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The continuous progress of Travis d’Arnaud

Travis d’Arnaud has had a tumultuous rookie season. After being acquired in December 2012 from the Toronto Blue Jays along with the Mets current #1 pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard and outfielder/drag racer Wuilmer Becerra for reigning Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey, Travis came to the Mets as the centerpiece in the deal with every…

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Looking for silver linings

The Mets are eight games under .500 at 41-49 as of this writing. With 72 games left to play, they need to go 49-23 the rest of the way to achieve Sandy Alderson’s 90-win prediction for this season. Can it be done? As Rocco Lampone says to Michael Corleone in Godfather II (regarding the murder…

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The NLeast You Should Know Vol.14

A nine-game winning streak was not enough to put some distance between the Atlanta Braves and the rest of the division as the Washington Nationals matched the 5-1 week by the front runners. The top two teams were able to add a game to their advantage over the Marlins and have come close to putting…

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Mets set to open important home stand

It’s not often that a 10-game home stand in early July for a team that’s 11 games under .500 has any meaning. For the Mets, the next 10 days will have a strong effect on the franchise this season and on future seasons. General manager Sandy Alderson told Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com that the team…

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New York Mets fans are sick and tired

On Monday night, the New York Mets played perhaps the worst inning of the first half of 2014, when everything that could go wrong went wrong. The inning was a disaster, accumulating three costly errors that allowed the top team in the NL East, the Atlanta Braves, to overcome a 3-run deficit to win 5-3. It seemed…

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The NLeast You Should Know Vol. 13

The top two teams in the National League East continue to jockey for position but they have also now begun to separate themselves from the rest of the pack. The Braves are back in front of the Nationals but only by a half game, although the gap between the Nats and the Marlins has grown…

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The Towel Waving Mets

In most cases, waving a white towel is a sign of surrender. For the New York Mets, it means something different. Curtis Granderson started the trend a couple days ago and it has taken off since. Now, almost every player, and even 61 year-old pitching coach Dan Warthen is whipping white Gatorade towels over his…

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The NLeast You Should Know Vol. 12

There is a new leader on top of the National League East after a week-long game of leap frog between the Washington Nationals and the Atlanta Braves. As for the rest of the division, despite a lot of mid-week movement, when the music stopped, all teams were in the same spot as they had been…