Tag: John Buck

Mets Win Home Opener With Convincing 11-2 Win Over The Padres

An article by posted on April 1, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Win Home Opener With Convincing 11-2 Win Over The Padres

LIVE BLOGGING FROM CITI FIELD This game’s over and the Mets pounded the Padres 11-2 today at Citi Field. It was an “All Hands On Deck Effort” by this revamped Mets team which was great to see. Collin Cowgill with a huge Mets debut and big contributions also from Byrd, Buck, Wright, Tejada, Murphy and […]

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As Opening Day Beckons, Mets Still Have A Very Unsettled Batting Order

An article by posted on March 23, 2013 0 Comments
As Opening Day Beckons, Mets Still Have A Very Unsettled Batting Order

There must be times Mets manager Terry Collins sits in his office with the door shut, puts his head in his head and wonders how he is going to handle his team. There are probably times he thinks retirement might not be such a bad thing. In most camps, positions and batting orders are set […]

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Niese Couldn’t Get His Curve Over, Still Working On Some Things

An article by posted on March 6, 2013 0 Comments
Niese Couldn’t Get His Curve Over, Still Working On Some Things

It’s not the pitching line, but the feel of his pitches this time of year. “I felt good. My stuff was very good,” Jonathan Niese said after this afternoon’s 62-pitch outing against the Venezuelan WBC team. “I am not used to that kind of workload (this early in spring training). But, that’s a good thing.” […]

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Wheeler Wows Them All In Spring Debut

An article by posted on February 23, 2013 0 Comments
Wheeler Wows Them All In Spring Debut

The Mets beat the Nationals 5-3 in their Grapefruit league opener this afternoon. But most Met fans didn’t care about the score – they were more interested in getting an eyeful of the Mets’ top prospect, Zack Wheeler. The kid didn’t disappoint. Wheeler is a man of few words, as those who’ve met him would tell you, […]

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Featured Post: “Ya Gotta Believe” Are More Than Just Words

An article by posted on February 18, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: “Ya Gotta Believe” Are More Than Just Words

About a week ago, I posted an opinion piece about having hope in the spring. Why? Because there is no reason to be negative and already count your team out just days before or after pitchers and catchers report. I got a lot of feedback on the post — both good and bad. As I […]

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Mets Catcher John Buck Is More Throwback Than Throw-In

An article by posted on February 11, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Catcher John Buck Is More Throwback Than Throw-In

When the Mets sent R.A. Dickey to Toronto earlier this offseason (along with Josh Thole and Mike Nickeas), they received two of the Blue Jays’ top prospects in Travis d’Arnaud and Noah Syndergaard.  Toronto also threw in veteran catcher John Buck to complete the deal.  Buck is expected to begin the season as the Mets’ […]

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Thoughts On The R.A. Dickey Blockbuster Trade

An article by posted on December 19, 2012 0 Comments
Thoughts On The R.A. Dickey Blockbuster Trade

The dust has finally settled and the R.A. Dickey saga is over. On Monday night, he signed an extension with the Blue Jays, making the seven-player, blockbuster deal finally official after days of unconfirmed rumors and speculation. The deal surprised many Mets fans, including me. However, it was one that will pay off for them in the future. No, […]

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Jason Bay For Heath Bell And John Buck? Why Not?

An article by posted on August 2, 2012 0 Comments
Jason Bay For Heath Bell And John Buck? Why Not?

Yesterday, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reported that the Mets and Marlins were discussing a deal before the trade deadline that would send Jason Bay to Miami, and bring Heath Bell and John Buck to the Mets. Although they weren’t close to a deal, they were discussing. All three players in this proposed trade are overpaid and not performing. However, it would be […]

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How About We Throw Some Strikes?

An article by posted on April 14, 2011 0 Comments

On the whole, baseball is a simple game. The pitcher takes the ball and throws it over the plate, while the batter either watches it go by, puts the ball in play or swings and misses. Pretty simple, right? Well, our beloved Mets have of course found a way to skew the most basic facet […]

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ESPN Is As “Fair and Balanced” As FOX News

An article by posted on February 7, 2010 0 Comments

This morning I was genuinely touched by the sheer thoughtfulness and care exhibited by Buster Olney of ESPN.com, who took it upon himself to seek out not one, but two talent evaluators to give us an assessment of our catcher Omir Santos. For those of you who don’t subscribe to ESPN Insider, here is what the […]

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