1. Starting Pitching Will Make or Break the New York Mets' Playoff Chances

    Back in the 2001 playoffs, the old theme of the Arizona Diamondbacks was "Johnson...Schilling...Pray for Rain"...

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  2. Top 5 Mets You Want Up with the Game on the Line

    Baseball is a game of timing. Whether it's a batter starting his swing at the right time, a base runner beginning his dive at the perfect moment or a pitcher releasing the ball in the ideal arm slot, baseball beckons for timing...

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  3. New York Mets: 5 Players Set to Outplay Their Contracts

    The Mets are going to surprise people in 2013. Though they're a young, relatively inexperienced squad, the team features many up-and-coming stars that are ready to burst onto the national stage...

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  4. Who Must Have Bigger Year to Silence NY Media, Johan Santana or David Wright?

    On a now small-market team, any time a player makes more than a couple million, they'll undoubtedly face pressure. So with Johan Santana in the final year of his six-year, $137...

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  5. New York Mets: Determining the Worth of Each Met by Contracts and Stats

    Far gone are the days of the Mets recklessly spending on big-name players in free agency and trades. The new Mets are a 'moneyball' team that builds from the farm system and chooses veterans wisely...

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  6. Ways That Brian Wilson Would Bring Stability to the New York Mets' Bullpen

    Frank Francisco is not an elite closer. In all honesty, Frank Francisco is hardly a closer at all. In the past two seasons, Francisco has compiled 40 saves, with 72 saves to his name over his eight-year career...

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  7. Which Remaining Free-Agent Relievers Can the New York Mets Still Sign?

    People may not know it yet, but the Mets will soon have a young, elite pitching staff that should be in the top five of the National League in numerous categories...

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  8. 5 Encouraging Signs for the New York Mets Heading into 2013

    There are definitely some of you reading this and wondering how a team that has yet to sign a major league free agent could have had any encouraging signs this off-season. I don't blame you...

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  9. Surprising New York Mets Who Won't Last in Queens Past the Trade Deadline

    Rebuilding. The worst word a fan could hear about their favorite organization, but a word that must be considered when deciding whether to ship players away or lock them up with long-term deals...

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  10. Pitchers Who Could Fill the Gaping RA Dickey Void for the New York Mets

    While many Mets fans were in support of the R.A. Dickey trade to Toronto because it has huge potential benefits for the organization in the long-term, few can argue that the Mets will be able to replace Dickey in their 2013 pitching rotation...

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  11. Best/Worst and Most Realistic Outcomes of the New York Mets and RA Dickey Trade

    In 2011, the Mets had the reigning National League batting champion in Jose Reyes. He took his talents to South Beach. In 2012, R.A. Dickey won the Cy Young Award throwing his juiced-up knuckleball ...

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  12. New York Mets: 5 Players Who Must Improve for Team to Contend in 2013

    Hoping for a Josh Hamilton or Zack Greinke signing this offseason? Sorry. The days of the Mets signing marquee free agents are officially behind us, at least for the next few years...

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  13. Feel Bad for Jason Bay: A Nightmare in a New York Mets Uniform

    I feel bad for Jason Bay. No, I'm not crazy. Yes, I have seen his stats before the Mets and with the Mets. Yes, he is being handed $21 million dollars to get as far away from New York City as possible...

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  14. Jason Bay and the Mets Part Ways: What This Means for the Future of the Outfield

    Wake up, Mets fans. The Jason Bay nightmare that began in 2010 is finally over, a year earlier than expected...

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  15. Who Is More Important to the New York Mets' Future—R.A. Dickey or David Wright?

    It is tough to believe this could even be a question, but it is. So who is more important to the New York Mets' Future—R.A...

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  16. 7 New York Mets Players Fighting for a Roster Spot in 2013

    After a tremendous start to the 2012 season, the Mets have fallen deep into the realm of irrelevancy. With over three weeks left in the season, New York is already mathematically ...

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  17. New York Mets Waiver Rumors: Will Scott Hairston and Andres Torres Be Claimed?

    With the New York Mets front office and coaching staff conceding the 2012 season and focusing on the 2013 campaign, it's time to pay attention to the waiver wire...

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  18. New York Mets: Predicting the 2013 Starting Lineup

    There's one trait that separates Mets fans from almost all other fans in the country: eternal optimism. Year in and year out, the Mets break our hearts...

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  19. 5 Reasons Why Citi Field Will Be a Great All-Star Game Host in 2013

    The 2012 season is all but over for the Mets , but "there's always next year" carries extra significance for New York fans heading into 2013...

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  20. Notre Dame Football: 5 Toughest Games for the Irish This Season

    Coming off an 8-5 season and a tough loss to Florida State in the Champs Sports Bowl, Notre Dame enters 2012 with a huge chip on its shoulder...

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  21. Chicago Cubs: 5 Players Who Need to End the Year on a High Note

    The Cubs are a lowly 44-69, but that doesn't mean the team can give up on winning games and finishing strong. A positive last month of baseball in 2012 would go a long way to motivate both the team and players that 2013 will be a better year...

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  22. Clemson Football: Why September Will Make or Break 2012 Season

    For Clemson, beating Auburn at a neutral sight is no simple task. That mission gets significantly harder without Sammy Watkins...

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  23. The 7 Biggest Reasons for the Mets' Second Half Struggles

    The Mets' first half was commonly described as one word: overachieving. As a diehard fan, I didn't want to believe it but realistically, this is just what the "Amazins" do...

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  24. Olympic Soccer TV Schedule: Japan vs. US Rematch Will Top 2011 World Cup Final

    About a year ago, the US Women's National team faced off against Japan in the 2011 World Cup Final, attracting an astonishing 13.5 million viewers to ESPN...

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  25. Usain Bolt: World's Fastest Man Won't Repeat in 200-Meter

    Usain Bolt may have gotten his groove back after setting the Olympic record in the 100-meter dash, but don't expect a repeat when he approaches the starting line in the 200...

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