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A Little Mets In The Tropics

An article by posted on March 12, 2013 0 Comments
A Little Mets In The Tropics

I spent last week on Lanai, a beautiful and remote Hawaiian Island. Sports, for the most part, was far from my mind. To say that is a rarity for me, is a major understatement. Still weeks from Opening Day, I considered it an opportunity to relax before the frenzy of another baseball season began. Wearing […]

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It’s Time for Parnell to Stand and Deliver

An article by posted on March 12, 2013 0 Comments
It’s Time for Parnell to Stand and Deliver

Bobby Parnell has been something of a wildcard for the Amazin’s each of the past few seasons. He has been bounced all around the pitching staff,  however in 2012 seems to have found himself a home in the late innings of New York Mets baseball games. The question remains however, which inning does the young […]

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Hefner Ready To Go If Santana Lands On DL

An article by posted on March 11, 2013 0 Comments
Hefner Ready To Go If Santana Lands On DL

Do not read into Zack Wheeler’s demotion that the Mets think Jenrry Mejia will replace Johan Santana on the roster and in the rotation. When I asked Terry Collins of his preparation plans for life without Santana to start the season, the name Jeremy Hefner was only one to pop out. And, without hesitation. Collin McHugh, who was also demoted to the minor league […]

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Chipper Jones Says Hell No To The Yankees

An article by posted on March 10, 2013 0 Comments
Chipper Jones Says Hell No To The Yankees

I was very glad to see Chipper Jones reject the Yankees’ overtures for a comeback. It’s not that I wouldn’t want to see Jones have a change of heart, but not with the Yankees … not with anybody else but the Braves. I’ve always admired players to begin and end it with the same team. That‘s what […]

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Juggernaut: The Day My World And The Mets Collided

An article by posted on March 8, 2013 0 Comments
Juggernaut: The Day My World And The Mets Collided

There’s been a lot of talk this spring about turning points. How this season may become a watershed campaign, kind of like the Mets of the early 80′s when it became obvious the team was on the ups. Baseball itself is a game of turning points. Who knows, the season may feature it’s own change […]

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Dillon Gee Looks To Find His Groove Against Tigers Today

An article by posted on March 8, 2013 0 Comments
Dillon Gee Looks To Find His Groove Against Tigers Today

They all can’t throw like Matt Harvey this time of spring. Overpowering and arguably flawless in yesterday’s start against Miami, Harvey had one of those seamless starts pitchers rarely have in their third spring training game. Dillon Gee, today’s starter against Detroit in Lakeland, has no such illusions. “My mechanics are off,’’ Gee said. “It will be […]

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Matt Harvey Alone Makes The 2013 Mets Worth Watching

An article by posted on March 8, 2013 0 Comments
Matt Harvey Alone Makes The 2013 Mets Worth Watching

If for nothing else, if for absolutely nothing else, Matthew Edward Harvey makes 2013 a year worth watching in New York Mets baseball. Ever since he was drafted seventh overall by the Amazin’s in the 2010 draft, we have patiently anticipated this time to come. We have anxiously awaited his name to move from the top of […]

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Beyond the Stats: Brandon Nimmo Shows His Stuff

An article by posted on March 6, 2013 0 Comments
Beyond the Stats: Brandon Nimmo Shows His Stuff

Last week, I did a write-up defending Gavin Cecchini from the horde of skeptics that have continually looked down on him. This week I am continuing on that trend, but I don’t think I need much convincing when it comes to the next player, Brandon Nimmo. In June of 2011, the Mets took Brandon Nimmo […]

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Niese Couldn’t Get His Curve Over, Still Working On Some Things

An article by posted on March 6, 2013 0 Comments
Niese Couldn’t Get His Curve Over, Still Working On Some Things

It’s not the pitching line, but the feel of his pitches this time of year. “I felt good. My stuff was very good,” Jonathan Niese said after this afternoon’s 62-pitch outing against the Venezuelan WBC team. “I am not used to that kind of workload (this early in spring training). But, that’s a good thing.” […]

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Terry Collins’ No-Win Situation

An article by posted on March 6, 2013 0 Comments

When Terry Collins was introduced as Mets manager on November 23rd, 2010, he was far from the unanimous choice amongst those who cover the team.  Known more for his short temper and self-destructive ways than his managing prowess, many feared the aging skipper may not be up for the job. Two years later, the now […]

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