In Sandy We Trust?

Despite all of the offseason moves and despite all the talk of being a 90 win team, at 37-48, the Mets are now 11 games under .500 on July 3rd for the second consecutive year. At this point last season, the Mets were the same 37-48 featuring a lineup riddled with minor league players such as Omar Quintanilla, Josh Satin and Andrew Brown. Alderson has a plan, but fans are quickly...
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Eric Young Returns Without Any Right Hamstring Issues

June 17 Eric Young Jr. returned to the Mets line-up on Monday in St. Louis and didn’t have any issues with the strained right hamstring that had sent him to the disabled list. “I was able to sprint out a couple of things today and everything felt good on the leg,” Young tells Adam Rubin of ESPN NY.  Young, batted in the ninth hole, with Jacob deGrom ahead of him, had an infield...
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June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Eric Young Activated From DL, Andrew Brown Optioned

The Mets announced that they have activated outfielder Eric Young, Jr. from the Disabled List and optioned Andrew Brown to Las Vegas (AAA). Young went 1-for-13 with a stolen base during four rehab games between St. Lucie and Binghamton. Meanwhile Brown batted .176 in nine games during his second stint with the Mets with one home run and two RBI in 17 at-bats. June 14 Terry Collins...
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June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Eric Young Could Return To Mets On Monday

Terry Collins told reporters on Friday that Eric Young, Jr. could be activated from the disabled list as soon as Monday. Young, who’s been on the disabled list with a strained right hamstring since May 25, was set to continue his rehab assignment with Double-A Binghamton on Friday night, but the game was postponed due to heavy rains. He’ll likely play in one of the games in...
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June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Notes: Brown Earns Another Start, Murphy Back At Second

The Mets begin a three-game series in San Francisco on Friday against the Giants who own an MLB-best 39-21 record. Jon Niese (3-3, 2.69 ERA) gets the start for the Mets and will be opposed by right-hander Matt Cain (1-3, 3.66) in a 10:15 PM start at AT&T Park. The Mets had six more walks last night and now lead the National League while ranking second in the majors with 229 walks...
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Notes: Stop Blaming Citi Field, Mets Now Lead NL In Walks

The Mets begin a three-game series in San Francisco on Friday against the Giants who own an MLB-best 39-21 record. Jon Niese (3-3, 2.69 ERA) gets the start for the Mets and will be opposed by right-hander Matt Cain (1-3, 3.66) in a 10:15 PM start at AT&T Park. The Mets had six more walks last night and now lead the National League while ranking second in the majors with 229 walks...
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Cubs 7, Mets 4

The Mets (28-32) lost to the Cubs (23-34) by a score of 7-4 on Thursday night at Wrigley Field. Jacob deGrom got the start for the Mets and figured that, with the run support he had gotten (or lack thereof) in his first few starts, he shouldn’t even bother trying. deGrom had his worst outing to date, allowing 4 runs on 5 hits and 3 walks in just 5 innings. The Mets had a chance...
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June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Where is the Commitment to Winning?

After a decent week of beating up on struggling teams like the Pirates and Phillies, and seeing the Mets come to within a game of .500, you could imagine the wide-eyed look I gave at the prospect of a visit to Wrigley Field and the Cubs. Now, a mere three days later, all of that positive feeling has evaporated. Like a drug- the highs are high, but the crash is worse. The last two...
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June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Designate Buddy Carlyle For Assignment

Per Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the Mets have designated RHP Buddy Carlyle for assignment to make room on the active roster for OF Andrew Brown. Carlyle, 36, appeared in two games for the Amazin’s, including Wednesday night where he pitched 1 and 1/3rd’s innings, allowing zero runs and striking out three. LHP Dana Eveland will stick with the big league club as the team’s third...
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June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Promote Andrew Brown Back From Vegas

Adam Rubin of ESPN NY reports that the Mets have summoned Andrew Brown from Vegas in order to restore the bench to its customary five players. Brown will travel to Chicago on Wednesday, but will not... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrew Brown Heading To Chicago To Join Team

The team has announced that outfielder Andrew Brown is heading to Chicago on Wednesday to join the Mets in anticipation of being officially activated on Thursday. Brown, 29, was hitting .350 with 13 home runs in 35 games for Triple-A Las Vegas since being demoted back on April 21. A righthanded bat, Brown initially made the big league team out of Spring Training, but was hitting...
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June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

The @MetsProspectHub Down On The Farm Report

Down on the Farm, @MetsProspectHub’s look at what’s been happening in the farm system. For this first look, I’ll discuss the team up to this point, and then, since I’ve brought the hotsheet back to MPH, I’ll discuss four prospects who have raised their stock this season, and four that have lowered their stock this season. Las Vegas 51s May 18th: 31-12 Pre-game June 1st...
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June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Farm Report: Thor Solid, Strikes Out Eight In Losing Effort

LAS VEGAS 7, TACOMA 5 – RESUMED FROM 5/4 After the game was suspended due to weather Sunday night, the 51′s and Rainiers resumed action on Monday with the score 7-5.  It would remain that way as Las Vegas picks up their 21st win of the season.  Rafael Montero started the game and pitched relatively decent going five innings.  He was pulled in the 6th inning after the first...
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May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Farm Report: DeGrom Improves To 4-0, Fulmer Hurls Six Shutout Frames

Las Vegas 19 , Reno 2 The 51′s offense exploded on Thursday night in support of starter Jacob deGrom. The right-hander pitched 5.1 strong innings, surrendering one run on six hits. He struck out five Aces and walked one. For the season, deGrom is now 4-0 with a pristine 1.89 ERA. Recently demoted outfielder Andrew Brown had a monster night, going 4 for 6 with a homerun and a...
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May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Farm Report: Brown Homers Again, Nimmo Batting .393 After 3-Hit Game

LAS VEGAS 11,TACOMA 3 Jacob deGrom picks up his third win, and Taylor Teagarden blasts two home runs as the Las Vegas 51′s pound on the Tacoma Rainiers 11-3.  Las Vegas improves to 18-5 on the season and remain in first place by 4.5 games in the PCL’s Pacific Southern Division.  deGrom didn’t have his best outing lasting just five innings, but it certainly was enough as...
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April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets recall Bobby Abreu from Triple-A

The New York Mets have recalled outfielder Bobby Abreu from Triple-A Las Vegas. Abreu, 40, signed a minor league deal with the Mets after failing to crack the roster of the Philadelphia Pillies this spring. Since being stationed at Triple-A, the former All-Star has put together a .395/.489/.579 line with a home run. In order to make room fro Abreu the Mets sent Andrew Brown to Triple...
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Andrew Brown Optioned To Make Room For Bobby Abreu

The Mets have added Bobby Abreu to the 25 man roster and he will be available for tonight’s game against the St. Louis Cardinals. Andrew Brown was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas to make room for him. Brown batted .185 with one home run and five RBI in 30 plate appearances this season. The 40-year-old Abreu hasn’t played in the big leagues since 2012, when he played eight games...
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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

First Base Will Be Unaffected By Friday’s Roster Decision

Andrew Brown: Dead man walking? GM Sandy Alderson wouldn’t say which player is likely to depart when the team activates outfielder Chris Young from the disabled list on Friday, but we did learn that the Mets first base situation will be unaffected. Alderson offered no indication the Mets would use the opportunity to demote a first baseman and alleviate crowding there. “I wouldn’t...
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April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Lagares and Granderson Both Leave Game With Injuries

Some bad news to report… Curtis Granderson was removed from the game tonight and replaced by Andrew Brown in the seventh inning. Granderson crashed into the right field fence while tracking down a ball in the first inning, and the Mets confirmed that he has suffered contusions to his left rib cage, forearm and knee. He is heading for x-rays. Also in the seventh,Juan Lagares came...
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April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets vs Angels: Satin at 1B, Brown at DH and Batting Cleanup

New York will begin Interleague action tonight at Anaheim when they take on the Los Angeles Angels. RHP Dillon Gee (0-0, 4.50) will oppose LHP Tyler Skaggs (1-0, 0.00) in a game that will start at 10:05 PM. The last time the Mets faced the Angels was in 2011 when they lost two of three at Citi Field. Previously, the Mets played against the Angels in Anaheim in 2008 when they went...
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April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

After Two Games, The Mets Are Already At A Crossroads

“Here’s the problem: the Mets aren’t just bad, they’re DULL and bad” Those were the words Tweeted by your intrepid columnist as Andrew Brown struck out against Craig Stammen to wrap up the Mets’ first 0-2 start in nine years. 2005, when the Mets got off 0-5 and were only rescued by a Pedro Martinez gem. The feeling around the team was better back then – Martinez...
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: No home run, Mets' 'Home Run Apple' rises anyway

Your browser does not support iframes.The New York Mets "Home Run Apple" has some technical difficulties in the bottom of the seventh inning during Wednesday night's game at Citi Field against Washington when it activated at the wrong time. Mets left fielder Andrew Brown was in the middle of his at-bat with a 2-1 count when the apple began rising prematurely. The...
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April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Mets Season Begins in Nightmarish Fashion

Not even the most pessimistic Mets fan could have predicted how nightmarish the first 24 hours of the 2014 season would shake out. It began yesterday when everything seemed to be falling into place. Andrew Brown filled in for Chris Young and in his first at-bat, hit a 3-run-home-run off Stephen Strasburg to give the Mets a 3-0 lead. Washington would come back to tie the game at 4...
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Monday’s Notebook: Baseball is Back and so is… Andrew Brown?

  Baseball began in earnest yesterday, which meant that Max and I exchanged about 100 iMessages as both of us were working  watching more than one game at once with the biggest story on our mini-thread the awesome-ness of one New York Mets outfielder named Andrew Brown.  By starting in left field yesterday, Brown may have become the most unassuming and unknown starter in all of...
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Hey Sandy, What Could Brown Do For You?

Opening Day came and went and a new season is underway. We had some hits and we had some misses (18 strikeouts worth of them), but all in all I was happy to have the Mets back in Queens and a new season of Amazin baseball underway. Lost amisdt the aftermath of yesterday’s 9-7 loss to the Washington Nationals, was yet another big home run by utility outfielder Andrew Brown With...
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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