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Are the New York Mets a playoff team?

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports The New York Mets have not had a winning season since 2008. In the six seasons following, injuries, free agent busts, and financial restrictions have derailed the franchise. But coming into spring training this year, there was a different aura surrounding the team. The hiring of Terry Collins prior to the 2011 season was the first step towards rebuilding...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets LF Cuddyer hit on left hand by pitch; X-rays negative

NEW YORK (AP) Mets cleanup hitter Michael Cuddyer has left New York's game against Philadelphia after getting hit by a pitch on the left hand. The team says X-rays were negative and Cuddyer has a bruise. Cuddyer was plunked Tuesday night by a 90 mph fastball from Phillies starter David Buchanan, the second batter he hit in the second inning. Wilmer Flores also was hit with a 90...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cuddyer Leaves Game After Taking Pitch Off Hands

Left fielder Michael Cuddyer left the game in the bottom of the second inning after he was hit by a pitch right on the hands by Phillies starteer David Buchanan. Cuddyer was in obvious pain as he held and shook his left hand. Terry Collins and trainer Ray Ramirez came right out and quickly decided to remove him from the game. Kirk Nieuwenhuis replaced Cuddyer on the bases and took...
Via Mets Merized Online
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Cuddyer Got Chills After Ninth Inning Double Play

In his first home game as a New York Met, right fielder Michael Cuddyer said he’s played in many regular season games, but none that gave him the chills after the Mets turned a double play in the ninth inning. “Looking in the crowd and seeing people high-fiving each other, the excitement and the passion, it was one of the first times in a regular season game I had chills....
Via Mets Merized Online
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the New York Mets be a Contender in the NL East?

Michael Cuddyer #23 of the New York Mets swings at a pitch during the second inning of a spring training game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Tradition Field on March 20, 2015 in Port St. Lucie, Florida.(Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) After a hopeful opening day and a disappointing second game of the season, the New York Mets won the rubber match of their opening series...
Via The Sports Journal
6 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets: Two Bold Prediction for 2015

1. The New York Mets will get into the playoffs without winning the NL East division The National League East looks to be an extremely competitive division for the 2015 season. For the New York Mets, getting into the playoffs will be the top priority, even if they do not the division. The Washington Nationals have been selected the favorite to win the World Series, leaving the Mets...
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Michael Cuddyer continue his spring training success?

The Mets big splash move of the offseason was signing now 36 year old outfielder, Michael Cuddyer. Most Mets fans were disappointed that the Mets gave up their first round pick for the 2015 draft for an aging outfielder, who struggled to stay on the field and played his past three seasons in Coors Field. During his tenure with the Twins, Cuddyer was an all-star once in 2011 and...
19 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets: Collins considering shift in outfield positioning

When the New York Mets first acquired Michael Cuddyer, it was widely believed that he would play right field, moving Curtis Granderson over to left field. Now reports are surfacing that Terry Collins may have other ideas. While he said that Cuddyer and Granderson with each play both corner outfield positions in the spring, he is currently leaning towards keeping Granderson in right...
March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Mets: Preseason Edition

The New York Mets have had six consecutive losing seasons, and the last time they were in the playoffs they lost in the NLCS to the St. Louis Cardinals in 2006. Optimism that the 2015 season will change this streak is high, and the Mets are well equipped to make a playoff spot. One huge advantage for the Mets is the return of right-handed pitcher Matt Harvey, who missed all of the...
February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Why did the Mets just sign Michael Cuddyer?

Surprise! The Mets just signed outfielder Michael Cuddyer to a two-year deal, $21 million. Welcome to New York @mcuddy3! We've signed outfielder Michael Cuddyer to a two-year contract. #Mets — New York Mets (@Mets) November 10, 2014 Double surprise! The Mets apparently have money to spend. Or at least they are pretending like they might. You see,...
Via The Outside Corner
November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

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