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Hard-luck and R.A. Dickey

September 30, 2010 by

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“He’s run into some tough luck,” catcher Josh Thole said. “I’m sure he doesn’t have as many wins as he would like or should have. But I’m telling you, I can [only] think of one time where he went out and just had no feel for the knuckleball. Other than that, he’s been unbelievable.” Thole […]

Feliciano: Time to hawk this LOOGY?

September 29, 2010 by

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Thankfully the 2010 season is just about over and New York Mets fans can begin another off-season of wistfully dreaming of personnel and front office moves to send the Mets back to that foreign land we’ve only heard described as the playoffs. The buzz around the team lately has been that a fair amount of […]

Jose Reyes’ walk and contact rates

September 29, 2010 by

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Tuesday night Jose Reyes went 0-3 with a walk.  A rather unexceptional night at the plate for the Mets’ leadoff hitter but in a year where Reyes has drawn very few free passes, seeing him reach via walk was a nice thing.  The base on balls gave him six in 16 September games.  That works […]

Top 10 ways Mets have frustrated followers

September 27, 2010 by

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It has been another frustrating season for the New York Mets and their fans. The Mets spent eight days in last place early in the season and last led the National League East on April 30. Their offense totally collapsed in July, they couldn’t get a big hit when needed and key pitchers slumped at […]

Jose Bautista and the ’04 Deadline Deals

September 27, 2010 by

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Say the date June 15, 1977 to any Mets fan over the age of 40 and you will undoubtedly see a pained expression crawl over his face.  For the uninitiated, that is the day the Mets traded both Tom Seaver and Dave Kingman.  For younger fans, the closest they can come is July 30, 2004.  […]

Towers, experience should win out as GM

September 27, 2010 by

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The Mets are facing an offseason of stark changes, and the front office will be no exception.  General manager Omar Minaya likely will be reassigned within the organization, opening the door to a fresh start for a franchise that seemingly has lost its way over the last few seasons. Several names have emerged as prospects […]

Pitcher of the Year Mark Cohoon

September 27, 2010 by

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Mark Cohoon’s name wasn’t on many prospect lists at the beginning of the season, but despite an overpowering fastball, he just may make a few lists heading into 2011. Cohoon earlier this week was named the Mets’ Organizational Pitcher of the Year. The just-turned 23-year-old started the season at low Class A Savannah, but after […]