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Link Roundup: Playing Carnac

The 2013-2014 offseason (for the Mets and other non-playoff teams, anyway) is almost two weeks old, and Mets fans are abuzz with speculation about what the Mets will do to improve their team. Trying to predict the future can get kind of repetitive. The same names keep coming up – because those names will be […]

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Link Roundup: Playoffs. Playoffs?

Three Mets minor league affiliates made the playoffs this year, but none are faring too well. The Rookie league Kingsport Mets were swept by the Greenville Astros. The ‘Stros have been 100% focused on building their minor league system from the bottom-up over the past 2 years, and it appears to be paying off. At […]

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Link Roundup: d’Arnaud Stays, Gee on the Money

With John Buck returning from paternity leave tonight, the Mets have decided to keep Travis d’Arnaud in the majors as their starting catcher. The Mets feel d’Arnaud, the centerpiece of the trade that sent R.A. Dickey to the Blue Jays, has learned all he can at Triple-A. It’s time for him to learn the game […]

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Link Roundup: Trade Deadline, Wheeler Strong

The non-waiver trade deadline is scheduled to hit at 4 PM EDT today. To quote Douglas Adams, “I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.” For the Mets, the deadline will likely whoosh by without any trades being made. The Mets are in a delicate situation. Some pieces of the […]

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Matt Harvey in Men’s Journal

Lately, Matt Harvey‘s been in more magazines than Gwenyth Paltrow. His latest appearance on the periodical shelf comes in an issue of Men’s Journal. Here’s a snippet of what he had to say: On waiting to buy a Manhattan apartment: “No matter what, New York is now my home. I could buy a place now, […]

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Link Roundup: The All-Star Break Cometh

With one series left before the All-Star Break, the Mets have a chance to finish the first half of their season on a high note. They have to play the Pirates in Pittsburgh. The Bucs had a great first half, but have struggled of late having lost 6 of 10. The Mets, on the other […]

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Link: Tom Seaver, Fighting Lyme Disease, Prepares for First Pitch

Tom Seaver will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the All-Star game at Citi Field. Here’s a must-read article by Bill Madden of the New York Daily News about Seaver’s struggles with memory loss following his diagnosis of Stage 3 Lyme disease. A year ago, on any given day, the mention of the Mets […]

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Link Roundup: Wheeler, Marcum, Denver Layover

After splitting a two-game series with the Chicago White Sox, the Mets will play a makeup game in Denver today against the Rockies. This is a makegood for one of the games that was snowed out back in April. Back then, the temperature was in the 20s. Today, it’s expected to reach the mid-90s. So, […]

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Link Roundup: A Busy Day in Metsland

Wednesday was an eventful day for our New York Mets. Zack Wheeler made his debut, the Mets traded Collin McHugh for Eric Young Jr., recalled Andrew Brown, and designated Collin Cowgill for assignment. When you look at it, the Mets exchanged two guys named Collin for two former Rockies.

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Link Roundup: Demotion Emotion

In case you missed it, Ike Davis was sent down to Triple-A Las Vegas after another embarrassing sweep at the hands of the Marlins. Mike Baxter and Rob Carson joined Davis on the trip to Sin City. In their place, the team is expected to recall 1B Josh Satin (who is having a tremendous year, […]

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Link Roundup: Davis, Prospects, and The 7 Line

It’s time for our second annual “Should The Mets Demote Ike Davis?” discussion. Rumor has it, demotion is once again a possibility for the struggling first baseman, just as it was last year at this time. Davis somehow pulled it together in June of 2012 and kept himself in the majors, finishing the season with […]

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Link Roundup: More Harvey

Sure, the Mets lost last night, but let’s keep talking about Matt Harvey!  He’s a shining beacon of superstardom who lights up a murky sea of mediocrity.  Yes, when Harvey pitches, he not only stifles the opposition, but he seems to make the Mets a better team. Fangraphs wins the award for best use of […]

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Link Roundup: Harvey Day #5

Happy Matt Harvey Day!  Matt Harvey (4-0, 0.93 ERA, 0.66 WHIP, 9.9 SO/9) takes the mound against…well, who cares? It’s Matt Harvey Day. But seriously, it’s Ted Lilly and the Dodgers at Citi Field. There’s lots of reaction to last night’s loss.  Mark (Bleepin’) Ellis Chippered the Mets with a pair of home runs, and […]

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Link Roundup: Snow Day Edition

The Mets/Rockies game was snowed out last night.  I mean really, REALLY snowed out.  I live here in the greater Denver area, so I can attest to that.  Seven inches of snow on Tax Day just ain’t right. They’ll try to play two today, but the weather isn’t looking so great.  Not snowing as of […]

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Link Roundup: All About Harvey

Matt Harvey pitched another great game last night, even without his best command. His fastball darted all over the place, his slider stayed up in the zone, and his changeup was inconsistent.  Yet his line looked like this: Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA BF Pit Str Matt Harvey, W (2-0) 7 […]

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