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Palladino: A Change Of Mind On Mets Rookie Matt Harvey

The Mets want to shut down Harvey after 165, 170, 175 innings? Sure. Why not. A few days ago, I probably would have said otherwise. But I always reserve the right to change my mind.

09/04/2012

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Palladino: Oh The Pressure! Yankees, Mets In Different Worlds

No, they wouldn’t trade places with the Mets. Not for all the money in the world. But the Yanks would sure like to put together a little winning streak as their crosstown counterparts just did. Like, starting Friday.

08/31/2012

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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.

08/30/2012

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Mets’ Collins: Third-Place Finish? ‘Believe Me,’ That’s Not Our Goal

Don’t look now, but the Mets are tied with the Phillies for third place. That means they’re right on target for that much-debated end-of-season goal, right? Wrong, according to manager Terry Collins.

08/30/2012

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Keidel: Mets, Yankees Fans Can Rejoice In The Fates Of Their Archrivals

Even if neither New York team reaches its goals, their fans can rejoice in the fates of their foes: archrivals Boston and Philadelphia, who are a combined 30 games out of first place.

08/29/2012

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Mets Manager Terry Collins: ‘It Would Be Great For Us To Finish Third’

It may not be what Mets fans want to hear, but Collins has his sights set on finishing in third place in the National League East ahead of the Phillies and Marlins.

08/28/2012

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Report: ‘No Chance’ Free-Falling Mets Will Fire Terry Collins

Sure, Mets fans may be fretting over the rapid decline of their favorite team. But it doesn’t seem like manager Terry Collins will have to worry about his job status as New York plays through the stretch.

08/27/2012

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Coutinho: Mets Packing It In? That Can’t Be Tolerated

Though I know many fans have given up on this team, there are many who still watch the games; so many who still care. The players should care about them if not about themselves.

08/22/2012

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David Wright: Decision Over Mets Future Probably Won’t Come Down To Cash

We’ve seen it before. For many MLB stars, cash talks. But not for Wright.

08/14/2012

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For Terry Collins’ Mets, Home Is Where The Heartache Is

With its fences brought in, Citi Field was supposed to be an advantage for the Mets this season. And it was — for awhile. But now it seems New York can’t buy a win in Flushing.

08/09/2012

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Schwei: Hits And Walks Highlight Mets’ Trip

The Mets return home to Citi Field this week to host their NL East rivals, the Miami Marlins and Atlanta Braves.

08/07/2012

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‘Buckle Down’ Time For Fading Mets With First-Place Nationals On Tap

“I don’t think we’re playing as poorly as the record indicates,” David Wright said, “but this is when we need to get things turned around and moving in the direction we need it to.”

07/23/2012

David Wright of the New York Mets rounds the bases after hitting a home run against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Hartnett: David Wright Comes Through For Mets

David Wright pulled the Mets from the depths of despair by snapping their losing streak and has been the Mets’ go-to guy all year.

07/20/2012

David Wright of the New York Mets rounds the bases after hitting a home run against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Wright’s Two Blasts Help Mets Top Nats, Snap Six-Game Skid

David Wright homered twice and had five RBIs and R.A. Dickey won his league-leading 13th game as the New York Mets snapped a six-game losing streak.

07/19/2012

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Batista: Mets Are ‘The Best Team In Baseball’

In the midst of the Mets’ six game losing streak, right-hander Miguel Batista has found a way to stay optimistic.

07/19/2012

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