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Pitching Or Hitting? Assigning Post-Steroid Era Value

An article by posted on November 21, 2014 0 Comments
Pitching Or Hitting? Assigning Post-Steroid Era Value

There’s been a lot of talk these days about value. Many Mets fans wonder whether stockpiling valuable pitching assets will prove advantageous in an era when scarcity dictates that quality hitters possess the most value. Value metrics have become the go-to statistic among many fans in this discussion as they provide a practical tool for […]

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Did Mets Wait Too Long To Trade Niese?

An article by posted on November 20, 2014 0 Comments
Did Mets Wait Too Long To Trade Niese?

Andy Martino of the Daily News wonders if the Mets blew it and waited too long to trade starting pitcher Jon Niese. That there’s so little interest in him is a “striking contrast from two winters ago,” when many rivals were hotter for Niese than for the pitcher the Mets ultimately did move, R.A. Dickey, […]

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Mets Considering Re-Signing LHP Dana Eveland

An article by posted on November 20, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Considering Re-Signing LHP Dana Eveland

Yesterday we learned the Mets were interested in bringing back right-handed reliever Buddy Carlyle, which you can read here. Today, Adam Rubin of ESPN NY reports that Sandy Alderson also has interest in re-signing left-hander Dana Eveland. Eveland, 31, had a 2.63 ERA in 30 relief appearances for the Mets, striking out 27 and walking […]

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Can Matz Be That Second Lefty In The Bullpen?

An article by posted on November 19, 2014 0 Comments
Can Matz Be That Second Lefty In The Bullpen?

Echoing what I wrote last Thursday and again this Monday, general manager Sandy Alderson said there’s a possibility that pitching prospect Steve Matz can make his debut in 2015 as a left-handed reliever in the Mets bullpen. Alderson is very high on Matz, recently telling MMO, “”I would say Steven is probably one of the […]

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The Franchise Turns 70

An article by posted on November 17, 2014 0 Comments
The Franchise Turns 70

James Rosen of the New York Post, penned a worthy piece that reminds us of the remarkable career and the greatness of Mets icon Tom Seaver who turns 70 today. “His very motion was a thing of beauty: the high leg kick, the deep rearing back of his right arm, his right knee, perpetually dirtied, […]

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Alderson Says Niese Incident Will Have No Bearing On If He’s Traded

An article by posted on November 13, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Says Niese Incident Will Have No Bearing On If He’s Traded

Sandy Alderson acknowledged the Daily news report regarding the relationship between Jon Niese and Terry Collins, but said it would have no bearing on which pitcher the Mets will trade this offseason. “It would have no impact whatsoever,” Alderson said Thursday morning, as the GM meetings concluded. “I don’t know to what extent that incident […]

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Latest On Didi Gregorius: D’Backs GM Has No Interest In Gee, Colon, Niese

An article by posted on November 12, 2014 0 Comments
Latest On Didi Gregorius: D’Backs GM Has No Interest In Gee, Colon, Niese

On Tuesday, Andy Martino of the Daily News asked Arizona’s GM Dave Stewart for his take on Jon Niese, Dillon Gee, or Bartolo Colon, who the Mets would prefer to move in a deal for one of the Diamondbacks shortstops. “We don’t have any interest in those kind of guys,” Stewart told the News. “If […]

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Melky Cabrera and Nelson Cruz Among 12 Players Extended Qualifying Offers

An article by posted on November 4, 2014 0 Comments
Melky Cabrera and Nelson Cruz Among 12 Players Extended Qualifying Offers

The following 12 players were each extended one-year qualifying offers worth $15.3 million by their teams before yesterday’s deadline: Catchers Russell Martin Infielders Victor Martinez Hanley Ramirez Pablo Sandoval Outfielders Melky Cabrera Nelson Cruz Michael Cuddyer Starting Pitchers Francisco Liriano Ervin Santana Max Scherzer James Shields Relief pitchers David Robertson These 12  players will now […]

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Mets Are A Bandbox Team Playing In A Pitcher’s Park

An article by posted on October 29, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Are A Bandbox Team Playing In A Pitcher’s Park

An adaptation is a trait that plays a role in the survival of a given organism. Animals adapt to their surroundings by means of natural selection because those who are not well adapted to their environments die off — like a penguin in the Sahara. Humans adapt as well … my wife tells me I […]

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Pitching and Defense Is In Our DNA

An article by posted on October 24, 2014 0 Comments
Pitching and Defense Is In Our DNA

Baseball is loaded with tradition, perhaps more than any other sport, and for good reason. The Mets have their own traditions, their own uniforms and stories passed down to them, their own sacred relics. Mets tradition is rooted in the Miracle of 1969, and to a lesser degree the 1986 Championship season. Mets tradition is entrenched […]

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