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Teams Continue To Check In On Bartolo Colon

Teams are continuing to check in with the Mets on Bartolo Colon according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe. Cafardo says Colon is drawing the attention of teams who cannot afford elite pitchers like David Price and Jon Lester. The veteran righthander is perfect for teams that are looking to add value, experience, and middle-of-the-rotation depth. MLB Trade Rumors has linked the...
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MMO Game Recap: Mets 9 , Marlins 1

The very hot New York Mets (45-50) were looking for the series sweep against the Miami Marlins (44-50) this afternoon at Citi Field, with Jacob deGrom facing off against Brad Hand. What you should know: Jacob deGrom was impressive yet again for New York, as he would pitch seven strong innings, allowing only one run on five hits, while walking two and striking out eight. Brad Hand...
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MMO Game Thread: Marlins vs Mets, 1:10 PM (Sweep Edition!)

A big day for the Mets as they look to end the first half of the season with a sweep of the Miami Marlins and put the Amazin’s in sole possession of third place for the first time since May 4. Jacob deGrom (2-5, 3.38 ERA) will get the start and he’ll oppose left-hander Brad Hand (0-1, 5.09) for the Cubs in Sunday’s 1:10 PM series finale. DeGrom fanned a career high-tying...
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The Case for Shortstop Javier Baez

Real quick, would like to thank Metsmerized for giving me the opportunity to come on here and share my thoughts alongside an already stellar cast of writers.  This is an exciting opportunity and I will certainly take it with a lot of pride.  Now, let’s get down to the business. The Chicago Cubs and the NY Mets have a lot in common.  Both are storied NL franchises with a desperate...
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Hefner Tosses A Perfect Inning, Harvey Accepts He Won’t Pitch In 2014

A couple of health updates on Jeremy Hefner and Matt Harvey this weekend, as both right-handers continue their rehab after undergoing Tommy John surgery on their elbows. Hefner, who is much further along in his recovery, tossed a perfect 1-2-3 inning for the Gulf Coast League Mets on Saturday. It’s a big step forward for Hefner who saw his first game action on a mound since his...
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Di-Jest: Emergence of Capt. Kirk Puts Kabosh to Extreme Conforto Tour

If you dialed the calendar back about 10 days you would have seen the Mets as a team with about 17 outfielders and 0.75 major league shortstops. The shortstop situation has not been solved but there is now hope for the outfield. With Juan Lagares and Curtis Granderson in center and right field respectively it has become only a question of finding one (or two or three) capable left...
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Kirk Nieuwenhuis is Making the Most of His Latest Opportunity

One player who is really surprising me with his recent play is Kirk Nieuwenhuis. As I wrote last year on Mets Minors – Kirk was the forgotten man in the depth chart, a player whose star had fallen to the point where he didn’t even get a September call-up when the rosters expanded. But here he is, back with the team since his exile in Las Vegas ended in June, and playing like...
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MMO Game Recap: Mets 5, Marlins 4

The Mets (44-50) beat the Marlins (44-49) by a score of 5-4 on Saturday evening at Citi Field. Daisuke Matsuzaka got the start for the Mets and was solid, although the defense behind him was rather poor. Dice-K was charged with 4 runs on 4 hits and 4 walks, striking out 10 in 6 innings of work. Miami got on the board first in the top of the third. After a double, a sacrifice bunt...
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Niese Says Shoulder Only Fatigued, Expects To Be Activated For July 21 Start

Jon Niese downplayed the severity of his shoulder strain Saturday, telling MMO he is expecting to be activated for a July 21 start. Niese, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to July 5 last week, said his shoulder is fatigued, not necessarily injured.  “It really is not an injury, it’s pretty much just a little resting period,” Niese said. “My shoulders...
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MMO Game Thread: Marlins vs Mets, 4:10 PM

After taking the first game in the three-game series, the Mets will try to keep rolling against the Miami Marlins with a 4:10 PM matchup at Citi Field. Daisuke Matsuzaka (3-3, 3.32) toes the mound for the Mets opposite Miami Marlins right-hander Tom Koehler (6-7, 3.98). Mets starters have gone at least 6.1 innings in seven straight starts…That is New York’s longest such...
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Amazin’ Moments: Willie Comes Home

As we all know, the Mets were created fill the gap left after the departure of the Giants and the Dodgers from the city of New York following the 1957 season. In the four year period before the advent of the Amazin’s, Gotham’s National League fans were left to follow their teams as best they could from afar (remember, no cable TV at this time nor webcasts, and radio coverage...
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The Mets Are Having Fun Again

Baseball is a game, and it’s amazing how easily we forget that it’s purpose is to be for fun. But for both Mets fans and players alike, this simple concept had been lost in an abyss of financial instability, bad press, and five consecutive losing seasons. Until Now. When I went to the game two days ago, I noticed something different. For the first time since 2006, the fun was...
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Reynolds’ Stock On The Rise

Coming in to 2014 the average Mets fan probably wouldn’t have known who Matt Reynolds was. The former second-round pick of the Mets in the 2012 MLB Draft was coming off of a rough season in which he hit just .226 as a 22-year old in High-A St. Lucie. However 2014 has been a completely different story. The 6’1 198 pounder, who plays mostly shortstop, began the season in Double...
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MMO Game Recap: Mets 7, Marlins 1

The New York Mets defeated the Miami Marlins on Friday Night at Citi Field by the score of 7-1. Zack Wheeler got the start and held the Marlins to one run on five hits in 6.2 innings, walking two and striking out six. It was his third consecutive solid start and second straight win at home. Wheeler lowered his ERA to 3.90 for the season and seems to be in a good groove right now...
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MMO Game Thread: Marlins vs Mets, 7:10 PM

The Mets (42-50) open a three-game series against the Miami Marlins (44-47) at Citi Field on Friday at 7:10 PM. Zack Wheeler (4-8, 4.07 ERA) gets the start for the Mets and will be opposed by Henderson Alvarez (6-3, 2.27 ERA) for Miami. In his last start, Wheeler earned the win in the Mets’ 8-4 victory over the Rangers on July 6 at Citi Field. He pitched 6.1 innings, allowed...
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First-Rounder Michael Conforto Signs Contract At Citi Field

Michael Conforto was at Citi Field today to sign his new contract with the Mets. Also on hand were Scott Boras and fellow client Matt Harvey. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports first reported that the Mets reached an agreement with their first round pick and that the official announcement is pending a physical. Conforto, a 21-year-old outfielder from Oregon State, was selected by the Mets...
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Mets Notes: Wheeler Goes Fishing, Nieuwenhuis Gets Start In LF

The Mets (42-50) open a three-game series against the Miami Marlins (44-47) at Citi Field on Friday at 7:10 PM. Zack Wheeler (4-8, 4.07 ERA) gets the start for the Mets and will be opposed by Henderson Alvarez (6-3, 2.27 ERA) for Miami. In his last start, Wheeler earned the win in the Mets’ 8-4 victory over the Rangers on July 6 at Citi Field. He pitched 6.1 innings, allowed...
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The Significance of Carlos Torres: The Man with the Rubber Arm

Carlos Torres has completely revamped his career and changed the complexion of the Mets bullpen since signing in 2013. At 31 years old, Carlos Torres has established himself as the Mets most reliable workhorse out of the bullpen. Last night, Torres made his 42nd appearance of the season in the team’s 3-1 loss to the Atlanta Braves. He contributed one inning of scoreless relief...
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MMO Fan Shot: It’s Time; Make A Move, Sandy!

An MMO fan Shot by Joe Santarelli-Hansen Four years have passed since the current front office led by general manager Sandy Alderson have taken charge. During his first three trade deadlines with the Mets, Sandy has never done anything to improve the major league roster although under his leadership the farm system has shown vast improvement. As die-hard Mets fans, we live and die...
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Will Colon’s First Inning Woes Keep Suitors Away?

During his post game press conference after Thursday’s 3-1 loss to the Braves, Terry Collins admitted to reporters that the team has been frustrated by the first inning troubles by starter Bartolo Colon. “I don’t know what it is,” Collins said. “We certainly have searched and searched and searched and haven’t fixed it. We’ll keep working.” The Mets had Colon throw...
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MMO Game Recap: Braves 3, Mets 1

The Mets (42-50) lost to the Braves (50-42) by a score of 3-1 on Thursday night at Citi Field as Atlanta salvaged the final game of a four-game series. Bartolo Colon got the start for the Mets and struggled out of the gate, but settled in before long and ended up turning in 8 innings of work, allowing 3 runs on 10 hits while striking out 7 and walking none. The Braves got to Colon...
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Mets Notes: Colon On For The Sweep, d’Arnaud Batting Fifth

The Mets have won the first three games of their series and will try to complete a sweep of the Atlanta Braves tonight at Citi Field. Starting for the Mets is Bartolo Colon (8-7, 4.04) who will be opposed by right-hander Aaron Harang (8-6, 3.67) for the Braves. Since May 17, Colon is 6-2 with a 2.66 ERA (19 earned runs/64.1 innings). He is tied for 12th in the NL with eight...
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Mets Minute: Jenrry Mejia and Juan Lagares

Yesterday, I was able to catch up with Jenrry Mejia and Juan Lagares before the game at Citi Field.  I asked them a variety of questions, ranging from what their favorite moments of the season were so far to where is the best place to eat in Citi Field. Both guys are very confident and believe the Mets’ future is bright, and Lagares added that he has faith in manager Terry Collins...
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Mets Power Surge Offers a Glimmer of Hope

With Travis d’Arnaud’s 7th inning home run in last night’s ball game, the Mets have homered in 9 consecutive contests at Citi Field. This marks the longest such streak since the club moved over from Shea in 2009. d’Arnaud’s 7th inning blast marked the 9th consecutive game that the Mets have homered at Citi Field, setting a record. Despite an overhaul of the sprawling dimensions...
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Dillon Gee: “I felt like I was making my debut all over again.”

What a performance by right-hander Dillon Gee on Wednesday night in his return to the rotation after missing nearly two months to a strained right lat. Gee stymied the Atlanta Braves for seven innings, holding them to one run on six hits while walking one and striking out four. “I felt like I was making my debut all over again,” Gee said. Gee hit the ground running, facing the...
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