Will Juan Lagares lose time in center field to Chris Young? Check out this post by Mike Kerwick of The Record who writes that newly acquired Chris Young has a list of three expectations that he shared with reporters yesterday. He wants substantial playing time. He wants that playing time to be in center field. And he wants the Mets to make his contract (one year, $7.25 million) the first of several moves designed to […]
We had a little stir this morning in our comment threads over something that was reported at MetsBlog regarding a post entitled, Brewers more likely to trade Ryan Braun than Norichika Aoki. The article leads off like this… There is a better chance the Brewers trade OF Ryan Braun for Mets 1B Ike Davis than deal OF Norichika Aoki, according to people familiar with the team’s thinking. I was hoping for a link to something that supported that statement and after a […]
In 1967, New York Mets’ icon Tom Seaver began his journey on becoming “The Franchise,’’ when he was named the National League’s Rookie of the Year, an award he said he cherished more than his All-Star appearance that summer. “This is a bigger thrill to me than being named to the All-Star team,’’ Seaver said at the time. “You only get one chance to be Rookie of the Year. If you’re good you can make […]
Bronson Arroyo, the free agent pitcher who last year pitched for the Cincinnati Reds, was Mike Francesa’s guest on WFAN Tuesday afternoon and expressed interest in possibly pitching next season for the Mets. A flyball pitcher who allows a high number of home runs, Arroyo likes the idea of taking his game to the cavernous setting of Citi Field. Arroyo called himself a strike thrower, one of the reasons he cedes so many long balls, […]
Everybody loves a home run slugger. There’s nothing quite like the excitement of watching batters with pop in their bats blast the ball out of the park whenever they step to the plate. Yet, in the post steroid baseball era, consistent home run sluggers, guys that can be counted on to hit thirty or more home runs year after year, is diminishing. Soaring individual home run totals were a rarity in 2013. Only two major league sluggers, Chris Davis […]
There were a lot of statistics that added up to give the Mets their second straight 74-88 record in 2013. Here are some of the more notable, some good, some bad and some down right ugly. I am sure there are more and would love to hear your suggestions: 1: The number of fingers Terry Collins held up when the Mets walked off the field on the last day of the 2013 season. 2: Home games sold […]
If you look around the Mets twitterverse, here, or any other Mets related site you’ll find fans, writers, and commentators all speaking on the likelihood or unlikelihood that the Mets will sign Jose Abreu to play 1B for the Mets. I’m not sure about you, but I am growing tired of anybody who has never seen Abreu play more than a handful of games (if that), acting like he’s a no brainer for the Mets […]
Joel Sherman lauds the Boston Red Sox offense in a piece he did for the New York Post on Monday, suggesting when all is said and done it’s the Sox’ offense that might separate them from the rest of the post season playoff contenders. According to Sherman that’s because strong pitching is a given and an almost automatic trait of every post season baseball team. Here’s how Sherman started his column: “The correlation between superb pitching and success remains inarguable.” […]
Before I begin, let me preface this by saying that if you’re not a Daniel Murphy supporter, then in all likelihood you will not be a fan of this post. (And for the record, the title of this piece was suggested by my Gal For All Seasons, so I’m not alone in my appreciation for the Mets’ second baseman.) Now that we have that out of the way, let’s look back at the great second […]
- Anthony: on Mets Still Have A Lead-off Dillema: I thought largares's offence improved a lot...
- Jeru: on MMO Mailbag: What If Mets Find Cash In Stocking?: LMAO ====> 227 chances !!! Ruben slumped...
- Joey D.: on Ike Davis Update: Brewers Still Unwilling To Part With Tyler Thornburg: Hi Hotstreak, Ah, we should have a countdown...
- Hotstreak: on Ike Davis Update: Brewers Still Unwilling To Part With Tyler Thornburg: Should be Ike realizes his problem.
- Des: on Ike Davis Update: Brewers Still Unwilling To Part With Tyler Thornburg: BBLB -- You're trying to compare Ike's...
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