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R.A. Dickey (credit: Alex Trautwig/Getty Images), Sandy Alderson (credit: Jason Szenes/Getty Images)

Coutinho: Mets Fans, Ya Gotta Believe In Alderson’s Plan

I assure you that in a year or two, you’ll look at the R.A. Dickey trade as a watershed moment for the Mets.


R.A. Dickey (credit: Alex Trautwig/Getty Images), Sandy Alderson (credit: Jason Szenes/Getty Images)

Coutinho: Should Mets Extend R.A. Dickey Or Trade Him?

Despite all the naysayers in the blogosphere, GM Sandy Alderson is doing exactly what he should be doing — keeping his options open.


Joe Girardi (credit: Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Sweeny: Notes And Observations From The Winter Meetings

Brian Cashman usually stresses patience in the offseason, and that seems to be the course he’s taking again this year, even as his team has more glaring needs than normal.


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Mets, Alderson Seeking ‘Difference-Maker’ In Dickey Trade

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson isn’t about to deal knuckleballer R.A. Dickey for a bag of peanuts. After all, he is the reigning NL Cy Young Award winner.


Sandy Alderson (Photo by Jason Szenes/Getty Images)

Coutinho: 5 Questions As Mets Head To The Winter Meetings

Here is a laundry list of questions Sandy Alderson must face as we get into the teeth of the off-season.


R.A. Dickey and David Wright (credit: Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Coutinho: Time For Mets To Show Wright And Dickey Some Respect

By Rich Coutinho » More Columns I have heard Met fans lament about their team because they simply repeat what the media keeps saying about the Mets, but I am here to tell you Sandy Alderson has […]


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Coutinho: With Bay Watch Over, Mets Back In Business

One of the biggest obstacles to success has been removed from the roster — at least from a personnel perspective, if not from a financial one.


Chipper Jones

Mets Crash Chipper’s Going Away Party, Top Braves

Lucas Duda’s three-run homer in the seventh gave New York the lead, Jonathon Niese pitched seven strong innings for his third straight win and the Mets beat Tim Hudson and the Braves 3-1 on Friday night.


Scott Hairston

Hairston Comes Up Big, Mets Snap 9-Game Home Losing Streak

In the first two innings at Citi Field on Friday night, a team missed a popup and a fly ball, botched a grounder and threw a run-scoring wild pitch. In a surprise, the guilty club was the Miami Marlins, not the New York Mets.


Daniel Murphy

Mets Come Alive, Deal Brewers’ Playoff Hopes A Blow

Lucas Duda homered and doubled, Jonathon Niese pitched six strong innings and the New York Mets snapped a six-game losing streak, beating the surging Milwaukee Brewers 7-3 on Friday night.


David Wright

Braves Dominate Mets With Pitching, Pitching, Pitching

Paul Maholm and the Braves bullpen combined to give Atlanta three straight shutouts for the first time in exactly a decade, and the NL wild-card leaders beat the New York Mets 3-0 on Friday night.


Jonathon Niese (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images)

Homers From Baxter, Hairston Not Enough As Mets Drop Series Finale To Phils

Early home runs from Mike Baxter and Scott Hairston weren’t enough support for starting pitcher Jon Niese as the Mets dropped the series finale against the Phillies and had their four-game winning streak snapped.


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Coutinho: Mets’ Third-Place Goal Is Nonsense? Nonsense!

I’ll never be critical of Terry Collins, or anyone else who sets a team goal that involves winning baseball games. Isn’t that why he’s the manager?


Jonathon Niese

Mets Lose To Lowly Astros, Officially In Worst Offensive Tailspin In 30 Years

Despite facing the two worst pitching staffs in the NL over the past five days, the Mets have gone seven games without scoring more than two runs for the first time since September 1982, according to STATS LLC.


Johan Santana (credit: Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Coutinho: It’s Time To Shut Down Johan For The Remainder Of The Season

Although I am in favor of players fulfilling their obligation to their teams by showing up and performing, I do think it would be prudent to shut Santana down for a number of reasons.