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Oakland A’s Show How Moneyball Model Doesn’t Really Fit New York Mets
August 21st, 2014 at 12:19 PM
When the New York Mets and Oakland A's met up this season, people liked to compare how the two franchises have been built. The Mets and A's both have similarly low payrolls, with the Mets opening the season at 85 million and the A's having an 82 million dollar payroll....

Dillon Gee Has Struggled Mightily Since Return from Disabled List
August 21st, 2014 at 7:00 AM
Dillon Gee was one of the New York Mets' best starting pitchers in the first month and a half of the season. After being named the Opening Day Starter for the first time in his career, Gee showed more of the strong form that he finished the 2013 season with....

Mets Bats Come Through in 8-5 Win Over A’s
August 20th, 2014 at 9:35 PM
The New York Mets (60-68) evened up their series with an 8-5 win over the Oakland A's (74-52) Wednesday afternoon at the O.Co Coliseum. Lucas Duda led the Mets offensively with a 2-for-4 day, driving in three and scoring twice with a walk. Curtis Granderson, Daniel Murphy and Eric Campbell...

Mets 101 Game Preview: New York Mets at Oakland A’s
August 20th, 2014 at 2:53 PM
The New York Mets (59-68) have looked lost offensively since the All Star Break. They have fallen on particularly hard times of late, losing six of their last eight games, including last night's series opener to the Oakland A's (74-51) 6-2. The Mets are now in jeopardy of falling 10...

Dillon Gee Struggles Again as Oakland A’s Beat New York Mets 6-2
August 20th, 2014 at 11:52 AM
Oakland-The results for the New York Mets on offense were a little better yesterday. After being held to only four hits a night for five straight games, the Mets (59-68) got more than four last night. Unfortunately for them, they only got six hits and two runs. That would not...

Mets 101 Game Preview: New York Mets at Oakland A’s
August 19th, 2014 at 10:04 PM
The New York Mets (59-67) have been anemic on offense since the All Star Break. The last week has been a particular struggle, as the Mets went 2-5 in their last home stand and recorded only four hits a night in their last five games. The Mets really need to...

Jenrry Mejia’s Performance Since Hernia Injury is a Big Concern
August 19th, 2014 at 1:54 PM
Jenrry Mejia revealed last week that he has been dealing with a sports hernia injury for a few weeks. Mejia insisted he could pitch through the injury and was being prescribed medication to help the condition. Mejia also acknowledged that he will eventually have to undergo surgery, but that he...

New York Mets Have Worst Offense in Baseball Since All Star Break
August 19th, 2014 at 11:28 AM
The New York Mets looked to be righting the ship offensively at the end of the first half. The Mets showed some power and timely hitting as they won eight of 10 at Citi Field, leading some to believe that the team's offensive woes may finally be behind them. After...

Minor League Mondays: Michael Fulmer Having Tough Transition in St. Lucie
August 18th, 2014 at 8:26 PM
Besides the big three of Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, and Zack Wheeler, one of the more intriguing arms in the New York Mets' farm system is MIchael Fulmer. Fulmer, a 2011 draftee of Sandy Alderson, has a tremendous fastball and slider combo that led some to believe he could be...

New York Mets’ Bats Sleep in as Chicago Cubs Win 4-1
August 18th, 2014 at 3:26 PM
New York-The New York Mets (59-67) have fallen on very hard times offensively. The Mets had recorded only four hits a game in their last four games, and faced a series finale with the Chicago Cubs (54-70) down their starting pitcher. The Mets were without Bartolo Colon, who flew home...

Mets 101 Game Preview: Chicago Cubs at New York Mets
August 18th, 2014 at 11:15 AM
The New York Mets (59-66) have watched their offense evaporate before their eyes after the All Star Break. The Mets have averaged one run a game over the course of the homestand, The Mets are fortunate that they have won two of those games, both in this series against the...

Jacob DeGrom Eyes Return to Rotation in Los Angeles
August 17th, 2014 at 7:38 PM
Jacob deGrom appears to be on track for a very quick return from the disabled list. After reporting no problems throwing from flat ground yesterday, deGrom threw a 20 pitch bullpen session prior to this afternoon's game with the Chicago Cubs. deGrom threw all fastballs and appears to be all...

Starlin Castro’s Ninth Inning Homer Lifts Chicago Cubs to 2-1 Victory Over New York Mets
August 17th, 2014 at 5:24 PM
New York-This afternoon's game between the New York Mets and Chicago Cubs turned into a dynamic pitcher's duel. Starters Rafael Montero and Jake Arrieta were outstanding, and the game fittingly was tied 1-1 headed into the top of the ninth inning. That changed quickly as a solo homer from Starlin...

Mets 101 Game Preview: Chicago Cubs at New York Mets
August 17th, 2014 at 12:29 PM
The New York Mets (59-65) have won two in a row against the Chicago Cubs (52-70) despite collecting only eight hits in the first two games of the series. An Eric Campbell three run homer was the difference as the Mets beat the Cubs 3-2 Friday night, and some timely...

New York Mets Pick up Key Hits in 7-3 Win Over Chicago Cubs
August 16th, 2014 at 10:10 PM
New York-The New York Mets (59-65) broke out on offense tonight, and they did it despite getting only four hits. The four hits were very timely, however, and the Mets got strong work from their bullpen to secure a 7-3 win over the Chicago Cubs (52-70). The win made it...

Mets 101 Game Preview: Chicago Cubs at New York Mets
August 16th, 2014 at 3:41 PM
After winning 3-2 last night, the New York Mets (58-65) snapped a three game losing streak. Eric Campbell's three run home run in the fourth inning proved to be the difference in a 3-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs (52-69). The Mets will now look to win their second in...

Daisuke Matsuzaka and Jacob DeGrom Both Set to Throw Today
August 16th, 2014 at 11:06 AM
The New York Mets have a lot of injured pitchers on the mend, but it looks as if two are very close to returning. Daisuke Matsuzaka and Jacob deGrom are both set to take the next steps in their rehab today, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports. Matsuzaka is set...

Eric Campbell’s Big Blast Helps New York Mets Snap Losing Streak
August 15th, 2014 at 11:52 PM
New York-The New York Mets (58-65) have struggled on offense since the All Star Break, often failing to get the big hit when they need it. They finally got a clutch hit tonight against the Chicago Cubs (52-69). Eric Campbell's three run homer in the fourth inning was the difference...

Mets 101 Game Preview: Chicago Cubs at New York Mets
August 15th, 2014 at 4:48 PM
The New York Mets (57-65) have fallen on very hard times thanks to the Washington Nationals. The Nationals beat up the Mets over the last week, winnng five out of six against them, including a sweep at Citi Field. The Mets are likely thrilled to put the Nationals behind them...

David Wright’s Power Production Still Missing in Dog Days of August
August 15th, 2014 at 2:32 PM
Earlier this season, we discussed where New York Mets' star David Wright's power had gone. At the time, David Wright had gotten off to one of the worst power starts of his career, having only one home run and 17 RBI's back on May 5th. The power appeared to be...