Archive for June, 2013

Great Expectations and a Met Prospect’s Swan Song

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Great Expectations and a Met Prospect’s Swan Song

The GM is one of the most despised people in New York. People are calling for the manager to be fired. The entire team is neither executing nor playing fundamentally sound baseball. We’re not hitting and fans are now outnumbered by empty seats. The Mets seem destined for a 90+ loss season and avoiding 100 losses […]

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Ankiel Signing Proved To Be A Big Waste Of Time

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Ankiel Signing Proved To Be A Big Waste Of Time

The Rick Ankiel era has come to and end with the Mets. The veteran center fielder has been designated for assignment and can choose to accept the assignment to AAA or elect free agency. My guess is the latter. Taking his place will be Kirk Nieuwenhuis, who is already on his way to the big league club after […]

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MLB Draft ’13: Summarizing Mets’ Day Three Selections

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MLB Draft ’13: Summarizing Mets’ Day Three Selections

Here are the results of the 11th – 40th rounds of the Mets 2013 MLB Draft. I will have a post up later today entailing a few notes on the draft overall to wrap up the draft coverage this weekend. Interesting note: Our 17th – 25th round picks were ALL right-handed pitchers. Go figure. We […]

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Mets Minors: Montero Shines Again, Vaughn To DL With Elbow Strain

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Mets Minors: Montero Shines Again, Vaughn To DL With Elbow Strain

Rafael Montero was absolutely amazing today as he continued his stretch of dominance over the entire Eastern League. Montero breezed through his start against the Altoona Curve with seven more shutout innings, allowing just two hits and a walk over that span. He struck out six and dazzled anyone watching as he spun a gem. […]

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Marlins Come Out On Top In 2-1 Marathon Win Over Mets

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Marlins Come Out On Top In 2-1 Marathon Win Over Mets

The Miami Marlins scratched out a run in the top of the 20th inning to break the 1-1 deadlock and beat the Mets 2-1 at Citi Field tonight. Matt Harvey started for the Mets and was solid for seven innings until he was removed with what the team initially diagnosed as “lower back tightness.”  The […]

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Time For The Mets To Switch Things Up

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Time For The Mets To Switch Things Up

Unless you’ve been spending the first few months of the 2013 season under a rock, you know that the Mets are off to a less-than-spectacular start.  Through 56 games, the Mets have a disappointing 23-33 record.  The only teams in baseball that are more than ten games under .500 are the Milwaukee Brewers, Houston Astros […]

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DOC – A Memoir: On Sale Now!

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DOC – A Memoir: On Sale Now!

DOC A Memoir By Dwight Gooden and Ellis Henican  In the mid 1980’s no pitcher was more feared and more dominant than the Mets young superstar, Dwight “Doc” Gooden. Gooden arrived in New York in 1984 as a shy nineteen year old from Tampa and became a pitching sensation overnight, Times Square even held an […]

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Foul Territory: Toddler Goes Flying At Mariners Game

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I’ve seen some crazy things in my 40 years of watching baseball, and one of the most bizarre acts of our National Pastime is watching what some crazed fans would do just to catch a foul ball or a home run into the seats. You know what I’m talking about, right? Last night, during the […]

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David Aardsma Called Up, Collin McHugh Optioned To Vegas

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David Aardsma Called Up, Collin McHugh Optioned To Vegas

Updated 6/8 at 12:55pm by Clayton Collier: The Mets have optioned RHP Collin McHugh to Triple-A Las Vegas and have called up reliever David Aardsma. He will wear number 30. To make room for Aardsma, Jeurys Familia has been moved to the 60-day disabled list.   McHugh will pitch in Vegas as a starter. Original Post […]

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MMO Exclusive: Tommy Lasorda On Negative Impact PEDs Is Having On Baseball

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MMO Exclusive: Tommy Lasorda On Negative Impact PEDs Is Having On Baseball

With the recent developments of the Miami-based Biogenesis clinic that is at the core of a performance-enhancing drug scandal, the baseball world is abuzz over the possibility that some of the game’s most productive players potentially receiving severe penalties including 100-game suspensions. Clinic-founder Tony Bosch is reportedly in Major League Baseball’s corner now, and the league […]

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MLB Draft Day Two: Mets VP Paul DePodesta Is Thrilled With Results So Far

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MLB Draft Day Two: Mets VP Paul DePodesta Is Thrilled With Results So Far

In a conference call this afternoon, Mets VP of player development Paul DePodesta characterized the first two days of the 2013 MLB Draft as very productive, adding that he was “thrilled with the way everything has turned out.” DePodesta said the Mets have had more moments of jubilation, when players they wanted fell to them, […]

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