Tag: Jim Mancari

Offense, Not Bullpen, To Blame For Mets Second Half Swoon

An article by posted on August 9, 2012 0 Comments
Offense, Not Bullpen, To Blame For Mets Second Half Swoon

The idea has been beaten to death: The Mets bullpen is the worst in baseball and has been the major reason for the team’s skid to open the second half. But looking a little deeper, it may not totally be the bullpen’s fault. In fact, the pen, mainly Jon Rauch, Josh Edgin and even Manny […]

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On Second Thought, Dickey Will Not Be Used On Short Rest

An article by posted on August 9, 2012 0 Comments
On Second Thought, Dickey Will Not Be Used On Short Rest

Updated Post 8/9 According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Terry Collins said he no longer plans to use R.A. Dickey on short rest through the remainder of the season. Collins intends to use Jeremy Hefner in the rotation if he needs to give a starting pitcher extra rest, but will continue to use Dickey in […]

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A Night To Remember For Mets and Matt Harvey

An article by posted on July 26, 2012 0 Comments
A Night To Remember For Mets and Matt Harvey

  As the Mets continue sinking faster than the Titanic, all eyes will be on Matt Harvey tonight in Arizona as he makes his highly anticipated Major League debut. The 23-year-old is likely feeling tons of pressure to be the savior of the franchise based on how the team has gone through its annual post […]

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LaRussa Says Matt Cain, Not R.A. Dickey, Will Start All-Star Game

An article by posted on July 9, 2012 0 Comments
LaRussa Says Matt Cain, Not R.A. Dickey, Will Start All-Star Game

It must be great to be a San Francisco Giants fan. Not only did a late push of fan votes elect three starting position players (Buster Posey, Pablo Sandoval and Melky Cabrera) to the NL lineup, but now the Giants will also have Matt Cain as the starting pitcher. John Harper of the New York […]

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What Are We Willing To Give Up In A Trade?

An article by posted on July 6, 2012 0 Comments
What Are We Willing To Give Up In A Trade?

Everywhere you look, baseball analysts and fans alike are saying the Mets will need a significant bullpen upgrade in order to make a playoff push. Though Sandy Alderson brought in Frank Francisco, Jon Rauch and Ramon Ramirez, it may take a different cast of characters to get the job done consistently in the late innings. […]

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From Left Field: Capuano Dominating In LA

An article by posted on June 28, 2012 0 Comments
From Left Field: Capuano Dominating In LA

Coming off a 17-1 victory against the Cubs, the Mets will open a three-game series against the first place Los Angeles Dodgers. The Mets desperately needed that win and came through in huge fashion by clubbing four home runs. Meanwhile, the Dodgers are coming off being swept by the San Francisco Giants without scoring a […]

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It’s Nice To Have Fans As Announcers

An article by posted on June 16, 2012 0 Comments
It’s Nice To Have Fans As Announcers

Yesterday, WFAN’s Mike Francesa discussed how Mets broadcasters Howie Rose and Gary Cohen were “out of line” during this past weekend’s Subway Series. Francesa said that it’s great that the Mets have fans as announcers, but that they sometimes take it too far in rooting for their team, especially against the Yankees. Frankly, I love […]

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Video: John Franco Enshrined In Mets Hall Of Fame

An article by posted on June 4, 2012 0 Comments
Video: John Franco Enshrined In Mets Hall Of Fame

Check out my video coverage of last night’s induction of John Franco into the Mets Hall of Fame.

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Live Blog From Citi Field: John Franco Hall Of Fame Induction

An article by posted on June 3, 2012 0 Comments
Live Blog From Citi Field: John Franco Hall Of Fame Induction

Update 12:18 Andres Torres had a big night offensively, but he credited the pitching staff for their stellar performances lately. “Pitching is a big key for winning games, and all our pitchers are terrific.” He thinks tonight was his best offensive game as a Met. He’s not focused on being in first place right now, […]

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From Left Field: Two Months Of Turnover

An article by posted on May 31, 2012 0 Comments
From Left Field: Two Months Of Turnover

Two months into the season, the Mets have used an inordinate amount of players thus far. This has been due in part to injuries, but it has also been the product of the Mets organization’s unwillingness to deal with mediocrity. Jack Egbert, the “power-hitting” Jeremy Hefner, Chris Schwinden, Rob Johnson, Omar Quintanilla, Jordany Valdespin, Vinny […]

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