MMO Fan Shot: Was Flores’ Development Strategy Actually a Budgetary Strategy?

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MMO Fan Shot: Was Flores’ Development Strategy Actually a Budgetary Strategy?

An MMO Fan Shot by Pedro’s Rooster In Thursday’s New York Post, Sandy Alderson spoke of the organization’s feelings about Wilmer Flores, presumably as part of the team’s future. “We’re getting a lot more comfortable,” Alderson said. “One of the reasons for giving Flores as much playing time as we have is to build up […]

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The Seligification Of MLB

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The Seligification Of MLB

When Bud Selig came through town the other day backfiring like a rusty old Buick though a quiet neighborhood, I braced myself for what he might say half hoping he’d signal some disquiet over the recent discrimination lawsuit filed against our excellent COO Jeffrey Scott Wilpon, but there was nothing of the sort. No reservations, […]

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Mets Will Have Three Scouts At Yasmani Tomas Showcase

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Mets Will Have Three Scouts At Yasmani Tomas Showcase

Cuban slugger Yasmani Tomas will have his showcase in the Dominican Republic this Sunday, and while most teams including the Mets are expected to have a look, his price tag will eliminate most of them from bidding for his services. Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reported that bidding could go as high as $100 million […]

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Lights Out; A Future Without Power In New York

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Lights Out; A Future Without Power In New York

For as long as I can remember, home runs have been pivotal to winning championships. It’s not only that chicks dig the long ball but that those long balls are rally starters, pitcher killers and momentum swingers. There’s no easier way to score a bunch of runs than by driving one deep. Currently, the Mets […]

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Winning or Whining, It’s Your Move Sandy

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Winning or Whining, It’s Your Move Sandy

The other night Gary Cohen mentioned that the Mets currently have the highest winning percentage across their minor league affiliates in all of professional baseball. At some point the hope is it will all translate to the major league level, however, those of us who’ve studied this game for any length of time know that […]

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Mets Discussing Adding Backman To 2015 Coaching Staff

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Mets Discussing Adding Backman To 2015 Coaching Staff

A team insider told ESPN New York that they are currently considering having Wally Backman permanently join Terry Collins’  coaching staff in 2015. Adam Rubin adds that Collins views Backman as an ally, and not a threat. “We have a very strong relationship,” Collins said. “Wally and I are very good friends. We always have been […]

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Fans Rank Mets At Bottom In Value, Honesty, Leadership, Ownership

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Fans Rank Mets At Bottom In Value, Honesty, Leadership, Ownership

In a very extensive poll by ESPN that was conducted by the consulting firm Maddock Douglas, over 100,000 fans were asked how they viewed their teams in various areas including return for the emotion, money and time invest in your team, relationship with the owners, how they viewed the team’s leadership, likability and ballpark experience. […]

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Scout: ‘They Have Bigger Issues Than Shortstop’

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Scout: ‘They Have Bigger Issues Than Shortstop’

UPDATE (9/18/14 – 4:50pm) Mike Puma’s report also talked about the idea that a major league scout believes the Mets would be better off trading for a left fielder. That would mean finding an internal solution at shortstop. Here’s what that scout had to say about the situation: “If they went into the offseason and […]

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3 Up, 3 Down: Another NL East Rivalry Lives On

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3 Up, 3 Down: Another NL East Rivalry Lives On

Perhaps not as intense as the Mets and Nationals rivalry looks to be in coming years, but the Miami Marlins have played hard fought games against New York all season and like the Mets, they’re a squad that is centered around young talent and a low payroll.  The fish kept finding ways to get hits […]

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Featured Post: Selig Declares Baseball A “Social Institution”

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Featured Post: Selig Declares Baseball A “Social Institution”

Bud Selig sat with SNY’s Keith Hernandez, Ron Darling and Gary Cohen during the early innings of Tuesday night’s 9-1 bashing of the Miami Marlins.  They discussed issues facing not only the Mets, but baseball as a whole and the back and forth was interesting to say the least.  The crew had their take on a […]

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