Archive for January, 2013

MMO Mailbag: Wheeler vs. Harvey

An article by posted on January 19, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Wheeler vs. Harvey

I received an email from Justin after I posted about which Mets prospects will make their debut in 2013 and what the odds were. Justin asks… I liked your post about the 2013 Debuts and was wondering if we could see Wheeler or anyone else hit the ground running the same way Matt Harvey did […]

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Blue Jays Introduce Jose Reyes To Toronto Fans & Media

An article by posted on January 18, 2013 0 Comments
Blue Jays Introduce Jose Reyes To Toronto Fans & Media

The Blue Jays formally introduced Jose Reyes to fans and media on Friday in Toronto. General manager Alex Anthopoulos was very excited to add Reyes who he called a catalyst and one of the most dynamic players he ever saw: “I don’t know that we’re going to see another shortstop like this in Toronto for […]

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FanGraphs: Mets 2013 ZiPS Projections

An article by posted on January 18, 2013 0 Comments
FanGraphs: Mets 2013 ZiPS Projections

FanGraphs’ Dan Szymborski has released his 2013 ZiPS projections for the New York Mets. You can check out all the projections which are very extensive right here. I happen to enjoy the comments because they provide some context to how they determined their projections. Batters Because the author is consumed with sloth, he will not look […]

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MMO Commenting Policy

An article by posted on January 18, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Commenting Policy

Updated 1/18 I just had to delete 67 comments from readers and writer alike. Still more to chop, but seriously what gives? Why must some of you engage in a wicked game of “johnny on the pony” and only add to the situation we are trying to rectify? What’s with this new thing of everyone […]

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Which Prospects Will Debut In 2013?

An article by posted on January 18, 2013 0 Comments
Which Prospects Will Debut In 2013?

So which prospects can we expect to see debut for the Mets this season? Will we see another dazzling Harvey-esque type debut to instill some hope for the future? This is a good question and one that will be more fun to tackle than all the questions about the major league squad. 2:1 Odds Zack […]

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Mets Sign Catcher Landon Powell to Minor League Contract

An article by posted on January 18, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Sign Catcher Landon Powell to Minor League Contract

The Mets just announced they have signed C Landon Powell to a Minor League contract with an invite to Major League Spring Training. Powell spent some time in the majors and in 406 plate appearances with the Oakland Athletics he posted a .207/.284/.328 batting line. He also was behind the plate for Dallas Braden’s perfect game last season. […]

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Wheeler Has Outside Shot At Rotation Spot

An article by posted on January 18, 2013 0 Comments
Wheeler Has Outside Shot At Rotation Spot

Sandy Alderson, who was a guest of Mike Francesa on WFAN, said that if he fails to add another starter for the rotation, that Zack Wheeler will be in a group that will be vying for the fifth spot in the rotation. “It’s unlikely he starts at the Major League Level,” Alderson said. “But look, […]

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Outfield? What Outfield?

An article by posted on January 18, 2013 0 Comments
Outfield? What Outfield?

I find it difficult to take everything Sandy Alderson says at face value. That’s just a nice way of saying I can’t believe anything he says. I’m now referring to him as “Hans Christian Alderson” for his ability to weave the most amazing yarns and whimsical tales. The observant ones among you all realize that […]

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I Love This Game

An article by posted on January 18, 2013 0 Comments
I Love This Game

The smell of fresh cut grass on a summer day is still one of my favorite smells in the world. That smell has the ability to draw memories that are buried deep in my subconscious mind, like a super powered magnet draws a needle from a haystack. Anyone who’s played this great game of baseball […]

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Strange Tales: So These Three GMs Walk Into A Bar…

An article by posted on January 18, 2013 0 Comments
Strange Tales: So These Three GMs Walk Into A Bar…

By now you’ve all made the rounds and got everybody’s take on Sandy Alderson’s interview with Mike Francesa yesterday. You know the one right? It was the interview that was the exact opposite of the first interview he did with Francesa back in October. Remember that one? The one where the Mets were going to […]

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