Tag: John Buck

Don’t Get Too Attached To John Buck

An article by posted on April 11, 2013 0 Comments
Don’t Get Too Attached To John Buck

John Buck, 32, has started the season with blinders on. He is focused and locked into every pitch the second it releases a pitcher’s hand and it’s almost as if it heads to the plate in super slow motion for him. He’s kept criticism at bay and been one of the bigger surprises for the Mets in the early […]

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Duda Blasts Two Homers, But Phillies Clobber Hefner In 7-3 Loss

An article by posted on April 11, 2013 0 Comments
Duda Blasts Two Homers, But Phillies Clobber Hefner In 7-3 Loss

The Philadelphia Phillies handed the Mets their first series loss of the season tonight as they pounded the Amazins’ by a score of 7-3 in a game that featured six home runs at hitter-friendly Citizens Bank Park. Jeremy Hefner took the hill for the Mets and and for the second night in a row a […]

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Obligatory John Buck What If Post: Keep Him Or Trade Him At The Deadline?

An article by posted on April 10, 2013 0 Comments
Obligatory John Buck What If Post: Keep Him Or Trade Him At The Deadline?

This is the T-Shirt Tuesday design for the April 23 game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, honoring Mets catcher John Buck. It bears a striking resemblance to Blitzen. In 31 plate appearances so far this season, Buck is batting .393/.387/.464 with four home runs and an NL leading 14 RBIs in eight games. Buck did […]

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Will Ike Davis Still Be At First Base When The Future Finally Arrives?

An article by posted on April 9, 2013 0 Comments
Will Ike Davis Still Be At First Base When The Future Finally Arrives?

If the Mets are to beat Cliff Lee tonight – the second Phillies’ ace in as many nights – they’ll have to do it without Ike Davis. Davis is struggling out of the gate, hitting .148 with one homer and showing no signs of breaking out. He’s on the way of repeating last spring, which morphed into a […]

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What The Buck Is Going On Around Here?

An article by posted on April 9, 2013 0 Comments
What The Buck Is Going On Around Here?

When the Blue Jays forced Sandy Alderson to take John Buck‘s $6 million dollar contract as a condition of making the deal for Travis d’Arnaud, many people including me groaned. I loved the fact that Buck could actually catch (unlike Josh Thole) and would be an asset overall, but six million samoans for Buck was […]

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Buck Ignites 7-2 Win Over Phillies, Harvey Dominant Again

An article by posted on April 9, 2013 0 Comments
Buck Ignites 7-2 Win Over Phillies, Harvey Dominant Again

The pre-game buzz was Matt Harvey being a growing hot property and Philadelphia’s Roy Halladay on a downhill slide. Both bandwagons got a little more crowded Monday night as Harvey was superb as his Mets pounded Halladay, 7-2. The Mets also received big nights from John Buck and Ruben Tejada in winning their third straight game. ON THE MOUND: Harvey gave up a run […]

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Tempering Early Season Mets Expectations (NOT!)

An article by posted on April 9, 2013 0 Comments
Tempering Early Season Mets Expectations (NOT!)

I want to kick that football, I can see Lucy holding it. She’s promised not to pull it away, I know she’s promised before and still pulled it away, but she seemed really honest this time. I’m Charlie Brown, and I really really want to kick that football. I can visualize it in my mind, […]

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MMO Player Of The Week: John Buck Takes Week One Honors!

An article by posted on April 8, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Player Of The Week: John Buck Takes Week One Honors!

John Buck is MMO’s Player Of The Week! John Buck introduced himself to Mets’ fans in grand style. He carried his hot spring right into the regular season, and was the key catalyst on offense, which helped lead the Mets to a 4-2 record to start the year. The 32-year-old finished the opening week of baseball with […]

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Monday Musings: Mets Are Off To A Solid Start In 2013

An article by posted on April 8, 2013 0 Comments
Monday Musings: Mets Are Off To A Solid Start In 2013

Guess who’s jazzed about the Mets so far? This guy is. The Mets won the first two series of the season 2-1 against the Padres and the Marlins—including a furious 9th-inning rally yesterday. Maybe not the most stellar competition, but the team has shown the range of its capabilities. In the first couple games, the […]

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Mets Are Making Some Good First Impressions To Start The Season

An article by posted on April 7, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Are Making Some Good First Impressions To Start The Season

It’s always fun to examine the first impressions of a new season. For example, it is safe to say John Buck will not finish with 292 RBI. However, you might get interesting odds if you believe the 3-2 Mets will continue their pace and outplay the 1-4 Yankees. That being said, the measuring stick for success or […]

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