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Braves Hold Off Mets

After managing just one hit Friday night, the struggling Mets offense was able to collect 13 on Saturday. But still, their late charge was not enough and they fell to the Braves for the second straight game. Much as he seems to do every game, Eric Young led off the first inning with a walk. […]

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Notes on Ike Davis Trade

The Mets traded Ike Davis to the Pirates for two players just before Friday night’s game against the Braves. It was a move that should have been made months ago; a team does not need two starting left-handed hitting first basemen who struggle to hit. Whether or not they traded the right guy is a […]

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Mets No-Hit for 7.2 Innings, Lose to Braves

It is among the toughest decisions a manager will ever have to make — whether to remove a pitcher who is in the middle of throwing a no-hitter. Well, Fredi Gonzalez did it Friday night against the Mets, taking former Met Aaron Harang out of the game after seven no-hit innings. The bullpen lost the […]

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Reports: Ike Davis Traded to Pirates

Tweets from multiple baseball writers Friday evening say the Mets have agreed to trade Ike Davis to the Pirates. The  Mets are expected to get one or two prospects in return. The Pirates have been linked to Davis since the off-season, but Sandy Alderson apparently finally pulled the trigger on Friday. Davis is hitting .208 […]

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Mets Won’t Sign Joel Hanrahan

The Mets were reportedly among “about 18″ teams which watched reliever Joel Hanrahan throw down in Tampa on Thursday. I hate to break it to you, but the Mets will not be signing the former top closer. Hanrahan underwent Tommy John surgery last May, so he should be ready to come back soon. He reportedly […]

Photos: Charting Mets Uniforms Through Baseball Cards

Photos: Charting Mets Uniforms Through Baseball Cards

Much to my surprise, the article I wrote a couple of weeks ago about the Mets having too many uniforms was one of my most popular ever. Who knew fans were so passionate about Mets uniforms? I wanted to follow it up with a history of Mets uniforms, but since I am neither a historian […]

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Mets Talk on “The Phil Naessens Show”

On our weekly update on the Mets on  “The Phil Naessens Show,” Phil said he is “happy” with the Mets thus far this season. I would not go that far. Enjoy:

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Did Monkeys Make Mets Schedule?

So there are five teams here in sunny California, and oddly the Mets will visit each of them in their home parks this season. So the Mets can knock those off in two trips, maybe three tops, right? Nope. The Mets will make four trips to the Golden State over six months, leading to the […]

Dillon Gee Sharp, Mets Sweep Diamondbacks

Dillon Gee Sharp, Mets Sweep Diamondbacks

Dillon Gee took a perfect game into the fifth inning as the Mets beat the Diamondbacks Wednesday afternoon to sweep the series in Arizona. The Mets got on the scoreboard first when Anthony Recker hit a solo home run in the second. It was Recker’s second homer of the season. He always seems to do something […]

John Lannan Gone, Daisuke Matsuzaka Back

John Lannan Gone, Daisuke Matsuzaka Back

The Mets announced on Twitter Wednesday afternoon that John Lannan has been outrighted to the minors and Daisuke Matsuzaka has been brought up. The news should not be a shock. Lannan has been awful in his first ever attempt to be a reliever. In four innings over five games, Lannan has allowed seven runs for […]

Mets Crush Diamondbacks

Mets Crush Diamondbacks

There was reason for pessimism leading into Tuesday night’s Mets game against the Diamondbacks. Their only reliable hitter, Juan Lagares, was placed on the disabled list before the game with a pulled hamstring. The Diamondbacks starting pitcher, Bronson Arroyo, has always pitched well against the Mets. Well, all the Mets did was put on their […]

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Photo: d’Arnaud, Quintanilla Score Together

A funny scene in the Mets big third inning Tuesday night. With Omar Quintanilla on second and Travis d’Arnaud on third, Eric Young singled to left. Quintanilla was off and running, but d’Arnaud got a bad read and actually went back to third before breaking for the plate. The result was that Quintanilla was hot […]

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Mets Place Juan Lagares on DL

The Mets will place Juan Lagares on the disabled list and recall Kirk Nieuwenhuis in time for Tuesday night’s game. Unfortunately, we’ve seen this before — a player gets off to a hot start and then gets injured, only to come back without that rhythm. Let’s hope that is not the case this time. Juan Lagares […]

Mets Win; Granderson, Lagares Hurt

Mets Win; Granderson, Lagares Hurt

The Mets beat the Diamondbacks Monday night but it was a costly victory — both Curtis Granderson and Juan Lagares had to leave the game with injuries. With a runner on first in the first inning, Miguel Montero hit a long drive to right. Granderson ran it down, but then he slammed his arm into […]

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Terry Collins’s Baffling Mets Lineups

Leading up to the weekend series in Anaheim, all we kept hearing was that the Mets could use the designated hitter, thus they could get Ike Davis and Lucas Duda in the same games to help them make their decision about which player would be part of the future. Instead, Terry Collins hardly played at […]

Photos: Mets Visit Angel Stadium

Photos: Mets Visit Angel Stadium

In a series that include two exciting extra inning games and one blowout, leave it to me to attend the blowout. I was at Sunday’s game at Angel Stadium, watching the Mets play their worst game of the year. Incredibly, it was not the first time I saw a Mets pitcher allow three home runs […]

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Mets Beat Angels in 13

Jose Valverde was the only Mets reliever who has not disappointed this season. Well, not anymore. He allowed a two-out, game tying three-run home run in the ninth inning, but his teammates bailed him out by winning it in the 13th inning. Once again Eric Young led off the game by getting on base, this […]

Terry Collins Explains Friday's Pitching Decision

Terry Collins Explains Friday’s Pitching Decision

Terry Collins is explaining his decision to stay with Jeruys Familia in the 11th inning of Friday night’s loss to the Angels despite having Jose Valverde and John Lannan ready to go. To recap, Familia was in his third inning of work and clearly tiring with a runner on third and one out. Collins ordered […]

Should Mets have Used Jose Valverde in 11th?

Should Mets have Used Jose Valverde in 11th?

I know it is unorthodox, but I think Terry Collins should have brought Jose Valverde into Friday night’s game with the bases loaded in the 11th inning. To recap for those who went to sleep before the game ended at 2 am New York time — Jeurys Familia was in his third inning of work […]

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Mets Lose to Angels in 11

So it’s “fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.” There is no saying for the third time, but we’ll have to come up with one because once again Dillon Gee fooled Terry Collins into leaving him in a game. And for the third time he failed, and te Angels went […]

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Photo: Dumbest Mets Hat Ever?

Following up on my surprisingly controversial Mets uniform post, here is another write-up on a piece of Mets apparel. Fortunately, this is just a fan item and not something the players will be wearing (we can only pray). Still though, it might be the dumbest Mets hat ever. The folks over at Topps have put […]

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Eric Young Sparks Mets Over Braves

Eric Young hasn’t exactly been a spark plug in the leadoff spot thus far this season. But he turned all of that around on Thursday with a huge game as the Mets took the rubber game of their series with the Braves. Young got things going in the first, leading off the game with a […]

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Mets Offense a Mess

There is no easy way to put this — the Mets offense is simply a mess. You know you’re in trouble when your leading hitter isn’t even a starter. That’s right, Ike Davis is leading the way with a .400 average going into Thursday night’s action. Granted, he has only 10 at bats, but his […]

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Mets Sputtering Offense on “The Phil Naessens Show”

On this week’s edition of “The Phil Naessens Show,” Phil and I discuss the first week of the Mets season, including their sputtering offense and the first baseman situation. Phil also continues his verbal love affair with Bartolo Colon.