Omar Quintanilla gets hot, Dickey stays hot and Tejada stays missing

For a fourth-string shortstop, Omar Quintanilla has been pretty good. After injuries felled Tejada, Cedeno and Turner, the Mets turned to the veteran Qunitanilla, who has gotten the job done both in the field and at the plate. After 55 PA, Quintanilla has a .326/.436/.478 line with the Mets and in 129 innings in the [...]

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Zombie Mets: They Keep Coming Back

As you read this, the Mets are going for a sweep this afternoon in Tampa. A week ago, I couldn’t imagine typing those words. Off the disastrous Yankee series last weekend, I was steeling myself for the annual June tumble when all the dew from spring training is finally blown away and hard reality snaps [...]

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R.A. Dickey: One (Ace) of a kind

While Johan Santana and his pitching of the Mets’ first ever no-hitter rightfully captivated the area and had Mets’ fans practically worshiping him at his feet, it has been the pitching of one R.A. Dickey that is becoming the story this year for the Mets. In case you haven’t heard, Dickey has been pretty good [...]

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Roundtable: How do you feel about Daniel Murphy at 2B?

I reached out to friends in the Mets blogosphere recently to ask the following question: With about 1/3 of the season in the books, how do you feel about Daniel Murphy at 2B and should he be the starter in 2013? Their names are hyperlinked to their blogs so please go ahead and click on [...]

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Mets Card of the Week: 2012 Johan Santana

2012 TOPPS ARCHIVES JOHAN SANTANA Seeing the square-shouldered Johan Santana on this 1971 Topps card explains everything. I realize now that the whole Madoff affair was just a smokescreen. The Wilpons have actually been flush with cash all along, but they were diverting funds in the service of a special project. The project? Send the [...]

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2012 Mets Not Quite “There” Yet

Well, if anything was proven this past weekend, it’s that the talent gap between the two New York teams is as wide as ever. While it’s been a fun year so far in Met land, it has become clear that they can’t quite compete with their neighbors to the north. If someone told you Johan [...]

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Dillon Gee’s ERA is the same but he’s pitching much better

So far in 2012, National League starting pitchers have a 3.98 ERA. Dillon Gee has a 4.42 ERA, almost exactly identical to last year’s 4.43 mark. Coming into the season, I thought Gee was the weak link in the rotation and someone from whom the Mets needed to upgrade. But despite the similarities in results [...]

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Mets Minors: Jenrry Mejia to the bullpen

In an effort to make me cringe, the Mets have decided that the best move for the team is to shift a promising front-line starter prospect, who is recovering from Tommy John surgery, into the bullpen.  I’m getting ahead of myself here.  Let us review the facts. The Mets signed Mejia as an Amateur Free [...]

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Ike Davis takes over as the Mets’ biggest concern

Before the season the Mets had some substantial concerns: David Wright – Could he be the star he used to be? Ruben Tejada – Could he replace Jose Reyes and could the Mets survive the loss? Lucas Duda – Could he handle right field? Jason Bay – Would he ever hit as a Met? Daniel [...]

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Bobby Parnell’s ugly outings highlight the need for Mejia in the pen

It was a weekend to forget for most on the Mets and Bobby Parnell is among those who would like to erase the games from both his memory and his stat line. Parnell pitched in the last two games of the series and gave up runs in both outings. His line for the two games: [...]

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Recent offensive woes highlight the need to upgrade from Jason Bay

Since moving into a tie for first place on June 3rd, the Mets have dropped five of their last six games. Before you start thinking it is a “June Swoon” recall that they have played the Cardinals, Nationals and Yankees in this stretch, three teams with a combined 98-77 (.560) record. It is disappointing, but [...]

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