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Santana Steps On A Mound, Not Happy To Be The Center Of Attention This Morning

An article by posted on March 3, 2013 0 Comments
Santana Steps On A Mound, Not Happy To Be The Center Of Attention This Morning

Updated on 3/3 As most of us expected, Johan Santana has shown up to camp and is none too happy about being the center of attention this morning according to Andy Martino of the Daily News. A displeased Santana had this to say to reporters,  ”What is spring training for? Training.” While true, spring training […]

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Johan Santana and the Mets Have Reached a Crossroad

An article by posted on March 1, 2013 0 Comments
Johan Santana and the Mets Have Reached a Crossroad

Terry Collins told Jorge Castillo of the Star Ledger that Johan Santana is on target to start his first spring training game on March 10 or 11. That would give him about five starts, assuming there are no other setbacks, before Opening Day. Frankly, I don’t care if he’s starting Opening Day. I just want […]

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Mets Matters: News Good On Feliciano, Murphy and Santana Working Their Way Back, Sandy Speaks

An article by posted on February 28, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Matters: News Good On Feliciano, Murphy and Santana Working Their Way Back, Sandy Speaks

In a conference call Wednesday evening, Mets GM Sandy Alderson addressed several issues surrounding the team. Here are some of the things he told us: Catching prospect Travis d’Arnaud will not be allowed to block the plate. The reason for that is obvious – his health. The leadoff spot is still up in the air […]

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Sandy Alderson On Leadoff Position, Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Ruben Tejada, Expectations

An article by posted on February 27, 2013 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson On Leadoff Position, Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Ruben Tejada, Expectations

Joe D. It’s been widely reported that Kirk Nieuwenhuis will be strongly considered as a leadoff candidate this season despite a 31% strikeout percentage, a low contact rate and on-base percentage, and a poor batting eye. Assuming he could improve his on-base and strikeout rates a little, his batting eye still is what it is, […]

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A Review Of Dave Hudgens, Mets Hitting Approach, Results

An article by posted on February 27, 2013 0 Comments
A Review Of Dave Hudgens, Mets Hitting Approach, Results

I probably wasn’t the only person frustrated last year watching Kirk Nieuwenhuis, or Lucas Duda, or Ike Davis appearing to take fat pitches down the middle of the plate only to see them swing at a breaking pitch in the dirt or a fastball at eye level. On several notable occasions Keith Hernandez himself went […]

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2013 Mets Projection: Jon Niese, LHP

An article by posted on February 25, 2013 0 Comments
2013 Mets Projection: Jon Niese, LHP

The Mets signed Jonathon Niese at the perfect time early last April, inking the left-hander to a five-year extension worth just over $25 million. The contract the two sides agreed to kept Niese a Met for his final pre-arbitration years (2012), all three of his arbitration years, and at least one year of free agency. […]

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Wheeler Wows Them All In Spring Debut

An article by posted on February 23, 2013 0 Comments
Wheeler Wows Them All In Spring Debut

The Mets beat the Nationals 5-3 in their Grapefruit league opener this afternoon. But most Met fans didn’t care about the score – they were more interested in getting an eyeful of the Mets’ top prospect, Zack Wheeler. The kid didn’t disappoint. Wheeler is a man of few words, as those who’ve met him would tell you, […]

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Featured Post: Doomsday Prep for Mets Fans

An article by posted on February 22, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: Doomsday Prep for Mets Fans

I’m so very tired of all the complaining and whining about how bad the Mets are. The Mets aren’t really that bad and unless some crazy stupid series of unfortunate events take hold, things should get better. There are far more hideous things in the world than the state of the 2013 Met roster. For […]

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The Unfinished Tale Of Collin McHugh – Part 2

An article by posted on February 17, 2013 0 Comments
The Unfinished Tale Of Collin McHugh – Part 2

In Part One of my story, we left off with a discouraged Collin McHugh coming off a mediocre junior year at Berry College in Georgia. McHugh found himself at home watching the 2008 MLB Draft, more out of habit than because of any expectation that he would be selected.  But then the phone rang… It […]

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The Unfinished Tale of Collin McHugh – Part 1

An article by posted on February 16, 2013 0 Comments
The Unfinished Tale of Collin McHugh – Part 1

By Elliot Chester I. Collin McHugh’s third pitch as a major league baseball player was not a bad one, a four-seam 91-mile-per-hour fastball that tailed away from Charlie Blackmon, a slap-hitting nobody who had just two hits all season entering the late August game. But Blackmon, recently installed as the Colorado Rockies’ starting right fielder […]

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