Tag: National League

Are 90 Wins Even Needed To Earn A Wild Card This Season?

An article by posted on May 29, 2014 0 Comments
Are 90 Wins Even Needed To Earn A Wild Card This Season?

When Sandy Alderson made his 90 win challenge earlier this year, the inference was to make the playoffs. Getting 90 wins almost assuredly gets you into the playoffs. Over the past 10 seasons, there have been 80 teams that have reached that 90 win mark. Under the current playoff format with two wildcard teams, 78 […]

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Being Too Patient at the Plate

An article by posted on May 13, 2014 0 Comments
Being Too Patient at the Plate

A point of frustration for many Mets fans, watching an anemic lineup night after night, is their indiscriminate approach to taking pitches at the plate. No, I don’t mean indiscriminate as in they can’t recognize a ball from a strike, although that has been an issue, too. I am talking about their inability to separate […]

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Playing Eric Young Everyday Hasn’t Improved His Performance

An article by posted on April 23, 2014 0 Comments
Playing Eric Young Everyday Hasn’t Improved His Performance

Eric Young Jr. is not an ideal leadoff hitter. He is the best candidate on the New York Mets, but that is not saying much. Once Juan Lagares returns, Young Jr. should not even be in the conversation as an everyday player. Since Young Jr. made his MLB debut in 2009, he only exceeded 100 […]

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Celebrating Shea?

An article by posted on April 17, 2014 0 Comments
Celebrating Shea?

On April 18th during a home series versus the Braves, the Mets will honor Shea by reducing tickets to 1969 era prices. For $3.50 you can get a ticket in the promenade outfield and for $19.64 you can plop your fanny into a baseline box seat!  $3.50 is about what you might expect to pay for […]

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MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Braves, 7:10 PM

An article by posted on April 9, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Braves, 7:10 PM

The Mets play the second game of their three-game series against the Braves at Turner Field in Atlanta on Wednesday night at 7:10 PM. Zack Wheeler start for the Mets and will be opposed by Ervin Santana for the Braves. Wheeler tossed six scoreless innings in his big-league debut against the Atlanta Braves last June 18 on Super Tuesday. He became the third […]

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Opening Day Will Be A Sell-Out, But What About The Other 80 Games?

An article by posted on March 28, 2014 0 Comments
Opening Day Will Be A Sell-Out, But What About The Other 80 Games?

2013 Opening Day Was A Sell-Out The Mets expect to make it 16 straight sold-out home openers when they start the 2014 season against the Nationals on Monday at Citi Field, the Mets told Newsday. “The game will definitely sell out,” said Lou DePaoli, the Mets’ executive vice president and chief revenue officer. “We are […]

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Matt Harvey Says “Harvey Day” Will Happen Again This Season

An article by posted on March 8, 2014 0 Comments
Matt Harvey Says “Harvey Day” Will Happen Again This Season

Matt Harvey continues to insist that he will pitch season for the Mets. He told followers on Twitter that “Harvey Day will happen in 2014.” Harvey has been making rapid progress since undergoing Tommy John surgery last September on his right elbow. He has already thrown on consecutive days and has told team officials and reporters that he feels great. […]

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Harvey Encouraged By Continued Progress From Elbow Surgery

An article by posted on January 24, 2014 0 Comments
Harvey Encouraged By Continued Progress From Elbow Surgery

Just a few short weeks before Spring Training starts, Mets right-hander Matt Harvey continues to be enthused by his progress from Tommy John surgery, writes Ian Browne for MLB.com. “It’s great. I think I’m just over three months out and I can’t believe it’s gone by so fast,” said Harvey, who underwent the surgery in October. “Everything […]

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Will Juan Lagares Lose Playing Time In Center Field To Chris Young?

An article by posted on November 27, 2013 0 Comments
Will Juan Lagares Lose Playing Time In Center Field To Chris Young?

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. […]

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MMO Exclusive: Brew Crew Ball On Davis/Braun Swap, Trading Aoki, Re-Signing Hart

An article by posted on November 20, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: Brew Crew Ball On Davis/Braun Swap, Trading Aoki, Re-Signing Hart

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 […]

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