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Thursday 04/03/2014
Mets fans kick off the 2014 season
Updated: April 10, 2014 - 1:00 pm
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Thursday 11/14/2013
St. John’s drops year’s first contest
Updated: November 21, 2013 - 11:16 am

The new look St. John’s Red Storm men’s basketball team kicked off their highly anticipated hoops season last Friday, losing to the Wisconsin Badgers 86-75.

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Tuesday 07/16/2013
Jeremy Hefner finding his way in Mets' rotation
Updated: July 16, 2013 - 10:05 am

Amid the hoopla of New York Mets phenom Matt Harvey being tabbed to start Tuesday’s All-Star Game for the National League at Citi Field, rotation mate Jeremy Hefner – believe it or not – has been the Mets’ best starter since June.

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Wednesday 07/03/2013
Eric Young Jr. starring in role as Mets' leadoff man
Updated: July 16, 2013 - 10:06 am

As the saying goes: One man’s trash is another man’s gain.

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Thursday 06/20/2013
Matt Harvey, Zack Wheeler providing a beacon of hope for Mets
Updated: June 20, 2013 - 11:36 am

After waiting nearly two years for this day, the New York Mets showcased the foundation of their franchise Tuesday during a day-night doubleheader against the National League East-leading Atlanta Braves at Turner Field, providing a beacon of hope for the team’s otherwise hopeless 2013 season.

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Tuesday 06/18/2013
Alderson, Wilpons preaching patience
Updated: June 18, 2013 - 9:52 am

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Mets principal owner Fred Wilpon believes the organization is moving in the right direction and that he is confident in general manager Sandy Alderson’s plan.

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Friday 06/14/2013
Lack of run support finally catches up to Matt Harvey, costs him first loss of season
Posted: June 14, 2013 - 10:30 am

Win-loss record for a pitcher is one of the most overrated statistics in baseball. There are better numbers to measure a pitcher’s performance than how many games he wins and losses. New York Mets ace Matt Harvey knows this all too well.

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Thursday 06/13/2013
With Wheeler looming, Gee and Hefner continue to fight for final spot in Mets' rotation
Updated: June 13, 2013 - 11:24 am

New York Mets top pitching prospect Zack Wheeler is on the verge of the joining the big league club. Wheeler’s much-anticipated major league debut, scheduled for Tuesday in Atlanta, will inevitably bump a pitcher out of the Mets’ starting rotation.

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Wednesday 06/12/2013
For the Mets, things can't get much worse
Updated: June 12, 2013 - 10:05 am

These days, the New York Mets are not having any trouble finding new and creative ways to lose. Even by their impressive standards, this past weekend’s series against the Miami Marlins was unprecedented.

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Thursday 06/06/2013
Mets' Parnell pitching like an All-Star
Updated: June 06, 2013 - 3:19 pm

Though the All-Star Game is still about five weeks away, there has been quite a lot of hoopla already about New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey starting the game. But here is something to ponder – is it conceivable to believe if the National League is leading in the ninth inning that Bobby Parnell would be asked to close?

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Tuesday 06/04/2013
Ruben Tejada still the Mets' shortstop of the future
Updated: June 04, 2013 - 11:35 am

Ruben Tejada will be out of commission for the Mets, rehabilitating his injured right quadriceps at the team’s minor-league complex in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

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Friday 05/31/2013
Gee whiz: Dillon Gee finishes off Subway sweep for Mets
Updated: May 31, 2013 - 10:37 am

O-M-Gee, for the first time since the Subway series began in 1997, the Mets have swept a season series from the Yankees.

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Thursday 05/30/2013
Mets' Ike Davis and Ruben Tejada respond after being put on notice
Updated: May 30, 2013 - 3:09 pm

The New York Mets were so fed up with the struggles of Ike Davis and Ruben Tejada that they were prepared to demote the duo to Triple-A Las Vegas after Tuesday night’s game against the Yankees, according to multiple reports.

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Wednesday 05/29/2013
When Zack Wheeler is called up to the Mets, who will be odd man out?
Updated: May 29, 2013 - 10:36 am

There has been an ongoing debate about how the New York Mets will alter their starting rotation when Zack Wheeler, the team’s top pitching prospect, makes his much-anticipated debut – probably sometime next month.

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Friday 05/24/2013
Ike Davis' days in Queens numbered?
Updated: May 24, 2013 - 10:18 am

Ay Yi Y-Ike Davis.

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Wednesday 05/22/2013
Parnell solidifying Mets' closer role
Updated: May 22, 2013 - 10:04 am

In a season full of disappointments, one of the few bright spots for the New York Mets has been the emergence of closer Bobby Parnell.

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Friday 05/10/2013
For Matt Harvey, the future is now
Updated: May 10, 2013 - 10:09 am

Matt Harvey’s emergence as perhaps the best pitcher in Major League Baseball took another leap forward Tuesday night during the Mets’ victory over the Chicago White Sox.

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Friday 05/03/2013
Jordany Valdespin making a case to be an everyday player
Updated: May 03, 2013 - 10:03 am

It’s long been said that pinch-hitting is one of the most difficult things to do in baseball. But Mets utility man Jordany Valdespin has mastered it through his first one-plus seasons in the big leagues.

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Friday 04/26/2013
Q&A: Mets Beat Writer Howard Megdal
Updated: April 26, 2013 - 10:17 am

Howard Megdal is the Mets beat writer for The Journal News, serving as the lead writer for the paper’s Mets blog, Mets.LoHudBlogs.com. In addition, Megdal is the author of “Wilpon’s Folly: The Story of A Man, His Fortune and The New York Mets,” in which he chronicles the financial and legal difficulties of the team’s owners.

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Could prove to be a make-or-break year for Mets' Terry Collins
Updated: April 26, 2013 - 10:23 am

When the New York Mets hired Terry Collins to be the team’s manager Nov. 23, 2010, I remember the first thing I said to myself was, “Who?” Then, after doing some research, I thought to myself, “Really?” “This is who general manager Sandy Alderson has tabbed to be the team’s new skipper?”

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Monday 04/22/2013
Wheeler's call to the Mets not a question of if, but when
Updated: April 26, 2013 - 10:11 am

With the exception of Jon Niese and Matt Harvey, the Mets’ rotation has been abysmal through the first two weeks of the season. So calling up Zack Wheeler, the team’s top pitching prospect, would seem like the answer to that problem, right? Not so fast.

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Tuesday 04/16/2013
Murphy's torrid start could force Mets to move him to heart of the order
Updated: April 22, 2013 - 1:53 pm

Excluding catcher John Buck’s scorching start to the season, Daniel Murphy has been the New York Mets’ top hitter through the team’s first 11 games.

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Friday 04/12/2013
John Buck and the hot start he's gotten off to
Updated: April 12, 2013 - 2:29 pm

Entering the 2013 season, the catcher position seemed to be a liability for the New York Mets.

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