Tag: hitting

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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Mike Francesa Goes Off Against The Mets

An article by posted on May 14, 2013 0 Comments
Mike Francesa Goes Off Against The Mets

Big day on WFAN for the Mets – or at least during Mike Francesa’s time slot. After a 10 minute rant against the Mets to open the show, he had Sandy Alderson on for 15 minutes a few hours after that. There was a lot said by both of them – good and bad. Tonight […]

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3 Up & 3 Down: Mets Served Up Some Bad Home Cooking Edition

An article by posted on May 13, 2013 0 Comments
3 Up & 3 Down: Mets Served Up Some Bad Home Cooking Edition

Usually, it isn’t until after the All Star break, when we need to combine series to come up with 3 Ups and 3 Downs. This week was an exception with the Mets winning 2 out of 6 games against the Chicago White Sox & the Pittsburgh Pirates. Unless the Met offense wakes up real soon, […]

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Featured Post: Keith Hernandez Needs To Lay Off Duda’s Approach

An article by posted on May 7, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: Keith Hernandez Needs To Lay Off Duda’s Approach

Ever since Lucas Duda burst into our consciousness in 2010, nobody has been satisfied with his plate approach. Too many strikeouts and not enough walks, I frequently wrote. He gives away too many at-bats. He tries to pull too much and doesn’t use the entire field. All valid in the early Duda critique. Now, unbelievably, he’s become […]

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Could Zack Wheeler Debut During 5-Game Braves Series In June?

An article by posted on May 7, 2013 0 Comments
Could Zack Wheeler Debut During 5-Game Braves Series In June?

Updated on May 7 Zack Wheeler turned in his second straight strong outing with Triple-A Las Vegas, limiting Sacramento to three hits and a walk in six scoreless innings Sunday. Sandy Alderson has suggested Wheeler needs to turn in a string of positive starts before promotion consideration is made. That said, Adam Rubin of ESPN […]

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Alderson Hopes Valdespin Doesn’t Exceed Team’s Tolerance Of Him

An article by posted on May 6, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson Hopes Valdespin Doesn’t Exceed Team’s Tolerance Of Him

Updated May 6, 2013 Updating Adam Rubin’s report this past weekend, which you can read about below, Mets GM Sandy Alderson spoke to the Daily News and said the following: “It’s no secret Jordany has had a slightly different approach to some things, there is a certain level of tolerance that we have. I hope […]

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Mets Minors: Who’s Hot, Who’s Not (April 28- May 5)

An article by posted on May 6, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Minors: Who’s Hot, Who’s Not (April 28- May 5)

Welcome to the second edition of Who’s Hot, Who’s Not. This week was a very intriguing one for followers of the Mets minor league system. We saw the rise of two top pitching prospects, and the fall of one who had been absolutely dominant. We also saw Kevin Plawecki continue to show why the Mets […]

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Mets vs Braves Game Preview, Lineup: Byrd In CF, Brown In RF, Turner At 1B

An article by posted on May 3, 2013 0 Comments
Mets vs Braves Game Preview, Lineup: Byrd In CF, Brown In RF, Turner At 1B

Mets Starting Lineup 1. SS: Ruben Tejada 2. 2B: Daniel Murphy 3. 3B: David Wright 4. C: John Buck 5. 1B: Justin Turner 6. LF: Lucas Duda 7. CF: Marlon Byrd 8. RF: Andrew Brown 9. SP: Shaun Marcum Game Notes Collin Cowgill was demoted to Triple-A Las Vegas to clear the roster spot for […]

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