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Mets Minors: Midseason top 10

With Noah Syndergaard and Steven Matz having graduated to the majors and the All Star game fading in the rearview mirror it’s time to acess the quality of the remaining Met minor league talent.  The Mets will not be entering 2016 with the same bevvy of MLB ready talent that they did in 2016 but the talent that will be ready looks likely to compliment the talent that they promoted...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets’ bad bats stall second-half start

The weekend is over but the road trip continues. Just in case you missed it, forgivable with almost a week off for the All-Star break, the second half of the season kicked off with a wasted opportunity in St. Louis. The Mets dropped the first two games of a three-game set against the Major League-best Cardinals. They flew into Washington – albeit later than anticipated – having...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Gut Reaction: Mets 3, Cardinals 1 in 18 innings (7/19/15)

The Mets salvaged the final game of the series against the Cardinals with a wacky 3-1 extra-innings win Sunday afternoon in a game that lasted nearly six hours and saw the Mets have 25 LOB, which tied a team record. One inning after being unable to cash with the bases loaded, the Mets again packed the bases and scored on a SF by Ruben Tejada and a perfectly executed suicide squeeze...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets should take a chance on Michael Conforto

Across Major League Baseball, we have seen an influx of young talent come into the league. The Mets have showcased two impressive starters in Steven Matz and Noah Syndergaard, but have not had any major pieces added offensively. Dilson Herrera will have a promising future in the big leagues, but he only hit .195 in 93 plate appearances. He has been tearing it up in the minors, as...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Game Chatter: Jon Niese vs. Tim Cooney

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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Ruben Tejada, Wilmer Flores and non-homer fueled hot streaks

It’s no secret that the Mets need offense. One surprising area where the club has received an offensive contribution here lately is from Ruben Tejada. He’s reached base safely in 11 straight games and he has an .820 OPS in that span and has even hit a homer. Additionally, he’s the only one on the club to drive in a run recently without a home run, as he delivered an RBI...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Game Chatter: Bartolo Colon vs John Lackey (7/18/15)

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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Lack of upgrades coming back to bite the Mets

Well, Mets fans, we are again at a familiar All-Star break juncture. We’ve arrived at the crossroads of “the team has sort of been okay” and “will Sandy Alderson do anything to help the team at the deadline?” We’ve been here many times over the last half decade with this team. If we stick to history, though, the answer to the acquisition question points to a resounding...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Niese, like most Mets, has little trade value

It’s a rare day when I haven’t visited MLB Trade Rumors on more than one occasion. I must be a masochist because my visits there are mostly prompted by interest in what the Mets are doing. And you all know already what the Mets are doing on the trade front: nothing, not even intriguing talk. It seems that other teams mention making a player or two available and like sharks smelling...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Gut Reaction: Cardinals 3, Mets 2 (7/17/15)

The Mets started off things right in the second half, as Curtis Granderson hit a leadoff homer, but the offense struggled after that. The game would end 3-2 in favor of the Cardinals. Noah Syndergaard had electric stuff tonight, pitching seven innings, and allowing two runs. He struck out six, and finished the game with 96 pitches. The Cards had a single, home run, and triple in...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Game Chatter: Noah Syndergaard vs Lance Lynn (7/17/15)

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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Act 2 – The Mets take their dramatic show on the road

Following a tumultuous first half of winning and losing streaks, injuries and debuts, pitching highs and batting lows, a suspension, a career-threatening condition and a flurry of trade rumors, four days of rest for all but All-Star pitcher Jacob deGrom was a welcome respite for this Mets team. And now it’s time to come out of their restful break like a slumbering bear woken by...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Quotes: Smoltz says Mets pitching is better than 90′s Braves

In an interview with the New York Daily News, soon-to-be-inducted Baseball Hall of Famer John Smoltz had some high praise for the Mets’ young pitching quintet of Matt Harvey, Zack Wheeler, Noah Syndergaard, Steven Matz and Jacob deGrom. “They’re way better,” Smoltz told Daniel Popper. “They’ve got more talent than we could ever have.” The legendary braves rotations...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

A tale of two GMs: the Mets’ Sandy Alderson and the Padres’ A.J. Preller

Right now, Met fans are angry, getting angrier by the day. They see a team so close to contention, with marvelous pitching, just one game out of a playoff spot. They see a team that has to struggle for every run, for every chance at scoring a run. They know – as much as they can know, not being privy to conversations in board room, only getting bits and pieces from reporters...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Quotes: “No change” for Wright

“The Mets third baseman, who is rehabbing from spinal stenosis and has not played since April 14, was scheduled Monday to have his weekly checkup with Dr. Robert Watkins in Los Angeles, and according to general manager Sandy Alderson there has been “no change” in Wright’s status. A day earlier, manager Terry Collins indicated Wright was ‘on the upswing’ and ‘doing...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Five historic trades Sandy Alderson wouldn’t have done

It’s been a roller coaster ride of a first half. Despite numerous injuries, offensive woes and many head-scratching moments, the New York Mets are still very much alive for October baseball. It has been well documented, however, that if they would like to get to that point, they need to make some moves to help the current roster. With the trade deadline two weeks away, Mets General...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Managing the innings for Matt Harvey and Noah Syndergaard

After the All-Star break, the Mets have 73 games remaining in the regular season in 2015. One of the challenges this year was how to compete for a playoff spot while also managing the innings totals of their young pitchers. Here at the break, we can see a playoff spot is within reach. Unfortunately, we can also see the self-imposed limits for their starters rapidly approaching...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Would the Mets benefit from a designated hitter?

Up until a few years ago, the best way to figure out whether a person is a National League fan or an American League fan is by asking their opinion on a universal designated hitter. However, there are now fans of both leagues that want there to be a universal DH, because they feel it would be better for offensive production. Take the Mets for example: a team who has one of the...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Card of the Week: White Whale

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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Five phenomenal, peculiar and petrifying statistics that define the 2015 Mets

In recent memory, there has not been a more thrilling or depressing first half of Mets baseball. If someone were to tell the average Mets fan that the team would go into the break at 47-42, they’d ask where to sign. But the road to get them there was certainly one of the strangest. With this strange first half, we’ve seen an eleven game winning streak, a plethora of injuries...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

A Rafael Montero sighting!

Montero logged a scoreless inning for the Gulf Coast League Mets on Tuesday morning in Port St. Lucie, Florida. It marked his first game action since pitching for the Mets on April 28, then landing on the disabled list. Source: Adam Rubin Maybe he’ll work his way back into some starts for the Mets this year – wouldn’t that be something? ***** If you prefer longer articles,...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Noah Syndergaard and the Mets pitchers are hitting their stride

A batting line of .176/.189/.239 is not one to be proud of normally. When it applies to a group of pitchers though, it’s actually very impressive. The Mets’ collection of arms are hitting at an excellent rate as the first half of the 2015 season concludes, and it has done wonders to help the overall beleaguered and befuddled Mets offense. Those numbers above may look ugly, but...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the Mets learn from the Pirates re: injuries?

” In a sport in which it is rare to have three or more starting pitchers make 30 starts in a season, no Pirates starting pitcher has suffered an injury since Opening Day. Only one starting position player has been placed on the DL. The Pirates had the fourth fewest days lost to the DL last season (358) and the second fewest in the National League through the first half of this...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Minors: Michael Fulmer returns to impact pitcher status

Following a strong 2012 season, Michael Fulmer was considered one of the Mets’ top prospects. But after two injury-plagued campaigns and a strong influx of talent, he was on no one’s top 10 list coming into the season. We ranked him at 16 coming into the season and some thought that was too high. Yet after starting the year in extended Spring Training, Fulmer has come on...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Second half questions for our Mets

What a first half it has been for the New York Mets, as the team stands in contention for a playoff spot entering the All-Star break. At the end of Saturday, the Mets stood 46-42 and only two games behind the Washington Nationals, and one game out of the wild card race. The Mets have taken advantage of their schedule, as they get to play the Philadelphia Phillies 18 times throughout...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss
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