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Playing the role of Sandy Alderson

June 14, 2013
By
Sandy Alderson

There have been all kinds of happenings in the Mets organization of late. Ike Davis – who was supposed to be one of the big bats in the Mets’ line-up – was sent down to Triple-A along with Mike Baxter and Robert Carson. Davis has struggled immensely this season with a batting line of .161/.242/.258 and has been on a downward plane since injuring his left ankle in a collision with David Wright in May…

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Harvey/Byrd the best bang for your buck on Mets

June 7, 2013
By
Marlon Byrd

The Mets are currently playing around where a lot of fans and baseball people expected them to be playing this time of the year. They sit fourth in the NL East, ahead of only the Marlins – who could have one of the worst teams in the last ten years – 12.5 games out of first place, ten games out of wildcard contention. It’s still only the first half of the season and you never…

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Could drafting Braden Shipley be franchise-changing move for Mets?

May 31, 2013
By
Braden Shipley

The First-Year Player Draft is a week away. The 2013 edition of the draft will take place on June 6-8 and the Mets are primed to get a highly-touted first round selection when they make their first pick in the 11th spot. The Mets have the foundation for what could be a great rotation some years down the road. Matt Harvey is for real and Zack Wheeler has all of the promise in the world…

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Does Matt Harvey really compare to anyone?

May 24, 2013
By
Matt Harvey

With the way Matt Harvey is pitching to begin his career he is drawing comparisons to some of the greatest right-handed starting pitchers of all-time. “Harvey is a modern day Roger Clemens,” said MLB analyst Mitch Williams on the MLB Network. Sports Illustrated compared Harvey to a young Dwight Gooden and White Sox manager Robin Ventura compared him to Justin Verlander. Fox Sports Brian Anderson believes Harvey’s best comparison is Mets great Tom Seaver. But…

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Is Matt Harvey really unstoppable?

May 10, 2013
By
Matt Harvey

Yeah, yeah, yeah; another story about how amazing Matt Harvey is. Harvey is the best pitcher the Mets and their fans have seen on the hill in quite some time and things just keep getting better. The right-hander retired 27 of 28 hitters across nine shutout innings in his last start and looked pretty awesome doing it with a bloody nose. Harvey has not lost a single start this season and has allowed a total…

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What will Frank Francisco’s role be upon his return?

May 3, 2013
By
Frank Francisco

The Mets currently sit second to last in the NL East with a record of 11-15, four games ahead of the lowly Miami Marlins. With a losing record, the chances of closing out a game for a pitcher become less then more, because you obviously need to be ahead in ballgames when it comes to the ninth inning in order to earn saves. So far this season, closer Bobby Parnell has had five opportunities to…

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John Buck and Matt Harvey are potential Mets All-Stars

April 26, 2013
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All-Star game logo

The 2013 MLB All-Star game will be hosted by the Mets this season at Citi Field on July 16th, which is exciting in itself, but the potential of having multiple Mets representing the organization in the game could make it a memorable day for the franchise. The Mets have eight players on the ballot for the 84th edition of the All-Star game, which is voted on by fans: Ike Davis, Daniel Murphy, David Wright, Ruben…

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Travis d’Arnaud’s Bad Luck Continues

April 19, 2013
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Travis d’Arnaud’s Bad Luck Continues

The Mets’ top catching prospect according to Baseball Prospectus – and the centerpiece of last winter’s big trade with Toronto that sent R.A. Dickey packing – Travis d’Arnaud will probably never win the lottery or cash in at the race track. He has terrible luck, which has once again put him on the shelf. Last year, while playing at Triple-A Las Vegas – then of the Blue Jays organization – d’Arnaud went down with a…

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Jordany Valdespin, Mike Baxter to Prove People Wrong

April 12, 2013
By
Jordany Valdespin2

Yes, it’s too early to start judging players and their numbers. The Mets season is only nine games old and some players haven’t rounded into shape just yet. Ike Davis is struggling with the bat and is swinging (and missing) at everything and Collin Cowgill – who got off to a quick start – has drastically cooled off. He’s only gotten one hit in his last 18 at-bats. There have already been some flashes of…

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Aaron Laffey is the best option for the Mets

April 5, 2013
By
Aaron Laffey

The Mets rotation was supposed to be fronted by veterans Johan Santana and free agent addition Shaun Marcum to begin the season, but things are not going according to plan. Santana is done for the season and will likely never pitch a game again for the team and the Mets still don’t have an accurate read on what is wrong with Marcum. The number two starter – who was signed to a $4 million deal…

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Mets’ Byrd flies onto Opening Day roster

March 29, 2013
By
Marlon Byrd

The Mets have announced the projected Opening Day starting line-up they plan to use on Monday when they square off against the Padres at Citi Field. CF: Jordany Valdespin 2B: Daniel Murphy 3B: David Wright 1B: Ike Davis RF: Marlon Byrd LF: Lucas Duda C: John Buck SS: Ruben Tejada Back in February, we asked you to predict the Mets’ Opening Day roster to see what you could come up with. Here is what I…

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The best Mets trades (2000 to present)

March 22, 2013
By
Travis d'Arnaud

Thanks to a John Buck illness, Travis d’Arnaud is making the most of his opportunity to play behind the plate for the Mets in Spring Training. Despite his fine performance, d’Arnaud will probably still start the season in the minors, but his outstanding play got me thinking. Could last December’s trade for d’Arnaud with the Blue Jays be the best the team has made in the new millennium? Sure it may be too early to…

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