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Duda Lands in Top Echelon of NL Power Hitters

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(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 League. Duda’s two-run homer that nearly landed on Shea Bridge in right-center in the eighth inning of the Mets’ season-closing More...

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By Steven Simineri On Monday, September 29th, 2014
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Mets reserve Bobby Abreu bids adieu…

Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports The afternoon following Derek Jeter’s magical Bronx goodbye, one of his countless former teammates announced his plans to also ride into the sunset at seasons More...

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By Guy Kipp On Friday, September 12th, 2014
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 Steven Simineri On Monday, August 18th, 2014
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Journeyman Carlyle Finds a Home in Mets Bullpen

Buddy Carlyle may sound more like the name of a 1950’s era lounge singer, as Jon Heyman of CBS Sports recently pointed out on twitter, or an old vaudeville star, as another put it. However, Carlyle is a middling More...

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By Gary Phillips On Friday, August 15th, 2014
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Collins Says Harvey Won’t Pitch in 2014

Brad Penner USA TODAY Sports   Fans of the New York Mets will be happy to know that Matt Harvey is doing just fine in his rehab from Tommy John surgery. Manager Terry Collins wants them know that does not mean More...

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By Guy Kipp On Saturday, August 9th, 2014
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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...