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MLB Revenue Trends vs Payroll, and How the Mets Fit In

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MLB Revenue Trends vs Payroll, and How the Mets Fit In

There’s been a lot of debate over MLB’s new Collective Bargaining Agreement involving whether or not it is more beneficial to small markets or bigger markets. One of the focal points of this debate has centered on the amateur draft and the fact that set limits have been imposed on organizations who were willing to […]

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Mike Francesa Goes Off Against The Mets

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Mike Francesa Goes Off Against The Mets

Big day on WFAN for the Mets – or at least during Mike Francesa’s time slot. After a 10 minute rant against the Mets to open the show, he had Sandy Alderson on for 15 minutes a few hours after that. There was a lot said by both of them – good and bad. Tonight […]

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Lessons Learned: One For All, And All For None?

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Lessons Learned: One For All, And All For None?

“Valdespin knew that was coming. I don’t think it’s fair to say that since we didn’t hit one of the Pittsburgh hitters that he doesn’t have a friend. The notion that he was hung out to dry I think is a mistake. I’m not telling you he’s the most popular guy in the clubhouse, but I don’t think he was hung out to […]

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Bullpen Falters, Bats Silenced, Mets Dealt 6-3 Loss By Cards

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Bullpen Falters, Bats Silenced, Mets Dealt 6-3 Loss By Cards

The newest Met, Rick Ankiel, couldn’t hold onto Ty Wigginton’s sinking line drive for a double. Wigginton then scored from second on an infield hit off pitcher Scott Rice. Matt Holliday followed with a two-run homer, and just like that it was over and the Mets had their fourth straight loss, 6-3, at St. Louis to fall […]

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Mets vs Cardinals: Ankiel In CF, Davis Batting Cleanup, Hefner Looks To Stop Slide

An article by posted on May 13, 2013 0 Comments
Mets vs Cardinals: Ankiel In CF, Davis Batting Cleanup, Hefner Looks To Stop Slide

Starting Lineup Mike Baxter – RF Daniel Murphy – 2B David Wright – 3B Ike Davis – 1B Lucas Duda – LF John Buck – C Rick Ankiel – CF Ruben Tejada – SS Jeremy Hefner – RHP Game Notes The Mets signed Rick Ankiel and is in the lineup starting in centerfield tonight and […]

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Mets Sign Rick Ankiel, Option Andrew Brown To Vegas

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Mets Sign Rick Ankiel, Option Andrew Brown To Vegas

WFAN is confirming that the Mets and Rick Ankiel have come to an agreement. Ankiel is expected to be in uniform on Monday night for the Mets and Andrew Brown already has been told he is being dispatched to Triple-A Las Vegas according to Adam Rubin. Ankiel, 33, was released by the Astros last week after […]

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Was Valdespin Sent Up By Collins To Get Hit?

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Was Valdespin Sent Up By Collins To Get Hit?

Updated by Joe D. at 2:30 PM Just caught this on MetsBlog who seems to have just caught on to what has been a two day debate here: It almost sounds like Collins put Valdespin in a situation he knew would end up with a hit-by-pitch, maybe in an effort to teach Valdespin a lesson, […]

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How About That Catch By Juan Lagares?

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How About That Catch By Juan Lagares?

In my game recap last night I mentioned the remarkable catch by Mets outfielder Juan Lagares as the highlight of the game. Here is the video of that catch; Opposing pitcher Jeanmar Gomez looked like he hit a sure-fire single against Mets starter Matt Harvey. But wow, what a grab. Lagares hasn’t gotten it together yet at the plate, but he will. back […]

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Mets Need Niese To Be The Pitcher They Thought They Were Getting

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Mets Need Niese To Be The Pitcher They Thought They Were Getting

Including this weekend’s 11-2 flameout loss to Pittsburgh, the Mets have lost Jon Niese’s last five starts, with him giving up 22 runs and not getting out of the fifth inning in three of them. He has not come close to resembling what the Mets think he should be, and that’s the No. 1 starter in […]

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3 Up & 3 Down: Mets Served Up Some Bad Home Cooking Edition

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3 Up & 3 Down: Mets Served Up Some Bad Home Cooking Edition

Usually, it isn’t until after the All Star break, when we need to combine series to come up with 3 Ups and 3 Downs. This week was an exception with the Mets winning 2 out of 6 games against the Chicago White Sox & the Pittsburgh Pirates. Unless the Met offense wakes up real soon, […]

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