Archive for June, 2013

Wheeler Says He’s Not A Savior, But Will Try To Help Team Anyway He Can

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Wheeler Says He’s Not A Savior, But Will Try To Help Team Anyway He Can

Zack Wheeler held a 14 minute press conference with reporters at Turner Field this afternoon ahead of his major league debut on Tuesday. Wheeler said he does not see himself as a savior. “I don’t think I’m the savior at all. We’ve got great arms here and we’ve got great players. We might not be […]

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Parnell Is Going Nowhere And I’d Bet Murphy Is Safe Too

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Parnell Is Going Nowhere And I’d Bet Murphy Is Safe Too

Andy Martino of the Daily News is reporting that a source told him the Mets do not intend to trade Bobby Parnell as the trade deadline approaches and consider him to be a “valuable” piece for the team. Martino says this supports Alderson’s claim that he could be a buyer at the trade deadline and […]

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Prospect Spotlight: Jayce Boyd Leads League In Batting and On-Base

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Prospect Spotlight: Jayce Boyd Leads League In Batting and On-Base

Jayce Boyd was a sixth-round draft pick by the New York Mets in last year’s MLB Draft, and has certainly made people within the organization take notice with his performance with the Savannah Sand Gnats through 62 games this season. After signing with New York, the Florida State University product joined the Cyclones in Brooklyn for […]

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The Sandy Alderson Improvement Plan

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The Sandy Alderson Improvement Plan

It was the stuff of Candid Camera. It has since become known as the “Marshmallow Experiment.” In 1960, Stamford Professor Walter Mischel, wanted to find out whether delayed gratification, having to wait before attaining a satisfying outcome, was healthy for people. Mischel devised a study to find out. Mischel brought together a group of young […]

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MMO Player Of The Week: Oh Captain, My Captain

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MMO Player Of The Week: Oh Captain, My Captain

David Wright, 3B MMO Player of the Week! Just when we thought it couldn’t get any worse, the Mets go ahead and prove us wrong. Although it’s a long shot to say that anybody was expecting to win a series against the best team in baseball (and the way this team was playing, against the Cubs), […]

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Are Valdespin’s Days As A Met Numbered?

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Are Valdespin’s Days As A Met Numbered?

Please, join me as I throw a handful of dirt on the coffin of Jordany Valdespin’s career as a New York Met. The one I used to call El Dramático for his ability to spark rallies and hit long home runs is getting playing time for one reason: he’s being shopped. Don’t expect him to […]

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MMO Featured Post: On The Cusp Of Respectability, What Should Mets Do Now?

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MMO Featured Post: On The Cusp Of Respectability, What Should Mets Do Now?

I was gratified to read Sandy Alderson’s recent comments regarding a strategic shift in the Mets’ front office. Specifically, his statement to the effect that he feels that it would be worthwhile for the team to begin to add established major league talent to supplement the roster indicates to me that major decisions have been […]

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Bob Costas Can Kiss Our Collective Orange and Blue Asses

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Bob Costas Can Kiss Our Collective Orange and Blue Asses

Is it me or has veteran broadcaster and baseball historian Bob Costas gone from beloved to just plain old bewildering over the last few years? He always seems to embroil himself in every controversy that comes around and not in a good way either… Sometimes he even likes to stir up his own controversies,,, During […]

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Nieuwenhuis Launches A Walk-Off Homer In Dramatic 4-3 Comeback Win

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Nieuwenhuis Launches A Walk-Off Homer In Dramatic 4-3 Comeback Win

The New York Mets came back from a three run deficit in the ninth to beat the Chicago Cubs 4-3 after a dramatic walk-off three run blast by Kirk Nieuwenhuis. Things didn’t start off so good for the Mets as poor Jeremy Hefner was once again the victim of shoddy defense (2 errors) and no […]

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Montero Pitches Well, But Betrayed By Poor Defense

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Montero Pitches Well, But Betrayed By Poor Defense

Las Vegas 11, Colorado Springs 5 How does one judge Rafael Montero‘s second start in AAA this season? Well, it was his first since his recent non-temporary call-up, and he was betrayed by his defense out there on Saturday night. He pitched into the sixth inning, allowing seven hits and no walks, while striking out seven. […]

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