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Atchison Leaves Game With Sore Right Groin

An article by posted on June 18, 2013 0 Comments
Atchison Leaves Game With Sore Right Groin

Before today’s game the New York Mets placed infielder Justin Turner on the 15-day disabled list due to an intercostal strain and subsequently activated reliever Scott Atchison. However, when Atchison came in to pitch the bottom of the 7th inning, he appeared to injure in his leg while tossing his warmup pitches. Atchison was immediately […]

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Montero and Puello Headline An Exciting Crop Of Prospects Knocking At The Door

An article by posted on June 12, 2013 0 Comments

Here is the rest of my interview with Lynn Worthy, who covers the Binghamton Mets as the regular beat writer for the Press & Sun Bulletin. Lynn provides some great insight on Which player’s performance has impressed you the most thus far and do you believe it will eventually translate well in the majors? The most […]

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Who’s Batting Third? It Should Be Daniel Murphy.

An article by posted on June 11, 2013 0 Comments
Who’s Batting Third? It Should Be Daniel Murphy.

Lineup design tends to follow a classic formula:  the leadoff hitter gets on base, the number two guy gets him over, the number three or four guy knocks him in. It’s that simple. Or it would be in an ideal baseball world. The Met lineup has generally been anything but ideal this season as their […]

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Matt den Dekker Ready To Start Playing In Games

An article by posted on June 7, 2013 0 Comments
Matt den Dekker Ready To Start Playing In Games

Center fielder Matt den Dekker, who suffered a fractured right wrist during a March 24 Grapefruit League game, is ready to get into games according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. Den Dekker was scheduled to DH in a back-field game in Port St. Lucie, Fla., on Thursday until heavy rains forced a postponement. Den […]

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John Buck’s Performance Has Taken A Nose Dive

An article by posted on June 5, 2013 0 Comments
John Buck’s Performance Has Taken A Nose Dive

Through the first month or so of the season, John Buck was a revelation for the New York Mets. A throw in for the deal and a salary dump on the part of the Toronto Blue Jays in the Dickey deal, the original plan for Buck was to be a stopgap until top-prospect Travis d’Arnaud […]

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Lagares Still Not Playing, Ankiel Batting .194

An article by posted on June 5, 2013 0 Comments

Last Saturday, Terry Collins told reporters that he would start giving center fielder Juan Lagares some starts against righthanded pitching. Three games and three righthanded starting pitchers later, Lagares still sits idly on the bench. Instead, Collins keeps going with Rick Ankiel, who has now seen his batting average fall to .194 and is 1-for-his-last-31. […]

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David Wright: He’s As Cold As Ice

An article by posted on June 4, 2013 0 Comments
David Wright: He’s As Cold As Ice

I just wanted to add some new comments David Wright made to Newsday regarding his recent slump that has seen him go 10-for-his-last-49 at the plate with just one home run and two RBI, dropping his average to .277 for the season. “I’m maybe trying to do a little too much and trying to make […]

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Offensively, 2005-2008 Seasons Are Starting To Look Like The Good Old Days

An article by posted on June 2, 2013 0 Comments
Offensively, 2005-2008 Seasons Are Starting To Look Like The Good Old Days

The Mets have just two legitimate major league hitters in their lineup; David Wright and Daniel Murphy. When the two of them are hot and the Mets get a good pitching performance, the odds are pretty good that they will gut out a win and perhaps even reel off a five game winning streak. But […]

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Ike Davis is Basically Playing for his Job Now

An article by posted on May 30, 2013 0 Comments
Ike Davis is Basically Playing for his Job Now

There have been enough posts trying to figure out what is up with Ike Davis.  Right now, as stated by Mike Francesa today on WFAN, Ike is basically playing for his job. So doomsday for Ike looms, and he plays with the thought that the next time he strikes out or the next hitless game […]

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Mets Want To Resolve Ike Davis Situation First

An article by posted on May 29, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Want To Resolve Ike Davis Situation First

Post Updated by Joe D. At 2:20 PM Andy Martino of the Daily News was told that the Mets want to resolve the Ike Davis situation before potentially demoting Ruben Tejada. He adds that they could also just send both of them down at once. Earlier today, WFAN’s Mike Francesa said Ike Davis and Ruben Tejada would […]

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