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Sell, Sandy, Sell

An article by posted on July 8, 2014 0 Comments
Sell, Sandy, Sell

The current standings for the Mets comes as no real surprise. I predicted on the air the Mets would win 78 games this season while losing 84, a modest improvement over recent years. In doing so, I also admitted I might be caught up in preseason hype because a serious analysis of the roster left […]

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Dueling Philosophies: Collins Says Mets Won’t Give Up Pieces To Help Other Teams

An article by posted on July 7, 2014 0 Comments
Dueling Philosophies: Collins Says Mets Won’t Give Up Pieces To Help Other Teams

Sometimes I wonder if Terry Collins and the front office are on the same page. More often than not, it seems the Mets skipper operates in his own parallel universe doing his own thing, while the rest of the organization carries on without him in lockstep with Sandy Alderson’s agenda and plan for the future. […]

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Lucas Duda Is Finally Looking Like An Everyday Player

An article by posted on July 5, 2014 0 Comments
Lucas Duda Is Finally Looking Like An Everyday Player

Coming into the season, Lucas Duda found himself in the awkward position of being in a platoon at first base with a player who, like him, batted from the left side of the plate.  Over the first two-plus weeks of the season, Duda and Ike Davis shared starting duties at first base, with Duda penciled […]

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In Sandy We Trust?

An article by posted on July 3, 2014 0 Comments
In Sandy We Trust?

Despite all of the offseason moves and despite all the talk of being a 90 win team, at 37-48, the Mets are now 11 games under .500 on July 3rd for the second consecutive year. At this point last season, the Mets were the same 37-48 featuring a lineup riddled with minor league players such […]

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My National League All Star Team

An article by posted on July 3, 2014 0 Comments
My National League All Star Team

Yesterday, you (hopefully) read my picks for the American League All Star team. If you haven’t, give it a whirl and let me know what you disagree with. Before I get to my NL picks, a few notes for your information if you haven’t read my AL picks: In the case where good arguments can […]

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Mets Need the Willingness to Fail

An article by posted on July 2, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Need the Willingness to Fail

As the Mets begin their 6th straight summer of “don’t call us, we’ll call you” caliber baseball, something has to change. The focus for this franchise has been shedding huge contracts, and building up the farm system and in reality – they succeeded in that feat. Whether players like Noah Syndergaard, Travis d’Arnaud or Zack Wheeler […]

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Ten Games Under .500, Nine Games Back

An article by posted on July 2, 2014 0 Comments
Ten Games Under .500, Nine Games Back

After last night’s 5-4 loss to the Braves, the Mets are now 10 games under .500 for the first time this season and a season-high nine games out of first place. Terry Collins‘ plan is to attack the next eight games which includes five more against first place Atlanta. “So the idea is to go […]

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Collins’ Hot-Hand Mentality Is Sending Mixed Messages To His Players

An article by posted on July 2, 2014 0 Comments
Collins’ Hot-Hand Mentality Is Sending Mixed Messages To His Players

It was interesting to hear Gary Apple and Bobby Ojeda discuss one of the things  I wrote about over the weekend, which was how this six-outfielder configuration was doomed to failure. Apple leads it off asking Ojeda, “We have to talk about Chris Young who suddenly got hot and had that two home run game […]

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Collins: Possibility That Syndergaard Doesn’t Pitch For Mets This Season

An article by posted on July 1, 2014 0 Comments
Collins: Possibility That Syndergaard Doesn’t Pitch For Mets This Season

Update by Joe D. Speaking with reporters at Turner Field in Atlanta this afternoon, manager Terry Collins said that there’s a possibility that Noah Syndergaard will not be added to the team at any point this season. When asked why, Collins replied: “Shit happens.” Wow… Syndergaard is 6-4 record with a 5.35 ERA this season […]

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Who Should Start in the Outfield and Why

An article by posted on July 1, 2014 0 Comments
Who Should Start in the Outfield and Why

With the recent demotion of Wilmer Flores, the Mets front office made the decision to go with six outfielders on their active roster, and no one with any experience at shortstop other than current starter Ruben Tejada.  I’m actually glad that Flores is going down to be mentored by Wally Backman if he isn’t going […]

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