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Three Potential Breakout Pitchers for Mets in 2014

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Three Potential Breakout Pitchers for Mets in 2014

Zack Wheeler Wheeler is going to be counted on heavily next season to help pick up the slack in the absence of Matt Harvey. Something in me wonders if he’ll be able to handle that kind of pressure.  Wheeler’s laid back personality is on the complete opposite spectrum of Harvey’s bulldog mentality and I’m interested […]

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While Not A Priority, Mets Still Open To Adding Catching Depth

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While Not A Priority, Mets Still Open To Adding Catching Depth

The Mets are still considering acquiring catching depth this winter, according to Mike Puma of the NY Post. However they are not interested in re-signing free agent John Buck. Buck had a hot April, but really fell off a cliff after that, batting .222/.288/.365 overall between the Mets and the Pirates. The veteran catcher hit […]

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Sometimes The Best Trades You Make…

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Sometimes The Best Trades You Make…

Despite the seemingly non-stop buzz surrounding the Mets’ attempts to trade Ike Davis, something tells me that if they fail to consummate a swap, it may turn out to be the best overall result. Power, as we have been reminded repeatedly, has become a progressively scarcer resource throughout baseball since the tide of steroid use […]

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Chris Young Could Be In Line For A Bounce-Back Season With The Mets

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Chris Young Could Be In Line For A Bounce-Back Season With The Mets

Chris Young has 20/20 potential. There is no doubting his ceiling is high—he is a former All-Star who plays excellent defense. The problem has been that since his breakout 2010 season, where he batted .257, hit 27 homeruns, and stole 28 bases, his offensive numbers have been on the decline. But somewhere in there, when […]

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Featured Post: Will 1967 Repeat Itself In 2014 For The Mets?

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Featured Post: Will 1967 Repeat Itself In 2014 For The Mets?

To even the casual observer, it would appear that building a productive farm system in baseball is undertaken with the same predictive science and art as trying to pick the winning lottery ticket before scratching off the numbers. Lack of talent, career altering injuries, failure to translate potential, bad luck — the rise to the […]

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Cafardo: One-Year ‘Pillow Contract’ Could Be Best For Nelson Cruz

An article by posted on January 5, 2014 0 Comments
Cafardo: One-Year ‘Pillow Contract’ Could Be Best For Nelson Cruz

Several general managers believe that a one-year deal may be best for free agent outfielder Nelson Cruz as the general feeling among teams is that the 33-year old “needs to reestablish his value” says Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe. If Cruz were to consider such a deal, Cafardo says it could “open more opportunities for him” […]

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Mets Expect Ike Davis To Be In Camp With Team This Spring

An article by posted on January 5, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Expect Ike Davis To Be In Camp With Team This Spring

Adam Rubin reports that Mets insiders now expect Ike Davis will be in spring training with the team while cautioning they are willing to reengage the Pittsburgh Pirates or Milwaukee Brewers or any other club in search of a first baseman in trade talks in the six weeks before pitchers and catchers report on Feb. 15. Sources add that Davis genuinely does […]

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Can Lucas Duda Lock Down The First Base Job For The Mets?

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Can Lucas Duda Lock Down The First Base Job For The Mets?

Who’s on first? That’s the second time this week that I’ve started off an article with that sentence, and it’s simply because the first base position is still very convoluted for the Mets with Ike Davis in the mix. It’s my belief that the Mets have no intention of heading into the 2014 season with […]

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Mets Historic Second Round Picks

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Mets Historic Second Round Picks

While 66% of First Round picks in the June draft chosen by the Mets reached the majors, only 44% of Second Round picks made it to the show (22 of 50 – 2 picks did not sign and made it to the majors after signing elsewhere). Of the 13 picks the Mets have made since […]

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Mets Dance Partners at First Base? There’s Not Many

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Mets Dance Partners at First Base?  There’s Not Many

Are you a GM looking for a First Baseman? Crickets. Exactly. Let’s look at the players currently listed as the #1 player at first base depth chart on the official MLB team websites. If you were a GM, would you replace that player with either Ike Davis or Lucas Duda? Baltimore Orioles – Chris Davis. […]

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