Archive for December, 2012

MMO Mailbag: Should We Target Detroit’s Drew Smyly?

An article by posted on December 19, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Should We Target Detroit’s Drew Smyly?

I received this e-mail from Hitman: What do you think about the possibility of bringing in Drew Smyly of the Tigers? I’ve already touched up previously in a few comments about his great breaking stuff and if you haven’t seen a highlight video of his from the 2012 season on Youtube, watch it. You’ll be […]

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Thoughts On The R.A. Dickey Blockbuster Trade

An article by posted on December 19, 2012 0 Comments
Thoughts On The R.A. Dickey Blockbuster Trade

The dust has finally settled and the R.A. Dickey saga is over. On Monday night, he signed an extension with the Blue Jays, making the seven-player, blockbuster deal finally official after days of unconfirmed rumors and speculation. The deal surprised many Mets fans, including me. However, it was one that will pay off for them in the future. No, […]

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Turn Back The Clock: Mets Top 10 Prospects 46 Years Ago Was Best Crop Ever

An article by posted on December 19, 2012 0 Comments
Turn Back The Clock: Mets Top 10 Prospects 46 Years Ago Was Best Crop Ever

With the proliferation of web sites now dedicated to evaluating minor league prospects, fans have a fairly easy time reciting their team’s top prospects, usually “in order”. Back in the ’80′s, there was only Baseball America to provide this glimpse into the future. In retrospect, there were many more misses than hits, but it’s fun […]

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Frank Francisco Undergoes Surgery To Remove Bone Spur In Right Elbow

An article by posted on December 18, 2012 0 Comments
Frank Francisco Undergoes Surgery To Remove Bone Spur In Right Elbow

Mets just announced that RHP Frank Francisco underwent surgery today to remove a bone spur from his right elbow. The surgery was performed by Mets Medical Director Dr. David Altchek at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan. Francisco is expected to begin throwing in six weeks and is expected to be ready for Opening Day […]

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Jon Niese, The Improbable Ace

An article by posted on December 18, 2012 0 Comments
Jon Niese, The Improbable Ace

Dave Cameron of FanGraphs wrote a report for ESPN Insider, and listed Jon Niese as one of three left-handed starters that is developing into an unexpected ace. “Niese shares are a lot of similarities with a young James Shields. His average fastball velocity is around 90 mph, and to balance it out he leans heavily on his cut fastball […]

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Noah Syndergaard Apologizes For Using Anti-Gay Slur

An article by posted on December 18, 2012 0 Comments
Noah Syndergaard Apologizes For Using Anti-Gay Slur

Updated at 7:00 PM As I expected, right-hander Noah Syndergaard apologized today for the anti-gay slur he made on Twitter. During a conference call with New York media, he said: “I had a little mishap on Twitter about a month ago, and it was just brought to the attention this morning,” he said. “I’d just like to […]

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Mets Trade Jefry Marte To A’s For Minor League Outfielder Collin Cowgill

An article by posted on December 18, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Trade Jefry Marte To A’s For Minor League Outfielder Collin Cowgill

The Mets have announced they have acquired OF Collin Cowgill from the A’s in exchange for Minor League infielder Jefry Marte. Cowgill, 26, was part of the package that went from Arizona to Oakland in last offseason’s Trevor Cahill deal. After a solid season at Triple-A in 2011, he slumped this season with Triple-A Sacramento batting .254 with four home runs […]

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The Chance For Something Special

An article by posted on December 18, 2012 0 Comments
The Chance For Something Special

First, this has to be said. As a fan of the Mets, I want to thank R.A. Dickey for everything he has done and the example he set for any player facing adversity in the game today. I thank Omar Minaya for taking a chance on him, and thank Sandy Alderson for believing in him […]

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Alderson’s Amazin Plan: A Long And Winding Road

An article by posted on December 18, 2012 0 Comments
Alderson’s Amazin Plan: A Long And Winding Road

2012 saw Miguel Cabrera become the first Triple Crown winner in 45 years. I wonder if Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski has considered trading Cabrera. Surely after putting up numbers like that he could definitely get some good prospects. We had a pitcher once who seemed to be slipping. He was approaching 33, his best years […]

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Sandy Alderson Gets His Man… And Then Some

An article by posted on December 18, 2012 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson Gets His Man… And Then Some

Patience is a virtue.  That certainly applies to the patience of Mets GM, Sandy Alderson, who once again proved his critics wrong this weekend when he secured a windfall of popular prospects from the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for reigning Cy Young Award winner, RA Dickey, and his personal catchers, Josh Thole and Mike […]

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