Tag: Kirk Nieuwenhuis

Spring Training Results Typically Mean Nothing, Except Where The Mets Are Concerned

An article by posted on February 23, 2013 0 Comments
Spring Training Results Typically Mean Nothing, Except Where The Mets Are Concerned

The question is always posed at the start of the exhibition schedule: How important is it to win during spring training? For most teams it isn’t and history is full of examples of spring training winners who were flops during the regular season. The reverse also holds true. But, what about the Mets, who open […]

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Kirk Nieuwenhuis Gets Leadoff Opportunity

An article by posted on February 21, 2013 0 Comments
Kirk Nieuwenhuis Gets Leadoff Opportunity

Several days ago I gave you my idea for the Mets’ batting order and it included Kirk Nieuwenhuis as the leadoff hitter, so I was happy to read Adam Rubin’s story he will be given first chance to win that job. Nieuwenhuis will be the leadoff hitter for Saturday’s exhibition game against Washington. The Mets like Nieuwenhuis’ […]

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Mets Unorthodox Path To The Playoffs To Be Led By Unproven Players

An article by posted on February 21, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Unorthodox Path To The Playoffs To Be Led By Unproven Players

This week, Terry Collins and David Wright provided their annual sound bites that they believe the Mets, yes the group that has found its way to Port St. Lucie this spring, have it in them to make a run to the playoffs.  I know what your thinking.  How could a team that won only on […]

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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 Matters: What About “That” Guy?

An article by posted on February 12, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Matters: What About “That” Guy?

For better or worse, Michael Bourn fell off the New York Mets radar Monday when he agreed to a four-year, $48 million deal with the Cleveland Indians. Mets/MLB beat writer Anthony DiComo suggests, if history is any indication, Sandy Alderson committed an error.  DiComo wrote: The 11th overall Draft pick has a bizarre history of […]

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Mets Can Still Get Back On Track This Winter

An article by posted on November 3, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Can Still Get Back On Track This Winter

On the heels of their sixth consecutive disappointing season, the Mets entered this offseason with another set of tempered expectations.  Having force fed fans a vision of contention for the 2014 season with the arrival of key pitching prospects, the Mets enter this winter with more questions than answers yet again.  Devoid of a quality […]

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Kirk Nieuwenhuis In Centerfield: A Good Plan, Or Act Of Desperation?

An article by posted on October 9, 2012 0 Comments
Kirk Nieuwenhuis In Centerfield: A Good Plan, Or Act Of Desperation?

Unless the Wilpons hit the Powerball jackpot in the next couple of months, the Mets are not likely to sign any big name free-agents, a la Josh Hamilton, to play centerfield. Barring any off-season trades (I don’t see anything significant occurring), Kirk Nieuwenhuis will be the Mets opening day centerfielder. Beam me up, Sandy. Captain […]

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Mets May Need To Add Three Starting Outfielders For 2013

An article by posted on August 7, 2012 0 Comments
Mets May Need To Add Three Starting Outfielders For 2013

Right now the Mets outfield situation is a disaster. Who would have thought that not one single player would solidify himself this season as a starter for 2013. Just about everyone we have thrown out there has left something to be desired. There is still time for that to change, but time is running out quickly. […]

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Satin, Lutz, Power Bisons To 13-7 Victory

An article by posted on August 3, 2012 0 Comments
Satin, Lutz, Power Bisons To 13-7 Victory

On a night when Jeurys Familia was struggling, the Bisons offense overcame an early deficit and powered past the Syracuse Chiefs last night by a score of 13-7. It seemed as though Familia had started to turn it around last month, pitching three stellar games in a row towards the middle of the month. However, […]

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The Upside Of Downside…

An article by posted on May 28, 2012 0 Comments
The Upside Of Downside…

The 2012 New York Mets season has already seen its share of injuries, tough luck losses  and just outright poor, frustrating play. However, the positives in defeat, losses and watching players fail is you can determine what are your weaknesses as a team, and how can it be improved. So far, some hitting flaws have […]

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