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The Mets Have a Need for Speed

An article by posted on June 8, 2016 0 Comments
The Mets Have a Need for Speed

The Mets lack speed, and everybody, from opposing teams to the fans at Citi Field knows it. As of today, the team scores over 60 percent of their runs via the longball, making them perhaps the only squad in baseball capable of being fourth in the league in home runs while simultaneously sitting third from […]

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Mets Notes: Wheeler Return Moved To Mid July, D’Arnaud Swinging, Wright To See Dr. Watkins

An article by posted on June 3, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Notes: Wheeler Return Moved To Mid July, D’Arnaud Swinging, Wright To See Dr. Watkins

Third baseman David Wright is heading to California to see Dr. Robert Watkins, the back specialist he worked with last summer, Terry Collins told reporters. Wright will meet with him on Monday, but it’s not clear if this is just a routine checkup on his spinal stenosis condition or if it’s related to the herniated […]

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Mets Monthly Review: May Day! May Day!

An article by posted on June 2, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Monthly Review: May Day! May Day!

May is in the rear view and the one third mark of the season is quickly approaching.  The Slogan for May as we examine the numbers? “Coulda Been Worse!”. The offense ranked last or close to it in most categories,  The most eye-popping trend to me is that the club averaged over nine strikeouts per […]

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A Hometown Hero: Honor, Duty, And Being A Lifelong Mets Fan

An article by posted on May 30, 2016 0 Comments
A Hometown Hero: Honor, Duty, And Being A Lifelong Mets Fan

Webster Dictionary defines a hero as a person who is admired for great, brave acts and/or fine qualities. Synonyms include idol, luminary, demigod, and paragon.  For me, I have a different set of synonyms to assign to my hero, Captain Jophiel Philips.  They include friend, teammate, and brother. After transferring from Hofstra University following his […]

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Mets To Face Each League’s Top Left-Hander: Kershaw and Sale

An article by posted on May 27, 2016 0 Comments
Mets To Face Each League’s Top Left-Hander: Kershaw and Sale

As good as the Mets pitching staff has been of late, they have their work cut out for them this weekend and early next week against the Dodgers and the White Sox. On Friday, the Mets will face baseball’s top pitching prospect — left-hander Julio Urias. Just 19 years old, Urias has pitched only 263.1 […]

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Wright And Team Unhappy With How Harvey Handled Media

An article by posted on May 26, 2016 0 Comments
Wright And Team Unhappy With How Harvey Handled Media

Third baseman David Wright, let it be known yesterday that he and some of his teammates were not thrilled with how Matt Harvey dodged the media after his start on Tuesday night. Mike Puma of the New York Post spoke with the Mets captain about Harvey, his struggles, and his stand with the media. Harvey is coming […]

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There Is No Timetable For Travis d’Arnaud’s Return

An article by posted on May 19, 2016 0 Comments
There Is No Timetable For Travis d’Arnaud’s Return

New York Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud has been on the disabled list since April 26th with a rotator cuff strain. He has yet to resume baseball activities and is currently in California with his personal physical therapist trying to rehab through the injury. Howie Kussoy of the New York Post spoke with d’Arnaud’s agent, Mike Wolfe […]

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Frank Viola Weighs In On Rafael Montero And Matt Harvey

An article by posted on May 18, 2016 0 Comments
Frank Viola Weighs In On Rafael Montero And Matt Harvey

In a recent article by Dan Martin of the New York Post, Triple-A pitching coach Frank Viola commented on the recent struggles of Matt Harvey and the steady rise of Rafael Montero. Montero and Harvey’s professional careers have been polar opposites to this point. Matt has enjoyed immediate success, while Montero’s career has been an […]

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Dig the Long Ball, Mets Fans

An article by posted on May 13, 2016 0 Comments
Dig the Long Ball, Mets Fans

A year ago at this time, when the Mets offense was virtually non-existent, it was surprising whenever they hit a home run. Now, with the team going yard just about every night, it takes nothing short of the first career homer by a 42 year-old pitcher or a two-homer game by a 23 year-old pitcher […]

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Clayton Kershaw Tosses Three Hit Shutout; Dodgers Beat Mets 5-0

An article by posted on May 13, 2016 0 Comments
Clayton Kershaw Tosses Three Hit Shutout; Dodgers Beat Mets 5-0

The Mets (21-13) were stymied by Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers (18-17) tonight at Dodgers Stadium by a score of 5-0. Pitching: After a career game for Bartolo Colon in his last start in San Diego, tonight was a different story. Colon was smacked around early, and was tagged for five runs on seven hits, […]

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