Tag: Curtis Granderson

Collins Already Hinting On Roster Cuts

An article by posted on February 22, 2014 0 Comments
Collins Already Hinting On Roster Cuts

The New York Mets haven’t played an exhibition game yet and already manager Terry Collins is hinting at several roster cuts. With a congested outfield, Collins suggested that Matt den Dekker, Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Andrew Brown and Cesar Puello will all begin the year at Triple-A Las Vegas. It is also conceivable Juan Lagares will open the season in the minor leagues. Collins is very high on […]

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Why Strikeouts Are A Big Concern For The Mets

An article by posted on February 21, 2014 0 Comments
Why Strikeouts Are A Big Concern For The Mets

After writing about the high strikeout rates of Ike Davis, Chris Young and Lucas Duda, I received a question asking why my concern over strikeouts, with the reader saying, “there’s no difference between a strikeout and a soft grounder to second.’’ He couldn’t be more wrong. First, a strikeout is a non-productive out, but much more can happen on […]

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Chris Young Presents Quite the Paradox

An article by posted on February 20, 2014 0 Comments
Chris Young Presents Quite the Paradox

The New York Mets haven’t even seen a pitch yet this spring, but it’s not too early to notice how outfielder Chris Young has muddled things. And, it goes beyond the $7.25 million they’ll pay this year for the player who hit .200 last season with 12 homers and 93 strikeouts. Young’s 162-game averages are .235 […]

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Chris Young And Granderson Both Feel Mets Outfield Will Be Exciting

An article by posted on February 17, 2014 0 Comments
Chris Young And Granderson Both Feel Mets Outfield Will Be Exciting

Mike Puma of The NY Post writes that Curtis Granderson is excited about the Mets outfield and feels that having youth and experience is a great mix, “It’s awesome,” Granderson tells Puma on Sunday. “You’ve got youth. You’ve got experience, you have energy and you have athleticism. I think that is the main thing you have […]

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Predicting Mets Success Through Rose Colored Glases

An article by posted on February 15, 2014 0 Comments
Predicting Mets Success Through Rose Colored Glases

To every baseball fan, no matter what team they root for, four simple words are a clarion call; “pitcher’s and catcher’s report.” We’ve waited for longer than we care to remember through biting cold and winter storm after winter storm, but it’s finally here. The annual pilgrimages to Florida and Arizona are underway, and, so, […]

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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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Mets Matters: Are We Spending Again or Just Reallocating?

An article by posted on February 11, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Matters: Are We Spending Again or Just Reallocating?

It boggles my mind at the jubilation I continue to see in comment threads or on Twitter over this myth that the New York Mets are spending again. Strike up the band? Sorry, I don’t think so. At least not yet. Save your money and hold off on the party caps and noise makers because […]

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DePo Is Feeling Some Good Vibrations

An article by posted on February 9, 2014 0 Comments
DePo Is Feeling Some Good Vibrations

Mets vice president of player development Paul DePodesta told Marc Carig of Newsday that there’s a good vibe around the Mets as spring training approaches on the heels of a disappointing 74-88 season in 2013, “Going into this year, absolutely, there’s a lot more, I don’t even know what you call it,” said DePodesta. “It’s not swagger […]

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The Mets Are Selling, But Are You Buying?

An article by posted on February 8, 2014 0 Comments
The Mets Are Selling, But Are You Buying?

Mets GM Sandy Alderson addressed a group of season ticket holders and laid down the familiar gauntlet that if the fans flock to Citi Field, the team would spend more. Really? This is nothing new. This front office has often cited attendance as the harbinger to more spending, but I wonder if they understand that it’s […]

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The Mets’ Offensive Philosophy: Discipline vs Patience

An article by posted on February 3, 2014 0 Comments
The Mets’ Offensive Philosophy: Discipline vs Patience

There was a nice Q&A over on Metsblog with Mets’ hitting coach Dave Hudgens, who gave a little insight into what the Mets’ hitting philosophy is. Hudgens also spends a little time talking about Ike Davis and his recent woes, and seems pretty confident that he can turn things around. Matt Cerrone highlights one quote in […]

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