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Watch Out For Captain Kirk

An article by posted on June 1, 2013 0 Comments
Watch Out For Captain Kirk

When Kirk Nieuwenhuis was first called up, no one really knew what to expect. Despite succeeding at every level that he played in the minors, he was not considered to be a top prospect, and his ceiling was never high. However, he performed very well, especially in the clutch, and was affectionately given the nickname […]

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Davis Defends Potential Flaw In His Swing; The Pronounced Hand Drop

An article by posted on June 1, 2013 0 Comments
Davis Defends Potential Flaw In His Swing; The Pronounced Hand Drop

Marc Carig of Newsday talked to Ike Davis about what some believe to be the main culprit in his prolonged slump at the plate; the pronounced hand drop as the ball is being released by the pitcher. “I’ve always wanted to stop my hands from dropping,” Davis told Carig. “But I’ve always swung like that. Obviously, it’s not […]

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Prospect Spotlight: Francisco Pena Is Tearing It Up In Vegas

An article by posted on May 28, 2013 0 Comments
Prospect Spotlight: Francisco Pena Is Tearing It Up In Vegas

Francisco Pena, the son of former major league catcher Tony Pena, is making the most of his situation in Las Vegas. He basically inherited the starting catching job with Travis d’Arnaud and Juan Centeno on the disabled list, and is doing his best to make us forget about those other two guys. Pena has come […]

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Is Ike Davis Really Mike Jacobs Reincarnated?

An article by posted on May 22, 2013 0 Comments
Is Ike Davis Really Mike Jacobs Reincarnated?

It always is interesting how people automatically call a hitter that hits homers, strikes out a lot and has a low average “Dave Kingman.” Kong certainly had his issues, but regardless of what you think he still had a 16-year career in which he hit 442 homers. To say that Ike Davis is Kingman would […]

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Power Prospect Cory Vaughn Is On A Mission

An article by posted on May 21, 2013 0 Comments
Power Prospect Cory Vaughn Is On A Mission

Despite a major league pedigree and respect for his tools (Baseball America Top 15 organizational prospect three years running), Binghamton Mets outfielder Cory Vaughn had yet to put all his tools together. His power and speed didn’t show up until 2012, but he hit .243. In St. Lucie in 2011, Vaughn hit .286 before his promotion, but only four […]

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Featured Post: If At First You Don’t Succeed, Try Again In The Minors

An article by posted on May 19, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: If At First You Don’t Succeed, Try Again In The Minors

There has been much talk and speculation recently about the possible demotion of Ike Davis to the minors.  Such discussion is certainly warranted considering Davis’ performance over the first 40 games of the season. The Mets’ struggling first baseman is hitting .156 with four homers and nine RBI.  His on-base percentage is an unhealthy .238 […]

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Mets vs Cubs: Davis Not In Lineup As Gee Looks For A Win In Rubber Match

An article by posted on May 19, 2013 0 Comments
Mets vs Cubs: Davis Not In Lineup As Gee Looks For A Win In Rubber Match

Starting Lineup Daniel Murphy – 2B Justin Turner – 1B David Wright – 3B Marlon Byrd – RF Lucas Duda – LF Anthony Recker – C Ruben Tejada – SS Juan Lagares – CF Dillon Gee – RHP Game Notes The Mets have scored three or fewer runs in 10 of their last 12 games […]

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Should Zach Lutz Get a Chance While Ike Davis Struggles?

An article by posted on May 17, 2013 0 Comments
Should Zach Lutz Get a Chance While Ike Davis Struggles?

The early season struggles of Ike Davis have been well-documented. Following his second four-strikeout game of the season yesterday against the St. Louis Cardinals, he’s now hitting an awful .157/.245/.268 in 127 at-bats. That line is hard to look at, but it gets even harder when you realize it only includes four home runs, nine […]

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Will Ankiel Answer The Mets Need For Their Powerless Outfield?

An article by posted on May 15, 2013 0 Comments
Will Ankiel Answer The Mets Need For Their Powerless Outfield?

Are the Mets in desperate times now?  With how our offense has failed to click lately, I think so. I was under the impression that we had a few guys that could actually play the outfield for us – and then we went out and signed Rick Ankiel. I remember the player Ankiel was after he […]

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Valdespin Won’t Let Criticism Lower His Self Esteem

An article by posted on May 14, 2013 0 Comments
Valdespin Won’t Let Criticism Lower His Self Esteem

Updated at 4:00 PM They criticize me to lower my self esteem but I’m going straight to the top. I was not born to lose. Original Post 1:00 PM “Valdespin knew that was coming. I don’t think it’s fair to say that since we didn’t hit one of the Pittsburgh hitters that he doesn’t have a friend. The notion that he […]

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