Tag: lineup

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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MMO Game Thread: Dodgers vs Mets, 7:10 PM

An article by posted on May 20, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Thread: Dodgers vs Mets, 7:10 PM

The Mets begin a tough stretch of 20 games in 20 days beginning with the start of a three-game series with Los Angeles Dodgers tonight at Citi Field. Rafael Montero (0-1, 4.50 ERA) makes his second major-league start in Tuesday’s 7:10 p.m. opener and will oppose right-hander Josh Beckett (1-1, 2.38) for the Dodgers. Starting Lineup Eric Young, Jr. – LF […]

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Lagares To Return Tomorrow, Won’t Go On Bereavement List

An article by posted on May 20, 2014 0 Comments
Lagares To Return Tomorrow, Won’t Go On Bereavement List

May 20 Sandy Alderson told reporters at Citi Field that Juan Lagares is expected back from the DR on Wednesday and that he will not be placed on the bereavement list. Lagares traveled to the Dominican Republic late Sunday night, while mourning the death of a family member, team officials told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. The […]

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Eric Campbell Rates A Closer Look

An article by posted on May 18, 2014 0 Comments
Eric Campbell Rates A Closer Look

OK, call me a front-runner if you must, but based on what I’ve seen of Eric Campbell so far (and with a mere handful of at-bats it ain’t much), he looks to have qualities that would do much to inject some sorely needed jolt into the Mets’ lineup. I speak not so much of numbers, as the vast […]

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MMO Fan Shot: The Mets 8-9-1 Has Been Abysmal

An article by posted on May 7, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: The Mets 8-9-1 Has Been Abysmal

An MMO Fan Shot by Ryan Flanagan Agonizingly documented to the point of nauseam, the Mets situation at shortstop is one that has frustrated Met fans to the point of complete and total state of confusion. It’s is well known, well documented, and proven in the stat line that the two-headed SS platoon the Mets […]

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Mets Front Office Not Too Worried About Lack Of Offense

An article by posted on May 3, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Front Office Not Too Worried About Lack Of Offense

You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to figure out that the Mets offense has been pretty damn awful so far this season. We all hope and pray that things will begin to turn around sooner rather than later, but five weeks into the season and our team continues to flounder. Knowing that, I […]

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D’Arnaud Is Heating Up, Would Love To See Him Bat Second

An article by posted on April 29, 2014 0 Comments
D’Arnaud Is Heating Up, Would Love To See Him Bat Second

  While the Mets find themselves at an impressive 14-11 after 25 games in what was a pretty tough schedule, they still languish at the bottom of the rankings in several offensive areas including batting average, on-base and slugging. That we were able to get as far as we have without any real offensive propulsion […]

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