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Game Chatter: Andrew Cashner vs Jon Niese (7/30/15)

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Sandy Alderson was right to nix the Carlos Gomez deal

Truckin’, like the do-dah man. Once told me “You’ve got to play your hand” Sometimes your cards ain’t worth a dime, if you don’t lay’em down, Sometimes the light’s all shinin’ on me, Other times I can barely see. Lately it occurs to me what a long, strange trip it’s been. We’ve gone from Sandy Alderson being a “semi-retired GM” to the guy making more headlines...
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Gut Reaction: Padres 7, Mets 3 (7/29/15)

Bartolo Colon did not give the Mets a good start tonight, as he had his shortest start as a Met, going 2 and 1/3 innings, letting up 10 hits and six runs. The Mets could not come back, and would lose 7-3. The Mets and Brewers announced that Carlos Gomez will most likely be heading to the Mets, for Zack Wheeler and Wilmer Flores. Terry Collins had Flores play the whole game, even...
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Game Chatter: Tyson Ross vs Bartolo Colon (7/29/15)

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Mets try options and backbone strategy

I’ll tell you what: Whoever is swinging the bat is going to play. It’s about scoring some runs right now. Undoubtedly you’ve heard this quote from Terry Collins, as it’s several days old now and has been repeated numerous times in various outlets. It’s good to know that after 95 games or so, the Mets are finally going to try to optimize run scoring instead of insisting...
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Mets Card of the Week: Mystery Met Episode 12

We’re just a couple of days away from August, that hot and holiday-free bastard of a month. The air is thick with humidity, and damn if the Mets are not in the thick of a pennant race. The GM has made a couple of minor but meaningful moves to date, bringing in some versatile bats and shoring up a bullpen that would otherwise be reeling from a repeat PED suspension. So in honor...
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Gut Reaction: Mets 4 Padres 0 (7/27/15)

Jenrry Mejia’s stupidity has cost the Mets his services for the foreseeable future. The Mets will not be reacquainted with Jose Reyes, nor will they be acquiring his new teammate, Carlos Gonzales. David Wright took a few tentative grounders on the Citi Field dirt. But none of that matters tonight. Let the rest of the National League take notice: the hammer has been dropped....
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Game Chatter: James Shields vs Noah Syndergaard (7/28/15)

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Grading both Mets trade deadline moves

Who killed every Mets executive and took over baseball activities? Seriously, who? The Mets have made two moves that have actually improved this team. The last time that Sandy “the Maverick” Alderson acquired a mid-season piece was back in 2013 when Eric Young Jr. came to Queens in exchange for 2014 ace and 2015 let-down Collin McHugh. Many like to forget that this move actually...
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Jacob deGrom is dominating Citi Field

Gary Cohen mentioned in Sunday’s broadcast against the Dodgers that Jacob deGrom is sitting on an impressive 1.48 ERA at home in 2015. In 2014 it was just a touch above at 1.70, for a combined career average of 1.59. That is utter domination, folks. His combined 2.05 ERA for the season is now second-best only to the historic Zack Greinke, which as luck would have it, he faced on...
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Mets get Tyler Clippard from Oakland

The Mets sent Class-A pitcher Casey Meisner to the A’s for relief pitcher Tyler Clippard. This is the fourth minor league pitcher traded this year by Sandy Alderson. Clippard will fit in nicely in the back of the bullpen and he has plenty of closing experience. No word yet on who will be removed from either the 40-man or 25-man rosters to make room for Clippard. Related Posts...
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Mets Minors: Wuilmer Becerra making Alderson look smart

Back in 2012 the Mets traded R.A. Dickey, Mike Nickeas and Josh Thole to Toronto for John Buck and three minor leaguers.  R.A. Dickey had just won the Cy Young award and was the knuckle-balling darling of baseball and Sandy Alderson traded him for a handful of magic beans.  Those magical beans have proven pretty valuable in recent history. Travis d’Arnaud has had an unfortunate...
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Should the top four Mets young stud pitchers all be untouchable?

In Sandy Alderson’s press briefing on Thursday he touched on a number of trade related subjects. And, of course, we have to dismiss much of what he says because his history (and that of most of his fellow GMs) is that he will often say one thing and do another. After all, Michael Conforto wasn’t going to the majors this year, right? Or maybe just in September? And voila...
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Gut Reaction: Mets 3 Dodgers 2 (10) (7/26/15)

Jeurys Familia blew his second save in a week. The Mets didn’t hit all that much against Zack Grienke. In fact, they had no extra-base hit at all, technically. And they won, anyway. Juan Uribe blasted a ball off the wall in the bottom of the 10th, scoring Curtis Granderson, who had led off with a double. Uribe was credited with a single, but under any other circumstances, that...
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Does Zack Wheeler for Justin Upton make sense?

Sandy Alderson finally made a trade and acquired two veteran hitters in Kelly Johnson and Juan Uribe. The Mets were in need of some offensive pieces, and got two of them from their division rivals. As we continue to approach the trade deadline, Alderson said that he is still pursuing big moves to upgrade the offense. One player that has been linked to the Mets is Justin Upton of...
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Game Chatter: Zack Greinke vs Jacob deGrom (7/26/15)

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Kevin Plawecki and the impending return of Travis d’Arnaud

Just about everything went right Saturday night. The new-look Mets lineup saw replacements Michael Conforto and Kirk Nieuwenhuis get four-hit games, import Kelly Johnson get two – including a homer – and struggling slugger Lucas Duda crack two long balls. The only thing we could have hoped for and didn’t get was a breakout for Kevin Plawecki. Instead, the backstop was...
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Gut Reaction: Mets 15, Dodgers 2 (7/25/15)

Wow, just wow. For just the second time since the All-Star break the Mets scored more than three runs, and boy did they ever score more than three runs. The 15 the Mets put on the board Saturday were just four less than the entire amount they cobbled together in their first two series back from the break. It was an onslaught of magnificent proportions. But like a old man sucking...
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Game Chatter: Zach Lee vs Matt Harvey (7/25/15)

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Juan Uribe and Kelly Johnson are a good start

Late last night the Mets finalized a deal with the Atlanta Braves that saw them acquire 3B Juan Uribe and OF/INF Kelly Johnson for pitching prospects Robert Whalen and John Gant. Despite being sardonically praised by some, it’s generally regarded as a solid move for the team. The Braves even kicked in a bit of cash in the deal. However, the trade really only makes total sense if...
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Would MLB ever force the Wilpons to sell the Mets?

Fred and Jeff Wilpon are probably the worst owners in professional baseball at this time, possibly the worst in all of professional sports. They are immensely unpopular with the fan base of their own team. Whenever Mets fans discuss the Wilpons I am reminded of the line Buddy Hackett used to use referring to sportscaster Howard Cosell. He would say: “Most people hate Howard like...
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Game Chatter: Ian Thomas vs Jon Niese (7/24/15)

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Jon Niese rolls on, Curtis Granderson looks for respect, the July hits leader

Jon Niese comes into tonight’s game with a 3.36 ERA, which ranks 22nd among qualified NL hurlers, or an SP#2 by this metric. That’s pretty much the same performance Niese has given the Mets since 2012. In his last 102 starts, Niese has a 3.47 ERA. Yet all you hear is that he’s a fifth starter or an injury risk. Since 2012, Niese ranks T39th in MLB in starts (102) and his...
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Trades are happening. What’s Alderson waiting for?

At the All-Star break the Mets appeared to be buyers heading toward the trade deadline. They’ve lost five of seven since then, largely due to an anemic offense that desperately needs a jolt. The bad news is we are now just two games over .500 and behind the surging Giants, as well as the Cubs for the second wild card. With three more games against the Dodgers, the Mets could be...
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Guts Reaction: Dodgers 3, Mets 0 (7/23/15)

The Mets are embarrassing themselves. None of them wish to, of course. But sometimes you just can’t help but do the exact thing you desperately do not want to do. Albert Einstein defined Insanity as “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”, and right now Sandy Alderson’s approach to making the playoffs is looking a little insane. This group...
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