Archive for January, 2013

What Are The Mets’ Biggest Questions Heading Into 2013 Season?

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What Are The Mets’ Biggest Questions Heading Into 2013 Season?

Since Sandy Alderson took over as general manager after the 2010 season, the Mets have attempted to compete in the short-term while always keeping an eye on 2013 and beyond. That future is now upon them, but questions still remain — particularly these 10, which should form the outline of another intriguing season according to […]

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Mets Trades From The Past: Bernard Gilkey

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Mets Trades From The Past: Bernard Gilkey

When discussing the outstanding trades the Mets have made over the years, the acquisition of Bernard Gilkey from the Cardinals is usually forgotten. In part, this could be because Gilkey really had only one good year for the Mets – although it was a terrific one, and also because even with Gilkey, the 1996 Mets weren’t […]

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MMO Mailbag: Trading For Promising Outfielders?

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MMO Mailbag: Trading For Promising Outfielders?

Andrew asks: I know there is no way the Marlins would trade Stanton to us, but I see a few other solid young outfielders that could help the Mets in a big way. What about Mark Trumbo of the Angels, A.J. Pollock from the Dbacks, or Gary Brown from the Giants? Trumbo would be the most ideal, but the […]

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Young Could Make Perfect Sense To Replace Dickey In Mets Rotation

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Young Could Make Perfect Sense To Replace Dickey In Mets Rotation

Chris Young remains a viable option to be re-signed to fill the rotation void according to what a source told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. Young, returning from surgery to repair a torn anterior capsule in his right shoulder, made 20 starts for the Mets in 2012 and went 4-9 with a 4.15 ERA in […]

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Plenty Of Buzz Still Swirling Around For Stanton, Ethier, Upton

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Plenty Of Buzz Still Swirling Around For Stanton, Ethier, Upton

There is still plenty of buzz surrounding trade rumors for Giancarlo Stanton, Justin Upton and Andre Ethier. All three are not being actively shopped (much like R.A. Dickey), but the phone lines are ringing, teams are calling in, and there is active dialog going on. Something could eventually happen with all three marquee outfielders if things break […]

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Mets Bring Back Omar Quintanilla On A Minor League Deal

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Mets Bring Back Omar Quintanilla On A Minor League Deal

Infielder Omar Quintanilla is returning to the Mets on a minor league deal with a spring-training invite, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN NewYork. The Mets traded Quintanilla to the Baltimore Orioles for cash last July 20 after a decent job as a backup middle infielder for the team. The 31-year old hit a combined .243 with four homers […]

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From Left Field: Should Mets Mortgage Farm For Giancarlo Stanton?

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From Left Field: Should Mets Mortgage Farm For Giancarlo Stanton?

MLB.com’s Marty Noble wrote a piece that the Mets should try to make a push to acquire Miami Marlins budding superstar slugger Giancarlo Stanton. Stanton is just 23 years old and has shown mammoth power in just three professional seasons. But hold on, the Marlins have already traded the rest of their star players. Why […]

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The Other Side Of Multi-Year Free Agent Deals

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The Other Side Of Multi-Year Free Agent Deals

There is this idea that gets floated around every winter that if you do not sign top free agents, you’re punting the off-season or playing (wait for it) “moneyball.” In most instances, a free agent hits the market toward the end of his prime years. You’re purchasing an unknown commodity that is likely overpriced and […]

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MMO Mailbag: Is Hamilton Bennett The 2013 Josh Edgin?

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MMO Mailbag: Is Hamilton Bennett The 2013 Josh Edgin?

Hitman asks: What are the chances of Hamilton Bennett being this upcoming season’s Josh Edgin when it comes to making the jump through AA & AAA? Here’s a 24 year old lefty that, like Edgin, has done a great job the previous 2 seasons in Savannah & PSL. Last season, although he had trouble vs right handed hitters (.270, […]

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Baseball America: Mets Still Bottom 15 Farm System

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Baseball America: Mets Still Bottom 15 Farm System

Jim Callis of Baseball America addressed the following questions regarding the Mets minor league system for his Ask BA post. After the R.A. Dickey trade, how would the Mets Top 10 now shake out? Is Noah Syndergaard a potential No. 1 starter? How would you rank the Mets system overall? After the R.A. Dickey trade, […]

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How Many Games Will The Mets Win In 2013?

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How Many Games Will The Mets Win In 2013?

How many games will the Mets win in 2013? Will the Mets will advance to the playoffs before 2015? Matt S. - Who knows, but my gut tells me 75 wins. Sit tight ladies and gentleman, these next couple seasons are going to be painful. However the dust will settle and the stars can potentially align […]

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