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Collins Makes History Batting His Top HR Hitter Ninth

An article by posted on May 16, 2015 0 Comments
Collins Makes History Batting His Top HR Hitter Ninth

Ronald Blum of the Associated Press reports that when Terry Collins made the decision to bat Wilmer Flores ninth in the batting order on Saturday versus the Milwaukee Brewers, he did something that hasn’t been done in nearly half a century. For the first time since April 30, 1967, the Mets were batting their top home-run […]

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Jon Niese is Moving Up the All-Time Mets Ranks

An article by posted on May 13, 2015 0 Comments
Jon Niese is Moving Up the All-Time Mets Ranks

He’s a back end of the rotation guy and certainly not someone who attracts the kind of attention of Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom or Noah Syndergaard. His future in the Mets organization is uncertain beyond 2015 despite being under contract for $9.05 million for 2016 with club options for 2017 and 2018. Despite being one […]

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Collins’ Bullpen Management: Familia Unconcerned With Heavy Workload

An article by posted on May 8, 2015 0 Comments
Collins’ Bullpen Management: Familia Unconcerned With Heavy Workload

Jeurys Familia told the New York Post he is unconcerned with his heavy workload and the pace with which manager Terry Collins is using him. “T.C. knows when we need a day, when we feel tired,” Familia said. “He knows what he is doing. He is a smart manager, and when somebody needs a day just […]

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Dilson Herrera Homers In Big Night At The Plate

An article by posted on May 7, 2015 0 Comments
Dilson Herrera Homers In Big Night At The Plate

The grumblings had already begun for Dilson Herrera who had just one hit in 13 at-bats going into Wednesday’s finale against the Baltimore Orioles. “He looks overmatched. ” “Definitely not ready yet. ” “Needs more seasoning.” “You can’t trust PCL numbers.” But Dilson Herrera silenced all his critics and shut up his detractors with a […]

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Mets 8-3 Start Historically Leads to Good Results

An article by posted on April 18, 2015 0 Comments
Mets 8-3 Start Historically Leads to Good Results

The Mets beat the Marlins again on Friday night by a score of 4-1 to start the season 8-3. They’ve now won six straight games for the first time since April 21-27, 2011, and they currently have the longest winning streak in the Major Leagues. While it’s still early in the season, Mark Simon of ESPN […]

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Ya Gotta Believe… Again!

An article by posted on April 14, 2015 0 Comments
Ya Gotta Believe… Again!

“You gotta believe,” said an enthusiastic Michael Cuddyer, after the Mets defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 2-0 on Monday. He had no idea he had the conjured up the most beloved rallying cry in franchise history, writes David Lennon of Newsday. “You got to believe you’re a good team.” Steve Serby of the New York Post […]

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More Questions About Mets Injury Prevention

An article by posted on March 27, 2015 0 Comments
More Questions About Mets Injury Prevention

Couple of weeks ago I wrote a piece about how the Mets don’t exactly have the greatest track record avoiding Tommy John surgeries. You can read it here. I brought up the following: Since 2005 there have been 524 Tommy John Surgeries in MLB and MiLB with 194 of them at the Major League level. […]

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Yankees To Retire Pettitte, Bernie, Posada Numbers, Mets Still Nothing On Piazza

An article by posted on February 17, 2015 0 Comments
Yankees To Retire Pettitte, Bernie, Posada Numbers, Mets Still Nothing On Piazza

With the news that the New York Yankees plan to retire the numbers of Andy Pettitte, Bernie Williams and Jorge Posada later this season, Kevin Kernan of the NY Post says the Mets should retire the number of Mike Piazza to steal their thunder. “The Yankees have legacy players and they are not afraid to […]

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Hall of Fame Thread: Mike Piazza Shut Out Again!

An article by posted on January 6, 2015 0 Comments
Hall of Fame Thread: Mike Piazza Shut Out Again!

The BBWAA have elected four players into the Hall of Fame and they are Craig Biggio, John Smoltz, Pedro Martinez, and Randy Johnson. Biggio received 82.7 percent of the votes (549 ballots cast). Johnson was 97.3, Martinez 97.1 and Smoltz at 82.9. It is the first time since 1955 that four players have been elected […]

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Much Ado About Three-Homer Games At Home

An article by posted on January 2, 2015 0 Comments
Much Ado About Three-Homer Games At Home

“You know, Keith, no Met has ever hit three home runs in a game at home.” If you’ve watched as many Mets games as I have over the years, then you’ve undoubtedly heard Gary Cohen make this statement whenever a Met has come up to the plate after hitting two home runs in a home […]

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