New York Mets, MLB Best 1st Inning Runs

By Sam Henry The New York Mets as a team during the 2014 MLB season has struggled to provide run support for their starting pitching rotation.  The Mets have played 108 games of their 162 game schedule and currently have a 52-56 record.  The Mets offense has scored a total of 423 runs this season, which averages out to be 3.92 runs per game which is less than the league average...
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Need help Sandy? NY Mets Life knows what to do at the trade deadline

The trade deadline is just hours away and it is still unknown what the Mets are going to do. They have several options this year. They currently trail the division leading Washington Nationals by 7.5 games and are 6 games out of a wild card spot. Sandy Alderson recently said that the most likely situation is that the Mets will stand pat and hope they can make a run at the playoffs...
Via NYMetsLife
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Trading Murphy Will Usher In the Future of Second Base

In using humor to deflect a question about the Mets capacity to pay top or near top shelf salaries for three players on their roster, Sandy Alderson sent clear signals the financial situation for the New York Mets has not been resolved. Posture and position as he might, the reality is Alderson does not have the payroll flexibility of bringing a third top flight offensive player to...
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Matt Harvey To Pitch Off Mound For First Time Next Week

Adam Rubin reports that Matt Harvey “has the go-ahead to get on a mound next week” for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery on Oct. 22, 2013. He also adds that while Harvey will not pitch in the majors this season, it’s still possible he will pitch briefly in the fall instructional league, which spans late September and early October in Florida. No doubt some...
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Jacob deGrom merits serious Rookie of the Year consideration

Jacob deGrom was brought up at the exact same time as Rafael Montero, but was looked at as the weaker link.  However, two and a half months later, deGrom is 5-5 and Montero is playing for the Las Vegas 51’s.  Of course, 5-5 is not a great record for a pitcher, but that is because the Mets have not scored runs while deGrom is on the bump (clearly shown by the fact that he has...
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The Lucas Duda Experiment

The New York Mets traded Ike Davis to the Pittsburgh Pirates earlier this season, opening up the 1B position full time for Lucas Duda. Today, in a 11-2 beating of the Philadelphia Phillies, Dude hit his 19th home run of the season and picked up his 58th, 59th and 60th run batted in.  It was his 5th HR since the All-Star break, behind just Carlos Santana and tied with Anthony...
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MMO Game Recap: Mets 11, Phillies 2

Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac, Getty Images The Mets (52-56) crushed the Phillies (47-61) on Wednesday afternoon at Citi Field, beating Philadelphia 11-2. Zack Wheeler took the mound for the Mets and was once again solid, albeit inefficient. Wheeler went 6.2 innings, allowing 2 runs on 7 hits and 2 walks, striking out 4 and throwing 112 pitches. Zack is now 3-0 with a 1.82 ERA in his...
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#MetsTwitterRecap: Long Live The PhiLOLies; Mets Win 11-2

[View the story "#MetsTwitterRecap" on Storify] The post #MetsTwitterRecap: Long Live The PhiLOLies; Mets Win 11-2 appeared first on The Daily Stache.
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Panning For Gold: Brandon Nimmo

Happy Wednesday gang!!! The non-waiver trade deadline is now upon us - deals have to be completed and submitted to the Commissioner's Office by 4:00 PM eastern tomorrow, so we should gain a lot of prospect clarity over the next 24 hours. Time for another Panning For Gold: Finding The Prospect Hidden Gems, our weekly look at some of those lesser-known prospects that are beginning...
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Colon Expected To Remain With Mets, Team Won’t Eat Any Portion Of His Salary

Mike Puma of the NY Post reports that ”nothing has changed” regarding Bartolo Colon. and that the Mets “won’t eat any of the $13 million” he is owed. Team officials told him that they expect the veteran right-hander will still be a Met on 8/1. 9:00 AM Andy Martino of the New York Daily News is reporting that the Kansas City Royals are interested in New York Met’s starting...
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New York Mets trade rumors: Rockies edition

Questions have been swirling over the past two weeks regarding the Colorado Rockies’ apparent willingness to part with shortstop Troy Tulowitzki and/or outfielder Carlos Gonzalez. The New York Mets have been mentioned in connection to both players as we are slightly more than 24 hours away from the trade deadline. Certainly the Mets have a need for both. Ruben Tejada still has...
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Harsh Realities: The Mets Are Stuck In The Spin-Cycle

It’s always fun debating all the possible ways the Mets can bring a superstar to Queens at this time of the year. Nobody wants to be a seller, that usually means your season is “over and out” and relevancy is still a year or more away. As we close in on our sixth consecutive losing season, it’s become very clear that even the biggest proponents of a rebuild four years ago...
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A Mets game gets delayed by a Sharknado in ‘Sharknado 2′

Yes, MLB’s trade deadline is just a day away, making for one of the most exciting dates on the baseball calendar. However, before the trade deadline comes one of the most anticipated events in recent pop culture history. I probably don’t even need to tell you what that is, but perhaps you’ve been so tuned in to baseball that you didn’t realize that Sharknado 2: The Second...
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The Mets Are Stuck In The Spin-Cycle

It’s always fun debating all the possible ways the Mets can bring a superstar to Queens at this time of the year. Nobody wants to be a seller, that usually means your season is “over and out” and relevancy is still a year or more away. As we close in on our sixth consecutive losing season, it’s become very clear that even the biggest proponents of a rebuild four years ago...
Via Mets Merized Online
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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...
Via New York Mets Report
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Royals Interested in Bartolo Colon

Andy Martino of the New York Daily News is reporting that the Kansas City Royals are interested in New York Met’s starting pitcher Bartolo Colon.  The Royals are looking to add depth to their rotation, but the main question is whether they have the payroll flexibility to take Colon’s remaining contract, which is approximately $14.25 over the next year and remainder of this...
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Mets Minors Report 7/30: Herrera Goes Deep For His 6th HR, Whalen Unbeatable In Savannah

Last Night’s Quick Scores Las Vegas allows the tying run and go ahead run to score late in game, and after mini rally, fall short to El Paso, 7-5. Binghamton score two in the 9th to walk-off on New Hampshire, 4-3. St. Lucie and Dunedin were postponed due to rain. Savannah wins second game in a row by defeating Lexington, 8-3. Brooklyn’s streak hits fourth win in a row by beating...
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Craig Carton's “Borough Cup” now the 'preeminent youth baseball tournament' in NYC

New York, NY -- The NYC All Stars Sports Group, created by New York Mets’ Hall of Famer John Franco, WFAN Radio Host Craig Carton, and Brooklyn Cyclones’ Gary Perone, announced today that the inaugural “Borough Cup” which started in July, has already completed over 100 games with more than 2000 NYC kids participating. New York Yankees’ First Baseman Mark Teixeira and New...
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Mets Card of the Week: 1978 Willie Montanez

1978 TOPPS ZEST WILLIE MONTANEZ Guillermo Montañez Naranjo was not long for the Mets. He came to the team on December 8, 1977 in a quadratic equation of a trade that involved the Mets, Braves, Pirates, and Rangers. Ultimately, the Mets surrendered Jon Matlack and John Milner and received Montañez, Tom Grieve, and Ken Henderson. Montañez had a thoroughly decent, bat-flippingly...
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Mets fan hit in face by foul ball ricochet (Photo)

A New York Mets fan was hit in the face with a foul ball that bounced off an empty seat during Tuesday night's game at Citi Field against Philadelphia.It happened in the bottom of the second as Mets batter Travis d'Arnaud hit a sharp liner foul into the third base stands. Unfortunately, the ball ricocheted off the seat and hit the nearby Mets fan on the left side of his...
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WATCH: A 'sharknado' hits Citi Field in 'Sharknado 2'

Watch out Mark McGrath and Ian Ziering!
Via Beer Mug Sports
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Citi Field Gets Hit By Sharknado In Sequel Of Syfy Original Movie (Video)

The New York Mets can’t catch a break. They’re in the middle of their sixth straight losing season, they were victims of Bernie Madoff’s Ponzi scheme in 2009 and now Citi Field has been hit by a shark-filled tornado. Well, not really, obviously. The fictional destruction is a plotline of the Syfy original movie “Sharknado 2: The Next One,” and Mets fans — including Sugar...
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Sources: Kansas City Royals could be in play for Mets' Bartolo Colon

A new possibility has emerged for the Mets’ Bartolo Colon, although it remains to be seen how serious it is. According to major league sources, the Kansas City Royals are considering making a run at one of Monday night’s starters in New York, Colon or Philadelphia’s A.J. Burnett.
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Mets Notes: Mejia Projected To Earn Super 2, Duda Out Of Lineup

The Mets continue their series against the Philadelphia Phillies tonight at Citi Field. Dillon Gee (4-3, 3.49) opposes left-hander Cole Hamels (5-5, 2.72) in the 7:10 PM matchup. In his last start, Gee lost, 9-1, against the Milwaukee Brewers on July 24 at Miller Park. He pitched 5.0 innings for the second consecutive start, his shortest outings of the season, and allowed a season...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Show Us the Money?!

Ever since the end of the 2009 season, financial issues have been a critical if not overriding factor for the New York Mets and their decision making. Whether it was the $140+ million major league payroll loaded with “toxic” contracts for a sub .500 mostly veteran team, the subsequent decline in attendance and related revenue, possible effects of the Madoff-Ponzi-scheme, including...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss
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