him, and he emerged a new man. Well, a new hitter, at least. Since returning to the Mets on June 24th, d’Arnaud is hitting .295 (18 for 61) with five doubles, three home runs and 10 RBI. D’Arnaud said he needed to clear […]

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Can The Mets Youth Lead A Successful Second Half Push?

An article by posted on July 17, 2014 0 Comments
Can The Mets Youth Lead A Successful Second Half Push?

At one point in his career, David Wright was the young prospect looking to make a name for himself with the big club, the new kid on the block surrounded by veterans. Marc Carig of Newsday writes that even though the Mets had the key players to make a run at the title during Wright’s early years, […]

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Vegas Odds: Mets Are 100/1 To Win The NL East

An article by posted on July 17, 2014 0 Comments
Vegas Odds: Mets Are 100/1 To Win The NL East

Limping through the All-Star break as a baseball fan is tough business.  We try many things to speed the time up and hope that the days off do more good for our team than bad.  Leading up to the break the Mets were playing some good ball.  I am sure I am not the only […]

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At 45-50, Do The Mets Have Hope?

An article by posted on July 16, 2014 0 Comments
At 45-50, Do The Mets Have Hope?

It’s the Wednesday after the All-Star game, and there’s no baseball, only dreaming. For the majority of teams, the ones not condemned to last place, or somewhere close to it, there is renewed hope coming out of the break, sort of a second Opening Day. The Mets created this hope for themselves with an impressive […]

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Would Alex Rios Make Sense For The Mets?

An article by posted on July 16, 2014 0 Comments
Would Alex Rios Make Sense For The Mets?

The Kansas City Royals have acquired reliever Jason Frasor from the Texas Rangers in exchange for minor league righthander Spencer Patton. Frasor, 36, is in the midst of another strong season, posting a 3.34 ERA with a 9.1 K/9 in 32 relief appearances spanning 29.2 innings pitched. Last season, he had a 2.57 ERA in 61 appearances for […]

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David Wright Takes Night Shift As Barber

An article by posted on July 14, 2014 0 Comments
David Wright Takes Night Shift As Barber

In an article on ESPN.com, Adam Rubin noted a funny incident that happened in the Mets clubhouse on Sunday. Apparently Jacob deGrom hit a ball while taking batting practice that just missed hitting David Wright who was stretching on the field. As payback, the Mets captain snuck up on deGrom with a pair of scissors and cut a lock […]

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The Mets Are Having Fun Again

An article by posted on July 12, 2014 0 Comments
The Mets Are Having Fun Again

Baseball is a game, and it’s amazing how easily we forget that it’s purpose is to be for fun. But for both Mets fans and players alike, this simple concept had been lost in an abyss of financial instability, bad press, and five consecutive losing seasons. Until Now. When I went to the game two […]

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