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deGrom Is Great for Mets Fan Soul

BY LESLIE MONTEIRO (Photo credit: Mike Stobe/Getty Images) At around 4:29 p.m. Jacob deGrom raced to the mound for his warm-up toss. His entrance song of “Simple Man” blared through the speakers. This wasn’t a run-of-the-mill warm-up toss. Not on this Sunday.  He was pitching in front of his home crowd for the first time …

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Early Returns Say Eppler’s Trading Moves Look Good

BY LESLIE MONTEIRO (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) Daniel Vogelbach and Tyler Naquin, Billy Eppler’s trade deadline acquisitions, starred in the Mets’ 6-4 victory over the Atlanta Braves to start off the five-game showdown Thursday night at Citi Field. Those two moves did not generate the buzz the Yankees and San Diego Padres received, but …

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Mets Feel They Can Improve from Within

BY LESLIE MONTEIRO (Photo credit: Corey Sipkin/New York Post) The Mets did not make moves that had people talking like the New York Yankees, San Diego Padres, Atlanta Braves and Houston Astros did. The Yankees went all in by acquiring Andrew Benintendi, Frankie Montas, Lou Trivino, Harrison Bader, Scott Effross and dumping Joey Gallo while …

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Mets Know How to Win

BY LESLIE MONTEIRO (Photo credit: Adam Hunger/Getty Images) There’s just something different about this Mets team than the last few seasons. It’s tangible from the naked eye. Forget the fact they won 60 games after a 6-3 victory over the Yankees to start off the Subway Series Tuesday night at Citi Field. Forget the fact …

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This Year’s Subway Series Doesn’t Get Much Better Than This

BY LESLIE MONTEIRO (Photo credit: Sporting News) For the first time in a long time going back to 2006, the Subway Series finally has some buzz to it. The Yankees and Mets will face each other for a two-game series Tuesday night at Citi Field and again in late August at Yankee Stadium. Both teams …

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It’s Mitchell or Bust for Knicks

BY LESLIE MONTEIRO (Photo credit: Alex Goodlett/Getty Images) The Knicks seemed to be the favorites to land hometown kid Donovan Mitchell from the Utah Jazz. The Jazz like the Knicks’ assets such as the multitude of first-round picks, Quentin Grimes, Immanuel Quickley and Obi Toppin according to The Athletic’s Tony Jones, who covers the Jazz …

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Standing Pat Can’t Be Plan B for Lamoriello

BY LESLIE MONTEIRO (Photo credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) Islanders general manager Lou Lamoriello’s mandate was to improve this team as quickly as possible. Free agency would have served as a way to achieve his objective. It would have made Islanders fans feel good that he has his eye on the prize of making this team …

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