Tag: Mike Baxter

Cowgill Now Batting .130, Valdespin Leads Mets Outfielders With .917 OPS Off Bench

An article by posted on April 10, 2013 0 Comments
Cowgill Now Batting .130, Valdespin Leads Mets Outfielders With .917 OPS Off Bench

Aside from Marlon Byrd, who is batting .269 on the young season, the rest of the Mets outfielders are all in a big rut at the plate. Worst among them is Oakland A’s import Collin Cowgill who is batting .130 after another 0-for-4 showing last night against left-hander Cliff Lee. Cowgill, who was initially proclaimed […]

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Mets Should Consider Mike Baxter At Leadoff

An article by posted on April 9, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Should Consider Mike Baxter At Leadoff

Six games into the season and the Mets have used three different leadoff hitters. Evidently, there are answers to be found. One who should get a longer look is Mike Baxter, who started Saturday and reached base three times on two hits and a walk. A lead off hitter needs to get on base, and if […]

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Mets Are Making Some Good First Impressions To Start The Season

An article by posted on April 7, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Are Making Some Good First Impressions To Start The Season

It’s always fun to examine the first impressions of a new season. For example, it is safe to say John Buck will not finish with 292 RBI. However, you might get interesting odds if you believe the 3-2 Mets will continue their pace and outplay the 1-4 Yankees. That being said, the measuring stick for success or […]

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Marlins vs Mets at 1:10 PM – Game Preview, Notes, Starting Lineup

An article by posted on April 7, 2013 0 Comments
Marlins vs Mets at 1:10 PM – Game Preview, Notes, Starting Lineup

Mets Lineup Collin Cowgill CF Daniel Murphy 2B David Wright 3B Ike Davis 1B Mike Baxter RF Lucas Duda LF Ruben Tejada SS Anthony Recker C Aaron Laffey LHP Game Notes The Mets optioned RHP Jeurys Familia to Triple-A Las Vegas. They also moved Johan Santana to the 60-day disabled list and removed him from […]

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MMO Mets Wrap: Niese, Bullpen Sharp In Win Over Miami

An article by posted on April 6, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Mets Wrap: Niese, Bullpen Sharp In Win Over Miami

Opening Day was impressive, but today might have been the Mets’ most complete victory in this young season. Jon Niese gave the Mets their fifth straight strong start, the offense came from behind twice and the often-criticized bullpen shut the door on the Miami Marlins in a 7-3 victory in a sparsely crowded Citi Field. […]

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The Correlation Between Mets Organizational Depth and Late Season Collapses

An article by posted on April 6, 2013 0 Comments
The Correlation Between Mets Organizational Depth and Late Season Collapses

Since 2006 the Mets have been plagued by a recurrent theme, the second half collapse. The extent to which organizational depth, or a lack thereof, has contributed to these collapses has been the subject of more than a few discussions in Met circles. I would argue, however, that the problem goes back even before the […]

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Byrd and ‘Spin Are In, While Duda and Baxter See Their Stocks Fall

An article by posted on March 23, 2013 0 Comments
Byrd and ‘Spin Are In, While Duda and Baxter See Their Stocks Fall

Updated 3/23 On Friday, Sandy Alderson told reporters that there are no plans to add anyone to the outfield and that what you see is what you get. ”We’re going to go with the guys we have,” Alderson told Marc Carig of Newsday. “How exactly they’re used is something that we’ll talk about over the next […]

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2013 Mets Opening Day Lineup and Roster Projection

An article by posted on March 22, 2013 0 Comments
2013 Mets Opening Day Lineup and Roster Projection

Updated 3/22 I wanted to share Adam Rubin’s projected Opening Day roster which is not too dissimilar to what I projected. Rotation: Jon Niese, Shaun Marcum, Matt Harvey, Dillon Gee and Jeremy Hefner. Bullpen: Bobby Parnell, Brandon Lyon, LaTroy Hawkins, Scott Atchison, Josh Edgin, Pedro Feliciano and Greg Burke. Infield: Ike Davis, Justin Turner, David Wright, Ruben Tejada […]

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Nieuwenhuis and Valdespin Battling For Outfield Spot

An article by posted on March 12, 2013 0 Comments
Nieuwenhuis and Valdespin Battling For Outfield Spot

The Mets are holding conclave this spring as they seek out a center field replacement for the departed Andres Torres. Jordany Valdespin is not an easy person to like, and especially hard to cheer for, but he’s become a leading candidate. Ask him a question and he’ll often mumble an indifferent and inaudible answer. He exudes […]

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Who’s Down For Matt den Dekker Making The Team?

An article by posted on March 12, 2013 0 Comments
Who’s Down For Matt den Dekker Making The Team?

Do you remember when Citi Field opened the Mets vowed they they were going to build around pitching and defense? Then, they immediately signed Jason Bay, who played well defensively, but that wasn’t the point. Enter Matt den Dekker, who doesn’t have the inside track at making the team as the center fielder despite being the […]

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