Archive for March, 2013

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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Congratulations to David Wright – Our Captain

An article by posted on March 21, 2013 0 Comments
Congratulations to David Wright – Our Captain

The Mets made it official this afternoon and named David Wright the team’s captain, joining a select group that includes John Franco, Keith Hernandez and Gary Carter. “This is probably one of the proudest days of my career so far,” Wright said. “I’m honored and very proud to be on that short list of guys that have been considered captain […]

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Domingo Tapia and Jacob deGrom Shine In Minor League Tune-Up

An article by posted on March 21, 2013 0 Comments
Domingo Tapia and Jacob deGrom Shine In Minor League Tune-Up

The Binghamton Mets and Springfield Cardinals played to a scoreless tie today in minor league action. While there may not have been much offense in the game, the pitching was very impressive, as Domingo Tapia and Jacob deGrom combined efforts in the shutout. Tapia got the start, going four innings and allowed just one hit. […]

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Mets Make It Official, David Wright Named Team Captain

An article by posted on March 21, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Make It Official, David Wright Named Team Captain

Updated on 3/21 Terry Collins just announced that the Mets have named David Wright the captain of the New York Mets. Wright becomes the fourth captain in team history, joining Keith Hernandez, Gary Carter, and John Franco. “This is probably one of the proudest days of my career so far,” Wright said. “To be viewed in […]

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