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Mets By The Numbers: This Post Is Not For The Squeamish

An article by posted on May 15, 2013 0 Comments
Mets By The Numbers: This Post Is Not For The Squeamish

Where would this team be without Matt Harvey? Is it safe to say that as of this moment, the only proven and legit core player under the age of 30 this team has is The Dark Knight of Gotham? I like Jon Niese a lot, but is he a core player? Or just an number […]

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Featured Post: The High Price Of Mediocrity

An article by posted on May 15, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: The High Price Of Mediocrity

It must have been fate that I happened to be in my car at 1:00 pm yesterday. After listening to WFAN’s Mike Francesa, I see the other side to this Valdespin issue – in fact it goes beyond Valdespin. I only was in the car long enough to hear his opening monologue, but you know […]

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Time For A Change

An article by posted on May 12, 2013 0 Comments
Time For A Change

Jordany Valdespin has his flaws and it has nothing to do with his race. He could be Caucasian, African American, Pacific Islander, doesn’t matter … he’s had trouble with insubordination in virtually every stop on his way to the majors. He picked a fight with Ike Davis and Justin Turner for a prank they had […]

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Meet The Press: Reactions to Spin-Gate at the Top of the Show

An article by posted on May 12, 2013 0 Comments
Meet The Press: Reactions to Spin-Gate at the Top of the Show

Now that I’ve had some time to cool off, I was wondering how the rest of the Mets blogosphere was reacting to Spin-Gate and was surprised to find little to nothing about it on MetsBlog or anywhere else for that matter. Could it be I’m just overreacting? It wouldn’t be the first time… However I […]

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Collins Raises Fear Of Retaliation Against Wright Because Of Valdespin Antics

An article by posted on May 11, 2013 0 Comments
Collins Raises Fear Of Retaliation Against Wright Because Of Valdespin Antics

This is getting utterly ridiculous… According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Mets Manager Terry Collins said that he could see the Pirates retaliating against Jordany Valdespin for his admiration of his ninth-inning homer on Friday night, but added that he doesn’t think Pittsburgh would go after David Wright. “I think every situation is different. I […]

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Wally Backman Says Zack Wheeler Is Two Weeks Away From Mets Debut

An article by posted on May 10, 2013 0 Comments
Wally Backman Says Zack Wheeler Is Two Weeks Away From Mets Debut

Las Vegas manager Wally Backman believes Zack Wheeler‘s big league promotion could be about two weeks away, according to a report by Adam Rubin on ESPN New York. “Personally, I think if he has a couple of more starts like his last start he’ll be headed to the big leagues, and rightfully so,” Backman told Las […]

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The MMO Grind: Terry Collins Is Safe At Home, But His Foot Missed The Plate

An article by posted on May 4, 2013 0 Comments
The MMO Grind: Terry Collins Is Safe At Home, But His Foot Missed The Plate

As of now, Terry Collins’ job is safe and deservedly so. Based on getting the most out of what he has been given and basic fairness, there’s nothing justifying Collins’ job being in question. However, fairness is irrelevant in sports. A manager’s job security always becomes an issue when he has lame duck contractual status and his […]

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Parnell Wants To Be The Go-To Guy Everyday, Collins Wisely Being Careful

An article by posted on May 3, 2013 0 Comments
Parnell Wants To Be The Go-To Guy Everyday, Collins Wisely Being Careful

Kristie Ackert of the Daily News had a nice piece yesterday about Bobby Parnell and his being the closer of the 2013 New York Mets. Parnell was called in to close out the ninth on Monday in the series opener against the Marlins and failed to shut the door, leading to a 15-inning affair and […]

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Do Managers Matter?

An article by posted on May 2, 2013 0 Comments
Do Managers Matter?

John Charles Bradbury, an Economics Professor at Kennesaw State University, did a fascinating study a few years back on whether changing managers really has an effect on turning a team around. What he found was that ultimately managers had little to no effect on performance output given the same personnel. In a nutshell, good players […]

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A Few Better Met Managerial Choices

An article by posted on April 30, 2013 0 Comments
A Few Better Met Managerial Choices

You know I bet you could build a supercomputer that would be able to manage the NY Mets. Maybe something like the robot from Lost in Space. A robot would probably have put in Juan Lagares instead of Collin Cowgill in the late innings last night … That’s because robots are nothing if not logical. Robots don’t go on […]

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