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Lucas Duda is the key to success in 2015 for the Mets

Baseball is a game of adjustments. Players adjust to the league. The league adjusts in response to a player s success. The constant strategy is endless. No where is this statement any truer than in the batter’s box. Expert analysts break down every pitch as if it had championship aspirations riding on them. Often, they do. For the 2015 New York Mets, adjustments will be a major...
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Collins Considering Batting Pitcher 8th, Lagares 9th

Here we go again. According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, Terry Collins is once again toying with the idea of batting the pitcher eighth. When you first here it you’re like, “what, huh, so what…” Until you realize it means batting Juan Lagares ninth and then you’ve like, “what the **** is he crazy!?!?!?” This lame brained scheme is coming as Lagares, who was...
Via Mets Merized Online
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bartolo Colon is not the problem Opening Day

New York and national media is up in arms over annexation of Matt Harvey’s rightful duty to start Opening Day. Instead of yielding to the Dark Knight, GM Sandy Alderson and Manager Terry Collins have the unmitigated audacity to announce they will pit Bartolo Colon against Nationals ace Max Scherzer at Nationals Park April 6. And there’s no problem with that. Opening Day at...
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Mets 7, Yankees 2

The New York Mets beat the New York Yankees by a score of 7-2 on Wednesday at Gearge M. Steinbrenner Field. Offense: What can I say about future All Star Juan Lagares that I haven’t said already? Wow, another great game from Lagares who went 2-for-3 with a double, home run, two runs scored, two RBI, and a stolen base. he’s batting .395 with a 1.102 OPS. Some kind of Juan-derful...
Via Mets Merized Online
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Mets’ Outfield Alignment Set

In somewhat of a surprise, manager Terry Collins announced today Michael Cuddyer would play left field and Curtis Granderson would be in right. The decision is somewhat of a surprise because the presumption was Cuddyer – with 854 career games in right and just three in left – would play the position where he was most comfortable. However, this makes sense in the respect right...
Via New York Mets Report
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Bartolo Colon To Start On Opening Day? That’s Fine

The New York tabloids are beside themselves this morning. “Same Old Mets” brays the back page of the New York Daily News. “Buzzkill” blares the New York Post. “Old Timers Day” chortles Newsday. The reason for all this LOLMetsing? The team announced that Bartolo Colon would be the starter on Opening Day against the Nationals in DC. He’ll be followed two days later...
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Mets’ Handling Of Harvey’s Starts Leads To Speculation

On one hand, I admire Mets GM Sandy Alderson’s veiled attempt at honesty. He admitted today the decision not to start Matt Harvey over Jacob deGrom for the Mets’ home opener is partially based on ticket sales. The Citi Field home opener will likely draw a full house anyway, so the Mets are saving Harvey for later in the homestand. HARVEY: Already there are questions. (MLB) ...
Via New York Mets Report
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bartolo Colon gets Mets' Opening Day nod ahead of Harvey, deGrom: Report

The New York Mets have spent most of the offseason hyping up fans with all of their talk about their young pitching. But, despite being blessed with that abundance of young arms, the team’s Opening Day starter will be a man north of age 40. On Monday, Terry Collins made the announcement that Bartolo Colon will start on Opening Day in Washington against the Nationals’ Max...
Via The Other Paper
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Reactions To Mets Opening Day and Home Opener

You know what? Most of the drama that seems to constantly surround the Mets is created by the Mets. It’s true whether you choose to believe it or not. I find that more often than not, the Mets are at the root of most of their problems. Whether it’s having fans sign loyalty pledges, or have the players wear those damn t-shirts then confiscate them 48 hours later, and all the...
Via Mets Merized Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bartolo Colon to start Opening Day for the New York Mets

Bartolo Colon is going to start on opening day. In the year 2015. That’s a thing that is actually happening. I’ll give you a moment to process that information. Yes, the rotund right hander will toe the slab on opening day for the New York Mets on April 6 against the Washington Nationals. Colon won the honor over Mets ace Matt Harvey, who is returning after sitting out the 2014...
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Mets Players Addicted to “Trivia Crack”

Count me among the group of people that never want to try this Argentina-based smart phone app called “Trivia Crack.” If you can’t tell by the title that it makes sense to stay away from the game, just check out some New York Mets players, who are apparently addicted to it. Wall Street Journal’s Jared Diamond penned a story on Monday that depicts a Mets locker room overrun...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s The Point Of Mets Announcing Partial Rotation?

What is it with the Mets that they can’t go all the way with certain things? Manager Terry Collins announced his rotation for the season-opening three-game series at Washington, but stopped there. How difficult is it to name the full rotation? And, more to the point, if Matt Harvey is ready for the season, then why not go ahead and name him the Opening Day starter? COLON: Opening...
Via New York Mets Report
2 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets: Some good news, some bad news, some pitching news

Last week was busy for the New York Mets, and not in a good way as they were bombarded by injuries. Well, the news never stops, good or bad, so here we’ll have a recap of some news that you may have missed. Good News It’s always good to start with good news, and to be honest the Mets probably needed some. The first bit of good news is that Bobby Parnell saw his first game...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lucas Duda’s early struggles should not prompt concern

Lucas Duda Saturday afternoon slashed his first hit against left-handed pitching this spring, an opposite field single against the Detroit Tigers’ left-handed starting pitcher David Price. Duda is a notoriously poor hitter against left-handed pitching, owning a career .292 on-base percentage and .317 slugging percentage. He hits right-handed pitching much better, to the tune of...
Via Around Citi
5 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets may lose another bullpen arm

Another day, another arm injury for the New York Mets. Following in the footsteps of Josh Edgin and Zack Wheeler, Vic Black has been sidelined with a shoulder injury for a considerable portion of spring training. Manager Terry Collins has said that he now expect Black t0 start the season on the disabled list. Though the injury is not as serious as Edgin’s or Wheeler’s, Black’s...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets bloggers make season predictions

I joined several other Mets bloggers in offering thoughts on the upcoming season for the Baseball Bloggers Alliance series Playing Pepper. I have the Mets going 84-78, and it turns out three of the other five bloggers made that exact prediction. But the other bloggers thought more of the Michael Cuddyer signing than I did.You can check out our outlook on Matt Harvey, David Wright...
Via Subway Squawkers
7 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets 2015 Preview: 3 Up and 3 Down

The New York Mets have been mired in mediocrity for years. 2014, despite a record that looked eerily similar to previous years, offered a glimpse at what might be around the corner. Under the radar prospect Jacob deGrom took the league by storm and won NL Rookie of the Year. Zack Wheeler started to come into his own. Juan Lagares took home a Gold Glove in centerfield while also making...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Sandy Alderson and the 'revived' Mets

There's a new book called: "Baseball Maverick: How Sandy Alderson Revolutionized Baseball and Revived the Mets." Apparently, Alderson has revolutionized the concept of "reviving" as well. When he took over as general manager after the 2010 season, the Mets had just finished 79-83 with an attendance of 2,559,738, eighth best in the National League. In 2014, the "revived" Mets finished...
Via Subway Squawkers
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Zack Wheeler’s injury doesn’t sabotage the Mets’ season

In case you haven’t heard, New York Mets starter Zack Wheeler has a torn UCL in his elbow, and season-ending Tommy John surgery seems likely. The injury obviously sucks and is awful, but it isn’t on the level of other crushing injuries suffered this year, like Yu Darvish’s torn UCL or Marcus Stroman’s torn ACL. Why isn’t Wheeler’s injury on that level? Simple – the...
Via The Outside Corner
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Zack Wheeler likely needs Tommy John surgery

This is just getting ridiculous – it appears Mets starter Zack Wheeler is the latest promising young MLB pitcher to tear his UCL. Tommy John surgery looks like a surefire bet for his near future. Zack Wheeler torn ligament. Sounds like Tommy John surgery. #mets — Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) March 16, 2015   torn ucl for zack wheeler, mets announce. big blow for player...
Via The Outside Corner
10 days ago  |  Discuss

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