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By Guy Kipp On Monday, April 21st, 2014
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With Ike Davis Trade, Mets Commit to Lucas Duda

(Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) The Mets have made their choice, and it’s Lucas Duda. The organization’s trade of Ike Davis to familiar recent trade partners the Pirates on Friday (for a minor league pitcher and More...

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By Guy Kipp On Thursday, April 17th, 2014
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Believe It: Mets Arrive Home With Winning Record

(Photo: Ross D. Franklin, AP) Somehow — after enduring a cross-country trip, no days off, an exhausted bullpen, two extra-inning games, a meltdown by closer Jose Valverde, a ghastly start by Bartolo Colon and More...

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By Guy Kipp On Monday, April 7th, 2014
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Recapping Week 1 With The Mets

(Adam Hunge, USA TODAY Sports) After one week, the Mets are 2-4, which is neither impressive nor statistically significant. And right now their biggest problem is neither the competition for first base—Lucas Duda More...

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By Guy Kipp On Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014
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Another Blow to Mets’ Pitching Staff: Bobby Parnell’s Elbow

Take the “r-n-e” out of Parnell, and you have “pall,” which is what has been cast on the Mets—again—in the wake of the news that closer Bobby Parnell has a ligament injury to his elbow which may require More...

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By Guy Kipp On Saturday, March 29th, 2014
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Dillon Gee Best Choice for Mets Opening Day Nod

It may not be the choice that stirs the greatest passion in the fans or makes for any kind of juicy media meme, but Dillon Gee is both the most logical and most deserving choice to take the mound for the Mets on More...

Curtis Granderson (left) should provide a boost to the Mets outfield. (Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports)
By Guy Kipp On Monday, March 24th, 2014
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Outfield Should be Area of Big Met Improvement in 2014

Curtis Granderson (left) should provide a boost to the Mets outfield. (Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-USA TODAY Sports) The New York Mets opened the 2013 season with a centerfield platoon of Colin Cowgill and Jordany More...

Should Ike Davis be the regular first baseman or should the team trade him? (Credit: Jim McIsaac)
By Guy Kipp On Tuesday, March 18th, 2014
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Mets Holes Still Go Way Beyond Just Shortstop

Should Ike Davis be the regular first baseman or should the team trade him? (Credit: Jim McIsaac) With less than two weeks until Opening Day, the New York Mets don’t have a shortstop or a first baseman, and the More...

Ruben Tejada has not shown the ability to be the starting shortstop. (AP Photo)
By Guy Kipp On Tuesday, March 11th, 2014
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The Mets’ Black Hole at Shortstop

Ruben Tejada has not shown the ability to be the starting shortstop. (AP Photo) It’s the middle of March, and the New York Mets still don’t have a shortstop. It has been plain to any casual observer—and More...

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By Guy Kipp On Tuesday, March 4th, 2014
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Syndergaard Heat Fuels Hopes of Warmer Met Future

(AP) Monday was one of the coldest March days in memory in the New York area. In the afternoon, though, it was possible to huddle close to the radio for the Mets-Braves spring training broadcast on WOR 710 and be More...

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By Guy Kipp On Thursday, February 27th, 2014
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Mets First Crisis of Spring?: Niese’s ‘Dead Arm’

(AP Photo) Two days before the New York Mets’ opening spring training game against the Washington Nationals, their most likely candidate to start on the mound on Opening Day got sent back to New York. Jonathan More...

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By Guy Kipp On Tuesday, February 18th, 2014
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Mets’ Invitation of Jose Valverde to Camp Could Be Invitation to Trouble

Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports It was bound to happen. The Mets, in their quest to bolster the perpetually-in-need-of-bolstering setup corps of their bullpen, have turned to Jose Valverde as a non-roster More...

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By Guy Kipp On Friday, February 7th, 2014
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New York Mets Lose An Icon in Ralph Kiner

(AP Photo) Pitchers and catchers haven’t even reported for spring training yet, and the New York Mets already have one loss. Ralph Kiner, 91, died on Thursday after an almost unbelievably full and fascinating More...