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A Road Map to an 88 Win Season for the Mets

An article by posted on February 11, 2014 0 Comments
A Road Map to an 88 Win Season for the Mets

Mark Simon of ESPN New York, conjured one scenario in which the Mets take their 74-88 record and flip it around to 88-74. That would make them a borderline playoff contender, he writes, which in a division with the Washington Nationals and Atlanta Braves seems like an ambitious outlook. What needs to happen for the Mets to win 88 games? […]

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Mejia Has His Sights on 5th Rotation Spot

An article by posted on February 10, 2014 0 Comments
Mejia Has His Sights on 5th Rotation Spot

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that Jenrry Mejia’s preferred role on this team is in the starting rotation: “You ask me that every year, and I always tell you starter. I like starter. Always.” He acknowledges that the fifth spot in the rotation is up for grabs but he is ready for the […]

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Jeff Walters Has A Solid Chance To Make Opening Day Bullpen

An article by posted on February 7, 2014 0 Comments
Jeff Walters Has A Solid Chance To Make Opening Day Bullpen

A Mets insider told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York that pitching prospects Jack Leathersich and Jeff Walters are candidates to make the opening day roster and fill out the Mets bullpen. Rafael Montero or Cory Mazzoni were also not ruled out. We have several original MMO articles spotlighting all four of these players in […]

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From Left Field: Bullpen Needs At Least One More Addition

An article by posted on February 6, 2014 0 Comments
From Left Field: Bullpen Needs At Least One More Addition

National League teams traditionally field a seven-man bullpen. So let’s take a look at what the Mets currently have assembled: Bobby Parnell (closer), Vic Black, Jeurys Familia, Scott Rice, Josh Edgin, Gonzalez Germen and Carlos Torres (Long man). If the team had to start the season with this crop of pitchers, I guess it would […]

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Are We Better In 2014: The Bullpen

An article by posted on February 2, 2014 0 Comments
Are We Better In 2014: The Bullpen

In the final part of the “Are We Better?” series, we’ll focus on the bullpen. On the outside looking in, the 2013 Mets pitching staff seemed like a strength of the organization.  Our rotation finished with the 8th best ERA amongst all teams, and the bullpen seemed to be average, with good seasons from Bobby Parnell, LaTroy […]

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Mets Bullpen Update: Parnell Will Remain Closer If Healthy

An article by posted on January 30, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Bullpen Update: Parnell Will Remain Closer If Healthy

Despite an active offseason by the Mets, little has been done or discussed regarding the bullpen. Andy Martino of the Daily News provides an update on how the ‘pens of New York are rounding out as Spring Training nears. Bobby Parnell has been assured by the team that the closer duties remain his, so long […]

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Alderson Says Mets Unlikely To Sign Stephen Drew

An article by posted on January 29, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Says Mets Unlikely To Sign Stephen Drew

Anthony DiComo is reporting that in a telephone interview Tuesday evening, general manager Sandy Alderson reiterated that his team is “unlikely” to sign Stephen Drew, despite the shortstop’s perceived lack of suitors on the free-agent market. “We haven’t ruled it out, but I think doing anything is unlikely,” Alderson said. “I think that Stephen will always have […]

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2014 Mets Top Prospects: No.14. Jeurys Familia, RHP

An article by posted on January 24, 2014 0 Comments
2014 Mets Top Prospects: No.14. Jeurys Familia, RHP

14. Jeurys Familia Height: 6’4” Weight: 230 lbs. Age: 24 Bats/Throws: Right/Right Jeurys Familia probably has the highest ceiling of any true reliever in the Mets system. His fastball is unequivocally electric as it consistently sits in the mid 90’s and has recently been clocked at triple digits. You might be saying okay, what’s the […]

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Sports Illustrated Reviews Mets Offseason

An article by posted on January 18, 2014 0 Comments
Sports Illustrated Reviews Mets Offseason

Here is an Offseason Review by Joe Lemire of Sports Illustrated that gives the Mets a Grade of B. It doesn’t look like they are predicting the Mets to win the World Series, so we should be in the clear. New York Mets 2013 Record: 74-88, 3rd place in NL East Run Differential: -65, 22nd in MLB […]

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Daniel Murphy, Superhero: Chapter 1 – The Gum Caper

An article by posted on January 12, 2014 1 Comment
Daniel Murphy, Superhero: Chapter 1 – The Gum Caper

All was quiet in Port St. Lucie until, all of a sudden and without warning, Daniel Murphy heard a cry for help. He rushed from his locker, where he was oiling his glove and daydreaming of hitting .300 and an All-Star appearance in front of the home crowd, to find his teammates in stunned surprise, […]

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