Archive for January, 2013

The Bourn Ultimatum: Should We Or Shouldn’t We?

An article by posted on January 24, 2013 0 Comments
The Bourn Ultimatum: Should We Or Shouldn’t We?

The Mets want Michael Bourn, but not at the risk of losing their first round draft pick according to John Harper of the Daily News. No surprise there, but even if they could get MLB to protect their pick, are they suddenly going to splurge with the money it would take to sign the Scott […]

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Cubs And Hairston Agree On A Two Year, $6 Million Deal

An article by posted on January 24, 2013 0 Comments
Cubs And Hairston Agree On A Two Year, $6 Million Deal

According to a report from Ken Rosenthal, the Cubs are in agreement with Scott Hairston on a two-year contract. Hairston can earn up to $6 million dollars including incentives according to ESPN’s Bruce Levine. Scott Hairston was reportedly looking for a two-year, $8 million contract to which the Mets balked and countered with a one year deal for […]

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Frank Wren Gets His Man, Justin Upton To The Braves!

An article by posted on January 24, 2013 0 Comments
Frank Wren Gets His Man, Justin Upton To The Braves!

Update from Perseus 10:15 AM Well, it looks like the Upton Brothers will be united in Atlanta after all. According to MLBTR, the Atlanta Braves and Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed, in principle, to a deal that would send Justin Upton to the Braves. Mark Bowman of MLB.com provided the terms of the trade: The Braves […]

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Will The Mets Cap Matt Harvey’s Innings Again In 2013?

An article by posted on January 24, 2013 0 Comments
Will The Mets Cap Matt Harvey’s Innings Again In 2013?

Sports Illustrated released a list on Tuesday about a baseball phenomenon called the “Year-After Effect.” It’s been also referred to by the more widely known “Verducci Effect”, named after the SI journalist. But it was actually based on principles and protocols established by Rick Peterson, the former pitching coach, who was at Oakland at the […]

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MMO Caption Contest: Win This Original 1986 Mets Score Book In Mint Condition!

An article by posted on January 24, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Caption Contest: Win This Original 1986 Mets Score Book In Mint Condition!

WIN THIS 1986 METS OFFICIAL PROGRAM! I can assure you this is a beauty and one of over a dozen I own from that magical season. This one still has the scorecard in it and is in mint condition. I’ll be giving away a few of my other score books in the next few days, […]

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From Left Field: Mets Finally Sign A Free Agent

An article by posted on January 24, 2013 0 Comments
From Left Field: Mets Finally Sign A Free Agent

With the announcement this morning that the Mets have agreed to sign Shaun Marcum, the offseason drought is officially over. The Mets were the only team in the game to have not signed a Major League free agent before the Marcum deal. Of course, the Mets are going through a rebuilding phase, but the team […]

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MMO Featured Post: Some Historical Evidence that Mets Success is Imminent

An article by posted on January 23, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Featured Post: Some Historical Evidence that Mets Success is Imminent

The Mets’ history spans over a half-century, and has had its fair share of turmoil and disappointment. In between the painful stretches, however, the team and its fans have enjoyed bursts of success. And as we all know, the Mets are due for one of those bursts. Dating back to the team’s first taste of […]

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Alderson Is Charting A Smooth Course Despite CBA Draft Rule Changes

An article by posted on January 23, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson Is Charting A Smooth Course Despite CBA Draft Rule Changes

Most of us hope that somewhere in Sandy Alderson’s intellect there resides, like the temple of Apollo, a splendid orange and blue architecture detailing the resurrection of our franchise. Many of us believe this vision has something to do with numbers and graphs and newfangled statistics like Z-swing% and wOBA, but what if it isn’t […]

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Travis d’Arnaud Is The Best Catching Prospect In The Minors

An article by posted on January 23, 2013 0 Comments
Travis d’Arnaud Is The Best Catching Prospect In The Minors

Jonathan Mayo has shocked the world and proclaimed Travis d’Arnaud the top catching prospect in the major leagues. Actually, I’m just punning with him as d’Arnaud has held that distinction for almost three straight years. Here is what Mayo had to say: If it hadn’t been for some injuries, talk about d’Arnaud as a prospect […]

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5 Things Sandy Handled Poorly

An article by posted on January 23, 2013 0 Comments
5 Things Sandy Handled Poorly

October 28, 2010 the Mets’ General Manager search came to an end. With the franchise in deep financial trouble with a $1billion lawsuit pending, the Mets (and probably MLB) reached out and hired Sandy Alderson. For some of us that was a good day. Alderson whether we want to admit it or not is very […]

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League Source Says Bourn Could End Up With Mets

An article by posted on January 23, 2013 0 Comments
League Source Says Bourn Could End Up With Mets

Updated By Craig Lerner on 1/23 The plot keeps thickening as Adam Rubin reports the following: A reliable major league source with knowledge of the Mets’ plans would not dismiss the possibility outfielder Michael Bourn could end up with the team. The Mets have a glaring need in their outfield. Currently, Lucas Duda is slated to play left field, […]

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