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Eppler Plays New York Mets Cards Slowly Prior To Winter Meetings
Eppler Plays New York Mets Cards Slowly Prior To Winter Meetings
Some may say that dishing out a record contract to your closer days after the conclusion of the World Series isn't playing your hand slowly. As New York Mets general manager Billy Eppler heads into his second off-season at the helm of Steve Cohen's team, he is well aware that one has to move fast at times and be patient at others to be successful. Eppler made some key acquisitions last winter, like right fielder Starling Marte, left fielder Mark Cahna and third baseman Eduardo Escobar. Those three moves, along with Eppler's hire of Manager of the Year, Buck Showalter, changed the culture of the Mets. Now it's time to continue the improvement. That is what Cohen expects.
Buck First NL Manager Of The Year For New York Mets
Buck First NL Manager Of The Year For New York Mets
The New York Mets do not have a storied history of great managers. Gil Hodges was terrific for his few year prior to his passing in 1972. Davey Johnson did a great job winning games with his late 1980s teams but his undisciplined style rubbed management the wrong way. Terry Collins was terrific in 2015, especially if you want a guy to win with a sub-par roster. However, none of them was ever named National League Manager of the Year, like this year's winner, Buck Showalter.
Pitching Guru Set To Return To New York Mets
Pitching Guru Set To Return To New York Mets
As the winter months edge closer, New York Mets fans will begin to soften on the disappointments of their team's 101 win season. Then they will reflect on the sound of "Narco" by Timmy Trumpet blaring out of the Citi Field speakers, as the crowd rose its feet and closer Edwin Diaz jogged from the bullpen. It was a good season for the Mets and especially on the mound. Fortunately for fans and the organization, the pitching coach behind that success, Jeremy Hefner, looks to be returning.
Fans Boo New York Mets Iconic Voice For Slamming Buck
Fans Boo New York Mets Iconic Voice For Slamming Buck
When you are a Major League Baseball play-by-play announcer/analyst, at times you are paid for your opinion. Ex-players and managers stack broadcast booths across the country to provide key insight. Mets play-by-play star, Gary Cohen grew up a New York Mets fan, not too far from Shea Stadium. Cohen along with former 1986 Mets Ron Darling and Keith Hernandez combine for one of the most popular broadcast booth trios in the game. On Sunday night, Cohen was part of the SNY postgame crew, as the game was on ESPN. The ever-popular Queens native got roundly booed by the live audience for his comments regarding Mets manager Buck Showalter.
Home Run Barrage Puts New York Mets In History Books, Too!
Home Run Barrage Puts New York Mets In History Books, Too!
On the same evening that New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge crushed his American League record, and non-steroid era record, 62nd home run, the Bombers' crosstown, National League little brother was making some MLB long-ball history of their own. After winning the first game of the doubleheader, with a whisper of hope of winning the NL East, the New York Mets needed to come out firing on all cylinders and that they did at a historic pace.
Crosstown Issue May Be An Alarm For New York Mets
Crosstown Issue May Be An Alarm For New York Mets
Friday night may have been the most important game of the 2022 regular season for the New York Mets, actually I think it is Saturday but we'll get to that later. Manager Buck Showalter re-arranged the pitching rotation to start Jacob deGrom in Game 1 in Atlanta, much like you will expect to see in the upcoming playoffs against whomever the Mets face, in whatever series they are in. However, there was much more on the line for deGrom and Mets owner Steve Cohen.
Is The Next David Wright Ready For New York & The Mets?
Is The Next David Wright Ready For New York & The Mets?
For the past six seasons, New York Mets fans have craved to fill the void at third-base left by their Captain, David Wright. Remember Eric Campbell in 2015 starting at third? Then fan favorite but couldn't fill the hole, Wilmer Flores took the job in 2016-17. Then there was the "Toddfather" Todd Frazier in 2018-19, followed by JD Davis and Jonathan Villar. Now, Eduardo Escobar is doing his best to fill #5's shoes at the hot-corner. He's fine but the Mets need better. Fear not, Blue & Orange faithful, the next David Wright has been blasting his way through the minor leagues on his way to Queens.
Buck’s ‘Regular Irregular’ Keeps New York Mets Afloat
Buck’s ‘Regular Irregular’ Keeps New York Mets Afloat
It takes a lot to win a World Championship in Major League Baseball. Successfully getting through injuries is one of the biggest obstacles that teams face. New York Mets manager Buck Showalter certainly knows the value of a player that he can plug into a few different positions in the field and can competently handle the bat when coming off bench or when put into the everyday line-up. This year, that's Buck's "regular irregular."
New York Mets Question Marks Stack As Atlanta Gets Hot
New York Mets Question Marks Stack As Atlanta Gets Hot
True New York Mets fans hold their breath, wait for the next shoe to drop, etc, until about the second week in October. When that rare occurrence happens and their beloved team makes the playoffs, they will be generally satisfied and begin to enjoy the winning experience. Until that point, it's early and plenty of bad stuff can and has happened to this franchise.
This New York Mets Squirrel Is Driving Opponents Nuts Again
This New York Mets Squirrel Is Driving Opponents Nuts Again
It's no secret that the New York Mets are hot, winning their record setting sixth straight series to start the season on Tuesday. Sure, you can point to Buck Showalter or Max Scherzer, even Mr. $341 Million, Francisco Lindor, is playing great. However, there is one Mets player, that has been around a few years, who is not getting as many headlines. Maybe he should.
A Cloud That Hangs Over The New York Mets Clubhouse
A Cloud That Hangs Over The New York Mets Clubhouse
The New York Mets are rolling. Going into Tuesday's double-header with the San Francisco, the Amazin's are off to a great start under new skipper Buck Showalter with an impressive 7-3 record. Timely hitting and great pitching are the perfect formula for success. However, the veteran manager of over two decades in the dugout knows that simple things can derail a great team. One of those things is chemistry.
Buck Sharpens An Edge For The New York Mets
Buck Sharpens An Edge For The New York Mets
Coaching young baseball players can be frustrating. Instructors are constantly imploring them to watch more Major League Baseball to reinforce how to play the game the right way. However, time after time, we see MLB players making Little League mistakes. Knowing the rules can be one of those costly mistakes, unless you are one of those teams that take advantage of knowing the rules.
New York Mets Knock Phillies Prospect Into F-Bomb Shot At Fans
New York Mets Knock Phillies Prospect Into F-Bomb Shot At Fans
Philadelphia fans are known for being tough. Whether you are on the visiting team or a home player, Philly fans can be a bit rough. Remember when they booed Santa Claus at an Eagles game? Prior to the New York Mets falling apart in the 8th inning of Monday's game against Philadelphia, it was one of the Phillies own that was directing his ire at the fans.
Scary Moment For New York Mets Fans, As Nats Take Down Polar Bear
Scary Moment For New York Mets Fans, As Nats Take Down Polar Bear
New York Mets first-baseman Pete Alonso is never afraid to get his uniform dirty. In the fourth inning, the burly Home Run Derby champion tried to score from first on a double to the wall by new teammate Eduardo Escobar. Fleet of foot, Alonso is not. He was gunned down by Washington shortstop Alcides Escobar on a perfect throw to the plate. But that wasn't the worst of it in Game 1 of 2022 for the Polar Bear, as he is nicknamed.
This Will Determine New York Mets Opening Day Starter For Buck
This Will Determine New York Mets Opening Day Starter For Buck
Back in November, when New York Mets owner Steve Cohen and general manager Billy Eppler decided on Buck Showalter as the next Mets manager, deciding on who would be the Opening Day starter for the New York Mets, seemed like a problem for a later date. Well, the day has come and circumstances not foreseen a week ago, have clouded the skipper's choices.
Buck Faces Costly Decision For New York Mets
Buck Faces Costly Decision For New York Mets
In his first year as manager of the New York Mets, the experienced and deliberate, Buck Showalter will certainly being doing everything in his power to assemble a World Series worthy team. Given the roster and the financial support courtesy of Mets billionaire owner Steve Cohen, the new skipper really couldn't ask for much more. However, Buck has a decision coming up that may be tough for even a billionaire to swallow.
Who Will Be The New York Mets DH On Opening Day?
Who Will Be The New York Mets DH On Opening Day?
As New York Mets manager Buck Showalter wanders the team's spring training complex in Port St. Lucie, Florida, who will be that Opening Day designated hitter for his team, must be rolling through his mind. Yes, the obvious righty or lefty pitcher that you're facing plays into into it. However, sometimes, managers are stuck between veterans with albatross-like contracts and young talent, that if given a chance, may blossom into an All Star.

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