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David Wright Believes Mets Will Be Better In 2014

An article by posted on January 13, 2014 0 Comments
David Wright Believes Mets Will Be Better In 2014

David Wright believes that the Mets will be substantially better in 2014 than they were last season when they finished in third place with a  74-88 record. Wright says he loves the moves that Sandy Alderson has made so far and suspects he still isn’t finished filling his offseason shopping list. “I’m sure Sandy is […]

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Mets Had One Of The Best Under The Radar Offseasons

An article by posted on January 12, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Had One Of The Best Under The Radar Offseasons

Mike Petriello of ESPN (Insider Subscription) writes that the Mets had one of the best under-the-radar offseasons by signing Curtis Granderson and Chris Young to upgrade their outfield defense. For most of the first third of 2013, he writes, the corner outfielders in New York were Lucas Duda in left and Marlon Byrd in right, flanking a rotating combination of Rick Ankiel, Collin Cowgill, Jordany Valdespin and Kirk […]

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Scouts Are Raving About Jeurys Familia

An article by posted on December 31, 2013 56 Comments
Scouts Are Raving About Jeurys Familia

Jeurys Familia hasn’t thrown a lot this winter, but when he has, he’s been lights out, missing a ton of bats and flashing the mid-to-upper-90s velocity that has scouts raving, writes Baseball Prospectus. You can’t put a lot of stock in winter league performances, but you can put a ton of stock in young pitchers returning […]

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Latest On Ike Davis And His Shrinking Market

An article by posted on December 31, 2013 1 Comment
Latest On Ike Davis And His Shrinking Market

On Monday, the Pirates announced that have acquired first baseman Chris McGuiness from the Texas Rangers for righthander Miles Mikolas. McGuiness, 25, is coming off his first Triple-A season where he batted .246 with 11 home runs and 43 RBI in 104 games last season for Round Rock. His plate discipline led to an on-base percentage of .369 and an OPS […]

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Alderson Says Mets Don’t Intend To Bid On Tanaka

An article by posted on December 26, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson Says Mets Don’t Intend To Bid On Tanaka

The race to add Japanese phenom Masahiro Tanaka is now underway and will continue until 5:00 PM on January 24. Tanaka will have to sign with a team by that date and teams can bid the maximum $20 million posting fee to join in the sweepstakes for the young hurler. However, only the signing team will […]

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Why I Love The Mets – Finalist #3

An article by posted on December 22, 2013 0 Comments
Why I Love The Mets – Finalist #3

Here is the last of our three finalists, and as you will soon see, all three of them did an excellent job and should be applauded. Overall, I tip my cap to all 109 Met fans who entered our “Why Do I Love The Mets” contest. including a 10-year old girl from Dallas, TX named […]

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Why I Love The Mets: Honorable Mention #1

An article by posted on December 20, 2013 0 Comments
Why I Love The Mets: Honorable Mention #1

This Kindle Fire giveaway has been so exciting and also a big revelation to me. I never expected such a heartfelt outpouring of Amazin’ entries. Every single entry was a true telling of why that person loved the Mets. We heard from 109 different Mets fans, male and female, young and old, east coast and […]

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Vaccaro On The State Of Sports In New York… Bang! Zoom!

An article by posted on December 20, 2013 0 Comments
Vaccaro On The State Of Sports In New York… Bang! Zoom!

Mike Vaccaro of the New York Post penned a scathing article on the awful state of sports in New York. It wasn’t a rant, but an honest appraisal of the high cost of watching teams that are basically… unwatchable. This is the bottom line: It has never been this depressing to be a New York […]

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Remembering David Wright’s Debut As He Turns 31 Today

An article by posted on December 20, 2013 0 Comments
Remembering David Wright’s Debut As He Turns 31 Today

In this photo by Julie Jacobson, a starstruck David Wright takes in the grandeur of an empty Shea Stadium before taking his first batting practice, after the New York Mets called up their top prospect on July 21, 2004. Two hours later, the 21-year old Wright would see his lifelong dream fulfilled when he would make his Major League […]

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Who The F___ Is Joe Benigno?

An article by posted on December 18, 2013 0 Comments
Who The F___ Is Joe Benigno?

Radio host Joe Benigno of WFAN launched a tirade against injured Mets All Star Matt Harvey after the 24-year old righthander was spotted at a Knicks game earlier this week. On Tuesday afternoon, Benigno went after the Mets’ injured ace. “Harvey’s like this major celebrity. The guy has basically done nothing…He’s barely pitched a year, […]

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Al Leiter: The Mets Aren’t A Playoff Team

An article by posted on December 17, 2013 0 Comments
Al Leiter: The Mets Aren’t A Playoff Team

On MLB Network’s MLB Tonight, Al Leiter and Ron Darling were discussing the free agents still available on the market, and which teams still had some glaring holes to fill. Included in the conversation was, of course, the New York Mets. The Mets came up in two conversations—first in the discussion regarding the Pittsburgh Pirates, […]

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