Month: November 2014

Is the “relief ace” a good idea?

Brian Managan of suggested the idea of a “relief ace” last week on his blog. For those not aware of what a relief ace is, it’s basically when you have 6 starters, and the 6th man works out of the bullpen and fills in periodically. This doesn’t make sense

Sandy says Murphy will be a “big part” of the 2015 team

Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson said that 2B Daniel Murphy will be a big part of the 2015 Mets Team. This confirms that Daniel Murphy will not be traded this offseason, and this is a good thing, because trading Murphy opens up another big hole. One that Dilson Herrera cannot

In case you missed it this morning on MLB Network……

Hello Mets fans. I know that I’m supposed to keep this blog Mets-centered, but I need to clear something up. Yesterday, I sent a tweet to Ken Rosenthal. I said “Ken Rosenthal, Can you please tell the public that this Lester-Red Sox stuff is fake. @mlb_nl_al is ruining the reputation

Column: Trade Travis d’Arnaud and promote Kevin Plawecki

Kevin Plawecki is knocking on the Citi Field door, and the Mets can’t keep the door locked for too much longer. Plawecki tore up AA/AAA in 2014, hitting 11 homeruns and 64 runs batted in. Also, Kevin’s defense in very strong. Travis d’Arnaud struggled to avoid throwing the ball into

Mets Rumors: Mets showing interest in Craig Breslow

According to multiple sources, the Mets are interested in LHP Craig Breslow, who played on the Red Sox from 2012 to 2014. The Mets lefty options out of the pen will include Josh Edgin, Scott Rice and Dario Alvarez. I expect Edgin and Rice to make the team out of

Mets Offseason Tracker 11/24/14

Moves that involved Mets and ex-Mets occurred this last week. Let’s go around Queens in the latest edition of the Offseason Tracker. – The Mets officially began selling single game tickets to all Mets home games for the 2015 Season. Highlights include Opening Day, a weekend series vs the Red

Pepper Show Season 2 Episode 1

Listen to my new episode Pepper Show (S2-E1) presented by Patrick Mullin Training at #BlogTalkRadio — Niko Goutakolis (@NikoGoutakolis) November 22, 2014

Profile: Jed Lowrie

This week, let’s explore the possible shortstop options available for the Mets. Jed Lowrie just completed a down year with the Oakland Athletics in which he hit 245 with 6 HR’s and 50 RBI’s. My hope is that in 2015 he returns to his 2013 form. In 2013, Lowrie hit

Top 10 #MetsMoment of 2014: #10- 9/27/14 Lucas Duda Walk off

Every Thursday for the next 10 weeks (besides Thanksgiving) we will be counting down the Top 10 #MetsMoments for the 2015 season: For #10, we head to the penultimate game of the 2014 campaign. During “Austin Mahone Concert Day”. The Mets fell behind 1-0 early. Rafael Montero was the starter

Mets Black Friday deals

The Mets announced a list of Black Friday deals for sale at their team store. The Mets team store at CitiField will be open from 9am to 4pm this Friday. Here are some cool unique products on sale this Friday! Mets Ski and Snowboard: The Mets have released a couple

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