NL East

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Coutinho: K-Rod Could Fix Mets’ Struggling Bullpen

The Mets bullpen meltdowns can ravage a team and it needs to be fixed. So how do you do it? A great start would be to bring back Francisco Rodriguez who could have a huge impact


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Coutinho: Mets Fans, Best Is Yet To Come

Happy July 6. The Mets were supposed to be long removed from the NL East conversation by now, weren’t they?


R.A. Dickey (credit: Mike Stobe/Getty Images), Johan Santana (credit: Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Coutinho: Mets Aces Santana, Dickey Blazing Trail To October?

All winter I insisted that a healthy Johan Santana would redefine the Mets. Well, I was right — and I was wrong.


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Injury Breakdown: The Achilles And Phillies Slugger Ryan Howard’s Long Road Back

Predictions that Howard would return to the lineup in late spring, and then before June, have been blown away, and it appears he still has a ways to go.


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Coleman: Can Mets Stay In The NL East Mix?

Ultimately, this is a team that has a very small margin for error, and they have committed way too many errors to survive.


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Daniel Murphy: Mets’ Defense Has ‘Got To Get Better, Starting With Me’

During a week when they had a chance to move into sole possession first place in the National League East, the Mets’ defense has let them down.


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Coutinho: Mets Continue To Prove The ‘Experts’ Wrong

This was supposed to be a rebuilding year; a season in which the Mets were going to be doormats of the National League East.


Johan Santana

Coutinho: Johan’s No-No Symbolizes What This Mets Team Is All About

As this team celebrated with Johan Santana on the mound, it occurred to me that it might not be the last mound celebration we see here this year. Getting their first no-hitter might just be the tip of the iceberg.


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Coleman: Surprising Mets Hit The Big 5-0

Well, actually 51, but who’s counting. Everywhere you turn, people mention how surprised they are that the Mets have kept themselves in the NL East conversation.


Scott Hairston of the New York Mets celebrates his sixth inning home run against the Philadelphia Phillies with teammates Omar Quintanilla and Mike Baxter at Citi Field. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Unexpected Mets Heroes Are Pleasant Surprises

Plenty of no-name Mets are contributing to the Amazins’ unexpected rise toward becoming NL East contenders.


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Coutinho: Great Team Chemistry Has Fueled Mets’ Success

If the first 50 games are any indication, this might be a season to remember.


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Palladino: Mets Beating Back Adversity

The Mets have again peered over the ledge of their season and pulled themselves away from the craggy route to the bottom.


Frank Francisco of the New York Mets is escorted off the field after arguing with an umpire during a game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on May 13, 2012. (Photo by Sarah Glenn/Getty Images)

Mets’ Francisco Gets Tossed, Could Face Suspension

Frank Francisco was tossed in the Mets’ Sunday afternoon loss and could possibly face a suspension for his altercation with umpire Todd Tichenor.


Frank Francisco of the New York Mets pitching in the ninth inning. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

Mets’ Bullpen Melts Down, Marlins Win On Walk-Off, 8-4

The Mets’ bullpen imploded in sensational fashion as the Marlins won 8-4 on a Giancarlo Stanton walk-off home run.


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Wright On Fire As Mets Defeat Marlins 9-3

David Wright collected four hits as the Mets defeated the Marlins on Saturday 9-3.