Kirk Nieuwenhuis is Mets’ best option for leading off

Terry Collins moved Captain Kirk to the leadoff spot on Wednesday against the Braves.  Kirk went 3 for 4 with 3 runs scored, an RBI and a stolen base.  Those dividends and Kirk’s blistering .375 batting average are not things that we can expect day in and day out from him, but lacking a natural [...]

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Mets Quotes of the Week: David Wright edition

"That kind of business I leave to Seth and Sam (Levinson, his agents). They can handle it. But I'm going to steer clear. I'm trying to play baseball. Worrying about my contract is too much. It's hard to prepare for Barry Zito as it is. It's damn near impossible if I'm thinking about business.''' -David [...]

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Mets Notes: Duda’s start, Thole’s AVG, Citi Field trends

Mets fans had high expectations for Lucas Duda heading into the season. He did not produce much offensively right out of the gate but in his last five starts, Duda has recorded a two-hit game three times. While his bat seems to be heating up, strikeouts have been a problem here in the early going. [...]

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Keeping Their Heads About Them: Mets Don’t Panic After Two Losses

The atmosphere here is decidedly different in 2012 than the past couple of years. The Mets have lost two straight games to the Braves at their own personal chamber of horrors, Turner Field. Add in the fact that the aggregate score of the two debacles was 23-9 against. This could be vintage late-’09 or most [...]

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It’s time to reward David Wright with a contract extension

Usually, teams should take all the necessary precautions when thinking of handing out long-term extensions to players approaching their 30’s. Heck, the Mets heeded that warning, by not showing Jose Reyes any love and letting him walk this past offseason. However, sometimes you have to reward the face of a franchise for being there through [...]

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Mets to do right thing when they honor Jose Reyes

There's no question Jose Reyes was one of the greatest players in Mets franchise history. He's the all-time leader in stolen bases, runs, triples, and second in hits and at-bats. He played for nine seasons in New York and provided a spark and energy that no other player in the game brought to the table. [...]

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Mets Card of the Week: 1970 Joe Foy

1970 O-PEE-CHEE JOE FOY Editor's Note: The following article was written in English, and then translated into French using Babel Fish. The resulting French was then translated back into English using the same program. The Editor is still trying to figure out why. C'est la vie... Don't blame Joe Foy of T. It was right [...]

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If You’d Told Me The Mets Would Start Off 2012 Going 7-3…

The Mets are off to one of the hottest starts in their 50-year existence and I, for one, am reveling in it. Summer has come early, both metaphorically and meteorologically. An 80-plus degree April 16th -- coupled with Metsian success on the field -- is conjuring up images of those lazy, hazy, crazy days. It [...]

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Starting pitching excels early for the 2012 Mets

After 10 games, the Mets are 7-3 and one of the surprise teams in all of baseball. Their record is even more impressive when you consider that they are 6-1 against the Braves and Phillies, two teams which have had their way with the Mets in recent seasons and ones expected to compete for the [...]

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Mets Minors: Is Aderlin Rodriguez the next Jesus Montero?

Aderlin Rodriguez can hit. He's got power and a swing that gets scouts excited but his game has a lot of problems... especially for a National League team. The fact is, that Rodriguez makes Wilmer Flores look like a defensive gem and that is hardly a good thing. Stats We Like: 4 Doubles 3 HRs [...]

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David Wright’s hot start fueled by low strikeout rate

I challenge anyone to look at David Wright’s numbers this year and not be giddy. A .571/.615/.857 line for a guy who had just 17 Spring Training at-bats is pretty impressive. Then you add in the fact that Wright is 5-9 since re-joining the lineup with a fractured pinkie and it becomes almost surreal. After [...]

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Jon Rauch leans on slider for his early success

Throughout the offseason I complained often about the Jon Rauch signing, suggesting that the $3.5 million the Mets spent on the reliever could have been better used elsewhere. However, like many of his teammates, Rauch is off to a good start in 2012. After pitching a scoreless inning in Saturday’s win over the Phillies, he’s [...]

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