Archive for January, 2013

With LaRoche Signed, Nationals Looking To Trade Morse

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With LaRoche Signed, Nationals Looking To Trade Morse

With the Nationals now officially re-signing Adam LaRoche, GM Mike Rizzo is speaking to 5-6 teams about a trade involving Mike Morse according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. The Mets are rumored to be one of those teams. Morse hits rightys and leftys equally well batting .292/.343/.487 vs RHPs in his career with a .303/.357/.503 line […]

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MMO Exchange: The CBA, Comp Picks, Equilibrium vs. Gattaca

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MMO Exchange: The CBA, Comp Picks, Equilibrium vs. Gattaca

Believe it or not, most of what we write on MMO you never actually see here on the site. Some of the best writing takes place in our daily email exchanges that are ongoing throughout the day and never stop. For example, ere are a few typical exchanges: Qualifying Offers Are Evil This one started […]

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MMO Take 5 – With @lagranderusty

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MMO Take 5 – With @lagranderusty

Today, we have the pleasure of bringing you Ed Marcus of Real Dirty Mets in a new edition of MMO Take 5. Many of you may know Ed from the Mets Twitterverse where he stalks unassuming fans under the nomenclature of @lagranderusty. My mornings would not be complete without a tweet from Ed linking me […]

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The Case Against Mike Piazza

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The Case Against Mike Piazza

Murray Chass claims he knows Mike Piazza used steroids. Wait, before you start mumbling expletives at Chass under your breath, keep reading. The former New York Times reporter is not alone. Joel Sherman, a columnist for the New York Post, also raised suspicion about the Mets former catcher. Both Chass and Sherman covered the Mets […]

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MMO Hall of Fame Ballot: And The Winners Are…

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MMO Hall of Fame Ballot: And The Winners Are…

All the Hall of Fame ballots have been cast, all the votes have been tallied, and now there’s some guy in a Steve Henderson jersey is walking to the podium with a large white envelope in his hand… You guessed it, it’s time for MMO to reveal their Hall of Fame results and the winners […]

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Will Pete Rose Get Another Hit?

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Will Pete Rose Get Another Hit?

Well, now here’s a sign the apocalypse is upon us. Pete Rose, baseball’s career-hits leader, is about to host a new reality series. The cameras will follow around Pete and his wife, former TV exercise queen Kiana Kim, to capture the daily doings of the every day couple. It should be as real as the Kardashians […]

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Mets Should Say NO To Pavano

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Mets Should Say NO To Pavano

I keep hearing rumblings the Mets are interested in Carl Pavano, who made $8.5 million last year with Minnesota at age 36. Why? While the pressures pitching for the Yankees are different than they are the Mets – the expectations in the Bronx are always greater – this is not a move they should be […]

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Alderson: It’s Concievable We’ll Go With What We Have

An article by posted on January 7, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson: It’s Concievable We’ll Go With What We Have

You may remember a few days ago I posted about Adam Rubin who was told by a source that Mets may not sign another outfielder. (see below) Today, Rubin gets it straight from Mets GM Sandy Alderson who told him: It’s conceivable we’ll go with what we have, but we’re still looking. I wouldn’t say […]

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Wilpon’s Hubris

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Wilpon’s Hubris

Recently Josh Kosman of the New York Post reported that the Wilpons have refinanced $450 million in SNY debt. Subsequent clarifications in the NY Times and Forbes explained that they refinanced an additional $250 million and still managed to cash out $160 million. They aren’t entirely out of the woods, but there is a growing […]

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Turning the Hall of Fame Election Into A Witch Hunt

An article by posted on January 7, 2013 0 Comments

This week, I’m expecting to reach my boiling point when it comes to the Hall of Fame and those who vote for it. I’m expecting to see Mike Piazza fall shy of the necessary votes to enter the Hall of Fame, and in my mind – that is a crime against baseball and the fans […]

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Heyman: Mets Still Have Plenty Of Dollars To Spend

An article by posted on January 6, 2013 0 Comments
Heyman: Mets Still Have Plenty Of Dollars To Spend

According to a tweet from CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman, the Mets have quite a bit of dollars left to spend. Heyman says the team is still looking to add an outfielder, a starting pitcher and a bullpen arm. Last week I answered a question about how much the Mets had to spend, and I speculated […]

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