Archive for January, 2013

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

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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

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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

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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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The Mets Outfield: Why It Might Actually Work

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The Mets Outfield: Why It Might Actually Work

With Spring Training only a month away (Huzzah!), and little movement on the part of the Mets front office, it is looking more and more like the Mets will mix and match their outfield with a bunch of ragtag journeymen and hope for the best. Before I go any further, let me make it perfectly […]

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MMO Mets Top 25 Prospects – #25 Through #21

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MMO Mets Top 25 Prospects – #25 Through #21

It’s that time of the year again when Metsmerized rolls out their annual Mets Top 25 Prospects. This will be the first of many posts referencing the Mets and their newly reloaded minor league system. This list was comprised using three individual prospect lists from MMO’s Sean Kenny, Satish Ram and Joe D.. After much conjecture […]

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MMO Post of the Week: Are Advanced Statistics Hurting Or Helping The Game?

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MMO Post of the Week: Are Advanced Statistics Hurting Or Helping The Game?

Somewhere along the line baseball became more than just a game. Once upon a time, baseball was a simple game. The goal is to score more runs than your opponent. Each team is given 27 outs to score as many runs as they can. In order to score runs, a team’s players have to get […]

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Another Season Of Watching And Waiting In 2013

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Another Season Of Watching And Waiting In 2013

Sandy Alderson has not made a Major League Signing in over a year. The Mets are currently the only team in baseball to have not signed a player to a Major League contract this offseason. With that said, can you guess who the last player to ink a Major League deal with the Mets was? […]

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Alderson Keeping His Options Open At Closer

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Alderson Keeping His Options Open At Closer

According to Dan Martin of the New York Post, Sandy Alderson said while Frank Francisco is the team’s current closer, he continues to weigh options which remain on the open market. “Confident? I’m willing,” Alderson said in regards to Francisco’s ability to close. “There’s still a lot out there and we’re looking.” This doesn’t surprise […]

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It’s Time To Change The Hall Of Fame Voting Process

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It’s Time To Change The Hall Of Fame Voting Process

I’ve read many columns from my colleagues, and was greatly disappointed in those who would not recognize a player on the first ballot, and even worse, those who returned their ballots blank. As I wrote yesterday, boycotting first timers is an abuse of power. If you truly believe a player merits induction based on his […]

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Mike Piazza: Guilty By Association

An article by posted on January 10, 2013 0 Comments
Mike Piazza: Guilty By Association

So, like everyone else, I was very disappointed yesterday that Mike Piazza did not get elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. And what was the reason? We all know that he has the stats during his career to be considered for the Hall. So, why didn’t he get in? Piazza has been put in […]

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