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With the New York Mets (41-50) about to embark on the second half of the the 2013 season, I hit up two dozen of our MMO writers for their overall grades by position for our Mid-Season Report Cards.
For added measure we also included Terry Collins, Sandy Alderson and Mr. Met who was the only one to score an A+.
So without further ado, here’s our 2013 Mid-Season Mets Report Cards.
Terry Collins C-
TC has been dealt a limited hand but has done a solid enough job overall. His bullpen management remains terrible. His opinion changes rather quickly. Just because you´ve been names a starting player on Monday doesn´t mean you´ll still be one on Saturday. That said, the players seem to enjoy playing for him and usually play hard – even if it´s not always obvious due to their limitations. – Andre
Sandy Alderson C-
If you accept that 2013 is and was always going to be a transitional / building year, hopefully the final one in terms of financial austerity and waiting out contracts, then Al...
BEST OF MAXIM
Jerry Seinfeld was not just a big New York Mets fan in “Seinfeld.” The actor/comedian loves the Mets in real life, and he was not in a joking mood after the events that took place at the All-Star Game at Citi Field on Tuesday night. Seinfeld, who actually named his dog after a former Mets player, [...]
So in yesterday’s MiLB Report, Adam Rubin noted that Wilmer Flores would miss the Triple-A All-Star game with an ankle injury — but the injury itself is considered to be minor. It’s bad timing for Flores, but his longterm health is more important than one exhibition game. One of the things that might have went by the boards in the report, however, was this…
Well, so much for that fast start out of the second-half gate for the New York Mets.
That great ERA Jeremy Hefner was sporting going into the game? Not so much anymore. The Phillies nailed him for eight runs on ten hits. The carnage was accumulated over 63 pitches, 38 of them in the first inning.
HEFNER: Hammered by Phils, again. (AP)
The first inning and the Phillies have not been...
Why do Met fans shake their fists and groan when Tom Glavine’s name is mentioned? What did he do to deserve an eternal banishment to the club’s dog-house? What happened to turn this 300-game winner into a target of scorn?
Tom Glavine signed a 4-year $42.5 million dollar deal with the New York Mets in 2003. He pitched for the team from 2003-2007.
In 2003, he went...
No self-respecting Phillies fan wants to be made a fool by someone in a Mets jersey. So, when one fan was put to the test Saturday, he didn’t look foolish — he looked awesome.
In the bottom of the first inning, Anthony Recker came up to the plate for New York, but his bat refused stay with in his hands. He took a hack, and his bat soared into the crowd. It bounced off the...
The renaissance season of Marlon Byrd is likely to finish where it started, as a member of the New York Mets. Despite the presumption that there may be considerable interest from contenders in the near future, the Mets are now telling inquiring teams that Byrd will not be traded unless they receive an offer they can't refuse.
Citing the importance of remaining competitive...
Mets phenom Matt Harvey is living the dream in his first full season in the majors, starting the All-Star Game in front of the hometown fans and dating a supermodel. So why not shoot for the moon?
Harvey said he wants to have Derek Jeter's life, especially his love life, and have "the best apartment in the city" when he gets "that $200 million contract."...
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Whether he stays with the Mets for the duration of the season (perhaps maybe even beyond) or being part of deal to bring in some prospects, David Aardsma has once again become a valued commodity in the major leagues.
Aardsma put together another fine outing in the Mets’ 13-8 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night. While Jeremy Hefner struggled mightily on this night...
Let’s be realistic, half a season worth of Marlon Byrd is not going cause a contending team to part with a top prospect. Buster Olney pretty much hit the nail on the head with this tweet last week:
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If Byrd’s performance to date hasn’t caused other teams to view him as a ‘difference maker’, then it makes sense that the Mets front...
Phillies (48-48) vs. Mets (41-50)
RHP Kyle Kendrick (8-6, 3.68) vs RHP Jeremy Hefner (4-6, 3.33)
Eric Young Jr., lf
Daniel Murphy, 2b
David Wright, 3b
Marlon Byrd, rf
Ike Davis, 1b
John Buck, c
Kirk Nieuwenhuis, cf
Omar Quintanilla, ss
Jeremy Hefner, rhp
Infielder Justin Turner (intercostal strain) will not be activated for Friday’s game and will instead...
With the All-Star break’s two days of horror almost over (The two days without baseball after the ASG really suck), I decided to do a little research.
The Home Run Derby on Monday had home runs land in places I thought were impossible. Prince Fielder nearly cleared the Pepsi Porch while Yoenis Cespedes peppered the 3rd deck in LF.
So I began to wonder about what exactly were the...
Matt Harvey recently sat down with David Amsden of Men’s Journal to discuss how amazin’ it is being Matt Harvey.
When the article leaked Harvey caught some backlash for coming off cocky and a poor role model. Harvey even sent out a disclaimer about being taken out of context.
It really sucks how words get used and completely taken out of context.
— Matt Harvey (@MattHarvey33...