Tag: Kirk Nieuwenhuis

Collins Reminds Nieuwenhuis He’s Not Forgotten

An article by posted on February 18, 2014 0 Comments
Collins Reminds Nieuwenhuis He’s Not Forgotten

Terry Collins has recently made a point to tell Kirk Nieuwenhuis that, despite the additions of Curtis Granderson, Eric Young Jr. and Chris Young since the middle of last season and the impressive play by Juan Lagares, he is not an afterthought, according to Adam Rubin. Nieuwenhuis hit .189/.278/.337 with 18 hits, 14 RBI’s and […]

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Mets Pitching Is The Key To Beating Preseason Projections

An article by posted on February 6, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Pitching Is The Key To Beating Preseason Projections

Even if it´s tough to believe for Mets fans, the reason for rather modest projections for 2014 is the lack of trust that analysts have in the – mostly unproven – Mets pitching staff. The Fangraphs ZiPS projection is a good indicator for that. The entire projected opening day pitching staff (i.e. rotation of Niese […]

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Love Is In The Air…

An article by posted on January 16, 2014 0 Comments
Love Is In The Air…

I’m sure that you’ve all heard about David Wright getting married to his longtime girlfriend Molly Beers, last month. Sorry ladies, he’s officially off the market. Wright, 31, tied the knot in California and most of his teammates both were all on hand. “For me it’s the next step to growing up and the next […]

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Mets Had One Of The Best Under The Radar Offseasons

An article by posted on January 12, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Had One Of The Best Under The Radar Offseasons

Mike Petriello of ESPN (Insider Subscription) writes that the Mets had one of the best under-the-radar offseasons by signing Curtis Granderson and Chris Young to upgrade their outfield defense. For most of the first third of 2013, he writes, the corner outfielders in New York were Lucas Duda in left and Marlon Byrd in right, flanking a rotating combination of Rick Ankiel, Collin Cowgill, Jordany Valdespin and Kirk […]

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Mets Historic Third Round Picks

An article by posted on January 12, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Historic Third Round Picks

The Mets have selected 47 players in third round of the June amateur draft. Of these 47 players, 15 of them have made it to the Major Leagues. That’s a 31% rate. What kind of success have these 15 men had in the bigs? 1965 - Joe Moock - Joe made to the bigs in 1967 with the […]

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Ojeda Tabs Lagares As His Breakthrough Player for 2014

An article by posted on October 29, 2013 0 Comments
Ojeda Tabs Lagares As His Breakthrough Player for 2014

Nick asks… Is Juan Lagares an everyday player? He seems more like a Endy Chavez defensive substitute type to me, but I keep hearing that he has a hold on the everyday center field job. Do you think his bat will develop or will we see the same offensive production we saw last season? Any […]

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Baxter Claimed By Dodgers, Carson To Angels, Henn and Burke Ourighted

An article by posted on October 17, 2013 0 Comments
Baxter Claimed By Dodgers, Carson To Angels, Henn and Burke Ourighted

The Mets 40-Man roster is now at 36 after the Angels claimed lefthander Robert Carson on waivers, the Dodgers grabbed outfielder Mike Baxter, and the team outrighted LHP Sean Henn and RHP Greg Burke. Expect more purging as the Mets must make room for Ike Davis, Josh Edgin, Matt Harvey, Jeremy Hefner, Jenrry Mejia, Bobby Parnell, Scott Rice and Johan Santana who must all be activated […]

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MMO Fan Shot: Did Not Having A Leadoff Man Hurt Mets More Than We Think?

An article by posted on September 27, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Did Not Having A Leadoff Man Hurt Mets More Than We Think?

Opening Day Lead-off Man, Collin Cowgill On September 22, 2013, Rob Rogan of Mets360.com wrote an article titled, The 2013 Mets were worse than you thought. In his article, he includes the following table to show how the Mets performed by position using fWAR: From April 20 - May 25, the Mets record was 9-22, a .290 […]

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Mets Announce Aaron Harang Will Start Thursday Against The Nationals

An article by posted on September 9, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Announce Aaron Harang Will Start Thursday Against The Nationals

The Mets announced that Aaron Harang will get the start on Thursday against the Washington Nationals. Harang, 35, had his contract selected today from Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League and will wear uniform No. 44. Recently, he pitched 6.0 innings, allowed six hits, three runs, earned, issued two walks and struck out six vs. Salt Lake […]

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Has Eric Young Jr. Done Enough To Warrant The Left Field Job In 2014?

An article by posted on September 9, 2013 0 Comments
Has Eric Young Jr. Done Enough To Warrant The Left Field Job In 2014?

Ever since we acquired Eric Young Jr. from Colorado after they placed him on waivers, I never looked at him as anything more than a utility outfielder. I saw a player who was taking advantage of his increased playing time which came as a result of flops by Collin Cowgill, Lucas Duda, Kirk Nieuwenhuis and […]

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