Archive for December, 2011

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

An article by posted on December 24, 2011 0 Comments
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

I wish you all the joy, hope and happiness of this Holiday Season! On behalf of everyone at MMO, we wish you a Happy New Year! May the joy and meaning of the holidays be yours throughout the year!

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Mounting Debt, Falling Revenues, Huge Concerns

An article by posted on December 24, 2011 0 Comments
Mounting Debt, Falling Revenues, Huge Concerns

Richard Sandomir of the NY Times writes that MLB is growing concerned with the Mets’ mounting debt and falling revenues. But the Mets worry Major League Baseball enough to be seen as a troubled franchise on a short tether. Their $430 million loan on the team is due in 2014. Their $25 million loan from […]

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MMO Flashback – A Winter’s Tale:The Keith Hernandez Trade and Me

An article by posted on December 24, 2011 0 Comments

For this edition of MMO Flashback, we take you back to December of 2009 when Stephen Hanks warmed us up with his fascinating tale from the good old day days when he was the force behind New York Sports magazine. Enjoy! Well, my little Metsies, do we all feel better now? Santa Minaya has bought […]

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NL East Sans Mets: Armed and Dangerous

An article by posted on December 23, 2011 0 Comments
NL East Sans Mets: Armed and Dangerous

With some help from Adam Rubin, I ranked the current projected NL East starting rotations according to which ones will be the best in 2012 and also 2013. 2012 NL East Projected Rotations Philadelphia Phillies: Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee, Cole Hamels, Joe Blanton, Vance Worley Atlanta Braves: Tim Hudson, Jair Jurrjens, Tommy Hanson, Brandon Beachy, Mike Minor Miami Marlins: Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle, Ricky Nolasco, Anibal Sanchez, Chris Volstad (with Volstad likely […]

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We’ve Seen These So-Called Nice Hauls From Beane Before

An article by posted on December 23, 2011 0 Comments
We’ve Seen These So-Called Nice Hauls From Beane Before

Athletic’s GM Billy Beane is getting lots of praise today for the hauls he’s apparently gotten for young pitchers Trevor Cahill and Gio Gonzalez, two pitchers Beane hailed as the part of the sustainable winning run he predicted back in 2007 when he traded his team’s best players at the time; Nick Swisher and Dan Haren. Now […]

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MMO Top 20 Prospects – #1 Zack Wheeler

An article by posted on December 23, 2011 0 Comments
MMO Top 20 Prospects – #1 Zack Wheeler

Mets RHP Zack Wheeler is more than just the Mets #1 prospect. He is more than the player acquired in the one undeniably fantastic move that Sandy Alderson has pulled off as GM so far. He is more than a very talented, 21-year-old righty with an explosive fastball and a ton of upside. He is […]

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Beltran Signs With Cards, Marquis Goes To Twins

An article by posted on December 22, 2011 0 Comments
Beltran Signs With Cards, Marquis Goes To Twins

According to Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports, former Met Carlos Beltran has signed a two-year deal worth $25 million dollars with the St. Louis Cardinals. Beltran reportedly turned down a couple of three-year offers to join St. Louis for a chance to contend. Last season, Beltran batted .300/.385/.525 in 598 plate appearances for the Mets and […]

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Nationals Acquire Gio Gonzalez

An article by posted on December 22, 2011 0 Comments
Nationals Acquire Gio Gonzalez

According to Keith Law of ESPN, the Oakland Athletics will trade LHP Gio Gonzalez to the Washington Nationals for four minor leaguers; right-handers A.J. Cole and Brad Peacock, left-hander Tom Milone and catcher Derek Norris. Three of the players the Nats gave up were on their top-ten prospects list. Gonzalez, 25, will be under team control through the 2015 season and joins what […]

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Wright Staying Put? I Don’t Think So…

An article by posted on December 22, 2011 0 Comments
Wright Staying Put? I Don’t Think So…

Rockies beat reporter Troy E. Renck of the Denver Post, said via Twitter: “My understanding is that the Mets will hold on to David Wright until the Trade Deadline,” I’m not buying it one bit… As I felt and said all through the 2011 season – that the Mets would never re-sign Jose Reyes – I have that same […]

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Mets Sign Catcher Rob Johnson

An article by posted on December 22, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Sign Catcher Rob Johnson

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN via twitter, the Mets have inked catcher Rob Johnson to a minor league deal. The contract is for one year with an invite to Spring Training. This move adds some depth to the extrememly thin Mets catching situation. Johnson will likely be in competition with Mike Nickeas for the backup […]

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Baby, Baby, Baby, You’re Out Of Time

An article by posted on December 22, 2011 0 Comments
Baby, Baby, Baby, You’re Out Of Time

What did I say was going to happen before Opening Day? <scratches head> Oh yeah, this… You’re obsolete my baby, my poor discarded baby, I say baby, baby, baby you’re outta time…. The Wilpon’s have always loved slogans… The Team, The Time… Your Season Has Come… We need one for the 2012 Mets… What’cha got?

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