Found July 12, 2013 on New York Mets Report:
Rarely does a major league roster go unchanged from Opening Day to the end of the season and the 2013 New York Mets are no exception. The roster Terry Collins will be playing with this weekend in Pittsburgh and taking into the All-Star break barely resembles that of the one that left Port St. Lucie. WRIGHT: Not the only positive. (AP) Less than a month ago the Mets were 15 games below .500, and with a sweep of the Pirates could be five games under. Nobody expects a sweep, but nobody thought they could go 5-0-2 in their past seven road series, either. Think about it, the Mets are playing their best ball of the season and the Pirates are cooling. It can be done. But, if not, that still leaves the Mets with two weeks before the trade deadline. Should they be buyers or sellers? Next winter is when the Mets tell us they could be active in the free-agent market, but who wants to wait that long? History tells us the Mets came from behind in 1969 and 1973 to reach the playoffs, so why not a...

Mets Do The Wright Thing With Their Latest Ticket Promotion

I complain a bit too much about some of the promotions the Mets do or don’t do. Nowhere near as much as our friends at Mets Police, but I do give them a good rip from time to time. But sometimes, the Mets do hit it out of the park, and this latest promotion does just that. Read on… Root for Mets All-Star David Wright in the Chevrolet Home Run Derby this Monday at 8 p.m. on ESPN...

Demolition Derby Outrage Against Wright

“Yo, dude? What’s up with that? Come on — El Toro’s born and bred in NYC!” That was one Pirates’ fan’s reaction when learning that David Wright had snubbed Pedro Alvarez for the home run derby on Sunday. Alvarez is second in the National League in homers and fifth in MLB. Last night, when he walloped his 23rd home run, this was how Pirates broadcaster Greg Brown called...

Mets Minors: D’Arnaud Still Hasn’t Played In Any Games

According to Terry Collins, catching prospect Travis d’Arnaud has yet to play in a game, but is running and throwing as he continues his comeback and rehab from a broken bone in his foot. Collins also added that d’Arnaud is catching bullpen sessions. D’Arnaud, who suffered a non-displaced fracture of his first metatarsal in April, had the protective boot removed on June...

Pirates fans booed David Wright over Pedro Alvarez snub

New York Mets third baseman David Wright was booed by Pittsburgh Pirates fans on Friday at PNC Park, and it’s all because of a Home Run Derby snub. This year’s All-Star Game is being played at Citi Field, so Wright was named captain of the NL Derby team. He chose Bryce Harper, Carlos Gonzalez, and [...]

Eric Young Is Drawing Rave Reviews As A Met, But Is It Sustainable?

Terry Collins had some high praise for Eric Young Jr. yesterday, in a conversation with the New York Post. “The energy level has been raised since we got E.Y. and called up some guys from the minor leagues,” Collins said. “Andres Torres did a nice job last year when he wasn’t hurt, but certainly this year Young has made a big difference in our lineup.” And even right fielder...

Mets Well Represented In Top 5 In Jersey Sales

According to and Major League Baseball, the Mets have two of the five most popular jerseys purchased this season. Probably to nobody’s surprise, Matt Harvey finds himself #5 on this list, but quite frankly to my surprise, David Wright is ranked #4 on the list! Jersey sales are a funny thing. Often times when a player changes teams you’ll note a spike in jersey sales...

Harvey To Skip Next Start, Torres Will Pitch Saturday Against Pirates

Terry Collins announced to reporters in his pre-game press conference that Carlos Torres will start in place of Matt Harvey on Saturday against the Pirates. Going straight to my chief concern, Collins said it had partly to do with the team’s concern of innings pitched and that the team is now seeking to cut down Harvey’s workload for the second half as I have been clamoring...

Pittsburgh Heel Turn

Well I hope Pirates fans feel better now that they've gotten their anger out of their system towards David Wright. I hope their announcers are also happy that they fanned the flames of their already agitated fan base to stir up some sort of rah rah ballpark interest. Good for them. Even though they have four all-stars and 54 wins going into Friday's game, and therefore a...

Game 91 Preview: Pirates vs. Mets

Mets (40-48) at Pirates (54-36) 7:05 PM–PNC Park, Pittsburgh Gameday TV: ROOT The Bucs host the Mets in their final series before the All-Star Break as they look to finish the unofficial first half strong. New York may look like an easy opponent, especially at home, but the Metropolitans have actually been playing quite well lately. They’ve won four in a row and haven’t...
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