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Remembering Mets History (2015): NLCS MVP Daniel Murphy's 2015 Season

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In the 2015 off season Daniel Murphy's name kept coming up in trade talks again, as the Mets continued to shop him. They did not find a suitable buyer & it was back to Spring Training never expecting the year that was ahead of him. He continued to dodge the questions that came his way & went about his business. During Spring Training Billy Bean was going around to baseball teams to promote Inclusion to MLB. Murphy a Religious man stated "I do disagree with the fact that Billy is a homosexual. That doesn’t mean I can’t still invest in him and get to know him. You can still accept him but I do disagree with the lifestyle, 100%." After these comments became controversial to some, Murph said he'll stick with baseball & not tell reporters about his Religious beliefs anymore. Daniel Murphy was the Mets Opening Day second baseman batting in the 5th position. Murph would be the teams main second baseman but would also see action at third as David Wright

2015 NL Champion Mets Player Michael Cuddyer (2015)

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Michael Brent Cuddyer was born on March 27th 1979, in Norfolk, Virginia. He attended Great Bridge high school at Chesapeake, Virginia where he was an all around star athlete. Cuddyer excelled in football, basketball & baseball, where he eventually won the 1997 Gatorade Baseball Player of the Year in his senior year. In 1996 he was part of the Bronze medal winning Team USA club.The six foot two, right hand hitting Cuddyer plays outfield, first base, third & second base. Also in 1997, he was the Minnesota Twins number one pick (the 9th pick overall) but did not sign until that August. By 2001 he was hitting 30 HRs at AA New Britain & got a late call up to the Twins big league team.Cuddyer debuted on September 23rd in a 4-2 loss to the Cleveland Indians. He walked in his first at bat then later doubled for his first MLB hit. In eight games he hit .222. In 2002 he played most of the year at AAA Edmonton, where he hit 20 HRs & hit .309 in 86 games.  He was back

Former Mets Second Baseman: Brad Emaus (2011)

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Bradley Mark Emaus was born on March 28th, 1986 in Kalamazoo Michigan. The six foot right had hitting infielder attended Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. There he was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 11th round of the 2007 draft. He hit .298 in 2010 at AAA Las Vegas in the Pacific Coast League & was drafted away (Rule V) by the New York Mets that winter. As the new Terry Collins managerial era began, everyone had a chance of making the ball club. The Mets were fed up woth Luis Castillo & he was released in mid March. Emaus had a good spring surprising everyone & manager Collins named him the clubs second baseman for 2011. He found himself as the teams Opening Day second baseman batting in the seventh position. He drew a walk that day & got his first career hit the next day against the Marlins in Florida. On April 5th he singled off the Phillies Cole Hamels driving in the fifth run of a Mets six run third inning, in a game they went on to win

Comparing Matt Harvey's 2013 Start to Nolan Ryan's 1970 Start

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Matt Harvey is one of three pitchers to begin a season with at least 25 strike outs in his first three games. It is the second time in Mets history that it has been done, the other Mets pitched to do it; was future Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan in 1970. Lets take a look at the two Mets pitchers, first three games, 43 years apart. NOLAN RYAN -1970: On April 18th, 1970 Nolan Ryan took the mound at Shea Stadium for the first time in the young season for the reigning World Champion Mets. His last appearance had been World Series Game #3 at Shea, pitching in relief of Gary Gentry in the Mets 5-0 win. The shutout was saved by the two spectacular catches from Tommie Agee. In the April 18th 1970 game, Ryan went up against the Phillies Jim Bunning. It was Bunning back on Fathers Day 1964, who pitched a perfect game against the Mets at Shea. But todays game was all about the Mets & Nolan Ryan. Ryan went out & pitched the fourth one hitter in Mets history. The Phillies Denny Doyle

The Girlfriends Of Matt Harvey 2013-2016

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Lets take a fun look back at Matt Harvey's  famous model girlfriends, during his time with the Mets............ . Anne Vyalitsyna was born March 19, 1986 in Gorky Soviet Union Russia. Both of her parents are doctors, she began modeling at age 15. Her career quickly took off as she appeared in Glamour, Vouge, Elle & then Sports Illustrated Swim suit Issue every year since 2005. She had appeared in music videos by Maroon 5 & Alanis Morisette as well as a cameo in Die Hard's A Good Day To Die Hard. She dated Maroon 5's Adam Levine & in 2015 had a daughter with Adam Cahan SR. VP of Yahoo. She was Harvey's main chick during his rise to stardom & possibly was in the limelight most with him 2013-2014. Ashley Sara Haas is a the brunette model whom Harvey dated after breaking up with Vyalitsna & after his Tommy John surgery in 2014. They were seen on the NY Post Page Six but the relationship didn't last too long. Ash