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Name: Amazin' Avenue
Description: A blog/community focused on the New York Mets.
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Date Added: 2005-04-11 17:02:08
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Mets vs Braves Recap: Mike Minor masterful, Mets lose 6-1
The Mets' offensive struggles continued, as Mike Minor shut our heroes down and the Braves won the three-game series. The Mets won't be playing meaningful games during the rest of the season, in that they will not be in the playoff hunt. They can, however, play spoiler in some meaningful games for t...

Mets call up Dilson Herrera, place Daniel Murphy on disabled list
In a move that took everyone by surprise, the Mets promoted Dilson Herrera from Double-A Binghamton on Thursday night. The 20-year-old replaces Daniel Murphy, who was officially placed on the disabled list. The Mets are usually known for their deliberate methods in promoting p...

Mets might consider Travis d'Arnaud in left field
The catcher has a history of concussions, and the Mets have floated the idea of protecting him from more. Mets manager Terry Collins suggested that the team might consider playing Travis d'Arnaud in left field, particularly because of concerns about d'Arnaud concussion history, according to 

Final Score: Braves 6, Mets 1 — Minor defeats minor league-caliber lineup
Jon Niese pitched a nice game but it went for naught. The Mets' lineup struggled against Braves starting pitcher Mike Minor, who also went 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI. The Mets' lineup tonight featured several established major league-caliber hitters. Unfortunat...

Mets injury news: Daisuke Matsuzaka returns to roster, Vic Black heads to DL
Dice-K's back for the first time in over a month. While one Mets pitcher was activated before tonight's game against the Braves, another headed to the disabled list. ...

Mets extend partnership with Las Vegas 51s
Just days after reports surfaced that the Mets would continue their affiliation with the Las Vegas 51s, they did just that, renewing their partnership through the 2016 season. In

Vic Black has been lights out for the Mets in 2014
The Mets' trade of Marlon Byrd and John Buck in 2013 may turn out to be one of GM Sandy Alderson's greatest heists during his tenure in New York. Among Sandy Alderson's best moves as Mets GM, the July 2011 deal that sent Carlos Beltran to San Francisco for

Amazin' Avenue Audio, Episode 83: We are losing our enthusiasm
We talk about the Mets for an hour, because we are obligated to talk about the Mets for an hour. In the "At least we got Keith" edition, Chris and Jeffrey are losing their enthusiasm for the 2014 Mets, although Jeffrey manages to keep the second division soccer talk to a mimimum this week. We do talk a bit about the whys and why nots of a potential Bartolo Col...

International Free Agent Profile: Pavel Quesada
Pavel Quesada, formerly a third baseman playing for the Cienfuegos team in Cuba, will be working out for the Mets this week. Once he becomes a free agent, would the corner infielder be worth looking into? While it most assuredly is a ‘professional' league with ‘professional' players, Revolutionary Cuban baseball prefers to considers itself an ‘amateur' league. Since the Cuban...

Mets Morning News: Shortstop? What shortstop?
Your Thursday morning dose of New York Mets and Major League Baseball news, notes and links. Meet the Mets The Mets lost to the Braves last night even though they had opportunities to at least tie the game in both the eighth and ninth innings. ...

Mets Daily Prospect Report, 8/28/14: Thus Spake Thoroastra
Catch up on all of yesterday’s minor league action from around the Mets farm system! *All results from games played on Wednesday, August 27th, 2014 Triple-A - Las Vegas 51's (80-60)_______________________________________ ROUND ROCK 3, LAS VEGAS...

Mets vs. Braves Recap: It would have been a whole lot worse if it mattered
The Mets lost a frustrating ballgame to the Braves on Wednesday night. The Mets lost a tough game to the Braves on Wednesday night. The upside here is that the game didn’t really matte...

Final Score: Braves 3, Mets 2—Sigh
Well, they almost won. The Mets nearly came back to beat the Braves with Craig Kimbrel on the mound, but after getting two men on against him with nobody out in the ninth and down just one run, Terry Collins opted to have Wilmer Flores sacrifice bunt with Ruben Tejada on deck. The Braves played the infield in, Tejada hit a ground ball, and Eric Campbell was thrown out...

Amazin' Avenue AMA
Ask me anything you like! Friends, comrades, TRAIDers— I'd like to take this opportunity to engage you all in an experiment in collaboration and transparency. Amazin' Avenue has been around a long time—since February 2005—and many things have changed in the intervening years. I used to write ...

Yankees sign former Mets outfielder Chris Young to minor league deal
The Bronx Bombers are taking a chance on the former Mets outfielder. Chris Young didn't have to search very far to find his new home. Less than two weeks after getting dumped by the Mets, 

Mets likely to extend minor league affiliation with Triple-A Las Vegas
Although the preference would be to enjoy a Triple-A affiliate closer to New York, it appears the Mets will continue their relationship with Las Vegas for the foreseeable future. Following brief stints in New Orleans (2007-2008) and Buffalo (2009-2012), the Mets' Triple-A a...

This Week in Mets Quotes: Alderson on why the Mets are losing, Duda with playoff aspirations
Lots of interesting, funny, idiotic, and insightful things were said by the Mets—and about them—recently. Here are some of our favorites. Comprehensive and concise. "We need to hit more than the opposition. Right now, that's not happening. That's in part because we're not hitting enough, and in part because we're giving up too many." ...

Mets top prospect Noah Syndergaard could join Mets in September
Though he has experienced an up-and-down year in his first taste of Triple-A, it's still not clear if Mets' prospect Noah Syndergaard will join New York when rosters expand in September. Will he or won't he? That's the question Mets' fans...

Brooklyn Cyclones game report on Michael Conforto, Casey Meisner, Jhoan Urena, and Amed Rosario
Some observations on several Mets prospects playing in the New York Penn League. The Brooklyn Cyclones wrapped up their two-game road series with the Staten Island Yankees on Tuesday night with a much-needed win. These games were vital for both teams as the Cyclones...

Whether or not to root for the Mets down the stretch
Is it ever okay to root for a better pick in next year's draft? As it becomes clearer every day that the 2014 Mets are once again destined to not make the playoffs, a dilemma arises for fans as to whether or not they should hope the team will win on a daily basis. A play...

Mets injury update: Vic Black and Josh Edgin both battling minor ailments
Terry Collins's bullpen was two pitchers short last night. Before Tuesday's 3-2 victory over the visiting Atlanta Braves, 

Dillon Gee's expected rates and mysterious BABIP
Is Gee a good pitcher, a bad one, or an average one? Let's dig into the stats to find out. Dillon Gee has a 3.84 ERA through 16 starts, but only -0.2 fWAR. That 3.84 ERA is right around league average this season, although it would have looked better in 2012, when the average was ...

Juan Lagares emerging as a star for the Mets
Juan Lagares has two home runs over the past three games. Combined with his defensive capabilities, he is among the best center fielders in baseball. Over the past few years, the outfield has been mediocre for the New York Mets.

Mets trade rumors: Royals, Angels and Dodgers losing interest in Bartolo Colon
The Royals, Angels and Dodgers were each in the running for Bartolo Colon, but according to reports - each of them are backing out. Bartolo Colon ...

Should the Mets worry about Travis d'Arnaud's pitch blocking?
Set beneath the backdrop of a season salvaged at the dish plays out a less gratifying story line about shortcomings behind it. But what exactly do the young catcher's defensive woes mean, and should we even care? The Mets front office has had its ups and downs in 2014. T...

Can the Mets find a shortstop on the free agent market this winter?
Neither Ruben Tejada nor Wilmer Flores is the answer at shortstop next year, and several current major league shortstops will hit the market after this season. As the Mets look forward to next season, it is clear that the team does not have a viable major league shortstop on its curren...

Mets Morning News: Victories are as easy as Juan, two, Gee!
Your Wednesday morning dose of New York Mets and Major League Baseball news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets Choose Your Recap: Amazin...

Mets vs. Braves Recap: Gee pitches well, Lagares takes care of the rest
The Mets took the first of this three game set with a 3-2 win tonight at Citi Field thanks to some great defense and timely hitting. On Tuesday night, Dillon Gee got his first win since July 9 and pitched six-and-two-thirds innings, allowing only two runs. The Mets defense looked solid, and turned four double plays to help Gee and the other Mets pitchers get out of any jams they fo...

Mets Daily Prospect Report, 8/27/14: Coming down to the wire
Catch up on all of yesterday’s minor league action from around the Mets farm system! *All results from games played on Tuesday, August 27th, 2014 Triple-A - Las Vegas 51's (79-60)_______________________________________ ROUND ROCK 5, LAS VEGAS 7 (

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