New York Mets and Yankees Rivalry

Although it is a possibility that Bobby Valentine returns to coach the New York Mets, it is highly unlikely. Valentine has struggled considerably in Boston. The Red Sox are highly disappointing 13 and a half games back in the American League East standings. Valentine had boasted that he would destroy the AL east leading New York Yankees. That is not going to happen. They are only 2 and a half games away from being the worst team in their division. There has also been a lot of chatter in the Red Sox clubhouse. There have been reports of secret player meetings being called to directly address Valentine as a manager. Multiple sources have claimed that he’s on his way out of Boston after just one season. It is not likely however, that the Red Sox will scrap him after one season. It generally takes time for the team to buy into your philosophy as a manager. It may take sometime for the players to trust you. The New York Mets haven’t been playing well either. A perfect storm of events would need to take place however, Direct TV, for Bobby V. to become the Mets’ coach again. It just doesn’t seem plausible.

Was Knuckleballer P R.A. Dickey’s 2012 Season a Fluke or Legit?

Through his first 10 starts with the Toronto Blue Jays, knuckleballer and former Met R.A. Dickey’s 2013 season has been a mixed bag, though mostly a lackluster one. There is no doubt that his 2012 season with the New York Mets was his best to date: in 2012, Dickey started 33 games and compiled a 20-6 record over 233.2 innings pitched while taking home a Cy Young Award. Add on 2.73 ERA, 230 strikeouts, and a 1.053 WHIP, and Dickey’s heroic season looks more and more like a glaring fluke on his record.

A career 65-61 pitcher posting a 4.01 career ERA and 1.325 career WHIP, it looks like

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Will 1B Ike Davis Ever Become A NL All-Star?

Anyone that has seen New York Mets first baseman Ike Davis play the game knows that he has the ability to become an all-star, but Mets fans are going to continue to wonder if he will ever be able to play up to his potential.

Ike Davis is a former first round draft pick of the Mets, and he has shown flashes of brilliance during his time with the team. Davis struggled the whole first half of the 2012 season, but he was able to return to

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What Are the New York Mets Biggest Needs For 2013 Season?

As the Mets head into the home stretch of another disappointing season, the focus naturally turns to next year. Unfortunately, the 2013 Mets are likely to look very much like the 2012 Mets, so expectations should be set appropriately.

As it stands now, the Mets have no real outfield. Scott Hairston has done a good job this year, but he’s never been an everyday player. Mike Baxter is a good bench player. Andres Torres is an OK bench player. Jason Bay is done.

So, what can the Mets do? There’s not a lot of marquee outfield talent available on

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Is Citi Field As Hitter-Friendly As Shea Stadium?

Citi Field is the new home for the New York Mets. The exterior of the stadium was designed with Ebbets Field in mind. On the inside, all the seats are green, which is a tribute to the original home of the New York Mets, the Polo Grounds. This new location is a state-of-the-art design, but it hasn’t helped the Mets much on the field. The Mets simply have trouble scoring runs. This would be okay if they had a good offense, but that is far from the

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Where Does 3B David Wright Rank Among the All-Time Mets?

For a franchise that has been in existence as long as the New York Mets, they have not really had a plethora of superstar players. Most baseball experts are willing to accept that Tom Seaver, a pitcher from 1967-1977, is the greatest Met player of all time. That fact is supported by the fact he is the only NY Met in The Baseball Hall of Fame.

Other great Mets include Jerry Koosman, Daryl Strawberry, Gary Carter, Mike Piazza and Dwight Gooden. Most of these players only played a portion of their career in New York.

David Wright has

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Will Pitcher Johan Santana Regain His Dominance In 2013?

Johan Santana has shown time and time again, how dominate of a pitcher he can be. After a disappointing 2007 season, Santana was traded to the New York Mets. Injuries have plagued his playing time with the Mets, even forcing him to miss the entire 2011 season.

In 2012 however, Johan had once again shown how great of a pitcher he could be. One June 1st, Santana pitched a no-hitter against the defending champion St. Louis Cardinals. It was

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Will Bobby Valentine Return As New York Mets Manager In 2013?

Although it is a possibility that Bobby Valentine returns to coach the New York Mets, it is highly unlikely. Valentine has struggled considerably in Boston. The Red Sox are highly disappointing 13 and a half games back in the American League East standings. Valentine had boasted that he would destroy the AL east leading New York Yankees. That is not going to happen. They are only 2 and a half games away from being the worst team in their division.

There has also been a lot of chatter in the Red Sox clubhouse.

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