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Congratulations to the Cincinnati Reds for clinching a playoff spot against your New York Mets. They did so via the cold hands of Shin Soo Choo, who had three hits and drove in two runs. It's a glimpse of what the Mets aspire to have, but will probably fall a few million dollars short from getting. So it isn't even like we can salivate at the sight of him with a straight face.
I whined to a Reds fan friend of mine after the game that his team just haaaaaaaaad to clinch a spot against the Mets, didn't they? And then he reminded me ...
Now I don't bring up Al Leiter to pick on the Reds, far from it. I only bring it up to remind myself (and you, if you need the reminder) that it only seems that we corner the market on angst. Look at the Pirates, for example. They had to deal with Barry Bonds refusing to move in at the behest of Andy Van Slyke in 1992, and then dealing with 20 years of absolute garbage (half of which while watching Bonds go to San Francisco ...
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When it comes to injuries, will the New York Mets ever learn? Zack Wheeler has been shut down for the season after complaining of shoulder stiffness last weekend in Philadelphia.
However, Wheeler was examined only by an on-call doctor at the park in Philly, and as of now hasn’t been examined by Mets’ doctors. So far, no MRI.
After what happened with Matt Harvey, who...
If there’s anything we’ve become good at these last four years it’s saying “just wait till 2014, 2015, etc.” More specifically, yet ironically lacking specifics, is that we generally say “We’re building for the future” and “Next year.” There’s always this concept of a Master Plan, or something resembling the religious concept of Intelligent Design–that Sandy...
This was an interesting season for the St. Lucie Mets. In the first half they finished in second place, eight games out of first and missed making the playoffs. In the second half, they fought and nearly pulled off a miracle at the end before running out of time. It was a very good season for a team with some talented hitters.
One of those hitters, outfielder Dustin Lawley...
Bronson Arroyo is scheduled to be a free agent at the end of the season and is likely going to garner some interest on the open market. The 36-year old Arroyo would be a good addition for a team on a one or two-year deal.
The New York Mets may target starting pitcher Bronson Arroyo this winter, multiple industry sources told Mike Puma of the New York Post. One talent evaluator...
The last week of the regular season is upon us and Cincinnati still has a chance to take the NL Central. St. Louis currently is ahead two games.
Regardless if Cincinnati wins the division or not, they’re essentially a lock for postseason play. The Reds have a five game lead over the Nationals in the wildcard race.
If and when Cincinnati clinches a wildcard berth, don’t expect...
After an up and down season, Daniel Murphy’s final stat line isn’t too bad at all.
.285/.315/.415, .320 wOBA, 106 wRC+, 3.0 fWAR, and for what it’s worth, career highs in hits (186), home runs (13), stolen bases (20, while being caught only three times), triples (four), runs scored (92), and RBIs (76).
The average second baseman this year .256/.316/.375 mark, with a 90 wRC...
After last night’s 3-2 loss to the Reds, the Mets remain in a four-way tie for the eighth worst record. The teams with the 10 worst records get their first round picks protected in the 2014 Draft. If it comes down to a tie breaker to determine the ten worst teams, the higher draft pick goes to the team that finished with a lower winning percentage in the previous season.
The Mets announced on Sunday that they were shutting down rookie pitcher Zack Wheeler for the rest of the season with stiffness…
Fresh off a successful 6-3 road trip through Milwaukee, Houston, and Pittsburgh, the Reds held steady at No. 8 in the latest batch of Major League Baseball Power Rankings, released by ESPN on Monday.
Cincinnati stumbled out of the gate, though. They dropped two out of three at Miller Park before rebounding nicely with a sweep against the Astros. They carried the momentum from...
Mets (71-85) at Reds (90-67) • 7:10 p.m.
LHP Jon Niese (7-8, 3.81) vs. RHP Mike Leake (14-6, 3.21)
Eric Young Jr., LF
Daniel Murphy, 2B
David Wright, 3B
Lucas Duda, 1B
Juan Lagares CF
Mike Baxter RF
Travis d’Arnaud C
Wilfredo Tovar SS
Jon Niese P
The Mets lost the game in extras last night as possible future Met Choo had the walk-off hit. Jon Niese gets...
1:30 PM Update:
Sources: #Mets GM Alderson with team in Cincinnati. First meeting with Collins regarding extension expected today.
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) September 23, 2013
Original Post 9:30 AM
Sandy Alderson and Terry Collins are expected to meet during the team’s upcoming series in Cincinnati against the Reds, a source told Adam Rubin of ESPN...
My host provider tells me the problem is that they upgraded their security and the old chat software did not play nice with it. So, we’re trying out a new chat interface tonight. Let’s keep our fingers crossed!
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Aaron Harang returns to pitch against his longtime team as the Mets look to play spoiler to the Reds, who are playing for home-field advantage in the Wild Card round of the playoffs. Another exciting playoff race brought to you by the second wild card. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m.
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Bronson Arroyo is preparing for an “interesting” offseason that could include dancing with the Mets.
With the Reds right-hander set to hit free agency and the Mets likely in the hunt for a veteran innings-eater type pitcher to bolster a young rotation multiple industry sources have mentioned the 36-year-old Arroyo as a potential target for general manager Sandy Alderson.
Is Billy Hamilton a Wise September Call Up?
Every now and then, a player comes along that really captures the attention of fantasy baseball players. Often, that’s because he has put up some gaudy minor league statistics.
SEPTEMBER STEAL: Billy Hamilton scored the winning run for the Reds in one run wins on September 3 and 7 and stole 4 bases in one game versus the Astros.