Archive for March, 2013

Mets Notes: Wheeler Takes Getting Cut In Stride, Marcum Shows Exceptional Command

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Mets Notes: Wheeler Takes Getting Cut In Stride, Marcum Shows Exceptional Command

Even without the oblique injury, Zack Wheeler would be opening the season in the minor leagues, which was always the proper decision. Maybe he wouldn’t have been sent down today with nine others, but as spring training goes on and the need to stretch out the starters increases, Wheeler’s innings would have been reduced, something the Mets […]

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Why Haven’t The Mets Retired Jerry Koosman’s Number?

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Why Haven’t The Mets Retired Jerry Koosman’s Number?

I was recently doing research for another piece when I came across the career numbers of three pitchers – Bert Blyleven, Randy Jones and Don Wilson.  In particular, I focused on what Blyleven achieved during his 11 seasons in Minnesota, as well as what Jones did in eight years with the Padres and what Wilson […]

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The 2013 Season Is Sandy Alderson’s Final Mulligan

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The 2013 Season Is Sandy Alderson’s Final Mulligan

That’s how Joel Sherman of the NY Post began his article this morning in which he asserts that this is the last year the Mets general manager gets to explain away a worsening major league product in the name of rebuilding. The patience extended the Alderson regime, in general, is greater than most in his […]

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Zack Wheeler, Collin McHugh, Darin Gorski Among Ten Players Cut From Mets Camp

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Zack Wheeler, Collin McHugh, Darin Gorski Among Ten Players Cut From Mets Camp

MMO’s John Delcos just reported that the Mets have reassigned RHP Zack Wheeler, RHP Collin McHugh, RHP Gonzalez Germen, RHP Hansel Robles, RHP Elvin Ramirez, LHP Darin Gorski, 2B Reese Havens, OF Juan Lagares, IF Wilfredo Tovar, and OF Cesar Puello to minor league camp. Wheeler said he was disappointed, but not surprised. Was told […]

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Duda Thumping The Ball Again, Another Santana Setback, Hefner Keeps Rolling

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Duda Thumping The Ball Again, Another Santana Setback, Hefner Keeps Rolling

Lucas Duda is showing signs of snapping out of his spring slumber going 3-for-3 with two RBIs as the Mets defeated the Astros 9-6 this afternoon at Tradition Field. Duda now has six hits in his last 15 at-bats after an agonizing start that sent him to the sidelines for a couple of days to work […]

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Inside The Mets’ Clubhouse; Past and Present

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Inside The Mets’ Clubhouse; Past and Present

Good Saturday morning. A little talk in the clubhouse about Team USA losing last night to Mexico. The operative word being “little.’’ I’ve only been here a few days, but trust me on this one, after doing 20 some Spring Trainings the days are usually all alike. We’re usually in the clubhouse by 7:45 in […]

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Johan Santana A Hero? No, No, No

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Johan Santana A Hero? No, No, No

A pair of Chicago Cubs centerfielders, Jimmy Qualls (1969) and Joe Wallis (1975), stole two of Tom Seaver’s early bids for a no-hitter. One year after being traded from New York to Cincinnati, Seaver threw a no-hitter for the Reds. Nolan Ryan never pitched a no-hitter – as a New York Met – but after […]

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Top 5 American League Promotional Giveaways In 2013

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Top 5 American League Promotional Giveaways In 2013

Professional sports franchises have been trying to reward fans for coming to their game for almost 70 years. The game, whether it’s baseball, basketball, football or hockey is always the number one attraction for any consumer to walk through the gates. In 1941, Bill Veeck started to bring a different point of view. What if […]

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Mets Spring Notes: Parnell Making Strides, Gee Feeling It, Spin Turns On One

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Mets Spring Notes: Parnell Making Strides, Gee Feeling It, Spin Turns On One

It is too soon to say much definitive about Terry Collins’ 2013 Mets other than it has the makings of a long year. Twice yesterday afternoon, the frustrated Mets’ manager answered seemingly innocuous questions about his roster with a curt, “It is March 8.’’ PARNELL CLOSING IN: One silver thread out of Friday’s 3-2 loss to […]

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Meet 2012 Draft Pick RHP Robert Whalen, A Die-Hard Met Fan

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Meet 2012 Draft Pick RHP Robert Whalen, A Die-Hard Met Fan

In 2012, we saw Gavin Cecchini and Kevin Plawecki hog the spotlight as the first round picks and the most promising new members of the Mets minor league system. Behind them followed many new and talented players that came into the fold of the orange and blue. I was so excited as a fan last […]

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Mets Time Machine: Seattle’s Price Tag For Lee Is Mejia or Flores

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Mets Time Machine: Seattle’s Price Tag For Lee Is Mejia or Flores

In this edition of a not-so-regular MMO feature that first appeared in 2007, our reader Pietro Sinapi gets the well deserved hat tip for taking us back to June 30, 2010 when the big news of the day was the Mets and their pursuit of Mariners ace Cliff Lee. Joel Sherman of the New York […]

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