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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 […]

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Reports: Lucas Duda to be Starting 1B

Terry Collins said after Thursday’s game that he plans on picking one first basemen and letting him play for an extended period of time. Collins refused to name names, but reports say it will be Lucas Duda (insert collective sigh here). Adam Rubin of ESPN New York and Andy Martino of the Daily News report […]

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Chris Young on Disabled List

The Mets placed Chris Young on the disabled list Thursday with a quad strain, a day after he lasted just a half an inning in the field before being pulled from the game. “I don’t think it’s anything severe,” manager Terry Collins told ESPN New York. “I do believe he caught it in time. He […]

Day 2 Mets Lineup Much Different than Opening Day

Day 2 Mets Lineup Much Different than Opening Day

We are just two days into the season and already the Mets lineup has been shaken up — there will be three new starters for Wednesday night’s game against the Nationals. Chris Young will be in left field for Andrew Brown. Young would have started on Monday but he strained a quad over the weekend. […]

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Kyle Farnsworth, Wilmer Flores Joining Mets

The Mets on Tuesday said Kyle Farnsworth and Wilmer Flores will be added to the active roster for Wednesday’s game. Farnworth replaces Bobby Parnell, who will miss two weeks, and possibly the rest of the season if he needs Tommy John surgery, with a partial ligament tear in his elbow. Farnsworth will have to be […]

Bobby Parnell has Ligament Tear in Elbow

Bobby Parnell has Ligament Tear in Elbow

Now we know why Bobby Parnell pitched so poorly on Opening Day — he has a ligament tear in his elbow. The Mets revealed the news in a series of tweets at around noon Eastern time on Tuesday (read from the bottom): It is unclear whether Parnell had any pain before the game or at […]

Reflections on Opening Day

Reflections on Opening Day

Let’s think of it this way — the Mets almost always win on Opening Day and then their season goes down the tubes. So maybe if the Mets lose on Opening Day they will have a good season? Yeah, let’s cling to that. In any case, here are some reflections from a very disappointing game. […]

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Chris Young, Daniel Murphy Out of Lineup

It’s the Mets, so of course things cannot go smoothly — Chris Young and Daniel Murphy are out of the Opening Day lineup. Young has a right quadriceps strain that he suffered in Montreal over the weekend. Young said he should be back on Wednesday. I think it’s gonna be a thing that is just […]

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Jenrry Mejia is Mets 5th Starter

Jenrry Mejia has won the fifth starter job for the Mets, one of the more gutsy calls by Sandy Alderson. Mets Blog¬†reports that Alderson confirmed on Saturday that Mejia got the job and Daisuke Matsuzaka will begin the season in the minors. That was the assumption after the Mets paid Matsuzaka the $100,000 retention bonus […]

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Vic Black Sent to Minors

Vic Black, once seen as a shoo-in for the Mets bullpen, was sent to the minors on Wednesday. He certainly earned his demotion with an absolutely horrible spring. The hard-throwing righty pitched to a 5.79 ERA in 9.1 innings. As unsightly as that is, it cannot even compare to the ugliness of allowing 13 hits […]

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Mets Payroll at $89 Million with Buyouts

A report Tuesday night pegs the 2014 Mets payroll at $89 million, less than last year and the ninth lowest in all of baseball. Yet Sandy Alderson is quoted in the same report saying he understands why MLB payrolls are going up. A crucial note on the payroll: The Associated Press survey includes $7.6 million […]

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Ike Davis & Lucas Duda Both Make Mets

File this under “extreme bad planning” — both Ike Davis and Lucas Duda will make the Mets 25-man roster that will go North. “I would say right now that I expect both of them to be on the team,” Sandy Alderson confirmed on Tuesday. Not to be a wise guy, but who’s on first? “As […]

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Mets Pay Daisuke Matsuzaka Retention Bonus

In a surprising move, the Mets on Tuesday paid Daisuke Matsuzaka the $100,000 retention bonus and put off the decision on the fifth starter for another day. To recap, the Mets had to tell Dice-K by noon Tuesday whether he would make the team, be sent to the minors or released. Because he is a […]