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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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COLLINS AND THE ART OF DOUBLESPEAK

Terry Collins

Just as the ink dried on Bob Raissmann's New York Daily News weekend column, the one that suggested Terry Collins is a one-of-a-kind, honest manager among the few, the proud, the New York Mets manager opened his mouth and out poured the same doublespeak every major league manager is prone too.

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FRANCISCO SAVES GAME, COLLINS SAVES FRANCISCO

frank-terry

New York Mets manager Terry Collins could have leaned on any number of reasons to remove Frank Francisco as the closer, the most obvious being the two blown saves last weekend against the Miami Marlins. Instead, Collins did what any manager who is trying to build confidence in his players would do: he gave his closer a vote of confidence.

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