Archive for February, 2012

MMO Fair or Foul: Collins Arrived A Few Years Too Late

An article by posted on February 27, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Fair or Foul: Collins Arrived A Few Years Too Late

He arrived a few years too late, truth be told. Terry Collins would have been the perfect manager to guide the Contender Mets of a few years back, the 2006-08 heartbreak kids who always found a way to spill tomato sauce all over the final chapters of their stories and their seasons. We know that […]

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The Mets 5th Starter Should Be…Johan Santana?

An article by posted on February 27, 2012 0 Comments
The Mets 5th Starter Should Be…Johan Santana?

  What, you were thinking maybe Dillon Gee? Johan Santana is the best pitcher on the Mets, even in a close to healthy season, but his health concerns are the stuff of legend around the Mets universe. The Mets have three days off in the first fifteen days of the season and, by my calculations, […]

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Is Collins Making The Same Mistakes He Did In The Past?

An article by posted on February 27, 2012 0 Comments
Is Collins Making The Same Mistakes He Did In The Past?

In what has become a very public showing, –or lack there of– Terry Collins has expressed his discontent with Ruben Tejada’s not reporting to camp early on multiple occasions. Wasn’t this the same issue in LA and Houston? Did his players not petition against him in Anaheim for reasons just like this? It seems to […]

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Mike Pelfrey: Sink Or Be Sunk

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Mike Pelfrey: Sink Or Be Sunk

David Lennon of Newsday profiles Mike Pelfrey who came to camp with a big chip on his shoulder. Pelfrey is angry at himself, Lennon says, and as the big right-hander gets ready to begin his fifth season as as a full-time starter for the Mets, Pelfrey knows all to well that unless he rediscovers that […]

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Will Going Back To Basics Help Bay Rediscover His Power?

An article by posted on February 27, 2012 0 Comments
Will Going Back To Basics Help Bay Rediscover His Power?

With the Mets making the very necessary adjustments to Citi Field this offseason, Jason Bay is one of the guys the Mets feel will greatly benefit and just maybe he will become the player the Mets hoped to get two offseasons ago. Jason certainly thinks so and for a guy who has had two miserable […]

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Mets Afternoon Notes: Captain Kirk, Santana’s Schedule, Collins Not Worried About OF Defense

An article by posted on February 26, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Afternoon Notes: Captain Kirk, Santana’s Schedule, Collins Not Worried About OF Defense

Sunday Afternoon Notes Despite Sandy Alderson’s concern about the Mets outfield defense, manager Terry Collins indicated he is not worried about it. “We know Andres Torres is an outstanding defender,” Collins said. “We know the left fielder is a very good outfielder, and the kid who is playing right field is working as hard as any guy […]

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MMO Staffers Weigh In On Braun Issue

An article by posted on February 26, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Staffers Weigh In On Braun Issue

As all have you have seen in virtually every major media news outlet, Ryan Braun won his appeal of his positive PEDs test, lifting the 50-game suspension that was looming over him all winter, the first time any player has ever done so. Being such major news, we thought we’d have a few MMO staff […]

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Can Lucas Duda Close The Revolving Door In Right Field?

An article by posted on February 26, 2012 0 Comments
Can Lucas Duda Close The Revolving Door In Right Field?

From 1983 to 1990, Darryl Strawberry was a staple for the Mets in right field.  In fact, for seven consecutive years (1984-90), no other rightfielder appeared on the Opening Day lineup card but the Straw Man.  But my, how things have changed over the past 22 seasons. If Lucas Duda is given the start on […]

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Mets Announce Uniform Patch To Honor Gary Carter

An article by posted on February 26, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Announce Uniform Patch To Honor Gary Carter

The New York Mets today announced that the team will wear a patch to honor Gary Carter during the 2012 season. Carter died on Feb. 16 after a courageous battle against brain cancer. The patch features a black home plate with “KID 8” in white lettering.  The patch will be worn on all Mets jerseys for […]

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Matt Harvey Draws Rave Reviews After An Impressive Showing

An article by posted on February 26, 2012 0 Comments
Matt Harvey Draws Rave Reviews After An Impressive Showing

Mets top pitching prospect Matt Harvey had everyone abuzz yesterday after an electric early spring performance while facing live batters. Teammates, coaches and everyone on hand raved about his velocity, his command, and the wicked movement on his breaking pitches. The baseball exploded out of his hand and bore down on hitters. Harvey exhibited a […]

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Tejada To Report Sunday Morning And Meet With Collins

An article by posted on February 25, 2012 0 Comments
Tejada To Report Sunday Morning And Meet With Collins

Well here it is, the end of the day on Saturday, but still no Ruben Tejada. But fear not, Terry Collins said that his young shortstop arrived at 3:00 PM. Collins added that he has planned a meeting with Tejada for 8:00 AM on Sunday morning and that he doesn’t plan to embarrass him, but will let […]

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