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Organizational Depth Spurring on Mets

April 17, 2014
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New York Mets v Arizona Diamondbacks

Although sometimes not in particular pretty fashion, the New York Mets have been getting it done of late while winning eight of their last 12 games. Part of the reason for their winning ways has been the play of the bench and the call-ups they have relied on from Las Vegas. Aside from the sweep to begin the season at the hands of the Washington Nationals, the Mets have turned on the switch and have…

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Will the eventual return of Chris Young become an issue?

April 12, 2014
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Chris Young

As it stands right now, the Mets have themselves a nice outfield that is producing in many different ways. With free-agent acquisition Curtis Granderson in right, uber-defensive specialist Juan Lagares in center and the speedy Eric Young Jr. in left field, the Mets have a quick, athletic and dynamic outfield. However, Chris Young—the odd man out in this equation—was not signed in the offseason (for a one-year deal worth $7.25 million) to rot on the…

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Ruben Tejada making most of his opportunity

April 10, 2014
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Ruben Tejada

Although he ended the Mets furious rally against Craig Kimbrel and the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday night with a strikeout, it’s time we put aside our prejudices and  applaud Ruben Tejada for providing solid play at shortstop out of the gate. Sure, Tejada is no world beater, but who said he had to be? It’s not like he’s been awful to start the season. After Wednesday night’s o-fer, Tejada is now batting .240 to go…

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Weighing in on the Daniel Murphy “Controversy”

April 5, 2014
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Daniel Murphy

If you haven’t heard or just crawled out from under a rock, there has been a recent uproar about New York Mets’ second baseman Daniel Murphy missing the Mets first two games to tend to his wife as she gave birth to the couple’s son, Noah, this week. By the way, Noah Syndergaard says thanks! Getting back to the point. With Murphy missing the first two games to be with his wife, some radio personalities,…

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Can the Mets trust Jose Valverde?

April 3, 2014
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Jose Valverde

Now that the New York Mets have lost another important bullpen arm in Bobby Parnell, the Mets will now have to live on the edge and rely on veteran closer Jose Valverde to lock down games for the foreseeable future. If it hasn’t been rocky before in the Mets’ bullpen before, well, buckle up because it’s going to be a bumpy ride. Valverde has been known to give managers, and fans alike, heartburn. As you…

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Let’s all give Daisuke Matsuzaka a shot

March 28, 2014
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Dice-K

While many of us Mets fans were clamoring for Jenrry Mejia to be the Mets fifth starter, it just doesn’t seem it’s going to happen. For whatever reason the Mets have, they are going to ether send Mejia to the bullpen (although Sandy Alderson is refuting that notion) or the minors where he can get regular work. Not to mention, he has a nagging bunion at the moment. So, now the final spot of the…

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Jenrry Mejia getting the short end in rotation battle

March 13, 2014
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Mejia

Even without Matt Harvey, the New York Mets have themselves a fine rotation with Zack Wheeler, Jon Niese, Dillon Gee and free-agent newcomer Bartolo Colon set to anchor the staff. However, one question mark that remains is who will grab hold of the fifth spot? Terry Collins has publicly stated that he would like to have a veteran presence for the fifth spot and is leaning toward tabbing either Daisuke Matsuzaka or John Lannan for…

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Just how important is Travis d’Arnaud to the New York Mets in 2014?

January 8, 2014
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While the New York Mets were making some splashes this offseason with the additions of Curtis Granderson, Bartolo Colon—and to some degree Chris Young—it’s going to be some of the holdovers from the 2013 squad that may hold the key to success in 2014. One such player that could hold the key as to whether the Mets have a successful season is everyone’s favorite catching prospect Travis d’Arnaud. In an injury-plagued rookie season, d’Arnaud failed…

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Six ideas to make the Mets more competitive in 2014

November 4, 2013
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New York Mets v Washington Nationals

After just seeing the Boston Red Sox win the World Series and going from worst to first in the process, a  lot of Mets fans are clamoring for a similar type of turnaround. While it’s a bit of a stretch for the Mets to compete for a championship next year, they can infinitely get better and at least contend for a wild-card if they make the correct and wise moves in the offseason. Now that…

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2013 Mets Final Report Card

September 30, 2013
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Report Card

Well, we have come to the end of another long, grueling and agonizing season for our beloved New York Mets. Between glimpses of greatness from Matt Harvey (storming out of the gate and starting the All Star Game) and the agony of his season-ending (and perhaps longer) injury, the Mets have not had much to hang their hat on this season. The Mets did call up a few intriguing and exciting prospects this year in…

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Does Daisuke Matsuzaka have a future with the Mets?

September 26, 2013
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Dice K

After a dreadful beginning with the Mets, Daisuke Matsuzaka has pitched fabulously over his last four starts, posting a 3-0 record while recording a quality outing in each of last three starts (only missing a quality outing by one/third of an inning in the start before this stretch). Matsuzaka was simply dominant in the Mets’ 1-0 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday afternoon, limiting the Reds to zero runs on four hits and two…

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Like it or not, David Wright is back!

September 21, 2013
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David Wright 3

With his first inning two-run home run off Cole Hamels on Friday night, David Wright emphatically stated he was back. After missing nearly seven weeks with a strained hamstring, Wright returned to the lineup on Friday against the Phillies, assuring he will suit up for the next ten games. The newly-minted captain, didn’t want to sit idle and watch his teammates continue to struggle. He just had to contribute. While some of the Mets’ faithful…

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