Archive for December, 2012

The Face Of The Franchise Turns 30 Today

An article by posted on December 20, 2012 0 Comments
The Face Of The Franchise Turns 30 Today

A very Happy Birthday goes out to third baseman David Wright from all of us at MMO. Yesterday, we honored Wright by making him the first active player to be inducted into the Metsmerized Hall of Fame. Wright turns 30 today and is all set to begin earning his brand new 8-year, $140 million dollar […]

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From Left Field: In Mets’ History, Farm System Has Lacked Strong Hitting

An article by posted on December 20, 2012 0 Comments
From Left Field: In Mets’ History, Farm System Has Lacked Strong Hitting

After the trade sending R.A. Dickey to the Blue Jays, I started thinking that the Mets really have never developed a top-notch catcher out of their minor league system. Todd Hundley is closest thing to being a productive home-grown catcher, which isn’t exactly saying much. Of course, the most productive catchers in team history, Gary […]

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Mets Considering Whether To Bring Back Chris Young

An article by posted on December 20, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Considering Whether To Bring Back Chris Young

According to a team insider, the Mets are still considering whether to bring back and re-sign free-agent RHP Chris Young, Andy Martino reports in the Daily News. The trade that sent R.A. Dickey to Toronto and brought back catching prospect Travis d’Arnaud, created a new hole in the starting rotation. The Mets will not replace their lost […]

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Metsmerized Hall of Fame: David Wright, 3B

An article by posted on December 19, 2012 0 Comments
Metsmerized Hall of Fame: David Wright, 3B

Last month, Mets Merized Online began rolling out our Metsmerized Hall of Fame. We decided to begin with our FIVE FOUNDING MEMBERS just as they did when they got started in Cooperstown. In the last four weeks we have selected Tom Seaver in week one, and Keith Hernandez in week two, Jerry Koosman in week three, and Dwight Gooden […]

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Dodgers Interested in Bobby Parnell

An article by posted on December 19, 2012 0 Comments
Dodgers Interested in Bobby Parnell

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, reports that the Dodgers are looking for relief pitchers and are interested in the Mets’ Bobby Parnell. Sources suggest the Dodgers are considering a variety of relievers, and could also make a play for either Indians closer Chris Perez or Mets reliever Bobby Parnell instead. The Dodgers would prefer a left-hander, but many of their best choices appear […]

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Nothing Is Decided In December

An article by posted on December 19, 2012 0 Comments
Nothing Is Decided In December

Yesterday evening, GM Sandy Alderson insisted that his team can be competitive in 2013. I heard the calls, I’ve read the tweets, and I’ve seen the comments. It seems almost unanimously fans seem to think the opposite. Some may say I’m a dreamer or some may say I’m an apologist for a general manager. I […]

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Mariners Acquire Kendrys Morales From Angels

An article by posted on December 19, 2012 0 Comments
Mariners Acquire Kendrys Morales From Angels

The Seattle Mariners have traded left-hander Jason Vargas to the Angels in exchange for 1B/DH  Kendrys Morales. “We have been focused on adding offense this off-season, and feel that Kendrys will be a middle-of-the-order bat for us. He’s a switch-hitter with power who has played, and hit, in the AL West,” GM Jack Zduriencik said in a […]

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Zack Wheeler On Cover of Baseball America

An article by posted on December 19, 2012 0 Comments
Zack Wheeler On Cover of Baseball America

Last week, Baseball America released its scouting reports on the top 10 organizational prospects on the horizon for the New York Mets and topping their list is right-handed pitching prospect Zack Wheeler. Our own Ben Yoel tweeted a copy of this month’s print issue of Baseball America with our boy Zack smack dab on the cover. Nice! Obviously, Baseball America […]

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A Slippery Slope: Mets’ Pitching Is Precarious

An article by posted on December 19, 2012 0 Comments
A Slippery Slope: Mets’ Pitching Is Precarious

Sandy Alderson did it again, speaking on WFAN he said he thought the Mets could compete in 2013. What he didn’t say was how he thought they’d be able to compete, much less define what he meant by compete. He asked for patience and hoped some of the Mets’ young pitching talent would surface this […]

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Travis d’Arnaud Hoping To Go Where No Met Has Gone Before

An article by posted on December 19, 2012 0 Comments
Travis d’Arnaud Hoping To Go Where No Met Has Gone Before

The Mets have had a number of great catchers in their half century of existence.  Jerry Grote was behind the plate for two pennant winners, nurturing a young and dominant pitching staff.  John Stearns was a four-time All-Star who was at times the best player on his team.  Ron Hodges was always No. 2 on […]

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