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Daniel Murphy Avoids Arbitration: Mets 101 News and Notes
January 30th, 2013 at 6:41 PM
Spring training is nearly upon us and the New York Mets are beginning to put the finishing touches on their 2013 roster. After signing Shaun Marcum to fill the hole in their starting rotation, the team has been flirting with the idea of signing free agent outfielder Michael Bourn. There has...

Mets 101 Player Review Series: Josh Thole
November 14th, 2012 at 11:52 PM
Now that the 2012 season has concluded for the New York Mets, we have taken a look at overall breakdowns for the offense, starting rotation, and bullpen this past season. We will now take a look at every player on the roster from A (Manny Acosta) to Y (Chris Young)...

Mets 101 Player Review Series: Kelly Shoppach
November 11th, 2012 at 11:04 PM
Now that the 2012 season has concluded for the New York Mets, we have taken a look at overall breakdowns for the offense, starting rotation, and bullpen this past season.  We will now take a look at every player on the roster from A (Manny Acosta) to Y (Chris Young)...

Mets 101 News and Notes Special Edition: Free Agency Rumors
November 3rd, 2012 at 3:01 PM
Baseball's free agency period is now officially underway and the New York Mets are hard at work. Besides working out extensions for David Wright and R.A. Dickey, the team is said to be seeking upgrades behind the plate and in the outfield. As the hot stove is just churning up,...

Mets 101 News and Notes: Option Day is Coming Due for David Wright, R.A. Dickey
October 30th, 2012 at 7:56 AM
First and foremost, here's to hoping that all of our readers who are impacted by Hurricane Sandy are doing alright. Between the arrival of "Frankenstorm" and the 24/7 news coverage of it, it would be understandable if you haven't heard that the 2012 season is over. After the San Francisco...

Mets 101 Offseason Predictions: Free Agency
October 26th, 2012 at 7:37 PM
With the World Series underway, the 2012 season is almost over. As soon as the Series ends all players become free agents. After another five days, free agents are allowed to sign contracts with new teams. That means New York Mets' General Manager Sandy Alderson will be very busy soon....

Mets 101 Position Review Roundtable: Catchers
October 14th, 2012 at 6:53 PM
As the season progressed, it became clear that the Mets had a problem on their hands at the catcher position.  Four players in total, Josh Thole, Rob Johnson, Mike Nickeas, and Kelly Shoppach, played at least one game behind the plate and their inconsistencies plagued the Mets for most of...

Mets 101 News and Notes: Winds of Change are Coming to Flushing
October 3rd, 2012 at 9:21 AM
Today marks the final day of the 2012 regular season for the New York Mets, and it will come not a moment too soon for the team's fans and players. A once promising 2012 campaign got sunk by a miserable start to the season's second half, which exposed a lot...

Mets 101 Game Preview: New York Mets at Atlanta Braves
September 29th, 2012 at 3:57 PM
The New York Mets ruined Chipper Jones night with a 3-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves last night. Outfielder Lucas Duda delivered a go ahead three run homer to put the Mets ahead for good and end Jon Niese's season on a winning note. Tonight the two squads will resume...

Tejada’s Walk-off Single Lifts Mets Over Miami Marlins 3-2
September 24th, 2012 at 12:07 PM
The New York Mets (69-83) completed an improbable sweep of the Miami Marlins (66-87) Sunday, taking the third and final game of their weekend series in dramatic fashion, 3-2. The win extended the Mets win streak against Miami to seven games and puts the Amazins three games ahead of the Marlins for...

Review of Kelly Shoppach’s Tenure with Mets Thus Far
September 13th, 2012 at 10:29 PM
As the New York Mets began their free fall at the start of the second half, it became apparent that General Manager Sandy Alderson needs to address a litany of issues with this ball club.  The troubles with the bullpen and outfield have been well documented, but it also became...

Gio Gonzalez Gets 19th Win of the Season as New York Mets Unable to Muster Any Offense
September 10th, 2012 at 11:01 PM
New York- The New York Mets' inability to score runs at home can not seem to come to end.  After being swept by the Atlanta Braves, Manager Terry Collins shook up the team's batting practice schedule in hopes of awakening the club's dormant offense.  Unfortunately, the new tactic led to...

St. Louis Cardinals Use Three-Run Second to Defeat New York Mets 5-1
September 4th, 2012 at 11:35 PM
The St. Louis Cardinals (74-62) used a three-run second inning to propel themselves past Matt Harvey and the New York Mets (64-72) en route to a 5-1 victory.  The Met bats fell silent yet again as the only run they could muster on the evening was a Mike Baxter sac...

Mets 101 Game Preview: New York Mets at St. Louis Cardinals
September 4th, 2012 at 5:37 PM
A controversial call last night derailed the New York Mets’ (64-71) chances at a comeback last night against the St. Louis Cardinals (73-62).  The Mets have won seven of their last nine and hope to end the season on a positive note.  St. Louis has struggled a bit as of...

Questionable Call by Umpires Derails Rally in Ninth Inning for New York Mets
September 3rd, 2012 at 5:47 PM
St. Louis-The New York Mets were in the process of a comeback on this Labor Day Monday. The team had rallied from 4-0 down to cut the St. Louis Cardinals' lead to 5-4 by the top of the ninth inning. St. Louis closer Jason Motte gave up what appeared to...

Mets 101 Game Preview: New York Mets at St. Louis Cardinals
September 3rd, 2012 at 11:37 AM
After a long and miserable July and August, things finally seem to be looking up for the New York Mets. The team has won three in a row and six of seven games to pull themselves back to within six games of the .500 mark. The bullpen has been stellar...

Furious Ninth Inning Comeback Lifts New York Mets to Another Victory
September 1st, 2012 at 10:45 PM
Miami- For the vast majority of the second half, the New York Mets found ways to lose games. While the team is certainly out of playoff contention, manager Terry Collins has challenged his team not to quit and to finish the season on a strong note. Even though most of...

Four Run Tenth Inning Keys Victory for New York Mets
August 28th, 2012 at 11:39 PM
Philadelphia- The New York Mets knew they would likely get into a wild and crazy game when they played the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night. The game was set to take place at Citizen's Bank Park, which is one of the best hitter's havens in the majors. The game lived...

Jeremy Hefner and New York Mets Unable to Take Finale from Washington Nationals
August 19th, 2012 at 9:04 PM
Washington- Unable to capitalize on yesterday's win, the Mets dropped another game and ultimately the series to the Washington Nationals.  Losing today's game 5-2.  ***PHOTO1*** After a rain delay of essentially two and a half hours, the game, would go underway.  Along with the Nationals' and pitcher Gio Gonzalez's impressive season.  On...

Johan Santana Loses It in Fourth as New York Mets Fall 6-4
August 18th, 2012 at 1:38 PM
Washington, D.C.- New York Mets starter Johan Santana delivered the moment of the team's season when he threw the first no hitter in franchise history on June 1st. That outing, against the St. Louis Cardinals, saw Santana threw 134 pitches amid concerns from Manager Terry Collins that Santana could be...