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The Science Behind Choosing A Lineup

An article by posted on April 9, 2015 0 Comments
The Science Behind Choosing A Lineup

So, there’s been a lot of talk about the Mets’ batting order in recent days. It started on the morning of Opening Day when news started to leak out that the Mets were going with an “unconventional” lineup that had David Wright batting second and Curtis Granderson leading off. Then the story became about who […]

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Buddy Carlyle Decision On Out-Clause Looms

An article by posted on April 4, 2015 0 Comments
Buddy Carlyle Decision On Out-Clause Looms

On the eve of the season opener, Mets reliever, Buddy Carlyle has an out-clause on his contract that he can exercise, assuming he is not on the Opening Day roster. The Mets are deciding whether to carry an extra bullpen pitcher in substitution of a bench player, which would reduce the bench to four players. […]

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Five Things We Learned From Sandy Alderson

An article by posted on April 1, 2015 0 Comments
Five Things We Learned From Sandy Alderson

Sandy Alderson is extremely happy with the Spring the Mets have had, and what he likes most is the camaraderie between the players and how they’ve invested in each other. He credits Mike Barwis and Kevin Long for some of that. He’s also very happy with the Mets record in Spring Training Alderson said that […]

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Collins Says Bench Spots Still Up For Grabs

An article by posted on March 27, 2015 0 Comments
Collins Says Bench Spots Still Up For Grabs

Terry Collins told reporters that there are still bench spots up for grabs. (Matt Ehalt) “With the season opener approaching, Collins said before Thursday’s 8-3 win over the Nationals there are still bench spots to be won over the next week and half. The Mets are still evaluating their backup infielder spots, as well as […]

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Who’s Hot, Who’s Not: Mayberry, Granderson, Lagares Sizzling

An article by posted on March 23, 2015 0 Comments
Who’s Hot, Who’s Not: Mayberry, Granderson, Lagares Sizzling

Who’s Hot: Matt Harvey – Harvey has come out swinging this spring. National League – be afraid. Be very afraid. In 14.1 innings this spring, he’s struck out 12 while walking 1 with a WHIP of 0.84 to go with a sparkling 1.26 ERA. He’s also been breezing through his starts. We missed you Matt. […]

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Spring Training Roster Battles: 2nd Lefty

An article by posted on March 6, 2015 0 Comments
Spring Training Roster Battles: 2nd Lefty

It is only March 6th but the Mets 25 man roster is already very close to being wrapped up. With a few exceptions being the 4th OF, last bench spot, 2nd lefty, starting SS according to Terry Collins, and the long man in the bullpen if/when Gee gets traded. The battle for the 2nd lefty […]

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Campbell Appears To Have Sewn Up Bench Spot

An article by posted on March 3, 2015 0 Comments
Campbell Appears To Have Sewn Up Bench Spot

It appears that Eric Campbell has locked up the final bench spot even before the Mets play one inning of Grapefruit League games which begin on Wednesday. Terry Collins has had Campbell playing all all over the field so far in spring training. “He’s going to wear every one of those gloves that is in […]

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Summarizing and Grading the Mets’ Winter Meetings

An article by posted on December 11, 2014 0 Comments
Summarizing and Grading the Mets’ Winter Meetings

Sandy Alderson said on Wednesday that while there’s been no trades made at the Winter Meetings, he and his staff have had many conversations with various teams about a number of different opportunities. He reiterated that this afternoon before he and his staff departed the Winter Meetings and headed back to New York. Alderson maintains […]

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Time For Terry Collins To Put Up Or Shutup

An article by posted on December 9, 2014 0 Comments
Time For Terry Collins To Put Up Or Shutup

So here we are enjoying a somewhat interesting, compelling, and exciting Winter Meetings… We’re all having fun reading and deciphering what seems to be a non-stop stream of Mets news, rumors, and quotes. Then along comes Terry Collins, who decides he’s flying to San Diego to hold a press conference about nothing, who completely douses […]

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A Year Ago The Mets Non-Tendered Justin Turner… Oops…

An article by posted on December 2, 2014 0 Comments
A Year Ago The Mets Non-Tendered Justin Turner… Oops…

It was interesting reading about the value of lineup flexibility and also having various interchangeable parts on the bench who were versatile and provided a manager with the ability to maximize his strategic opportunities. That’s what Gil Hodges always said when talking about our miracle Mets. With that on my mind I came across a […]

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