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Name: Amazin' Avenue
Description: A blog/community focused on the New York Mets.
URL: http://www.amazinavenue.com
RSS Feeds: New York Mets - http://www.amazinavenue.com/atom/main/atom.xml
Related Team(s): Mets
Related Sports(s): Baseball
Date Added: 2005-04-11 17:02:08
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Mets Trade Rumors: Could Bartolo Colon be dealt to the Angels?

The Angels have a need, but could Colon even get to them in waivers? In the wake of Garrett Richards's gruesome injury covering ...

Healey: Wheeler's changeup a key part of success

As Zack Wheeler continues his development into a premier pitcher, much of his success can be attributed to his changeup. Zack Wheeler's road to Major League Baseball was predicated on his fastball. His ability to light up radar guns, seem...

Mets captain David Wright is going to be just fine

Despite suffering the worst season of his career, the Mets' captain is going to be all right. We hope. It isn’t news that David Wright is having a bad year at the plate. It hasn't been fun to watch, and it has raised concerns that the cu...

The Perception Gap, Part 2: How Mets fans, others see David Wright, Daniel Murphy, and Juan Lagares

How are these three positions players viewed? In part two of this series, we take a look at how Mets fans and non-Mets fans see three of the team's players: David Wright, Daniel Murphy, and Juan Lagares. Yesterday, we looked at the differe...

The View From Behind the Backstop: Brad Wieck, Josh Prevost, and James Duff

The Mets 2014 draft class included a lot of very tall pitchers. Is this perhaps a new market inefficiency? Brad Wieck Height: 6'9" Weight: 255 LHP, Brooklyn (SS-A) Age: 22 Acquired: 7th round, 2014 Date(s) seen: 7/12/14 @ Connect...

Mets Morning News: Mets' offense golden against A's, Colon to return Sunday

Your Thursday morning dose of New York Mets and Major League Baseball news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets Apparently the Mets have an offense now? They scored eight runs yesterday in an 8-5 victory over the A's and are off today before...

Mets Daily Prospect Report, 8/21/14: Bowmie Don't Play That

Catch up on all of the Mets prospects in yesterday’s minor league action! *All results from games played on Wednesday, August 20th, 2014* Triple-A - Las Vegas 51's (73-60)_______________________________________ NEW ORLEANS 4, LAS VEG...

Mets vs. Athletics Recap: It wasn't pretty, but it'll do

The offense scored eight (!) runs and the Mets managed to split the series versus the Athletics. If you felt a rumbling under your feet at some point in the late afternoon, it was most likely the Mets' offense registering a pulse for the ...

The Mets' offense is offensive

The Mets are close to last in the majors in nearly every offensive category since the All-Star break. The 1906 Chicago White Sox have a dubious place in baseball lore. They won the World Series in six games against their crosstown rivals, ...

Final Score: Mets 8, Athletics 5—Offense shows signs of life, bullpen almost ruins it

The Mets held on to win today despite the best efforts of their pitching and defense. The Mets won a sloppy game today in Oakland, splitting their two-game series with the Athletics by beating the h...

Mets have weird "330 rule" they don't stick to

If Terry Collins abides by the guideline for young pitchers to throw more than 330 pitches in a string of three starts, Zack Wheeler is on a tight leash during Wednesday's start. It's commonplace to monitor a young hurler's pitch count dur...

Mets pitcher Dana Eveland received cortisone injection in elbow

The veteran reliever received a cortisone injection for his elbow in hopes of avoiding a prolonged absence. Dana Eveland will miss at least today's game because of elbow ailments that prompted him to get a cortisone injection. 

The View From Behind the Backstop: Corey Oswalt, Scarlyn Reyes, and Luis Mateo

A closer look at a trio of Brooklyn Cyclones arms. Corey Oswalt RHP, Brooklyn (SS-A) Age: 20 Acquired: 7th round, 2012 Date(s) seen: 7/13/14 @ Connecticut Tigers 2014: 55.2 IP, 46 H, 17 R, 14 ER, 12 BB, 50 K, 0 HR Tall righthander wi...

Amazin' Avenue Audio, Episode 82: Cubs Shortstops, Mets Pitchers, Unfair Trivia

"Then from five thousand throats and more there rose a lusty yell; It rumbled through the valley, it rattled in the dell; It pounded on the mountain and recoiled around the place, For Vicente, mighty Vicente was advancing from third base...

Curtis Granderson's struggles come at a steep price

The Mets promised they would spend money to improve their club after the 2013 season. The centerpiece of the club's offseason was Curtis Granderson, signed to a four-year, $60 million deal. Unfortunately, the Mets are not getting their mone...

Is Gavin Cecchini the Mets' shortstop of the future?

A look at how Mets shortstop prospect Gavin Cecchini is progressing in the minor leagues. Gavin Cecchini has always seemed disappointing as a prospect, lacking any explosive tools or flashy high ceilings expected of a first-round pick. He ...

The Perception Gap, Part 1: How Mets fans, other fans see Sandy Alderson and Terry Collins

The first of a four-part series looking at how Mets fans and fans of other teams perceive the team, its management, and its players. Being a baseball fan demands a certain level of commitment and willingness to put your happiness in the ha...

Mets Morning News: I'm never gonna dance again, Dillon Gee has got no rhythm

Your Wednesday morning dose of New York Mets and Major League Baseball news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets Choose Your Recap: Amazin' Avenue Short,

Potential waiver wire opportunities for the Mets

The non-waiver wire trading deadline passed by on July 31 with the Mets standing pat. Are there any viable remaining waiver wire opportunities? For the remainder of the season, teams are able to continue trading via the waiver wire, althou...

Mets Daily Farm Report, 8/20/14: Counting Crows, Blue Cars, and magic numbers

Catch up on all of yesterday’s minor league action from around the Mets farm system! *All results from games played on Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 Triple-A - Las Vegas 51's (73-59)_______________________________________ LAS VEGAS 10, ...

Mets vs. Oakland Recap: Not ideal

The Mets did not put up much of a fight and were battered in Oakland. Fresh off a long airplane flight, the Mets found themselves in Oakland tonight for their final west coast road trip of the season. They were unable to start it off on th...

Final Score: Athletics 6, Mets 2—Sleepwalking in Oakland

The Mets could not muster much as they fell to the A's in the first of two games in Oakland. The Mets did not appear to have any interest in winning tonight's ballgame and were thoroughly beaten by the

Jacob deGrom scheduled to start Saturday, Rafael Montero might work out of bullpen

With deGrom seemingly ready to return, Montero appears to be the odd man out in the Mets' rotation. After Jacob deGrom threw a successful bullpen again this afternoon in Oakland, Mets manager Terry Collins 

New York Mets Series Preview: Five more questions about the Oakland Athletics with Alex Hall of Athletics Nation

The Mets and Athletics square off once again, this time at O.Co Coliseum in Oakland. Alex Hall of Athletics Nation gives us an update on Billy Beane's squad. After a four game split with the Chicago Cubs, the

Mets offense has been the worst in baseball for the past month

They're not getting on base. They're not hitting for power. It's kind of a big mess. In the wake of the Mets going five straight games with four or fewer hits, ESPN stats expert Mark Simon posted this wonderful graph to Twitter. This ...

Series Preview: New York Mets vs. Oakland Athletics

The Mets take their wilting offense to a place where it's not very easy to score runs. What's going on with the Athletics? Much has changed since the last time the Athletics faced the

The Mets on DVR: Baseball like it used to be

Remember when you could watch a baseball game in two hours and change? On July 4th, 1985, I had the basic idea for what is now known as the DVR. How do I know this? Because that’s the date of that crazy 19-inning Mets-...

It's time for the Mets to move on from Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez

As the Rockies' oft-injured superstars undergo their latest round of surgeries, the Mets should turn their attention elsewhere. The recent news that both Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzale...

The Marlins were hungover during John Maine's final start of 2007

The brilliant and temporarily season-saving outing may have been aided by something called "Mexican Shotgun." I actually bought Matthew Berry's Fantasy Life book last year when it was published, b...

Mets Morning News: Torres plays the star, as Mets offense falls in a black hole

Your Tuesday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets The Mets meager offense barely made an appearance again yesterday, as our heroes fell to the Cubs 4-1 after managing only four h...

Mets Daily Farm Report, 8/19/14: Home stretch

Catch up on all of yesterday’s minor league action from around the Mets farm system! *All results from games played on Monday, August 18th, 2014 Triple-A - Las Vegas 51's (72-59)_______________________________________ LAS VEGAS 5, OM...


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