Tag: outfield

Collins Cites Outfield Defense In Decision To Option Duda To Triple-A

An article by posted on August 7, 2013 0 Comments
Collins Cites Outfield Defense In Decision To Option Duda To Triple-A

Mets have recalled Lucas Duda from his rehab and then optioned him to Triple-A Las Vegas. Terry Collins spoke to reporters before the game and it was clear the decision was based more on his defensive deficiencies more than anything else. “You know, with what we’ve got in the outfield and with what Ike (Davis) […]

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Eric Young Jr. Has Quickly Become A Fan Favorite

An article by posted on August 7, 2013 0 Comments
Eric Young Jr. Has Quickly Become A Fan Favorite

In less than two months Eric Young Jr. has made himself a favorite among Mets fans. He plays with a dynamic of speed and hustle that this team has sorely missed and it has been fun to watch. Coming into the season, the outfield was the biggest question mark defensively and no one knew who […]

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With Wilmer Flores Now A Met, Is Justin Turner Out?

An article by posted on August 5, 2013 0 Comments
With Wilmer Flores Now A Met, Is Justin Turner Out?

Now that Wilmer Flores has finally been promoted to the Mets, the big question now becomes who’s the odd man out? Gun to my head, I’d have to say Justin Turner is the man on the bubble… Yeah, yeah, yeah I know he’s gritty, he’s fun to watch, he’s got red hair, and sometimes he […]

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Trade Ideas: Marlon Byrd for Joe Nathan

An article by posted on July 29, 2013 0 Comments
Trade Ideas: Marlon Byrd for Joe Nathan

Ah, the trading deadline; my favorite time of year. It’s the midseason plot point where words like “blockbuster” are thrown around like clothes in a dryer and can change the fate of any team. I don’t think a blockbuster is in the Mets’ near future. I do believe there are trades that can be made […]

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The Mets Outfield Is Showing Life Without Being Bourn

An article by posted on July 28, 2013 0 Comments
The Mets Outfield Is Showing Life Without Being Bourn

Remember when the Mets were trying to land Michael Bourn during the offseason? Bourn decided to take the money and run to Cleveland instead. So how’s that going for him? Well, his new team is doing well in the American League Central, just three games behind the division-leading Detroit Tigers. But they’re not succeeding because […]

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Is Eric Young For Real?

An article by posted on July 13, 2013 0 Comments
Is Eric Young For Real?

There’s been a lot of discussion in recent weeks over whether or not Eric Young’s performance is sustainable. While there are some worrisome albeit short samples of major league play that seem to indicate he is currently playing above his head, if you look back a bit more you may see a different player. Eric […]

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Highlights From The Eastern League All-Star Game

An article by posted on July 11, 2013 0 Comments

I’m sitting two rows behind the home dugout on the first base side on Autograph Session and Home Run Derby day, the day before the Eastern League All-Star game in New Britain, Connecticut.  A near 90-degree sun is beating down on a glorious summer day.  A huge throng of fans snake from the hallway below […]

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Did We Mention Josh Satin Had Three Hits On Sunday?

An article by posted on July 8, 2013 0 Comments
Did We Mention Josh Satin Had Three Hits On Sunday?

ALL HAIL!!! After riding the pine for two games since the return of Ike Davis from Triple-A Las Vegas, Josh Satin was inserted into Sunday’s lineup at the last minute after Brewers decided to start Tom Gorzelanny instead of their originally announced starter. Satin didn’t miss a beat and continued where he left off going 3-for-4 with […]

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Matt den Dekker: Boom or Bust?

An article by posted on July 7, 2013 0 Comments
Matt den Dekker: Boom or Bust?

Welcome to the return of an MMN original feature, Boom or Bust! This is a feature where our writers contribute their two cents about whether or not a particular prospect will…you guessed it: be a boom in the big leagues or be a bust. This week’s topic is Triple-A outfielder, Matt den Dekker. Kirk Cahill: […]

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Trade Deadline: Finding Underrated Talent in Milwaukee

An article by posted on July 5, 2013 0 Comments

As we approach the trading deadline, anybody who has a keyboard will be coming up with trade ideas for the New York Mets. The truth is, I try to stay away from the “rumor” machine because I feel like I’ve learned my lesson with getting enthralled in things that never actually happen. The Mets are […]

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