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VIDEO: Lucas Duda’s 446 Foot Blast Of A Home Run vs Seattle

With the Mets leading 2-1 in the top of the 8th inning, Lucas Duda came up to bat and put a charge into one that only landed because Safeco Field happened to get in the way. Your browser does not support iframes. The reaction as the ball was leaving the park from Seattle pitcher Tom Wilhelmsen was even better… Wilhelmsen's face after Duda's bomb says it all…. #Mets #Mariners...
Via The Daily Stache
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

GIF: Eric Young Jr. Attempts To Make Catch, Crashes Into Mariners Fans

You have to give Eric Young Jr and A for effort and an A+ to the young Mariners for taking a hit and getting back up without showing any tears. GIF: Eric Young tries to imitate David Wright's diving catch into the stands…but he couldn't #Mets http://t.co/d7pWS5saLW — #ImWithTowels (@MetsKevin11) July 23, 2014 The post GIF: Eric Young Jr. Attempts To Make Catch, Crashes...
Via The Daily Stache
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Some Mets’ silver linings for 2014

After the first series since the All-Star Break, the Mets are not quite where we might have hoped they’d be at some of the more optimistic moments of the season. Eight games back of the second NL wild card spot, the once-glimmery playoff hopes are looking less…shiny these days. Coming into their most recent three-game series, the Mets odds to beat the Seattle Mariners are decent...
Via The Daily Stache
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mets Rumors: New York 'trying hard' to trade Bartolo Colon

The New York Mets have made Bartolo Colon available for trade, as Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports, but he is getting very little trade interest, according to Mike Puma of the New York Post.It isn't deterring the Mets from shopping him, as they are currently "trying hard" to deal Colon, according to baseball reporter Danny Knobler.#451992254 / gettyimages.comColon...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mets will find moving Bartolo Colon no simple task

The Mets want to move Bartolo Colon if, for nothing else, to redirect the $11 million he is owed next year to other needs. But multiple executives from outside of the Mets say it is exactly that $11 million owed in 2015 that will make Sandy Alderson’s job trading the righty anywhere from difficult to impossible — unless the Mets swallow a huge sum of next year’s payday. Though...
Via Pro Sports Daily
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lucas Duda: The Mets Most Pleasant Surprise in 2014

Nobody wanted Ike Davis patrolling the first base bag at Citi Field this year more than me. In several posts over the off-season I outlined my arguments why I believed that if the Mets chose to go within the organization at first base it made baseball sense that Davis was their man. Recent history with losing Beltran and Reyes and Dickey readied me to lose Ike as well. Making the...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Sandy Alderson’s call to action is going unanswered

“I think the last 10 games were important because they make the next 10 games relevant to what happens at the trade deadline. We’ll see what happens over the next 10 days or so. But certainly the last 10 games have to make us a little more optimistic.” That’s what Sandy Alderson said to the New York Post just before the second half of the 2014 season started. It was a challenge...
Via Mets360.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets trade rumors: Dice-K edition

The New York Mets are more likely to be sellers than buyers at the 2014 trading deadline. One possible player to be traded, though uncorroborated by any official source, is Daisuke Matsuzaka. Dice-K has done all that the Mets have asked of him and more this season. Operating as both a starter and out of the bullpen, Matsuzaka has been one of the most consistent performers this season...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

10 Years In: What is David Wright’s Legacy?

Believe it or not, today marks the 10th anniversary of David Wright’s Major League debut. As we reach this milestone, it is an appropriate time to assess his legacy with the team. Selected during the supplemental round of the 2001 amateur draft (20 picks after Aaron Heilman if you can believe it), David Wright served as a compensatory pick after the Mets lost Mike Hampton to the...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Matt Harvey spotted with new model on good arm

Matt Harvey — who already has been seen with an unending stream of super models while going through rehab following Tommy John surgery last year —  was recently spotted at a Manhattan hotspot with another piece of arm candy on his good wing.The Mets pitcher hit the Meatpacking District nightclub Up & Down, where the hard-throwing righty got cozy with Shannon Rusbuldt, according...
Via The Other Paper
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Have Sandy Alderson’s moves aided the success of the pitching staff?

Throught the first 100 games of the season, the Mets pitching staff has a nearly identical Fielding Independent Pitching (3.77) as it did last year (3.79), but it’s ERA has greatly improved (3.53 vs. 3.78). So with peripherals that indicate similar outcomes, the results have been much better this year.  That 0.25 difference translates to 42 fewer earned runs over the course of...
Via Mets360.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Assuming free will, would any other manager utilize Josh Edgin this way?

Let’s say you’re a veteran baseball man, well-respected in the industry. You’ve taken three years off from the game and have only followed it sporadically. You tune in every now and then to the ESPN or Fox Games of the Week but you catch most of the playoffs and World Series in your time away from the game. Out of the blue, a team calls you one day, looking for you to take...
Via Mets360.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Wright Says It’s Time For Mets To Be Adding Pieces

On Friday night, Sandy Alderson told reporters he was optimistic about his team’s chances in the second half which began with a win against the Padres in San Diego. “Sometimes you gotta believe, right?” Alderson asked before the game. “This is a time.” With 66 games remaining in the season and the team in third place and gaining traction, Sandy likes our odds. “Somebody...
Via Mets Merized Online
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Curtis Granderson struggles out of batter's box

Your browser does not support iframes.New York Mets right fielder Curtis Granderson stumbled out of the batter's box as he hit a single to lead off Friday night's game at San Diego. Granderson tried to get a quick jump out of the batter's box as he hit the base hit up the middle, but couldn't get his feet underneath him. Granderson fell to the ground but kept himself...
Via Holdout Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs trade rumors: Noah Syndergaard edition

Javier Baez, Kris Bryant, Addison Russell and Noah Syndergaard? Could the Chicago Cubs possibly land one of the best pitching prospects in all of baseball? According to reports, after the acquisition of  shortstop prospect Russell from the Oakland A’s, teams have been gauging the availability of Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro. The front office has insisted that he is not available...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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