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Sunday Spring Notes: Opening Day, Lagares Leading Off, Granderson Staying In RF

An article by posted on March 1, 2015 0 Comments
Sunday Spring Notes: Opening Day, Lagares Leading Off, Granderson Staying In RF

There was quite a bit of Mets news and notes from Port St. Lucie today especially considering it was a Sunday. Here’s what we’ve learned. 1. With the Grapefruit League schedule kicking off on Wednesday, don’t expect to see David Wright, Daniel Murphy, Michael Cuddyer and Curtis Granderson until next weekend. Terry Collins reiterated that all […]

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Featured Post: Wright Urges Team To Stop Talking And Start Doing

An article by posted on March 1, 2015 0 Comments
Featured Post: Wright Urges Team To Stop Talking And Start Doing

After months of hearing players, coaches and management boasting about how the Mets are heading to the playoffs, complete with team issued t-shirts emblazoned, Take the Damn Thing, team captain David Wright says enough is enough. “Last time I checked, the team that talks the most doesn’t get any more wins,” Wright said. “Now it’s […]

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Managing Expectations As We Move Ahead

An article by posted on February 28, 2015 0 Comments
Managing Expectations As We Move Ahead

Even the most pessimistic Mets fan believes right now the 2015 team will be an improvement over the last five versions of the team. Given any kind of reasonable health one expects 82 wins at a minimum. The optimists foresee 89 or 90 wins and a wild card slot. If the Nats were to do […]

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Mets Flashback: Dave Kingman Comes To Queens

An article by posted on February 28, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Flashback: Dave Kingman Comes To Queens

On this day in Mets’ history in 1975, the contract of outfielder and first baseman Dave Kingman was purchased from the San Francisco Giants. The 6-foot-6 Kingman, nicknamed Kong for his prodigious strength and power, was to give the Mets the fearsome home run hitter they had never had this early in their existence. “He was going […]

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Perhaps History Played A Role In Mets Offseason Inactivity

An article by posted on February 27, 2015 0 Comments
Perhaps History Played A Role In Mets Offseason Inactivity

On December 10, 1971, the Mets sent pitching prospect Nolan Ryan to the Los Angeles Angels for third baseman Jim Fregosi. At the time, the deal seemed reasonable. Fregosi had been an All-Star for six of the past seven seasons and was widely regarded as one of the better third basemen in baseball. Meanwhile, the […]

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Murphy Wants To Stay With Mets, But Extension Seems Unlikely

An article by posted on February 26, 2015 0 Comments
Murphy Wants To Stay With Mets, But Extension Seems Unlikely

Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy told reporters that he has not had any talks with the Mets regarding a possible contract extension. Murphy, who is a free agent after the season, said he would like to remain with the Mets and hopes the team will speak with his agents. “I’ve always been open to an […]

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Mets Aren’t The Only Ones In Division Touting Playoffs

An article by posted on February 25, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Aren’t The Only Ones In Division Touting Playoffs

The Mets aren’t the only ones in the division talking about stacked rotations, October baseball and winning a championship. On Wednesday, Bryce Harper of the Nationals did some touting of his own. “It’s absolutely stupid how good our staff is. To add a Cy Young, to add a guy that’s unbelievable in the postseason — […]

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Collins Denies Retirement Talk

An article by posted on February 25, 2015 0 Comments
Collins Denies Retirement Talk

According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, two people close to Terry Collins suggested that the Mets manager could retire at the end of the 2015 season regardless of how good or bad the year plays out. Collins, who turns 66 in May, denied he would retire at season’s end and conceded that while managing is […]

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Last Year’s Demotion Was A Wake Up Call For Travis d’Arnaud

An article by posted on February 25, 2015 0 Comments
Last Year’s Demotion Was A Wake Up Call For Travis d’Arnaud

Travis d’Arnaud recently discussed his up-and-down 2014 season with Bill Madden of the Daily News. The 26-year old catcher talked about his demotion to the minors and the adjustments he made after being called back up to the majors. “It was a wake-up call,” d’Arnaud said. “It definitely humbled me. It taught me that nothing […]

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Mets Notes: Rafael Montero Odd Man Out, Collins Misses Eric Young Jr.

An article by posted on February 25, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Notes: Rafael Montero Odd Man Out, Collins Misses Eric Young Jr.

Terry Collins pretty much ruled out any chance of Rafael Montero winning a job in the bullpen if Dillon Gee goes untraded. “I’m not sure where Raffy would fit in that bullpen coming out of spring training. If Dillon is there, we’ve only got one more spot left, and you might go with a little […]

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