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Mets WAR leaders through Week 8

Time again to take a look at the Mets’ WAR winners and losers after eight weeks of the season, per Fangraphs and Baseball Reference:

Fangraphs
1. Lucas Duda, 2.3
2. Matt Harvey, 1.6
3. Jacob deGrom, 1.4
4-t. Bartolo Colon, 0.8
4-t. Michael Cuddyer, 0.8
4-t. Wilmer Flores, 0.8
4-t. Noah Syndergaard, 0.8

30-t. Darrell Ceciliani, -0.2
30-t. John Mayberry Jr, -0.2
30-t. Danny Muno, -0.2
33. Johnny Monell, -0.3
34. Kirk Nieuwenhuis, -0.5

Baseball Reference
1. Duda, 1.9
2-t. Harvey, 1.3
2-t. deGrom, 1.3
4. Jeurys Familia, 1.0
5-t. Cuddyer, 0.8
5-t. Curtis Granderson, 0.8


29-t. Bartolo Colon, -0.3
29-t. Mayberry, -0.3
29-t. Monell, -0.3
29-t. Hansel Robles, -0.3
33. Nieuwenhuis, -0.6
34. Jon Niese, -0.7

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Harvey on Mets passing him over for Opening Day: “It’s something that I expected.”

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — As far back as September, Matt Harvey had penciled Opening Day onto his calendar, going as far as to proclaim that he was chalking the Nationals up “as a ‘W’” on April 6.

IMG_2812The realities of rehabilitation and the politics of Mets camp have slowed him only slightly. A more subdued Harvey tipped his cap on Tuesday to Bartolo Colon, who will receive the Opening Day start in his stead, and to Jacob deGrom, who will start the home opener. Harvey will pitch the third game of the season on April 9, as well as the Mets’ second home game on April 14.

“It’s something that I expected,” Harvey said. “I was happy to be healthy going into Spring Training, so … I’m happy that I get to start in Washington. I’m excited to throw there. We’re excited to match up with them.”

As for the ‘W’ he had penciled in on Opening Day?

“Bartolo’s got that covered,” Harvey said.

The Mets’ justification in avoiding Harvey for both openers was that they wanted to honor pitchers who actually contributed last year. While Harvey missed the entire season rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, Colon led the staff in innings and wins, and deGrom won the National League Rookie of the Year Award. Theoretically, lining Harvey up for the second home game instead of the home opener also allows the Mets to draw two big crowds in a row to Citi Field.

“Obviously with Bartolo throwing 200 innings, getting 15 wins is well-deserved of Opening Day,” Harvey said. “And all that Jacob did last year, he obviously deserves Opening Day at home. I’m happy to be throwing in the first series and obviously extremely happy about throwing at home.”

Not that Harvey’s debut will lack juice. The Mets’ third game will pit him opposite Stephen Strasburg, one of the few pitchers in baseball who truly understands the hype surrounding Harvey. Back in April 2013, Harvey outdueled Strasburg in a game at Citi Field, prompting thousands of fans to chant “Harvey’s better!” during one of the more memorable games of his breakout season.

This time, the atmosphere should be just as electrically charged.

“That’s an important series for us, obviously opening up the season,” Harvey said. “Regardless of who we’re facing, there’s a lot of work that still needs to be done in Spring Training, and that’s a big series so we’re all excited.”

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Mets WAR leaders, end of season

Highest and lowest Mets WAR scores in 2014, according to the web sites Fangraphs and Baseball Reference:

Fangraphs
1. Juan Lagares, 3.8
2. Lucas Duda, 3.3
3. Jacob deGrom, 3.0
4. Daniel Murphy, 2.6

5. Bartolo Colon, 2.1

41-(t). John Lannan, -0.4
41-(t). Omar Quintanilla, -0.4

41-(t). Scott Rice, -0.4
44. Chris Young, -0.6
45. Gonzalez Germen, -0.7

Baseball Reference
1. Lagares, 5.5
2. Duda, 3.7
3. deGrom, 3.1

4. David Wright, 2.8
5. Murphy, 2.0

40-(t). Juan Centeno, -0.3
40-(t). Josh Satin, -0.3
42-(t). Lannan, -0.4
42-(t). Rice, -0.4

44. Bobby Abreu, -0.6
45. Jose Valverde, -0.8

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Three Up, Three Down: Three series to go edition

That means it’s 27 Up, 27 Down to go.

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Monday: Marlins 6, Mets 5
Three Up: Jacob deGrom, Wilmer Flores, Travis d’Arnaud
Three Down: Jeurys Familia, Dilson Herrera, Jenrry Mejia

Tuesday: Mets 9, Marlins 1
Three Up: Wilmer Flores, Bartolo Colon, Ruben Tejada
Three Down: Juan Lagares, Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Matt den Dekker

Wednesday: Marlins 4, Mets 3
Three Up: Lucas Duda, Matt den Dekker, Kirk Nieuwenhuis
Three Down: Curtis Granderson, Ruben Tejada, Bobby Abreu

Season Standings
Jacob deGrom +14
Jon Niese +8

Bartolo Colon +7
Travis d’Arnaud +7
Daniel Murphy +6
Lucas Duda +5
Zack Wheeler +5

Josh Edgin +3
Dillon Gee +3
Buddy Carlyle +2

Ike Davis +2
Matt den Dekker +2
Dana Eveland +2
Juan Lagares +2
Eric Campbell +1

Kirk Nieuwenhuis +1
Anthony Recker +1

Bobby Abreu -1
Wilmer Flores -1
John Lannan -1
Jenrry Mejia -1
Bobby Parnell -1
Omar Quintanilla -1
Josh Satin -1
Vic Black -2

Gonzalez Germen -2
Taylor Teagarden -2
Dilson Herrera -3
Curtis Granderson -4
Carlos Torres -4
Jose Valverde -4
Kyle Farnsworth -5
Scott Rice -5
Eric Young, Jr. -5
Chris Young -8
Ruben Tejada -10
David Wright -10

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Three Up, Three Down: Rocky Mountain High edition

“We’re pretty excited about it, to be honest,” Mets manager Terry Collins said of his team’s sudden September ascension in the Wild Card standings.

shakeshackMonday: Mets 3, Rockies 2
Three Up: Jon Niese, Curtis Granderson, Wilmer Flores
Three Down: Vic Black, Dilson Herrera, Matt den Dekker

Tuesday: Mets 2, Rockies 0
Three Up: Jacob deGrom, Curtis Granderson, Juan Lagares
Three Down: Jenrry Mejia, Eric Campbell, Wilmer Flores

Wednesday: Mets 2, Rockies, 0
Three Up: Rafael Montero, Carlos Torres, Eric Young
Three Down: Travis d’Arnaud, Curtis Granderson, Wilmer Flores

Season Standings
Jacob deGrom +13
Daniel Murphy +8
Bartolo Colon +7
Jon Niese +7

Zack Wheeler +6
Travis d’Arnaud +5
Lucas Duda +5

Josh Edgin +3
Dillon Gee +3
Juan Lagares +3
Eric Campbell +2
Buddy Carlyle +2

Ike Davis +2
Dana Eveland +2
Matt den Dekker +1
Jeurys Familia +1
Kirk Nieuwenhuis +1
Vic Black -1
Erik Goeddel -1

Dilson Herrera -1
John Lannan -1
Daisuke Matsuzaka -1
Bobby Parnell -1
Omar Quintanilla -1
Josh Satin -1
Gonzalez Germen -2
Taylor Teagarden -2
Wilmer Flores -4

Curtis Granderson -4
Carlos Torres -4
Jose Valverde -4
Kyle Farnsworth -5
Scott Rice -5
Eric Young, Jr. -6
Chris Young -8
Ruben Tejada -9
David Wright -10

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Mets WAR leaders through Week 22

Highest and lowest Mets WAR scores through Week 22, according to the web sites Fangraphs and Baseball Reference:

Fangraphs
1. Juan Lagares, 3.5
2. Daniel Murphy, 3.1
3. Lucas Duda, 2.5
4. Bartolo Colon, 2.3
5-(t). Jacob deGrom, 1.8
5-(t). David Wright, 1.8

36-(t). Four players tied, -0.4
40. Rafael Montero, -0.5

41. Chris Young, -0.6
42. Gonzalez Germen, -0.7

Baseball Reference
1. Lagares, 5.2
2. Duda, 3.2
3. Wright, 2.5
4. Murphy, 2.3
5. deGrom, 2.2

36-(t). Four players tied, -0.4
40. Montero, -0.5
41-(t). Bobby Abreu, -0.8
41-(t). Jose Valverde, -0.8

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Three Up, Three Down: Dilson edition

The sun sets at Citi Field, but rises on young Dilson Herrera’s career.

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Friday: Mets 4, Phillies 1
Three Up: Jacob deGrom, Jenrry Mejia, Eric Campbell
Three Down: Curtis Granderson, Lucas Duda, Dilson Herrera

Saturday: Phillies 7, Mets 2
Three Up: David Wright, Matt den Dekker, Dilson Herrera
Three Down: Bartolo Colon, Curtis Granderson, Daisuke Matsuzaka

Sunday: Mets 6, Phillies 5
Three Up: Anthony Recker, Wilmer Flores, Kirk Nieuwenhuis
Three Down: Lucas Duda, Juan Lagares, Jeurys Familia

Season Standings
Jacob deGrom +11
Daniel Murphy +8
Bartolo Colon +7
Lucas Duda +7
Jon Niese +7
Zack Wheeler +6
Buddy Carlyle +4

Eric Campbell +3
Travis d’Arnaud +3
Josh Edgin +3
Ike Davis +2
Matt den Dekker +2
Dana Eveland +2
Dillon Gee +2
Juan Lagares +2
Jeurys Familia +1
John Lannan -1
Daisuke Matsuzaka -1
Rafael Montero -1
Bobby Parnell -1
Omar Quintanilla -1
Josh Satin -1
Wilmer Flores -2
Gonzalez Germen -2
Taylor Teagarden -2
Jose Valverde -4
Kyle Farnsworth -5
Curtis Granderson -5
Scott Rice -5
Carlos Torres -5
Eric Young, Jr. -7
Chris Young -8
Ruben Tejada -9
David Wright -10

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Three Up, Three Down: 90210 Edition

Randy Newman obviously never played for the Mets.

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Friday: Dodgers 6, Mets 2
Three Up: Curtis Granderson, Juan Lagares, Eric Campbell
Three Down: Wilmer Flores, Carlos Torres, Rafael Montero

Saturday: Dodgers 7, Mets 4
Three Up: Lucas Duda, Juan Lagares, Daniel Murphy
Three Down: David Wright, Jacob deGrom, Curtis Granderson

Sunday: Mets 11, Dodgers 3
Three Up: Lucas Duda, Ruben Tejada, Travis d’Arnaud
Three Down: Curtis Granderson, Eric Campbell, Juan Lagares

Season Standings
Jacob deGrom +10
Lucas Duda +10
Bartolo Colon +8
Daniel Murphy +8
Jon Niese +6
Zack Wheeler +5
Travis d’Arnaud +4
Eric Campbell +3
Buddy Carlyle +3
Josh Edgin +3
Juan Lagares +3
Ike Davis +2
Dana Eveland +2
Matt den Dekker +1
Jeurys Familia +1
Dillon Gee +1
John Lannan -1
Jenrry Mejia -1
Rafael Montero -1
Kirk Nieuwenhuis -1
Bobby Parnell -1
Omar Quintanilla -1
Anthony Recker -1
Josh Satin -1
Gonzalez Germen -2
Taylor Teagarden -2
Wilmer Flores -3
Curtis Granderson -3
Jose Valverde -4
Kyle Farnsworth -5
Scott Rice -5
Carlos Torres -6
Eric Young, Jr. -6
Ruben Tejada -8
Chris Young -8
David Wright -10

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Three Up, Three Down: Wraparound series edition

Friday: Giants 5, Mets 1
Three Up:
 Lucas Duda, Juan Lagares, Vic Black
Three Down: Curtis Granderson, David Wright, Daniel Murphy

Saturday: Mets 4, Giants 2
Three Up:
 Jacob deGrom, Wilmer Flores, Juan Lagares
Three Down: Curtis Granderson, Lucas Duda, Eric Young

Friday: Giants 9, Mets 0
Three Up:
 Wilmer Flores, Buddy Carlyle, Curtis Granderson
Three Down: Bartolo Colon, Carlos Torres, David Wright

Season Standings
Jacob deGrom +11
Lucas Duda +10
Bartolo Colon +6
Jon Niese +6
Daniel Murphy +4
Dana Eveland +3
Zack Wheeler +3
Buddy Carlyle +2
Ike Davis +2

Jeurys Familia +2
Dillon Gee +2
Juan Lagares +2
Eric Campbell +1
Matt den Dekker +1
Wilmer Flores -1
Gonzalez Germen -1
John Lannan -1
Kirk Nieuwenhuis -1
Bobby Parnell -1
Omar Quintanilla -1
Anthony Recker -1
Josh Satin -1
Taylor Teagarden -2
Carlos Torres -2
Jose Valverde -4
Kyle Farnsworth -5
Scott Rice -5
David Wright -5
Eric Young, Jr. -7
Chris Young -8
Ruben Tejada -9

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Three Up, Three Down: Cheesehead edition

Ten games on the road and a 5-5 record.

Thursday: Brewers 9, Mets 1
Three Up:
Lucas Duda, Wilmer Flores, Dana Eveland
Three Down: Dillon Gee, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Curtis Granderson

Friday: Mets 3, Brewers 2
Three Up:
Lucas Duda, Zack Wheeler, Jenrry Mejia
Three Down: Bobby Abreu, Ruben Tejada, Curtis Granderson

Saturday: Brewers 5, Mets 2
Three Up:
Curtis Granderson, Chris Young, Daniel Murphy
Three Down: Jon Niese, Carlos Torres, Wilmer Flores

Sunday: Mets 2, Brewers 0
Three Up:
Jacob deGrom, Vic Black, Lucas Duda
Three Down: Juan Lagares, Ruben Tejada, Anthony Recker

Season Standings
Jacob deGrom +10
Lucas Duda +9
Bartolo Colon +6
Jon Niese +6
Dana Eveland +4
Daniel Murphy +4
Zack Wheeler +3
Ike Davis +2

Jeurys Familia +2
Dillon Gee +2
Bobby Abreu +1
Matt den Dekker +1
Josh Edgin +1
Vic Black -1
Gonzalez Germen -1
John Lannan -1
Kirk Nieuwenhuis -1
Bobby Parnell -1
Omar Quintanilla -1
Anthony Recker -1
Josh Satin -1
David Wright -1
Taylor Teagarden -2
Wilmer Flores -3
Jose Valverde -4
Kyle Farnsworth -5
Scott Rice -5
Eric Young, Jr. -6
Chris Young -8
Ruben Tejada -9

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