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Reyes and Thole Say Playing For The Mets Is Tough

Former Mets shortstop Jose Reyes said he feels sorry for his former teammate David Wrightwrites Anthony Rieber of Newsday. “After a little while, you just want to win,” Reyes said. “It’s not about the money, because we are already set. We’ve got a contract and it’s now about winning. We’re not getting any younger, you know? What is he, 31? I’m 31. I want

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Alderson’s hitting approach still not breeding success

Mets beat reporter Marc Carig of Newsday, took an in depth look at Sandy Alderson’s organizational approach to hitting that included several insights and quotes from Terry Collins, Minor League Director Dick Scott, VP of Player Development Paul DePodesta, and players David Wright and Brandon Nimmo. There is no room for deviation. So the Mets gather their hitters in the same

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Alderson Has Done A Poor Job assembling bullpens with the Mets

Not once during Sandy Alderson’s tenure as general manager with the Mets has he pieced together anything close to an adequate bullpen, writes Marc Carig of Newsday. And as the Mets begin their fourth season under Alderson, it’s unclear whether that will change any time soon. “The bullpen has not been good over the last several years,” Alderson said before a

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Collins Hints At Eric Young Jr Sliding to the Bench

Before last night’s loss to the Rockies, Terry Collins addressed reporters and did a little backpedaling regarding his proposed four man outfield rotation. “I don’t mind it for awhile,” Collins said. “I think in the long run, you’ve got to have three guys you’re going to run out there. To pick and choose your spots and who should play when,

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Alderson Discusses Payroll, Trades and 90 Wins

Speaking to Tyler Kepner of the New York Times, general manager Sandy Alderson reiterated his 90 win goal for the Mets this season and also said he is authorized to increase payroll if he needs to. “We challenged ourselves to think realistically about what each player could do,” Alderson said by phone on Wednesday. “It’s not like we believe everybody has

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Braves Say Mets Pitching Is A Force To Be Reckoned With

Peter Gammons polled baseball execs, coaches and scouts on which young pitchers turned some heads in Spring Training and unsurprisingly, Noah Syndergaard ranked No. 1 in his survey. “Physical, hard, power sink. Absolute potential star,” says one pro scouting director. “Has the power pitcher mentality.” What I found pretty cool were a couple of comments made by a Braves and

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Mike Puma Apologizes To Mets and Colon for Comments

April 29 New York Post beat writer Mike Puma, whose comments about Bartolo Colon caused Mets players to boycott his presence in the clubhouse, apologized today via Twitter. “No intent to offend with Colon comment last week, was meant to be a joke. For the record, I keep hot fudge on my neck for long games.” If the rain stops,

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Will There Be Any Other Sell Outs At Citi Field Besides Opening Day?

2013 Opening Day Was A Sell-Out The Mets expect to make it 16 straight sold-out home openers when they start the 2014 season against the Nationals on Monday at Citi Field, the Mets told Newsday. “The game will definitely sell out,” said Lou DePaoli, the Mets’ executive vice president and chief revenue officer. “We are pacing significantly ahead of last year.

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Dillon Gee Is Making Strides

Because the game wasn’t televised it looks like we all missed a great performance by Mets righthander Dillon Gee on Wednesday night against the Astros. He tossed six no-hit innings, walked one and struck out seven, and served notice to the National League that he’s back and he’s ready. “I felt really good out there,” Gee said. “The key is fastball command

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Syndergaard Living Up To His Nickname

I just read a fascinating column by the new Mets beat writer for The Record, Matt Ehalt, who you may remember from ESPN New York last Summer. Ehalt profiles Noah Syndergaard and delves into some of the things about him we seldom hear and also peppers his piece with some interesting quotes from Pedro Lopez, Sandy Alderson and J.P. Ricciardi who explains how

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Mets and Stephen Drew continues to remain unlikely

Scott Boras told Anthony Rieber of Newsday that he has engaged in discussions with the Mets. ”I have certainly had dialogue with them,” Boras told Rieber on Friday. “The message has always been that they have interest in Stephen but they wanted to see how things went in spring training.” “I think the earnestness of a franchise and their desire to win is always appraised by their conduct

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Wright Responds to moves by Braves

10:00 AM After learning about the Atlanta Braves aggressively acting to sign Ervin Santana for $14 million to offset the loss of Kris Medlen with an elbow ligament tear, David Wright was quick to respond and defended ownership and the front office. “My responsibility is to play third base, not decide who signs, doesn’t sign,” Wright toldESPNNewYork.com. “I’m not a part of the decision-making process.

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