Archive for February, 2012

Ike Davis is Pure CHAOS!

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Ike Davis is Pure CHAOS!

“Me, I’m like pure chaos and I swing as hard as I can.” “I don’t think I’ve seen a guy, pound for pound, with more pop than he’s got.  If he connects, the ball will hit the Grand Canyon.”  ~  Chipper Jones Davis has quickly become one of my favorite Mets. He has an intensity […]

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Get To Know Mets Minor League Pitcher Eric Niesen

An article by posted on February 14, 2012 0 Comments
Get To Know Mets Minor League Pitcher Eric Niesen

I had the pleasure of chatting with minor league hurler Eric Niesen. Niesen began his professional career by being selected in the 3rd round of the 2007 MLB amateur draft by the Mets out of Wake Forest Academy. The now 25-year old Michigan native was first assigned to the Brooklyn Cyclones and was making his […]

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Prospect Retro: Darryl Strawberry

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Prospect Retro: Darryl Strawberry

I was looking around my university’s library this afternoon and I came across one of the best books I’ve ever laid eyes on. It’s a book called The Scouting Report: 1983. Just as the title implies, the book is a compilation of scouting reports on every Major Leauge Baseball player going into the 1983 season, and it […]

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The Lion (Picard), The Witch (Wilpon) and the Wardrobe (Mets Blogosphere)

An article by posted on February 13, 2012 0 Comments
The Lion (Picard), The Witch (Wilpon) and the Wardrobe (Mets Blogosphere)

I read an interesting article at Baseball Prospectus by Biz of Baseball’s Maury Brown, who sheds new light on some of  complexities regarding the financial turmoil that has engulfed Mets ownership in the aftermath of the Madoff scandal. Interestingly enough, Brown corroborates some of the things I’ve either speculated here on MMO as well as a few […]

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MMO Fair or Foul: Mets Are Waving The White Flag?

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MMO Fair or Foul: Mets Are Waving The White Flag?

Jon Morosi of FOX Sports reported today that the Mets are one of five teams waving the white flag. Here is the segment he wrote on the Mets… The Mets’ payroll has dropped roughly $50 million since this time last year. They lost popular shortstop Jose Reyes because they weren’t able to match the Marlins’ offer — a notion that […]

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Two Schools Of Thought On the 2012 Mets: Part One

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Two Schools Of Thought On the 2012 Mets: Part One

Over the course this off season, there have been thousands of posts ranging from extremely negative to obliviously positive regarding the Amazin’s. So I have decided to group these fans into two categories for your viewing pleasure. Here one of two extremes on the various players that make up your 2012 New York Mets, starting with […]

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7 Days Until Pitchers & Catchers Report, Mr. Met Off To St. Lucie

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7 Days Until Pitchers & Catchers Report, Mr. Met Off To St. Lucie

Mr. Met helps the load the truck for Port St. Lucie!! Next stop, Port St. Lucie, Florida. One more week until pitchers & catchers report!

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Petey Pete: Mets Organizational Sleepers of 2012

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Petey Pete: Mets Organizational Sleepers of 2012

Everybody has their own definition of “sleeper.” Mine is the player who comes out of nowhere, the one without all the hype and high pedigree. I’m looking for the mutt’s. The brawlers. The over-achievers. The gamers. The winners. I’m looking for, not a prospect necessarily although he could be a fringy one, but a guy […]

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What Will We See Out Of Lucas Duda in 2012

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What Will We See Out Of Lucas Duda in 2012

After struggling in 29 games in 2010, Lucas Duda came roaring back in 2011, posting a .292 batting average in 100 games played over 301 at-bats. Duda stroked 21 doubles, 10 home runs and 50 RBI, and showed he could be a nice cog in the Mets lineup. So after a nice showing last year from […]

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Clubhouse Confidential On Bay’s Struggles

An article by posted on February 12, 2012 0 Comments
Clubhouse Confidential On Bay’s Struggles

It’s Jason Bay Day on MMO. Okay, just kidding, but check out this video from MLB Network’s Clubhouse Confidential. Host Brian Kenny does a nice job pointing out some revealing stats on Bay. From 2004-2009, Bay posted a .280/.375/.519 slash. From 2010-2011, Bay posted a .251/.337/.386 slash. Look at that drop in slugging percentage! His ground-ball rate has risen from 31% […]

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