The real reason Jason Bay struggled in 2010

Some people blame the poor season last year by Jason Bay on his move to Citi Field. Others blame it on the season-ending concussion that knocked him out of action before he could turn things around. Me, I have a different theory. Bay’s poor first season is a direct result of his uniform number. While [...]

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Mets Card of the Week: 2011 Lucas Duda

2011 TOPPS Lucas Duda Leap with me, if you will, into the present. The kids were looking at the pegs of Pokemon cards in Target over the weekend, and the 2011 Topps cards caught my eye. “The new cards are out! The new cards are out!” I yelled. Well, actually I didn't. But I did [...]

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A make or break year for injured Mets prospects

Perhaps the two hitters in the Mets farm system with the biggest upside are Reese Havens and Fernando Martinez. Unfortunately, those two have been dogged by injury problems. The duo has combined for eight seasons in the minors and the most games played in any year by one of them is the 97 by Havens [...]

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Can R.A. Dickey repeat his fine season?

Beyond a shadow of a doubt the feel good story of 2010 for the Mets was the emergence of R.A. Dickey. Signed for Triple-A, Dickey instead spent most of the year in New York and became one of the club’s most reliable starters. Counted on to be one of the Mets’ top pitchers in 2011, [...]

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Why I want K-Rod’s option to vest

Most Mets fans view Francisco Rodriguez’ contract in the same way they think of Luis Castillo and Oliver Perez – bad deals that they just can’t wait to end. My friend Eno Sarris wrote a story recently about how the Mets could utilize Rodriguez in a way to ensure that he did not finish 55 [...]

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Mets Card of the Week: Fleer World Series Mets-Orioles

This is all about the gum. It could be about a lot of different things, I suppose. The vibrant Laughlin artwork. The earlier iterations of the set (1967 and 1970), or the subsequent update (1978). Maybe the trajectory of the Topps monopoly… Or perhaps the 1969 World Series itself. Which I suspect you all know [...]

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What can we expect out of Ike Davis 2011?

I like Ike! You like Ike! Everyone likes Ike! The much ballyhooed Ike Davis finally got his call in late April of last year with the Mets and instantly became a fan favorite in Flushing. After a blistering Spring Training, and an awesome start in Buffalo to start the season (.364 AVG., two home runs [...]

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Latest Ownership Circus Leaves At Least One Fan Bewildered

When news of the follies and frolics of the super-rich filters down to us, the great unwashed, it’s usually entertaining. William Randolph Hearst invites Jimmy Stewart and Louis B. Mayer out to San Simeon? FUN! Papa Joe Kennedy referees while Young Joe, Jack, Bobby, Teddy, Kick, Pat and Eunice play a game of touch on [...]

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What should Mets look for in new owners?

The Mets are now officially looking for some minority partners. For fans, most of us dream of the Wilpons outright selling the club. The owner has been dubbed Freddie Coupons, while the son is considered as a know-nothing meddler. But even if the Wilpons were to sell, who would come in and do a better [...]

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Gary Carter on asking for Willie Randolph’s job

"I think something as miniscule as that, I don't understand why that would be the reason," Carter said. "It got more blown out of proportion than it should have. It's unfortunate that one radio station asked me if I would be interested and I said "yes." That was the wrong thing politically to say, but [...]

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The eventful career of Mike Torrez

Most pitchers would kill to have the career of Mike Torrez. He spent 18 years in the major leagues and won 185 games. He was a 20-game winner for the Orioles in 1975 and was a star in the World Series two years later, when he won two games for the Yankees against the Dodgers, [...]

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Johan Santana is the most essential Met

With the 2011 season likely shaping up to be growing pains for the future, most agree the New York Mets chances of seriously contending are minute. But whether you’re talking World Series or a long playoff run, who is the single most important Met this season? This is no 80 mph meatball floating over Main [...]

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