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Giants Beat Mets; Matt Harvey Loses

Giants Beat Mets; Matt Harvey Loses

Matt Harvey got his second big league start Tuesday night against the Giants. He pitched well again, but still came away with his first loss. The Mets got on the board in the second against Tim Lincecum. Scott Hairston singled and Justin Turner hit a double to left to score Hairston and take a 1-0 […]

Marlins Trade Gaby Sanchez to Pirates

In a shocking trade, the Marlins traded Mets-killer Gaby Sanchez to the Pirates for a player and a competitive balance draft pick. This is just a puzzling move by the Marlins. Granted, Sanchez is not having a good year. He is batting just .202 with three homers and 17 RBIs in nearly 200 at bats. […]

Phillies Trade Shane Victorino, Hunter Pence

The Mets won’t be conducting any business on this trading deadline day, but that doesn’t mean the rest of the NL East is standing pat. The Phillies, for one, appear to be holding a fire sale. They traded Shane Victorino to the Dodgers for two pitchers and they sent Hunter Pence to the Giants for […]

Scott Hairston Hits 2 Homers, Mets Beat Giants in 10

Scott Hairston Hits 2 Homers, Mets Beat Giants in 10

The Mets opened a four-game series in San Francisco Monday night, and if they hope to have any success there, they have to match the Giants stellar rotation with excellent starts of their own. Well, Jeremy Hefner got things started on a positive note, however some sloppy fielding did him in. The Mets offense kicked […]

Expect Quiet Trade Deadline for Mets

Expect Quiet Trade Deadline for Mets

The non-waiver trade deadline is set for 4pm on Tuesday, July 31, and don’t expect to hear the Mets name being called out — they will likely not be either buyers nor sellers. It should be a quiet day for our favorite team, and that’s just the way Sandy Alderson wants it. Before the All-Star […]

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Kirk Nieuwenhuis to Buffalo; Mike Baxter Activated

The Mets announced on Twitter Sunday evening that Mike Baxter will be activated before Monday’s game against the Giants and that Kirk Nieuwenhuis will be sent down to Buffalo to make room for him. Baxter hurt his shoulder June 1 making the catch that saved Johan Santana’s no-hitter. He will return to Citi Field a […]

R.A. Dickey Wins 14th, Mets Top Diamondbacks

R.A. Dickey Wins 14th, Mets Top Diamondbacks

R.A. Dickey is the first National League pitcher to 14 wins, going seven solid innings as the Mets gain a split of the four-game series with the Diamondbacks. The Mets seem to do better when they jump out to an early lead, so the Mets decided to jump out to an early lead. Daniel Murphy […]

Ike Davis Hits 3 Homers, Mets Still Lose to Diamondbacks

Ike Davis Hits 3 Homers, Mets Still Lose to Diamondbacks

Ike Davis hit three home runs Saturday night, providing all of the offense for the Mets, but it wasn’t enough as another starter dug an early hole out of which the team could not dig itself out. It was trouble from the start for Chris Young. Gerardo Parra led off the bottom of the first […]

Mets Get Back to the Business of Losing

Mets Get Back to the Business of Losing

The Mets are back to their losing ways, the memory of Matt Harvey’s brilliant debut now just a distant memory, as yet another extremely ugly inning led to a Mets loss in Arizona Friday night. Ike Davis got the Mets started in the second with a solo bomb into the seats in right, much to […]

Olympic Opening Ceremony Almost at Citi Field

Olympic Opening Ceremony Almost at Citi Field

With the Olympic Opening Ceremony being held today in London, it is a good time to point out that the ceremony could have been held in Citi Field, with the Mets playing this season at Yankee Stadium. Let’s go back in time to 2005, when New York City was feverishly bidding for the 2012 games. […]

Matt Harvey Impressive Debut; Ks 11 in Mets Win

Matt Harvey Impressive Debut; Ks 11 in Mets Win

For the first time in a long time, it appears a highly touted Mets prospect will actually live up to the hype. Matt Harvey made his long-awaited debut in Arizona Thursday night, and it was a spectacular debut indeed. The Mets made it easy for Harvey before he even took the mound — Ruben Tejada […]

Video: Darryl Strawberry Loves Milk!

In 1986 when he was still a golden boy, Darryl Strawberry was hired to promote milk, which has “the power I need for pure energy.” We later learned he was getting his energy from things other than milk, but whatever; it’s still fun to see Darryl from back in the day!

Nationals Sweep Mets, Losing Streak at 6

Nationals Sweep Mets, Losing Streak at 6

The Mets had a tall task in an effort to turn things around on Wednesday afternoon — they had to do it against Stephen Strasburg. Well, the Mets weren’t up to it and now their losing streak stands at six. The Nationals jumped on Mets starter Jeremy Hefner in the second — Michael Morse and […]

Marlins Trade Hanley Ramirez to Dodgers

Marlins Trade Hanley Ramirez to Dodgers

Well, that was quick. The great experiment of former Met Jose Reyes playing alongside Hanley Ramirez in Miami is over — Ramirez was traded to the Dodgers on Wednesday. With a new stadium, the Marlins spent spent big to go for it this year, signing Reyes, Heath Bell and Mark Buehrle in the off season. […]

Mets Fall to Nationals; R.A. Dickey Loses

Mets Fall to Nationals; R.A. Dickey Loses

When will the bleeding stop? Not Tuesday night, as the Mets dropped yet another game to the Nationals as the slide into irrelevance continues. The Mets got on the board in the second inning — Scott Hairston reached on an error, later stole second and scored on a Ronny Cedeno single. The Nationals tied it […]

Another Appearance on “The Phil Naessens Show”

I was back on “The Phil Naessens Show” Monday night, discussing the Mets putrid performance since the All-Star break. We also talked about the arrival of Matt Harvey, which we both think came way too late: Listen here: http://phillipnaessens.wordpress.com/2012/07/24/phil-naessens-show-july-23-2012-ny-mets-mlb-trades-and-rick-nash-to-the-new-york-rangers/

Mets to Bring Back Manny Acosta; Lucas Duda to Go?

Mets to Bring Back Manny Acosta; Lucas Duda to Go?

The Mets announced on Twitter that Manny Acosta would be activated before Tuesday night’s game against the Nationals. And by all accounts, it appears Lucas Duda will be sent to Buffalo to make room for him. Let me rephrase this: Manny Acosta, the man who pitched to an 11.86 ERA and allowed 50 baserunners in […]

Pedro Beato Demoted to Make Room for Matt Harvey

Pedro Beato Demoted to Make Room for Matt Harvey

In a bit of a surprise, the Mets announced on Twitter Monday night that they have optioned Pedro Beato to Buffalo to make room for Matt Harvey. Beato was shelled in that horrible tenth inning of the loss to the Nationals, allowing four runs in one-third of an inning. Overall he appeared in seven games […]

Mets Bullpen Implodes Again in Extra Innings

Mets Bullpen Implodes Again in Extra Innings

For the second straight game the Mets came from behind to force extra innings, and for the second straight game the bullpen imploded big-time as the Mets lose again. The Nationals jumped on Chris Young early Monday night — with one on in the first inning Bryce Harper launched one into the bullpen in right […]

Holy Crap! Yankees Get Ichiro Suzuki

Holy Crap! Yankees Get Ichiro Suzuki

In an absolutely stunning move, the Yankees have acquired Ichiro Suzuki from the Mariners. The Yankees will send minor league pitchers D.J. Mitchell and Danny Farquhar to Seattle. The Mariners are also giving the Yankees money, which doesn’t seem fair. The Yankees are in Seattle, so Ichiro will don the pinstripes for the first time […]

Next Roster Move for Mets?

Next Roster Move for Mets?

The Mets say that Matt Harvey will be activated before Tuesday’s game against the Nationals, and will make his first major league start Thursday in Arizona. That means the Mets will have to make a roster move. This is going to be a tricky one. Right now the Mets are only carrying 11 pitchers; they […]

Video: Mets 1987 Promo

Well, it looks like this will be another season in which the Mets will not win the World Series. But let’s go back to a time when such a dream was possible. It was 1987, when coming off the ’86 Series win, the Mets were hoping to “Do it Again.”

Matt Harvey to Mets, Start on Thursday

Matt Harvey to Mets, Start on Thursday

Harvey time has begun! The Mets announced on Twitter Sunday evening that Matt Harvey will be activated on Tuesday and will get his first major league start in Arizona on Thursday. I get the impression that Sandy Alderson did not want to make this move. He kept saying the team’s needs would not supersede¬†Harvey’s development. […]

Dodgers Sweep Mets in 12, Fall Under .500

Dodgers Sweep Mets in 12, Fall Under .500

The suddenly starting pitching-poor Mets desperately needed a solid start from Jonathon Niese on Sunday in the finale against the Dodgers. He pitched well enough to give the Mets a chance to win, the Mets tied the score in the bottom of the ninth to send the game into extra innings but they ultimately lost […]