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Here we are, folks: the End of Season Post-Mortem series. If you're new here (which about 50% of our reader base is in comparison to last year), here's a brief explanation: after a team is eliminated from playoff contention, we're going to put their season under a microscope and look at just what the hell went wrong, what went right, and so on and so forth. The goal is to post these the day after a team is eliminated. Also, for the first ten teams eliminated, we're going to post a series called "Hope for the Hopeless", which is going to be an expanded version of the "What Went Right" portion of the Post-Mortem series pieces.
Another losing season is nearly in the books for the Mets, but that doesn't mean it was a lost season. For the first time in a long time, the Mets' future is looking bright. Of course, being the Mets, dark clouds did move in to dim the future right when things were at their brightest.
Preseason prediction: This...
BEST OF MAXIM
When New York Mets manager Terry Collins railed at his listless team for not taking advantage of the opportunity to make an impression toward 2014, he had Lucas Duda in mind.
“This is his chance to play every day at first base. That’s where he likes to play,’’ Collins said last night. “We’re hoping he relaxes at the plate. He doesn’t have to worry about playing defense...
Yesterday, I posted one Mets related question on Mets Merized from Keith Law’s chat on ESPN on Wednesday – the one about Mets fans possibly suffering from Stockholm Syndrome. I’ll include that one again along with some other questions he fielded regarding the Mets.
Chris: Josh Satin, Lucas Duda, Allan Dykstra….how nauseous does it make you when people recommend them as...
Baseball America has been rolling out some of their minor league postseason awards with the end of the season in sight. Yesterday, they named Byron Buxton their MiLB Player of the Year, and they released their Minor League All-Star team this morning. BA handed out first and second team honors, with Rafael Montero being the lone Met prospect to be honored. The Triple-A pitcher...
Terry Collins praised second baseman Daniel Murphy for staying in the lineup down the stretch while battling nagging issues, according to ESPN. Last night’s win over the Marlins was Murphy’s 145th game of the season, and he could play in 161 of the team’s 162 games this year.
“Make no mistake, Dan’s beat up,” Collins said. “He plays so hard, he’s always beat up...
Lucas Duda hit a three-run homer and the New York Mets overcame two solo shots by Giancarlo Stanton, beating the Miami Marlins 4-3 on Friday night behind Jonathon Niese.
Andrew Brown also connected for the Mets, outhomered 13-0 by Washington at Citi Field in a four-game sweep that ended Thursday. Niese (7-7) struck out seven and walked none in 6 1-3 innings, improving to 4-1 in...
New York Mets' relief pitcher Frank Francisco left the game in the eighth inning of Saturday's game with the Miami Marlins after getting hit on the hand with a line drive. At first, it looked like a wrist injury, but ESPN's Adam Rubin heard from manager Terry Collins that the ball actually hit Francisco's thumb.
Terry Collins said Francisco actually got hit...
NEW YORK (AP) -- Daisuke Matsuzaka allowed two hits in seven innings for his first major league win in more than a year, and the New York Mets got back-to-back homers from Daniel Murphy and Lucas Duda to beat the Miami Marlins 3-1 on Saturday night for a doubleheader split.
In the opener, Donovan Solano exacted some payback after he was hit by two pitches, launching a home run and...
On June 8th, 2009, Sports Illustrated published their weekly periodical bestowing the image of a 16-year-old phenom Bryce Harper. The magazine highlighted his all-around impressive arsenal that included a 96 MPH fastball, natural swing, and talent that was more advanced than Alex Rodriguez or Ken Griffey Jr. at the same age. His talent propelled him to a historic 19-year-old season...
The Mets stopped their slide last night with a 4-3 win against the Marlins and today they try to make it three wins with a doubleheader sweep. Fans that come to the ballpark today will be treated to Daisuke Matsuzaka followed by Carlos Torres as they face off against Henderson Alvarez and Jacob Turner.
Matsuzaka finally had a good start in a Mets uniform his last time out pitching...
Jon Heyman of CBS Sports writes that soon to be free agent outfielder Shin-Soo Choo, currently with the Cincinnati Reds, “fits the bill” for what the Mets need this winter.
Heyman spoke with Sandy Alderson who revealed some of the things he’s considering as the Mets conclude their third losing season under his watch.
“There’s no question long-term contracts carry risk...
YOUR SAVANNAH SAND GNATS ARE THE SAL CHAMPIONS!
The strength of the Savannah Sand Gnats this year, much like the Mets, was in their pitching staff. The Sand Gnats might have done a lot of other things right in order to get to their position, but when it came down to a best-of-three series at home for Savannah with Gabriel Ynoa and Steven Matz still to pitch, I felt pretty damn confident...
Savannah 6, Hagerstown 0
The Savannah Sand Gnats moved within one game of clinching their first South Atlantic League Championship in 17 years with a 6-0 shutout of the Hagerstown Suns Thursday night at Historic Grayson Stadium. The Gnats lead the best-of-five-game series two to one. Game four is scheduled for Fridaynight.
Starter Gabriel Ynoa fired seven shutout innings for...