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Why Kirk Nieuwenhuis Should Absolutely Positively NOT Bat Leadoff

An article by posted on February 27, 2013 0 Comments
Why Kirk Nieuwenhuis Should Absolutely Positively NOT Bat Leadoff

Kirk Nieuwenhuis came up last season after CF Andres Torres went down. Billed as an athletic and toolsy outfielder with some promise, Nieuwenhuis hit the ground running raking to the tune of a .325 batting average in March and April. Then came some strike outs, and more strike outs, and then came a whole lot […]

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R.A. Dickey Named NL Pitcher of the Month – Glad They Agreed With Us!

An article by posted on July 2, 2012 0 Comments
R.A. Dickey Named NL Pitcher of the Month – Glad They Agreed With Us!

R.A. Dickey has been named the National League’s Pitcher of the Month for June. No surprise here as we all knew how totally R.A.D. our knuckleballer has been this month! You can read all about his awesomeness below… Original Post 9:00 AM The MetsMerizedOnline Player of the Month for the month of June has shown […]

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Collins Says Francisco Is Still The Closer, But For How Long?

An article by posted on April 23, 2012 0 Comments
Collins Says Francisco Is Still The Closer, But For How Long?

Well it looks like manager Terry Collins had his little pow-wow with quasi-closer Frank Francisco on Sunday and two of them passed around a peace pipe resulting in Collins affirming his trust and confidence in Francisco as his closer. “Everybody wants to hear something positive,” Collins said. “I just went to him this morning and […]

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Mets Interested In Bringing Back Chris Young

An article by posted on December 7, 2011 0 Comments

Joel Sherman of the New York Post says that the Mets are open to bringing back right-hander Chris Young on a minor league contract. Young, 32, posted a 1.88 ERA and 22/11 K/BB ratio over four starts with the Mets last season before undergoing surgery in May to repair a torn anterior capsule in his right shoulder and […]

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Phillies About To Go All Omar Minaya On Ryan Madson

An article by posted on November 8, 2011 0 Comments
Phillies About To Go All Omar Minaya On Ryan Madson

Last night it was reported that the Phillies were said to be “making a strong push” to re-sign their closer Ryan Madson who is now a free agent. Jon Heyman of SI.com is now reporting that the two sides are closing in on a new contract, “they’re in serious discussions and it’s hard to imagine it not getting done soon.” […]

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Mets Prospect Spotlight: Chris Schwinden, RHP – Buffalo

An article by posted on July 6, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Prospect Spotlight: Chris Schwinden, RHP – Buffalo

Chris Schwinden was drafted first by the Detroit Tigers in 2004 out of high school in the 43th round. He was a draft and follow for the Tigers as he went on to the College of the Sequoias. Schwinden went 5-4 with 1.78 ERA (32 runs/19 earned runs) in 14 appearances (13 starts) with the […]

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Mets Minors 5 Up, 5 Down: June 12th-18th

An article by posted on June 21, 2011 0 Comments

This is a little feature that takes a look at the players who are hot and those who are not in the farm system for the week. 5 Up No. 1 Jordany Valdespin, SS Binghamton What he did: .370/.433/.741 (10-for-27), 2B, 3 HR, 6 R, 6 RBI, 2:2 K:BB, HBP, 3/4 SB  The Why: Valdespin […]

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MetsMerized Player Of The Week! (Week 10)

An article by posted on June 13, 2011 0 Comments

This week was a harder decision than I’ve had to make in a while – go with the pitcher or go with our electric lead off man. It’s sometimes hard to choose what matters more (and usually, I’m such a pitching maniac). I was really impressed with the starting pitching of the Mets this week […]

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The Curious Case Of Josh Thole.

An article by posted on June 2, 2011 0 Comments

It seems like just two years ago, a 53 at bat appearance from an apparent non-prospect catcher Josh Thole showed the Mets their backsto of the future, hitting .321 with nine RBI and a 4/5 BB/K ratio. He had plate discipline, a short swing and was not named Brian Schneider. 2009 saw the Mets go […]

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Gee Should Remain In The Rotation, Not Capuano

An article by posted on April 25, 2011 0 Comments

With Chris Young coming off the DL, the Mets have decided to opt D.J. Carrasco down to Triple-A and to place Dillon Gee in the bullpen. This move is not only endangering the further development of Gee as a pitcher, but also takes a great pitcher out of the rotation. What does not makes sense is why take Gee […]

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