The Week in MetsBlog: Hunting strikes, Flores, Matz and Shea

Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen compared LHP prospect Steven Matz to Clayton Kershaw. Toby Hyde later profiled Matz, and said he’s pitching well enough to justify a promotion to Double-A sooner than later >> Read more

Shea Stadium would have been 50 years old this week. MetsBlog’s Matthew Cerrone posted photos from his time shooting behind the scenes pictures of Shea during the ballpark’s final days >> See here.

The Mets call it ‘hunting strikes.’ Cerrone explained what that means >> Read more.

Chris Young was activated from the disabled list Friday. Earlier in the week, MetsBlog’s Maggie Wiggin and Michael Baron looked at how Terry Collins should adjust his batting order >> Read more.

Lastly, with Ruben Tejada struggling, Cerrone took a closer look at how Wilmer Flores is doing in Triple-A >> Read more.

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This Week on MetsBlog: Opinion Posts, Podcasts and Video

Earlier this week, Matthew Cerrone explained why he’s worried it may be a long April for the Mets >> Read more

The goal is to trade more contact for better contact, but – with strike outs up and power down – the Mets have work to do, Maggie Wiggin explained >> Read more

The SNY.TV crew talked with Mets fans on Opening Day and asked what year they think the Mets will get back to the playoffs >> Watch here

Michael Baron looked at Sandy Alderson’s bullpen and determined it’s thin and lacking experience >> Read more

In this week’s Mostly Mets podcast, pres. by Casaers AC, Toby Hyde and Robert Brender broke down the season’s early action, and talked one on one with 1B prospect Dominic Smith >> Listen here

Lastly, on Friday, Cerrone explained what he sees as Sandy Alderson’s real goal for the Mets >> Read more, despite fan expectations to win now >> Read more.

Mostly Mets podcast, pres. by Caesars AC…

This week on the Mostly Mets podcast, presented by Caesars AC, MetsBlog’s Toby Hyde and Robert Brender sort through the carnage of Opening Day, and also talk with 2013 1st round pick 1B Dominic Smith

Show notes for this week's Mostly Mets podcast...

0:00: Breaking down the broken down bullpen
4:30: Bad news for Bobby Parnell
7:45: Opening Day wasn’t fun
11:20: Are there any bullpen solutions in Vegas?
16:15: Dominic Smith interview in Savannah

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MetsBlog Q&ACast, pres. by Verizon, with Chipper Jones

In this week’s MetsBlog Q&ACast, presented by Verizon, MetsBlog’s Matthew Cerrone talks with former Braves 3B Chipper Jones about shaving his head for Pediatric Cancer Research, his affinity for Shea Stadium and playing in New York, and his memories from Game 5 of the 1999 NLCS…

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Here’s audio of Terry Collins from after Saturday’s loss to the Marlins…

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