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Rusty Staub Talks to Bloggers

In honor of his bobblehead day on May 26th, the Mets Media Relations department was kind enough to hold a conference call between the great Rusty Staub and several Mets bloggers.  Rusty was very nice and accomodating.  A range of subjects was covered, from his career, to today’s players, to grilling tips. Here’s a sampling: […]

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What You Need To Know About the Tigers

With the Mets in Tigertown, and most of us Flushing fans unfamiliar with the teams playing in the Adulterated League (the one still experimenting with the designated pinch-hitter), I’ve called on fellow SweetSpot blogger and longtime internet friend Mike McClary of The Daily Fungo to answer a few random questions about his beloved Detroit Tigers. […]

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Inside Look: Atlanta Braves

The Mets subject themselves to a three-game series in Atlanta this weekend, and to get an idea on what’s happening with the Braves, I’ve called on fellow ESPN SweetSpot Blogger Peter Hjort of Capitol Avenue Club. My questions are in bold, and Peter’s answers in the blue boxes.

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Inside Look: Phillies

One of the benefits of being in the ESPN SweetSpot Network is that I’m able to pick the brains of other bloggers who cover opposing teams on a daily basis. With the Mets facing their first big test of the season, I called on Bill Baer of Crashburn Alley to give us the scoop on […]

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Interview with Ted Berg

Ted Berg, senior editorial producer of SNY, was nice enough to answer some questions for us at Mets Today. Ted is a modern-day renaissance man with a broad cultural interest, ranging from baseball to buffalo wings to sandwiches, which you can read all about on his blog, TedQuarters. Matt Himelfarb: Mets fans are mindless sheeple […]

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Inside Look: Detroit Tigers

Generally I like to get these Q&As up before the series starts, but I was negligent in my duties as a blogger and took too much time in getting questions to fellow ESPN SweetSpot blogger Mike McClary of The Daily Fungo. Mike was kind enough to answer them pretty quickly, and you can read his […]

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Inside Look: Indians

Tonight the Mets begin a 3-game series with the Indians in Cleveland. The Injuns had high hopes in the preseason, but those hopes dashed quickly after the season-ending injury to superstar Grady Sizemore and widespread underperformance by the able-bodied players on the roster. To get a clue on what’s happening in Cleveland, we turn to […]

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Inside Look: Orioles

You’ve watched one Orioles game but that doesn’t make you an expert, does it? So we’ve called on an Oriole expert and fellow SweetSpot Blogger Dave McNeill of Weaver’s Tantrum. The Orioles are in a state of flux, having recently fired their manager and on the lookout for a new skipper. As such we spent […]

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Inside Look: Padres

It’s June 1 and the San Diego Padres are in first place in the NL West, fresh off an 18-6 drubbing at the hands of the New York Mets. Eighteen runs? Aren’t the Padres supposed to be a poor offensive team? Wait, they’re in FIRST? Aren’t they supposed to be wallowing in the NL West […]

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Inside Look: Phillies

Fresh off a series win over their crosstown rival Yankees and on a “roll” of winning 3 out of their last 4, the Mets now host the NL East’s first-place Phillies, with a chance to cut their distance from the top of the standings in half. Whether they can do it is up for debate, […]

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Inside Look: Nationals

About a month ago, Washington walked into Flushing and beat the Mets two out of three — a series that ended with Livan Hernandez outdueling Johan Santana. At the time, many people had preconceived notions about each team’s prospects — most predicting a bleak season in the basement. Something surprising has happened since: the Mets […]

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Inside Look: San Francisco Giants

The Mets – Giants weekend series is underway, and there are a few new faces on the San Francisco club. Additionally, if you haven’t been paying attention to the NL West, you may be mildly surprised to discover that the Giants are in first place — a half-game over the surprising Padres and a full […]

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Inside Look: Phillies

The Mets are in first place, and the first-place Mets will be facing the second-place Phillies for a 3-game weekend series for the right to first place. Yes, I am going to harp on the “first place” thing as much as possible, since we don’t know how long it will last. May as well take […]

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Inside Look: LA Dodgers

In a matter of a few days, the Mets went from the NL East basement right into the thick of the race, simultaneously changing their outlook from bleak to bright. Their sudden “about face” was the result of several factors, not the least of which included strong pitching, a spark by Ike Davis, poor execution […]

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Inside Look: Atlanta Braves

The 8-7 Braves come to Flushing this weekend for a three-game series against the 7-9 Mets. With the two teams fairly close in regard to won-loss records, this is an important matchup for the first month of the season. Two weekend wins by the Mets puts them a half-game behind the Bravos, while a sweep […]

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