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As Met fans, who have been conditioned to focus on the future, we all waited anxiously for the debuts of Wilmer Flores and Travis d’Arnaud this season.
Flores appeared first and hit the ground running, driving in nine runs in his first seven games. The 22-year old was batting .286 with a .762 OPS until he suffered a serious ankle injury which has seen his numbers and his playing time go into a steep decline.
The plan was for Terry Collins to give Flores some playing time at second base where he has played the majority of this season at Triple-A Las Vegas, but the injury has kept that from happening.
“It would have been nice to see him at second base,” Collins told Jorge Castillo of the Star-Ledger. ”Certainly, we’ve got to be careful because that’s a position where agility is really necessary and if he’s not really moving that good because of the ankle it’s not the right place for him.”
As for Travis d’Arnaud, he feels great, but just hasn’t looked comfortab...
BEST OF MAXIM
A recent Bleacher Report post listed the 2013 New York Met All-Prospect team. At shortstop, Bleacher Report tabbed Gavin Cecchini as this years Met shortstop of the future.
Don’t get me wrong, this is not intended to be a knock on Cecchini. As a number one draft selection, Cecchini automatically gains recognition as a highly regarded Met prospect. Even so Bleacher Report’s selection...
WHO WERE THOSE UNMASKED MEN LURKING IN THE METS DUGOUT LAST NIGHT?
Mets third baseman David Wright, insists he will play for the Mets again this season although he admits that time is running out.
Wright, who has been on the disabled list since Aug. 3 with a strained hamstring, returned to New York from Florida on Monday to continue his rehab and was in the dugout last night with...
The old guard of baseball analysts love to cite a player’s confidence as an explanation of his recent performance. When a player is going well, it’s because he’s confident; and when he’s struggling, he lacks confidence.
The fact that this still passes for legitimate baseball analysis in the year 2013 is confounding and a little sad.
As I wrote some months ago, clustering...
The New York Mets have just 20 games left in the season. They are in fourth place in there National League East. They are 14 games under .500 and 21.5 games out of first place. Yet, David Wright still thinks he can come back this season.
David Wright believes there's enough time to return this season. "I don't think the clock is going to run out," he...
The Mets. The Braves. Late September. This is what a pennant race is all about. It was the 148th game that season and the defending NL Champion Mets were surging. We’d cut the lead from 13 ½ to just 5 ½ and now the first place Braves were coming to town. At least, that’s what a pennant race should be about.
But on this September night there was not the usual electricity in...
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Nationals at Mets • 7:10 PM
Dillon Gee (11-9, 3.53) vs Jordan Zimmermann (16-8, 3.30)
Eric Young, Jr. – LF
Juan Lagares – RF
Daniel Murphy – 2B
Lucas Duda – 1B
Justin Turner – 3B
Matt den Dekker – CF
Travis d’Arnaud – C
Omar Quintanilla – SS
Dillon Gee – RHP
The Mets look to pick themselves up after last night’s attempt at...
Congratulations to Las Vegas 51s right fielder Mike Baxter for being awarded with the MMN Player of the Week honors.
When I think about Mike, the first thing that comes to my mind is a “Journeyman”. That is what I think of when I look at Mike’s current career. Especially since he has spent time in the majors, playing well and contributing some key hits for the Mets, then moving...
A New York Mets fan made an impressive barehanded catch of a screaming line drive off the bat of Travis d'Araud and didn't even get to keep the ball. After snagging the Citi Field souvenir — and saving a few people seated behind him — the dude's buddy yanked the ball from his hands of steel and put it in his pocket.
Bet that high-five hurt just a little too...
With the Tragic Number at 2, the “Playoff Push” is in serious jeopardy… The Mets (64-79) lost to the Nationals (75-69) Tuesday night by a score of 6-3.
Dillon Gee got the start for New York and quickly put himself in a hole, giving up a run in each of the first three innings, including a pair of home runs. The Mets started slowly against Washington’s Jordan Zimmermann, but...
Las Vegas 51s
The 51s clinched the PCL Southern division title with an 81-63 record, the second-best mark in the league. However, they couldn’t get out of the first round of the playoffs, and their season is over. They lost to the Salt Lake Bees in four games, winning their only game in the series at home. It was still a successful season for Wally Backman‘s club, who made the...
Zack Wheeler and the Mets take on the NL OPS leader Jayson Werth and the Washington Nationals for the third game of a four game set. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m.
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Late Tuesday evening, a group of Miami Ad School students spray chalked a tribute to the victims of the 9/11 attacks at Citi Field. Mets fans exiting the subway will be greeted with an over twenty-foot rendition of the home team’s logo, but with a poignant addition to the skyline: the silhouette of the twin towers. Underneath, a message to “Never Forget.”
“We thought there...
Time does not heal all wounds.
The pain of what happened on September 11th, 2001 has not subsided. We can put the tragedy of what took place on that day in the back of our minds, but we can never put it out of our hearts.
Every single day, Americans are still dying because of 9/11. Their lives continue to raise the death toll of that tragic day.
Let’s take some time to remember...