1. Biggest Breakout Stars from the 2013 World Baseball Classic

    By loose definition, a breakout player is one that has a season-long performance that really stands out. A performance that we have never before seen the likes of from a particular player...

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  2. Ranking MLB's 10 Most Feared Base Stealers Heading into 2013

    In this day and age, home runs get the most "ooh's" and "aah's" at baseball games from spectators. Fans come to the ballpark to see guys like Prince Fielder and Giancarlo Stanton hit mammoth tater shots that come close to reaching Mars' orbit...

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  3. 5 Emergency Plans at Closer for the New York Mets

    The New York Mets are a tough team to predict this season. They don't have a roster that's full of big names like their crosstown rivals...

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  4. New York Mets: Could Brennan Boesch Be a Possible Trade Target?

    What you are about to read is purely my own speculation based on what has transpired this past offseason and current scenarios surrounding the New York Mets and the Detroit Tigers ...

    Jason Lempert Written by Jason Lempert about over 1 year ago 4,385 reads 13 comments

  5. Team Mexico World Baseball Classic 2013: Schedule, Roster and Predictions

    In the 2013 World Baseball Classic , the Mexican National Team will be looking to improve on their previous two competitions...

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  6. Breakout Stars from New York Mets First Week of Spring Training Action

    For many players, spring training is not about the numbers. Stats from the month of March can pretty much be thrown away for seasoned veterans who are entrenched in their team's starting lineup...

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  7. 7 International Prospects to Pay Attention to at the World Baseball Classic

    In the most recent installment of the international World Baseball Classic, held in 2009, a 22-year-old right-hander named Yu Darvish helped pitch the Japanese team all the way to the championship...

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  8. Reviewing Each MLB Team's Offseason, and Previewing Each Team's 2013

    It's been a wild ride this winter with big-name free agents signing their typical lucrative contracts, and teams making trades to potentially better themselves for the upcoming season (and possibly beyond)...

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  9. New York Mets: Most Intriguing Position Battles

    Spring training. It's the most wonderful time of the year...well, for a baseball fan anyway. The snow is melting, the birds are chirping and players are heading to Cactus and Grapefruit League action as they prepare for another grueling 162-game season...

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  10. MLB Sluggers Headed for a Big Power Outage in 2013

    In 2012, there were nearly 5,000 home runs hit across the Major Leagues, about 400 more than in 2011. Some sluggers saw an emergence of their power swing last season that had not been evident before (or at least for a few seasons)...

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  11. Most Exciting New York Mets Prospects to Look out for in Spring Training

    For a number of years, the New York Mets have had the distinction of having one of the worst farm systems in Baseball...

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  12. 4 Reasons the New York Mets Should Have No Regrets About the 2013 Offseason

    The New York Mets came into this offseason knowing they would once again be on a tight financial budget. They had to spend wisely and avoid pursuing big-name free agents (such as Josh Hamilton or Zack Greinke ) to fill the holes in their lineup...

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  13. Playing Fact or Fiction with the Latest New York Mets Rumor

    In case you haven't been following closely, only one major rumor is swirling around the New York Mets at the present time. Whether or not they will sign free-agent outfielder Michael Bourn ...

    Jason Lempert Written by Jason Lempert about over 1 year ago 10,731 reads 27 comments

  14. Predicting the New York Mets' Breakout Players of 2013

    What exactly is a breakout player? Well, according to MLB .com's GIBBY Awards (a set of honors and accolades handed out after the season to the best of a number of categories), a ...

    Jason Lempert Written by Jason Lempert about over 1 year ago 243 reads 13 comments

  15. New York Mets: 5 Surprising Names Who Will Make a Big Impact in 2013

    Expectations heading into the 2013 season are realistically low for the New York Mets. While the team has not admitted to entering a true "rebuilding" stage, a .500-record will be considered an accomplishment for the team this year...

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  16. How Much Longer Can Johan Santana Remain a Top-of-the-Rotation Starter?

    What makes someone a top-of-the-rotation starter? Well, there are a number of factors. Of course, a pitcher's "stuff" is key—how fast his fastball is, how hard his slider is, etc...

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  17. 5 Things We Want to See from the New York Mets in 2013

    A very happy new year to all you sports enthusiasts out there, and welcome to 2013! The year prior saw some amazing (no pun intended) things in the world of baseball. There were surprise teams, momentous comebacks and hundreds of jaw-dropping plays...

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  18. Will Zack Wheeler Be Ready to Replace Dickey, Star in Mets Rotation?

    Ever since July 28, 2011, New York Mets fans have been salivating. You see, it was on that day that the Mets dealt outfielder Carlos Beltran to the San Francisco Giants . In return, the Mets received top pitching prospect Zack Wheeler...

    Jason Lempert Written by Jason Lempert about over 1 year ago 120 reads 7 comments

  19. New York Mets: 4 Players Who Could Be All-Stars Next Season

    In their 50-year history, the New York Mets have had 51 players selected to the MLB All-Star Game. Six members of their 2006 team were All-Stars, the most in any single season. Last season, David Wright and R...

    Jason Lempert Written by Jason Lempert about over 1 year ago 4,962 reads 11 comments

  20. New York Mets: Why They Won't Regret How They Handled R.A. Dickey

    It has been a tumultuous couple of months for the New York Mets and R.A. Dickey. In case you haven't heard, the reigning National League Cy Young Award winner's contract is due to expire at the close of the 2013 season...

    Jason Lempert Written by Jason Lempert about almost 2 years ago 1,402 reads 1 comments

  21. New York Mets: Options to Replace R.A. Dickey If He's Traded

    The case of right-hander R.A. Dickey is a curious one. He is 38 years old, and until his recent union with the New York Mets has never shown the ability to have sustained success...

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  22. Moves GM Sandy Alderson Needs to Make to Save His Job with N.Y. Mets

    It's not easy to be the general manager of a Major League Baseball team. Managing payroll, signing free agents, trading players, hiring managers and coaches—all are part of the duties of the GM...

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  23. New York Mets: Best Acquisitions in the Franchise History

    Over time, the amount of criticism Major League Baseball teams take from fans regarding their transactions seems to be escalating and increasing...

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  24. New York Mets: Men Who Have Gone from Zeroes to Heroes (or Vice Versa)

    The New York Mets just finished off their 50th season in the Major Leagues with a 74-88 season. During their 50-year tenure, the Mets have had their fair share of All-Stars, but have never had an MVP...

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  25. 4 Reasons NL Cy Young Winner R.A. Dickey Should Retire as a New York Met

    I'm not sure exactly what the New York Mets were expecting when they signed knuckleballer R.A. Dickey to a minor league contract prior to the 2010 season...

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