New York Mets: Solving the Ruben Tejada Problem

Ruben Tejada has struggled to regain his 2012 form Ask any New York Mets fan what the biggest issues are with the team and there is a good likelihood they will say the shortstop. Following the departure of Jose Reyes, Ruben Tejada was pegged as “the guy” to replace him. The fact that the team didn’t even make an offer to Reyes shows the confidence they had in Tejada. In his...
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The interesting case of Curtis Granderson

“Real New Yorkers are Mets fans,” are the most remembered words by Mets new outfielder Curtis Granderson during his press conference this past offseason.  Granderson entered 2014 with high expectations, and has seemed to fail each and every one of them.  Granderson has a batting average well below .200 after playing in 19 of the Mets first 20 games.  Of course, there is still...
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Why can’t the Mets win at Citi Field?

In 2009, the long awaited Citi Field became the new home of the New York Mets. With the vast improvements over beloved Shea Stadium, Mets fans now had a stadium they could be proud to come to each game. Citi Field boasts many more clubs and restaurants, a much improved menu of food items, and various kid oriented games and attractions beyond the center field wall. The off field amenities...
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New York Mets: Jenrry Mejia is a Hidden Ace

When the grass was first cut and the infield groomed at Citi Field for the opening of the 2014 season, many die-hard New York Mets fans expected the orange and blue to have an ace. One problem, their ace Matt Harvey wouldn’t be toeing the rubber for the 2014 season. Who would be the Mets number one pitcher? Most people felt it would be Bartolo Colon, one of the team’s two biggest...
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Matt Harvey’s Twitter account is no more

Matt Harvey's Twitter account was deleted shortly after the ace posted a picture of himself giving the middle finger salute.
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Happy Anniversary? Matt Harvey posts pic of himself giving the finger (photo)

On Oct. 22, 2013, Matt Harvey went under the knife and had Tommy John surgery performed on his right elbow. The New York Mets pitcher elected to commemorate the six-month anniversary of the significant surgical procedure on Tuesday by posting a photo of himself in a hospital bed giving the camera the finger. An odd […] The post Happy Anniversary? Matt Harvey posts pic of himself...
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Matt Harvey celebrates surgery anniversary with middle finger

Tuesday marked the sixth month anniversary of New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey undergoing Tommy John surgery. The 25-year-old righthander acknowledged the milestone on Twitter with a somewhat inappropriate picture that he quickly deleted. We can understand why Harvey thought better of leaving the photo on his Twitter page, but everyone should also be able […]
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Granderson is Veering Toward the Precipice

Precipice: prec·i·pice noun : A point where danger, trouble, or difficulty begins We’re closing in on the end of the first month of the season and right fielder Curtis Granderson is batting .121 with just eight hits and a .451 OPS in 76 plate appearances. It’s that time of the year when statisticians drum up things like “Granderson will need to bat .375 the rest of this season...
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Is more Anthony Recker a good thing?

Anthony Recker is a big man with a ton of natural power. When he crushes a home run over the left field wall, it can be easy to think a guy like that needs more playing time. Add in that he’s improved himself into a very well-rounded defensive backstop while Travis d’Arnaud has struggled both at and behind the plate this year, and the case for Recker getting more playing time...
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Which Current Met Is The Best Option For Closer?

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York asked three scouts who cover the Mets which young pitcher in the organization would be the best choice to close if the Mets needed someone in the next few months? The options presented were Gonzalez Germen, Jeurys Familia, Jenrry Mejia, Jacob deGrom, Rafael Montero, Jeff Walters or someone else. Here are their responses: Scout 1: ”Familia may be...
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Harvey Takes Another Step Forward In Return

Matt Harvey took another step forward in his rehab from Tommy John surgery on Friday, according to a report in the Daily News. Harvey is now tossing on flat ground from 90 feet as he continues to work his way back. The next step in his rehab will be to throw from 120 feet, Harvey said. He is hoping that he can throw off a mound by June, at which point the injured ace will stay in...
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Mets Prospect Hub’s Full-Season Pitchers Rankings & ETA’s

Editors Note: Check out more of Tejesh’s fantastic work covering the Mets minor league system over at his website, Mets Prospect Hub and his first Down on the Farm report for the Stache will be on May 18th. *Numbers in parenthesis are MPHs Preseason Prospect Rankings. Las Vegas 51s (1)Noah Syndergaard. Syndergaard is the Mets top prospect and is poised to make his major league...
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Will Vic Black be the Mets closer by season’s end?

The 2014 season didn’t get off to a fast start for Vic Black.  In ten spring training appearances, Black pitched to a 5.79 ERA and 2.46 WHIP in 9.1 IP, a showing that promptly had him demoted to minor league camp much earlier than anyone could have expected.  Fans and upper management envisioned Black as a key component to this year’s bullpen, but with his setback in spring...
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The New York Mets Need To Give Daniel Murphy A Contract Extension Now

For some reason, there has been this vibe around the New York Mets that second baseman Daniel Murphy is all but a lock to be traded in the off season because “he’ll cost too much”. According to Cot’s Baseball Contracts, the Mets only have $54 million committed to next year’s roster, not including raises to arbitration eligible players such as Lucas Duda, Bobby Parnell,...
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Has Ruben Tejada Been Unlucky in 2014?

New York Mets SS Ruben Tejada has been the subject of abject criticism in recent months for his underwhelming performance. The 24-year-old Panamanian is off to a slow start both offensively and defensively, but there may be reason to believe his offensive production has been the result of bad luck. Tejada entered Sunday’s finale against the Atlanta Braves hitting a meager .184...
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