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Zack Wheeler: Early bust or budding brilliance?

July 3, 2013
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ZackWheeler

When he debuted just a few weeks ago, Zack Wheeler was met with tremendous fanfare.  Since then, and a 5.09 ERA with nine earned runs given up later, there have been whispers amongst the fan base, the amateur pontiffs in social media, and overly-opinionated professionals like Craig Carton of WFAN, that Wheeler is a bust.  While it may be debatable whether or not he was called up too soon, one thing is for sure; he…

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Schedule will show what type of team Mets are

April 16, 2013
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Schedule

The New York Mets are in Colorado for series with the Rockies. They enjoyed an offensive explosion and a no-hitter bid from Matt Harvey against the Minnesota Twins, but the finale was postponed. Now, with a Rockies team that many perceive as young but potentially sub-par, the Mets have a chance to add to their win column before the level of competition gets tougher.  The team has enjoyed a good start by beating bad teams.…

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John Maine speaks out: Can we finally talk about the training staff?

April 9, 2013
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John Maine

According to a recent interview by the New York Times, former Mets pitcher John Maine was very up front in regards to how the Mets training staff and pitching coach Dan Warthen had handled his last injury with the ball club. Maine says, “My shoulder was being held together with duct tape at the time. They knew everything that was going on. They all knew. It was obvious. You don’t go from throwing 94 to 84…

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Why the Mets need to retire numbers now

April 2, 2013
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retired numbers

The New York Mets have been in existence for 51 years. Last season they celebrated their 50th season of playing professional baseball and the organization had the perfect opportunity to make a positive move toward the fanbase. In that season, they could have done so many different things. They chose to parade some names and faces out onto the field and honor them. It was a very nice ceremony, but it was missing something. No…

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Which Mets championship story makes a better movie?

March 26, 2013
By
Seaver Gooden

Ever since the inception of movie making and the introduction of Hollywood into mainstream society, people have tried to figure out a solid plot to make into a movie. It is a very common occurrence when sports and movies collide. Since the beginning of film making, sports has been a mainstay in their genre. With that as a backdrop, Mets fans are often curious as to which one of their two World Series champions would…

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Why the Mets need to extend Ike Davis this season

March 19, 2013
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Ike Davis

In a recent interview with New York Post columnists Mike Vaccaro and Mark Hale, Mets GM Sandy Alderson admitted that he would like to extend the contract of first baseman Ike Davis this season as opposed to letting the arbitration scenario play out over the next three years. Alderson says that the deal “has to work for both sides”. It’s understandable that the team would like to sign Davis to a more Mets-advantageous deal, but…

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Three reasons Matt Harvey needs to be the Opening Day starter

March 13, 2013
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Matt Harvey

In the past few days, reports have surfaced regarding Johan Santana‘s eligibility for throwing the first pitch of the 2013 season in April, citing “shoulder fatigue” as the primary reason. While there has been much debate on his future, the immediate question for the Mets should be who will start for them on Opening Day? While it is still a few weeks away and all signs point to Jonathan Niese being the inevitable replacement option,…

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Josh Edgin: Why he could be the Mets closer

March 5, 2013
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Josh Edgin

As the season draws closer to beginning, the Mets have a major question of injuries. Among them,, is Frank Francisco. He is in the final year of his two-year contract but has yet to throw a pitch this year. He is projected to possibly begin a throwing regiment in a few weeks. That may project him being placed on the DL for the beginning of the season. Manager Terry Collins has already named Bobby Parnell…

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Carlos Beltran: Why do fans still hate him?

February 28, 2013
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Carlos Beltran

The New York Mets took a chance nearly two years ago when they traded an established outfielder and clubhouse leader in Carlos Beltran. Beltran, who still ranks in the top ten in several offensive categories in Mets history, has recently stated that their gamble paid off. At the time, the experts proclaimed that the immediate winner in the Wheeler-Beltran deal was the San Francisco Giants. They had gained an offensive threat to balance out their…

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Mets building one piece at a time

February 26, 2013
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mets-car

This past off season was mired in small moves. The Mets didn’t make the large splash everyone had hoped. Even GM Sandy Alderson admitted he had his eyes set on bigger fish but had to eventually resign himself to the fact that the current roster would have to suffice. Names like Justin Upton and Michael Bourn were the hot topics for the last few months. Fans and media, alike, were a bit dismayed at the…

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Three reasons why John Buck should be a keeper

February 19, 2013
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John Buck

Since the trade of R.A. Dickey earlier this off season, the buzz has been about sensational prospect Travis d’Arnaud. And why not? His potential is agreed to be limitless. Even to the point of being compared to a young Johnny Bench. While time will tell, the forgotten man in all of this is John Buck. Insiders have even stated that he could be traded when D’Arnaud is promoted to the majors. When seeing this report,…

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How will Lucas Duda rebound from his wrist injury?

February 12, 2013
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Lucas Duda

New York Mets outfielder Lucas Duda broke his right wrist moving furniture in November. He immediately had surgery and is expected to be good for the upcoming Spring Training weeks. Despite the circumstances, a wrist injury is commonplace in baseball. While Duda fully expects to be 100% and back to form in preparation for a good season, others have not been so successful. Last season the sensational Jose Bautista, of the Toronto Blue Jays, injured…

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