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With Ike Davis Trade, Mets Commit to Lucas Duda

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(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 a player yet to be named) was only a matter of time in coming, and whether the Mets made the right decision isn’t one that’s abundantly 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...

Frank Viola, seen here pitching for the Mets, was a star pitcher in college at St. John's University. (Getty Images)
By Edward Kim On Thursday, April 3rd, 2014
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Frank Viola Goes Full Circle From St. John’s To The New York Mets

Frank Viola, seen here pitching for the Mets, was a star pitcher in college at St. John’s University. (Getty Images) Frank Viola finished his 15-year MLB career in 1996 oddly enough with the Toronto Blue Jays.  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...

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By Jason Radowitz On Sunday, March 16th, 2014
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How The Mets Could Make a World Series Run

Yes, you read the title correctly. The Mets can make a World Series run this year. Many things will need to go their way, such as good play from their shortstop, first baseman, and their entire pitching staff. I’m 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...