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What Can We Expect From Travis d’Arnaud Next Season?

An article by posted on October 2, 2014 0 Comments
What Can We Expect From Travis d’Arnaud Next Season?

This year’s free-agent class is a particularly weak one. With very few options in the outfield and at shortstop, two positions that the Mets are desperate to fix, there are a number of potential options at catcher. But with Travis d’Arnaud here and with Kevin Plawecki waiting in the wings, this isn’t exactly a need […]

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It’s Not That Complicated, Make More Contact…

An article by posted on October 1, 2014 0 Comments
It’s Not That Complicated, Make More Contact…

It was so exciting to watch the the Kansas City Royals come back in extra-innings and beat the Oakland A’s last night with a stunning 9-8 victory. What high-drama, what suspense, what a game… If any of you hated the sudden death one-game Wild Card round, you may want to reconsider. What happened last night […]

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DeGrom Named Rookie of the Month For September

An article by posted on September 30, 2014 0 Comments
DeGrom Named Rookie of the Month For September

Jacob deGrom has been voted the National League Rookie of the Month for September. The 26-year-old righty was 2-0 in four September starts, leading MLB rookie pitchers with 38 strikeouts, which also ranked fourth overall in the NL. DeGrom posted a 1.67 ERA i 27.0 IP which was the top mark among qualifying NL rookies and ranked […]

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Jacob deGrom Will Be Shut Down, Won’t Make Final Start

An article by posted on September 23, 2014 0 Comments
Jacob deGrom Will Be Shut Down, Won’t Make Final Start

ESPN’s Adam Rubin is reporting that Jacob deGrom will be shut down for the season and will not make his final start against the Astros. An organizational source reported the news to Rubin and it appears deGrom’s pursuit of the National Leagues Rookie of the Year Award will end with 22 starts and a brilliant […]

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Stanton Suffers Lacerations, Fractures, Dental Damage After Being Hit In The Face

An article by posted on September 12, 2014 0 Comments
Stanton Suffers Lacerations, Fractures, Dental Damage After Being Hit In The Face

On Thursday night, Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton was rushed to the hospital in an ambulance after he was hit in the face by an 88-mph fastball from Brewers righthander Mike Fiers. According to several reports, Stanton suffered several facial lacerations (which required stitches), multiple facial fractures and dental damage. He’ll remain hospitalized before returning to Miami […]

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Likely Collins Returns, But One or More Coaches Could Go

An article by posted on September 8, 2014 0 Comments
Likely Collins Returns, But One or More Coaches Could Go

In case you missed it this weekend, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports had some interesting things to say about where the Mets stand with Terry Collins and Sandy Alderson. Rosenthal says that one of the first decisions facing the Mets after the season will be whether to exercise the option on Alderson’s contract for 2015. Sources […]

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Putting Lucas Duda’s Season in Perspective

An article by posted on September 8, 2014 0 Comments
Putting Lucas Duda’s Season in Perspective

Lucas Duda burst onto the scene in 2011 with a stellar offensive season. “The Dude” finished his rookie season with a .292 batting average, .370 OBP and slugged .482 with an OPS of .852. After a couple of disappointing seasons, it seems as if Duda has finally come into his own. His 27 HRs currently […]

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Mets Are Too Comfortable With Losing, Backman Would Change That

An article by posted on September 4, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Are Too Comfortable With Losing, Backman Would Change That

Bob Klapisch of The Record says he couldn’t help but wonder how Sandy Alderson really felt about Wally Backman winning the Pacific Coast League’s Manager of the Year award, considering the GM has shown no intention of giving Backman a chance in New York. It’s time to reconsider this de facto blackball, and see Backman as […]

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Murphy Could Miss Most Of Remaining Games

An article by posted on August 29, 2014 0 Comments
Murphy Could Miss Most Of Remaining Games

According to Terry Collins, second baseman Daniel Murphy could miss a lot more time than initially thought after team doctors reviewed the MRI on his right-calf strain. “Murphy is down,” Collins said. “It’s not about who is playing second base. He had some pretty big goals set, and rightfully so, that he was chasing. Big […]

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Justin Turner Was On A Mission Last Night

An article by posted on August 23, 2014 0 Comments
Justin Turner Was On A Mission Last Night

Dodgers utility man Justin Turner put on a heck of show last night, seemingly doing everything he could to beat his old teammates. Turner turned two key double plays against the Mets, and was no slouch at the plate singling, doubling, drawing a walk and scoring a run. Turner also stole a base and nearly […]

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