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As the title says, the R.A. Dickey deal just keeps looking better and better for Sandy Alderson and the Mets – and that’s with the signature piece to the deal, Travis d’Arnaud, idling on the disabled list for nearly a month.
A post by Josh Chapdelaine of Around Citi brought to my attention just how bad things are going for the reigning Cy Young this season.
“The knuckleballer racked up his fifth loss of the year”, writes Chapdelaine. “Dickey allowed seven earned runs on six hits while allowing a staggering three home runs – including a leadoff home run to Michael Saunders and a Dustin Ackley grand slam – to balloon his ERA to 5.36 in 2013.”
That’s too bad for Dickey, but it just makes the decision to trade him one of the best moves this front office has made since taking over.
Making the deal even sweeter for the Mets has been the incredible production from catcher John Buck who hit his 10th homer of the season last night. That tied Buck with Carlos Delgado (2006) and Dave Kingman ...
BEST OF MAXIM
Ever since Lucas Duda burst into our consciousness in 2010, nobody has been satisfied with his plate approach. Too many strikeouts and not enough walks, I frequently wrote. He gives away too many at-bats. He tries to pull too much and doesn’t use the entire field.
All valid in the early Duda critique.
DUDA: Has the right approach (AP).
Now, unbelievably, he’s become too selective...
When I was 18, I started dating my first real girlfriend (girls on the back of cereal boxes tend to be a bit unresponsive once mom throws the box out, after all). Things started out great; we got along swimmingly, spent every waking moment together, and started making plans to move in together. But, after some time, the cracks in our armor began to show. She...
“Lucas Duda is the preeminent example of the Mets’ organizational offensive philosophy of patience and power,” writes Jorge Castillo of the Star-Ledger.
The left fielder’s .417 on-base percentage was 11th in the majors entering play Saturday and his .538 slugging percentage ranked in the top 30.
But his remarkable selectivity could also be detrimental on a team that relies...
Binghamton 6, Harrisburg 1
The Binghamton Mets launched a season-high three home runs and struck out a season-high fifteen Harrisburg Senators in a 6-1 victory at Metro Bank Park on Sunday afternoon. Binghamton used a ten-hit attack to secure their third series win of the season.
B-Met third baseman Josh Rodriguez set the tone early. After Danny Muno worked out his team-leading 21st...
The New York Mets have had great success with Matt Harvey since he came up last year. He has really kicked it into high gear to start this season and has become a phenom. Zack Wheeler is in AAA Las Vegas struggling but most people rate him higher then they do Harvey. Harvey also didn’t have great numbers in AAA before he got promoted and look how that turned out. I think...
Famed right fielder Darryl Strawberry debuted as a professional with the New York Mets 30 years ago today on May 6, 1983. The 21-year-old Strawberry, taken by New York out of Crenshaw High School in Los Angeles with the first overall pick in the 1980 MLB Draft, recorded his first hit two days later on May 8. Throughout the 1980s and early 1990s, the 6-foot-6, 200 pound Strawberry...
The Toronto Blue Jays top pitching prospect Marcus Stroman took to Twitter to voice his excitement for his much anticipated return on May 23rd .
May 23rd! Can’t wait to get back with the boys and compete. Anticipation is like the lead up to Christmas. Lol #BlueJays
— Marcus Stroman (@MStrooo7) May 6, 2013
The Jays selected Stroman with the 22nd pick in the 1st round of the...
Who do you like more: Santa Claus or John Farrell? Well the results are in, and apparently more Massachusetts voters would choose the Sox skipper over jolly old St. Nick.
Every so often, Public Policy Polling, the company that does the approval rating polls for major political races, releases results for polls that are a bit more whimsical than politics. On Friday, Public Policy...
Buffalo, NY - By all means, the game was not pretty.
The Buffalo Bisons and Louisville Bats combined to leave 28 men on base and were 4-for-33 with runners in scoring position. That didn’t stop Andy LaRoche from playing the hero role in the first extra-inning game of the Bisons season, as he lined a ball over Billy Hamilton’s head in centerfield to drive in Mauro Gomez for...
It has become all too familiar for the Toronto Blue Jays, who have lost thirteen of their last seventeen games. Slumping to a dismal 10-20 record through May 3rd, the Blue Jays are in danger of falling into a hole too deep to climb out of. Some outlets are looking to the dominant pitching the Blue Jays have run into, others are accusing these outstanding pitchers of cheating, but...
J.P. Arencibia hit a two-out, two-run homer in the ninth inning off Fernando Rodney and the Toronto Blue Jays completed their comeback from a seven-run deficit, beating the Tampa Bay Rays 8-7 on Monday night.
The last time Toronto rallied from at least seven runs down to win was June 5, 2007, when it overcame an 8-1 margin to beat Tampa Bay 12-11, STATS said.
Tampa Bay last lost...