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Mets Arrive at All-Star Break in Decent Shape After All

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Mike Stobe/Getty Images When the official halfway mark was reached a couple of weeks in advance of the All-Star break this week, the Mets stood at 37-44, and Double G Sports was all set to publish an article on how the franchise is forever stuck in place. After all, 37-44 doubled comes out to 74-88, and the Mets were 74-88 in 2013, and 74-88 in 2012. More...

by Guy Kipp | Published 2 months ago

Daniel Murphy
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By Guy Kipp On Saturday, July 5th, 2014
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The Exhilarating, Exasperating Enigma of Daniel Murphy

Mets fans seem to have a special place in their hearts for Daniel Murphy. The sentiment is understandable. The veteran second baseman is affable, plays hard, almost never misses a game, is one of the best hitters More...

Syndergaard has not been impressive at Triple-A this season. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)
By Guy Kipp On Friday, June 27th, 2014
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For the Mets, Noah Seems Nowhere Near Ready for a Callup

Syndergaard has not been impressive at Triple-A this season. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports) Mets fans who are even aware of the existence of CBS-SN on their channel lineup may have missed the fact that the network More...

Jacob deGrom
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By Guy Kipp On Monday, June 23rd, 2014
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Wheeler, deGrom Rebound with Great Outings in Miami

A year after being called up to the major leagues, Zack Wheeler was struggling more than ever through the first half of June. And a month after making his major league debut, Jacob deGrom was undoing his impressive More...

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By Guy Kipp On Monday, June 16th, 2014
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Could Duda and Granderson Be Closer to Breaking Through?

(Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports) Installed in the ever-revolving leadoff spot in the Mets batting order on Sunday, Curtis Granderson hit a home run into the second deck. In the same game, Lucas Duda hit a pair of More...

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By Guy Kipp On Monday, June 9th, 2014
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Draft Pick Conforto Conforms to Mets Organizational Philosophy

(Photo courtesy of NCAA.com) When the Mets selected Oregon State University outfielder Michael Conforto with the 10th overall pick in the June Amateur Draft last week, they were quick to trumpet the 6-2, 215-pound More...

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By Guy Kipp On Wednesday, June 4th, 2014
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Mets Bullpen Finally Enters the Fast Lane

(Elsa/Getty Images) For several years, the Mets watched National League opponents roll in Ferraris, Corvettes and Porsche Carerras from their bullpens in the last three innings of a game, and the Mets tried to counter More...

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By Guy Kipp On Tuesday, May 27th, 2014
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Dice-K Showing Surprising Value to Mets Pitching Staff

(Brad Penner – USATODAY Sports) Considering the collective groans his first three disastrous starts induced last August when Daisuke Matsuzaka was lifted off the scrap heap by the Mets after Matt Harvey’s More...

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By Guy Kipp On Tuesday, May 20th, 2014
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Zack Wheeler Continues to Struggle

(USATSI) In the wake of their respective impressive major league debuts last week, New York Mets starting pitchers Rafael Montero and Jacob deGrom are, apparently, going to be scrutinized in their next couple of More...

Chris Young
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By Guy Kipp On Saturday, May 17th, 2014
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Mets Show Unique Ability to Turn Good News into Bad

There should have been enough positive, encouraging or uplifting stories to tout where the Mets are concerned this week. They scored 21 runs in two victories in Yankee Stadium, started to turn the key roles in their More...