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By Guy Kipp On Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

Piazza Closer, But Denied Again in Hall Vote

(Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)   For the second year in a row, a former Met has been voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. But, for the second year in a row, that former Met is not Mike Piazza. Pedro Martinez, More...

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By Guy Kipp On Monday, December 15th, 2014

Best Moves For Mets Are Ones Being Made by Division Foes

Sandy Alderson (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)   The winter meetings are over, and the only major league addition the Mets came up with was John Mayberry, Jr., a right-handed hitting outfielder who is More...

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By Guy Kipp On Monday, November 10th, 2014

Big Monday for Mets: deGrom Wins ROY; Cuddyer Signs

(Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports) A week after learning that center fielder Juan Lagares won the Gold Glove, the Mets had a red-letter day on Monday. By the time Jacob deGrom was declared the National League Rookie More...

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By Guy Kipp On Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Mets await awards season; Lagares and deGrom possible honorees

(Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images) Now that the San Francisco Giants have added another notch to their even-year dynasty with their World Series victory over the Royals, attention can turn to the lineup of post-season More...

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By Guy Kipp On Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Duda Lands in Top Echelon of NL Power Hitters

(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) On the last day of the 2014 season, the Mets secured a tie for second place in the National League East, and Lucas Duda moved alone into third place among home run hitters in the National More...

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By Guy Kipp On Friday, September 12th, 2014

Hey Mets, Leave the Fences Where They Are

The Mets are thinking about bringing the fences in again at Citi Field next year. They ought to think again. While Curtis Granderson might be cheered by the idea that he could hit 25 home runs instead of 20 More...

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By Guy Kipp On Monday, September 8th, 2014

Travis d’Arnaud Bat Heats Up; Defense Must Follow

(Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports) One of the more heartening developments in the second half of this 2014 Mets season has been the offensive growth displayed by catcher Travis d’Arnaud. Upon his arrival in the More...

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By Guy Kipp On Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

How Lucas Duda Went From Scrub to Slugger

Al Bello/Getty Images On this one, the Mets actually made the right choice. Undecided between first basemen after an injury-riddled and inconclusive spring training, the Mets opened the 2014 season with Lucas Duda More...

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By Guy Kipp On Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

The Wilmer Flores Experiment Will Not Work

Brad Penner – USA Today Sports With as many slings and arrows as Ruben Tejada has received over the last two seasons from everyone from the New York Mets’ front office to us lowly columnists at Double More...

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By Guy Kipp On Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Another Hitless August for Mets

Getty Images Rafael Montero’s seven brilliant innings against the Cubs on Sunday don’t really matter. Carlos Torres’ spur-of-the-moment five shutout innings in an emergency start Monday against More...

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By Guy Kipp On Saturday, August 9th, 2014

Mets Heading for Another Depressing Finish

The Mets look poised to continue a rather remarkable, but certainly not enviable record this summer. Since moving to Citi Field in 2009, the Mets have never had a winning month of August, and they have never had More...

Daniel Murphy's name floated around at the MLB Trade Deadline, but no deal was made. (Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
By Guy Kipp On Friday, August 1st, 2014
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Standing Pat May Have Been Best Move for Mets

Neither buyers nor sellers. Neither contenders nor also-rans, quite yet. The baseball purgatory in which the New York Mets find themselves in as the trade deadline passes contributed, in part, to their transaction More...