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Roundtable: How should the Mets deploy Jordany Valdespin?

August 15, 2012
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Jordany Valdespin

I reached out to friends in the Mets blogosphere recently to ask the following question: How should the Mets handle Jordany Valdespin for the remainder of 2012 and what is his role for the 2013 team? These people all do great work and their names are hyperlinked to their blogs so please go ahead and click on them to check out their real stuff. Taryn Cooper – Turned down Expendables II because she thinks Chuck…

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Mets Card of the Week: 1993 Eddie Murray

August 15, 2012
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1993 Eddie Murray

1993 TOPPS FINEST EDDIE MURRAY Eddie Murray is one of four players in baseball history to have 3,000 hits and 500 home runs. Yet I think it’s fair to say that while active Murray’s reputation was based much more on being an “RBI man.” Murray came up in 1977 and won the Rookie of the Year Award, on the strength of his .283-27-88 season. Murray went on to drive in 80 or more runs in…

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Mets Game Chatter – 8/14/12

August 14, 2012
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Chris Young goes for the Mets as they open up a three-game series with the Reds tonight at 7:05. It may take the software a minute to load when you first click on the page. Please be patient. Enter your comments in the text box above where it says “Powered by Quick Chat” and the various emoticons. Right above that text box is a small rectangle where you type in your name for the chat.…

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Mets Minors: Kevin Plawecki looking like a savvy pick

August 14, 2012
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Kevin Plawecki

Jose Reyes’ last gift to Met fans is the compensation pick the Mets acquired from Miami.  We won’t linger for long on the bitter disappointment in not trading Reyes for more than a compensation rounder because this post isn’t about Reyes.  It’s about Kevin Plawecki. Plawecki is a sizeable guy, at 6’2” and 205 pounds he has the body to drive the ball with authority.  That doesn’t necessarily translate into oodles of power but it…

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Top 10 things the Mets should try the rest of the year

August 14, 2012
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Matt Den Dekker

Most Mets fans want to see the team finish strong and end up with a record over .500 for the year. All things being equal, I would like to see that, too. But I would gladly finish under .500 if the Mets instead tried any or all of the suggestions below. I realize these run the gamut from “insignificant” to “counter-productive” to “not bloody likely” but I still like them. So, here are the top…

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Jonathon Niese continues quest to be frontline starting pitcher

August 13, 2012
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Jonathon Niese

The Mets came into Sunday night’s game having lost five of their last six games and 21 of their last 29. Additionally, they had dropped seven straight games this season to the Braves. The way the second half has unfolded means there’s no such thing as a “must-win” game for the 2012 Mets. Nevertheless, Jonathon Niese’s outing last night was like a breath of fresh air. With the bullpen having worked 7.2 innings in Saturday’s…

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Mets Game Chatter – 8/12/12

August 12, 2012
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Mets look to break the Sunday Night ESPN curse with Jonathon Niese on the hill. It may take the software a minute to load when you first click on the page. Please be patient. Enter your comments in the text box above where it says “Powered by Quick Chat” and the various emoticons. Right above that text box is a small rectangle where you type in your name for the chat. The default is “360fan_xxx”…

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Jason Bay for Carl Crawford: Should Mets take the risk?

August 12, 2012
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Jason Bay

The Boston Red Sox placed catcher Kelly Shoppach on waivers Friday, giving life again to clamoring by fans of the New York Mets to deal for the righty-hitting catcher they targeted before the trade deadline. But what’s really interesting is that the Shoppach news has also reborn some of the Jason Bay to the Red Sox debate, especially in a deal for underperforming Carl Crawford. Let’s be clear about things here. This is not a…

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Decision to rush back Johan Santana leads to a single teardrop

August 12, 2012
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Johan Santana

During the last couple of seasons of Omar Minaya’s tenure, the joke went that the Mets had turned into the Kremlin when discussing injuries. Every time a player was injured, it started off as day-to-day and then somehow turned into a season-ending injury, much like how Soviet leaders would start off with a cold and end up dead. The Mets under Sandy Alderson promised to be more open about injuries when they happened and not…

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Mets Game Chatter – 8/11/12

August 11, 2012
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Johan Santana returns to action as the Mets take on the Braves in the middle game of their series. First pitch is slated for 7:10 PM. It may take the software a minute to load when you first click on the page. Please be patient. Enter your comments in the text box above where it says “Powered by Quick Chat” and the various emoticons. Right above that text box is a small rectangle where you…

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A pessimistic look at the 2012 Mets

August 11, 2012
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Dan Warthen

A combination of strong starting pitching and timely hitting got the 2012 Mets off to a great start. But the team that began the year 46-39 has gone 8-20 since then, with three of those wins coming thanks to the efforts of R.A. Dickey. The offense crumbles whenever a LHP is on the mound, the team has little power and all of the speed of a three-legged turtle, the less said about the bullpen the…

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An optimistic look at the 2012 Mets

August 11, 2012
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Ruben Tejada

Well it’s 2012 and the Mets feel like the Mets of 2011, 2010 and 2009… Looking around, I can’t see Luis Castillo, Oliver Perez, Jerry Manuel, or Omar Minaya… So, why are the Mets still the Mets and not something new and better?  Could it be Jason Bay?  Terry Collins?  Maybe it’s Jeff and Fred Wilpon and their special friend, Bernie Madoff?  Maybe we should drum Sandy Alderson out of town because he drafted some…

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