Here is audio of Terry Collins talking to media after camp on Feb. 17

Here is audio of Ike Davis talking in PSL today about trade rumors, preparing for 2014

Here is audio of Terry Collins talking to media in PSL

Mostly Mets, pres. by Caesars AC: Pitchers and catchers preview

SNY’s Toby Hyde and Robert Brender talk Mets pitchers and catchers, as the early arrivals begin in Port St Lucie…

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  • Pitchers and Catchers Preview!
  • One Good Thing, One Bad Thing (22:30)
    • Good: Travis d’Arnaud, Michael Sam
    • Bad: Bob Costas Pink Eye, Ruben Tejada not early enough

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Listen: Desert Island Mets, talking fans, starting MetsBlog and more

Matthew Cerrone, Lead Writer

This past week I was a guest on Desert Island Mets, a unique Mets podcast that talks with different fans about their experience growing up rooting for the Mets…

In this episode, I talk about why I chose the Mets, how I started MetsBlog, my life growing up, and what one player I would steal from another  team, among countless other topics I’ve never openly discussed before. It’s an interesting show, check it out here…

Mostly Mets, pres. by Caesars AC: More Drew rumors and offseason grades

Toby Hyde and Robert Brender talk again about Stephen Drew possibilities, grade the entire Mets offseason, and dish out the weekly One Good Thing and One Bad Thing:

MetsBlog Q&ACast: Dave Hudgens explains why he’s confident in Ike Davis

Matthew Cerrone, Lead Writer

Mets hitting coach Dave Hudgens still has a lot of confidence in Ike Davis, “He’s the kind of guy that can carry you,” he told me during this week’s MetsBlog Q&ACast, presented by Verizon.

“Ike just has a little bit of a different swing, he has a lot of rhythm in his swing, a lot of timing,” Hudgens explained. “Ike needs to make things as simple as he can … and let his natural rhythm and timing take over,” as he did toward the end of last season.

Here, Hudgens also talks with me about about his job, his use of advanced stats, his approach to hitting, implementing an organizational strategy, and what he plans to do for Curtis Granderson, who has already sent Hudgens video and notes on his swing:

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Mostly Mets, pres. by Caesars AC: Dice K, Montero, the sixth-best system?

Toby Hyde and Robert Brender talk about the return of Dice K, the potential of Rafael Montero, Keith Law’s ranking of the Mets farm system, and the weekly dose of One Good Thing and One Bad Thing.

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  • Dice K Returns
  • The future for Rafael Montero
  • Keith Law says the Mets have the 6th best farm system
  • Taking on Twitter
  • One Good Thing, One Bad Thing
    • Good: Carlos Zambrano is the new crazy, NCAA potential players union
    • Bad: People bashing NY/NJ Super Bowl, Johan and Mets officially over

Mostly Mets, pres. by Caesars AC: Lannan, starters, who’s on first, and Duda in the OF?!

Toby Hyde and Robert Brender talk about John Lannan, other potential starter options, the continued first base debate, prospect lists, and the weekly batch of One Good Thing and One Bad Thing.

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  • John Lannan
    • Other starter options
  • Who’s on 1st?
    • Duda in the OF??!!
  • Dom Smith and prospect lists
  • One Good Thing, One Bad Thing (36:45)
    • Good: Phillies + Abreu = Getting Even Older, Sports GIFs
    • Bad: Outrage at Richard Sherman, talking 20 minutes about John Lannan