Archive for October, 2013

Byrd Open To A Return To Mets, Says He Loved Being Here

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Byrd Open To A Return To Mets, Says He Loved Being Here

Right fielder Marlon Byrd recently told Sandy Alderson that he would be open to returning to the Mets next season, Kristie Ackert of the Daily News reports. “I’ve talked to Sandy, I told him thank you for the opportunity at the beginning of the year and thank you for the opportunity to play for a winner,” Byrd […]

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Check Out Last Year’s Off-Season Grades On Jays, Red Sox, Angels

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Check Out Last Year’s Off-Season Grades On Jays, Red Sox, Angels

One of our readers, Rob Aguilar, sent me a link to February’s Off-Season Report Cards by the Sporting News. His point, as he indicated in his email, was that nobody was gloating over the Red Sox model before this past season began. Anyway, it’s funny looking back and reading these three particular capsules in hindsight. Toronto Blue […]

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Mets Keeping Up Appearances On Abreu Front, But Won’t Be In The Chase

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Mets Keeping Up Appearances On Abreu Front, But Won’t Be In The Chase

Updated 10/3 The latest on the the Jose Abreu front is that Mets sent three scouts to Santo Domingo to watch his showcase. However, don’t let the fact that three Met scouts were on hand, give you even a faint hope that the Mets will be in the chase for this Cuban slugger. It ain’t […]

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The Red Sox Model and the Audacity of Hope

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The Red Sox Model and the Audacity of Hope

New York Mets COO Jeff Wilpon said the 2014 budget has already been discussed, and Sandy Alderson said he could have enough resources at his disposal to offer a $100-million contract, which seemed unthinkable last year at this time. Alderson also said it is conceivable the Mets’ payroll could be even smaller next year. Their […]

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Matt Harvey And The Velocity Trap

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Matt Harvey And The Velocity Trap

Wouldn’t it be great if Matt Harvey wasn’t really injured? If it was just some sort of minor strain that was blown way out of proportion by Dan Warthen, Ray Ramirez and “Dr. James Andrews?” A coaching staff conspiracy if you will? In lieu of imposing hard innings limits on Harvey and Zack Wheeler perhaps […]

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Loyalty and The Hindsight Blues

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Loyalty and The Hindsight Blues

As one of Terry Collins’ most ardent supporters, I’m having a slight case of the “hindsight blues” today. Let me first start by saying, I think Terry Collins is a good manager for this team. You’ve heard it said before, and you’ll likely hear it again – “Baseball Managers don’t matter all that much.” It’s […]

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MMO Fan Shot: Haley Interviews Justin Turner

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MMO Fan Shot: Haley Interviews Justin Turner

This latest Fan Shot comes from 12-year old Haley Smilow who has been fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to interview several Major League Baseball Players over the last couple of years.  Her family began a quest in 2011 to visit all 30 ballparks and by the end of this summer they will have […]

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Mets Organizational Depth Chart: Catcher

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Welcome to the first installment of our offseason Mets Organizational Depth Charts. Each week, we’ll take a look at the top players at each position in the Mets organization. We hope to provide our readers with some insight into what the Mets currently have at the major-league level, as well as some players they can […]

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Featured Post: Let’s Just See What Happens…

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Featured Post: Let’s Just See What Happens…

It’s been quite a while since I wrote my last post. During that time, like most Mets fans, I’ve resigned myself to another season of mediocrity. The ownership is cheap, the general manager doesn’t care, the manager isn’t very good and the talent just isn’t there to compete. Well the season has come to a […]

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An Uggly Situation: Sometimes You Have To Tip Your Cap To Your Rival

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An Uggly Situation: Sometimes You Have To Tip Your Cap To Your Rival

When I heard this morning, that the Atlanta Braves did not include second baseman Dan Uggla on their National League Divisional Series roster, my first inclination was that he was hurt. He wasn’t. The Braves did not include the three-time All-Star on their 25-man roster because of his .179 batting average – the lowest among major league qualifiers this […]

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