Archive for July, 2011

Mets Have Some Risky Rental Players

An article by posted on July 13, 2011 0 Comments

With the trade deadline fast approaching, the Mets still appear uncertain about whether they’ll be buyers or sellers. Eventually, they’ll have to make a decision, and if they wind up being sellers, they possess several risky trade targets—possibly too risky to be thought of as rental players. The first of course is Jose Reyes. Though […]

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First Half Awards – MMO Staff Weighs In

An article by posted on July 12, 2011 0 Comments
First Half Awards – MMO Staff Weighs In

While the All-Star Break doesn’t occur after exactly 81 games, it’s routinely thought of as the halfway point. The first half is over and the second half is about to begin. So just as we were polled at the start of the season, the staff here at MMO was asked to give out their first […]

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Mike Piazza Sports Mets Cap In Futures Game, A Sign Of Things To Come?

An article by posted on July 12, 2011 0 Comments
Mike Piazza Sports Mets Cap In Futures Game, A Sign Of Things To Come?

Mets Legend and future Hall-of-Famer Mike Piazza managed the 2011 XM Futures Game, sporting a Mets cap, not a Dodgers. He also wore a Mets cap during last night’s All-Star Legends and Celebrities Softball game, not a Dodgers. A decision similar to this will have to be made in the coming future once Piazza is elected to Cooperstown, Mets cap or Dodgers?  Now […]

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Should Teams Be Required To Raise Height of Railings At Ballparks?

An article by posted on July 12, 2011 0 Comments

For many fans. one item that they always bring to the ballpark is their baseball gloves. We all know why they bring them – it’s so they can catch a ball that has either been hit or touched by a player.  This has been part of baseball tradition for a long time.  But as of late, this tradition is […]

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My Problem With The Mid Summer Classic

An article by posted on July 12, 2011 0 Comments
My Problem With The Mid Summer Classic

Voting for the All Star Game never really bothered me as much as it does these days. To be honest, I never really cared about the selection process or who was snubbed, because the game didn’t really matter. It was just an exhibition game that showcased the games most popular stars. Today, however I do […]

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It’s Been An Exciting First Half For The Mets, So Why Are Some Waving A White Flag?

An article by posted on July 12, 2011 0 Comments

The date was Sunday, October 3. The Mets suffered a heartbreaking, but yet typical loss, losing 2-1 to the Nats in 14 innings. Thus the curtain came down on 2010 and we ended the season 79-83. Within hours of the 2010 season ending, we had already given up on 2011. Normally winter is a time […]

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Welcome To The 2011 MLB “Some”-Star Game

An article by posted on July 12, 2011 0 Comments
Welcome To The 2011 MLB “Some”-Star Game

Tonight, when you get ready to watch the All-Star Game with your cold drink in hand and bowl of chips about to tip over onto the carpet, you’ll probably be taken back to your childhood, when you used to watch players such as Gary Carter, Cal Ripken, Jr., Ozzie Smith and other future Hall of […]

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3 Up & 3 Down, The Half Way There Edition

An article by posted on July 12, 2011 0 Comments
3 Up & 3 Down, The Half Way There Edition

The Mets just ended the unofficial first half of the season out on the west coast, winning 3 of 4 games against the Dodgers, then dropping 2 of 3 against the World Champion San Francisco Giants. Games on the West Coast are tough for me to cover, because I can’t stay awake past the third […]

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Hardball: Boras Hints K-Rod Will Veto Any Trade Unless He Is Closer

An article by posted on July 11, 2011 0 Comments

According to Brian Costa of the Wall Street Journal, and also confirmed by Adam Rubin of ESPN, Scott Boras has officially announced that he will be representing Mets closer Fracisco Rodriguez effective immediately. Boras wasted no time in laying down the law and is ready to play some hardball. He strongly indicated that he will not […]

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Podcast Link: Mets Beat Writer Andy McCullough Joins Mets Talk Live! Wright or Wrong?!?

An article by posted on July 11, 2011 0 Comments

Mets beat writer, Andy McCullough of the Star-Ledger stops by on my show Mets Talk Live! Wright or Wrong?!? to discuss the latest on the New York Mets. Hear Andy’s first half evaluations of the Mets, the latest trade rumors, Jose Reyes’ impending free agency, and the differences he’s seen between GM’s Sandy Alderson and […]

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All Star Week: Celebrating Carlos Beltran!

An article by posted on July 11, 2011 0 Comments
All Star Week: Celebrating Carlos Beltran!

This afternoon, NL manager Bruce Bochy announced that Mets right fielder Carlos Beltran will start as the National League’s designated hitter and bat second in the All Star Game. “I like the fact that he is a switch hitter,” Bochy said of Beltran during the All-Star Game press conference. “He gives you another dynamic in that two […]

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