Archive for March, 2013

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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No-Han 2.0 and Why Sequels Always Suck

An article by posted on March 23, 2013 0 Comments
No-Han 2.0 and Why Sequels Always Suck

It’s long been said that sequels are rarely ever as good as the original. It’s an undeniable truth. Of course there are exceptions like The Empire Strikes Back or The Godfather: Part Two, but for the most part sequels genuinely suck, to put it bluntly. No-Han was everything any Met fan could have ever hoped […]

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Keith Law Posts An Update On RHP Teddy Stankiewicz

An article by posted on March 22, 2013 0 Comments
Keith Law Posts An Update On RHP Teddy Stankiewicz

Most readers on MMO know full well my detailed account about what went down when the Mets failed to sign 2012 Draft second rounder RHP Teddy Stankiewicz. Here is but a reminder from what I wrote last July: With their second, second-round pick (75th overall) in this year’s First Year Player Draft, the Mets selected […]

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Former And Current Mets Abound On All-WBC Team

An article by posted on March 22, 2013 0 Comments
Former And Current Mets Abound On All-WBC Team

The 2013 All-World Baseball Classic team was announced Wednesday, and the squad is riddled with Mets both current and former alike. Of course “Captain America” aka David Wright, who’s .438 batting average and 10 RBIs earned him the nickname made the team. Wright was also the only American to make the cut. From the reigning […]

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Mets Notes: Turner Injury Update, Spin Leading Off, Niese Starts Tonight

An article by posted on March 22, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Notes: Turner Injury Update, Spin Leading Off, Niese Starts Tonight

The Mets will be in action tonight against the Miami Marlins at 7:05 at Roger Dean Stadium. Newly appointed Opening Day Starter Jonathon Niese will be on the hill, and Jordany Valdespin will bat leadoff. Including tonight’s contest, the Mets have just ten Grapefruit League games left to play, and will play their final game […]

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2013 Mets Opening Day Lineup and Roster Projection

An article by posted on March 22, 2013 0 Comments
2013 Mets Opening Day Lineup and Roster Projection

Updated 3/22 I wanted to share Adam Rubin’s projected Opening Day roster which is not too dissimilar to what I projected. Rotation: Jon Niese, Shaun Marcum, Matt Harvey, Dillon Gee and Jeremy Hefner. Bullpen: Bobby Parnell, Brandon Lyon, LaTroy Hawkins, Scott Atchison, Josh Edgin, Pedro Feliciano and Greg Burke. Infield: Ike Davis, Justin Turner, David Wright, Ruben Tejada […]

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Why Do Mets Pitchers March To The Beat Of Their Own Drums?

An article by posted on March 22, 2013 0 Comments
Why Do Mets Pitchers March To The Beat Of Their Own Drums?

What is it with the Mets and their starting pitchers? Giving them near total control hasn’t worked. It didn’t for Willie Randolph and Jerry Manuel, and it isn’t for Terry Collins. The impression is the tail is wagging the dog when it comes to Mets’ starters, and this isn’t new. Pitchers tend to be divas by nature, but it […]

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2013 Mets Projection: Bobby Parnell, Closer

An article by posted on March 22, 2013 0 Comments
2013 Mets Projection: Bobby Parnell, Closer

With Frank Francisco working very slowly back from elbow soreness, presumably an effect of the surgery he underwent in December to remove bone chips from his throwing elbow, the Mets closer going into Opening Day will be Bobby Parnell. The 28 year-old right-hander will be getting his first long-term shot at the closer role. He […]

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