Archive for November, 2011

A Look At “Unbreakable” Records: Johnny Vander Meer’s Consecutive No-Hitters.

An article by posted on November 25, 2011 0 Comments
A Look At “Unbreakable” Records: Johnny Vander Meer’s Consecutive No-Hitters.

After a pitcher holds opposing teams hitless for nine innings, what is the biggest storyline that the media plays up in that pitcher’s next start? They ask that question that everyone thinks: can he do it again? Well, no one has done it since Johnny Vander Meer did so in June 1938 for the Cincinnati […]

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Murphy and Tejada Up The Middle? Really?

An article by posted on November 24, 2011 0 Comments

The more I think about the possibility of Ruben Tejada and Daniel Murphy as the likely Mets’ shortstop and second base combo in 2012, the more I want to cringe. This sounds like a disaster in the making… Does defense matter anymore? My concern about this led me to do some quick digging at Baseball Reference: Since […]

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1969 Mets Discuss Gil Hodges’ Hall Of Fame Chances

An article by posted on November 24, 2011 0 Comments
1969 Mets Discuss Gil Hodges’ Hall Of Fame Chances

As we all know, Gil Hodges will be on the Veterans’ Committee Hall of Fame ballot for 2012. So expect to hear plenty of discussion over the next few months about whether or not he should be enshrined. I personally was not around when Gil played or managed, but I consider myself lucky to have […]

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Mets Are In “Exploratory Mode”

An article by posted on November 24, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Are In “Exploratory Mode”

First, let me wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving. As the Mets head into the holiday weekend, Andy Martino of the Daily News reports that “all remains quiet for the Mets.” Martino spoke to a team official yesterday who indicated to him that the club is currently in “exploratory mode” and that they are “not […]

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Happy Thanksgiving From MMO!

An article by posted on November 24, 2011 0 Comments
Happy Thanksgiving From MMO!

On behalf of everyone at Mets Merized Online, we would like to thank all of our wonderful readers and writers for all their amazing support over the years. It’s always such an enormous pleasure to share our opinions and interact with the best baseball fans in the world – Mets Fans! Our passion for the Mets binds all […]

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2011 Mets Player Review: Justin Turner, 2B

An article by posted on November 23, 2011 0 Comments
2011 Mets Player Review: Justin Turner, 2B

JUSTIN TURNER THE SKINNY: With second base a black hole last season when Brad Emaus didn’t make it and Daniel Murphy was hurt, Turner played more than anticipated. His playing time also increased when Jose Reyes twice went on the disabled list and Tejada played shortstop. PRE-SEASON EXPECTATIONS: In the minor leagues, where he had […]

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Mets Offer Arbitration To Reyes

An article by posted on November 23, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Offer Arbitration To Reyes

The Mets have offered Jose Reyes salary arbitration, according to Adam Rubin. Despite some changes free agent compensation in the CBA, Reyes’ status remains unchanged and he is still considered a Type-A free agent and if he declines arbitration the Mets would be guaranteed two draft picks as compensation. The Mets will automatically get a sandwich pick between the […]

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MMO Interview With Baseball Digest’s Mark Healey

An article by posted on November 23, 2011 0 Comments

Yesterday, Mark Healey was kind enough to answer a few questions for me on the state of the New York Mets. For those of you who don’t know, Mark is the Online Editor for Baseball Digest and also hosts, BD Fantasy Baseball on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio. Among his many other projects, Mark is the Co-publisher and […]

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A Dog Named Jose and a Cockatiel Named Gil

An article by posted on November 23, 2011 0 Comments
A Dog Named Jose and a Cockatiel Named Gil

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld, a huge Mets fan, is creating quite a buzz these days with his decision to name his dog after shortstop Jose Reyes. Another funny quote from Seinfeld came when he appeared on David Letterman on Wednesday night and said: “You want to know why the dog is named Jose? … The dog […]

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What Others Are Saying About The New Labor Agreement

An article by posted on November 23, 2011 0 Comments
What Others Are Saying About The New Labor Agreement

Rather than bore you with what I like or don’t like about the new labor agreement, let me share some astute thoughts from those better equipped to talk about the various provisions in the new labor agreement. My father always told me, “never take your car to a butcher for repairs or get legal advice from your […]

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