Despite The Best Efforts Of The Supposed Closer …

The Mets completed their sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks with a 5-2 victory on Thursday. This happened in large parts due to the efforts of Dillon Gee, who pitched seven shutout innings against the Snakes, and made the key play of the game in the sixth when he alertly covered a naked second base to receive a throw from the outfield to tag out Gerardo Parra stretching for second...
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1 hour ago  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Mets 5, Diamondbacks 2

Recker Comes Through Again  The Mets completed a three-game sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks after a 5-2 victory on Wednesday afternoon at Chase Field. With the win, the Mets complete a very successful 6-3 road trip. Dillon Gee, making his fourth start of the season, was perfect through 4.2 innings, retiring 14 batters in a row before giving up a fifth inning double. Gee tossed...
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Chris Young To Join Mets In Arizona

  Here comes the cavalry. Terry Collins said that he expects Chris Young to rejoin the Mets on Wednesday in Arizona and accompany the team back to New York, according to a report on ESPN New York.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mejia to Throw Bullpen Friday, Team Unsure About His Next Start

1:00 PM Terry Collins told reporters that last night’s starter Jenrry Mejia will throw a bullpen session on Friday to see whether the blister on his right middle finger will be a factor. After his bullpen, Collins will look to see how he responds before making a determination as to whether the 24-year old righty will be able to make his next scheduled start on Monday. 7:00 AM...
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13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Terry Collins pitching backwards?

Terry Collins and the New York Mets have used their two best (arguably) bullpen pitchers in long relief each of the last two days.  Was this good strategy, or does Collins not understand what types of arms he has in the bullpen? Carlos Torres (11K in 8 2/3 ip overall) threw 2 2/3 innings on Monday in a game that ended in a 7-4 Mets victory over the DBacks.  Torres features a cutter...
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14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Duda is Mashing the Ball, Will Not Play in the Outfield

After sustaining injuries to Juan Lagares and Curtis Granderson on Monday night, Terry Collins said on Tuesday that he is not planning to use Lucas Duda in the outfield moving forward. “We made the commitment to play him there,” Collins said about Duda playing only first base. “I think putting him back in left field will take away a little bit of that positive glow that...
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Chris Young Completes Rehab, Will Join Mets In Arizona

Here comes the cavalry. Terry Collins said that he expects Chris Young to rejoin the Mets on Wednesday in Arizona and accompany the team back to New York, according to a report on ESPN New York. Young is eligible to be activated from the disabled list on Friday, when the Mets open a weekend series at Citi Field against the Atlanta Braves. Chris Young started in left field for Triple...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Time is running out for Eric Young, Jr.

Eric Young, Jr. has been auditioning for a starting outfielder position since the 2014 season began. He was given this opportunity for two reasons; Terry Collins likes to have speed at the top of the order, and Chris Young was hurt. Young just started a rehab assignment in Las Vegas, where he promptly hit two home runs and drove in five on his way to a 5-5 night on Sunday, then added...
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Enjoy The Final Days Of The Terry Collins Leadoff Experiment

One of the things you have to love about baseball, and it’s something I’ve grown to appreciate as I’ve gotten older, is how often the game will reverse what was essentially a bad decision to begin with. While an imperfect game at its heart, baseball has this beautiful course-correcting nature about it, and given enough time even the worst decisions eventually eradicate themselves...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

MMO Fan Shot: Why Do We Act So Surprised?

An MMO Fan Shot by Dave (FalseHustle) I’m not going to do any research on the subject, but I’m confident in proclaiming that most of us around these MMO parts projected the Mets to be a 75-80 win team in 2014. Sure, there were some optimists who claimed .500 was within reach, and those blind loyalists who thought that it would only take a coin flip falling the right way for the...
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Early thoughts on the New York Mets

The New York Mets have started the 2014 season with a record of 5-7. Their record could be worse after getting swept by the Washington Nationals in their first series. They went on to win their next two series 2-1 vs the Cincinnati Reds and Atlanta Braves. The Mets dropped their next series after a brutal 14-2 loss Sunday vs the Los Angeles Angels. Here are some early thoughts on...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lagares Continues To Prove He Belongs

Juan Lagares has certainly been showing Terry Collins and Sandy Alderson that he deserves to be playing every day and that his permanent spot in the lineup should remain unchanged when Chris Young is ready to come off the disabled list. Yes, it is still early in the season and it’s still a small sample size – but at this point, he has been the Mets best everyday player. We all...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets get first-hand experience against all-righty bullpen

Generally speaking, Interleague games are not my favorites. My preference is for a balanced schedule and you simply cannot have that with Interleague games. Be that as it may, the last two games against the Angels have been fun, even if they have both been four-hour affairs that required extra innings. There’s the joy of seeing Mike Trout, the chance to once again see Albert...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Collins Says Valverde Will Remain Closer

Jose Valverde blew his first save of the season last night after surrendering a back-breaking, game-tying, three-run homer in the ninth to Raul Ibanez. After getting two quick outs, Valverde gave up a single to David Freese and then walked Erick Aybar before being taken out of the yard by the 41-year old Ibanez on a 93 mph fastball. Valverde averted a similar disaster in Atlanta...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dave Hudgens needs to preach better swinging

Over the past few years Mets fans have become accustomed to seeing perfectly good pitches not being swung at. It’s infuriating – but is it a real problem, or just impatient fans wanting more offensive production? Let’s take a look at Baseball-Reference’s advanced batting stats to get a better perspective. In this short season the Mets are looking at strikes (L/Str) 28.2%...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

First Base Follies To Continue

Despite Ike Davis starting on Thursday night against the Braves and starter David Hale, Terry Collins insists that Lucas Duda is still the starting first baseman and will continue to get the bulk of the playing time. “We made a decision and you don’t have much credibility if you keep changing your mind every other day because somebody goes 2-for-4,” Collins said before...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets People Strike Again

Thirteen at-bats. That’s the “extended look” that Lucas Duda is going to get as the starting first baseman of the New York Mets. Multiple reports are reporting that Ike Davis will get the start against Atlanta tonight. Which means that including tonight, in the six games since the declaration was made to give Lucas Duda this so call-ed “extended look”, he will have four...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Concerns Mounting As Mets Offensive Woes Continue

After Wednesday’s 4-3 loss to the Atlanta Braves, the Mets are hitting .190 as a club and have struck out 79 times through eight games. “The issue is, no matter what the count is, we’re not doing any damage with pitches,” manager Terry Collins said. “We’re hitting groundballs to short. We’re hitting routine fly balls to center. We’ve got to start getting the ball...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Ruben Tejada Leads The Mets With A .400 OBP

Don’t look now, but among Mets players with 20 or more at-bats on the young season, shortstop Ruben Tejada is second on the team in batting with a .286 average and he pairs that with an impressive team-leading .400 on-base percentage. The young Panamanian native has taken a lot of flack over the last six months, but to his credit he’s been quietly going about his job and trying...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Parnell Had Successful Tommy John Surgery Today

April 8 The Mets announced.that closer Bobby Parnell underwent successful Tommy John surgery today. Parnell made the decision to undergo the procedure right away without seeking a second opinion because he did not want the uncertainty of wondering when the medial collateral ligament ultimately would give out. He also wanted to minimize the risk of the injury affecting his 2015...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Who’s on first for the New York Mets?

Meet the Mets First Baseman…for now. Photo: New York Mets So this past Friday Terry Collins announced that Lucas Duda would be the New York Mets’ first baseman, at least for the foreseeable future. Adam Rubin of ESPN reported that day, too, that Terry told reporters he knew even before Opening Day that Lucas was his guy. Ike Davis only started on Opening Day because of his numbers...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Good or Bad, This Season Is All On Sandy Alderson

As the Mets head into their second week of the season, ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin believes that the New York media will start to ramp up their focus on Mets GM Sandy Alderson. “Sandy spotlight intensifying. Say what you want about Terry Collins, but educated fans know where the fault will lie if the Mets end up with a sixth straight losing season in 2014. Alderson has now had...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Collins Worried About d’Arnaud’s Mental Approach

Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud is now 0-for-15 after failing to record a hit in three at bats in Sunday’s Mets 2-1 loss to the Reds at Citi Field. Slow starts are nothing new for d’Arnaud, who began his career by going 1-for-15 through his first six games last season and ended up hitting .202 (20 for 99) overall. “I’ve been through this before,” d’Arnaud said, “so I’m...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Ike Davis leads Mets to victory with pinch-hit grand slam (VIDEO)

Ike Davis belted a pinch-hit grand slam off J.J. Hoover in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Mets a 6-3 walk-off victory over the Reds Saturday.  The dramatic moment came just a day after manager Terry Collins announced Lucas Duda would start over him at first base.“That’s basically going to be my role, so that’s going to be every game,” Davis said later of being...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Ike Davis blasts pinch-hit, walk-off grand slam

Yesterday Duda. Today Ike. Who said the Mets can’t rotate first basemen with success? In dramatic fashion, Ike Davis hit the first pinch-hit grand slam any team in the majors has seen since Brian Bogusevic for the Astros in 2011. This game took on many different storylines as the innings progressed. First, it was a story of exceptional starting pitching by both Johnny Cueto and...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

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