Tag: Keith Hernandez

Fixing Ike Davis

An article by posted on May 27, 2013 0 Comments
Fixing Ike Davis

I can fix Ike Davis. I know that you don’t believe me, but Davis can fix this if he wants to. I wrote a piece on MMN over the weekend about why I didn’t think it was the right move to demote Davis. I know I am in the small minority that thinks this, but […]

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Mets Are Ten Games Below .500 – It’s Starting To Feel Like 1978

An article by posted on May 23, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Are Ten Games Below .500 – It’s Starting To Feel Like 1978

Last season, with an Ike Davis that was as woeful as he is now, the New York Mets were still eight games above .500 on June 8. Here it is, three weeks into May, and the Mets are already ten games below .500. That 2012 team lost 88 games, how many will this year’s version lose? […]

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Valdespin Would Have Fit Right In With The 1986 Mets

An article by posted on May 17, 2013 0 Comments
Valdespin Would Have Fit Right In With The 1986 Mets

There are many adjectives that are used in conjunction with the 86 Mets. Confidence. Arrogance. Swagger. Obnoxious. But they were good, damn good. And they knew it. That’s a far cry from the 2013 Mets. However, it’s not just wins that count. It’s playing as a cohesive unit. It’s playing as, no pun intended, a TEAM. […]

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Mets Waste Solid Start By Marcum In 4-2 Loss To Cardinals

An article by posted on May 16, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Waste Solid Start By Marcum In 4-2 Loss To Cardinals

Lately, it seems the only thing the Mets excel at is finding ways to lose. Shaun Marcum had his first quality start as a Met, going 6.2 innings allowing three runs (two earned) on five hits while walking one and punching out three. He threw 96 pitches, 65 of which for strikes, however fell to […]

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Does Buck and Plawecki Make d’Arnaud Trade Bait For Power Outfielder?

An article by posted on May 11, 2013 0 Comments
Does Buck and Plawecki Make d’Arnaud Trade Bait For Power Outfielder?

Ike Davis frustrates me. Unlike Lucas Duda who was drafted much later in the draft, expectations have always been really high for the first-round first baseman and for the most part I’ve wanted more from him than what he’s shown thus far. I gave Davis a pass during last season’s first half, what with the […]

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Is Keith Hernandez Slipping?

An article by posted on May 8, 2013 0 Comments
Is Keith Hernandez Slipping?

I don’t know what’s up with Keith Hernandez lately. I mean he’s always been kind of funny, provides great insights, is definitely entertaining and amusing, and he keeps each Mets broadcast light-hearted and serious all at the same time (when he’s there). The truth is that love him. I was crazy about him as a […]

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Featured Post: Keith Hernandez Needs To Lay Off Duda’s Approach

An article by posted on May 7, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: Keith Hernandez Needs To Lay Off Duda’s Approach

Ever since Lucas Duda burst into our consciousness in 2010, nobody has been satisfied with his plate approach. Too many strikeouts and not enough walks, I frequently wrote. He gives away too many at-bats. He tries to pull too much and doesn’t use the entire field. All valid in the early Duda critique. Now, unbelievably, he’s become […]

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Memorable Mets Moments: Eric Valent Hits For The Cycle!

An article by posted on May 6, 2013 0 Comments
Memorable Mets Moments: Eric Valent Hits For The Cycle!

Hitting for the cycle has always been one of the more singular batting feats in baseball. It is a relatively rare occurrence but not one that guarantees anything in particular for the team of the player who achieves one beyond a mention on the sports page. Granted, it involves getting four hits (a good thing) […]

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Featured Post: Is Duda Being Too Patient At The Plate?

An article by posted on May 6, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: Is Duda Being Too Patient At The Plate?

“Lucas Duda is the preeminent example of the Mets’ organizational offensive philosophy of patience and power,” writes Jorge Castillo of the Star-Ledger. The left fielder’s .417 on-base percentage was 11th in the majors entering play Saturday and his .538 slugging percentage ranked in the top 30. But his remarkable selectivity could also be detrimental on […]

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Nice Guys Finish Last: David Wright’s Decision To Stay

An article by posted on May 1, 2013 0 Comments
Nice Guys Finish Last: David Wright’s Decision To Stay

The street I live on is a fairly quiet residential one lane road. Three miles to the south it meanders up into the foothills that look down on the valley. It gives way to an expansive residence, the proverbial mansion on the hill. At night, the home is illuminated in a sea of blackness. There’s […]

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