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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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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Alderson Says There Will Be Some ‘Variation’ In 2014 Outfield Configuration

An article by posted on December 18, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson Says There Will Be Some ‘Variation’ In 2014 Outfield Configuration

With Curtis Granderson and Chris Young entering the mix, a logjam has emerged in the Mets 2014 outfield plans as several talented players will now look to fill a limited number of starting positions. Responding to a question posed by Steve Keane of Kranepool Society at Citi Field on Tuesday, Mets GM Sandy Alderson shed […]

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Sandy Alderson Unfazed By Hitters’ High Strikeout Totals

An article by posted on December 17, 2013 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson Unfazed By Hitters’ High Strikeout Totals

We just wrapped up a Q & A with Mets GM Sandy Alderson, and I asked him to address the number of high strikeout players the new lineup seems to have. With the additions of Chris Young an Curtis Granderson, are you concerned about the amount of strikeouts you’re adding into your lineup? “Well you […]

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Mets Make It Official: Bartolo Colon Agrees To Two-Year, $20 Million Deal

An article by posted on December 14, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Make It Official: Bartolo Colon Agrees To Two-Year, $20 Million Deal

It is now official. The Mets have agreed to sign Bartolo Colon to a two-year, $20 million dollar deal. Colon is coming off a solid season in which he went 18-6 with a 2.65 ERA and 1.16 WHIP n 30 starts spanning 190 innings for the Athletics. The 40-year old got his two year deal […]

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Are The Mets Moving Back Into The Steak Section?

An article by posted on December 4, 2013 0 Comments
Are The Mets Moving Back Into The Steak Section?

In the winter of 2011, super-agent Scott Boras stated that the Mets typically shop in the “steak section” however they have been residing in the “fruits and nuts category” as of late. Finally today we have seen reports of some high-rolling as the team has “intensified discussions” on the idea of splurging on a high-profile […]

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