Archive for December, 2012

MMO Mailbag: Valverde, Howell and the Outfield

An article by posted on December 28, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Valverde, Howell and the Outfield

As 2012 winds down, Scott Rozell asked MMO the following questions: I thought I’d check your thoughts on the Mets signing Jose Valverde. I know his performance has declined, but the reward could be great and he could be had at less cost than the other high profile relievers. Speaking of that category, what are […]

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Mets Sign Aaron Laffey To Minor League Contract

An article by posted on December 27, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Sign Aaron Laffey To Minor League Contract

The Mets have announced the signing of Aaron Laffey to a minor league deal. The 27-year old left-hander pitched to a  4.56 ERA with 4.3 K/9 and 3.3 BB/9 in 16 starts and six relief appearances for Toronto last season. He also spent time pitching in Triple-A Las Vegas, which is where the Mets’ Triple-A team will call […]

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This Date In Mets History: Mets Trade For Mo’ Heartache, Mo’ Misery, Mo’ Infamy

An article by posted on December 27, 2012 0 Comments
This Date In Mets History: Mets Trade For Mo’ Heartache, Mo’ Misery, Mo’ Infamy

I seriously expected to see a 1,000 word post on this from my buddy Ed Marcus at Real Dirty Mets, but be that as it may, MLB Trade Rumors does a nice job recapping the day we traded Kevin Appier for Mo Vaughn. On this date in 2001, the Mets acquired first baseman Mo Vaughn from the […]

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Mets Unveil Their 2013 BP Cap Featuring Mr. Met!

An article by posted on December 27, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Unveil Their 2013 BP Cap Featuring Mr. Met!

Paul Lukas of ESPN, shares a glimpse of the 2013 Mets Batting Practice caps which features Mr. Met. He writes: Mr. Met has appeared only one time on a Mets uni component (he was a sleeve patch for a fauxback that was worn three times in 2009), so it’s cool to see him on the BP cap. […]

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The Evolution Of A Mets Championship Team

An article by posted on December 27, 2012 0 Comments
The Evolution Of A Mets Championship Team

There seems to be a lot buzz in our comment threads lately about former Mets GM Frank Cashen, who many fans, rightfully so, look to as the standard bearer when it comes to building a championship. While doing a search I came across a post about the evolution of the 1986 Mets that Newsday had posted back […]

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ESPN: Wilpons Among Most Loathed Sports Figures In New York

An article by posted on December 26, 2012 0 Comments
ESPN: Wilpons Among Most Loathed Sports Figures In New York

Fred and Jeff Wilpon made ESPN’s list of the 10 most loathed New York sports figures of 2012.  You can click here to view the list, and here to rank them yourself. Here are the latest rankings which has Alex Rodriguez leading in points and Fred and Jeff Wilpon leading in most first place votes. I don’t know how ESPN […]

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Amazin’ Gifts I Wish I Could Have Given You…

An article by posted on December 26, 2012 0 Comments
Amazin’ Gifts I Wish I Could Have Given You…

Good afternoon. I hope you all enjoyed your Christmas and you got what you wanted or needed. If I had the power, I would have given you these things: * One more summer like 1969, when the expectations weren’t high and your team captured the imagination of the City and the nation. * An ownership […]

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Are You Happy With The Direction Of The Mets?

An article by posted on December 26, 2012 0 Comments
Are You Happy With The Direction Of The Mets?

Before we all split for the Holidays, I polled our writers on a number of different Mets issues that are facing the team. We discussed payroll and spending, the Dickey trade, the offseason so far, and also what we felt about the overall direction of the team and the confidence in this front office. How […]

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Patience Has Its Price, But Striking Early Has Its Rewards

An article by posted on December 25, 2012 0 Comments
Patience Has Its Price, But Striking Early Has Its Rewards

Although finding a power hitter, particularly one who could man an outfield spot and bat righthanded, was one of the Mets top priorities this offseason, the strategy of waiting the market out has proved futile. Unless upgrading the outfield was never the priority that the front office wanted us to believe it was, lets call this […]

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MMO Flashback: The Evolution of the Mets’ All-Time Hits Record

An article by posted on December 25, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Flashback: The Evolution of the Mets’ All-Time Hits Record

Although he finished his 18-year career with only 1,418 hits, an average of less than 80 hits per season, Ed Kranepool had remained the Mets’ all-time leader in hits for well over three decades.  That’s “had”, as is the past tense of “has”.  David Wright has now supplanted Kranepool as the team’s all-time leader with […]

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