Tag: National League

The Numbers That Defined The Mets’ Season

An article by posted on October 10, 2013 0 Comments
The Numbers That Defined The Mets’ Season

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 […]

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Abreu Hysteria Seems Familiar To Me

An article by posted on October 10, 2013 0 Comments
Abreu Hysteria Seems Familiar To Me

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 […]

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Ya Gotta Believe: Mets Starting Pitching Is Not Far From NL’s Elite

An article by posted on October 9, 2013 0 Comments
Ya Gotta Believe: Mets Starting Pitching Is Not Far From NL’s Elite

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 […]

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Daniel Murphy Appreciation Day

An article by posted on October 7, 2013 0 Comments
Daniel Murphy Appreciation Day

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 […]

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The Magic Is Back… Again…

An article by posted on September 30, 2013 0 Comments
The Magic Is Back… Again…

The Magic is Back! That was the Mets promotional slogan in the spring of 1980 after Nelson Doubleday Jr. and Fred Wilpon had purchased New York’s National League franchise. From a business standpoint, the new Met owners bought in at a perfect time. The Mets were in shambles, last place finishers in three consecutive seasons prior to the purchase. Acting […]

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After Catching Segura With Two Swipes Last Night, Young Eyes Stolen Base Crown

An article by posted on September 27, 2013 0 Comments
After Catching Segura With Two Swipes Last Night, Young Eyes Stolen Base Crown

Young gets in ahead of tag for his second steal of the game After two more swipes on Thursday night against the Brewers, Eric Young Jr. has caught Milwaukee’s Jean Segura for the National League lead with 44 stolen bases. With Segura currently sidelined with a hamstring strain, it looks like Young is just one stolen base away from […]

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Brewers vs Mets: Wright Out With Sore Thumb, Torres Tries To Even Series

An article by posted on September 27, 2013 0 Comments
Brewers vs Mets: Wright Out With Sore Thumb, Torres Tries To Even Series

BREWERS (72-87) at METS (73-86) RHP Yovani Gallardo (11-10, 4.23) vs. RHP Carlos Torres (4-5, 3.36) Starting Lineup Eric Young, Jr. – LF Lucas Duda – 1B Daniel Murphy – 2B Justin Turner – 3B Andrew Brown – RF Juan Lagares – CF Travis d’Arnaud – C Wilfredo Tovar – SS Carlos Torres – RHP […]

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Everybody Loves Sandy… Especially the Rest of the National League

An article by posted on September 24, 2013 0 Comments
Everybody Loves Sandy… Especially the Rest of the National League

It was the most important game of the year. If the Mets wanted to make the post-season they needed to win. There was no tomorrow. I prepared myself: A Coke, a handful of pretzels, a fresh pack of cigarettes, my Mets cap, my lucky Mets shirt. And before I even got comfortable, it was over. A lead-off […]

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Mets Have Spent $1.75 Billion Dollars In Last 22 Years, Tops In The NL

An article by posted on September 22, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Have Spent $1.75 Billion Dollars In Last 22 Years, Tops In The NL

I swear, I learn more about the Mets from reading our comment threads than I do anywhere else. Everyday I learn something new – sometimes good, sometimes bad. This morning it is certainly bad. We all know that the Mets have spent money like a drunken sailor for a long time now. There’s no real surprise […]

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The Good, The Bad and The Murphy

An article by posted on September 3, 2013 0 Comments
The Good, The Bad and The Murphy

Daniel Murphy made his major league debut on August 2, 2008, which makes him the second-longest tenured position player on the Mets behind David Wright.  Whereas David Wright is beloved by just about the entire Mets fan base, those same fans aren’t as kind to Daniel Murphy. Many fans (myself included) love the guy, and […]

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