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Where does Murphy fit?

April 30, 2010 by

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Red, white and blue pins labeled “I Like Ike” have been standard fare amongst New York Mets fans these days, and for good reason. The Mets rookie first baseman has impressed early with the bat and glove. Yes, Ike Davis certainly looks like he may have a long career as the Mets’ first baseman. But […]

Phils pain is Mets pleasure

April 29, 2010 by

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Raise your hand if you thought at the end of April that the Mets would be in first place. There is nothing wrong with taking a deep breath and enjoying the view from the top of the standings. It is especially sweet since no one saw it coming. Now, after an incredible 9-1 homestand, the […]

Mets overwork Nieve

April 26, 2010 by

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Something did not seem right about last night’s rain-shortened win against the Braves. Yes, it was odd to see the Mets sweep the Braves after dropping 13 of 18 games to them last season. But what was really unusual was that the bullpen threw just one pitch. The Mets lead the majors with 67 calls […]

What will Francoeur do next?

April 22, 2010 by

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It is hard to find a more polarizing figure in baseball than Jeff Francoeur. One group thinks Francoeur is great because he gives 100 percent all of the time, looks great in a uniform, gets a lot of RBIs, has a cannon for an arm, plays like he really loves the game, is a positive […]

Blanco lives up to reputation

April 21, 2010 by

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Omar Minaya took a lot of heat this offseason for not doing more in the free agent market. And what moves he did make were criticized, whether it was giving too many years to Jason Bay, too much money to Alex Cora or signing too many backup catchers. But catcher Henry Blanco has lived up […]

Promoting Davis now a mistake

April 19, 2010 by

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It is only a matter of time before the Mets promote Ike Davis. I like Davis, I had him as the club’s fourth-best prospect coming into 2010, and think he should be the starting first baseman for the Mets in 2011. But this is another panic move, ranking right up there with moving Jenrry Mejia […]

Bad Luck With RISP

April 16, 2010 by

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One day after going 1-12 with Runners in Scoring Position (RISP), the Mets had a much better time of it Thursday, going 4-14. Still, production with RISP has been one of the trouble spots for the Mets early in the 2010 season. After nine games, the team has a .554 OPS with RISP. How bad […]