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Allan Dykstra was drafted in the first round of the 2008 MLB Draft by the San Diego Padres. He played his college ball at Wake Forest University, and the Demon Deacon was considered one of the top power threats in college baseball at the time.
Some considered Dykstra to be a better prospect than Ike Davis coming out of college, mainly because of his power and his ability to get on base. He was a sabermetrician’s dream player, which could explain why Sandy Alderson traded for him.
Others considered Dykstra a guy whose game would not translate in the professional ranks. He would have to undergo major swing overhauls if he was ever going to have success hitting with a wooden bat. Defensively, he would be limited to first base due to his size — 6 feet 5 inches tall and 240 lbs.
After a few lackluster years where Dykstra never batted over .270 in a season, he seems to be putting it together at 26 years old. In 2013, he had exceeded all of his offensive numbers from 2012 in fewer games p...
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It is amazing how a team starts getting greedy when it starts playing better. For example, had Bobby Parnell blown Monday’s save opportunity they would be trying tonight to clinch this series with Atlanta.
After being 15 games under .500, the Mets are once again eight under. Several times they’ve been here, but unable to get to seven and get on the kind of roll that could legitimatize...
The Mets keep rolling. Having won 19 of their last 31, sporting a win percentage of .612 over that stretch, the Mets didn’t cool off after the All-Star break. Taking the series against the Phillies, even after a crushing first game loss, and splitting the series so far at one game a piece with the division leading Braves, the Mets are continuing to climb their way back to...
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Satish — Ideally this would be great. I wonder if the Mets would take a look at Corey Hart on a short-term, incentive based...
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Atlanta Braves vs New York Mets
Kris Medlen (6-9, 3.64) vs. Carlos Torres (0-1, 0.79)
Eric Young, Jr. – LF
Daniel Murphy – 2B
David Wright – 3B
Marlon Byrd – RF
Ike Davis – 1B
John Buck – C
Juan Lagares – CF
Omar Quintanilla – SS
Carlos Torres – RHP
RHP Dillon Gee flirted with history on Monday night, when he carried a no-hitter into...
If you’re a fan of baseball, by now you’ve heard of Met’s Ace Matt Harvey. Until he appeared on Jimmy Fallon last week, most people didn’t know what he looked like, even though he bared all in ESPN Magazine’s The Body Issue. Now thanks to Total Sports Blog, you know what his smoking hot model girlfriend, Anne Vyalitsyna looks like. Check out some...
Mets look to rebound from last night’s tough loss and hope Torres can go deeper his second time as a starter for the club. Game time is 7:10 PM.
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Mets manager Terry Collins offered one specific piece of advice to his starting pitcher Carlos Torres minutes before he took the mound opposite the Braves Tuesday night: keep the ball away from Andrelton Simmons.
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Jeremy Hefner was manhandled as the Braves teed off on him for three home runs and chased him from the game after 4.1 innings. All told Hefner was charged with six runs, five earned, on...
You may remember a couple of weeks ago, I made a big stink about Keith Law calling Josh Satin a terrible ballplayer. In that article I wrote:
What a blowhard Law has become… Never mind the fact that despite his high opinion of himself with regard to ranking prospects, he couldn’t carry John Sickels’ jockstrap. Calling Satin a terrible ballplayer, when he’s produced a career...
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It wasn't the best of outings for Wheeler regardless ... he coughed...
To complain about Jeremy Hefner's second straight pitching performance and a lack of hitting in the Mets' 8-2 loss to Atlanta seems ridiculous after a game marred by Tim Hudson's most likely season ending injury ... a fractured ankle suffered when Eric Young accidentally stepped on Hudson as he was covering a play at first base.
Most everybody, certainly all Braves...