1. Could the New York Mets Get Away with Trading Santana While in Contention?

    The New York Mets might need to invent a couple of new statistics to measure Johan Santana 's 2012 season: BNH and ANH. That is, Before No-Hitter and After No-Hitter, or Before No-Han and After No-Han, if you prefer...

    Tony Marcano Written by Tony Marcano about over 2 years ago 2,125 reads 16 comments

  2. New York Mets: Will Frank Francisco Lose His Closer Job to Bobby Parnell?

    Watching Mets ' closer Frank Francisco pitch is like playing Russian Roulette. On the one hand, he can fire bullets right past hitters. On the other, he can blow a lead and make you want to blow your own brains out...

    Tony Marcano Written by Tony Marcano about over 2 years ago 1,029 reads 4 comments

  3. New York Mets: Why Daniel Murphy's Starting Job at Second Base Is in Jeopardy

    Imagine you're at work, and your boss walks up to you and says, "You look like you could use a day off. In fact, take two days off. Relax. Watch a couple of ballgames." Sounds great to most of us...

    Tony Marcano Written by Tony Marcano about over 2 years ago 2,317 reads 10 comments

  4. New York Mets: What They Need to Pursue in Trade Talks

    Reds 14, Mets 5. Those were the run totals in Cincinnati's three-game sweep at CitiField over the weekend. It goes without saying that the Mets offense was from hunger...

    Tony Marcano Written by Tony Marcano about over 2 years ago 3,788 reads 28 comments

  5. 5 Reasons Ike Davis Will Make the Mets Look Smart for Not Sending Him Down

    It's been hard to like Ike this year. Mets first baseman Ike Davis has shown no sign of waking up from his nightmare season at the plate...

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  6. New York Mets: Why a 2012 Playoff Run Depends on Acquiring a New Closer

    The New York Mets have done surprisingly well so far this season, and as June nears, there are whispers of a playoff run. They have the tools at the plate. David Wright has an all-multiverse batting average of ...

    Tony Marcano Written by Tony Marcano about over 2 years ago 1,163 reads 9 comments

  7. New York Mets: Why Johan Santana Can Be the Best Mentor for Pitching Prospects

    There were a lot of good questions about Johan Santana going into spring training this season. Is he fully recovered from shoulder surgery? Will he be too cautious? Will he not ...

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  8. New York Mets: Pitchers Who Have Come Closest to the Team's First No-Hitter

    The Mets reached a dubious milestone on Friday night against the Miami Marlins . A first-inning triple by Jose Reyes thwarted the possibility of a no-hitter for the 8,000th time in Mets history...

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  9. New York Mets: Predicting MLB Debuts for the Club's Top 5 Prospects

    Let's take a quick look at the Mets ' disabled list since the beginning of the season. April: pitchers D.J...

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  10. New York Mets: Tracking Progress of the Top Amateur Draft Picks from 2011

    The New York Mets have always been bullish on pitching. So it should come as no surprise that of their 51 picks in the 2011 draft, 27 are pitchers. Not the first pick, though...

    Tony Marcano Written by Tony Marcano about over 2 years ago 3,490 reads 2 comments

  11. New York Mets: Is Ruben Tejada a Long-Term Solution at Shortstop?

    Jose Reyes returned to CitiField Tuesday night for the first time since he sold his considerable shortstop talents to the Miami Marlins . He heard more boos than cheers, and he continued to struggle at the plate...

    Tony Marcano Written by Tony Marcano about over 2 years ago 1,690 reads 9 comments

  12. New York Mets: 5 Nicknames for Dillon Gee's Gargantuan Goatee

    New York Mets pitcher Dillon Gee has been rockin' the goatee since he made his major league debut. When he joined the Mets, it was your typical everyday goatee. Short, trimmed, ordinary...

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  13. 50 Key Events in 50 Years of New York Mets Baseball

    On April 11, 1962, the newly enfranchised New York Mets took the field for the first time. They lost. Then they lost again. And again. And again and again and again and again and again and again...

    Tony Marcano Written by Tony Marcano about over 2 years ago 1,667 reads 18 comments

  14. Mike Pelfrey vs. Jason Bay: Who Is the New York Mets' Bigger Concern for 2012?

    New York Mets starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey and left fielder Jason Bay are both coming off tough seasons. Pelfrey finished 2011 at 7-13 with a 4.74 ERA. Bay, a career .274 hitter, struggled to a ...

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  15. New York Mets Pitcher Mike Pelfrey Gets off the Trade Bait Hook, for Now

    Mike Pelfrey 's name popped up in the trade rumor mill even before spring training began. After a couple of horrendous outings for the Mets , the question wasn't so much about Pelfrey as trade bait...

    Tony Marcano Written by Tony Marcano about over 2 years ago 319 reads 5 comments

  16. Mets Injury Update: 5 Reasons to Expect a Slow Start for David Wright

    David Wright sounded optimistic after his first spring training game on Monday. “I feel good,” he told reporters after his four innings of play. “I feel healthy...

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  17. Early 2012 NL East Predictions

    We're just about halfway through spring training, and a lot can happen between now and the start of the regular season...

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  18. 5 Reasons for Optimism for the Post-Jose Reyes Mets

    Is there anything good to say about the New York Mets ? Look at the headlines lately: A federal judge ruled that the team's owners may have to pay out around $83 million to victims of the Bernard Madoff ponzi scheme...

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  19. 5 of the Shortest Pitchers in MLB History

    Here's the long and the short of it on Mets pitching in 2012: Jon Rauch is long. Daniel Herrera is short. At 6'11", Rauch, newly acquired by the Mets from the Blue Jays, is the tallest pitcher in major league history...

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