Tag: defense

MMO Players of the Week: The Unlikely Heroes

An article by posted on April 7, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Players of the Week: The Unlikely Heroes

Opening week for the New York Mets certainly did not go as planned: bullpen woes, absent offense, game-changing injuries, silly defensive blunders and questionable managerial decisions all contributed to a rather frustrating 2-4 start. As most of the team becomes acclimated to their new teammates, however, some players are taking it upon themselves to rise above expectations early […]

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Scouts Can’t Recall Seeing A Team So “Lifeless” This Early In Season

An article by posted on April 4, 2014 0 Comments
Scouts Can’t Recall Seeing A Team So “Lifeless” This Early In Season

Kevin Kernan of the New York Post writes… Once again Mets bats could not make solid contact, the bullpen was atrocious, and the defense was dreadful as the Mets were swept away by the Nationals, 8-2, Thursday at Citi Field before an announced crowd of 20,561, but was more like 6,000. Two scouts who watched […]

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Gary, Keith and Ron: Those Voices In Our Heads

An article by posted on March 30, 2014 0 Comments
Gary, Keith and Ron: Those Voices In Our Heads

The Mets may not lead the league in many baseball categories, but they do excel in one area. The voices of the Mets SNY broadcast team; Gary Cohen, Keith Hernandez, and Ron Darling, are the cream of the crop. All three were on top of their game in Steve Serby’s Q&A in the Sunday New […]

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Mets Thoughts: Duda In Outfield, Smith In Savannah, D’Arnaud’s Warming Up

An article by posted on March 29, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Thoughts: Duda In Outfield, Smith In Savannah, D’Arnaud’s Warming Up

Let me first say how much fun I had participating in my first MMO game thread from the first pitch until the bitter end. There were only 2-3 recognizable fans to me among the 60 or so who participated, but it was so cool getting to know a lot of you new people to MMO. […]

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Syndergaard Off The Table, Will Other Options Be Enough To Land A Shortstop

An article by posted on March 20, 2014 0 Comments
Syndergaard Off The Table, Will Other Options Be Enough To Land A Shortstop

Things are starting to get interesting on the shortstop market, writes Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, and he’s right, they certainly are.. Jose Iglesias is expected to be out several months due to shin splints and giving the Mets some real competition as they look to replace Ruben Tejada who now suffers from a confidence gap – […]

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ESPN: Sandy Alderson Resumes Peddling Ike Davis Again

An article by posted on March 18, 2014 0 Comments
ESPN: Sandy Alderson Resumes Peddling Ike Davis Again

The first base battle between Ike Davis and Lucas Duda has yet to get underway in Grapefruit League games, but both players seem to be nearing a return to the lineup. Yesterday, they both got at-bats in minor-league camp, with Duda (hamstring) going 3-for-4 with a homer, double and a walk, and Davis (calf)was 1-for-4 […]

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How Juan Lagares Is Worth More Runs Than Eric Young, Jr.

An article by posted on March 18, 2014 0 Comments
How Juan Lagares Is Worth More Runs Than Eric Young, Jr.

Plenty has been said about who the Mets should have lead-off in their 2014 batting order. It seems like Eric Young, Jr. is the leading candidate, with his candidacy coming at the possible expense of defensive extraordinaire Juan Lagares. Mets fans have voiced their frustration about this on Twitter. It is time to take a […]

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Spring Training Recap: Mets 3, Tigers 2

An article by posted on March 8, 2014 0 Comments
Spring Training Recap: Mets 3, Tigers 2

The Mets came from behind and scored two runs in the ninth to beat the Tigers 3-2 this afternoon in Lakeland, Fla. In his second appearance of the Spring, Noah Syndergaard showed he was mortal after all and struggled with his control during his three innings of work. The 21-year-old righthander allowed two runs on two hits while striking out […]

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2014 Player Projections: Daniel Murphy, 2B

An article by posted on March 5, 2014 0 Comments
2014 Player Projections: Daniel Murphy, 2B

Author Note: Apparently it’s been almost three weeks since I did my last projection. For a refresher (and my Travis d’Arnaud projection), click here. A target of trade speculation all winter long, Daniel Murphy comes into camp this year as one of the most tenured position players on the Met roster. The 28-year old had […]

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Spring Training Recap: Mets 6, Braves 2

An article by posted on March 3, 2014 0 Comments
Spring Training Recap: Mets 6, Braves 2

The Mets traveled to Orlando today to play against the Atlanta Braves at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. They defeated the Braves 6-2, for their first spring victory and dropped Atlanta to 0-6 in the Grapefruit League season. Noah Syndergaard took the mound in his first spring game for the Mets and was […]

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