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There is an old football saying that states, “the most popular guy in town is always the backup quarterback.” Although that phrase may not directly translate to the game of baseball, I think we can all relate it to the Mets current managerial situation. The incumbent skipper, Terry Collins, has seen his tenure dominated by poor play thanks in part to a poor roster. Lurking in the distance is current Las Vegas manager, Wally Backman, who at the very least has developed a bit of a cult following amongst Mets fans.
The weaker the Mets have looked, the stronger the cry for Backman to take over has gotten. As you would imagine, Dave Lennon’s piece in yesterday’s Newsday that Collins’ job is not only safe, but that Wally has no chance of the big league managerial spot, wasn’t well received by those residing in Backman’s corner. Whether or not that’s accurate is currently a non-factor, but I can’t help but wonder what difference, if any, Backman would have on the current state of affa
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That sentiment is essentially what the Mets hinted towards their fans this week when they demoted Ike Davis, Mike Baxter and Robert Carson to Las Vegas while designating Rick Ankiel for assignment.
The constant underperforming and lackluster baseball finally caught the wrath of GM Sandy Alderson. No more will there be any coddling or nurturing of their...
Matt Harvey has become the new Johan Santana of the Mets, and that is not in reference to his skills or his emergence into the staff’s ace.
Harvey has been lights out all season long, and should have at least ten wins under his belt. However despite his 2.04 ERA, Matt Harvey sits at 5-1 on the year, that one loss coming last night after he allowed just a lone run over seven frames...
David Wright spoke out about the overzealous campaign by the Mets to get him voted to the All Star Game.
“It’s nice when the organization is trying so hard to do something for one of their players and I can’t thank them enough for that,” Wright said.
“But at the same time, I’ve asked them to kind of back it down a little bit, especially with the stuff between innings...
New York Mets top pitching prospect Zack Wheeler turned in what very well may end up being his final minor league start for quite some time. The 23-year-old went 5 1/3 innings against Tacoma giving up just 1 run on 1 hit while striking out seven.
The lone hit was a home run to Carlos Peguero and that mistake proved costly enough to pin Wheeler with the loss on the evening as...
Zack Wheeler is expected to remain with Triple-A Las Vegas and throw his between-starts bullpen session with the Pacific Coast League club before joining the Mets on Monday in Atlanta. He is expected to pitch the nightcap of Tuesday’s doubleheader against the Braves at Turner Field.
Terry Collins said the nighttime assignment is designed to keep Wheeler in a routine.
The New York Mets are willing to do most anything to get David Wright elected to the All-Star team. Well, almost anything.
The Mets said Thursday they had backed off their latest idea - teaming up with a racy dating website that caters to women looking to meet younger men.
The team said it approached CougarLife.com about trying to help Wright get picked for the All-Star game the...
If you head down to Citi Field to catch a Mets game, many unordinary sights will meet your eyes. You will see a sprawling diamond of freshly paved dirt and newly cut grass.
You will see hundreds of food stands and many strangers offering you a free Mets jacket on the one condition that you pay them. You will see a man with a cowbell, a man covered in pins, and maybe even the mustachioed...
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There have been all kinds of happenings in the Mets organization of late.
Ike Davis – who was supposed to be one of the big bats in the Mets’ line-up – was sent down to Triple-A along with Mike Baxter and Robert Carson.
Davis has struggled immensely this season with a batting line of .161/.242/.258 and has been on a downward plane since injuring his left ankle in a collision...
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The Mets are 24-37 and 12.5 out in the N.L. East.
Think Anthony Young is getting nervous?
Or is he doing what we all should be doing ... anything except watching the New York Mets play baseball?
Here's my recap of Friday's game: I'm on the bus, and Shaun Marcum gives up five runs. So when I got home, I went to sleep. When I woke up, Marcum was 0-8. The End.
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