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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What Happened To The Old Ballgame

An article by posted on June 10, 2011 0 Comments
What Happened To The Old Ballgame

Baseball has become an utter shell of what it once was, and that thought eats away at me every day. If Legends such as Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, Willie Mays, Cy Young, Satchel Paige and Walter Johnson were playing today, the present stars would be footnotes, bench players or even in the minor leagues. Today all the players care about […]

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“Don’t Trade Reyes Day” Has Become A Growing Movement

An article by posted on June 6, 2011 0 Comments
“Don’t Trade Reyes Day” Has Become A Growing Movement

On Friday night, as many of you know, several hundred die-hards gathered on the Shea Bridge, myself included, chanting for the cause of keeping Jose Reyes as a New York Met. Many wearing The7Line’s T-shirts, it was truly an incredible experience to be part of such an event. To read my full report on Friday’s Reyes Rally […]

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Morning Grind: Enough Is Enough, It’s Time For Bay To Grab Some Pine

An article by posted on June 5, 2011 0 Comments
Morning Grind: Enough Is Enough, It’s Time For Bay To Grab Some Pine

Bay has been just God awful to start the season, and there is no debating that. Bay has seemingly lost any trace of his once feared and revered power stroke. This loss of pop simply cannot be blamed on Citi Field, as with the way Bay is hitting, I don’t think he could muscle one out of […]

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Alderson, Its Time To Retire #8

An article by posted on June 2, 2011 0 Comments
Alderson, Its Time To Retire #8

December 12th, 1984, the Mets acquired one of their best players to ever grace our presence in Flushing. Immediately, the fanbase was ecstatic over the acquisition, but in the coming years, Carter would prove to be one of the greatest Mets of all time. In only a mere five seasons, most of the fifth spent […]

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Can Reyes Keep His Hot Streak Going Upon His Return?

An article by posted on May 31, 2011 0 Comments

Jose Reyes, going into his contract year, has just been tearing up the majors, to say the least. Now with Reyes out for 2-6 more days due to the death of his grandmother, there is a legitimate risk that Reyes might cool off after being away from baseball for that amount of time. With few […]

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Is Sandy Sticking To His Sabermetric Ways Mentioned In Moneyball?

An article by posted on May 18, 2011 0 Comments

In the chapter on Sandy Alderson in Moneyball, one of the biggest things Alderson was credited for was how he ran his minor league system. Alderson runs a franchise like a military style boot camp. He has specific rules, and wants these rules and regulations enforced properly by his respective managers, especially in the minors. In an […]

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Who Is Better To Retain, Wright Or Reyes?

An article by posted on May 17, 2011 0 Comments

Jose Reyes, along with the up and coming Ike Davis, who now is on the DL, have been the best offensive production on the Mets ballclub. Reyes has also become arguably the best player to be the subject of trade rumors this season. While it becomes increasingly likely that Reyes will be dealt do to an inability or lack of interest to […]

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Morning Grind: Why Is Hu Here Instead Of Luis Hernandez?

An article by posted on May 10, 2011 0 Comments

Hello MMO! Here’s your Morning Grind: Why Is Chin-Lung Hu Here? Mets backup middle infielder Chin-Lung Hu has just been absolutely dreadful to start this season. I see no reason why the 27-year old Taiwanese native is on the major league staff except to crack the cheap “Hu’s on first?” joke on the rare occasion […]

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Mets Place Beato on DL

An article by posted on May 4, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Place Beato on DL

The New York Mets today announced the team has placed righthanded pitcher Pedro Beato on the 15-Day Disabled List, retroactive to May 2, with tendinitis in his right elbow, and has selected the contract of lefthanded pitcher Mike O’Connor from Buffalo (AAA) of the International League. O’Connor will wear #50 and will be available for […]

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Book Review: Moneyball – An Incredible, Revolutionary Masterpiece

An article by posted on April 29, 2011 0 Comments
Book Review: Moneyball – An Incredible, Revolutionary Masterpiece

Moneyball tells the fascinating tale of Billy Beane’s ingenious use of statistical analysis in order to assemble a winning ballclub without the luxury of a large payroll. Through statistics such as OBP, SLG, and a slew of other stats, Beane was able to snatch ballplayers with “hidden virtues” up for a song, creating a team on a $35 […]

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