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December, 2017

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Mets extend Sandy Alderson, bring back Omay Minaya

Mets fans who have been dreaming about the end of Sandy Alderson’s tenure as the team’s general manager have to keep dreaming, as the club announced it has signed him to an extension last week. Comment
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Trying to decipher Mets’ offseason blueprint

Major League Baseball has seen a slow start to its hot stove season, and the Mets have been no different. Comment
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Yankees have reclaimed New York, but Mets not too far behind

At the beginning of the 2017 season, this column questioned whether New York City had become a Mets town. It was a logical question to ask, given the Mets success in 2015 and 2016 while the Yankees were clearly a step behind. Comments (1)
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The best players in Mets history at each position

With the hot stove temperature still set to cool, baseball’s offseason has left fans waiting for big news to break. While we wait, I wanted to take a trip down memory lane and take a look at some Mets history. Comments (2)
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David Wright would make a good big-league manager one day

With former Met Carlos Beltran getting the chance to interview for the New York Yankees’ managerial vacancy, it got me thinking about which other current or former Mets might one day manage a big league club. And one name comes to mind more so than others: David Wright. Comment

November, 2017

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Mets should join the chase for Japanese phenom Shohei Ohtani

The Mets have been rumored to be interested in one of, if not the most intriguing player expected to be available in free agency this winter. Comments (1)
The 2017 season was a disaster for the New York Mets. Comment
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Mets need to shop for free agency bargains

Free agency is finally upon us. Comment
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Mets buy Syracuse Chiefs, will bring Triple-A team to upstate New York

As the offseason progresses, Mets have continued their bold new strategy of doing sensible things to improve the organization. Comment

October, 2017

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Mets make right choice bringing in Mickey Callaway as manager

Well, this was certainly a surprise. The Mets agreed to terms with former Cleveland Indians pitching coach Mickey Callaway to become the club’s 21st manager. Comment
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Mets’ top prospects see mixed results in first taste in the big leagues

For a big chunk of the year, I was calling on the Mets to call up their top prospects to give them a taste of action in the big leagues. The team did just that — albeit a little later than they probably should have — and summoned Amed Rosario and Dominic Smith, among others, to The Show. And the results, as expected, weren’t great. Comment
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Mets 2017 report card: low marks across the board

The end of the Mets’ 2017 season means its time for their postseason report card. Comment
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Mets can finally kiss 2017 season goodbye

The end of the 2017 MLB season has finally arrived, and not a moment too soon for the Mets. Comment

September, 2017

While the Mets haven’t seen too much success throughout the organization this season, some prospects in the lower levels of the system had breakout seasons. Ten prospects were honored by the team as Sterling Award winners, given to the top players in the system. Comment
Matt Harvey has been in the spotlight since making his dynamic debut in 2012. He’s had his ups and downs since then, but it’s become clear this season that the Dark Knight’s time in Queens may be coming to an end. Comment
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Mets right to shut down Syndergaard

It looks like the Mets may finally be making the right decision when it comes to dealing with an injury. Comment
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Time for David Wright to hang up his cleats

It’s time for David Wright to hang up his cleats. Comment
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Time for Mets to bring in a new manager

Terry Collins’ time in Queens should come to an end, as it’s time for the Mets to bring in a new manager. Comment

August, 2017

Very few MLB teams have had as many major injuries as the Mets in 2017. And while it may seem that the injuries have led to this lost season, it has allowed the team to turn its focus completely to 2018. Comment
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Mets’ future is looking bright

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Mets’ future is looking bright

The Mets are finally on the right track. Comment
The Mets took a positive first step in their youth movement by calling up super prospect Amed Rosario after the trade deadline last week. Now, it’s time for New York to take the next step and call up first base prospect Dominic Smith. Comment
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Alderson, Mets fail to make trade deadline splash

The Mets were expected to be big sellers ahead of Monday’s trade deadline, with a plethora of steady veterans available for the taking. It was thought the Mets would seek out deals for Lucas Duda, Jay Bruce, Curtis Granderson, Addison Reed and Asdrubal Cabrera. Comment

July, 2017

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Mets should sacrifice 2017 season for a better future

With no turnaround in sight, it’s time for the Mets to focus their attention on the 2018 season. Comment
Perhaps no team in baseball could have used the All-Star break more than the New York Mets. The squad has played through injuries to its biggest stars and tumbled into the break with a 39-47 record, the fourth-worst in the National League. Comment
When the 2017 season started, it was believed the Mets would boast a handful of All-Stars at July’s Midsummer Classic in Miami. The top candidates included Noah Syndergaard, Jacob de Grom and Yoneis Cespedes. Comment

June, 2017

The New York Mets continue to show questionable decision-making. Comment
This is the ace the Mets have been looking for. Comment
With Steven Matz and Seth Lugo due back from their injuries, it’s time for the Mets to shuffle their pitching rotation. Comment
While the start of their season may not have been ideal, it seems as though the Mets are on the verge of finally turning the corner, as key players such as Yoenis Cespedes, Steven Matz and Seth Lugo are inching closer to returning from long-term injuries. Comment

May, 2017

With the Mets bullpen struggling and Jeurys Familia out with an injury, could New York make a move for another late-inning reliever? Comment
It’s time for the Mets to call up shortstop Amed Rosario. With the team slumping and starter Asdrubal Cabrera dealing with injuries, New York needs to summon its top prospect to bring a jolt of energy to the big league club. Comment
From Matt Harvey to Noah Syndergaard, the Mets are allowing their star players to run free with limited consequences. Comment
The Mets’ training staff and team doctors failed to properly diagnose injuries to star players Yoenis Cespedes and Noah Syndergaard. Comment

April, 2017

While expectations are sky-high for the Mets this season, they have struggled early against their National League East opponents to start the season, specifically the first-place Washington Nationals. Comment
Things have gone from bad to worse for the Mets, as Noah Syndergaard was scratched from Thursday’s scheduled start against the Braves due to a sore biceps and a tired arm. Comment
With the early-season struggles of Jose Reyes and Curtis Granderson, the Mets should turn to Neil Walker to fill in at the top of the order. Comment
Forbes ranked the New York Mets as the sixth most valuable Major League Baseball Franchise. Comment
Mets slugger Jay Bruce has gotten off to a fast start in 2017 after struggling in New York after coming to town in a 2016 trade deadline deal with the Reds. Comment
The Mets avoided a sweep, but ultimately dropped two out of three games to Miami as they get ready for their first road trip of the season. Comment
The Mets opened their season on a positive note, taking two of three games against the Braves. New York defeated Atlanta 6-0 on Opening Day before falling to the Braves 3-1 in 12 innings. The Mets took the rubber match 6-2 Thursday night to clinch the series victory. Comment
With the New York Mets’ recent success, there seems to be a new sheriff in town when it comes to baseball in New York City. Comment

March, 2017

Here is the season preview for the 2017 New Yor Mets. Comment
The New York Mets will hand the ball to Noah Syndergaard on Opening Day and he’ll be followed by Jacob deGrom and Matt Harvey in the rotation. Comment
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Mets scratch Matz from scheduled start due to elbow discomfort

The New York Mets’ projected Opening Day starting rotation may be in jeopardy, as Steven Matz was scratched from Monday’s scheduled Spring Training start due to elbow discomfort, according to the New York Post. Comment
New York Mets outfielder Michael Conforto is off to a strong start this spring as he tries to earn more playing time at the big league level. Comments (1)
New York Mets pitcher Seth lugo will start for Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic finals. Comment
Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo and Zack Wheeler have each pitched well as the battle for the New York Mets’ open rotation spot heats up. Comment
Mets’ top prospect Amed Rosario has made a strong impression on New York’s coaching staff this spring and could reach the majors in 2017. Comment



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