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Kelly Johnson Wants To Stay, But Infield Depth Makes It Difficult

An article by posted on December 5, 2016 0 Comments
Kelly Johnson Wants To Stay, But Infield Depth Makes It Difficult

Per Adam Rubin on Twitter, utility man Kelly Johnson would like to stay in New York. However, as Rubin points out, the Mets glut of backup infielders will prove a big obstacle for him. Johnson, 34, has been a very important cog in the Mets offense over the past two seasons. He is a reason […]

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Pace 2017 Salary Projections: Wilmer Flores, IF

An article by posted on November 7, 2016 0 Comments
Pace 2017 Salary Projections: Wilmer Flores, IF

Adam Rubin is rolling out his ever popular Pace Law Annual Salary Projection Series. In making their determinations, Pace puts together a panel that will base their projections on the following: The quality of the player’s contribution to his club during the past season (referred to as his “platform season”), including but not limited to his […]

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The Mets Infield of the Future Takes Shape

An article by posted on September 15, 2016 0 Comments
The Mets Infield of the Future Takes Shape

The blueprint for a great homegrown infield is generally regarded as the one that the LA Dodgers installed in 1973. It was in June of that year that the unit of Ron Cey (3B), Bill Russell (SS), Davey Lopes (2B), and Steve Garvey (1B) was installed in the lineup and allowed to gel. Interestingly enough, […]

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Can Mets Afford To Let Walker Walk?

An article by posted on August 8, 2016 0 Comments
Can Mets Afford To Let Walker Walk?

Just when it looked as if things couldn’t get bleaker for the Mets, Neil Walker rescued them Sunday afternoon with a two-run, ninth-inning homer. It wasn’t the first time Walker picked up the Mets by the scruff of the neck this season, and it made me wonder if Walker will be around to save them in 2017. […]

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Gavin Cecchini Makes Sense as a Trade Chip for Mets

An article by posted on July 16, 2016 0 Comments
Gavin Cecchini Makes Sense as a Trade Chip for Mets

In 2012, the Mets selected shortstop Gavin Cecchini with their first round pick in the MLB draft. The hope was that he would develop into exactly what he has — a solid middle infielder that hits for a high average and got on base. After hitting .317/.377/.442 in Double-A last season, he’s off to a […]

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Mets Hoping Cespedes Can Avoid DL With Strained Right Quad

An article by posted on July 9, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Hoping Cespedes Can Avoid DL With Strained Right Quad

All Star outfielder Yoenis Cespedes strained his right quadriceps muscle on Friday after chasing down a Daniel Murphy double in the third inning. “Hopefully it doesn’t translate into me going on the 15-day DL,” Cespedes said through his interpreter. He said he suffered a similar injury with the Detroit Tigers and it forced him to […]

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Sandy Alderson Dials Up Winning Code in Offseason (643) (463)

An article by posted on May 2, 2016 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson Dials Up Winning Code in Offseason (643) (463)

The lead had dwindled to one. Closer Jeurys Familia yielded a leadoff single to the pesky Denard Span and was staring at the stern, focused face of former Met Angel Pagan. The speedy Pagan has flourished since his departure from Flushing for two forgettable experiments in Andres Torres and Ramon Ramirez, netting a World Series […]

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Mets Minors: Pill Fires Eight Scoreless Innings In 6-0 B-Mets Win

An article by posted on April 28, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Minors: Pill Fires Eight Scoreless Innings In 6-0 B-Mets Win

The Binghamton Mets got just what the doctor ordered last night at NYSEG Stadium when Tyler Pill tossed 8.0 innings of shutout baseball as the B-Mets downed Portland, 6-0, to complete a three game sweep. Pill, historically a dependable starter for Binghamton, had struggled in his first two outings, but seems to have turned things […]

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Who Gets Final Bench Spot: Eric Campbell Or Matt Reynolds

An article by posted on March 20, 2016 0 Comments
Who Gets Final Bench Spot: Eric Campbell Or Matt Reynolds

With the recent news that shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera looks to be ready for opening day in Kansas City, the Mets will have to decide on who they’re bringing north with them, and who’s heading back to Vegas to start the year. That final roster spot seems to be narrowed down to Matt Reynolds and Eric […]

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Sandy Alderson Talks About His Health and 2016 Expectations

An article by posted on February 14, 2016 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson Talks About His Health and 2016 Expectations

In an exclusive interview with Steve Serby of the New York Post, GM Sandy Alderson weighed in on a wide variety of topics including expectations for the team, the offseason, the bullpen, the rotation, the bench, David Wright, what he’s most proud of as the Mets GM, and his own personal battle with cancer. This […]

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