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Ruben Tejada making most of his opportunity

April 10, 2014
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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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Game Chatter: Zack Wheeler vs. Ervin Santana (4/9/14)

April 9, 2014
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Travis d’Arnaud’s slow start shouldn’t cause panic

April 9, 2014
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Everybody knows. Travis d’Arnaud is off to a slow start. It has been discussed at length on the SNY broadcasts, usually every time d’Arnaud comes up to bat.  Last night he was able to get into the hit column for the first time in 2014. He added another hit later on, making him 2 for 19 to start the season. This is causing some panic among fans. d’Arnaud is seen as the player that could…

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A Mets anniversary worth celebrating

April 9, 2014
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In a beautiful ceremony last night, the Atlanta Braves honored the 40th anniversary of Hank Aaron breaking Babe Ruth‘s career home run record. In Mets lore, 2014 holds a few important anniversaries as well, including the 50th anniversary of the opening of Shea Stadium, the 10 year anniversary of David Wright‘s major league debut, and the 20th anniversary of one of the most spectacular pitching seasons ever. It all started after the 1991 season.  The…

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Mets Card of the Week: 2014 Topps Museum Collection Box Break

April 9, 2014
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Game Chatter: Bartolo Colon vs. Aaron Harang (4/8/14)

April 8, 2014
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Four under-the-radar Mets relief prospects

April 8, 2014
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Four under-the-radar Mets relief prospects

Over the first week of the season, the Mets bullpen has gone from a complete disaster to an average staff. Many find this a problem, and rightfully so, after seeing the 2011-2013 lose countless games because of an inexperienced bullpen- particularly in 2012. This was supposedly solved with an influx of relievers to begin Spring Training, but as usual there was a problem. The bullpen certainly improved in the series vs. Cincinnati, but for how…

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Mets’ Early Spring: Colder Than The Weather

April 8, 2014
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Mets’ Early Spring: Colder Than The Weather

A week ago, Opening Day dawned 39 degrees and stinging rain. Eventually, the sun did come out and it warmed up considerably. The Mets tried to keep up, but ultimately failed. The temps then plunged again the rest of the week. Let’s face it: so far, early spring has been cold, damp and miserable. After six games, the Mets don’t even have it that good. A lot of us are feeling a stiff wind coming…

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Early on 2014 Mets rely too much on HR for offense

April 8, 2014
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Early on 2014 Mets rely too much on HR for offense

How many of you had Ike Davis and Juan Lagares as the club’s top two offensive players? That’s where we sit after a tiny sample size of six games. The pitching is bearing the brunt of most of the criticism here in the early going but the offense should not get off so easily. The output has been one dimensional and the early results are worse than what the club produced a season ago. The…

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Mets Minors: Hansel Robles is someone to watch

April 7, 2014
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In 2012, Hansel Robles was part of one of the best rotations you could imagine in the New York Penn League.  His 1.11 ERA over 12 games with 66 Ks over 72.2 IP was almost forgotten amongst the pitching of Luis Mateo, Gabriel Ynoa and Rainy Lara. Advancing to Port St. Lucie in 2013 he became more forgettable.  His 3.72 ERA and 66 Ks over 16 games and 84.2 IP was fine, but hardly something…

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Don’t buy into Juan Lagares’ fast start

April 7, 2014
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Early season stats are always fun.  When else is Emilio Bonifacio going to be hitting .542/.577/.625?  People know in general that there  is no chance in heck that Bonifacio will be able to keep up that torrid pace (and that other similar streaks will come to an end as well), but Juan Lagares’ early season successes have largely been met with cautious optimism. Perhaps it is because Lagares was so bad with the bat last…

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Rafael Montero continues to defy MLB betting lines

April 6, 2014
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Rafael Montero continues to defy MLB betting lines

After three games, the starting pitchers for the Mets have a 4.82 ERA, having allowed 10 ER in 18.2 IP. While that’s still less than half the ERA of the bullpen, it’s nowhere near what many hoped from out of the group that was expected to carry the 2014 club. While it’s still weeks away from being a legitimate cause for concern – recall that the 2013 club had Dillon Gee with a 5.96 ERA…

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