Archive for January, 2013

MMO Originals: Week Ending January 13

An article by posted on January 14, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Originals: Week Ending January 13

As MMO continues to provide our readers with some of the most original articles and analysis on the New York Mets and Major League Baseball, here is a small sampling of some exclusive MMO content from the week that was: Enter Sandy-Man by Matthew Balasis – 62 comments Alderson Shows Dickey No Respect by Joe D. – […]

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Reign Delay?

An article by posted on January 14, 2013 0 Comments
Reign Delay?

As I was driving home the other night, I was listening to Casey Stern and Jim Bowden on the MLB Network Radio channel on XM. They were discussing with Jill Painter, the L.A. Daily News sports columnist, the Baseball Hall of Fame vote which took place Wednesday. This is the same Jill Painter, member of […]

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The 5 ½ Man Rotation: A Healthier and Winning Formula for Future Mets Teams?

An article by posted on January 14, 2013 0 Comments
The 5 ½ Man Rotation:  A Healthier and Winning Formula for Future Mets Teams?

For the past 30+ years, the 5-man rotation has become a standard in Baseball. Initially, most teams used 4 regular starting pitchers making 36 or so starts per season (when healthy), with another 15 to 18 starts or so going to a “swing-man” (5th starter / long reliever) who only got a turn in the […]

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MMO Top 25 Prospects: #20 (Robles) Through #16 (Leathersich)

An article by posted on January 14, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Top 25 Prospects: #20 (Robles) Through #16 (Leathersich)

It is my turn to roll out some profiles on who we feel are the top prospects in the Mets minor league system right now. As Sean mentioned in the first post of the series, which you can read here, the list was compiled after much deliberation, arguing, and name-calling. To be honest, a lot […]

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MMO Post of the Week: The Trouble With Hemi-Roiders

An article by posted on January 14, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Post of the Week: The Trouble With Hemi-Roiders

I remember a guy in the service. He was a shitbird. A shitbird is what we called guys who didn’t press their uniforms and didn’t get regular haircuts. Our unit was real big on personal hygiene and polished boots, because, well they wanted us to look neat and clean if we ever had to go […]

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Mets Consider Bringing Back Jon Rauch

An article by posted on January 13, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Consider Bringing Back Jon Rauch

With pitchers and catchers reporting in just 29 days, the Mets continue to hold out on filling their major league roster with the hope that prices in the free agent market will tumble and become somewhat suitable for front office’s not so rich tastes. The team has the money to spend and is not restricted, a […]

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Is Daniel Murphy A Top 10 Second Baseman?

An article by posted on January 13, 2013 0 Comments
Is Daniel Murphy A Top 10 Second Baseman?

Nobody will ever mistake Daniel Murphy for Dustin Pedroia or Ian Kinsler at second base. But last night, Murphy was good enough to be on MLB Network’s “Top 10 Right Now: Second Basemen”. Murphy held up the rear with the No. 10 spot and of course Robinson Cano was the top selection. Based on their […]

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Something Smells Fishy In Miami

An article by posted on January 13, 2013 0 Comments
Something Smells Fishy In Miami

According to Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald, the Marlins are about to re-sign outfielder Austin Kearns, but that’s not the most interesting item in his column. It looks like high ranking Marlins executives including owner Jeffrey Loria have been avoiding the media since the middle of November. Besides forbidding president David Samson from doing his radio show, Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria also […]

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Mets Trades Of The Past: Dumping The Heroes of ’69

An article by posted on January 12, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Trades Of The Past: Dumping The Heroes of ’69

The 1969 Miracle Mets inspired dozens of books and for those of us who were Mets fans then, they represented an iconic team that will live in our memory forever. What made them so special was that pitching aside, they were primarily a very ordinary team of journeymen, disappointments, and discarded veterans who came together […]

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Fixing The Hall In Three Easy Steps

An article by posted on January 12, 2013 0 Comments
Fixing The Hall In Three Easy Steps

It seems like whenever a process that has worked for years has a fluke year, everybody wants to change the system. The problem with the Hall of Fame is not the fact nobody got in this year, it’s the fact the writers are not given a clear criteria with simple guidelines. The people who vote […]

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Minor League Q&A: Team Very High On Ynoa, Lupo and Lagares Among Others

An article by posted on January 12, 2013 0 Comments
Minor League Q&A: Team Very High On Ynoa, Lupo and Lagares Among Others

During a Q&A with Paul DePodesta and other Mets executives on Thursday, I was able to get some brief, but straight answers on a variety of questions I had pertaining to the Mets minor league system, prospects and the draft. Metsmerized: Was bringing back GCL affiliate a result of your inability to properly place players where they belonged […]

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