Daniel Murphy

World Series Game 5 Preview & Prediction: Kansas City Royals vs. New York Mets

Bullpen mismanagement, errors, put Mets on brink of elimination
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World Series Game 5 Preview & Prediction: Kansas City Royals vs. New York Mets

World Series Preview, PredictionA healthy portion of the sporting world had probably never heard of Daniel Murphy before his improbable October run. He isn't a household name even in baseball circles.

World Series Game 4 Recap: Royals Take Advantage of Mets' Mistakes

Salvador Perez and the Royals are just one win away from taking World Series crown
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World Series Game 4 Recap: Royals Take Advantage of Mets' Mistakes

Just when it appeared that the New York Mets were going to make a run at the Kansas City Royals and tie the series at two games a piece, the game of baseball proved, once again, just how cruel it can be. Perhaps it was the spirit of Halloween night or just the Mets’ magic running out when it was needed most.

 

New York Mets 2014 Preview

Mets should enjoy better record, but still not contending
It feels like another bridge season for the Mets, with their ace on the disabled list all season. But it is safe to say that the team is transitioning, not merely rebuilding, and with more pricey veterans on the roster, expectations should tick upward.

The Mets have had five losing seasons in a row, tied with the Astros for the longest such streak in baseball. The streak coincides with the 2009 opening of Citi Field, where attendance has dropped every year.

Evaluating the New York Mets 40-Man Roster

Every player ranked, plus a few prospects
The Mets currently have very little money committed past 2014, and only two players with enough service to be free agent eligible — David Wright and Jonathon Niese — signed for 2014. The future is not now for this club, but the future is getting brighter.

Between the end of the World Series and Opening Day every winter, fans are inundated with lists. Rankings of the best shortstop, the best left-handed relievers, the best leadoff men, the best second basemen in runs saved, the best right-handed pinch-hitter in road games in July and more. So, while life can be rather boring without 15 baseball games every night, over the next few weeks I’ll rank players on every 40-man roster.

2013 Baseball Preview: New York Mets

A shaky rotation and questionable outfield could result in a long season in Queens
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<p> This season marks the 20th anniversary of the Mets’ last 100-loss season, and they could be headed for another. These Mets could be very bad, and only the filleting of the Miami Marlins will save them from the basement of the NL East.</p>