Tag: platoon

Collins Says Duda Is His Guy At 1B, Davis Will Remain On Bench

An article by posted on April 4, 2014 0 Comments
Collins Says Duda Is His Guy At 1B, Davis Will Remain On Bench

April 4 Lucas Duda is now the starting first baseman for the Mets and will hold onto the job for a significant period of time. Ike Davis will remain on the roster according to Terry Collins who also said he considered Duda his guy at first base all along. Collins also said that Josh Satin […]

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Why Did Wheeler Throw 114 Pitches In First Start?

An article by posted on April 4, 2014 0 Comments
Why Did Wheeler Throw 114 Pitches In First Start?

I’ve received two emails this morning asking me why Zack Wheeler was allowed to throw 114 pitches in Thursday’s 8-2 loss to the Washington Nationals – one short of his career high. I couldn’t really tell you the exact reason why, but if I were to venture a guess I’d say it was because Terry […]

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Success and Lineup Consistency

An article by posted on March 16, 2014 0 Comments
Success and Lineup Consistency

During the MLB Network broadcast of Reds, Brewers game, the color commentator suggested that in order for a team to be successful, they need consistency in their lineup. The commentator insisted that a lineup must include a leadoff man who maintains that slot in the lineup every day. He went on to mention that for […]

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It’s Make Or Break Time For Ike Davis

An article by posted on January 29, 2014 0 Comments
It’s Make Or Break Time For Ike Davis

David Schoenfield of ESPN.com included Ike Davis among the five players he says are entering their make or break seasons in 2014. He writes: Davis got off to a horrible start and was hitting .161 in June when he was demoted to the minors. He straightened out his mechanics in Triple-A and hit .267/.429/.443 the rest of the […]

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MLB Top 100 Prospects: Syndergaard, D’Arnaud, Montero Make The Grade

An article by posted on January 24, 2014 0 Comments
MLB Top 100 Prospects: Syndergaard, D’Arnaud, Montero Make The Grade

MLBPipeline.com revealed its annual Top 100 Prospects list, and the Mets had three representatives in Noah Syndergaard at No. 11, Travis d’Arnaud: No. 22 , and Rafael Montero: No. 85. Here is what they wrote: Noah Syndergaard: No. 11 overall; No. 3 RHP When the Mets landed Syndergaard last winter in the seven-player deal that made R.A. Dickey a Blue […]

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Ike Davis Is Batting .317 Since All Star Break, But…

An article by posted on August 3, 2013 0 Comments
Ike Davis Is Batting .317 Since All Star Break, But…

Ike Davis seems to be coming around in recent weeks. Last night, Davis went 3-for-3 with a walk and since returning from his demotion to Triple-A Las Vrgas on July 5, he is hitting .269 (18-67) with 17 walks in  23 games with a .417 on-base percentage ranking him fifth in the National League. Since the All […]

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Here Is The Math On Byrd…

An article by posted on July 22, 2013 0 Comments
Here Is The Math On Byrd…

Yesterday, during the game, I tweeted the following after Marlon Byrd launched his 17th home run of the season: Marlon Byrd > Michael Bourn X 2 Marlon Byrd > Justin Upton + BJ Upton Marlon Byrd > Scott Hairston X 10 Marlon Byrd just freaking rocks! — Mets Merized Online (@MetsMerized) July 21, 2013 Anybody disagree with me? […]

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Lutz Is The Easy Choice To Replace Davis, But Satin Is The Right Choice

An article by posted on May 24, 2013 0 Comments
Lutz Is The Easy Choice To Replace Davis, But Satin Is The Right Choice

With Ike Davis all, but assured of a trip to Triple-A Las Vegas, the easy part is done. The difficult part will deciding on how to replace him, in body only, at first base. On the current roster, we already discussed some of the options available and they range from moving Lucas Duda from left field to first […]

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Time To Release The Kraken: Send Ike Davis To The Minors

An article by posted on April 30, 2013 0 Comments
Time To Release The Kraken: Send Ike Davis To The Minors

If Ike Davis drops any lower in the batting order, he’ll find himself in Triple-A Las Vegas anyway, so why not just send him there now? After another three-strikeout performance, Davis now has 29 Ks in 82 at-bats and is on pace for over 195 strikeouts. Back on April 17, I stated that Davis has […]

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Not Batting Duda Cleanup Is The Right Call

An article by posted on April 22, 2013 0 Comments
Not Batting Duda Cleanup Is The Right Call

After last night’s invigorating 2-0 shutout victory over the Nationals. Terry Collins said  he would not move Lucas Duda from the No. 6 slot to the cleanup spot in the batting order. Despite Ike Davis’ Feats of Strength (I thought Festivus was in December) on Friday night when he and Duda each slugged a pair of home runs, […]

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