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All-time Mets one-year wonder All-Star team

In honor of One Hit Wonder day, I went through and dug up some of the best Mets “one-season” wonders and formed a sort of “All-Star” team. Many of these players went on to have successful career post Mets, but we are only counting Mets seasons. Some qualifications, aside from relievers most of the players have at least 1.9 fWAR over a full season (just 1 season 1.9 or higher...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets news: Abreu retires, fences moving in, d’Arnaud’s elbow

Friday was a busy day in the way of Mets news, as Bobby Abreu announced his retirement the old fashioned way: by saying it at the end of the season and not going on a year-long farewell tour, Adam Rubin revealed that minor changes may be coming to the Citi Field outfield walls, and the nature of Travis d’Arnaud’s elbow injury was disclosed. Bobby Abreu Retires Abreu, who began...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Game Chatter: Brad Peacock vs. Jon Niese(9/26/14)

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24 days ago  |  Discuss

What do the Mets have in Wilmer Flores?

Wilmer Flores has now gotten his first taste of playing every day in the major leagues. Over the past two months, Flores has been a regular in the lineup, first as the everyday shortstop and now, due to David Wright’s injury, as the everyday second baseman while Daniel Murphy fills in at third. Although statistics at the end of a baseball season often need to be taken with a...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Wilmer Flores is playing second base instead of shortstop

Dilson Herrara is injured and might not play again. Wilmer Flores was immediately shifted to second base. At the same time the words “Wilmer Flores everyday shortstop” have started surfacing around the team. If that is even a remote possibility, why was he moved this week? These games are meaningless, and Tejada knows how to play second. I see three potential motives, and all...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

On Endings And Exits: Two Met Fans Talk

One of Mets360’s favorite blogs, “2 Guys Talking Mets Baseball,” is shutting down . We’re all going to miss Mike & Jimmy’s daily argy-bargy, so in tribute, my friend Brian Joura and I started musing on a few last acts, including the final overs of 2014… Charlie Hangley: For all the guff Terry Collins gets, it’s good to see the Mets trying to get second place. ...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Game Chatter: Dillon Gee & Zack Wheeler (9/25/14)

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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Dillon Gee is a Least Valuable Player Award nominee

With the 2014 season winding down and a few players still making headlines without the team making the playoffs, it’s a good time to reflect on the overall performance of this team. More importantly, how individual players affected the team as a whole, specifically, in a bad way. My next few articles will address these such players, one from each roster grouping. There is one...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Game Chatter: Dillon Gee vs. Gio Gonzalez (9/24/14)

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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Bye bye Burkhardt

After eight season as the on-field reporter for the New York Mets, Kevin Burkhardt will be leaving SNY following tomorrow’s game against the Washington Nationals, while the Mets wrap up their final road stand of 2014. When the season is over, Burkhardt will be joining the FOX Sports team as a play-by-play announcer for NFL games. He already has experience doing so, as he has...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Card of the Week: 2014 Jacob deGrom

2014 TOPPS FINEST AUTOGRAPH REDEMPTION #2 The baseball-card hobby slept on Jacob deGrom. Just about every middling to marginal prospect in the sport is afforded an autographed rookie card in one of the numerous brands under the Topps umbrella, but deGrom and his Samsonian locks were nowhere to be found in the early 2014 sets. He appeared in the 2014 Bowman and Bowman Chrome issues...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Three much-needed positives of Terry Collins returning to the Mets

Mets fans are an odd group of individuals that always seem to disagree, but when it comes to management there seems to be a universal agreement. This agreement is that two of the three levels of upper management are not living up to their expectations. These two levels are the owners (The Wilpons) and the manager (Terry Collins). The Wilpons are not going anywhere, much to our dismay...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Game Chatter: Bartolo Colon vs. Tanner Roark (9/23/14)

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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Staying The Course With Sandy Alderson

Word keeps dribbling out that it’s all but official that the Mets will be extending Sandy Alderson’s contract. According to a source, owner and Chief Operating Officer Jeff Wilpon will confirm this worst-kept-secret quite soon. There are some among Mets’ fans who despair at this news. They’ll deride the Mets’ GM as “SMS: Small Market Sandy,” as if it were his fault...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric Campbell and the utility trap

Eric Campbell has shown enormous flexibility on the field for the Mets in 2014. He has played everywhere except center, and catcher, and has a .698 OPS to show for very sporadic playing time. However, just last year his OPS stood at .910 for the entire season, and early this year, he posted a .967 over 33 games in Las Vegas. Play it off as friendly confines if you wish, but there...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

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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28 days ago  |  Discuss

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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28 days ago  |  Discuss

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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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Game Chatter: Jacob deGrom vs. Ervin Santana (9/21/14)

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29 days ago  |  Discuss

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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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Game Chatter: Jon Niese vs. Mike Minor (9/20/14)

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September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

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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September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Game Chatter: Zack Wheeler vs. Julio Teheran (9/19/14)

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September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

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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September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

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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September 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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