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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 […]

Ruben Tejada Will Thank Terry Collins One Day

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012

Ruben Tejada might not have the most impossible job in this city when replacing Jose Reyes at shortstop- that’s reserved for the next Yankees’ closer after Mariano Rivera- but he is coming into to a difficult situation. He’s replacing an All-Star, one that was consistently injured, but still one of the top-three in the league […]

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 […]

Looking at the New Mets Shortstop

Tuesday, December 6th, 2011

Unless something drastic happens, Ruben Tejada will be the opening day shortstop now that Jose Reyes is in Miami. It would be unfair to expect Tejada to replace Reyes. We may never again see the combination of speed, power, and average that Reyes demonstrated in his best seasons. With that said, Tejada is no slouch. He has consistently been […]

Dog Wags the Tail, Cash and the O’s, Pagan Continues to Disappoint, Thoughts on Tejada

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Brian Cashman had the final say on the A.J. Burnett/Joe Girardi fiasco with Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts on WFAN. Joe and Evan have done a nice job with Cashman the last couple of weeks. It’s amazing what an interview can produce if you allow your subject to speak. Instead of trying to impress the Yankees […]

The Surprising Mets Defense

Friday, July 1st, 2011

One of the biggest criticisms of Jason Bay when he signed with the Mets was not for picking a cavernous stadium that would swallow up his home runs, but his inability to play defense. The Boston media, known to take swipes at players on the way out of town, made this widely known upon Bay’s […]

What to Expect From the Buffalo Mets

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

The Mets current 25 man roster has eight players that were in Buffalo on Opening Day. Although the Mets system isn’t highly regarded for top talent it has been able to produce some decent replacement players in times of need. With Ike Davis and David Wright out for an indefinite period of time it’s an […]

What if Tejada Hits?

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Terry Collins told reporters yesterday that if “Ruben Tejada is hitting the ball well, and if it continues, he could wiggle himself back in to the second base competition.” All winter, Collins talked about how Tejada was slated to play shortstop every day at Triple-A Buffalo. This tells me that perhaps he’s impressing the coaching […]

Mets Should Sign Hudson to Play 2B

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

So the Mets – and their fans – have had enough of Luis Castillo playing second base. One alternative that has been mentioned is a platoon involving Danny Murphy and Ruben Tejada at second base. A report out of the Arizona Fall League gives Murphy the inside track. I like both Murphy, who has given […]

Ricciardi Likes Murphy/Tejada Platoon?

Friday, November 12th, 2010

Yesterday was a day of a “little birdie told me” on Mike’d Up with Mike Francesa. Just minutes after the Pete Rose nugget, Mike talked about how he heard that J.P. Ricciardi likes a Daniel Murphy/Ruben Tejada platoon at second base. NYBD contributor Joe Delgrippo told us the word out of the AFL was the […]

A Halladay What If

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

There was a New York connection to Roy Halladay‘s no hitter tonight. Yes, the obvious is how Halladay became the second pitcher to throw a postseason no hitter since Don Larsen did it for the Yankees in 1956. The other connection was the pursuit of Halladay last summer by both New York teams. Seeing how […]

The Mets Don’t Deserve Respect

Saturday, September 25th, 2010

Is it any surprise that Chase Utley decided to go hard into second base? Whether it was a clean or dirty slide is up for debate, I didn’t have too much of a problem with it, but the bigger discussion is the lack of respect the Phillies have for the Mets. If Utley was trying […]

Where Is Justin Turner?

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

No one would suggest that Justin Turner is a surefire star prospect. After all, the Mets only picked him up when the Baltimore Orioles decided to let him go. But how is Justin Turner not being given the chance to play every day for the New York Mets? Here’s what we do know: Luis Castillo […]

What Will Make the Final Six Weeks Productive

Monday, August 9th, 2010

It’s time to stop listening to the empty words of Jerry Manuel, Omar Minaya, and any of the members of the Mets 25 man roster. They can talk about what they need to do, but reality states they are not in a pennant race. Teams serious about winning are about 10 games over at this […]