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The Mets’ First Base Competition

An article by posted on February 6, 2014 0 Comments
The Mets’ First Base Competition

Who’s on first? Rewind to about a month ago — The Mets seemed fully prepared to head into the 2014 with Lucas Duda at first base, and possibly a platoon situation where Josh Satin would be in the lineup against left-handed pitchers. Ike Davis was on the trading block, and the Mets weren’t actually keeping it […]

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Mets Pitching Is The Key To Beating Preseason Projections

An article by posted on February 6, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Pitching Is The Key To Beating Preseason Projections

Even if it´s tough to believe for Mets fans, the reason for rather modest projections for 2014 is the lack of trust that analysts have in the – mostly unproven – Mets pitching staff. The Fangraphs ZiPS projection is a good indicator for that. The entire projected opening day pitching staff (i.e. rotation of Niese […]

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Mets No. 24 In ESPN Preseason Power Rankings

An article by posted on February 5, 2014 0 Comments
Mets No. 24 In ESPN Preseason Power Rankings

David Schoenfield of ESPN placed the Mets at No. 24 in his preseason MLB Power Rankings. His overall outlook of the Mets is rather bleak to put it mildly. How they can get to 90 wins: Score 73 more runs, allow 72 fewer. Of course, allowing 72 fewer runs will be much more difficult without […]

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Considering A Mets Infield That Likely Returns Unchanged

An article by posted on February 4, 2014 0 Comments
Considering A Mets Infield That Likely Returns Unchanged

Joe D. asked: Even before last season ended, there was a general sense that the Mets infield would be revamped to some degree for the new season. This was further advanced when Sandy Alderson appeared on WFAN and mentioned first base and shortstop as his two top priorities this Winter. It’s now obvious the same […]

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There’s A Chance Mets Could Ship Lagares To The Minors

An article by posted on February 3, 2014 0 Comments
There’s A Chance Mets Could Ship Lagares To The Minors

I’ve been speculating about the possibility that Juan Lagares could end up getting squeezed out of an outfield spot as soon as I gave the Chris Young signing and his comments about playing center field some time to register. My suspicions were further fueled by the ongoing buzz from the team and the rumor mill […]

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Collins on First Base: “It’s Wide Open”

An article by posted on February 3, 2014 0 Comments
Collins on First Base: “It’s Wide Open”

Kevin Kernan of the NY Post sat down to lunch with Terry Collins on Monday and the Mets manager revealed some of his goals and strategy as he gets set to begin his fourth season with the team. “This is a huge spring training for us. We’ve got a lot of decisions to make. There’s going […]

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Considering How The Mets Offseason Has Gone

An article by posted on February 3, 2014 0 Comments
Considering How The Mets Offseason Has Gone

I think the Mets have had a decent off season thus far.  Going into the offseason I felt the Mets needed to sign 7 or 8 players that would be on the 40 man roster for the majority of the 2014 season. Those 7 or 8 would be two outfielders, two relievers, two starting pitchers, […]

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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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Mets Outfield Looks Like A Confusing Hodgepodge

An article by posted on January 31, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Outfield Looks Like A Confusing Hodgepodge

After a harrowing three days at the VA Hospital dealing with a heart issue, it sure feels good to be home again. I always knew we had a great team at MMO, but I didn’t know how good until I fell off the grid and they all stepped up to keep things here running smoothly. […]

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Lagares May Be The Odd Man Out

An article by posted on January 31, 2014 0 Comments
Lagares May Be The Odd Man Out

The news coming out of Flushing the past couple of days is starting to point to what may be a difficult pill for many Mets fans to swallow—Juan Lagares is starting to look like the odd man out in the Mets outfield in 2014. For whatever reason, Terry Collins seems happy heading into 2014 with Eric Young […]

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