Archive for March, 2012

MMO Mailbag: Which Prospects Will We See In 2012?

An article by posted on March 24, 2012 0 Comments

I haven’t done one of these in a while mostly because after the Hot Stove season winds down in January, we don’t get as many questions and email until we start getting closer to Opening Day, which I am happy to say is in 12 days. What prospects do you think we’ll definitely see play […]

Continue Reading »

Let Ruben Tejada Be Ruben Tejada, Whatever That Is

An article by posted on March 24, 2012 0 Comments
Let Ruben Tejada Be Ruben Tejada, Whatever That Is

Andy McCullough of the Star-Ledger had a good read this morning on Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada. In it he points out that Tejada should simply focus his game on getting on base. He compares Tejada to Jose Reyes at the same age. Compared with his predecessor, Tejada is smaller, slower, more placid, a possessor of […]

Continue Reading »

Zack Wheeler: The Mets Savior?

An article by posted on March 24, 2012 0 Comments
Zack Wheeler: The Mets Savior?

Most people under sell what Carlos Beltran accomplished over his career with the New York Mets. When the reality of the situation is you could actually make a case he is the Mets best position player of All-Time. It may not seem like he earned his enormous 7-year 119 million dollar deal, due to long […]

Continue Reading »

Collins Seriously Considering Den Dekker

An article by posted on March 24, 2012 0 Comments
Collins Seriously Considering Den Dekker

While speaking with reporters following the Mets loss against the Braves this afternoon, Terry Collins said that prospect Matt Den Dekker is a “legitimate consideration” for making the opening day roster. Den Dekker is just 3-for-19 (.158) so far in spring, although two of his hits (double, triple) have gone for extra bases. He does have three […]

Continue Reading »

Depth Is Not The Mets Strength

An article by posted on March 24, 2012 0 Comments
Depth Is Not The Mets Strength

Ever since losing the NLCS to the St. Louis Cardinals in 2006 when they were destined to win, it seems the Mets have been a snake-bitten franchise. The collapses of 2007-08, the injury plagued years from 2009-11 and of course the Madoff ponzi scheme have marred the past few years for this franchise. The combination […]

Continue Reading »

Chipper Jones Will Get My Vote For The Hall

An article by posted on March 23, 2012 0 Comments
Chipper Jones Will Get My Vote For The Hall

Some opponents you loathe. You watch with venom in your heart for how they destroy your team, for their arrogance and attitude. Other opponents you respect and admire, and salute for their longevity and talent. Such is the case with the Braves’ Chipper Jones. The inevitable became official this morning when Jones announced this would […]

Continue Reading »

Defensive Runs Saved Passes The Eye Test

An article by posted on March 23, 2012 0 Comments
Defensive Runs Saved Passes The Eye Test

Anthony DiComo of MLB.com takes a look at the Mets defense through the eyes of John Dewan is always finding new ways to analyze defensive metrics, which have come a long way quite recently. One thing DiComo aptly points out is the “unorthodox depth chart of the Mets” and how their unique circumstances and personnel […]

Continue Reading »

Mets’ Top 10 Prospects – 1981

An article by posted on March 23, 2012 0 Comments
Mets’ Top 10 Prospects – 1981

When I wrote that the 1967 crop featuring Seaver, Ryan, and Koosman was probably the strongest group of prospects the Mets ever had, I was weighting it heavily on the future success of those three pitchers. But in terms of potential and depth, it would be hard to top the 1981 list. Here’s what a […]

Continue Reading »

Mets Notes: Wright, Hairston & Torres Making Progress, den Dekker Called Back

An article by posted on March 23, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Notes: Wright, Hairston & Torres Making Progress, den Dekker Called Back

The Mets assigned two more players to minor league camp Friday morning according to Adam Rubin. Infielder Josh Satin and right-hander Fernando Cabrera will now join left-handed reliever Chuck James who was also reassigned to the minors after yesterday’s game. However this morning, Me3ts prospect Matt den Dekker has officially returned to major league camp. The move was prompted because […]

Continue Reading »

MMO Fan Shot: Defending Minaya’s Minor Leagues

An article by posted on March 22, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Defending Minaya’s Minor Leagues

One of the misconceptions about Omar Minaya’s tenure as GM is that he ignored the minor leagues, and did a bad job of developing players. But the Mets do have a solid group of young players from Minaya. We have quality players in both the majors, and minors from him.  Lucas Duda who was drafted […]

Continue Reading »

Mets Take Down Astros 8-2, Dickey Flirts With A Spring No-No

An article by posted on March 22, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Take Down Astros 8-2, Dickey Flirts With A Spring No-No

R.A. Dickey took a no-hitter into the sixth inning today and looked to be in mid-season form as the Mets took care of business with the Astros, 8-2. Summary What else can be said about R.A. Dickey that has not already been said in the form of a compliment or a pun? He pitched into […]

Continue Reading »