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Chris Young Strikes Out Four Times, Now Batting .196

An article by posted on June 14, 2014 0 Comments
Chris Young Strikes Out Four Times, Now Batting .196

Chris Young may have had one of his worst games as a Met today, going 0-for-4 with four strikeouts and failing to hustle on a line drive into the outfield that got by him. Young saw his batting average drop to .196 with a .283 on-base percentage. The fans at Citi Field let him have it, booing […]

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Granderson Is Day To Day With Sore Calf

An article by posted on June 13, 2014 0 Comments
Granderson Is Day To Day With Sore Calf

Curtis Granderson has been the Mets’ hottest hitter in the month of June, batting .361 in 44 plate appearances. Just when you think he is going to turn his season around, he comes up lame with a calf injury and is held out from Thursday’s game. He did pinch hit for Gonzalez Germen in the […]

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Collins Rewards Tejada’s Hot Bat With Lead-Off Spot

An article by posted on June 11, 2014 0 Comments
Collins Rewards Tejada’s Hot Bat With Lead-Off Spot

Ruben Tejada batted lead-off for the first time this season on Tuesday night, but as Adam Rubin of ESPN NY writes, it was actually his 100th career start atop the lineup. Terry Collins replaced Matt den Dekker atop the order with Tejada, because over the past few weeks, the shortstop has been wielding a hot bat. […]

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Flores Slams His Way Back Into The Mets’ Shortstop Controversy

An article by posted on June 3, 2014 0 Comments
Flores Slams His Way Back Into The Mets’ Shortstop Controversy

Wilmer Flores has been the odd man out ever since Ruben Tejada started to play better baseball again, and even though Flores has been relegated to the backup role, he still finds ways to make his presence known in the lineup, as he did on Monday night in Philadelphia. With the Mets already up 5-0 in the top […]

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Lagares Headed To NY For MRI On Monday Morning

An article by posted on June 1, 2014 0 Comments
Lagares Headed To NY For MRI On Monday Morning

June 1 The team has announced that center fielder Juan Lagares is heading to NYC for an MRI on Monday morning. After testing his rib cage injury before the game today, Lagares was inserted in the starting lineup. However late in the game he felt it tighten up running the bases on Sunday, and he was […]

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MMO Q&A With SNY’s Robert Brender: Part 1 – Positives and Negatives

An article by posted on May 27, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Q&A With SNY’s Robert Brender: Part 1 – Positives and Negatives

Today and tomorrow I will be posting two parts of a Q&A I did with the up-and-coming Robert Brender, who does outstanding work covering the Mets major league team and their minor league system for SNY.tv. Rob (@RobertBrender) is truly one of the must-follows on Mets Twitter where he shares his vast knowledge and passion […]

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Lucas Duda and Chris Young Have Been Clogging Up The Works

An article by posted on May 26, 2014 0 Comments
Lucas Duda and Chris Young Have Been Clogging Up The Works

The middle of the lineup, the part that is most responsible for driving in runs, has become the team’s “soft underbelly” and a “weakness” that is too often exposed, writes Kevin Kernan of the New York Post. “This all comes down to talent evaluation and the willingness to spend money,” he writes. The Mets chose […]

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Campbell’s Versatility Could Lead To Super Utility Role

An article by posted on May 23, 2014 0 Comments
Campbell’s Versatility Could Lead To Super Utility Role

May 23 Making his first career start in left field, Eric Campbell tied the game with a sac-fly in the second, and then added a stunning game-saving catch in the eighth inning that resulted in a rally-killing double play for the Dodgers. With the Mets trying to preserve a one run lead and Dodgers phenom […]

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Alderson Ranked No. 23: Philosophy Is Right, But Execution Is Troubling

An article by posted on May 23, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Ranked No. 23: Philosophy Is Right, But Execution Is Troubling

In their annual MLB General Manager Rankings, The Sporting News has Mets GM Sandy Alderson slipping all the way to No. 23 out of 30. Patience is a virtue, to be sure, but the Mets under Alderson have not shown great ability to do much more than add young pitching to the organizational talent pool. […]

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Whose Fault Is It Anyway?

An article by posted on May 21, 2014 0 Comments
Whose Fault Is It Anyway?

I had an interesting exchange with a couple of friends over the weekend when I voiced my exasperation with the Mets and Terry Collins in particular. They contested my belief that Collins is to blame for some of the perplexing lineups that have come our way of late. These lineups are odd, they defy explanation, […]

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