Tag: Terry Collins

Featured Post: Breaking Backman

An article by posted on September 16, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: Breaking Backman

Passion is a powerful force. It reveals the extremely fine line between good and evil; friend and foe; master and slave. Passion turned Walter While, your average high school science teacher into Heisenberg, a maniacal drug-dealing assassin in khakis and a pork pie hat. Passion is Walter Wayne Backman’s worst enemy — and slim hope. […]

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Mets and LaTroy Hawkins Have Mutual Interest In Returning For 2014 Season

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Mets and LaTroy Hawkins Have Mutual Interest In Returning For 2014 Season

Even though the Mets’ bullpen ranks 13th in the NL with a 4.09 ERA and 14th with a .261 BAA, there has been many positive developments as opposed to 2011-2012 when Sandy Alderson was forced to completely revamp the pen and hit the reset button. Before suffering a herniated disk in his neck that was […]

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Do You Still Believe Or Have The Mets Lost Your Trust?

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Do You Still Believe Or Have The Mets Lost Your Trust?

In case you missed this, Mike Vaccaro of the New York Post hits the Mets over the head as they conclude their fifth consecutive losing season, all while they try to convince fans that next season will be different… Again… So far, they were right… It’s always been different as they continue collecting even more […]

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Do Mets Have What It Takes To Pry Carlos Gonzalez or Troy Tulowitzki From Rockies?

An article by posted on September 16, 2013 0 Comments
Do Mets Have What It Takes To Pry Carlos Gonzalez or Troy Tulowitzki From Rockies?

John Harper of the Daily News reports that it’s no secret the Mets would love to trade for Carlos Gonzalez, and one baseball executive with insight into the Rockies’ thinking says Colorado is likely to seriously consider offers for Gonzalez and even Troy Tulowitzki this winter as it looks to rebuild. However, the Rockies would be looking […]

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Familia to Continue Pitching in Winter Ball Down in the Dominican

An article by posted on September 15, 2013 0 Comments
Familia to Continue Pitching in Winter Ball Down in the Dominican

It’s been a long road back to the major leagues for Jeurys Familia this season. He last appeared with the Mets in the bigs on May 8th, then underwent surgery on June 5th to clean out a bone spur and loose bodies in his pitching elbow. While he was working to get himself back into […]

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Frank Francisco Suffers Thumb Injury

An article by posted on September 14, 2013 0 Comments
Frank Francisco Suffers Thumb Injury

Frank Francisco was removed from the first game of today’s doubleheader after injuring his right thumb on a hard come-backer off the bat of Logan Morrison. Christian Yelich scored on the play. David Aardsma replaced Francisco with a runner on second base and two outs in the eighth inning. Terry Collins said there was significant […]

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Wright Planning To Return Tuesday For San Francisco Giants Series

An article by posted on September 14, 2013 0 Comments
Wright Planning To Return Tuesday For San Francisco Giants Series

As I speculated before the weekend, David Wright is indeed planning to return during the San Francisco Giants series beginning on Tuesday. Both Wright and Terry Collins staunchly defended their rationale in attempting to have the third baseman return from a strained right hamstring this season, as reported by Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. “It’s […]

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LaTroy Hawkins Was Masterful Last Night, Has Excelled As Mets Closer

An article by posted on September 14, 2013 0 Comments
LaTroy Hawkins Was Masterful Last Night, Has Excelled As Mets Closer

When the New York Mets begin their annual winter task of building their bullpen, they’d be wise to consider three names instrumental in beating Miami last night at Citi Field. Yes, Lucas Duda gets props for a three-run homer, Jon Niese pitched into the seventh, and Andrew Brown took advantage of a rare start by […]

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Zeroing In On 161 Games Played, Murphy Is The Mets’ Man Of Steel

An article by posted on September 14, 2013 0 Comments
Zeroing In On 161 Games Played, Murphy Is The Mets’ Man Of Steel

Terry Collins praised second baseman Daniel Murphy for staying in the lineup down the stretch while battling nagging issues, according to ESPN. Last night’s win over the Marlins was Murphy’s 145th game of the season, and he could play in 161 of the team’s 162 games this year. “Make no mistake, Dan’s beat up,” Collins said. “He plays […]

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Lucas Duda Getting His Chance To Shine At First Base

An article by posted on September 14, 2013 0 Comments
Lucas Duda Getting His Chance To Shine At First Base

When New York Mets manager Terry Collins railed at his listless team for not taking advantage of the opportunity to make an impression toward 2014, he had Lucas Duda in mind. “This is his chance to play every day at first base. That’s where he likes to play,’’ Collins said last night. “We’re hoping he relaxes at the plate. […]

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