Mets Wasted No Time Saying “No Way” On Joe Maddon

An article by posted on October 25, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Wasted No Time Saying “No Way” On Joe Maddon

After opting out from his contract with the Tampa Bay Rays, we now know that Joe Maddon is the hottest commodity on the baseball market, with as many as 5-6 organizations expressing serious interest in the highly regarded manager. Not surprising. But what I did find very surprising was how quick the Mets were to say […]

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Talent vs. Development: Are Mets Exploiting A New Market Inefficiency?

An article by posted on October 25, 2014 0 Comments
Talent vs. Development: Are Mets Exploiting A New Market Inefficiency?

When Sandy Alderson was hired by the Mets as their new GM in 2010 there was a flurry of conjecture about what sort of effect he would have on the team. Words like “Moneyball with money” were being thrown around by Paul DePodesta and J.P. Ricciardi, and everyone started speculating about what exactly this new […]

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MMO Mailbag: Where Are Alderson’s Draft Picks?

An article by posted on October 24, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Where Are Alderson’s Draft Picks?

Gregg asks… I read that the Mets have drafted a greater percentage of high school players during the last three drafts, and have also passed over many supreme college talents in doing so.With many players who were drafted in the years 2011-2013 playing big roles this postseason, aren’t you the least bit worried that Sandy […]

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Is Rafael Montero The One The Mets Trade?

An article by posted on October 24, 2014 0 Comments
Is Rafael Montero The One The Mets Trade?

The Mets are highly reluctant to trade any of their young pitchers this winter, despite an urgent need to upgrade the offense, writes Andy Martino of the Daily News. However it’s not impossible to imagine Zack Wheeler, Noah Syndergaard, Jacob deGrom and to some extent Rafael Montero playing for different teams next year, he says. […]

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Pitching and Defense Is In Our DNA

An article by posted on October 24, 2014 0 Comments
Pitching and Defense Is In Our DNA

Baseball is loaded with tradition, perhaps more than any other sport, and for good reason. The Mets have their own traditions, their own uniforms and stories passed down to them, their own sacred relics. Mets tradition is rooted in the Miracle of 1969, and to a lesser degree the 1986 Championship season. Mets tradition is entrenched […]

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Kevin Long, Front Office Might Not See Eye-To-Eye

An article by posted on October 24, 2014 0 Comments
Kevin Long, Front Office Might Not See Eye-To-Eye

Yesterday the Mets announced the hiring of Kevin Long as the new batting coach (or as they call it hitting instructor). This move makes sense for a number of reasons. On top of that list is the work he did with Curtis Granderson while they were both with the Yankees. You could argue that a […]

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World Series Thread: Royals vs Giants, 8:00 PM (Game 3) y

An article by posted on October 24, 2014 0 Comments
World Series Thread: Royals vs Giants, 8:00 PM (Game 3) y

Kansas City Royals vs. San Francisco Giants Game 3: Friday, 8:00 PM ET on FOX Jeremy Guthrie (0-0, 1.80) vs. Tim Hudson (0-0, 3.29) With the series tied at one game a piece, the Giants and Royals head west for three games at AT&T Park in San Francisco. Despite an 11 year major league career, this will […]

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Mets Announce Kevin Long As New Hitting Coach

An article by posted on October 23, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Announce Kevin Long As New Hitting Coach

The Mets have announced that Kevin Long will become the hitting coach for the Mets. In a statement released to the media, Sandy Alderson said the following: “Kevin’s experience, success and wealth of knowledge make him the perfect fit as our hitting instructor. This is a very positive step for the Mets. We welcome Kevin, […]

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Cuddyer At Two Years Fits Sandy’s Plan

An article by posted on October 23, 2014 0 Comments
Cuddyer At Two Years Fits Sandy’s Plan

Andy Martino of the Daily News sees free agent Michael Cuddyer as the exact sort of piece that fits the Mets offense and that people familiar with the Mets’ thinking say that they consider him attractive on a two-year deal. With the Mets highly reluctant to trade any of their young pitchers this winter, coupled […]

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Juan Lagares Is Gold Glove Finalist

An article by posted on October 23, 2014 0 Comments
Juan Lagares Is Gold Glove Finalist

Update (October 23rd, 2:00 PM) According to ESPN’s Adam Rubin, Juan Lagares has been named one of the three finalists for the National League Gold Glove Award in center-field. The other two finalists are Billy Hamilton and Denard Span. The award, which is based on both input from managers and fielding metrics will be announced […]

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