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ALDERSON OUTSMARTS ALL OF US

Sandy Alderson

Sandy Alderson's disappearing act on Sunday was brilliant.

The New York Mets made a miraculous comeback to avoid being swept by the Philadelphia Phillies yesterday, capped off by a walk-off single by Ruben Tejada, who has been struggling for, well, all of 2013 and the first six weeks of the 2014 season. The team has lost 8 of 10 games and have fallen from second place to last place.

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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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DID METS ADDRESS COLLISION RULE?

collins

Last week while New York sports radio was busy criticizing Daniel Murphy's paternity leave, a story was unfolding at Citi Field -- one actually worth discussion.

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TEJADA: STAGE FRIGHT?

Ruben Tejada

During a commercial break on my sports talk show, a well-known New York sportswriter said to me, you know what’s wrong with Roberto Alomar? He has stage fright.

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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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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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