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Mets Need To Decide What They Are And What They Want To Be

An article by posted on July 5, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Need To Decide What They Are And What They Want To Be

I don’t know what to make of Terry Collins these days… His bias toward his veteran players is so blatant now that he makes no attempt whatsoever to hide it. This is the third time in two weeks that the Mets manager felt the need to forego any praise of a big hit by catcher […]

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Mets Sign SS Yeffry de Aza From the Dominican Republic

An article by posted on July 2, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Sign SS Yeffry de Aza From the Dominican Republic

12:04pm: The Mets have made it official by announcing they’ve signed Yeffry de Aza for $475,000. Some scouts feel he’ll end up transitioning over to second base. Here’s what Badler has to say about the Dominican shortstop: He’s 6 feet, 170 pounds with average speed, solid hands and an average to above-average arm. He’s earned […]

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Davey Johnson On Zack Wheeler

An article by posted on July 1, 2013 0 Comments
Davey Johnson On Zack Wheeler

Barbara Barker of Newsday caught up with Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson who had some nice things to say about Zack Wheeler, but also pointed out what the young right-hander’s main problem is. “You’ve got to like his arm,” Nationals manager Davey Johnson said. “He has a good fastball and breaking stuff. But it’s command. […]

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Syndergaard Sharp Again, K’s Nine In Five Strong Innings

An article by posted on June 30, 2013 0 Comments

Well, Thor just continues to make his case to be our mid-season #1 prospect (hint-hint) as he posted another strong pitching performance today. He lasted five innings against the Trenton Thunder, and ran up his pitch count with nine strikeouts. He left the game after 93 pitches thrown — 67 of them for strikes — […]

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Mets Need To Get Out Of Wheeler’s Way

An article by posted on June 26, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Need To Get Out Of Wheeler’s Way

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. That’s some sage advice for a franchise who oftentimes ends up making a good situation bad, and a bad situation worse. The Mets have always been an organization that loves to get their grubby little hands into everything. Sometimes their meanderings are harmless, but every now and then […]

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Featured Post: Breaking Down Zack Wheeler’s Debut

An article by posted on June 20, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: Breaking Down Zack Wheeler’s Debut

I noticed a few things during Zack Wheeler’s start I’d like to point out. A few things impressed me and there are some things that are noteworthy after doing some research: Of Wheeler’s seven strikeouts, six were swinging and it was only the opposing pitcher that took a called third strike. All seven third strikes […]

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Byrd Predicts He’d Hit Two Homers, Then Goes Out And Does It

An article by posted on June 6, 2013 0 Comments
Byrd Predicts He’d Hit Two Homers, Then Goes Out And Does It

Byrd’s the word these days for the Mets, as their veteran offseason signing continues to produce at a level far beyond what anyone expected. Last night, Marlon Byrd struck again and this time he hit not one, but two home runs in the Mets 10-1 rout of the Washington Nationals. Better still was the fact that […]

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Nieuwenhuis Could Be On Track For Big League Return

An article by posted on June 5, 2013 0 Comments
Nieuwenhuis Could Be On Track For Big League Return

I thought it was funny that after I wrote how Nieuwenhuis’ second home run on Tuesday would have been gone in any MLB park, that Terry Collins asked Wally Backman about Kirk’s home runs and said the following to reporters before last night’s game. “I talked to Wally today for quite a while,” Collins said. […]

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It’s Not The Approach That’s The Mets’ Problem, It’s The Execution

An article by posted on May 24, 2013 0 Comments
It’s Not The Approach That’s The Mets’ Problem, It’s The Execution

Early in the spring we did a post mortem of the 2012 Met 2nd half in an attempt to discover the ugly specifics of last year’s second half swoon. What we found was interesting in that the culprit was not the offensive approach per se, but rather the downward spiral was precipitated by some hideous […]

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Is Ike Davis Really Mike Jacobs Reincarnated?

An article by posted on May 22, 2013 0 Comments
Is Ike Davis Really Mike Jacobs Reincarnated?

It always is interesting how people automatically call a hitter that hits homers, strikes out a lot and has a low average “Dave Kingman.” Kong certainly had his issues, but regardless of what you think he still had a 16-year career in which he hit 442 homers. To say that Ike Davis is Kingman would […]

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