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The great thing about baseball is how it shifts your opinions on players from Point A to Point B and then back to Point A again. Always evolving, always transforming and always wonderfully unpredictable. It’s sort of like real life that way.
I remember all the jokes, all the griping and all the complaining when Omar Minaya first signed journeyman pitcher R.A. Dickey and yet six months later he was one of our favorite players (no doubt he used his Jedi mind tricks on us). Same thing occurred with other players like Scott Hairston and more recently Marlon Byrd. That’s why I always find it so silly when people fight so vehemently with each other about these signings. I mean, go ahead and complain about the signings, but why actually fight about it knowing how unpredictable baseball can be?
I bet if you asked 100 Mets fans in July if the Mets should go with Lucas Duda at first base in 2014, about 90 of them would have said “no freaking way!”
I bet if you asked those same people today, i...
BEST OF MAXIM
There’s an old adage: There is always a right man for the job. Three years ago when the Mets were poised to begin a long rebuild, Terry Collins was that man. By nature he appears patient and supportive. Exactly the type of guy you might want at the helm if you were going to fill the roster with inexperience youngsters trying to find their place in Major League Baseball.
Trenton 6, Binghamton 5
Oh, this sucks…Last night, the Kingsport Mets lost when they had a lead with one out to go…and the Binghamton Mets unfortunately suffered the same fate.
Noah Syndergaard had a chance to redeem himself after a bad start by starting Game One of the playoffs for the Binghamton Mets. Thor delivered, firing six innings and allowing three runs, while striking...
New York Mets left-hander Scott Rice, who leads the majors with 73 appearances, will have sports hernia surgery and miss the remainder of the season.
The 31-year-old Rice finally reached the majors this season after spending 14 years in the minor leagues. He's 4-5 with a 3.71 ERA and has held left-handed batters to a .174 average with one home run in 121 at-bats. In 51 innings...
It is not just the young kids that are being evaluated with an eye toward to 2014 down the stretch this season. After missing the second half of last season and starting slow in 2013 Dillon Gee is putting together his best season in the majors.
He picked up his team-leading 11th win Wednesday as the Mets beat the Braves 5-2 at Turner Field.
Lucas Duda and Andrew Brown homered...
There was something Sandy Alderson said during his interview on WFAN on Tuesday that made me laugh. When Mike Francesa brought up how well Dillon Gee had been pitching, the Mets GM responded:
“I told Dillon after his last game, remember what I told you two months ago: The other guys are getting the headlines, and you’re getting the wins.”
In his team-leading and career-high...
With pitchers Matt Harvey, Zack Wheeler, and Noah Syndergaard rising through the minor leagues and dominating along the way, the hype surrounding those at the top has blocked out some of the performances of lesser-known prospects, even with a fanbase as critical and attentive as the Mets’. Last week, Vinny took a look at some of the most underrated hitters in the Met system. Let’s...
The Mets look to salvage the third game of their series against the Braves behind Dillon Gee this afternoon at Turner Field. First pitch is scheduled for 12:10 p.m.
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