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Mets need to embrace reality and play youngsters in September

If you look at the Nationals, you see a team that’s winning now and in decent position to win the next few years. That essentially applies to the Braves, too. The Marlins made a deadline trade to bolster their chances at winning right now. We can debate the merits of that deal but if nothing else, it stated loud and clear what the powers that be in Miami think. The Phillies...
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Mets Card of the Week: Mystery Met Episode 8

The calendar is about to turn and rosters expand, which means that the cup-of-coffee players are warming up their percolators and getting ready to log their minimal major-league at bats/innings. In the spirit of September and its roll call of short timers, the first person to identify the mystery player pictured here will win a 2000 Bowman gold-parallel rookie card of Eric Cammack...
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Game Chatter: Alex Wood vs. Dillon Gee (8/26/14)

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The ill-used Matt den Dekker

Matt den Dekker is not know as a power hitting outfielder. The 17 home runs he hit between Double-A and Triple-A in 2012 are the most he’s ever had in one season. But Las Vegas is a home run haven, so there is so trepidation with relying on those numbers. Yet for some reason, den Dekker has been batting sixth in the lineup since being given mostly everyday duties in left field...
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David Wright: A Bump In The Road Or The Beginning Of Decline?

The fate of a franchise is an awfully big burden to put on one man’s shoulders. Or should I say shoulder – singular? The Mets are scuffling along, barely surviving August with their dignity intact, the odd triple play notwithstanding. As of this writing, their record stands at 61-70. There have been many chins wagging that, but for the season-long slumps of Curtis Granderson...
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Gavin Cecchini, Dilson Herrera and others star after promotion

Here’s a look at 10 Mets minor league hitters who received a midseason promotion. Each of these players accumulated at least 100 PA for two different teams in the organization. Gavin Cecchini – 12/22/93 (20) SAL – 259 PA, .259/.333/.408 FSL – 246 PA, .230/.325/.344 Got off to a brutal start in the Hi-A Florida State League but in his last 27 games, has an .862 OPS with...
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Lucas Duda’s day has come

For years the debate raged on. Should the Mets keep Ike Davis or Lucas Duda as their first baseman?  Some thought that Duda was the clear-cut better choice, while others steadfastly defended Davis.  I flip-flopped my stance on Davis more times than your average Washington politician. Coming into this season, my stance was I thought that Davis had the higher potential, but Duda...
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Game Chatter: Bartolo Colon vs. Kevin Correia (8/24/14)

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Keeping Bartolo Colon might be the best move

With the Mets placing Bartolo Colon on revocable waivers Saturday, the possibility of trading their pitcher is becoming real. Although Colon is signed throughout the 2015 season, many fans are calling for the righty to be traded, but the right decision may be holding onto the pitcher. So far throughout this season, Colon has pitched to an 11-10 record, 3.85 ERA, 125 strikeouts and...
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Is there any reason to prefer Wilmer Flores to Jordany Valdespin?

This offseason the Mets were unwilling to pay the price to bring a new shortstop into town. Regardless of whether that was a defensible decision, the Mets followed up with the solution of moving Wilmer Flores back to shortstop, even though they moved him off the position following the 2011 season. Not once did the club indicate they thought the 2011 decision was a mistake; rather...
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Game Chatter: Jacob deGrom vs. Zack Greinke (8/23/14)

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Juan Lagares could be the best defensive CF since Willie Mays

That’s a pretty blasphemous headline to some people. It’s hard enough to compare the offensive and pitching stats from one era to another, so imagine how hard it is to do with defense. We don’t have the ability to really watch an extremely large portion of Willie Mays career because baseball wasn’t televised as it is now. We don’t have the luxury of advanced defensive statistics...
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Game Chatter: Jon Niese vs. Dan Haren (8/22/14)

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It’s time to send Bartolo Colon to the AL West

Injuries in professional sports are always tragic. Some are obviously worse than others (Bo Jackson for instance) and no one ever wants to see someone get hurt doing their job to the best of their ability. However, one can never forget that professional sports are a business at their roots and everything is utilized to create angles towards success. On Wednesday, Garret Richards...
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Whither Bartolo Colon?

The New York Mets have 34 games to play in this frustrating season – wasn’t this supposed to be the year? – and there’s nothing really left for which to play, other than being a spoiler. Whatever chance they might have had for this year to be special disappeared when the front office became paralytic at the trading deadline. While it’s true that no one move could save...
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New York Mets: Spoiler duty

The year was 2007. The New York Mets were in dire trouble of losing their grip on first place in the division and not even rebounding to make the playoffs as a wild card. The team enters the final game of the season against the last place, then, Florida Marlins.They turn to their ace, Tom Glavine. Without making every Mets fan nauseous by reliving the horror of that game, let...
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Injured Mets are putting the future at risk

It’s obvious. Both Jenrry Mejia and David Wright are playing hurt. While they are proving their commitment to the game and to their teammates and fans, they are taking a giant risk and putting the 2015 season on the line. 2015 is all but the year everyone in the front office pointed to as the year where the Mets return to contention. Matt Harvey will be back. All of the top pitching...
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Game Chatter: Zack Wheeler vs. Jeff Samardzjia (8/20/14)

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What does the rest of the season hold for the Mets

The Mets are more than 10 games out of first place in the NL East and far enough out of the Wild Card that it will be a miracle if they can claim a spot.  Their offense has been slacking all season and the bullpen is an inconsistent mess.  Of course, the young players have succeeded in their roles and the veterans have been great role models for them.  But let’s think back to...
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Mets Card of the Week: 1971 Bud Harrelson

1971 MILK DUDS BUD HARRELSON We children of the ’70s needed to have something on which to spend our hard-earned dimes when it was not baseball-card season. My personal choice was to visit the local Ha-Cha and Park Island stationery stores and load up on my favorite candies: Bazooka Big Buddy, Spree (the smaller tablets in a paper package), Razzles (because through some order of...
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Game Chatter: Dillon Gee vs. Scott Kazmir (8/19/14)

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The Mets And The Wide Talent Gap

If you can remember as far back as last week, you might recall that the Washington Nationals were in town for the first time since Opening Week. That series produced no wins for the Mets, and neither did the more recent one. You may have heard that the Mets record in their last 11 games at home vs. the Nats is 0-11. Overall this year, the Mets have beaten Washington twice in 12...
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Curtis Granderson and the leadoff position

Curtis Granderson, who we affectionately refer to as Granny on the Mets360 Game Chatters, first appeared in the leadoff spot for the Mets lineup on June 15th. It wasn’t until July 5th that he retained that spot, seemingly for the rest of the season. Since that date, Granderson is batting .197/.276/.299 with three home runs, six doubles, 17 runs, and two stolen bases from that...
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When losing to the Cubs doesn’t hurt, it’s time for Mets to make a move

There’s no team that it’s okay to lose to yet if there’s one team that we should never accept defeat against – it’s the Cubs. They haven’t been to the World Series for 17 years before we played our first game. And the Mets’ franchise is over 50 years old. My wife’s grandmother is 103 and the Cubs have not won a World Series in her lifetime. You look up the definition...
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Game Chatter: Carlos Torres vs. Kyle Hendricks (8/18/14)

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