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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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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Marlins To Sign Jordany Valdespin To Minor League Deal

An article by posted on December 20, 2013 0 Comments
Marlins To Sign Jordany Valdespin To Minor League Deal

Jordany Valdespin intends to sign a minor league deal with the Miami Marlins says Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork. Valdespin was non-tendered by the Mets earlier this month following a 50-game suspension for his involvement in the Biogenesis scandal as well as a laundry list of other dramas both on and off the field. Among the […]

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Murphy Has ‘No Problem’ Moving To First, Though ‘Enjoys’ Second

An article by posted on December 19, 2013 0 Comments
Murphy Has ‘No Problem’ Moving To First, Though ‘Enjoys’ Second

Daniel Murphy‘s six-year major league career has seen him play all over the diamond. A natural third baseman, Murphy has seen time in leftfield, third, and first before finally finding a home at second base. With uncertainty to his left at first base, there has been speculation throughout the winter of potentially sliding Murphy over […]

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Alderson Wants To Give Young Pitchers The Chance To Compete For Roster Spots

An article by posted on December 19, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson Wants To Give Young Pitchers The Chance To Compete For Roster Spots

In the three seasons since Sandy took over, we have seen a continuous theme of signing veteran players to minor league deals for the soul purpose of acting as a stopgap while the club’s younger internal options develop. More often than not, these acquisitions have favored the veterans, resulting in the prospects starting the season […]

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