Mets need to add offense

So far, all of the focus on potential trade targets for the Mets has been around adding a starting pitcher. And given the recent performances of Mike Pelfrey (1-4, 9.11 ERA in last 6 games) and Hisanori Takahashi (2-2, 7.18 ERA in last six) it is not hard to understand why. But the biggest bang [...]

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Mets season hinges on deadline deals

While there is plenty of time left in the baseball season, the window for the Mets to contend with either the Atlanta Braves in the NL East or a wild-card spot may be defined in the next 11 days. In those 11 days, Mets General Manager Omar Minaya must decide if his team is as [...]

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Snakebit in Arizona

The New York Mets (49-44) played more like a they were the team 20 games under .500, not the Arizona Diamondbacks (35-58), who whacked the Mets 13-2 in Monday's series opener. With the Atlanta Braves (54-38) off Monday, the Mets dropped 5 1/2 back in the National League East. The Philadelphia Phillies (48-44) lost 8-4 to [...]

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Untouchable prospect Wilmer Flores

When the Mets had discussions with the Seattle Mariners about lefthander Cliff Lee, talks stopped when the Mariners inquired about Wilmer Flores. Why, at first glance, Flores’ numbers don’t blow anybody away. The shortstop had an ugly .637 OPS in the low Class-A South Atlantic League in 2009 and was batting .306 with eight homers [...]

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Mets Rewind: July 19

Here's what happened on this day in New York Mets history: 1964: New York Mets purchased Bobby Klaus from the Cincinnati Reds. 1988: It was the low point of the regular season for the New York Mets. Ron Darling next got out of the first inning against the Cincinnati Reds, who sent 15 batters to [...]

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Will road lead to nowhere?

The New York Mets opened the second half of the season on the West Coast against the San Francisco Giants. The 11-game roadtrip begins without Jose Reyes, but also the return of Carlos Beltran. How will the Mets respond to life on the road? Can Beltran offer a boost? Will the pitching hold up?

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Five areas Mets need to address

Most New York Mets fans by now probably thought they would be dealing with another disastrous season: clubhouse turmoil, a new manager, and what many want – a new GM. But thanks to an overachieving starting rotation, great years from David Wright and unheralded Angel Pagan, and now with the imminent return of Carlos Beltran, [...]

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Mets Rewind: July 14

Here's what happened on this day in New York Mets history: 1988: Kevin McReynolds put on a hitting clinic, going 5-for-6 with a pair of doubles, a home run and four RBI, leading the Mets to a 9-8 win over the Atlanta Braves. McReynolds also made two outstanding defensive plays to save the game. He [...]

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Judging Jerry Manuel

Back on May 20th, I wrote an article which concluded that the Mets should fire Jerry Manuel. Of course, the Mets have gone 28-17 since that column was published, fueled by replacing John Maine and Oliver Perez in the rotation with R.A. Dickey and Hisanori Takahashi. Barring a collapse of epic proportions, Manuel will be [...]

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Mets Report Card

The All-Star break is upon us and it’s natural to look forward. The Mets at 48-40, four games back of the Atlanta Braves in the NL and one game behind in the wild card race. Below is a list of Mets players with a grade given to each hitter and pitcher on how they have [...]

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