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Old 06-01-2012, 11:06 AM
 
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Well Duda and Davis hasn't been great so far this season. Still have time to turn it around.



So the Mets aren't more talented this season? 28-23 isn't anything to be proud about? They are playing much better baseball this season. They were under 500 this time last season. BTW, what team do you root for?

Davis will no doubt be fine (although I'd like our pitchers to carry tasers and sting Wright the next time he crosses into Davis' turf for a popup-LOL!), and I expect Duda to be good power guy, lots of homers, doubles, good RBIs, but a below average BA.

I am a longtime Met fan. Like the kids this year, and with Wheeler and Harvey Flushing bound inside 12 months, I adore the future.
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Old 06-01-2012, 11:10 AM
 
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I feel I should respond to this but I can't find anything of substance to reply to.

As pointed out above, 70% of Utley is one of the best 2B men in the league. 70% of Howard is much better than what they are running out right now.

The Nats certainly haven't peaked. Most of their players are just beginning their careers.

Any team can win or lose 9 straight. I just posted that the Twins won 15 of 17 last year and they were horrible.

I'm not talking 70% peak Utley or Howard. I'm betting each is no more than 70% 2012 performance levels, with Utley just a mediocre 2nd baseman now for the rest of his career.

The Braves losing 8 or 9 is a shock, as their pitching alone should prevent that from happening. The Twins could lose 15 straight; I fully expect them and the Cubbies to be awful for a long time.
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Old 06-01-2012, 12:18 PM
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Bandwagon fan if this is true



Other than the Nats and maybe the Marlins, who is more talented? The Mets have a good record against the nl east. No one is giving credit to the Mets. How sad.
The Mets played 51 games and won more than half of them and gets no credit for being a improved team. Now I know that maybe hard for some people going by how the Mets played the since collapsing and losing the Division in 2007 but sometimes you have to give credit when credit is due. But the main reason why there are a lot of empty seats at the Mets stadium is because of this below

2007-(88-74)...no playoffs due to collapse late in the season
2008-(89-73)-no playoffs
2009-(70-92)
2010-(79-83)
2011-(77-85)


So basically the Mets have been a JOKE for the past 5 years so I can understand why most are not ready to take them seriously and want to wait to atleast July but I still see that there is something different about this team along with the rest of the NL East.
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Old 06-01-2012, 02:05 PM
 
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The Mets played 51 games and won more than half of them and gets no credit for being a improved team. Now I know that maybe hard for some people going by how the Mets played the since collapsing and losing the Division in 2007 but sometimes you have to give credit when credit is due. But the main reason why there are a lot of empty seats at the Mets stadium is because of this below

2007-(88-74)...no playoffs due to collapse late in the season
2008-(89-73)-no playoffs
2009-(70-92)
2010-(79-83)
2011-(77-85)


So basically the Mets have been a JOKE for the past 5 years so I can understand why most are not ready to take them seriously and want to wait to atleast July but I still see that there is something different about this team along with the rest of the NL East.
True, fans are waiting a bt longer, plus their prices are still amongst leagues highest, despite reducing payroll. Add in that while they are playing well, without Reyes, their style is not a ton of flair, but rather substance, and none of those bode well for increasing attendence tremendously short-term.

Once the coveted Wheeler arrives, plus Harvey, I'd expect ticket sales to go up tremendously.
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Old 06-01-2012, 02:13 PM
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True, fans are waiting a bt longer, plus their prices are still amongst leagues highest, despite reducing payroll. Add in that while they are playing well, without Reyes, their style is not a ton of flair, but rather substance, and none of those bode well for increasing attendence tremendously short-term.

Once the coveted Wheeler arrives, plus Harvey, I'd expect ticket sales to go up tremendously.
Wow, they have the highest prices and haven't done anything? Well I guess that explain why they are so many empty seats for a winning team while teams like the Padres and Cubs are in last place and have no missing seats.
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Old 06-01-2012, 03:39 PM
 
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Wow, they have the highest prices and haven't done anything? Well I guess that explain why they are so many empty seats for a winning team while teams like the Padres and Cubs are in last place and have no missing seats.
2 years ago, this Met fan opted to go to Philly and get field level box seats for all 3 games, because while I paid around $230 with Stub Hub fees for 3 games in Philly, Citi Field was going to cost me at least $500 for the same quality seats. Plus, the NYC hotels would have been a few hundred more for 4 days , too. I came on a Thursday and flew out Monday afternoon.

I'm likely going to see the Mets again in 2013 (can't this year due to eye surgery messing up my schedule), but again I will most likely see them in either Atlanta, Milwaukee, Chicago, or San Diego. I'd like to see more parks, and all have far more reasonably priced field level seats, and better hotel prices. I got a awesome Name Your Price deal in Philly at the Hilton Garden Inn, and will use the same method in 2013 in a different city, I hope. Did like the park, by the way.

Citi Field prices on Stub Hub are down a smidge, but still outlandish.
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Old 06-02-2012, 12:57 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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Davis will no doubt be fine (although I'd like our pitchers to carry tasers and sting Wright the next time he crosses into Davis' turf for a popup-LOL!), and I expect Duda to be good power guy, lots of homers, doubles, good RBIs, but a below average BA.

I am a longtime Met fan. Like the kids this year, and with Wheeler and Harvey Flushing bound inside 12 months, I adore the future.
The future looks bright for this organization
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Old 06-02-2012, 01:03 AM
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The future looks bright for this organization
Santana with a no-hitter tonight against the Cards
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Old 06-02-2012, 05:56 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Bandwagon fan if this is true
It's not. [Pre-emptive mod cut]

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Other than the Nats and maybe the Marlins, who is more talented?
The Braves and Phillies
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Old 06-02-2012, 06:03 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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the Braves losing 8 or 9 is a shock, as their pitching alone should prevent that from happening. The Twins could lose 15 straight; I fully expect them and the Cubbies to be awful for a long time.
The Twins WON 15 of 17 last season. That would also be considered 'shocking'. That's what's so great about baseball. Shocking things happen all the time.
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