1. Mets Trade Rumors: 10 Reasons Now's the Time to Sell High on R.A. Dickey

    On the surface, it makes zero sense to trade away the silver lining in the dark cloud that has been the Mets ' 2012 season, especially considering that R.A...

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  2. New York Mets: 5 Most Meaningless Statements Management Has Fed Fans

    For all the credit Terry Collins and Sandy Alderson were given early in the season for their business-like approach and holding players accountable for their miscues, it seems it was all rhetoric after all...

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  3. New York Mets: The Value of Finishing over .500 Versus a High Draft Selection

    The Mets have a problem. How can they put fans in the stands without winning many games? They don't have a great team or the money to acquire players who would make it better...

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  4. 10 Prospects in the Farm System That the New York Mets Can Build Around

    "Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience." -Ralph Waldo Emerson. Mets fans have been forced to remain patient over the past four seasons in which they have faded as the second half has begun...

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  5. 4 Tough Series That Could Derail R.A. Dickey's Cy Young Campaign

    As the New York Mets continue to lurk in obscurity in terms of the National League playoff race, R.A. Dickey remains the top story as the season enters its final month...

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  6. Felix Hernandez Perfect Game: Why Perfect Games Have Lost Their Luster

    I know what you are thinking: look at this writer claiming that perfection is easy, mitigating the significance of a historical event...

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  7. How the New York Mets Can Settle Their Outfield Dilemma

    When you have a really messy room sometimes the first thing you say when attempting to clean it is, "where do I even start?" That may be what Mets ' GM Sandy Alderson said when he took over for the club prior to the 2011 season...

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  8. All-Time Team of New York Mets Killers

    Some players nearly could have been elected to the Hall of Fame simply based on their production against the New York Mets . Every player has a stadium they prefer to hit at, or perhaps a mound that they find it easy to succeed on...

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  9. How a New York Mets Collapse Would Affect David Wright's Contract Negotiations

    In a world of lunacy, David Wright has remained the level-headed star of the New York Mets since his debut in July of 2004. Not much has been constant during his tenure as the third basemen of the Mets—aside from turmoil, of course...

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  10. 10 Reasons New York Mets Should Turn to Zack Wheeler Now That Matt Harvey Is Up

    The New York Mets have seen plenty of "can't miss" prospects miss pretty badly. For the sake of the organization, they are pinning a great deal of faith on the rapid ascension and hopefully success of uber-prospects Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler...

    Vinny Messana Written by Vinny Messana about 2 years ago 2,119 reads 35 comments

  11. New York Mets: How Great Mets Pitchers Fared in Their MLB Debuts

    Tonight, the reeling New York Mets will send top prospect Matt Harvey to the mound in Arizona to stop their six-game losing streak, which has essentially put an early end to their playoff hopes...

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  12. Mets Trade Scenarios: Would Dealing Matt Harvey for Zack Greinke Be a Mistake?

    It has been a long time since the New York Mets have acquired an elite-level player at the trade deadline. It has not been too long since they have traded a top prospect for a player they believed to be elite...

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  13. The Not-So-Curious Case of Johan Santana

    Following his June 1 no-hitter against the St. Louis Cardinals , Johan Santana's ERA stood at an impressive 2.38. It currently stands at 3.98 after another six-run outing—his third consecutive...

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  14. Mets Trade Rumors: 5 Available Players Who Could Clinch the Mets a Playoff Spot

    Despite their recent six-game losing streak, the New York Mets remain in contention for a Wild Card spot, and they can thank Mr. Selig for the addition of the extra playoff team...

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  15. Nationals Are Opening Old Wounds for Mets Fans

    Lost in the shuffle that was the past three seasons of mediocrity for the New York Mets was the fact that the Washington Nationals were causing more problems for them than the rival Philadelphia Phillies ...

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  16. New York Mets: Who Can Be the Mets' NEXT David Wright?

    From 1962 until 2004, third base was a revolving door for the New York Mets franchise. Of the 130-plus players to have played the position, only four appeared in over 500 games...

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  17. 10 Reasons to Believe the Mets' Amazin' Run Will End in the Second Half

    Last week, I wrote this piece on why the New York Mets will continue to surprise the National League and battle for a playoff spot through September...

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  18. Ranking the Best Home Run Calls in Baseball

    The game of baseball is poetry in motion. Every poem needs a great narrator, which is the equivalent of having a quality commentator in baseball. Some enhance the enjoyment of the moment, while others make you put the television on mute...

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  19. Ranking the Best Home Run Derby Performances of All Time

    Some people do not get lured into the mid-summer classic festivities. I, for one, love the entertainment that surrounds the Home Run Derby and All-Star game...

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  20. New York Mets: Why 2012 Will Not Feature a Second-Half Collapse

    The New York Mets are no strangers to lurking near the top of the standings in the first half of the season. In fact, the 2010 Mets—who ended with 79 wins—were actually nine games over ...

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  21. Terry Collins' 10 Most Puzzling Managerial Decisions of 2012

    New York Mets manager Terry Collins has been the beneficiary of numerous hunch decisions gone right, which has been a huge factor in the Mets' surprisingly impressive first half...

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  22. Why the New York Mets Were Smart to Hold on to Bobby Parnell

    Relievers that consistently throw in the upper-90s are valuable commodities for obvious reasons. In some cases, however, they are more valuable to a team as a trading chip than as a contributor...

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  23. New York Mets: Is Management Being Too Patient with Josh Thole?

    How do you inject firepower into a lineup that ranks 13th in the National League in home runs? How about you upgrade at positions that are struggling mightily...

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  24. Brandon Beachy's Injury Opens the Door for Mets to Win 2012 Wild Card Spot

    The National League is not exactly loaded with powerhouse teams in 2012. For the most part, the teams with the best pitching have the weakest offenses. Or, the teams with the best offenses have the worst pitching...

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  25. NY Mets R.A. Dickey Entering Rarified Air, What Does This Mean for Contract?

    Last week many New York Mets ' fans began discussing the possibility of R.A Dickey winning the National League Cy Young, which would be the first for the Mets since Dwight Gooden in 1985...

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