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How Mets Won Cardinals Series

The Mets just completed a series in which they won three out of four games from the defending National League champion Cardinals. How did they do it? Certainly not with offense. In the three games they won, the Mets scored a total of nine runs, banging out just 18 hits for a batting average of […]

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Mets Top Cardinals

Wednesday night at an extremely windy Citi Field was a tale of two Wachas — Michael Wacha, that is. The Cardinals starter began the game on a historic strikeout binge but then walked in two runs and was gone after four innings as the Mets went on to beat the Cardinals. The Mets botched a […]

Matt Harvey Responds to Twitter Nonsense

Matt Harvey Responds to Twitter Nonsense

Matt Harvey responded Tuesday afternoon to the uproar over a Twitter photo that resulted in Harvey deleting his account. He stopped well short of an apology. To update, in the morning Harvey posted a picture of himself to mark the six-month anniversary of his Tommy John surgery. The problem was that the picture was of […]

Matt Harvey, Mets Now Battle Over Twitter Photo

Matt Harvey, Mets Now Battle Over Twitter Photo

Matt Harvey and the Mets apparently have a new problem, this one over a photo Harvey posted on Twitter. This will all end badly, with Harvey leaving the team as soon as he possibly can. It all started Tuesday morning when Harvey noted on his Twitter account that is it the six month anniversary of […]

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Mets Camouflage Uniforms Must Go!

The Mets camouflage uniforms were unveiled their Monday night, and it should be the last time we ever see them. Unfortunately, it will not. The Mets plan to wear these hideous things on five more “Military Mondays” this season. It is a noble and worthy cause, but the execution has failed. The jerseys are actually […]

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The Enigma that is Eric Young

Eric Young is an enigma. On one hand, he is a speedy spark plug for a team that so desperately needs one. On the other hand, he is a strikeout machine. The two usually do not go together, which is why he is so puzzling. It seems like Young has led off every game for […]

Bobby Abreu to Join Mets

Bobby Abreu to Join Mets

The Mets announced on Twitter Sunday evening that Bobby Abreu would join the team in time for Monday’s game against the Cardinals. The 40-year-old Abreu is batting .395 with a homer and nine RBIs in 15 games for Las Vegas. With Ike Davis no longer on the team, the Mets apparently felt the need for […]

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Roles Change for Curtis Granderson, Jose Valverde

A reasonably major shakeup for the Mets on Sunday, as they have removed both Curtis Granderson from the cleanup spot and Jose Valverde as the closer. Granderson will bat second Sunday against the Braves. The Mets big winter acquisition is batting just .140 with a homer and four RBIs this season. He has also struck […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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 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 […]

Mets have Too Many Uniforms

Mets have Too Many Uniforms

During the Mets 2014 opening homestand, they displayed all three of their home uniforms. That is three jerseys in six games. On the upcoming road trip we are sure to see both road jerseys. That is five different uniforms, which is just too many. No team needs five uniforms. They need to get rid of […]

Bobby Parnell to have Tommy John Surgery

Bobby Parnell to have Tommy John Surgery

The Mets announced Sunday evening that Bobby Parnell will need Tommy John. He will undergo the procedure on Tuesday. Parnell blew a save Opening Day and then complained of arm pain. An MRI showed a partial ligament tear in his elbow. The tear is in the thicker part of the ligament, so the initial feeling […]

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What’s with All the Mets Home Runs?!

Don’t look now but as of Saturday afternoon the Mets are tied for the MLB team lead in home runs. If they keep this pace up, the Mets would shatter their franchise record for home runs in a season. When did Citi Field suddenly become a launching pad? With seven home runs in five games, […]

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It’s Official: Lucas Duda Starting Mets 1B

Despite the protestations from most Mets fans, the Mets made official on Friday that Lucas Duda will be the starting first basemen for the time being. Via Mets Blog, Mets beat writer for The Record Matt Ehalt tweets that Duda is “excited for (the) opportunity.” He also tweeted that Terry Collins said the Mets want […]

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Positives from Mets Opening Series

It is very difficult to take any positives away from the Mets season-opening series against the Nationals; after all, they lost all three games and looked horrible doing so. But let’s try — all this negativity will send us to early graves: – The Mets scored in the first inning in each game. Getting an […]