Category: Editorial

Conforto’s call-up would be a conundrum, not celebration

Conforto’s call-up would be a conundrum, not celebration

The Mets are considering promoting top outfield prospect Michael Conforto if Michael Cuddyer is placed on the disabled list, Newsday’s Marc Carig reports. Conforto, the Mets’ first-round selection in the 2014 MLB amateur draft, is hitting .302/.376/.494 in 88 games between High-A Port St. Lucie and Double-A Binghamton this season, but has hit .325/.407/.531 since his …

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Noah Syndergaard’s mom steps up for Sjögren’s Syndrome

Noah Syndergaard’s mom steps up for Sjögren’s Syndrome

Noah Syndergaard pitched his best career game last night when the rookie struck-out 13 batters in eight shutout innings against the Arizona Diamondbacks. As Syndergaard continues to thrive in the Major Leagues, his mother Heidi Syndergaard battles Sjögren’s syndrome – a common immune system disorder most prevalent in women in over 40 – and on September …

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Lucas Duda’s early struggles should not prompt concern

Lucas Duda’s early struggles should not prompt concern

Lucas Duda Saturday afternoon slashed his first hit against left-handed pitching this spring, an opposite field single against the Detroit Tigers’ left-handed starting pitcher David Price. Duda is a notoriously poor hitter against left-handed pitching, owning a career .292 on-base percentage and .317 slugging percentage. He hits right-handed pitching much better, to the tune of …

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New York Mets power rankings: March 3 – March 11

New York Mets power rankings: March 3 – March 11

Spring Training games are like high school gym class activities – meaningful when they want to be, but largely an exhibition unreflective of people’s true potential. Around Citi will this season be featuring, The Power Rankings – a list of the New York Mets’ top seven performers, spotlight plays and direction the player is trending. …

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Mets, Marlins are similar, but which poses a bigger NL East threat?

Mets, Marlins are similar, but which poses a bigger NL East threat?

To many, the National League East – and possibly the World Series – is the Washington Nationals’ for the taking. The team was favorited to win its third division title in four years before it signed 2013 American League Cy Young award winner Max Scherzer. Now, the Nationals are projected to cosily win the the …

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The New York Mets-Jimmy Rollins timeline

The New York Mets-Jimmy Rollins timeline

Had Jimmy Rollins not been traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers, the New York Mets would have been his second option, he said Saturday. Rollins’ 15-year tenure with the Philadelphia Phillies ended Dec. 19, 2014, when the Phillies traded their longtime shortstop to the Dodgers. CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman previously reported the 36-year-old would be …

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Is Wilmer Flores being subject to unfair criticism because of Mets’ recent failures?

Is Wilmer Flores being subject to unfair criticism because of Mets’ recent failures?

The New York Mets, their finances and fan base are far apart. Days after a Kickstarter campaign was successfully funded in support of new Mets ownership, Wilmer Flores has once again become a hot topic – for all the wrong reasons. Fans yesterday once again took to social media in light of 2015 ZiPS projections being released …

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