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Terry Collins: This Is How You Win Pennants

An article by posted on August 23, 2015 0 Comments
Terry Collins: This Is How You Win Pennants

Denver beat reporter Tracy Ringolsby of MLB.com writes about how patience has paid off for Mets manager Terry Collins who is a big league manager for the third time. He is having fun, writes Ringolsby, and it is not just because the Mets are in first place in the National League East. Mainly it is […]

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Conforto Electrifies Packed Citi Field With Four-Hit Performance

An article by posted on July 26, 2015 0 Comments
Conforto Electrifies Packed Citi Field With Four-Hit Performance

What a breakout game for Michael Conforto who busted out in a huge way only a day after making his major league debut on Friday against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Conforto, 22, picked up his first major-league hit and then some going 4-for-4 with two doubles, four runs scored, and a nice running catch in left […]

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Our Baseball Maverick Is Under Fire, Can He Revive Mets Season?

An article by posted on July 3, 2015 0 Comments
Our Baseball Maverick Is Under Fire, Can He Revive Mets Season?

I wanted to address some of what’s been written about Sandy Alderson, Terry Collins and the Panic City Mets. Joel Sherman – While upper management has insisted the dollars are there, executives from other teams say their Mets counterparts tell them that the budget is either tight or non-existent. Is that gamesmanship by the Mets […]

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Steve Phillips Recollects Acquiring Mike Piazza

An article by posted on February 11, 2015 0 Comments
Steve Phillips Recollects Acquiring Mike Piazza

Today former Mets General Manager Steve Phillips discussed his decision to acquire Mike Piazza in a blockbuster trade with the Florida Marlins on MLB Network Radio (Metsblog). He explained that the best trade is often the one that you don’t make. “Back in 1997, 1998, we had a good little team with the Mets, but […]

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Alderson Ranked No. 23: Philosophy Is Right, But Execution Is Troubling

An article by posted on May 23, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Ranked No. 23: Philosophy Is Right, But Execution Is Troubling

In their annual MLB General Manager Rankings, The Sporting News has Mets GM Sandy Alderson slipping all the way to No. 23 out of 30. Patience is a virtue, to be sure, but the Mets under Alderson have not shown great ability to do much more than add young pitching to the organizational talent pool. […]

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Ruben Tejada Leads The Mets With A .400 OBP

An article by posted on April 9, 2014 0 Comments
Ruben Tejada Leads The Mets With A .400 OBP

Don’t look now, but among Mets players with 20 or more at-bats on the young season, shortstop Ruben Tejada is second on the team in batting with a .286 average and he pairs that with an impressive team-leading .400 on-base percentage. The young Panamanian native has taken a lot of flack over the last six […]

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The Mets’ Offensive Philosophy: Discipline vs Patience

An article by posted on February 3, 2014 0 Comments
The Mets’ Offensive Philosophy: Discipline vs Patience

There was a nice Q&A over on Metsblog with Mets’ hitting coach Dave Hudgens, who gave a little insight into what the Mets’ hitting philosophy is. Hudgens also spends a little time talking about Ike Davis and his recent woes, and seems pretty confident that he can turn things around. Matt Cerrone highlights one quote in […]

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Allan Dykstra: A Sabermetrician’s Dream

An article by posted on January 3, 2014 18 Comments
Allan Dykstra: A Sabermetrician’s Dream

Allan Dykstra was drafted in the first round of the 2008 MLB Draft by the San Diego Padres. He played his college ball at Wake Forest University, and the Demon Deacon was considered one of the top power threats in college baseball at the time. Some considered Dykstra to be a better prospect than Ike […]

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Discipline vs. Patience and The Mets’ Offensive Philosophy

An article by posted on November 25, 2013 0 Comments
Discipline vs. Patience and The Mets’ Offensive Philosophy

The terms “discipline at the plate” and “patience at the plate” come up quite often when discussing hitters’ approaches at the plate—especially if you are a Mets fan. This notion that the organization is teaching their hitters to be more patient is a questionable one to say the least. The two terms sound like they […]

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Featured Post: Are We Giving Up Too Quickly On Ike Davis?

An article by posted on November 11, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: Are We Giving Up Too Quickly On Ike Davis?

Everybody loves a home run slugger. There’s nothing quite like the excitement of watching batters with pop in their bats blast the ball out of the park whenever they step to the plate. Yet, in the post steroid baseball era, consistent home run sluggers, guys that can be counted on to hit thirty or more home runs year […]

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