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A look at the 2014 Mets record

The Mets have won 12 of their last 18 games, meaning there’s still a chance that my preseason prediction the club would play .700 ball over a 20-game stretch of the season can come true! Who says these games are meaningless? Of course, to do so the Mets will have to beat the Nationals the next two games. In case you’ve been living under a rock, the Nats have won 13 of 16 meetings...
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Terry Collins returning is deserved

Terry Collins is a frustrating manager.  He makes decisions that at times can be characterized as puzzling, head-scratching, and downright confusing.  Fans have been calling for his head seemingly since the day he was hired, and at times I’ve joined those choruses, too. But with news of Collins likely sticking around for 2015, and a weekend sweep of the Atlanta Braves in the...
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Bright spots in a twilight season for the Mets

With a week remaining in the 2014 season, it is time to look back on another year of rebuilding for the Mets. Although the team was not in contention throughout the season, the team had a couple of bright spots along the way that we must remember as we approach the season’s finish 1. Sandy Alderson Deserves Recognition for the First Base Outcome The starting line up in the beginning...
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Game Chatter: Jacob deGrom vs. Ervin Santana (9/21/14)

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Jon Niese continues his second-half comeback

This weekend my brother, who I haven’t seen in nearly two years, was in town visiting. We were watching the Mets game Saturday night and he made some comments about Jon Niese that caught my ear. Essentially, he said that he keeps waiting for Niese to take the next step but that with all of the pitching the Mets have in the pipeline, he’s okay if he doesn’t get any better...
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Game Chatter: Jon Niese vs. Mike Minor (9/20/14)

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Selig farewell tour’s rocky stop in Queens

On Tuesday afternoon, outgoing Commissioner Bud Selig paid Citi Field a visit, and like his other stops on the farewell tour, he took questions from reporters. Friend of the site Howard Megdal got things off to a rollicking start, not beating around the bush when he asked the following: “In 2011, when denying the Fox TV deal and taking control of the Dodgers, you cited the slashed...
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Game Chatter: Zack Wheeler vs. Julio Teheran (9/19/14)

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Is Curtis Granderson in decline?

The Mets made a four year, $60 million commitment to Curtis Granderson last winter. It was a signing that was agreed by most to be the right thing to do as the Mets were in desperate need for outfield help. With nine games left in the season, Granderson has posted the worst OPS of his major league career (outside of a nine game stretch in his first exposure to major league baseball...
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Did Juan Lagares earn management’s trust in 2014?

There are conflicting reports as to the severity of the injury to Juan Lagares. There’s not a ton to be gained by having him rush back this year as earlier Sandy Alderson made it clear that Terry Collins is not going to be judged on what happens the last dozen games of the season. The prudent thing would be to shake his hand on a successful year and let Kirk Nieuwenhuis get...
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Does Wilmer Flores’ hot streak prove he’s the answer at shortstop?

The New York Mets have been trying to fill a gaping void at their shortstop position ever since the departure of Jose Reyes. While Ruben Tejada was once thought to be the second coming, he’s proven to be more like Rey Ordonez at the plate than Jose Reyes. The team thought their prayers had been answered with the call up of Wilmer Flores earlier in the season. He began to...
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Game Chatter: Henderson Alvarez vs. Dillon Gee (9/17/14)

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Examining last-minute NL Rookie of the Year candidates

Ever since Doc Gooden debuted, there have been very few Mets rookies that have stood out. This year, however, a new player has burst on to the scene and that man is Jacob deGrom. After a 13-strikeout performance, one would think that Jacob deGrom is a shoe-in for the National League Rookie of the Year, but there are a few players who could get hot at the end of the season and spoil...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Nine innings of baseball, 24 hours of drama

With the Mets mathematically eliminated from the National League East and the dream of winning the second Wild Card out of reach, the ball club will have to wait until at least 2015 to compete in the Post Season for the first time since 2006. That being said, the Mets should not just give up on the 2014 season, because there are still 10 games left, which shall provide a plethora...
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Mets Card of the Week: 1980 Pete Falcone

1980 TOPPS PETE FALCONE The Mets record book is one part strict classicism and two parts dark magic. Most of the canonical season and career records are held by your Seavers and Strawberries and such. But many of the more obscure and occasional marks belong to short timers and journeymen. Take, for example, the team record for most consecutive strikeouts to start a game. Just this...
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Game Chatter: Nate Eovaldi vs. Bartolo Colon (9/16/14)

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Responding to Sandy Alderson’s praise of Terry Collins

“I don’t frankly think the last 12 games have a lot to do with evaluating Terry,” Alderson said before his team’s 151st game of the season. “I think we’ve played well to this point and through the first half of September, even the latter part of August. I think the team has responded pretty well.” snip “I think Terry’s done a fine job this season,” Alderson said...
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The once and future Mets

2014 has been a disappointment. For roughly the past two years, 2014 was the year many fans thought would be the one that turned things around. We had prospects coming up, and money coming off the books. It was the perfect recipe. Then Matt Harvey got hurt, the wallet didn’t open up as much as some thought it would, and what money we did spend didn’t seem to be well spent, in...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Game Chatter: Jared Cosart vs. Jacob deGrom (9/15/14)

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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Carlos Torres rebounds, top prospects prosper, checking our moral compass

If the Mets relievers developed a gallows humor in regards to their usage patterns this year, you could hardly blame them. It’s easy to imagine Jeurys Familia whispering to Carlos Torres that the beatings would continue until morale improved. We went from every day Scott Rice to every day Torres and in late July-early August, the team was reaping what it sowed. In a span of...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Steven Matz ends season on fire

With Minor League Baseball’s season coming to a close, it is crucial for fans to be aware of how well the Double-A Binghamton Mets played. Not only did the team go 83-59, but they ended up winning the championship. Even though it is only playoffs in the minor leagues, the experience is tremendous, and one pitcher has cemented himself as big time prospect with his performance in...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Game Chatter: Jordan Zimmermann vs. Jon Niese (9/14/14)

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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Why draw the line at Jenrry Mejia’s celebration and not others?

Everyone knows how the Nationals have treated the Mets as their private punching bag this year. Here’s how they’ve done against Mets pitching: Carlos Torres – 8 G, 6.00 ERA Jeurys Familia – 7 G, 5.68 ERA Bartolo Colon – 4 G, 4.13 ERA Zack Wheeler – 4 G, 5.96 ERA Dillon Gee – 3 G, 5.50 ERA Jon Niese – 2 G, 8.10 ERA Jacob deGrom – 1 G, 4.50 ERA Jenrry Mejia...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Game Chatter: Zack Wheeler vs. Doug Fister (9/13/14)

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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Daniel Murphy may be untradeable

It’s true. Daniel Murphy just might be the most untradeable person on the Mets. For reasons that make absolutely no sense. Nobody but the Mets sees him as a long term answer at 2B. Many have argued (Joel Sherman of the New York post comes to mind) that he should be pushed as a super utility player, a “Ben Zobrist” type and not as a 2B. Matthew Cerrone on Metsblog.com today...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss
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