Archive for July, 2013

Native American Heritage Night Chopped

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Native American Heritage Night Chopped

I hate these types of posts. The ones where you have to point out that your favorite team in the whole wide world did or said something that you find very appalling or distasteful. Just before the beginning of this season, the New York Mets decided to add a Native American Heritage Night to their […]

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Highlights From The Eastern League All-Star Game

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I’m sitting two rows behind the home dugout on the first base side on Autograph Session and Home Run Derby day, the day before the Eastern League All-Star game in New Britain, Connecticut.  A near 90-degree sun is beating down on a glorious summer day.  A huge throng of fans snake from the hallway below […]

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Mets Well Represented In Top 5 In Jersey Sales

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Mets Well Represented In Top 5 In Jersey Sales

According to ESPN.com and Major League Baseball, the Mets have two of the five most popular jerseys purchased this season. Probably to nobody’s surprise, Matt Harvey finds himself #5 on this list, but quite frankly to my surprise, David Wright is ranked #4 on the list! Jersey sales are a funny thing. Often times when […]

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So Where Are All Those Moneyball Players…Take 2?

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So Where Are All Those Moneyball Players…Take 2?

I cannot help but remember back in mid-May when ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin commented in his blog about the lack of “moneyball” players the Mets have signed since Sandy Alderson took the reigns in New York. That post by Rubin sparked this conversation on MMO. First, I think the phrase “moneyball” players is a […]

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2012 Mets Castoffs Have Not Had Much Success In ’13

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2012 Mets Castoffs Have Not Had Much Success In ’13

Former-Met Scott Hairston was dealt on Monday to the Washington Nationals after struggling mightily with the Cubs in 2013. While in hot pursuit of free agent outfielder Michael Bourn, Chicago swept Hairston out from under the feet of the Amazin’s front office, forcing Sandy’s “What Outfield?” Mets into the spotlight. Many, myself included, criticized Alderson for […]

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Mets Player Moves With An Eye Toward 2014

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Mets Player Moves With An Eye Toward 2014

As the trade deadline nears, the debate grows more intense every day as to the approach the Mets should take with respect to their more marketable players. Should they approach next year with an expectation to contend and hold on to all key components of what appears to be a newly energized roster? Or should […]

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Debunking The Myths About Sabermetrics

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Debunking The Myths About Sabermetrics

There has always been a perceived tension between pro-analytics baseball fans and anti-analytics fans. The battle is already over and done with in front offices, as both have been able to coexist, but there are still fans who disagree. Really, most of the disagreements are caused by ignorance towards the other side, a lack of […]

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Marlon Byrd: The Almost All-Star

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Marlon Byrd:  The Almost All-Star

To say Marlon Byrd has resuscitated his career in New York would be a gross understatement.  Byrd was supposed to be a small piece in a puzzling outfield situation.  But instead, he has become one of the top run-producing outfielders in the National League. After a grand slam on Tuesday and a two-run homer in […]

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Marlon Byrd: “I Love This Organization And I’d Love To Stay”

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Marlon Byrd: “I Love This Organization And I’d Love To Stay”

Marlon Byrd checks in with MMO to talk about his experience playing for the Mets, how he’s bounced back from his 50-game PEDs suspension, his time in the Mexican League, if he thinks he’ll be traded and how to carry the momentum into the second half of the season. MMO: David mentioned before yesterday’s game […]

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The Willets Point Development and MLB’s Brave New Marketing World

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The Willets Point Development and MLB’s Brave New Marketing World

Cork Gains (Cork? Really?) of Business Insider wrote a disturbing piece last week about the future of baseball advertisement that you can read here. Sportsnet, the Blue Jay’s TV network, is now placing ads on some of the last remaining ad-free surfaces of sporting events, the playing field. The interesting thing is that, like the […]

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