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Collins Skeptical About Familia Returning This Season

An article by posted on July 27, 2013 0 Comments
Collins Skeptical About Familia Returning This Season

Despite reports that right-hander Jeurys Familia could return this season after undergoing surgery to clean loose bodies out his right elbow on June 5, manager Terry Collins sounded less than optimistic. “I heard — now this is only hearsay — that there’s a possibility he may pitch again this year, that he’s really made fast strides after […]

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Not Another Valdespin Story

An article by posted on July 15, 2013 0 Comments
Not Another Valdespin Story

This story isn’t about Jordany Valdespin, this story is about the N.Y. Mets and their borderline comical PR machinations. The Mets had another major twist in the Valdespin saga yesterday. On this episode of How the Valde-spins, Jordany was notified that he would be demoted to AAA where he could get regular at bats. Jordany […]

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Hawkins Was Unavailable Due To “Triceps Issue”

An article by posted on July 13, 2013 0 Comments
Hawkins Was Unavailable Due To “Triceps Issue”

For those wondering why Gonzalez Germen was the go-to guy in Friday’s extra-innings frenzy, LaTroy Hawkins was unavailable due to a “triceps issue”. According to ESPN’s Adam Rubin: “Collins said the 40-year-old Hawkins has been battling the issue since going two innings and registering an uncharacteristically high 94-95 mph on the radar gun in a […]

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Patience is Key in Dealing With Niese

An article by posted on July 10, 2013 0 Comments
Patience is Key in Dealing With Niese

The Mets got some great news Monday when the team announced that MRI results on Jon Niese showed that there was no structural damage in his shoulder besides some ordinary wear and tear. Once you start delving into the world of tears in rotator cuffs, no matter how small, you’re headed into some dangerous territory. Niese was […]

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Niese Has Partial Tear In Rotator Cuff

An article by posted on June 21, 2013 0 Comments
Niese Has Partial Tear In Rotator Cuff

Jonathon Niese has been diagnosed with a partially torn rotator cuff, although surgery may be avoided according to assistant general manager John Ricco. The diagnosis came after Niese was examined by team doctor David Altchek on Friday at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan. Ricco said doctors believe the tear is small and surgery may […]

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Collins Back As Mets Manager In 2014?

An article by posted on June 20, 2013 0 Comments
Collins Back As Mets Manager In 2014?

John Harper of the Daily News, puts up a strong case for why the Mets should bring back Terry Collins as manager of the team after this season. The thrust of his argument is that Collins was never given a true chance to show what he can do with a team that was at worst […]

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Could Backman Do Better?

An article by posted on June 14, 2013 0 Comments
Could Backman Do Better?

There is an old football saying that states, “the most popular guy in town is always the backup quarterback.”  Although that phrase may not directly translate to the game of baseball, I think we can all relate it to the Mets current managerial situation.  The incumbent skipper, Terry Collins, has seen his tenure dominated by poor […]

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Collins’ Job Is Safe, Backman Rubs Some People The Wrong Way

An article by posted on June 13, 2013 0 Comments
Collins’ Job Is Safe, Backman Rubs Some People The Wrong Way

The Mets have assured Terry Collins that his job is not in danger and his future with the team will be discussed when his contract expires at the end of this season, two sources told Newsday. Not only is Collins safe, there have been no conversations about Wally Backman as a potential replacement, either for […]

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MMO Mailbag: Is Sandy Alderson Baseball’s Losingest GM?

An article by posted on June 12, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Is Sandy Alderson Baseball’s Losingest GM?

Last week I received an email asking me if it was true that Mets GM Sandy Alderson was on the verge of breaking some long held major league record for the most consecutive losing seasons by a GM. Actually, it was an accusatory email also suggesting that I’ve become a shill for the Mets and […]

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Ike Davis Is Determined To Make It Back To The Mets

An article by posted on June 12, 2013 0 Comments
Ike Davis Is Determined To Make It Back To The Mets

Poor Ike Davis…  He gets demoted to Triple-A, deservedly so, and leaves for Las Vegas without commenting on his feelings or the matter. The obviously crushed first baseman kept his head down after the game on Sunday as he emptied his locker, packed his bags and headed for the airport. SNY sent their Baseball Insider […]

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