Tag: Terry Collins

MMO Fan Shot: First Base Competition is a Good Thing

An article by posted on January 24, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: First Base Competition is a Good Thing

An MMO Fan Shot by John C. Let the competition begin. While “open competition” has become little more than a cliché for most major league clubs, the Mets being no exception (does anyone other than Chris Young honestly believe center field will be an open competition in 2014?), I believe the first-base battle slated for […]

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What Lucas Duda In The Outfield Means

An article by posted on January 20, 2014 0 Comments
What Lucas Duda In The Outfield Means

Sandy Alderson hinted today that Lucas Duda could get time in the outfield in 2014, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. “As of today, I would expect Lucas to get some time in the outfield, but that will be decided just before spring training,” Alderson said. Of course, the instant reactionary world of Twitter was quick […]

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Daniel Murphy, Superhero: Chapter 2 – Who’s Crying Now

An article by posted on January 13, 2014 0 Comments
Daniel Murphy, Superhero: Chapter 2 – Who’s Crying Now

Daniel Murphy was in the Port St. Lucie locker room. His eyes were closed and he was in a deep meditation, envisioning a perfect swing, perfect contact, and a line drive hit to the opposite field to drive in the game winning run. He was distracted from his meditation by a disturbing sound. Someone was […]

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Can Lucas Duda Lock Down The First Base Job For The Mets?

An article by posted on January 5, 2014 0 Comments
Can Lucas Duda Lock Down The First Base Job For The Mets?

Who’s on first? That’s the second time this week that I’ve started off an article with that sentence, and it’s simply because the first base position is still very convoluted for the Mets with Ike Davis in the mix. It’s my belief that the Mets have no intention of heading into the 2014 season with […]

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What Can We Make Of Juan Centeno?

An article by posted on December 26, 2013 0 Comments
What Can We Make Of Juan Centeno?

This paragraph in a Fangraphs.com article about the bias of Top 100 lists, started me thinking: “It’s interesting that Yadier Molina never made a top 100 list when you consider he was a semi-high pick with two brothers in the big leagues and never hit below .275 in a full-season minor league. The thing that […]

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Flores Is Raking In VWL, Hopes To Make Team Out Of Spring Training

An article by posted on December 21, 2013 0 Comments
Flores Is Raking In VWL, Hopes To Make Team Out Of Spring Training

This year saw the continued decline of once promising young talents such as Ike Davis and Ruben Tejada, allowing for a slew of fresh prospects to enter the mix at the major-league level. Terry Collins best described it at the time as “we got to see the pieces that will soon make this team competitive as well as fun come […]

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Terry Collins: The Sky’s The Limit For Zack Wheeler

An article by posted on December 18, 2013 0 Comments
Terry Collins: The Sky’s The Limit For Zack Wheeler

As of now, the New York Mets don’t anticipate an innings limitations on Zack Wheeler, who was shut down for his last two starts in 2013. Wheeler threw 100 innings last year and said an innings limit hasn’t been determined, and if one is later on, it won’t be until after the season starts. “We haven’t […]

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Mets Still Have A Lead-off Dillema

An article by posted on December 13, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Still Have A Lead-off Dillema

The way things currently stand, the New York Mets don’t have a leadoff hitter. They tried nine last season before settling on Eric Young. The signing of Curtis Granderson sends Young to the bench, that is, unless the Mets trade Daniel Murphy and move Young to second base. However, the Mets are asking a lot for Murphy, so there’s nothing […]

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Winter Meetings Wrap-Up and Renewed Hope For Mets Fans

An article by posted on December 13, 2013 0 Comments
Winter Meetings Wrap-Up and Renewed Hope For Mets Fans

It’s was a productive four days for Sandy Alderson and the Mets at Lake Buena Vista, home of the Baseball Winter Meetings. This past week has rejuvenated the fan base as they saw some signs that the Mets might be back in business again. The Mets were able to do things that they haven’t been […]

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David Wright: Curtis Instantly Makes Us A Better Team

An article by posted on December 12, 2013 0 Comments
David Wright: Curtis Instantly Makes Us A Better Team

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Where Curtis Granderson will fit in with the New York Mets outfield is still to be determined, David Wright has no doubt he does fit with his team. Granderson is penciled in to hit fourth behind Wright, giving him the protection he hasn’t had since Carlos Beltran and Carlos Delgado were here. Manager Terry Collins doesn’t know which of the […]

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