Jonathan Niese

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Coutinho: It Is All About Pride Now For The Mets

The Mets have a golden opportunity to learn a lot about themselves in the next six weeks. They can fade into the sunset or they can fight through games even though so much is going wrong right now.


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Coutinho: Give Dan Warthen Credit For The Success Of The Mets Rotation

Make no mistake about it, Dan Warthen is a big reason why the Mets are sitting right in the middle of a wild card playoff race.


Jose Reyes #7 of the New York Mets celebrates with teammate Justin Turner #2 after hitting a home run against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the game on June 12, 2011 at PNC Park. (credit: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Coutinho: Mets Starting To Turn Heads As A Playoff Contender

Since their horrendous start, the Mets are an eye-popping 27-20 and have done it without key parts of their team. As we enter mid-June, make no mistake about it, the Mets are a playoff contender.


New York Mets' Willie Harris, right, celebrates with teammate Daniel Murphy after scoring on a sacrifice fly by Ruben Tejada against the Pittsburgh Pirates in the eighth inning of a baseball game, Thursday, June 2, 2011, at Citi Field in New York. (credit: AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Coutinho: Can The Mets Contend For A Playoff Spot?

I woke up this morning and decided it was time to turn the page on all the Met trade talk and off the field nonsense. This team is exciting, and competitive and a surprising 4 games back in the loss column for a wild card spot.


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Coutinho: Mets Bullpen Making It Tough On Collins

This bullpen is dragging the Mets down. And for a club filled with question marks, this issue might top the list of concerns for the team.