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MARTINO HAUNTED BY HIS OWN THOUGHTS

Lucas Duda

Andy Martino has been raked over the coals a lot by New York Mets fans. Sure, some of it was warranted; other times, not so much. Look, we’re fans, and fans are passionate about their team. Notice I didn’t use the terms fair or unbiased, just passionate.

But Martino deserves credit for his blog post on Wednesday, which he took direct aim at … himself.

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METS SHOULDN’T BE SHORT ON PATIENCE

Wilmer Flores

When has Wilmer Flores’ glove become so important?

From Day One he was touted as a major league hitter. The Mets knew it. Scouts knew it. Flores knew it.

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IKE DAVIS PLAYING FOR HIS BASEBALL LIFE

Ike Davis

Ike Davis folded his hands, grinned, then leaned into the semi-circle of microphones.

”I’m the guy you want in a big situation,” he said.

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STOP THE INSANITY

Ike Davis

Albert Einstein defined insanity as repeating the same mistakes and expecting different results. In baseball terminology this is called Ike Davis.

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SPINNING OUT OF CONTROL

Jordany Valdespin

Good baseball teams in a slump have hope. If a team has talented players there is every reason to be optimistic. It’s a 162-game season and, rest assure, tomorrow could be the day things turn around and a good team gets hot. Pitchers start pitching. Hitters start hitting. Closers close. The club wins six, seven, eight in a row, 15 of their next 20 games. Confidence is restored. See St. Louis Cardinals.

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WHAT ABOUT ‘THAT’ GUY?

Michael Bourn

For better or worse, Michael Bourn fell off the New York Mets radar Monday when he agreed to a four-year, $48 million deal with the Cleveland Indians.

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