Scott Mandel

Mets Headed in Wrong Direction But This Doesn’t Feel Like 2015 At Its Worst

Published on: 10th July, 2016

Mets Headed in Wrong Direction But This Doesn't Feel Like 2015 At Its Worst  | read this item

New York finished its season-long, 11-game homestand 7-4…The Mets are now 26-20 at home in 2016 and are 8-7-0 in series at home this season.    SERIES NOTES: The Mets are 8-19 vs. the Nationals at Citi Field dating to 2014…This season, the Mets are 4-9 vs. the Nationals overall.   ONE-RUN GAMES: The Mets are now 18-11 […]


MANDEL’S MUSINGS: Mets In-Season Moves Energizes Lineup and Locker Room

Published on: 6th July, 2016

Reyes had two doubles today  | read this item

Last season, the Mets were struggling in June to score runs. The 2015 season looked to be on the edge of a veritable cliff until Sandy Alderson, the general manager, pulled off a couple of transactions in Kelly Johnson and Jose Uribe that brought energy and professional hitting to a lineup sinking under the weight […]


Mets Keep it Going With Come-From-Behind Win Over Miami Marlins

Published on: 4th July, 2016

Harvey up 11 hits in three innings   | read this item

The baseball roller-coaster ride, otherwise known as the 2016 New York Mets, is beginning to show some of that inner fortitude they demonstrated last season on their way to the National League pennant. New York overcame a six-run deficit today to defeat the Miami Marlins, 8-6. Following a four game losing streak in which they […]


Linsanity Redux? Jeremy Lin Coming Back to NYC with Brooklyn Nets

Published on: 1st July, 2016

Linsanity is back in New York City  | read this item

Linsanity is returning to the New York area. Point guard Jeremy Lin has agreed to a three-year, $36 million deal with the Brooklyn Nets sources told   Lin met with the Nets on Thursday night in Palo Alto, California. Lin, who turns 28 in August, signed a two-year, $4.3 million contract with Charlotte last July, but the […]


Mets Beat Royals But Their Season Teeters on the Brink

Published on: 21st June, 2016

Familia gets congrats from d'Arnaud  | read this item

On what should have been a celebratory evening for the New York Mets, given their tidy 2-1 win over the defending World Series champion Kansas City Royals, a near sellout crowd of 40,122 on a Tuesday night, and great bullpen work from a group that struggled last week, the success turned out to be highly […]


Colon Sparkles and Entertains in Beating Pirates

Published on: 17th June, 2016

Colon smacks a double against Pirates  | read this item

Bartolo Colon has not only become an effective, efficient, and reliable starting pitcher for the Mets this season, he’s also turned into one of the more entertaining oddities in the game. The 43-year old Colon, with his playful on-field jocularity and his 300-pound beer-belly physique, is remindful of an uncle who plays in a weekend […]


Former NBA Slam Dunk Champion Nate Robinson Wants Shot at NFL

Published on: 14th June, 2016

Robinson trying out for NFL at age 32.   | read this item

Former NBA guard Nate Robinson has always wanted a shot at playing in the NFL, and he got his chance to try out for the Seattle Seahawks on Monday. Robinson played cornerback at the University of Washington, but he hasn’t played football since 2002 in any capacity. The desire to play has never left him, […]


Mets Collins Hospitalized Before Sunday’s Game in Milwaukee

Published on: 12th June, 2016

Collins spending Sunday night in a Milwaukee hospital  | read this item

Mets manager Terry Collins was taken to a local hospital Sunday after feeling ill prior to New York’s 5-3 loss to the Brewers in the series finale. After being examined by the training staff and Brewers doctors, Collins left Miller Park for Froedtert Hospital shortly before first pitch. Collins will not accompany the Mets back […]


Draymond Green Suspended For Pivotal Game 5 of NBA Finals

Published on: 12th June, 2016

Warriors players feel James got off light  | read this item

Golden State Warriors power forward Draymond Green is suspended for Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday night after he was assessed a flagrant foul 1 by the league for his actions in Game 4. The play in question came with less than three minutes left in Golden State’s 108-97 win over the Cavaliers on Friday, […]


Maria Sharapova Suspended for Two Years for Failed Drug Test

Published on: 8th June, 2016

Sharapova will appeal decision  | read this item

Maria Sharapova was suspended Wednesday for two years for failing a drug test, labeled “the sole author of her own misfortune” because she hid regular pre-match use of a newly banned substance from anti-doping authorities and members of her own entourage.   The tennis star said she would appeal what she called “an unfairly harsh” […]


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