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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...

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...

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By Guy Kipp On Sunday, July 27th, 2014
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Mets Need to Hold on to Bartolo Colon

The Mets made it known last week that pitcher Bartolo Colon was available for a trade before the July 31 trading deadline. Now, the Mets should make sure they pull the hefty veteran off the market at once. Mets More...

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By Jason Radowitz On Thursday, July 24th, 2014
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Mets: Kingda Ka Pitching

It wasn’t long ago when the Mets began their regular season with a starting rotation that consisted of Dillon Gee, Jon Niese, Bartolo Colon, Zack Wheeler and Jenrry Mejia. It also wasn’t too long ago More...

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By Guy Kipp On Saturday, July 19th, 2014
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Jon Matlack Should be in Mets Hall of Fame

During a telecast on the Mets’ most recent homestand, Gary Cohen conducted a live, in-game interview via phone with Jon Matlack. Matlack spent seven seasons with the Mets from 1971-1977, but has been conspicuous More...