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Collins: Wheeler Is Not Going To Be The Savior For The Mets

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Collins: Wheeler Is Not Going To Be The Savior For The Mets

Met manager Terry Collins spent yesterday paving the way for soon to be promoted Zack Wheeler, telling reporters that the organization’s top pitching prospect will not turn the team around. “I hope everybody understands if and when this guy comes, he’s not going to be the savior. There’s a lot of pieces that have to work. […]

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Keep Hefner and Gee In Rotation, Try To Trade Marcum

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Keep Hefner and Gee In Rotation, Try To Trade Marcum

After sleeping on it, considering Jeremy Hefner’s strong start in Washington last night, my choice would be to deal Shaun Marcum. Marcum has gone six-plus innings in his last four starts showing signs he’s coming around physically. Of the three, Marcum has been the least effective, but his name isn’t mentioned because he’s making $4 million. […]

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Sorry Met Fans, But Bobby Parnell Is Not An All-Star

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Sorry Met Fans, But Bobby Parnell Is Not An All-Star

Couldn’t help reading today that Bobby Parnell deserves to be an All Star on MetsBlog.  Sorry, but I beg to differ. Parnell ranks 13th out of 15 National League closers with 9 saves. The leader, Pittsburgh’s Jason Grilli, has 22 saves, while Edward Mujica of the Cardinals and Craig Kimbrel have 17 saves each. All three […]

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Lagares Still Not Playing, Ankiel Batting .194

An article by posted on June 5, 2013 0 Comments

Last Saturday, Terry Collins told reporters that he would start giving center fielder Juan Lagares some starts against righthanded pitching. Three games and three righthanded starting pitchers later, Lagares still sits idly on the bench. Instead, Collins keeps going with Rick Ankiel, who has now seen his batting average fall to .194 and is 1-for-his-last-31. […]

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Memorable Mets Moments: Joe McEwing Takes On The Big Unit

An article by posted on June 3, 2013 0 Comments
Memorable Mets Moments: Joe McEwing Takes On The Big Unit

JOE (DAVID) McEWING VS. RANDY (GOLIATH) JOHNSON Deserved or not, certain players earn a reputation for “owning” certain opponents. Long in the tooth Met fans (like myself) will recall how Tom Seaver was able to dominate many of his era’s greatest hitters but would look like he was throwing batting practice to an otherwise unremarkable […]

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Juan Lagares To Finally See Some Extended Play

An article by posted on June 2, 2013 0 Comments
Juan Lagares To Finally See Some Extended Play

With center field prospect Matt den Dekker still a long way from returning from the DL (read more here), and Rick Ankiel now hitting only .218 with a .286 on-base for the Mets, Terry Collins will look to give rookie Juan Lagares some extended play. Lagares has been languishing on the bench since being promoted, but […]

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Mets Minors: Montero Fires Seven Scoreless Innings

An article by posted on June 1, 2013 0 Comments

There aren’t many pitchers that pitch seven innings of scoreless baseball, and you can say that wasn’t the most dominating performance we’ve seen this year from that guy. Rafael Montero is one of those guys. Montero’s four strikeouts was his lowest total of the year thus far, but the guy completely shut down New Hampshire tonight, […]

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MMO Flashback: NO-HAN!!! SANTANA TOSSES METS FIRST NO-HITTER!!!

An article by posted on June 1, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Flashback: NO-HAN!!! SANTANA TOSSES METS FIRST NO-HITTER!!!

OMG – OMG – OMG!!! UNBELIEVABLE!!!! DON’T MESS WITH THE NO-HAN!!!! After 8,019 regular season games spanning 50 years without a no-hitter in Mets history,Johan Santana tossed the Mets’ first no-hitter Friday in a 8-0 win over the Cardinals. The Cy Young Award winning southpaw tossed 134 pitches in the effort, and was simply brilliant, pitching the best […]

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Jenrry Mejia Suffers Another Setback

An article by posted on May 31, 2013 0 Comments
Jenrry Mejia Suffers Another Setback

Oft-injured righthander Jenrry Mejia has suffered another setback, according to Mike Puma of the New York Post. Mejia was starting to show positive signs in his extended spring training rehab, writes Puma. But he had a flare up last week. Once the top pitching prospect in the Mets system, Mejia has endured a myriad of injuries […]

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Collins Pulling Gee Was A Mistake That Didn’t End Up Hurting The Team

An article by posted on May 31, 2013 0 Comments
Collins Pulling Gee Was A Mistake That Didn’t End Up Hurting The Team

Updated with thoughts by Joe D. on 5/31 When Terry Collins removed Dillon Gee in the eighth inning last night after registering one out, I like everyone else who were interacting on Twitter busted a gasket. Here was Gee, pitching the game of his life and in the midst of retiring 15 consecutive batters – including […]

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