Archive for February, 2014

MMO Fan Shot: Will the Mets Bullpen Finally Shine in 2014?

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MMO Fan Shot: Will the Mets Bullpen Finally Shine in 2014?

An MMO Fan Shot by Ryan Flanagan The 2013-2014 Mets offseason has painfully centered on discussion over Ike Davis, Lucas Duda, Stephen Drew and Ruben Tejada, all at agonizing length. While they certainly are important, the most critical detriment to the team seems to be vastly overlooked by the media and fans alike; the strength of […]

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Spring Training Recap: Nationals 5, Mets 4

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Spring Training Recap: Nationals 5, Mets 4

The Mets opened their Grapefruit League season on Friday, with a 5-4 loss to the Washington Nationals at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie. It was scintillating to watch a Mets game again, even a meaningless spring training game like this one. There was lots to be excited about, the least of which being the […]

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What David Wright’s Victory Really Means

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What David Wright’s Victory Really Means

I have a confession to make. I didn’t vote for David Wright as the Face of MLB. There. I said it. Wow, that feels good to get off my chest. I will be honest, when I first caught light of this “contest” it was when one of our own writers Tom Watson, posted his displeasure […]

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Nats vs Mets Game Thread: Montero Gets Things Started For Amazins

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Nats vs Mets Game Thread: Montero Gets Things Started For Amazins

Washington Nationals vs New York Mets RHP Taylor Jordan vs RHP Rafael Montero Tradition Field, 1:10 PM (SNY, WOR) Baseball is back and the Mets will have Rafael Montero on the mound to throw the first pitch of the Grapefruit league season for the Amazins. Also scheduled to pitch are Jacob deGrom, Logan Verrett, Miguel Socolovich, Adam […]

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Fred Does His Best James Dolan Impression

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Fred Does His Best James Dolan Impression

On Thursday, Joe D wrote in a post: John Harper of the Daily News reported this morning that at a staff meeting a couple of days ago, Sandy Alderson told Mets executives and baseball personnel that he strongly believes that the ballclub can and maybe even should win 90 games this season. Also, according to […]

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Mets Notes: Niese May Throw Saturday, Eric Young Out Through Weekend

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Mets Notes: Niese May Throw Saturday, Eric Young Out Through Weekend

Mets manager Terry Collins had some positive news regarding injury updates for his sidelined players. Eric Young Jr. will likely be held out of Grapefruit League games this weekend. Young, who is nursing a sore side muscle, hit off a tee on Thursday and should be good to go on Monday. “I asked about Saturday. They actually want to see […]

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Congratulations to David Wright, the Face of MLB!

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Congratulations to David Wright, the Face of MLB!

CONGRATULATIONS TO DAVID WRIGHT! David Wright came from behind to beat Oakland’s Eric Sogard (who?) and win the title of the Face of MLB for the 2014 season. Wright received a round of applause and a standing ovation in the Mets clubhouse after it was announced.

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Franklin, Drew and Owings’ Place In Mets History

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Franklin, Drew and Owings’ Place In Mets History

MMO and Amazin Avenue contributor, Jeffrey Bellone, posted a chart of where Seattle’s Nick Franklin would have placed among the top Mets shortstops in WAR in franchise history. Amazingly, Franklin’s production came in about 250 less plate appearances than the average of the other nine top seasons. An argument could be made that in a […]

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Mets Minors: Familia Is Dealing, Cyclones Announce Staff, Tanous Anyone?

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Mets Minors: Familia Is Dealing, Cyclones Announce Staff, Tanous Anyone?

There’s a lot of great buzz on Jeurys Familia down in St. Lucie, where he’s looked very impressive during his bullpens. Today, Noah Syndergaard got all the press during the Mets intrasquad game, but he was outperformed by Familia who tossed two scoreless innings and struck out five while hitting the same 96-97 on the […]

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Featured Post: Plawecki Gives Mets Depth at a Premium Position

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Featured Post: Plawecki Gives Mets Depth at a Premium Position

After Kevin Plawecki‘s breakout 2013 season, along with his rising prospect status, the Mets have a rare commodity in today’s game– depth at catcher. Marc Carig of Newsday spoke to people within the Mets organization about Plawecki as well as their riches at one of baseballs thinnest positions. “When you watch catching, it’s like everything kind of right […]

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