Tag: homeruns

Travis d’Arnaud Promotion Looming; Kirk Up, den Dekker Down

An article by posted on June 18, 2014 0 Comments
Travis d’Arnaud Promotion Looming; Kirk Up, den Dekker Down

Updated 5:50 PM Adam Rubin of ESPN is reporting that Travis d’Arnaud is tentatively going to be promoted from Triple-A Las Vegas in time for the Mets series against the Oakland Athletics starting on June 24th. The move is most likely going to be made so the minor league option will be rescinded. D’Arnaud has been […]

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It’s Clear That Ike Davis Is The Best Option At First Base For The Mets

An article by posted on February 26, 2014 0 Comments
It’s Clear That Ike Davis Is The Best Option At First Base For The Mets

Ike Davis is two seasons removed from his breakout campaign in 2012, where he belted 32 homeruns. It’s such a rare feat in major league baseball to hit 30-plus homeruns that only 5-10% of players do this, on average, any given season. You can’t hit 30 homeruns in a season by accident. Davis gets a […]

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The Mets’ First Base Competition

An article by posted on February 6, 2014 0 Comments
The Mets’ First Base Competition

Who’s on first? Rewind to about a month ago — The Mets seemed fully prepared to head into the 2014 with Lucas Duda at first base, and possibly a platoon situation where Josh Satin would be in the lineup against left-handed pitchers. Ike Davis was on the trading block, and the Mets weren’t actually keeping it […]

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Will 2014 Be Cory Vaughn’s Year?

An article by posted on January 28, 2014 0 Comments
Will 2014 Be Cory Vaughn’s Year?

Cory Vaughn: he possesses the deadly combination of speed, power, and a smile that can light up a room. He is always interacting and having fun with fans via outlets like Twitter. Vaughn, the Mets’ fourth round pick in the 2010 draft, seemed destined to be one of the future faces of the Mets. Growing […]

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Those Amazin’ Mets: Dave Kingman, OF/1B

An article by posted on January 12, 2014 0 Comments
Those Amazin’ Mets: Dave Kingman, OF/1B

Dave Kingman was one of the most fascinating players in Mets’ history. Because he played in one of the Mets’ major down periods – the mid ‘70’s to early ‘80’s, you  don’t hear his name mentioned much in Mets’ retrospectives, but for a while, he was clearly the Mets’ biggest star and one of their […]

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MLB Expanded Replay: Why Now?

An article by posted on November 15, 2013 0 Comments
MLB Expanded Replay: Why Now?

On Thursday, MLB owners unanimously voted on funding that would expand instant replay in baseball. There are still plenty of details that need to be worked out before the final votes by the owners are cast, but pending player’s union approval, it looks like this is going to be a go. This is something that […]

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Hot Stove: Should The New York Mets Pursue Phil Hughes?

An article by posted on November 5, 2013 0 Comments
Hot Stove: Should The New York Mets Pursue Phil Hughes?

I’m not big on making free agent predictions during the MLB Hot Stove season, but I usually have one or two guys that I like to recommend the Mets pursue. Last year, I suggested the Mets pursue Jair Jurrjens, which in hindsight looks awful now, but on a minor league deal it made sense to […]

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Thor Gets Hammered… Wait, What?

An article by posted on August 26, 2013 0 Comments
Thor Gets Hammered… Wait, What?

Is it me, or does it suddenly feel like the sky is falling? On the heels of the terrible news that Mets ace Matt Harvey has a partially torn UCL, top prospect Noah Syndergaard had the worst outing of his professional career. Taking the mound tonight against Bowie, Syndergaard had been brilliant over his last […]

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MMO Mailbag: Castro or CarGo?

An article by posted on June 27, 2013 25 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Castro or CarGo?

The trade winds are blowing, which means the ideas are coming! We received the following message from Ramon. I recently read that Starlin Castro was available, along with Carlos Gonzalez. Do you see it possible for the Mets to acquire Castro? What do you think it would cost the Mets to acquire both him (considering we’d be buying […]

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Mets Memories – Ron Swoboda

An article by posted on March 13, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Memories – Ron Swoboda

To most younger Mets fans with a sense of history, Ron Swoboda will always be remembered for his great catch and clutch hits that helped the Mets win the 1969 World Series against Baltimore. But for those of us who remember when he first came up in spring training of 1964, Swoboda represented great hope. […]

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