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Wheeler Emerging As Confident Cornerstone

An article by posted on February 11, 2015 0 Comments
Wheeler Emerging As Confident Cornerstone

Kevin Kernan (New York Post) collected the thoughts of one of NY’s emerging young pitchers, Zack Wheeler, who has become more vocal this offseason as the team approaches what should be a turning point.  2015 is being presented as the year when excuses will be laid to rest and winning will be restored. “…Wheeler likes […]

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Travis d’Arnaud Is Pumped For 2015

An article by posted on February 3, 2015 0 Comments
Travis d’Arnaud Is Pumped For 2015

In an interview with Kevin Kernan of the New York Post, Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud says that he is pumped for the upcoming 2015 season. He discussed his high expectations for the team, and the adjustments he made at the plate during the second half last year. “I’m really excited,’’ d’Arnaud said. “Both Anthony Recker and […]

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The Value of a Wright Return

An article by posted on February 2, 2015 0 Comments
The Value of a Wright Return

Even a casual onlooker could identify the next two points concerning the Mets, as the team tries to improve from last season to this season. The Mets still need a shortstop. David Wright needs to bounce back from a sub-par season. For the diehard fans, these points have been analyzed over and over again. On […]

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Baseball Prospectus Projects 82 Win Season For Mets

An article by posted on February 1, 2015 0 Comments
Baseball Prospectus Projects 82 Win Season For Mets

Baseball Prospectus projects the Mets to finish 82-80 this year and fall short of the postseason. This is actually a little bit more promising than FanGraphs who projected the Mets for 79 wins this season. Dillon Gee took exception to the projection, taking to Twitter to say, “Sometimes people get it wrong!!!” There’s no real science to these […]

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Mets Matters: Playoffs or Bust, A National Uprising

An article by posted on January 27, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Matters: Playoffs or Bust, A National Uprising

Mets pitchers and catchers report to Port St. Lucie in 23 days. Here’s a selection of recent quotes, notes, and blurbs from around the Mets blogosphere. Playoffs or Bust The New York Mets will make the playoffs. Queue up the celebratory Bartolo Colon GIFs! Actually call this more of a “somebody has to do it” type […]

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How Many Games Will Mets Win In 2015?

An article by posted on January 20, 2015 0 Comments
How Many Games Will Mets Win In 2015?

A reader sent me a link to this 2015 NL Preview from FanGraphs who project the Mets to have a 79-83 season. That total seems very low to me, and basically their expecting the Mets to have a season similar to last year. Here’s their glass half full, glass half empty takes: Reasons for optimism […]

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Mets Have No. 5 Ranked Rotation In MLB, Could Develop Into Best

An article by posted on January 12, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Have No. 5 Ranked Rotation In MLB, Could Develop Into Best

In a feature for ESPN Insider, Buster Olney ranked the top 10 starting rotations in baseball. He ranks the Washington Nationals at No. 1 and the Los Angeles Dodgers right behind them at No. 2. Olney placed the Mets rotation at No. 5 in the majors but also added that it could develop into the […]

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David Wright, Matt Harvey, And A Cinderella Season?

An article by posted on December 30, 2014 0 Comments
David Wright, Matt Harvey, And A Cinderella Season?

After the Mets ended the 2014 season with a 79-83 record, the high-water mark for Sandy Alderson and Terry Collins, if someone had told you they were a playoff team in 2015 even if they made no additions, how would you have responded? For the second time in two weeks, I was listening to some […]

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2015 Breakout Pitcher: Zack Wheeler

An article by posted on December 29, 2014 0 Comments
2015 Breakout Pitcher: Zack Wheeler

Christina Kahrl of ESPN lists righthander Zack Wheeler among her 10 Breakout Pitchers for 2015. “He doesn’t have Jake deGrom’s hair or Matt Harvey’s panache, but the Mets will happily settle for another top-shelf starting pitcher in what might quickly develop into the best rotation in the division within the next year or two. Yes, […]

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Alderson Shifts Gears, Now Looks To Free Agency For Shortstop

An article by posted on December 9, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Shifts Gears, Now Looks To Free Agency For Shortstop

Speaking with reporters at the Winter Meetings, Sandy Alderson shifted gears again and now says it’s more likely the Mets acquire a shortstop upgrade via free agency, rather than the original plan which was to execute a trade using the Mets’ pitching depth. This certainly changes a lot for the team, who had several high end, […]

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