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Breaking Point

August 6, 2010 by

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Three things to look for in Philadelphia series As the Mets head to Philadelphia for yet another key three-game series with the Phillies, the season may be hanging in the balance. At 54-54 and eight games back of the Braves, it’s gut check time for the Mets. We’re approaching do or die time. After an […]

Dreadful offense dooms July

August 1, 2010 by

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After a terrific June in which the team went 18-8, the Mets followed up with a brutal July, in which they posted a dismal 9-17 record. Everyone points to the 2-9 road trip that opened up the second half of the season but the bad play started before the break, when the Mets went 2-4 […]

Road sweep is latest good thing

June 14, 2010 by

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The Orioles are not very good. But it counts when the Yankees and Red Sox beat them and it counts when the Mets do the same. And given the team’s poor road record this year, the three-game sweep in Baltimore was met with open arms. Perhaps most encouraging was how the sweep was a total […]

Niese rewards Minaya's faith

May 6, 2010 by

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This offseason everyone criticized Omar Minaya for not picking up at least one starting pitcher. I advocated for the club to sign John Lackey, and after he inked a deal with the Red Sox, I suggested the club pick up Jon Garland. Some people thought that the Mets needed to add two starting pitchers but […]

2010 Predictions

April 5, 2010 by

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As I write this Opening Day is already underway. However, I have the MLB.tv DVR ready and I have yet to watch any of the action. So, here are my predictions for the 2010 New York Mets: Josh Thole comes up before September to be the everyday catcher. Daniel Murphy comes back to post an […]

2010 Top Prospects

March 1, 2010 by

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General manager Omar Minaya has come under a lot of fire for not having more prospects in the farm system ready to step in and contribute when the Mets were hit by all of the injuries last year. There is some validity to that criticism. However, given the condition of the Mets farm system when […]