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Growing Up Together

Sunday, April 8th, 2012

When I looked at the Mets lineup yesterday afternoon against the Braves, I swore I saw it before. Indeed I did, as it was a version that has played together in Binghamton and Buffalo. Some have donned the uniform of the Brooklyn Cyclones and St. Lucie Mets. In total, 7 of 8 starters came up […]

Season Preview: 2012 Mets Not Measured in Wins & Losses

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

When you look at the 2012 Mets’ roster you can’t logically predict anything more than 75-77 wins. That best case scenario is still probably good for last place in the National League East. It also probably won’t allow for any mid-summer tease in the form of competing for the second Wild Card, and the right […]

Taking Small Pleasures in a Challenging Season

Sunday, March 18th, 2012

If you listen to the mainstream media, there appears to be no reason to watch the 2012 New York Mets. Some pundits (Michael Kay- ESPN) have the team winning 55 games. I would imagine that most publications will have them a lock for last place when they post their predictions later this month. Even the […]

What is the David Wright Plan B?

Monday, March 12th, 2012

Sandy Alderson gave reporters a David Wright injury update by indicating he’s in line for an “ultrasound-guided” cortisone shot in New York. Terry Collins was more optimistic, hoping that Wright gets cleared to ramp up baseball activities. Anyone who isn’t preparing for the David Wright Plan B obviously hasn’t spent time covering this team the last few years. The Mets […]

Young Mets Hitters Could Develop Into Solid Core

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

All the talk around the Mets has been about the young pitchers. Matt Harvey, Zack Wheeler, Jeurys Familia and the forgotten man, Jenrry Mejia, will be a huge focus throughout the season. Although a lot of the excitement about the future will be in Binghamton and Buffalo, there is an intriguing young offensive core coming together at Citi field. Lucas […]

Daniel Murphy Not Buying Into the Pessimism

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Daniel Murphy has goals for the upcoming season, but it’s not hitting .300, driving in 100 runs, or hitting 15 homers. “95 wins, 100 wins. I want to win a pennant…there’s no better place on earth to win than New York City; it’s about time to get to it,” Murphy told reporters and members of […]

Mets Have Plenty to Be Positive About This Spring

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

It is common knowledge among the electorate the 2012 New Mets aren’t going to be that good. Without a deep starting pitching staff and not even a true ace, Mets GM Sandy Alderson has attempted to follow the lead of the Arizona Diamondbacks GM Kevin Towers by building up a solid bullpen to improve their […]

NY Baseball Stock Up/Stock Down Going Into 2012

Friday, December 30th, 2011

I always like to try new things here, so instead of doing a “year in review,” I am doing a “Stock Up/Stock Down” heading into 2012 for New York baseball. This includes a “watch list.” The list could include players, coaches, minor leaguers, and the media. Stock Up  Curtis Granderson – When the Yankees acquired […]

Best Managerial Job in Mets History, Heath Bell’s Regression, Wright’s Strat-O-Matic Card, Who is Mike Baxter, Murphy in the Outfield

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Terry Collins return to the bench has been, to quote Freddie Mercury, “no bed of roses, no pleasure cruise.” He’s lost his corner infielders for significant portions of the season, Carlos Beltran, Daniel Murphy, and Jose Reyes will wind up missing a month of games. There have been five points of the season where you waited for this […]

The Saga of Daniel Murphy, More on Montero’s Ability to Catch, Posada in San Francisco, Mariano’s Quiet Struggles, More Reyes Contract Talk

Monday, August 8th, 2011

Daniel Murphy’s career has started to resemble a Greek Tragedy. He wins a job in 2010, but hurts his knee running the bases just days before Opening Day. The organization asks him to play second base in the minors, and he gets ambushed by a runner and blows out his knee. The following year, in […]