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Wright, Alderson: Marlins’ Reyes Deserves Warm Reception From Mets Fans

Though some fans may be upset with the idea of honoring a now-division rival, Mets third baseman David Wright thinks Jose Reyes should get a good hand from the Flushing faithful.


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Dyer: Time For Mets To Let Reyes Go

It has the look and feel of a debacle. In other words, it is something that only the Mets could come up with.


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Coutinho: Mets Can Thank Rotation For Quick Start

All we heard throughout spring training from the so-called “experts” was that the Mets’ starting rotation would be their Achilles’ heel. How’s that look now?


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Coutinho: Keep It In Perspective, Mets Fans

Rich Coutinho urges Mets fans to keep things in perspective as the Mets prepare to finish their divisional stretch.


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Coutinho: Mets Face Early-Season Test In Philadelphia

Coming off two lackluster games offensively, the Mets will need a big series from the middle of the lineup, with or without David Wright.


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Dyer: Mets’ Terry Collins Is The ‘Anti-Guillen’

If Ozzie Guillen is the quick-fix it takes to win the NL East, the Mets should proudly sign up for a losing season.


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Coutinho: Mets’ Bullpen Continues To Shine

Sandy Alderson had a vision going into the offseason, and that was to re-shape the bullpen. So far, it has worked wonders.


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Coutinho: Mets Will Finish North Of .500 In 2012

All we’ve heard about the 2012 Mets has been negative, and that’s putting it mildly. It’s been more like depressing. Enter Rich Coutinho.


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Coutinho: Mets’ Terry Collins Asks ‘Why Not Us?’

The addition of a second wild card team creates another opportunity for every National League club and that only fortifies Collin’s position of “Why Not Us?”


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With Madoff Mess In Rearview Mirror, Mets Now Await Challenge On The Field

Now that their financial future is sorted, the New York Mets can turn most of their attention back to the ballclub on the field. Good thing, too, because an awful lot of work lies ahead.


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Coutinho: Closure Is Terrific News For Mets Fans

The Bernie Madoff saga has come to a conclusion — at least for Mets fans. This story was a long and boring chore to cover, and I am just glad that we can now talk about what I love: baseball.


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Hartnett: The Wilpons Ruined Mets’ Golden Opportunity

Reyes joining the Marlins can only leave Mets fans with feelings of what could have been. With stable ownership, Reyes would have been NY’s centerpiece for years to come.


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Schwei: How Different Would Mets History Be If MLB Instituted Wild Card In 1980s?

While the wild card won’t be of any help to the Mets this year, let’s pose this question: what if Major League Baseball had implemented an expanded playoff format in 1984, a decade earlier than it eventually did? Would the Mets have made more than just a pair of postseason appearances back in the 1980s?


Three fans wear paper bags on their heads during the fourth inning of the New York Mets' baseball game against the Houston Astros in New York, Wednesday, April 20, 2011. (credit: AP Photo/Paul J. Bereswill)

Paper Bags Out At Citi Field As Mets Continue Descent

Just 18 games into the season, Mets fans are wearing paper bags over their heads at Citi Field. With the team off to its worst start at home in franchise history, it’s easy to see why they feel that way.


New York Mets starting pitcher Chris Young connects for a broken-bat single scoring Ike Davis during the third inning of a baseball game with the Philadelphia Phillies, Tuesday, April 5, 2011, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek)

Mets’ Young Simply Unstoppable… On Offense!

Mets fans, meet Chris Young — the 6-foot-10 right-hander that can apparently do it all. Young and the Mets roughed up Cole Hamels in a 7-1 victory over Philadelphia on Tuesday night, handing the Phillies their first loss of the season.