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Mr. Granderson, Here’s Why Fans Boo

Like just about everyone else, I have been impressed with how Curtis Granderson handles himself. His charitable work, his inclusiveness with teammates young and old, his generosity with the media, his high energy, quick smile, upbeat tone — as a fan, it’s hard not to like the guy. One thing that particularly stands out in […]

Shea What?

Are the Mets Better Off Than They Were a Year Ago?

THIS IS A POST BY DAVE BERG, so address your comments to him. Enjoy – Joe It’s been a long wait, hasn’t it? When Sandy Alderson & Co. took over, Mets fans were already itching to get back in the playoff hunt. 2009 was the year that woke us all up to the fact that […]

13-14 Offseason

Creating the next Uehara

NOTE: this is a post by David Berg With the Mets lagging behind the competition in every department except High-End Starting Pitching Prospects, there’s a pressing need for either creativity or dollars to make up that gap. Seeing as how the dollars don’t appear to be flowing, let’s get creative! Every team knows that free […]

13-14 Offseason

Is Josh Satin for Real?

Josh Satin has officially become interesting. On a team notable for offensive futility over the last few seasons, Satin’s hot streak since being called up already counts as one of the better three-week stretches we’ve seen from a Mets hitter this year. So now the question is, what do the Mets have here?

Mets 2013 Games

Mets Worst in NL East at Every Position?

New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson has a message for the team’s beleaguered fan base: We’re not that far away. The outfield is a weakness. Bullpens change year to year. But our rotation is a strength, and our infield is a strength. It wouldn’t take more than a couple of moves to contend. And […]

2013 Spring Training

Cy Young Smackdown: R.A. Dickey vs. Craig Kimbrel

There’s already been plenty of discussion about the relative merits of starting pitchers and relievers for Cy Young consideration. I am in the camp that believes that (a) relievers absolutely should be considered and (b) they should need to

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