Archive for November, 2013

Yankees Make Carlos Beltran Their No. 1 Target

An article by posted on November 25, 2013 2 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 2 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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Dodgers Sign Dan Haren To One Year Deal, Marlins Interested In Phil Hughes

An article by posted on November 24, 2013 0 Comments
Dodgers Sign Dan Haren To One Year Deal, Marlins Interested In Phil Hughes

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports the Los Angeles Dodgers agreed to a one-year, $10 million contract with free agent righthander Dan Haren. The deal includes an option for 2015 that vests if Haren throws 180 innings next season. Haren, 33, struggled last season going 10-14 with a 4.67 ERA in 169.2 innings for the Washington Nationals. The veteran […]

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Mitch Moreland Could Be Future Target For Mets

An article by posted on November 24, 2013 0 Comments
Mitch Moreland Could Be Future Target For Mets

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe lists the Mets as a potential suitor for first baseman Mitch Moreland of the Texas rangers. The Rangers have a history of first basemen moving on and creating new careers for themselves. The list includes Adrian Gonzalez, Chris Davis, and Justin Smoak. Now Moreland, who has tremendous raw power, seems to be […]

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MMO Fan Shot: Sandy Takes a Necessary Risk

An article by posted on November 24, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Sandy Takes a Necessary Risk

Editor’s Note: As a true Orange and Blue Mets Fan Site that has posted differing opinions from the fanbase for over nine years, we now get well over 50 Fan Shots a month and 500 a year. And they are all so passionate and brilliant, reflecting a rich and diverse fan base who loves their […]

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Recently Released Jaff Decker Could Be A Fit For Mets

An article by posted on November 24, 2013 0 Comments
Recently Released Jaff Decker Could Be A Fit For Mets

With Sandy Alderson’s big outfield acquisition of the offseason now spoken for, the Mets may look to the scrapheap to see if they can get lucky and find another Marlon Byrd. Adam Rubin of ESPN New York writes: Outfielder Jaff Decker, who was designated for assignment by the San Diego Padres this week, could be a fit as […]

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This Day In Mets Infamy with Rusty: 5 Songs That Describes Mets Hot Stove So Far

An article by posted on November 24, 2013 0 Comments
This Day In Mets Infamy with Rusty: 5 Songs That Describes Mets Hot Stove So Far

Ah it’s that time of year again…  A time for new beginnings, a time for change, and for most it is a time for optimism. Yes, it’s time for that kooky year end ritual otherwise known as the Hot Stove Season – or as many Mets fans in the past five years like to say - PURGATORY!!! Once […]

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Speed Kills: The Stolen Base Gets No Respect

An article by posted on November 24, 2013 0 Comments
Speed Kills: The Stolen Base Gets No Respect

I grew up playing Strat-O-Matic in the 1980s and made two observations about the game of baseball before I was ten years old. One observation I made was embraced in baseball. The other was scorned. The first was the importance of on-base percentage. The other was the stolen base. I came to the same Moneyball […]

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