Clayton Collier

Clayton Collier, a senior editor for MMO, is a Journalism major with a minor in Broadcasting at Seton Hall University. He is also a staff member at 89.5 WSOU, Seton Hall's modern active rock radio station. Following him on Twitter: @Clayton_Collier or E-maili him at MaybeNextYearMets@yahoo.com

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Collins: Eric Young Jr Is The Leading Leadoff Candidate

An article by posted on January 30, 2014 0 Comments
Collins: Eric Young Jr Is The Leading Leadoff Candidate

Terry Collins believes that Eric Young Jr. is his primary suitor for the leadoff position in the batting order say Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com. The question, as Rubin also highlights, is how exactly the Mets will get Young into the lineup. The signings of Curtis Granderson and Chris Young have created a bit of a […]

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Potential 2015 Free Agent Class Littered With Shortstop Talent

An article by posted on January 30, 2014 0 Comments
Potential 2015 Free Agent Class Littered With Shortstop Talent

As each day passes, Ruben Tejada becomes more and more likely to be the man at shortstop come Opening Day. Sandy Alderson finally put the kibosh on the idea of the Mets signing Stephen Drew earlier this week, calling the potential move ‘unlikely’. Reports indicated a willingness by New York to negotiate a one-year deal […]

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Mets Bullpen Update: Parnell Will Remain Closer If Healthy

An article by posted on January 30, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Bullpen Update: Parnell Will Remain Closer If Healthy

Despite an active offseason by the Mets, little has been done or discussed regarding the bullpen. Andy Martino of the Daily News provides an update on how the ‘pens of New York are rounding out as Spring Training nears. Bobby Parnell has been assured by the team that the closer duties remain his, so long […]

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Jason Bay Likely To Retire

An article by posted on January 11, 2014 0 Comments
Jason Bay Likely To Retire

Former Mets outfielder Jason Bay tells Shi Davidi of SportsNet.ca that he does not foresee a situation where he would continue his playing career and so he is “essentially retiring”. Bay had contemplated an offer to play in Japan, however the 35-year old believes it is time to focus on family. Bay finishes his career with a .266/.360/.481 […]

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A-Rod Suspended For 2014 Season, Plans To Appeal

An article by posted on January 11, 2014 0 Comments
A-Rod Suspended For 2014 Season, Plans To Appeal

Arbitrator Fredric Horowitz  has decided to reduce Alex Rodriguez‘s suspension to 162 regular season games as well as the entire postseason, costing the disgraced Yankees star the majority of his $25 million salary for the 2014 season. Horowitz’s decision to not uphold the full 211-game ban that came down in August was expected, however the ruling to […]

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Taylor Teagarden Will Earn $725K If He Makes The Team

An article by posted on January 10, 2014 0 Comments
Taylor Teagarden Will Earn $725K If He Makes The Team

The Mets have signed catcher Taylor Teagarden to a minor league contract with an invite to Spring Training, the team officially announced. Joel Sherman reports that Teagarden will earn $725,000 if he makes the majors, plus bonuses of $25,000 each for 60 games and 80 games played. He has the right to opt out by […]

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Maddux, Glavine, Thomas Elected To Hall of Fame, Piazza Snubbed Again

An article by posted on January 8, 2014 0 Comments
Maddux, Glavine, Thomas Elected To Hall of Fame, Piazza Snubbed Again

For the first time in 15 years, the Baseball Writers’ Association have elected three players to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, and Frank Thomas all have been elected on their first time. Mets great Mike Piazza clocked in at 62.2% on his second time around. A disappointing snub to say […]

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Cafardo: One-Year ‘Pillow Contract’ Could Be Best For Nelson Cruz

An article by posted on January 5, 2014 0 Comments
Cafardo: One-Year ‘Pillow Contract’ Could Be Best For Nelson Cruz

Several general managers believe that a one-year deal may be best for free agent outfielder Nelson Cruz as the general feeling among teams is that the 33-year old “needs to reestablish his value” says Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe. If Cruz were to consider such a deal, Cafardo says it could “open more opportunities for him” […]

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Mets, Orioles Discussed Davis, Murphy And Duda

An article by posted on January 4, 2014 0 Comments
Mets, Orioles Discussed Davis, Murphy And Duda

Talks between the Mets and Orioles were not just limited to Ike Davis says Educardo Encina of the Baltimore Sun. In addition to Davis, the two teams also discussed Daniel Murphy and Lucas Duda, however as was the case with Ike, negotiations never got very far due to the Mets intent on acquiring a top pitching […]

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Fangraphs: Wheeler’s Shoulder, Walk Rates Concerning

An article by posted on January 3, 2014 0 Comments
Fangraphs: Wheeler’s Shoulder, Walk Rates Concerning

Jeff Zimmerman of Fangraphs offered a somewhat pessimistic outlook on Zack Wheeler and his upcoming 2014 season. Zimmerman cites two major factors that he believes could significantly limit Wheeler’s success: his walk rate, and his shoulder tightness that forced him to miss his final start last year. Wheeler’s walk rate in 2013 was 4.1, a […]

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