Archive for January, 2012

MMO Exclusive Interview: Mets Minor League Outfielder Sean Ratliff

An article by posted on January 23, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive Interview: Mets Minor League Outfielder Sean Ratliff

I caught up with NY Mets minor league outfield prospect, Sean Ratliff the other day, and he was nice enough to answer some questions for our readers at MMO. Sean had his entire 2011 season wiped out before it even began, when while standing in the on-deck circle towards the end of spring training, a […]

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Can Sandy Alderson Avoid The Year “2″ Blues?

An article by posted on January 23, 2012 0 Comments
Can Sandy Alderson Avoid The Year “2″ Blues?

As the dawn of the new millenium arrived, while people were talking about whether Y2K was going to give them the blues, the Mets were one of the best teams in the National League.  They were in the middle of their only back-to-back playoff appearances in franchise history and things appeared to be on the […]

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Mike Piazza: It’s Gotta Be The Mets, No Question!

An article by posted on January 22, 2012 0 Comments

Cool video of Mike Piazza taken Last night during the Knicks game at the Garden. When asked what hat he wants to wear when elected to the Hall of Fame, he responded: “It’s gotta be the Mets. No question.” Piazza’s election should be secure. He is considered to be one of the most productive offensive catchers in […]

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MLB’s Top 10 Second Base Prospects Features Reese Havens

An article by posted on January 22, 2012 0 Comments
MLB’s Top 10 Second Base Prospects Features Reese Havens

MLB.com’s Jonathan Mayo is continues to roll out his Top 10 prospects at each position as he moves onto second basemen. 1. Cory Spangenberg, Padres: Spangenberg became a great example of the benefits of signing early — getting out and racking up 330 plate appearances while many of his fellow 2011 first-rounders were sitting around and waiting […]

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Will You Boo or Cheer Jose Reyes?

An article by posted on January 22, 2012 0 Comments

The Daily News was at the New York BBWAA dinner last night and posted the following about Jose Reyes who was the winner of the “Good Guy Award”. He is no longer a Met, but Jose Reyes was still a Mets fan favorite at the Baseball Writers of America New York chapter awards dinner Saturday night. Making […]

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Tom Seaver On Pitch Counts and Gil Hodges’ HOF Chances

An article by posted on January 22, 2012 0 Comments
Tom Seaver On Pitch Counts and Gil Hodges’ HOF Chances

Q. Ryan has campaigned against pitch counts. Do you agree? A. There’s nothing wrong with pitch counts. But there’s an addendum to that. I presume Nolan thinks the same way. But it isn’t a blanket pitch count. People say, “I bet the pitch count drives you nuts.” Heck no. I had a pitch count. My […]

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2012 MLB Draft: Trey Williams, 3B, Valencia HS

An article by posted on January 21, 2012 0 Comments
2012 MLB Draft: Trey Williams, 3B, Valencia HS

With the hot stove season nearing its end, I’ll be chipping in a lot less on Mets news, and focus more on the upcoming First Year Player Draft in June, as I did last year. I’m currently working on my own “Top 15 Draft Prospects” list and a “Five Players To Watch” piece for the […]

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MMO Fair or Foul: Bay For Burnett?

An article by posted on January 21, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Fair or Foul: Bay For Burnett?

Lets take a look at what Joe Janish has to say about the heavily rumored Jason Bay for A.J. Burnett swap. Financially speaking, the deal is more or less a wash. Burnett is owed $33M through the end of 2013, while Bay is guaranteed $35M ($16M for ’12 and ’13 plus a $3M buyout for […]

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30 Days, 30 Reasons To Keep Watching

An article by posted on January 21, 2012 0 Comments
30 Days, 30 Reasons To Keep Watching

Only 30 days until pitchers and catchers report and then head down to Duffy’s for one of their signature burgers and some seasoned fries. The news this offseason hasn’t been all good, in fact it’s been mostly negative. But don’t blame us, blame the Mets’ circumstances that gave us plenty to debate in what was […]

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Will Rockies Swap Eric Young Jr. For Justin Turner?

An article by posted on January 21, 2012 0 Comments
Will Rockies Swap Eric Young Jr. For Justin Turner?

Thoughts from Joe D. The Rockies remain strongly interested in the Mets’ Justin Turner, writes Troy Renck this morning in his column for the Denver Post. The Rockies could still move Eric Young Jr. because of a crowded outfield situation with as many as four players competing for reserve spots, including Charlie Blackmon, Eric Young […]

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