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Josh Edgin is no Byrdak, Hairston’s hitting, Niese draws walks

September 7, 2012
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Josh Edgin

If you were a young Mets fan who just started following baseball when the team hired Terry Collins, you would no doubt be under the impression that nothing in the game was more important than having two lefty relievers in the bullpen. When Tim Byrdak went down with an injury, Collins made Josh Edgin his primary lefty reliever and he was soon joined in the pen by Robert Carson. From what little evidence we have,…

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Mets Minors: Reviewing MLB.com’s Mets top prospects: Part II

September 6, 2012
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Mets Minors: Reviewing MLB.com’s Mets top prospects: Part II

Click here to read Part I of this series. #6 Wilmer Flores: What They Said – ‘After 2011, it would be easy to look at Flores’ numbers and feel like he’d been disappointing, especially for a highly touted prospect. He quieted doubters in 2012, however, hitting well at the Class A Advanced level and earning a mid-season promotion to Double-A, all at the age of 20. He still has things to learn, particularly in the…

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Most important Mets’ September call up: Jeurys Familia or Jenrry Mejia?

September 6, 2012
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Famila

While the Mets are not likely playing for any postseason glory this September, that’s not to say that the final month is inconsequential. It’s that time of year again; when call-ups audition for their future with the club. For the Mets, they have two intriguing prospects in Jeurys Familia and Jenrry Mejia, who have a lot to prove and how they fare in September could go a long way in determining their role with the…

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Mets Game Chatter – 9/5/12

September 5, 2012
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R.A. Dickey takes the mound looking to stop the team’s two-game losing skid in today’s 1:45 game against the Cardinals. It may take the software a minute to load when you first click on the page. Please be patient. If you’re having trouble getting in, try using Firefox instead of Internet Explorer. Enter your comments in the text box above where it says “Powered by Quick Chat” and the various emoticons. Right above that text…

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New York Mets Arizona Fall League roster and why

September 5, 2012
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Ryan Fraser

The Arizona Fall League (AFL) is the second most desired off-season assignment. The Hawaii version is the first, but they disbanded it a few years ago Teams send players to the AFL for three reasons: 1. They have a future with the team 2. They need work 3. They need to be showcased to other managers This year’s seven players are an interesting group that all have one thing in common. None are top prospects…

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Mets Card of the Week: 2012 Lastings Milledge

September 5, 2012
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Lastings Milledge

2012 BANDAI OWNERS LEAGUE LASTINGS MILLEDGE Mets COTW is back in town after 5 weeks in Japan, jet lagged as hell and raring to go. While in Tokyo, I dropped 5,000 yen on Japanese baseball cards at an Akihabara hobby shop. All in the name of research, I assured my wife, as she cocked her head and arched an eyebrow or two. The primary card set in Japan is called “Owners League” and it is…

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Mets Game Chatter – 9/4/12

September 4, 2012
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Mets Game Chatter – 9/4/12

Matt Harvey makes his penultimate start of the season as the Mets go up against the Cardinals tonight at 8:15 PM 360fan_651 September 4, 2012 – 7:42 pm Is the Mets’ leading home run hitter sitting tonight? Brian Joura September 4, 2012 – 8:56 pm Not a good thing to turn the game on in the second inning and find out it’s already 3-0. Name September 4, 2012 – 9:04 pm I was listening on…

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Mets Minors: Reviewing MLB.com’s Mets top prospects: Part I

September 4, 2012
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Mets Minors: Reviewing MLB.com’s Mets top prospects: Part I

I do a lot of searching through minor-league lists of top prospects and I often find it interesting where “experts” decide to rank Met prospects.  Using the basic rankings of MLB.com’s pre-season picks for the Met’s top 20 prospects, Here’s a little review in preview of my full system review that I’m starting to work on as we speak. #1 Zack Wheeler: What They Said – ‘Wheeler, who came to the Mets from the Giants…

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Ike Davis, Bruce Springsteen and Growin’ Up

September 4, 2012
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Ike Davis

I stood stone-like at midnight, suspended in my masquerade. You may recognize that lyric as the opening line to “Growin’ Up,” the second track on Bruce Springsteen’s debut album. To me, this lyric and the title apply nicely to Ike Davis here in 2012. Davis stood stone-like in the batter’s box for most of the season, as he struggled to get off the Interstate and above the Mendoza Line when it came to his average.…

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Mets Game Chatter – 9/3/12

September 3, 2012
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Mets Game Chatter – 9/3/12

Collin McHugh makes his much anticipated second start today as the Mets travel to St. Louis for a 2:15 PM start here on Labor Day Brian Joura September 3, 2012 – 2:18 pm START 9/3 CHATTER Brian Joura September 3, 2012 – 2:20 pm I have no problem if Murphy doesn’t look to drive pitches on the outside corner. This was a good AB for him. It’s when he’s got a pitch on the inside…

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Are Bobby Parnell’s 2012 improvements real or a mirage?

September 3, 2012
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Bobby Parnell

On Sunday Bobby Parnell came in a game in the sixth inning for the first time since April 18th. He had gone four days without pitching but retired the side in order and lowered his ERA to 2.96 for the season. In a year where the bullpen has been justifiably criticized, Parnell has been a solid performer throughout the entire season. Coming into the year, the Spring Training fluff pieces said that Parnell had a…

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Mets Game Chatter – 9/2/12

September 2, 2012
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Chris Young takes the hill in Miami as the Mets go for the sweep over the Marlins at 1:10 PM. It may take the software a minute to load when you first click on the page. Please be patient. If you’re having trouble getting in, try using Firefox instead of Internet Explorer. Enter your comments in the text box above where it says “Powered by Quick Chat” and the various emoticons. Right above that text…

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