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Shortstop(s) of the Future?

I know it was you Fredo. You broke my heart. You broke my heart. -- Michael Corleone upon planting the kiss of death on his brother Fredo. Future Mets shortstop candidates are seemingly...

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Notes from B-Mets vs. Bowie Baysox - Matz AA debut 6/21/14

Only caught the first 6 innings. Matz brought the heat but didn't seem to impress the Bowie hitters. In addition to the HR there was a still rising screaming liner that hit about 2 feet...

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Attendance Update: 2014 vs. 2013

From 2012 to 2013 the Mets saw a decline of over 100,000 paid ticket sales. Hard to know how much extra revenue each ticket sold represents but it seems reasonable to guess that...

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Evaluating Sandy's Off-Season OF Choices

These are trying times in Metsville. A club that had played .500 ball over a 138 game stretch has suddenly slid into a 3-8 funk featuring a punchless offense and shoddy defense that's thwarted...

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Silver-Linings

A meager attempt at helping folks thinking of reaching for razor blades before I head to the airport to hit hotspots like Lansing & Madison . . . Wilmer's looked fine with the glove. ...

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Is the bullpen a total disaster or just run of the mill?

So according the Amazin' Avenue vox populi last night we learned several things including: Last night's loss is solely on Terry. I guess what must follow from that is that he had...

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The Myth of the Robotic Strike Zone

Instant replay has already provided a host of confounding decisions. Turns out the human eye watching video - while more reliable than the human eye watching live action – still stumbles...

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The Mets Versus .500

When does a trend become a measure? If a club plays well for 20 games we all know it's no big deal. And we've all seen a ton of "surprise" clubs have great first halves before fading to...

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Is it Panic Blanket Time for Curtis?

via i.imgur.com 2014 is off to a typical Mets start. Kind of like Forrest Gump's infamous box of chocolates. There was getting swept in the Opening Series and looking like a club with a 70...

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The Most Important Number?

OK. Since it's the time of year to have fun with small samples I'll spin the wheel. But rather than looking at numbers with two digits I'll peek at one of the six-figure sort. It's the...

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Mets-Yanks Farm System Disparity - Will the Yanks Take It Sitting Down?

Rooting for a club with a Top Six farm system has its perks – especially when your cross-town rivals slot at #20. But as we all know prospects can break your hearts and checks can fill all...

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Hey Santa! How Much Longer?

Five straight losing seasons of coal in our stockings has taken a toll. Hopefully we're just a player or two away from contention for several years to come. Or not. We'll see. As bad...

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A Look Back at Top 50 Prospects

With the Ike Davis trade market developing at a slower pace than a Barolo Colon inside-the-park-homer there's been lots of speculation around here about what constitutes a reasonable return for...

What's the Mets' Baseline?

What can we reasonably expect from the Mets in 2014?

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Losing Our 2nd Draft Pick - Catastrophe or Yawner?

I love draft picks. I've been tracking them for roughly 20 years. I saw Gaby Hernandez 2005 no-hitter for the Hagerstown Suns in person and was convinced that he and teammates Grant...

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So You Wanna Sign a Big Bat? In Search of Patterns from Last Year's Marquee Free Agent Hitters

We need bats. Bats cost a lot. So should Sandy spend all his dough on a single bat that could be a piece for the anticipated 2015/2016 "win-window"? Even if it means treading water on...

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Can U Cano? Or What Does Steamer Say About 2014 Value Targets?

Suppose Robinson Cano were one of the most cost-efficient ways to add WAR in the off-season . . . would you favor blowing the entire off-season budget on him? Below is a table that...

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Could the 2013 Mets Have Been Contendas?

I did this exercise about mid-way through last season and figured it was worth another look. What would have happened if the 2013 Mets consisted exclusively of guys the club originally signed and...

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A Little Draft Pick Cushion

A protected first round pick would be sweet. Budget willing, it’d give Sandy more flexibility to pursue pretty much any free agent upgrade. Options are good ergo a protected pick is good. S...

Why losing a draft pick might be a good thing

Is a hot September from Wilmer Flores and other youngsters more important than protecting next year's first round draft pick?

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Ike Davis and the 30 by 25 Club

Yesterday's "Can the Mets Trust Ike Davis" editorial by Michael Donato ignited a vigorous discussion that featured the entire range of passionate opinions about the slugging/washed-up/in need of...

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Pitching Depth - More Than Just Words

We're all set! Matt Harvey's a legit ace, Zack Wheeler's hot on his heels. Jon Niese is the solid, proven southpaw vet, Jenry Mejia's the electric wildcard and Dillon Gee has a lower ERA than...

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Does How You Lose Matter?

After getting swept out of LA the Mets find themselves at an even 10 games under .500 with a 54-64 mark/.458 winning percentage. It sure seems like the club has been playing better after a...

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Finding Average Outfielders - Not as Easy as You'd Think

Having rooted for a team that's managed to play .500 baseball for the last 60 games it's easy to get excited about the coming off-season in the hopes that a few shrewd moves could...

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Trends and Tovar: Sell high or a long-term play?

Most seasons I adopt a minor leaguer to track and pull for. Many wash-out before hitting legal drinking age (remember Dante Brinkley - well he could drink by the time he washed out)...

Mets catcher John Buck: "Then all of the sudden I felt like I had a big wiener over me."

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Apparently Buck inadvertently interfered w/the Sausage race the other day. Funniest line of the year so far - hard to imagine anyone beating it!

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Splitsville: Will the "Vegas Effect" Set Wilmer Up for a Big Fail?

The variations may differ but the cries are growing louder: "Promote Wilmer, he's raking" "Plug Flores into 2B and Trade Murph he's earned a promotion" "Deal Ike, slide Murph over and hand 2nd...

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Is the Mets' rotation better than we think?

It seems to be feast or famine with our starting rotation. Can advanced metrics give us any insight into what we've really got on our hands?

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Why Don't We Know The Super Two Date? An Attempt at an Explanation

The "sweep ‘n get swept" of the past week suggests that not much is certain about the current season. But what is certain is that we want Zack Wheeler up as soon as possible and that we...

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"Original Mets" - Better Than The Current Ones

A recent thread featured some respectful back and forth on whether the Mets sucked at the draft. My position was we're probably about average, especially if you include IFA signings, but I...

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