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Niese Wins, But Can’t Slam The Door

At 27, left-handed and with a reasonable contract, there’s a lot to like about Jon Niese, both from the Mets and the opponents that tried to pry him away from them. However, a combination of poor run support, a porous bullpen, injuries, and above all else, the inability to put away an inning once he gets in trouble explains his 51-51 record and only one winning season – 13-9...
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5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wheeler Leaves Us Wanting More

There is something about Zack Wheeler that leaves you – and the New York Mets – wanting more. Tonight he threw his 21st quality start of the season; defined as at least six innings with three or fewer runs. WHEELER: Needs to cut pitches. (Getty) Wheeler struck out seven in six scoreless inning, and Carlos Torres, Jeurys Familia and Buddy Carlyle combined to retire the final 13...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Two Key Numbers Say Mets On The Cusp

Just when you begin to get the warm-and-fuzzies about the New York Mets, they lose a series to the Miami Marlins, a team they trailed by just a game starting the week. Granted, third place in nothing to raise a banner over, but it is better than fourth. Also, at the end of last week, they trailed Atlanta by 2.5 games with a chance at second … small steps for a team learning to...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Collins Blowing Smoke; It’s Flores’ Job To Lose

Terry Collins insists shortstop will be wide open next spring, but what else can he say? Even after Wilmer Flores homered twice and drove in six runs Tuesday night in a 9-1 rout of the Marlins, and has driven in 10 runs over the last four games, Collins is dancing the politically correct line. He has to. FLORES: Should get job. (Getty) He can’t give the job to Flores outright,...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Deny Logo Change In Works

The Mets today denied they are considering changing their skyline logo after fans on Twitter reported a minor alteration on the club’s social media accounts. Reportedly, the silhouette of the UN Headquarters to the far right of the baseball logo was replaced with the Citigroup Center and its slanted roof. The Mets receive $25 million a year for naming rights. The Mets are within...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Colon Was Good Investment

Bartolo Colon gets the ball tonight for the Mets against Miami, and honestly I’m surprised he’s still here. I thought they would have dealt him at the end of July or August. But, he’s still pitching and leads the team with 13 victories, and if he gets two more starts after tonight could finish with 200 innings. The latter number, more than the wins, is why the Mets signed him...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Sept. 15, Mets’ Lineup Against Miami

Here’s tonight’s Mets’ lineup against Miami at Cit Field: Juan Lagares, cf Daniel Murphy, 3B Travis d’Arnaud, c Lucas Duda, 1b Wilmer Flores, ss Curtis Granderson, rf Dilson Herrera, 2b Matt den Dekker, lf Jacob deGrom, rhp  
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Harvey Throws Simulated Game; Mets To Be Commended For Handling Difficult Injury

It wasn’t what he had in mind, but Matt Harvey did get on Citi Field’s mound in 2014. Several times during the season Harvey chirped about wanting to return in September, and the Mets are to be commended for not giving in to his ardent posturing. For a team hurting at the gate and playing better than expected, it could have been tempting to acquiesce to Harvey, who made things...
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Why Not DeGrom Or D’Arnaud For NL Rookie Honors?

Why not Jacob deGrom? Or Travis d’Arnaud? Usually, the Rookie of the Year Award goes to hitters, as the writers tend to favor offense and the everyday player. When it comes to that, deGrom’s stiffest competition could come from teammate d’Arnaud, who leads NL Rookies with 13 homers and is second with 40 RBI, despite a .243 average in 102 games. DeGrom: Viable NL Rookie candidate...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Reflections Of The Week: Don’t Cash 2015 Checks Yet; Niese Worth Keeping

It has been well documented the Mets are gearing for 2015 because of Matt Harvey’s anticipated return following Tommy John surgery. Not so fast. With Sandy Alderson saying there won’t be much activity in the free-agent market, where will the power come from? David Wright hasn’t come close to 30 homers since 2010, when he hit 29. That was four years ago. He’s averaged 15...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mejia Gesture Not Classy

Count me among those not enamored with the post-game celebration of New York Mets closer Jenrry Mejia, who went over the top with his reel-him-in gesture after striking out Ian Desmond to end last night’s game. Watching Mejia was watching any NBA player thump his chest and mug for the camera’s after dunking on a defender. It was watching almost any receiver or cornerback in the...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Gee Pitching For Next Season, Likely Not With Mets

Dillon Gee has pitched well for the New York Mets and he’s pitched poorly. He beat the Washington Nationals tonight, but Gee wasn’t sterling, giving up three runs in 5.1 innings. He was lucky he didn’t lose tonight. By definition, it wasn’t a quality start, and illustrated why Gee is what he is for the Mets and won’t be anything more than a fifth starter. And, if things...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Flat Against Nats; Colon Implodes

Terry Collins earned his extension after last season because his team played hard, alert and aggressive baseball for him down the stretch. They did anything but Thursday night. They talk about finishing on a high note, but in their 6-2 loss to Washington looked too much like the “same old Mets’’ of the past few seasons. COLON: Raked by Nats (Getty) Bartolo Colon started digging...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

September 11 Remembrance

Certain historical events are remembered simply by the date. September 11, 2001, is one. December 7, 1941 is another, as is June 6, 1944. I have been to the World Trade Center, both the original and the Memorial. I also visited Normandy, France, and the United States cemetery overlooking Omaha Beach might be the most sobering thing I have ever seen. I hope someday to visit Pearl...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Don’t Buy Into Thinking Wright Injury Could Pave Way For Murphy Trade

My first question stemming from the Mets’ shutting down David Wright for the remainder of the season is: What took them so long, especially considering his propensity for playing through pain and injury? Seriously, Wright has had a sore left shoulder for weeks. He’s played through worse. Last night, Sandy Alderson said Wright “did what captains do,’’ and he “preserved...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Not Concerned About Syndergaard’s Feelings

One of these days, Noah Syndergaard might develop into a franchise pitcher. Then again, like thousands of other live arms to try, he might be bust out. Nobody can say for certain. NOAH: Not ready for prime time. Regardless, it was no surprise to learn he would not be part of the September call-ups. And, his numbers weren’t worthy of a promotion. He’s 9-7 with a 4.60 and 1.48...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Questions The Mets Might Have Already Answered

Let’s begin the Mets’ salvage operation for September by seeing how they answered the most significant questions facing them as they entered spring training. Q: Can the Mets finish with a winning record? A: Mathematically, it’s possible as Sunday’s victory in Cincinnati has them seven games under with 19 to play. They are six games behind in the wild-card standings, but need...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Please Accept My Heartfelt Apologies

When you run a blog for as long as I ran newyorkmetsreport.com, you have a responsibility to your readers. It is a responsibility, which quite frankly I failed miserably this year. For this, I can’t apologize enough for my absence. It is something I never wanted, especially with how much I looked forward to this season. As many of you know, I was hospitalized in mid-March after...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

How Collins Views Wilmer Flores

The following transcript is courtesy of Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. It’s a conversation between reporters and Terry Collins at Citi Field regarding Wilmer Flores. Reporter: ”When you take a look at Wilmer Flores, when he was up here in May, when he played in five consecutive games, he hit. When he plays every other game he doesn’t hit. Is now the time to see what Flores...
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July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Glavine Gets Inducted Into Hall of Fame

The Baseball Hall of Fame will induct its 2014 class today in Cooperstown, NY and standing among them will be two former Mets. Joe Torre, who was elected by the Veterans Committee, played for the Mets from 1975-1977, where he hit .267 with 12 home runs and 75 RBI in 254 games. Torre began his managerial career with the Mets in 1977 and skippered the team through 1981, going 286...
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July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Piersall Touches Them All… Backwards

Jim Piersall is one of dozens of major leaguers who played with the Mets at the tail end of his career. And, what a memorable career it was. He wasn’t always spectacular, but he was entertaining, such as on this date in 1963 while with the Mets he celebrated his 100th career homer by rounding the bases backwards. PIERSALL: Magical Mystery Tour The MLB odds couldn’t have predicted...
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June 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Chris Young and Sandy’s Big Gamble

Sandy Alderson’s $7.25 million gamble that Chris Young would suddenly revitalize his career by offering him an everyday role has come up snake-eyes for the New York Mets GM. As Young shown throughout his career, he was not able to suddenly start hitting righthanded pitching the way Sandy thought he would simply by letting him face more of them. You see the trick to this game is...
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May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

A Message For Our Readers

April 18 I just wanted to update and let you know that John is still hospitalized after suffering a significant setback which will need another surgery to resolve it. He told me to pass along the fact that he misses all his readers and especially writing about the Mets. March 31 I wanted to pass along that about a week ago, John had a very serious fall that resulted in a few severe...
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May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

DeGrom Snaps Mets Pitcher’s Hitless Streak

It has happened, folks… At 7:59 PM on Thursday night, during the Subway Series finale at Citi Field, righthander Jacob deGrom stroked a single off Chase Whitley of the Yankees to snap the 0-for-64 hitless streak by Mets pitchers. The former college shortstop lined one in front of center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury to put runners on first and third. The Mets fateful greeted him...
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May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

A Message For Our Readers

April 18 I just wanted to update and let you know that John is still hospitalized after suffering a significant setback which will need another surgery to resolve it. He told me to pass along the fact that he misses all his readers and especially writing about the Mets. March 31 I wanted to pass along that about a week ago, John had a very serious fall that resulted in a few severe...
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May 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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