Archive for January, 2012

Updated 2012 MLB Draft Order

An article by posted on January 9, 2012 0 Comments
Updated 2012 MLB Draft Order

Jim Callis of Baseball America released an updated version of the 2012 Draft Order. The Mets will have the 12th, 35th, 65th and 68th selections of the first 100 picks. First Round 1. Astros 2. Twins 3. Mariners 4. Orioles 5. Royals 6. Cubs 7. Padres 8. Pirates 9. Marlins 10. Rockies 11. Athletics 12. […]

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Barry Larkin Elected To The Hall Of Fame

An article by posted on January 9, 2012 0 Comments
Barry Larkin Elected To The Hall Of Fame

Congratulations to Barry Larkin on his election into the Hall of Fame. Here is the how the voting went down for the top five players: Barry Larkin 86%, Jack Morris 67%, Jeff Bagwell 56%, Lee Smith 51%, and Tim Raines 49% Barry Larkin was the only player to be inducted which is exactly how our […]

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Is 200 Innings The Be-All-End-All For Starting Pitchers?

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Is 200 Innings The Be-All-End-All For Starting Pitchers?

How valuable is Mike Pelfrey to the Mets rotation? I’ve often had this debate with a couple of guys I work with who are addicted to the Mets like I am. Depending on who you ask, you’ll come across many who will say we need Pelfrey because he gives us innings? And while that’s true, somewhat, what’s the big […]

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Workplace Confidential: “We’ve Become The Oakland A’s”

An article by posted on January 9, 2012 0 Comments
Workplace Confidential: “We’ve Become The Oakland A’s”

This is from New York Magazine’s special series entitled “Workplace Confidential“. As the title suggests, it’s a series of articles from different employees across many different industries who tell all under the cloak of anonymity. It’s really sad to see what the Mets have become: A great franchise, on the biggest stage in sports, is […]

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Mets Offense May Be Better Than You Think In 2012

An article by posted on January 9, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Offense May Be Better Than You Think In 2012

For the first time in nine seasons, the Amazin’s will take the field without their sparkplug, Jose Reyes. When the 4-time all-star inked his 6-year $106 million deal with the Marlins, the general idea was that the Mets offense would be left in shambles. Although the production will not be the same, the perceived gaping hole in […]

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MMO Exclusive Interview: Mets Pitching Prospect Erik Goeddel, RHP

An article by posted on January 8, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive Interview: Mets Pitching Prospect Erik Goeddel, RHP

This week I got the chance to chat with New York Mets right-handed pitching prospect, Erik Goeddel. Erik pitched this year in the starting rotation for the Savannah Sand Gnats, in the South Atlantic League. He missed some time in the middle of last season because of an injury, but is back to 100% now […]

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Will Justin Turner Get Caught In A Numbers Game

An article by posted on January 7, 2012 0 Comments
Will Justin Turner Get Caught In A Numbers Game

As was reported on MMO yesterday, the New York Mets have signed defensive-minded shortstop Ronny Cedeno to a one-year, $1.1 million dollar contract. Cedeno, 28, was the Pirates starting shortstop since they acquired him in 2009. In 313 games for the Bucs, Cedeno batted a meager .254/.297/.367/.664 in 1,126 plate appearances. Obviously he’s here for one purpose […]

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Eight Things That Mets/CRG Will Lead To

An article by posted on January 7, 2012 0 Comments
Eight Things That Mets/CRG Will Lead To

Now that I’ve established what Turnaround Consultants like CRG actually do, and that barely less than 10% of the businesses that contract them file for bankruptcy, here is what you can expect to see in the next 12 months. Like all the top turnaround consultants out there, CRG will do an exhaustive analysis on all aspects of […]

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2012 Mets Top Prospects: # 31 – # 40

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2012 Mets Top Prospects: # 31 – # 40

As we continue our analysis of the Mets minor league system through player rankings, I offer you the NY Mets Top Prospects, numbers 31 to 40. Although a few players here have slipped as far as their perceived rankings of the last few years, most listed here are new to Mets prospect rankings. Let’s take […]

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Where Will Mets Pitching Prospects Start Their Seasons?

An article by posted on January 7, 2012 0 Comments
Where Will Mets Pitching Prospects Start Their Seasons?

Yesterday, I asked our Mets minor league expert Pete Shapiro where he thought our top pitching prospects would start their 2012 seasons. His answer was interesting enough that I thought I’d share it with all of you: I’m going to go out on a limb and say Harvey and Familia are going to start at […]

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The Marlins Got Better, But They Took On Plenty Of Risk

An article by posted on January 6, 2012 0 Comments
The Marlins Got Better, But They Took On Plenty Of Risk

It is almost a given the Miami Marlins will finish ahead of the Mets this season, and that was even before the acquisition of Carlos Zambrano. If Zambrano is in shape, physically, mentally and emotionally, he’ll make the Marlins better. But, I’m not ready to put a Dream Team label on the Marlins. We’ve seen […]

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