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Ok, so the loss of Matt Harvey goes pretty deep. The last time I had a reaction like that was back on July 30, 2004, when the Mets dealt Scott Kazmir to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays for Victor Zambrano and Bartolome Fortunato.
I have to say, though, that the team’s reactions and the articles I’ve seen posted here, elsewhere, and in print have all been exceptionally forward-looking. Maybe, we (as a team and a fan-support network) have finally turned the corner on ourselves.
We’re not saying, “here we go again” or “aaaagh” (well maybe I did momentarily think that on Monday night) but it seems different to me somehow. We aren’t rolling over and we aren’t saying, “we’re doomed”. This isn’t Lucy pulling the football away from Charlie Brown.
The Mets have had history of losing, which dates back to the beginning of the Franchise. They drafted players well past their prime and went through years of being the “lovable losers”. Casey Stengel called them, “The Metsies”.
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There is a popular theory among those in baseball that limiting innings and having them on strict pitch counts will lessen the chance of injury. Unfortunately, there is no credible research out there to support it. It certainly sounds reasonable, but what sounds and what is are two completely different things. This wasn’t always the case, as the old theory was to let the pitcher...
Without Matt Harvey to start games, Bobby Parnell to close games, and David Wright to help win games, few people would blame New York Mets fans for thanking the football Gods that the NFL is about to kick off and we can get on with online football betting. At face value, the Mets should be a team that is ready to roll over and play dead as the season winds down, but that’s not...
The news hit David Wright said “like a sledgehammer.”
That would be the news regarding Matt Harvey the news that arrived Monday the news that sent a shiver down the spines of everyone who’d begun to invest themselves in what the Mets are and where they’re going.
The news that still casts a pall at Citi Field even on a day when they battered the Phillies 11-3 a day when...
The projected leader in victories for the New York Mets was, of course, Matt Harvey, with the second choice Jon Niese. Dillon Gee might have been the third choice at best.
After Harvey cooled, Gee has easily been the Mets’ most consistent pitcher as he picked up a team high 10th victory tonight against Washington in a 3-2 win.
GEE: Stuffs Nationals. (AP)
Gee continued his impressive...
Carlos Torres did his best Matt Harvey imitation, carrying a two-hit shutout into the seventh inning for the New York Mets in an 11-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday.
Daniel Murphy had four hits, Eric Young Jr. got three and Anthony Recker added a two-run homer on his 30th birthday as the Mets busted loose for their most runs since beating Washington 11-0 in the...
New York Mets fans knew heading into this season that 2013 was not goal. It was not the end of the tunnel. The front office and ownership could spin things however they wanted, but fans weren’t naive enough to look at the opening day roster and say ‘we got a chance to win the whole damn thing this season.’ So with that we trudged on and bought into a bigger plan, one...
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