Tag: NL

Fishing For Hope In A Resurgent Bullpen

An article by posted on June 29, 2014 0 Comments
Fishing For Hope In A Resurgent Bullpen

I was fishing up in northern MN a few years back and I caught a big large mouth bass along with a number of other keepers. It was a good 22 inches and four pounds. I had the damned thing on a stringer. I’d never worked with a stringer, always used a bucket catching porgies […]

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Syndergaard Nowhere Close To Debut, Mets Livid About Montero

An article by posted on June 26, 2014 0 Comments
Syndergaard Nowhere Close To Debut, Mets Livid About Montero

  Back in Spring Training, the script was that Mets top pitching prospects Rafael Montero and Noah Syndergaard would both be fixtures in the rotation as the team finally took that giant leap forward into the future they’ve been talking about since the Winter of 2010. Scratch that. Both of the organization’s prized righthanders – […]

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Mets Proving Pitching Alone Can’t Get It Done

An article by posted on June 12, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Proving Pitching Alone Can’t Get It Done

After another solid outing by Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom (0-3), who went 5 2/3 innings giving up three runs on nine hits while walking one and striking out four, and was still denied his first big-league win, Ken Davidoff of the Post claims that the mets are a prime example of why starting pitching is […]

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Is Lucas Duda Hitting His Stride?

An article by posted on June 10, 2014 0 Comments
Is Lucas Duda Hitting His Stride?

With all of the struggles the Mets have had over the past couple of weeks, it is easy to overlook anything positive.  Some positives can be more obvious than others but they are out there. One thing that seems to be encouraging is the performance of Lucas Duda.  Although his statistics over the last 10 […]

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We Deserve Better

An article by posted on June 9, 2014 0 Comments
We Deserve Better

So here we are more than a third of the way into the season and sitting at seven games under .500 with 99 left to play. Here we are coming off of a disastrous road trip that began with so much hope but ended with a season-high six game losing streak. Here we are heading […]

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Mets Draft Day News: Mock Draft Updates, Pundits Split On Mets Pick

An article by posted on June 5, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Draft Day News: Mock Draft Updates, Pundits Split On Mets Pick

Update: 4:00pm ESPN‘s Keith Law has posted his final mock draft leading up to tonight’s draft, and it brings more change. According to Law, both LHP Sean Newcomb and OF Michael Conforto– the two players most associated with the Mets– have jumped out of their reach into the top 10. Therefore the Mets will turn […]

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It’s The Pitching, Stupid…

An article by posted on May 21, 2014 0 Comments
It’s The Pitching, Stupid…

A lot has been made about the Mets´ offensive struggles this year and whether Citi Field has been detrimental in that regard. And indeed, the collective performance of David Wright and Curtis Granderson has been well below expectations in 2014 thus far. Both currently are sporting an OPS well over.150 points below their career norms. […]

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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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Mets Defense Leading the Way

An article by posted on April 26, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Defense Leading the Way

What a refreshing sight last night to see the Mets lose the lead, and not quit.  For the first time in what seems like forever, the Mets didn’t mope around as if the game was already over when the Marlins pulled ahead late. Their come from behind victory is exactly the type of game that changes a […]

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The Traditional Importance of Mets Pitching

An article by posted on April 23, 2014 0 Comments
The Traditional Importance of Mets Pitching

Traditions are interesting. They place events from the here and now in a historical context so that we may gain some insight or understanding about what the events mean. My parents, for instance, are from two adjacent towns on an island in the Mediterranean where Easter is stacked with strange traditions that culminate in the […]

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