Tag: Terry Collins

Hey Terry, Please Play The Future Difference Makers…

An article by posted on September 26, 2013 0 Comments
Hey Terry, Please Play The Future Difference Makers…

Any franchise, any team, any general manager, any manager plays the game to win. That’s as it should be. Every day the Mets put on the uniform and take the field, I’m pulling for them to win. That’s the case in the first week of the season and the last. There is no escaping the altered dynamics […]

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Could Dice-K Matsuzaka Be “That” Guy?

An article by posted on September 26, 2013 0 Comments
Could Dice-K Matsuzaka Be “That” Guy?

I’ll spare you the 50 word preamble as to why Sandy Alderson is looking to add a veteran starting pitcher this offseason… He just is and if you don’t know why, you must be new here. Yesterday, I was inspired to weigh in on Bronson Arroyo when I read a post elsewhere that called him […]

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Vic Black Earned His First Career Save Against Reds

An article by posted on September 25, 2013 0 Comments
Vic Black Earned His First Career Save Against Reds

Two days after LaTroy Hawkins earned the 100th save of his career, righthander Vic Black got a chance to close out last night’s 4-2 win over the Reds. The rookie reliever pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning to register his first career save. Black, who was one of the players acquired from the Pittsburgh Pirates when the Mets traded […]

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The Protected Pick and The Looming Winter Of Our Discontent

An article by posted on September 24, 2013 0 Comments
The Protected Pick and The Looming Winter Of Our Discontent

After last night’s 3-2 loss to the Reds, the Mets remain in a four-way tie for the eighth worst record. The teams with the 10 worst records get their first round picks protected in the 2014 Draft. If it comes down to a tie breaker to determine the ten worst teams, the higher draft pick goes to […]

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Everybody Loves Sandy… Especially the Rest of the National League

An article by posted on September 24, 2013 0 Comments
Everybody Loves Sandy… Especially the Rest of the National League

It was the most important game of the year. If the Mets wanted to make the post-season they needed to win. There was no tomorrow. I prepared myself: A Coke, a handful of pretzels, a fresh pack of cigarettes, my Mets cap, my lucky Mets shirt. And before I even got comfortable, it was over. A lead-off […]

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Wheeler Was Examined By Doctor, Team Satisfied He Has No Injury

An article by posted on September 23, 2013 0 Comments
Wheeler Was Examined By Doctor, Team Satisfied He Has No Injury

Sandy Alderson indicated to reporters that Zack Wheeler did see a doctor after complaining of shoulder stiffness last week, . The exam came at the stadium from the doctor on duty, not via a special trip to the Hospital for Special Surgery. The Mets were satisfied Wheeler does not have an injury, so the rookie was not […]

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This Day In Mets Infamy With Rusty: The All Time Infamy Team

An article by posted on September 22, 2013 0 Comments
This Day In Mets Infamy With Rusty: The All Time Infamy Team

Infamy: The state of being well known for some bad quality or deed. I have seen a lot of Mets baseball in my 41 years on this planet. I have seen the Mets win one World Series while losing in their other two appearances to the A’s and Yankees. I’ve also seen them appear in a handful […]

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LaTroy Hawkins One Away From 100 Career Saves, Has Earned A 2014 Encore With Mets

An article by posted on September 21, 2013 0 Comments
LaTroy Hawkins One Away From 100 Career Saves, Has Earned A 2014 Encore With Mets

LaTroy Hawkins has now tossed 11.0 straight scoreless innings and is unscored upon in 22 of his last 24 games. Hawkins’ 11 saves, including last night are the most since he also had 11 in 2009. His next save will be the 100th save of his career. Hawkins has made 69 appearances this year, second on the team behind […]

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Goodbye Wilmer Flores, We Hardly Knew Ye

An article by posted on September 20, 2013 0 Comments
Goodbye Wilmer Flores, We Hardly Knew Ye

According the ESPN’s Adam Rubin, Terry Collins said that if Wilmer Flores does not make the Mets as a starting player next season, he will return to Triple-A Las Vegas where he can play on a daily basis. SNY media mogul Matt Cerrone chimed in that the decision would be made by another team. It’s […]

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Sprinting to the Finish: The Culture of Losing

An article by posted on September 20, 2013 0 Comments
Sprinting to the Finish: The Culture of Losing

Six weeks ago, an unidentified Mets executive – and really, how many are there – told Mike Puma of the Post that the front office was pleased with the work of Terry Collins and his staff. Then he said this: “I think they’re doing a good job of sprinting to the finish line.” Sure, if […]

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