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Please Stop Tracking "Games Out"

I see a lot of people taking the time to track the Mets in relation to the second Wild Card and first place in the NL East. I get why they are doing it; with the fairly early date in the season and nobody in the division running away with it, 3.5 games seems tantalizingly close. But before we go and measure this team against the Braves or a potential playoff spot, we need to measure...
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June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

24 Games Down, What Do We Know?

Last night was my first game of the season at Citi Field and represented 30 years of going to games with my Dad, that's a pretty solid streak if I say so myself.  A more modest one came to an end last night as the Mets 3 game winning streak was snapped in a come from behind extra inning loss to the Marlins.  Normally a game like this would distress me more but a win today is...
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April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets pitching has been good as of late.

#Mets starting pitching has a 1.91 ERA over the last 9 games. That's lights out good. Now, imagine if they had an offense to go with that?— Michael Baron (@michaelgbaron) April 24, 2014This is great. And the bullpen has been good as well. But, even for the best rotations and pens in the league this is not sustainable. The offense needs to be better. Lucas Duda is getting it...
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April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Ike Trade Is The Best Thing For Everyone

The #Mets have agreed on a trade to send Ike Davis to the Pirates, according to @JonHeymanCBS. Plenty more coming on http://t.co/wpSrYDFl14.— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) April 18, 2014Well, it was going to happen at some point, and now it has.With a PTBNL that is expected to be more significant than the first piece coming to the Mets, relief pitching prospect Zack Thornton...
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April 19, 2014  |  Discuss

N̶e̶w̶e̶n̶h̶i̶s̶e̶ N̶i̶e̶u̶e̶n̶w̶h̶i̶s̶e̶ Kirk Returns, OF Still In Flux

Michael BaronKirk Nieuwenhuis was the beneficiary of the Juan Lagares injury, coming back to the big club last night in a big way. He smacked a homer among his three hits and knocked in three runs to boot. It was a good night for a guy who started in the minors this year after the Mets spent the offseason bringing in Curtis Granderson and Chris Young. If he keeps this up, however...
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April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Where Were We?

We apologize for the delay. Back to your regularly scheduled terrible blogging.
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April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

10 Games In, 86 Wins To Go...

After 10 games what have we learned about this year's edition of the New York Mets?  On the positive side they have some fight in them as evidenced by a few comeback wins in Atlanta, Juan Lagares may prove to be the real thing after all and needs to play every day.  EY Jr. is off to a good start and that is cause for optimism.  The team is 4-6 and neither Wright or Granderson...
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April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Now it's for Real

Opening Day is just over 24 hours away, the team has arrived in New York and after a rough Spring Training physically and media wise the Mets are looking to turn the page and get off to a good start.  Traditionally the Mets have thrived in openers but they are looking down the barrel of my pre-season favorite to win the NL East and the howitzer that is the right arm of Stephen Strasburg...
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March 30, 2014  |  Discuss

How Will It End? (Part 4)

16.  Daniel Murphy's 2013 season statistics were as follows:Hits          188RBI           78SO            95BA            .286Games     161Which of his statistics will see the least change in the 2014 regular season for the Mets?  (Change is measured on a "numerical" basis, i.e., if BA improves to .296 and Hits drops to 168, BA is the correct...
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March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

How Will It End? (Part 3)

11.  Who will play the most games in the regular season for the 2014 Mets? (5 pts)A. Ike Davis, at first baseB. Lucas Duda, at any positionC. A person whose last name is Young, at any positionD. Ruben TejadaE. Travis d'Arnaud12.  In what place will the 2014 Mets finish? (5 pts)A. First placeB. Second placeC. Third placeD. Fourth placeE. Fifth place13.  Which combination of...
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March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Ike, Duda, Both To Be On Opening Day Roster

Both Ike Davis and Lucas Duda will be on the New York Mets Opening Day roster for the beginning of this season, according to Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News. From the paper:Tuesday, Sandy Alderson confirmed that the Mets expect the much ballyhooed battle for the starting first base job to continue into the regular season.“I would say right now, I expect both of them to...
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March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

How Will It End? (Part 2)

6.  Which of the following will record the first regular season win amongst the Mets starting pitchers in 2014? (2 pts)A. Jonathan NieseB. Zack WheelerC. Dylan GeeD. None of the above7.  When will the 2014 Mets win their 40th regular season game? (2 pts)A. Before June 16, 2014B. On or after June 16, 2014 but before July 4, 2014C. On or after July 4, 2014, but before the All-star...
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March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Public Opinion Souring On Matt Harvey

This controversy was all Harvey. He's an attention-seeker. Personally, I couldn't care less. But don't blame the #mets for his act.— Paul Lebowitz (@PRINCE_OF_NY) March 25, 2014This opinion is not universal, but it is a spreading one about Mets' injured ace Matt Harvey. As he continues to publicly struggle with the team's front office at almost every turn, he...
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March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Won't Be Alone In Honoring Kiner

The @Pirates will honor Ralph Kiner with a commemorative patch: http://t.co/7VaPGFGqwF pic.twitter.com/LQcxdlpk2T— MLB Fan Cave (@MLBFanCave) March 25, 2014 When the Mets take the field this season, they won't be the only organization to honor the legacy of Ralph Kiner, who passed away this past winter.  The Pittsburgh Pirates, with whom Kiner spent more than seven seasons...
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March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Matsuzaka Expected To Make The Team

A day after frustrating their fan's by sending Wilmer Flores packing to the minors, the New York Mets are set for a repeat performance on Tuesday when its believed they will tap Daisuke Matsuzaka as the fifth starter in the rotation. Matsuzaka has spent the spring in a pseudo-competition with Jenrry Mejia, however the writing has been on the wall for most of the spring that...
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March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Vote Effing Mets!!

The boys over at The Daily Stache have slapped together an all-things New York Mets March Madness Bracket.  Today is the second round of the Mets Blog bracket, where Effing Mets will look for its second consecutive upset.  Last week, you folks got us over the hump against Ed Kranepool Society.  Today, a much taller task as we look to knock off Amazin Avenue.If you've got the...
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March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

How Will It End? Predictions for a Season 2014 (Part 1)

How Will It End?Predictions for a Season 2014Select the Best Answer.  Point values (as indicated) are tallied to determine the winner.  Tie breaker(s) will be used in the event of a tie in the order they are listed.  There will be 20 questions.  Follow the posts!  Play along (send your responses before Opening Day to daengel1969@gmail.com) or just keep track on your own.1.  Which...
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March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Harvey Will Rehab in NYC...and Also in FL

According to Adam Rubin Matt Harvey will begin his rehab assignment with the club in Queens. Once he is ready for live hitting, he will return to Florida. Per the CBA the Mets really couldn't do anything to prevent him from it and Harvey was kind enough to let the world know the rules to the media."After talking with my agent and the Players' Association and going over...
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March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Effing Mets On MTR Radio

This morning I did a quick spot on MTR Radio with James Flippin where we discussed a variety of things.  Topics included: Wilmer Flores, Jenrry Mejia, the first base situation and finally my expectations for the 2014 season.You can listen to the show in its entirety by viewing the podcast HERE.  My segment begins a little more than nine and a half minutes in and is immediately...
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March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

A Case For The Mets Batting The Pitcher Eighth

Last week the Mets decided to bat the pitcher, Zack Wheeler, in the 8th spot. This was the first game the Mets weren't using the DH, so it was the first time they had a chance to do this. Terry Collins said he would think about doing this more often. There seemed to be a lot second guessing about it on twitter. It's happening again in today's game against St. Louis.  Honestly...
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March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Matsuzaka Somehow On Verge Of Making Rotation

Morning Briefing: Can Dice-K lock up 5th? http://t.co/Okmv94stTH #NYM #Mets— Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) March 24, 2014Despite an extremely strong Spring Training from Jenrry Mejia, it seems as though the Mets are leaning towards using Daisuke Matsuzaka as their fifth starter for at least the beginning of the regular season.From the link to Adam Rubin's ESPNNY blog:There are...
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March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Wilmer Flores Sent To MiLB Camp

Mets Roster Moves: Wilmer Flores, Zach Lutz, Matt den Dekker and Kirk Nieuwenhuis were optioned.— New York Mets (@Mets) March 24, 2014 Despite the pleas of many within the team's fan base, Wilmer Flores will not assume the shortstop role from Ruben Tejada.  After an early injury scare this spring, Tejada's 2014 campaign got off to a very rocky start, committing more errors...
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March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Morning Highlights

Jenrry Mejia dazzles against the Washington Nationals as he makes a push for the 5th spot in the rotation: Your browser does not support iframes. As you may have seen here last night, Murphy fires between his legs to get Bryce Harper at first: Your browser does not support iframes. Andrew Brown drives home Curtis Granderson to tie the game at one: Your browser does not support iframes...
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March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Highlight: Murph Goes Between His Legs

Your browser does not support iframes.This is just stupid! Daniel Murphy makes a between the legs throw to nail Bryce Harper at first on what would have been a perfect drag but base hit. Good for Murphy, who returned to the lineup yesterday after nursing a minor leg injury for much of the spring.
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March 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Are Getting Healthy

You can save this post and call me out for jinxing them later, but the Mets are a week away from leaving camp without a major injury.  That's not to say they haven't had their scares.What was supposed to be a month long battle for the first base job, both Ike Davis and Lucas Duda missed multiple weeks due to leg injuries.  Having just returned to the lineup this week, they...
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March 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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