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The Mets and spring training home runs

Spring Training is winding down and we approach the regular season with, despite the sprinklings of bad news, what amounts to the most optimism in Queens in what seems like forever. Matt Harvey and Jacob deGrom are dominating hitters, David Wright looks to be getting back to his old self, and the signing of Michael Cuddyer is looking like a solid move so far. Things are looking pretty...
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Four Mets Bullpen Updates, Opening Day Projection

Here are four things we learned today about the Mets bullpen and relievers, followed by my opening day projection. 1. Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that closer Bobby Parnell could return as soon as mid-April. The Mets initially estimated a May 1 return so this indicates that Parnell is progressing well and ahead of schedule. Parnell is slated to pitch on the minor league side...
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Nationals' Strasburg to start vs Mets' Harvey on April 9

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) Stephen Strasburg will start for the Washington Nationals in the third game of the season on April 9 in a likely showdown with New York Mets ace Matt Harvey. Nationals manager Matt Williams made the announcement Saturday. Barring any setbacks from a twisted ankle, Strasburg will face Harvey, who was bypassed as his team's opening day starter in favor of...
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Three Overlooked Areas That Could Hurt Mets in 2015

With the season opener drawing ever so closer, MMO is buzzing with excitement, optimism, scorn and dozens of other emotions. As much as I am looking forward to the upcoming campaign, I do have a few concerns with the makeup of our lineup. Below are three roster issues that I believe could come back to hurt the Mets this season. 1. Lack Of A Baserunning Threat There are a lot of...
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MMO Game Thread: Nationals vs Mets, 1:10 PM (WPIX)

The New York Mets will host the Washington Nationals at 1:10 PM at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie. RHP Jacob deGrom will start for Mets and will oppose RHP Stephen Strasburg for the Nationals. Team Notes: The Mets have optioned OF Alex Castellanos and RHP Chasen Bradford to minor league camp, bringing the total number of players still in big-league camp to 37. Reporter Jon Santucci...
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Murphy, Black Should Open Season On DL

It’s getting to be time for the Mets where they must start seriously thinking about their Opening Day roster and whom might be on the disabled list. While there’s nothing official, the Mets are holding out hope for Daniel Murphy (right hamstring) and reliever Vic Black (right shoulder) to be ready. Seems like wishful thinking. MURPHY: Should open on DL. (AP) The Mets backed...
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Heyman Blasts Claim That Alderson Revived The Mets

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports takes issue with the premise that general manager Sandy Alderson has revived the Mets as the new authorized biography Baseball Maverick claims. He is very critical of the overall positive and “saintly” portrayal of Alderson by former A’s beat writer Steve Kettmann who say’s Sandy’s one flaw is that he’s too competitive. “Maybe the book’s...
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With the Roster Almost Set, Will the New York Mets Live up to Their Potential?

Matt Carpenter #13 of the St. Louis Cardinals is out at second base as Wilmer Flores #4 of the New York Mets makes a throw to first base during the first inning of a spring training game at Tradition Field. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) The start of the regular season is only ten days away for the New York Metropolitans. With the young team and expectations the Mets have...
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Kevin Long Appears To Be Making A Significant Impact

It’s hard not to notice how ferocious the Mets offense has been this Spring, putting up runs at a pace we haven’t seen from this team in many years in spring training or the regular season. I think it’s too simplistic to just brush this off under the guise that spring training stats don’t mean anything. Production at this pace and this late in camp is nothing to be sneezed...
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Citi Field Is Dressed To The Nines

The Mets tweeted out a photo of the new right field wall at Citi Field which looks pretty awesome. I do believe the new dimensions will have a positive impact on our offense and heading into the season with all the confidence they’ve built up at Mets camp this spring, I’m expecting some big seasons from many of our hitters. Earlier this month, the Mets also posted a shot of...
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Mets Matters: Murphy DL Bound; Harvey Sharp

In what hardly is a surprise, the Mets are now saying they expect Daniel Murphy to open the season on the disabled list with a pulled right hamstring. “Look, any hamstring is typically a minimum of a couple of weeks,’’ GM Sandy Alderson told reporters today. “For him to come back sooner than roughly Opening Day would be a little surprising. But given the way he felt – and...
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MMO Game Recap: Cardinals 5, Mets 4

The Mets (14-10) missed out on a chance to move into first place in the Grapefruit League on Friday, falling 5-4 to the Cardinals (10-8) on the road. Matt Harvey got the start for the Mets on his 26th birthday and pitched well. Harvey pitched 4.1 innings, striking out 5 and walking none while allowing 1 run on 3 hits. Curtis Granderson started the game with an infield hit for the...
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Collins Concerned Murphy Won’t Be Ready For Opening Day

With just eight games left until Opening Day, Terry Collins told reporters that he is concerned that Daniel Murphy won’t be ready to begin the season on time. Murphy ran yesterday and reported no problems, so we’re not sure if there’s been any setback. He’s been dealing with a strained right hamstring that has kept him out a week now. The Mets second baseman was slated...
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Harvey, Mets look to contend in wake of Tommy John epidemic

NEW YORK (AP) The big names for the New York Mets this season: Matt Harvey, David Wright, Tommy John. Finally confident they're a playoff contender, the Mets absorbed a familiar setback in spring training - two of them, really. Zack Wheeler and Josh Edgin became the latest New York pitchers to have reconstructive elbow surgery, sidelining both until next year. Wheeler's injury prevents...
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Game Chatter: Matt Harvey vs. John Lackey (3/27/15)

MLB.tv has the road feed of this game available. Not sure how ST blackouts work and if that will be an option for you. MetsBlog reports the game is available on WOR 710 AM Related Posts: Game Chatter: Matt Harvey vs. Ross Detwiler (6/28/13) Game Chatter: Matt Harvey vs. John Lannan (6/23/13) Game Chatter: Matt Harvey vs. Randall Delgado (7/3/13) Game Chatter: All-Star game...
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What’s Collins Really Thinking With His Lineup?

Here’s why I have trouble taking the Mets seriously at times. In today’s game against St. Louis, manager Terry Collins plans to bat Matt Harvey eighth. Theoretically, it would enable him to bat Juan Lagares ninth followed by Curtis Granderson and David Wright. COLLINS: What’s he really thinking? “I know in our market it’s a big issue. It’ll be a headline, back-page...
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MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Cardinals, 1:05 PM

It’s Matt Harvey Day! Literally. The Mets ace turns 26 today. Harvey is slated for 80 pitches today as the New York Mets take on the St. Louis Cardinals at 1:05 PM in Jupiter. He will be opposed by right-hander John Lackey. Manager Terry Collins plans to bat Harvey eighth this afternoon. He is considering consistently using the pitcher in that slot this season, according to Adam...
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More Questions About Mets Injury Prevention

Couple of weeks ago I wrote a piece about how the Mets don’t exactly have the greatest track record avoiding Tommy John surgeries. You can read it here. I brought up the following: Since 2005 there have been 524 Tommy John Surgeries in MLB and MiLB with 194 of them at the Major League level. The Mets are tied for third worst during that stretch with 24 TJ surgeries (12 of them...
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Mets Eyeing Trio Of Dodgers Lefty Relievers

According to a report by Mark Saxon of ESPN Los Angeles, the Mets are keeping an eye on J.P. Howell, Paco Rodriguez, and Adam Liberatore from the Dodgers in case one of them becomes available. Howell, 31, is owed $4 million this season and the Dodgers hold a $6.25 million option on him for 2016, so not sure he’ll appeal to the Mets at that price. And as for the other two...
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Reinventing the Mets: 1975

Note: This is a series of articles creating an alternate history for the Mets. They started with a reinvention of the 1962 expansion draft and have progressed from there. In actual history, some of these players were Mets, some never were. This isn’t meant to be an historical re-examination of the franchise. It’s supposed to be a fun excursion into what could have been. Our 1974...
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Collins Says Bench Spots Still Up For Grabs

Terry Collins told reporters that there are still bench spots up for grabs. (Matt Ehalt) “With the season opener approaching, Collins said before Thursday’s 8-3 win over the Nationals there are still bench spots to be won over the next week and half. The Mets are still evaluating their backup infielder spots, as well as the fifth outfielder role.” “I would say there are...
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Mets Claim “Numerous Inaccuracies” In Security Report

Update: The Mets claimed there were “numerous inaccuracies” with a DNAinfo.com article stating they have slashed their security staff in recent years. (Matt Ehalt) “There are numerous inaccuracies as to what’s been reported,” the Mets said in a statement. “While the details of our security are by their very nature confidential, the security of all who enter Citi Field...
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With Urgent Questions Simmering, Why Still The Mystery With Gee?

Why do the Mets insist on going the mystery route when it comes to announcing roles in its pitching staff? When Zack Wheeler was lost for the season it was announced Dillon Gee would assume his spot in the rotation. Manager Terry Collins said as such, but at the same time pitching coach Dan Warthen said it was an open competition between Gee and Rafael Montero. GEE: C’mon, make...
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New York Mets: Five bold predictions for 2015

Opening Day is almost upon us, meaning it is time once again to do some bold predictions for the upcoming season, a season that hopefully provides more promise than we’ve seen in the past few years. In looking at the New York Mets here are four predictions to look for in 2015. 1. At least three prospects will make their debuts Long Island product Steven Matz looks to make his...
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Separated at birth, Mets edition

Related Posts: Mets Card of the Week: 1993 Dwight Gooden What to expect when you’re expecting Travis… Mets Card of the Week: Kirk Presley Field of Dreams: Mets edition – Catchers After Two Games, The Mets Are Already At A Crossroads
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