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Mets Keeping Wild Card In Sight With Sweep Over Rockies

An article by posted on September 11, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Keeping Wild Card In Sight With Sweep Over Rockies

If you would have told me one month ago that the Mets would play meaningful games in September, I would have laughed it off and then said: “sure, next September.” Now, with 16 games to go, the Mets find themselves just 5 1/2 games out of the second wildcard spot. They trail the Pirates who […]

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Granderson and Niese Clear Waivers

An article by posted on August 11, 2014 0 Comments
Granderson and Niese Clear Waivers

According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, left-hander Jon Niese and outfielder Curtis Granderson have both cleared waivers and can now be traded to any team. However, this doesn’t mean either player should be packing their bags anytime soon. The fact that they cleared waivers means that teams were not interested. Sometimes you get lucky and an injury can lead […]

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Di-JEST: With CY Gone Who Will Drop Down The Slack?

An article by posted on August 9, 2014 0 Comments
Di-JEST: With CY Gone Who Will Drop Down The Slack?

Just as we all remember where we were when 2-1/2 Men fired Charlie Sheen or when SUBWAY stopped offering their horseradish sauce dressing, we Mets fans will always remember where we were when we learned that Chris Young was “designated for assignment.” When good teams lose a player, as the Pirates recently did with Andrew […]

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Familia Emerging as a Valuable Option in Mets Bullpen

An article by posted on June 30, 2014 0 Comments
Familia Emerging as a Valuable Option in Mets Bullpen

In my recap Saturday, I didn’t do right by Jeurys Familia by simply stating that the big rightly tossed two perfect innings in the Mets 5-3 win over the Pirates. In a word, of better yet two words, Familia was “downright nasty.” Once regarded as one of the Mets’ top starting pitching prospects, Familia has […]

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MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Pirates, 1:35 PM

An article by posted on June 29, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Pirates, 1:35 PM

The New York Mets wrap up their four-game series on Sunday against the Pittsburgh Pirates.  First pitch is scheduled for 1:35 PM at PNC Park. Bartolo Colon (8-5, 3.67) looks to continue his recent run of success on the mound against Edinson Volquez (5-6, 4.35) in the first official game of the second half of […]

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MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Pirates, 4:05 PM

An article by posted on June 28, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Pirates, 4:05 PM

The Mets lost in extra innings last night, making three straight losses and putting themselves in a position of needing to win tonight and tomorrow in order to split the series. Jon Niese (4-4, 2.78) opposes right-hander Gerrit Cole (6-3, 3.64) in the 4:05 PM game at PNC Park. Niese has gone 19 consecutive starts allowing three earned runs or […]

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MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Pirates, 7:05 PM

An article by posted on June 27, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Pirates, 7:05 PM

The Mets will try to snap their two-game losing streak when they continue their series against the Pittsburgh Pirates tonight at PNC Park. Jacob deGrom (1-4, 3.75) opposes right-hander Brandon Cumpton (3-2, 4.93) in a 7:05 PM matchup. DeGrom won his first major league game in his last start on June 21 at Miami, tossing 7.0 shutout innings, allowing five hits, […]

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MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Pirates, 7:05 PM

An article by posted on June 26, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Pirates, 7:05 PM

The Mets open a four-game series at Pittsburgh, with Daisuke Matsuzaka (3-1, 2.68) opposing right-hander Vance Worley (1-0, 1.98) at 7:05 PM tonight at PNC Park. New York had its season high-tying three-game winning streak snapped last night. Despite the loss, the Mets have won five of their last seven and are 6-4 in their last 10 games. In his […]

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RHP Kozikowski Is Likely The PTBNL In Davis Trade

An article by posted on June 9, 2014 0 Comments
RHP Kozikowski Is Likely The PTBNL In Davis Trade

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reminds us that the player to be named later in the Ike Davis trade with the Pirates will not be announced immediately after the draft. The PTBNL cannot be announced until a year after he signed his first pro contract, not a year after he was drafted. If it does turn out to be […]

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Red Flags with Sandy’s Slow and Steady Approach?

An article by posted on June 2, 2014 0 Comments
Red Flags with Sandy’s Slow and Steady Approach?

Joel Sherman of the New York Post raises some red flags about Sandy Alderson’s plan for the team and says that his slow-and-steady approach is no guarantee for future success. Taking the time to rebuild and “doing it right” slowly and methodically with player development does not guarantee an extended stretch of winning. Though that […]

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