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Alderson Facing A Lot Of Questions This Week

The Mets are entering the final week of their eventful spring training. Unless the Mets make a surprise trade – and what are the odds of that? – there shouldn’t be any notable additions, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t decisions to be made. ALDERSON: A lot of thinking to do. (AP) And, if you’ve followed closely, you know GM Sandy Alderson will make the final call...
Via New York Mets Report
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Extending Lucas Duda now is questionable

After emerging as the starting first basemen after being placed in a platoon within a platoon, it has been reported by David Lennon (of Newsday) that the Mets are hoping to extend Lucas Duda. The 29-year-old had a breakout season last year, hitting 30 homers complimented by a .253 average with a .349 OBP, and was rewarded for it this offseason, by signing a one-year deal worth ...
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News ---> Wannabe supermodel Ania Cywinska latest Mets P Matt Harvey project

That's Polish model Ania Cywinska up there with the NY Mets 12-10 Matt Harvey.Ania has plans. Got her driver's permit all sealed up. Music? Check. Ready for Easter? Done. Page 6 mention because she's Harvey's latest? Check. Do for love and or promotions? Take over Queens. Comes complete with World Series ring, apparently. [More Bob’s Blitz Babes]Follow us on Twitter for exclusive...
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The case for Rafael Montero over Dillon Gee

Matt Harvey is a star, someone who should be in the rotation as long as he’s healthy. Dillon Gee is a placeholder, a competent MLB pitcher who should be in the rotation until someone better comes along. Gee has done a fine job for the Mets, making 103 starts for the club. We should salute his efforts for the team the past four-plus seasons. However, just because he has been...
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Scott Rice Optioned To Minor League Camp

After Saturday’s 10-2 win, the Mets re-assigned reliever Scott Rice to minor league camp. The move completely busted my bracket, I mean bullpen projection. It’s just Dario Alvarez and Sean Gilmartin wnow. * * * * * * Here are four things we learned today about the Mets bullpen and relievers, followed by my opening day projection. 1. Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that...
Via Mets Merized Online
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Report: Mets Talking Long-Term Contract With Lucas Duda

Joel Sherman of the NY Post reported today that the Mets are in conversation with first basemen Lucas Duda on a contract extension. Duda described it as “preliminary talks” and it was also noted that there would be no negotiations after Opening Day. The 29-year old had a breakout year in 2014, hitting 30 home runs and producing 92 runs-batted-in. He is due to make $4.2 million...
Via Mets Merized Online
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Heyman Blasts Claim That Alderson Revived The Mets

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports takes issue with the premise that general manager Sandy Alderson has revived the Mets as the new authorized biography Baseball Maverick claims. He is very critical of the overall positive and “saintly” portrayal of Alderson by former A’s beat writer Steve Kettmann who say’s Sandy’s one flaw is that he’s too competitive. “Maybe the book’s...
Via Mets Merized Online
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With the Roster Almost Set, Will the New York Mets Live up to Their Potential?

Matt Carpenter #13 of the St. Louis Cardinals is out at second base as Wilmer Flores #4 of the New York Mets makes a throw to first base during the first inning of a spring training game at Tradition Field. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) The start of the regular season is only ten days away for the New York Metropolitans. With the young team and expectations the Mets have...
Via The Sports Journal
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Mets Matters: Murphy DL Bound; Harvey Sharp

In what hardly is a surprise, the Mets are now saying they expect Daniel Murphy to open the season on the disabled list with a pulled right hamstring. “Look, any hamstring is typically a minimum of a couple of weeks,’’ GM Sandy Alderson told reporters today. “For him to come back sooner than roughly Opening Day would be a little surprising. But given the way he felt – and...
Via New York Mets Report
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What’s Collins Really Thinking With His Lineup?

Here’s why I have trouble taking the Mets seriously at times. In today’s game against St. Louis, manager Terry Collins plans to bat Matt Harvey eighth. Theoretically, it would enable him to bat Juan Lagares ninth followed by Curtis Granderson and David Wright. COLLINS: What’s he really thinking? “I know in our market it’s a big issue. It’ll be a headline, back-page...
Via New York Mets Report
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New York Mets: Five bold predictions for 2015

Opening Day is almost upon us, meaning it is time once again to do some bold predictions for the upcoming season, a season that hopefully provides more promise than we’ve seen in the past few years. In looking at the New York Mets here are four predictions to look for in 2015. 1. At least three prospects will make their debuts Long Island product Steven Matz looks to make his...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
3 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
5 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...
Via Rumors and Rants
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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
5 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...
6 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...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

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