Archive for March, 2013

Baseball’s Paradox: The Road To The Show

An article by posted on March 24, 2013 0 Comments
Baseball’s Paradox: The Road To The Show

You’ve heard it before—ninety percent of the players who sign professional baseball contracts will never play an inning in a major league game. That’s a staggering number. We all know that becoming a professional athlete is rare, but what is the difference between the ten percent that make it to The Show, and the ninety […]

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Featured Post: The Mets Needed To Make Wright Captain

An article by posted on March 24, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: The Mets Needed To Make Wright Captain

There is a conspiracy theory everywhere you look. I read one suggesting the Mets made David Wright captain to divert attention away from the field, where they are projected to be bad. Very bad. Smokescreens like that never work. Besides, Mets fans are like children and dogs in a way, after awhile, they know when they’re getting […]

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Mets Could Release Feliciano By Tuesday, Laffey May Have Nailed Down Final Bullpen Spot

An article by posted on March 24, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Could Release Feliciano By Tuesday, Laffey May Have Nailed Down Final Bullpen Spot

The Mets have until Tuesday to make a decision on whether to add Pedro Feliciano, LaTroy Hawkins and Tim Byrdak to the 25 man roster. According to the rules of the new collective bargaining agreement, the Mets must inform each player by Tuesday if they intend to carry them on the major league roster. The alternatives […]

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Byrd and ‘Spin Are In, While Duda and Baxter See Their Stocks Fall

An article by posted on March 23, 2013 0 Comments
Byrd and ‘Spin Are In, While Duda and Baxter See Their Stocks Fall

Updated 3/23 On Friday, Sandy Alderson told reporters that there are no plans to add anyone to the outfield and that what you see is what you get. ”We’re going to go with the guys we have,” Alderson told Marc Carig of Newsday. “How exactly they’re used is something that we’ll talk about over the next […]

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2013 Mets Projection: Scott Atchison, RHP

An article by posted on March 23, 2013 0 Comments
2013 Mets Projection: Scott Atchison, RHP

The Mets made possibly their most underrated signings of the offseason in late-January when they signed right-handed relief pitcher Scott Atchison to a minor league contract. Atchison, 36, has bounced around baseball in his 14-year professional career. He came out of TCU as a starting pitcher in the late ’90s. Drafted by the Mariners, he […]

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Wright is Swinging Away and Hopes to be Ready for Season Opener

An article by posted on March 23, 2013 0 Comments
Wright is Swinging Away and Hopes to be Ready for Season Opener

Updated on 3/23 by Joe D. This afternoon at the Mets complex at Port. St. Lucie, David Wright took another big step forward in his recovery from a strained left intercostal muscle that has shut him down for two weeks. The newly appointed captain of the Mets took some swings off a tee in the cage […]

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Wheeler’s Breaking Bats, Fulmer Is Walking Around, Evans Ignites A Comeback

An article by posted on March 23, 2013 0 Comments
Wheeler’s Breaking Bats, Fulmer Is Walking Around, Evans Ignites A Comeback

I spent most of the day on the backfields at Port St. Lucie yesterday and had some fun watching many of the minor leaguers already in camp, many of whom are reporting early. I made a few small notes I wanted to share with the readers on MMO, but mostly wanted to pass along a […]

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Fantasy Baseball Alert: Injury News To Know Before Your Draft

An article by posted on March 23, 2013 0 Comments
Fantasy Baseball Alert: Injury News To Know Before Your Draft

March is fantasy baseball draft month, and with only a week left, leagues are beginning to finalize and finish their drafts. The fantasy baseball season officially kicks off on Opening Day, which is a little over a week away. Over the past week or two, a number of high caliber players have gone down. Here […]

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If Carlos Beltran Can Do It, So Can Johan Santana

An article by posted on March 23, 2013 0 Comments
If Carlos Beltran Can Do It, So Can Johan Santana

The Mets have announced that Johan Santana will not break camp with the Mets when the team heads north next weekend.  Santana has still not been able to pitch off a mound and only today will begin long-tossing, albeit from a distance of just 90 feet. As much as I would like to see Santana […]

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As Opening Day Beckons, Mets Still Have A Very Unsettled Batting Order

An article by posted on March 23, 2013 0 Comments
As Opening Day Beckons, Mets Still Have A Very Unsettled Batting Order

There must be times Mets manager Terry Collins sits in his office with the door shut, puts his head in his head and wonders how he is going to handle his team. There are probably times he thinks retirement might not be such a bad thing. In most camps, positions and batting orders are set […]

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