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Playing Postseason Pepper 2015: New York Mets

We’ve come to the final stop on our look at the postseason teams (unlike Deadspin, we’ve got a reason to not include the Cardinals in this) as we look at the other half of the other NLDS, the New York Mets.  The Mets, perhaps more than any other team in the postseason derby, weren’t supposed [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
34 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Mets NLDS Roster Set

The Mets just released their NLDS roster, and there are no surprises. It includes Steven Matz, which means he passed the test and will be the Game 4 starter. Kirk Nieuwenhuis is named to replace Juan Uribe. The Mets can place Uribe on the NLCS roster. POSITION PLAYERS STARTERS Travis d’Arnaud Lucas Duda Daniel Murphy Ruben Tejada David Wright Michael Cuddyer Curtis Granderson Yoenis...
Via New York Mets Report
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

When you're born a Mets fan

A year ago, I stopped paying attention to baseball. October was a blur and the playoffs didn’t matter. Something I loved for 31 years was no longer important to me. A year ago, I lost my father. Anyone who has ever lost a parent knows the gut punch I felt that day, and have felt every day since. Before then, when I heard about friends losing parents, I’d give them the obligatory...
Via Fox Sports
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Happy Playoffs Day

It’s October 9th. The Mets have a baseball game to play today. This makes me happy. Instead of a long sappy post of how it’s wonderful to be playing baseball on October 9th, I direct you to our latest Baseball Chronicles podcast. Here are the bullet points: Tonight is the win the Dodgers need to have. If they get it, Game 2 is the win the Mets need to have. I do think the Mets...
Via Metstradamus
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Postseason finally here for Mets

It's been nine long years, but the Mets are finally back in the playoffs. I didn't expect it this season, but I also didn't expect how great the young starters would be, especially after Zack Wheeler went down for the year. But Jacob deGrom showed he was not a fluke, Matt Harvey did better than expected in his first season back from Tommy John surgery and Noah Syndergaard fanned...
Via Subway Squawkers
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kershaw-deGrom to rival Arrieta-Cole matchup

In the National League Wild Card game, we witnessed two aces going head to head in Jake Arrieta and Gerrit Cole. Arrieta pitched just as brilliantly as he had during the regular season, throwing a shutout against the Pirates and advancing to the Division Series against the St. Louis Cardinals. Gerrit Cole could not match the Cubs’ ace as the long ball plagued him, giving up as...
Via Fangraphs
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mets Winterball Results 10/8/15, Taijeron with 2 Doubles

Two Mets Players in the Venezuelan Winter League Last Night: Leones del Caracas C Albert Cordero 1-3, HR, K .333 Caribes de Anzoategui RF Travis Taijeron 2-4, 2 2b, RBI, R .500   We have yet to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Current Mets Are Infinitely Better Than Team That Beat Dodgers In July

While the usual suspects in the media and the folks at the Whinery continue to drum up fear and using flawed logic to push their fear mongering that the Mets will not escape from Los Angeles alive, I’d urge you to mute out that sort of noise pollution and word vomit. First of all, the […]
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kirk Nieuwenhuis and waiting for regression

With Juan Uribe still being hampered by his chest injury, news has come out that Kirk Nieuwenhuis will be on the roster for the NLDS. It stinks not having Uribe available. But for anyone who appreciates guys who bust their tail and maximize their talent, seeing Nieuwenhuis getting a chance to participate in the playoffs is a nice thing. By now, you probably know Nieuwenhuis...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

How The Mets 2015 Draft Picks Fared

  The Mets picked a whopping 10 left-handed pitchers in the 2015 draft after selecting only 16 in the previous three drafts combined. When they signed Michael Cuddyer in the offseason they... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Terry Collins makes wisecrack about Matt Harvey controversy

New York Mets manager Terry Collins attempted to make light of the latest in a long line of Matt Harvey-related controversies by making wisecracks about how the team has a plan in place to make sure the talented-but-mercurial pitcher is on the team flight to the West Coast for the team’s division series showdown with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Harvey of course was late to a mandatory...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Sandy Says He Missed On Turner

On December 2nd, 2013 the New York Mets decided to non-tender then-utility infielder Justin Turner. Essentially, the Mets front office decided to release Turner because he was due a raise in arbitration that would have paid him $750 thousand dollars. However, after a tide of shock and dismay by Mets fans on social media, two days later the team leaked rumors that the real reason...
Via New York Mets Report
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Curtis Granderson downplays Matt Harvey’s tardiness

While the New York papers are having a field day speculating about the potential negative impacts of Matt Harvey being late to Tuesday’s mandatory workout at Citi Field, a New York Mets teammate went to bat for the oft-controversial pitcher. Curtis Anderson on Wednesday said the pitcher, who is slated to start Game 3 of the team’s NLDS series against the Los Angeles Dodgers...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Colon Should Get Start Over Matz

Why do the Mets continually try to re-invent the wheel? GM Sandy Alderson and manager Terry Collins will wait until after Thursday’s instructional league start by Steven Matz to make a decision on whether the rookie lefthander will start Game 4 of the NLDS against the Dodgers. COLON: Should get NLDS start. (AP) The 4-0 Matz has made six major league starts, but hasn’t pitched...
Via New York Mets Report
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Cut Five More, NLDS Roster Nearly Finalized

The New York Mets announced that they have told C Johnny Monell, 2B Dilson Herrera, RHP Tim Stauffer, LHP Dario Alvarez, and LHP Eric O’Flaherty that they will not be on the postseason roster. While none of these cuts are hardly unexpected, there was a slim chance that Alvarez might initially make the team, but […]
Via Mets Merized Online
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Harvey missed mandatory workout, claims stuck in traffic

Matt Harvey has put the innings cap drama behind him and is scheduled to pitch in the first round of the playoffs, but that does not mean the drama between him and the New York Mets has disappeared completely. On Tuesday, Harvey failed to show up for a mandatory team workout after he supposedly got...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

BA: Mets Place 3 (Plus Fulmer) in the Eastern League Top 20

Today Baseball America released their top 20 Prospects and Mets placed 3 prospects, Michael Conforto (3), Gavin Cecchini (13), and Brandon Nimmo (19), as well as Former Prospect Michael Fulmer (7),... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Minors: Michael Conforto and the 2014 draftees

In 2014 the Mets had the 10th overall pick and, though they did give away their second round pick.  Let’s take a look at the Mets first 10 picks from the 2014 draft and see where they are now. Michael Conforto, OF – Conforto has proven to be one of the best draft picks in Met history.  He’s reached the majors without a full season in the minors under his belt and established...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Uribe 'real iffy' to make Mets' NLDS roster

Before there was Yoenis Cespedes, veteran infielder Juan Uribe was the New York Mets' catalyst, but now it appears as though they will have to look elsewhere to find a spark in a pinch. With the NLDS beginning on Friday, manager Terry Collins revealed that Uribe is very doubtful to make the roster for the series, calling his probability "real iffy." "He is still unable to do any...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Gut Reaction: Mets 1, Nationals 0 (10/4/15)

The Mets finished their season with 90 wins, as a solo homer by Curtis Granderson lifted them to a 1-0 win over the Nationals Sunday in New York. Granderson led off the game with a single, ensuring that the Mets wouldn’t suffer being no-hit in back-to-back games. He also added a double and finished with three of the five hits for New York. Jacob deGrom started for the Mets but...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Kay has some not so nice things to say about Mets fans

@RealMichaelKay speaking the truth about Mets fans. — Joey Sanders (@JoeySandersNY) October 2, 2015 The Mets and the Yankees are both in the playoffs and in case you thought that there might be some universal goodwill among Big Apple baseball fans… well, think again. Yankees announcer and ESPN NY radio host Michael Kay has never been shy to speak...
Via Awful Announcing
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch the Mets celebrate their NL East title through Michael Conforto’s GoPro

Last Saturday, the New York Mets won the NL East for the first time since 2006. A wild celebration unfolded in the clubhouse at Great American Ballpark, and Mets rookie outfielder Michael Conforto was wearing a GoPro during the chaos. Naturally, the video has been uploaded on, and it’s awesome. Awesome stuff. I’m not used to this whole “Mets being good” thing, but...
Via The Outside Corner
7 days ago  |  Discuss

How important is home field advantage for the Mets?

With the New York Mets having clinched the NL East crown with Saturday night’s win over the Cincinnati Reds, the team can begin to turn their attention to the post-season. Their opponent in that series (unless a dramatic collapse occurs) will be the Los Angeles Dodgers. The only question that remains is which of these two teams will have home field advantage for their National...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

It’s still not real – the Mets win the NL East

By Stephon Johnson / @StephonJohnson8 It’s only the National League East, you say. But if you think the conversation ends there then you don’t understand being a New York Mets fan. The past decade has seen a significant shift in the attitude of the Mets fan base and some of you need to be reminded of what they’ve gone through. The called strike three. Being up seven and a...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
11 days ago  |  Discuss

The Mets are a scary playoff team

Over the weekend, the Mets officially won the National League East, though thanks to the meltdown in Washington — which now includes Jonathan Papelbon publicly choking Bryce Harper, with his manager apparently doing an impression of an ostrich while it happened — the accomplishment has been somewhat overshadowed in the news cycle. And it’s pretty obvious that, with the Nats...
Via Fangraphs
11 days ago  |  Discuss

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