Tag: hitting

Is The Quest For 90 Over? The Math Says It Is.

An article by posted on May 26, 2014 0 Comments
Is The Quest For 90 Over? The Math Says It Is.

“This team is now about being successful. This is about concrete expectations about what we need to do. The 90 wins is about challenge.” – Sandy Alderson There are still 113 games left in the 2014 season, and while the Mets are only five games under .500 with a 22-27 record and sitting six games out […]

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May 22, 1998 – The Mike Piazza Trade

An article by posted on May 22, 2014 0 Comments
May 22, 1998 – The Mike Piazza Trade

It was 16 years ago today that the Mets acquired Mike Piazza from the Florida Marlins. Oh, if we could only make the same kind of trade today ! A legitimate cleanup hitter, certainly one of the best in the game for one major-league ready prospect in Preston Wilson and two maybes in Geoff Goetz and Ed […]

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Are The Mets Headed For A Sixth Straight Losing Season?

An article by posted on May 19, 2014 0 Comments
Are The Mets Headed For A Sixth Straight Losing Season?

Bob Klapisch of The Record takes a look at some of the issues, realized or not, that are negatively impacting the Mets offense or lack of it. He raises the age old issue of shortening the dimensions of Citi Field, which currently ranks 13th in the National League in home run park-factor. He also points out […]

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Montero Looks Like He Belongs, Says He’s Felt Ready For A While

An article by posted on May 14, 2014 0 Comments
Montero Looks Like He Belongs, Says He’s Felt Ready For A While

3:00 PM Danny Knobler of ESPN writes that while Noah Syndergaard is the New York Mets pitching prospect that everyone has wanted to talk about, it is Rafael Montero who is the one most prepared to pitch in the major leagues now. “His maturity is beyond his years as a pitcher,” Mets manager Terry Collins said as he anxiously […]

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Mets Hitting Prospects Are Getting Hot

An article by posted on May 14, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Hitting Prospects Are Getting Hot

Brandon Nimmo has been tearing it up, but he’s not the only Met prospect who’s sizzling. As the weather heats up so are some of the Mets top prospects down on the farm. A few got off to slow starts this year but have recently begun to turn it up a notch, while others started […]

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Being Too Patient at the Plate

An article by posted on May 13, 2014 0 Comments
Being Too Patient at the Plate

A point of frustration for many Mets fans, watching an anemic lineup night after night, is their indiscriminate approach to taking pitches at the plate. No, I don’t mean indiscriminate as in they can’t recognize a ball from a strike, although that has been an issue, too. I am talking about their inability to separate […]

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Mets Farm Report: Rafael Montero Fires 5.1 No-Hit Innings

An article by posted on May 10, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Farm Report: Rafael Montero Fires 5.1 No-Hit Innings

LAS VEGAS 6, SALT LAKE 3 The Las Vegas 51′s used six pitchers to complete the series sweep against the Salt Lake Bees 6-3.  Rafael Montero started the game and fired 5.1 innings of no-hit ball, walking three and striking out five. Montero carried the no-hitter into the sixth before his high pitch count caught up to him […]

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It’s Official, Wilmer Flores Will Join Mets Friday

An article by posted on May 8, 2014 0 Comments
It’s Official, Wilmer Flores Will Join Mets Friday

The Mets have made it official and announced that shortstop Wilmer Flores will be called up and activated in time for Friday’s game against the Phillies. Flores will replace Omar Quintanilla who was designated for assignment on Wednesday. The red-hot Flores had three more hits tonight including a double and two RBIs to lift his average to .307 for […]

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Darling Regrets Not Reading True New Yorkers Letter

An article by posted on May 8, 2014 0 Comments
Darling Regrets Not Reading True New Yorkers Letter

In a harsh rebuke of the front office, New York Post columnist Mike Vaccaro points out how the Mets vowed in the spring of 2013 that this was going to be the year they blew the dust off their wallets and jumped back into the game, act like they own a team based in New […]

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Mets Hitting Approach: Back to the Drawing Board

An article by posted on May 8, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Hitting Approach: Back to the Drawing Board

As I was driving around for work yesterday, I was listening to the Mets broadcast on the radio, and something occurred to me. At some point this year, this team will be no-hit, and you can pretty much assume that their current major league philosophy is the reason not only for that, but for their […]

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