Archive for January, 2012

Who Is The Mets’ Best Offseason Acquisition?

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Who Is The Mets’ Best Offseason Acquisition?

No, there were no big, splashy signings this offseason, but we did manage to sign some useful players that could help the Mets be very competitive in 2012. As I look over the list of new additions, none really jump out at me as far as who might have the biggest impact, but I do […]

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Is Mike Piazza A First-Ballot Hall Of Famer?

An article by posted on January 13, 2012 0 Comments
Is Mike Piazza A First-Ballot Hall Of Famer?

With the dust settled from this year’s Hall of Fame voting, the attention turns to a loaded 2013 ballot. Prominent names such as Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa, Roger Clemens and Craig Biggio will be on the ballot for the first time, but so will one close to all of our hearts here at MMO: Mike […]

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More On Losing F-Mart

An article by posted on January 12, 2012 0 Comments

Toby Hyde of Mets Minor League Blog poses an interesting question: I just find this whole little episode stunning. Giving up Fernando Martinez for nothing just seems odd. Surely Martinez was worth something, like a live arm or two, on the trade market. Moreover, there is still slack on the Mets 40-man roster. This feels a little […]

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Wilpon Doesn’t Sound Like A Man Who’s Considering Bankruptcy To Me

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Wilpon Doesn’t Sound Like A Man Who’s Considering Bankruptcy To Me

Shh… Fred Wilpon spoke. Did you hear it? Yes, it’s been almost a year to the day since you last read a quote from the Mets CEO, and I must say that he’s sounding like he has a lot more spring to his steps these days. Brian Costa of the Wall Street Journal caught up […]

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Selig Extension Official, Endorses Fred Wilpon

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Selig Extension Official, Endorses Fred Wilpon

Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig has received a two-year contract extension through the 2014 to remain in his current role. Selig’s extension had been rumored for months and was approved in a 29-1 vote Thursday during owners’ meetings in Scottsdale, Ariz. He will be 80 when the new deal expires. “I am very humbled […]

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Sandy Almighty

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Sandy Almighty

The other day I jokingly suggested that I was going to have Kelly design a special graphic for Lord Sandy – a moniker that frequently appears on our comment threads. I even asked if we should make one with a halo or without… Well as luck would have it, longtime friend of MMO and frequent […]

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Things That Make Me Go Hmmmm…

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Things That Make Me Go Hmmmm…

This is the time of year where I start getting antsy and can’t wait for baseball to get here already. The holidays are over, the weather sucks, and the waiting is the hardest part. This is a renamed version of my old “Cup of Joe” posts where I share some thoughts on the latest Mets […]

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NL East Showdown: Where Do The Mets Rank?

An article by posted on January 12, 2012 0 Comments
NL East Showdown: Where Do The Mets Rank?

ESPN Sweet Spot with an interesting way of ranking the NL East. They ranked all five teams by position and used a regular rank score of 5 points to 1 point for first place to last place. Check out the main article on ESPN to read all the commentary which accompanied each ranking. Catcher 1. Brian […]

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Mets Are Pretty Much Done Making Moves

An article by posted on January 11, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Are Pretty Much Done Making Moves

MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo hears that the Mets are done making moves at major league level. I’m told #Mets are done adding players to the 40-man. Could still make a minor league deal or two before ST, but nothing major. — Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) January 11, 2012 Looks like we pretty much know who we’re going […]

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Scott Hairston Signing Official

An article by posted on January 11, 2012 0 Comments
Scott Hairston Signing Official

Mets make it official. The New York Mets today announced the club has re-signed outfielder Scott Hairston to a one-year major league contract. Hairston, 31, batted .235 (31-132) with 20 runs scored, eight doubles, one triple, seven home runs and 24 RBI in 79 games with the Mets last season. The 6-0, 204-pounder hit three […]

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