LESS THAN FIVE DAYS TO THE TRADE DEADLINE • FIVE QUESTIONS • FIVE MOVES FOR THE NEW YORK METS

The trade deadline is upon us and the Metsecutives have some real decisions to make. Are the Amazin’s buyers or sellers? Has the talent on the farm trumped what is available in the marketplace? Can we make a strong run for 2nd Place (likely) or even a Wild Card (not likely, but possible). No matter [...]

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Ike Davis and Josh Satin: The Tale of Two First Basemen

As the trade deadline is nearly two weeks away, as expected, every team’s executives, scouts, beat writers and fans are on red alert.  The New York Mets front office is no different.  It’s that time of the year where everyone draws up speculations and hypotheticals on what their team can do in order to either [...]

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Hold on when you feel like letting go

While I was driving today from my workout at the gym, I started to think to myself how cool and exciting it is going to be to see Citi Field host this year’s MLB All-Star game. Prior to that thought, I punishingly began to have random flashbacks of all the ups and downs I’ve witnessed as a [...]

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What Can the Mets Do to Make a Run in the Second Half?

By Dave Mills For the past six weeks, we have witnessed an interesting transformation of what appeared to be a team going in the wrong direction during the prior six weeks. Even though the entire Mets universe had high expectations for Matt Harvey, he has managed to exceed.  Bobby Parnell has established himself as a [...]

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A weekend in Tacoma watching Ike, Wilmer, and Wally

By Dave Mills For those who are deeply committed to an MLB team, there’s nothing quite like saddling up and taking in a weekend of minor league baseball dished out by your team’s AA or AAA affiliate. And with the Mets Triple-A squad ensconced at Las Vegas in 2nd Place in the Pacific Coast League’s [...]

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Harvey’s heat has been unhittable

Matt Harvey‘s 2013 season keeps rolling along and nothing seems to be slowing the New York Mets Ace down.  His numbers are extraordinary as the 24-year-old leads the National League in strikeouts (121), ERA (2.05) and WHIP (0.88). Simply put, as Joel Sherman of the New York Post wrote in his column this morning, “Right [...]

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For better or worse, Mets continue to try and shake things up

By Dave Mills YOUNG AGAIN, BUT THIS TIME WITH SPEED The addition of Piscataway, New Jersey native Eric Young Jr. has been suggested here since early spring training and no reasonable (if not cheap) addition can be more welcome. Why? Well… The Mets have stunk it up from the leadoff spot, have no real speedster [...]

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Zack Wheeler sharp in final Triple-A start before debut

New York Mets top pitching prospect Zack Wheeler turned in what very well may end up being his final minor league start for quite some time.  The 23-year-old went 5 1/3 innings against Tacoma giving up just 1 run on 1 hit while striking out seven. The lone hit was a home run to Carlos Peguero [...]

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Fixing the Mets will take more than Sunday Bloody Sunday

By Dave Mills With a little more than a third of the season in the rear view mirror, even intrepid loyalists are losing interest in the current incarnation of the New York Mets. Fannies in the seats, SNY viewers and WFAN listeners are dwindling as rapidly as the hair on Sandy Alderson’s pate. And when [...]

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