Archive for February, 2013

MMO Featured Post: The Myth Of A Bountiful Inheritance

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MMO Featured Post: The Myth Of A Bountiful Inheritance

While I´m quite tired of the “Omar vs. Sandy” debate, a recent post about the “strong farm system” Omar Minaya supposedly left behind in late 2010, got me thinking and looking. To summarize, as of today, it doesn´t look as if the farm system left behind was all that good. And one  big reason for […]

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2013 Topps Baseball Series 1: No Wright, Harvey, Wheeler

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2013 Topps Baseball Series 1: No Wright, Harvey, Wheeler

When I was a kid, there was nothing like the feeling I got when the local candy store busted out the new edition of Topps Baseball Cards. I couldn’t wait to start tearing open those waxpacks, tossing out the gum and desperately start thumbing through them all hoping to find a Met. Five bucks and […]

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This Is How The Mets Bullpen Should Be Made

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This Is How The Mets Bullpen Should Be Made

It was announced yesterday that the Mets signed 40-year old LaTroy Hawkins to a minor league deal with an invitation to major league Spring Training. He joins a plethora of veteran relievers to receive the same deal including Tim Byrdak, Aaron Laffey, Pedro Feliciano and most recently Scott Atchison. In recent years, the Amazin’s have […]

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Understanding the Business of Baseball: Insurance on Player Contracts

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Understanding the Business of Baseball: Insurance on Player Contracts

The business of baseball is a lot tougher to grasp than the dynamics of “on-the-field” play. As fans, we look at the end result of every decision made. Did he sign? Who did we trade? When was he drafted? Rarely do we get to see what happens behind closed doors. Recently, the injury of Alex […]

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An Alternative Mets Top Prospects List (My Top 20)

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An Alternative Mets Top Prospects List (My Top 20)

After reading the wonderful prospects list that some of my fellow MMO writers put together, (which is incredibly well-done, well-researched and a must-read for prospect gurus), I decided to share my own prospect list, which I have been working on for a while, with you all. In putting together this list, I tried to balance […]

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Prospect Pulse: Jack Leathersich – Making His Debut In 2013?

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Prospect Pulse: Jack Leathersich – Making His Debut In 2013?

Player Name: Jack Leathersich Bats: R  Throws: L Height: 5’11”  Weight: 205 lb. Position: Relief Pitcher Age: 22 (turns 23 in July) MMO Top Prospect Ranking #16 ETA: 2013? Here is what MMO had to say about Leathersich from their recent Top 25 Prospect list: Jack “Leather Rocket” Leathersich is quite the interesting case. He was our […]

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MMO Book Review: Swinging ’73: Baseball’s Wildest Season

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MMO Book Review: Swinging ’73: Baseball’s Wildest Season

A couple of weeks ago, the great Mets historian and author Matt Silverman, was nice enough to give me a sneak preview into his newest publication, Swinging ’73: Baseball’s Wildest Season. The verdict is in, and Matt has done it again – delivering another Amazin’ Book that should be a part of every Met fan’s […]

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