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Mets’ New and Improved Narrative: 1969 Redux

An article by posted on August 15, 2015 0 Comments
Mets’ New and Improved Narrative: 1969 Redux

It is perilous to build narratives, or even make predictions, in the middle of an upturn, just as it is during a downturn. Nevertheless, driven by still-vivid memories of the most glorious team in franchise history, and under-girded by a shared sense among Mets fans that this team may have that same special “it,” some […]

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Duda Responds With 8 Homers After Collins Gives Him Ultimatum

An article by posted on August 2, 2015 0 Comments
Duda Responds With 8 Homers After Collins Gives Him Ultimatum

You know I’ve given Terry Collins a lot of flak over the years, I’ll be the first to admit that. But I’ve got to hand it to him this season, while he continues to annoy me with his in-game decisions, the way he’s handled his players and kept them motivated throughout some pretty difficult circumstances, […]

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Could Cuddyer Be Heading Into A Platoon Role?

An article by posted on July 18, 2015 0 Comments
Could Cuddyer Be Heading Into A Platoon Role?

Michael Cuddyer, who was signed to a two-year, $21 million contract in the offseason to add some punch to the Mets lineup, is now in danger of being relegated to a platoon role. Despite having four days to rest his sore knee, Terry Collins left the slumping Cuddyer out of the starting lineup on Friday […]

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Tulowitzki Responds To Mets Trade Rumors

An article by posted on July 15, 2015 0 Comments
Tulowitzki Responds To Mets Trade Rumors

Speaking with reporters prior to the All-Star game, Troy Tulowitzki says he has no desire to be traded. “I signed to be a Rockie and right now my job is to be a Rockie, so my job is to go out there every single day and help them to try to win games,” Tulowitzki said. […]

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Watch Kirk Nieuwenhuis Make Mets History

An article by posted on July 13, 2015 0 Comments
Watch Kirk Nieuwenhuis Make Mets History

Kirk Nieuwenhuis just blasted his third home run of the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday at Citi Field. His third homer just cleared the foul pole in right field, a booming shot you knew was going out if it was fair. His first two home runs came against D’Backs starter Rubby De La […]

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Mets’ Offense Reaches Historic Lows

An article by posted on July 3, 2015 0 Comments
Mets’ Offense Reaches Historic Lows

Following a brutal series sweep to the Chicago Cubs, the Mets’ lineup has sunk to historic lows explains Sal Cacciatore of Newsday. “The Mets are hitting .232 as a team, and only three teams in the last 30 years have posted a worse batting average. It also is the fifth-worst mark in franchise history, ahead […]

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June 15, 1977: A Day That Will Live In Mets Infamy

An article by posted on June 15, 2015 0 Comments
June 15, 1977: A Day That Will Live In Mets Infamy

There are certain dates in our nation’s history when Americans remember exactly where they were and what they were doing. One day that stands out for Mets fans is June 15, 1977. That is a day in our history which will live in infamy. Tom Seaver, the face of the franchise, the heart and soul […]

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Wilmer Flores Belts His 10th Home Run

An article by posted on June 13, 2015 0 Comments
Wilmer Flores Belts His 10th Home Run

Wilmer Flores started in the clean-up spot for the first time in his career on Friday night and became the fifth Mets shortstop in team history to start in the clean-up spot and the first since John Valentin on May 4, 2002 against the Houston Astros. Flores didn’t disappoint, belting a home run in the […]

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This Date In Mets History: Johan Santana Tosses A No-Hitter

An article by posted on June 1, 2015 0 Comments
This Date In Mets History: Johan Santana Tosses A No-Hitter

Johan Santana took the mound against the St. Louis Cardinals three years ago today on June 1, 2012 and tossed one of the most memorable games in New York Mets history. It was a beautiful Friday night, and as a Mets fan, before every game you always think to yourself: “Maybe tonight will be the […]

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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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