Should The Mets Have Dealt Wheeler for Upton?

Should The Mets Have Dealt Wheeler for Upton?

Sandy Alderson was tasked with making a difficult decision last winter: Depart with the organization’s number one pitching prospect in Zack Wheeler or look to retain him to be part of the team’s long-term future. As Wheeler readies to make his major league debut next week in Atlanta against Justin Upton’s Braves, the question should …

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Accepting Reality: Why WAR is Here to Stay

Accepting Reality: Why WAR is Here to Stay

From Michael Lewis’ Moneyball to MLB Network’s MLB Now, the progression of Sabermetrics being accepted in modern baseball is a testament to how the game of baseball is not only played on the diamond, but battled in front offices daily. While traditionalists may be quick to look for arbitrary counting statistics to help support their …

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Nimmo Hitless in Return as Savannah Tops Greenville

Nimmo Hitless in Return as Savannah Tops Greenville

The Savannah Sand Gnats (30-20) toppled the Greenville Drive (14-37) 8-3 yesterday night behind Jeff Reynold’s three-hit night and contributions from Jayce Boyd and Kevin Plawecki. Brandon Nimmo made his return to active competition after suffering a hand contusion on April 29th and went 0-5 with one strikeout. Prior to his injury, the 2011 first-round …

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Josh Satin Deserves the Opportunity to Start

Josh Satin Deserves the Opportunity to Start

Ike Davis’ rough start for the second consecutive season has been well documented across all media platforms. To say that the 26-year-old hasn’t performed this year would be an understatement, which is particularly concerning because of his strong showing this spring. Davis is now more than a year removed from Valley Fever and as of …

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Ghosts of Flushing’s Past: Anderson Hern├ández

Ghosts of Flushing’s Past: Anderson Hern├ández

New to Ghosts of Flushing’s Past? Check out the first edition featuring former New York Met outfielder Ryan Church here. Ghosts of Flushing’s Past looks to highlight the bizarre, showcase the mortals, and remember those who made a contribution to the New York Mets in (not so?) spectacular fashion. We’ll look at the player’s time …

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Rick Ankiel Signs with the New York Mets

Rick Ankiel Signs with the New York Mets

Update: Rick Ankiel has been signed and is in the starting lineup and Andrew Brown has been optioned to Las Vegas. CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman is reporting that the New York Mets are in talks with veteran outfielder Rick Ankiel. The Mets, who have a pressing need for outfield help, would be looking to add …

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Would Jacoby Ellsbury be a Fit in New York?

Would Jacoby Ellsbury be a Fit in New York?

Boston’s Jasoby Ellsbury is set to become a free agent this offseason after a seven year stint with the Red Sox that can be described as an imperfect marriage. Ellsbury tore through Boston’s minor league system to debut with the 2007 World Champion Red Sox before taking over as the everyday center fielder in 2008. …

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Ghosts of Flushing’s Past: Ryan Church

Ghosts of Flushing’s Past: Ryan Church

The New York Mets have had their fair share of love affairs with the mediocre, hate-filled moments with the underperforming, and passive stances on the fill-ins. As a new feature on Around Citi, we’ll be introducing the “Ghosts of Flushing’s Past”, a look into a former member of the club who may (or may not …

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Should John Buck Be Traded?

Should John Buck Be Traded?

When the New York Mets sent R.A Dickey to the Toronto Blue Jays in a deal focused on top prospect Travis d’Arnaud, John Buck was almost an afterthought. The reactions of the media and press made it evident that Buck was a necessary part of the deal because Toronto wasn’t financially fit to commit to …

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