Found February 25, 2013 on Mets Merized Online:
I expressed my concerns about Lucas Duda’s 0-7 start late last night, which you can read below. I was not surprised by what I predicted would be an avalanche of “it’s only two games” rebuttals. There they are for all of you to see. It seems like many readers chose to ignore that it was Terry Collins who referred to Duda as a “work in progress” and that those were his words and not mine. But, that’s the way it goes when you post unpopular opinions these days. A beautiful lie is always better than a horrible truth. Further validating much of what I said last night, is what Terry Collins told reporters today in Port St. Lucie. “Lucas Duda will not play in any games for the next few days,” the Mets manager said. “And, as you guys know, I’m not here to embarrass anybody. So when he’s ready to play, we’re going to get him back in there. I’m hoping by Wednesday or Thursday he’s back in the lineup.” Collins says Duda is not hurt, is not in pain and his wrist if fine. He just needs mo

Slow Start Sends Duda To The Sidelines For A Few Days To Work On Swing

I expressed my concerns about Lucas Duda’s 0-7 start  late last night, which you can read below. I was not surprised by what I predicted would be an avalanche of “it’s only two games” rebuttals. There they are for all of you to see. It seems like many readers chose to ignore that it was Terry Collins who referred to Duda as a “work in progress” and that those were...

Mets Lose To Nats 6-4; Den Dekker Flashes Leather; Cowgill’s Got Game

Collin Cowgill is making gritty fashionable again for the Mets. Lucas Duda did not start tonight’s 6-4 exhibition game loss against Washington, and won’t be in the lineup tomorrow. Look for him Wednesday or Thursday. In his first two games, Duda went 0-for-7 with six strikeouts, and told reporters today, “we’re not going to hit the panic just yet.’’ The Mets will opt...

With Feliciano Sidelined, Battle for Second Lefty in Bullpen Begins

Updated by HoJo on 2/24 Pedro Feliciano will be shut down for at least two weeks from baseball activity while he wears a heart monitor while the team doctors continue to monitor could be a potentially serious heart condition, It’s not exactly clear if Feliciano has a hole in his heart or even if that’s the cause of his irregular heartbeat. The next two weeks will help doctors...

Wheeler, d’Arnaud, Syndergaard and Fulmer Make Baseball Prospectus’ Top 101 Prospects

Baseball Prospectus released its Top 101 Prospects this morning and four Mets prospects made the cut. Three of them won’t surprise you as they’ve already appeared on more than a few top prospect lists this year. But what a nice surprise it was to see RHP Michael Fulmer ranked 98th and finally get some much deserved recognition. Topping the list for the Mets of course was RHP Zack...

A Quiet Storm

I gave up picking on Lucas Duda for lent. Henceforth, it's important to understand that Lucas Duda's four strikeout day against the worst team in baseball means nothing. He's working on a new stance which is quieter, and spring training is meaningless. I don't know if I am writing this to convince you that this is meaningless, or to convince myself that this is...

We Invite All Mets Fans To Join Us For A Google Hangout With Rusty Staub!

MMO is pleased and honored to announce that for the first time ever, Mets great and baseball legend Rusty Staub “Le Grand Orange” is doing a Google Hangout On Air. We’ll be talking baseball with Rusty along with finding out about the New York Police and Fire Widows’ and Children’s Benefit Fund. The charity was started by Rusty in 1985 to help the widow’s and children...

Old Time Mets: And The Answer Is…..

I was going to start this post with “here’s a trivia question for you” but then I remembered Art Rust Jr., the long-time sports talk host on WABC-AM who got annoyed whenever someone would start off a call with that phrase. Rust would respond “it’s history, not trivia”. So, this is my question on an important piece of Mets’ history : What pitcher won the most games for...

Can The Mets Win The WAR in 2013?

The New York Mets ended up winning 74 games during the 2012 season. Their Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey was traded and their most productive outfielder, Scott Hairston, has departed as well. The farm system may be in much better shape, and their projected 2014 payroll will be in the bottom of the majors for now – potentially opening a lot of financial flexibility going forward. However...

New York Mets Matt den Dekker robs home run rather impressively (Video)

As MLB spring training is officially underway, we have our first home run robbery to take note of. In the seventh inning of the Mets/Nationals game on Tuesday night, New York outfield prospect Matt Den Dekker took what appeared to be a home run from the Nationals Anthony Rendon: Your browser does not support iframes. (Courtesy of Beer Mug Sports)

Mets Madness: Amway Has Some Great Products For Polishing Images

Last season, the New York Mets answered the pleas of Mets fans everywhere and gave us the blue walls we so desperately wanted at Citi Field. As a show of good faith, this season, the Mets have graciously decided to add a matching blue awning to go with the blue outfield walls… And the best part is that we didn’t even have to beg for it… Ain’t she a pretty site? I know what...

Matt den Dekker robs Anthony Rendon of a homer

Matt den Dekker of the New York Mets is working hard in an attempt to procure himself a spot on New York's Opening Day roster. He spent last year split between AA Binghamton and AAA Buffalo, and the 25-year old posted a .779 OPS with 17 homers between the two levels. In the seventh inning, Washington Nationals prospect Anthony Rendon hit a ball to deep center field and den Dekker...

This past off season was mired in small moves. The Mets didn’t make the large splash everyone had hoped. Even GM Sandy Alderson admitted he had his eyes set on bigger fish but had to eventually resign himself to the fact that the current roster would have to suffice. Names like Justin Upton and Michael Bourn were the hot topics for the last few months. Fans and media, alike, were...
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