Archive for November, 2013

Should Suspended Players Be Rewarded With Big Money Contracts?

An article by posted on November 25, 2013 0 Comments
Should Suspended Players Be Rewarded With Big Money Contracts?

There was an interesting post today by Adam Rubin, where he writes that free-agent reliever David Aardsma shared his displeasure with players that cheat the game, come back from suspension, and are rewarded with huge contracts. He doesn’t name any player by name, but most recently Jhonny Peralta signed with the Cardinals for 4 years, $52 million […]

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Upon Further Review: The Mets Coaching Staff

An article by posted on November 25, 2013 0 Comments
Upon Further Review: The Mets Coaching Staff

When the Mets renewed Terry Collins‘ contract at the end of September once the season had concluded, it was also announced that the entire coaching staff would return as well. This announcement didn’t come as a huge shock, but it was conceivable due to the fact that the crew has been the same since the […]

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Cards Agree To 4-Year Deal With Peralta, What’s Next For Mets?

An article by posted on November 25, 2013 0 Comments
Cards Agree To 4-Year Deal With Peralta, What’s Next For Mets?

Jhonny Peralta and the Cardinals have reached agreement worth a little more than $52 million according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. The deal was first reported by Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports. Peralta, 31, hit .303/.358/.457 with 30 doubles, 11 homers and 55 RBI in just 107 games last year, and in between he served a […]

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Featured Post: Omar Infante Could Be A Smart Pickup For The Mets

An article by posted on November 25, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: Omar Infante Could Be A Smart Pickup For The Mets

Jhonny Peralta has signed a four-year, $52 million contract to play shortstop for the St. Louis Cardinals.  Stephen Drew is still out there, but is surprisingly not getting much attention. (Injury history, anyone?)  Ben Zobrist could be traded for, but Tampa Bay really loves him and would more than likely ask for a king’s ransom […]

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Blue Jays Have Not Entertained Idea Of Trading Bautista Or Encarnacion

An article by posted on November 25, 2013 0 Comments
Blue Jays Have Not Entertained Idea Of Trading Bautista Or Encarnacion

“We’ve got to find us somebody who can keep opposing pitchers from pitching around David Wright” It’s no secret what Terry Collins is hoping for this holiday season. A bright and shiny power hitter. The problem is that power hitters are in short supply in this year’s free agent market, with unlikely targets like Robinson Cano, Carlos Beltran and Mike […]

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Yankees Make Carlos Beltran Their No. 1 Target

An article by posted on November 25, 2013 4 Comments
Yankees Make Carlos Beltran Their No. 1 Target

Fresh off this weekend’s signing of top catching free agent Brian McCann, the New York Yankees have shifted to Phase 2 of their master plan to win the American League East. While the Mets prefer to wait the market out (or not), Brian Cashman came out of the GM Meetings with the express goal of […]

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Discipline vs. Patience and The Mets’ Offensive Philosophy

An article by posted on November 25, 2013 0 Comments
Discipline vs. Patience and The Mets’ Offensive Philosophy

The terms “discipline at the plate” and “patience at the plate” come up quite often when discussing hitters’ approaches at the plate—especially if you are a Mets fan. This notion that the organization is teaching their hitters to be more patient is a questionable one to say the least. The two terms sound like they […]

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MMO Exclusive: Debunking A Myth

An article by posted on November 25, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: Debunking A Myth

Debunking a myth – how the Tampa Bay Rays and Oakland A´s have built perennial contenders as small market teams With the Mets caught in a massive financial restructuring and – apparently – unable and / or unwilling to compete for high-end free agents this winter, the Tampa Bay Rays & Oakland A´s are often […]

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MMO Mailbag: More On Chris Young, Who’s Who At Shortstop

An article by posted on November 25, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: More On Chris Young, Who’s Who At Shortstop

Kevin D. asks… It seems that you are the only one among your writers that didn’t like the Chris Young signing. He is an all star who took less money to come to the Mets and is still young with a lot of upside. I don’t understand what you don’t like about him and even […]

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The Twelve Percent Solution?

An article by posted on November 25, 2013 5 Comments
The Twelve Percent Solution?

With On-Base Percentage being highly coveted, I thought I’d take a look at the Mets minor league system to see who down on the farm was walking at a 12% rate this past season. Why twelve percent? Over the course of 502 plate appearances (the minimum number required to qualify for a MLB batting title), […]

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