Archive for January, 2013

Sidd Finch: The Backstory

An article by posted on January 9, 2013 0 Comments
Sidd Finch: The Backstory

“There’s no single sport that has the hold on our dreams and fantasies the way baseball does. Sidd has become a symbol, like the cornfield in Iowa.” — Myra Gelband, former Sports Illustrated editor _______________________ In an era when Hollywood was creating uniformed ballplayers walking out of cornfields and crushing majestic moon shots in to […]

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Hairston Deal Not Imminent

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Hairston Deal Not Imminent

A baseball official said free-agent Scott Hairston does not appear to be imminently signing anywhere, according to a report by Adam Rubin. And while speculation is that teams, including the Yankees and Mets, would like to hold the line on a contract for Hairston at one year, there is a belief the Mets could go to two […]

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Dickey Thankful Mets Didn’t Meet His Demands, Jays GM Says Alderson Showed No Respect

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Dickey Thankful Mets Didn’t Meet His Demands, Jays GM Says Alderson Showed No Respect

Associated Press reported on some of the comments made at R.A. Dickey’s introductory press conference in Toronto on Tuesday afternoon. Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos made a disparaging remark against the Mets front office who he said didn’t give the reigning Cy Young the respect he deserved. After going 20-6 with a 2.73 ERA […]

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Alderson Shoots Minaya A Zinger…

An article by posted on January 8, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson Shoots Minaya A Zinger…

For some strange reason I keep posting about stuff and then it’s in the news the next day (not my post, the subject). So speaking of that 11th pick the Mets have, here’s what Sandy Alderson had to say about it courtesy of Andy McCullough of the Star-Ledger. “We don’t want to lose our first-round […]

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Alderson Will Take The Reactive Approach On Collins’ Lame Duck Status

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Alderson Will Take The Reactive Approach On Collins’ Lame Duck Status

In regards to manager Terry Collins’ contract status, Sandy Alderson told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York the following: “Look, it would be disingenuous to say, ‘No, it won’t be an issue. Sometimes it becomes an issue. I think it’s a function of whether Terry makes it an issue, or the club makes it an issue, […]

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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…

An article by posted on January 8, 2013 0 Comments
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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