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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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Terry Has Them Playing Not To Lose

An article by posted on July 1, 2014 0 Comments
Terry Has Them Playing Not To Lose

What an stunning and deflating loss last night. I don’t mind losing, I can handle losing, but it’s the agonizingly, torturous ways we lose that kill me. And last night’s gut-punch was the worst of the season. You know, I started to get that feeling of impending doom in the bottom of the sixth when […]

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Familia Emerging as a Valuable Option in Mets Bullpen

An article by posted on June 30, 2014 0 Comments
Familia Emerging as a Valuable Option in Mets Bullpen

In my recap Saturday, I didn’t do right by Jeurys Familia by simply stating that the big rightly tossed two perfect innings in the Mets 5-3 win over the Pirates. In a word, of better yet two words, Familia was “downright nasty.” Once regarded as one of the Mets’ top starting pitching prospects, Familia has […]

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It Was A Poorly Conceived Roster Right From The Start

An article by posted on June 29, 2014 0 Comments
It Was A Poorly Conceived Roster Right From The Start

There is so much I want to say and write about this team right now, but I can only produce content in short bursts for now. One of our readers emailed me regarding the six-outfielder configuration the Mets are now choosing to employ. Obviously, the Mets are desperate and this new tactic only shows a […]

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Jose Abreu and Lucas Duda: What Could Have Been and What Is…

An article by posted on June 28, 2014 0 Comments
Jose Abreu and Lucas Duda: What Could Have Been and What Is…

Yes, I know, I know, I know… Jose Abreu has 25 home runs and looks like the second coming of Hank Greenberg. I know, I know, I know… We should’ve signed him. But don’t you think 28 other teams are thinking the same thing right about now? Sometimes, the unlikely happens and a prospect actually matches […]

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