André Dobiey

I'm a lawyer who hails from and lives in Germany, and have been an avid Mets fan since 1984. I enjoyed rooting for Doc Gooden & David Cone back then. Spent a long time in German Baseball as a board member for the Bonn Capitals (German 1st League team) from 1994 through 2006 and can claim that I've watched Mets farm hand C Kai Gronauer and pretty much every other German born prospect (like Max Kepler or Donald Lutz) in live action far before they became prospects. I follow and watch the Mets and other MLB games via internet TV. Also a big soccer fan (like most Germans).

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Closer Role Should Be Jenrry Mejia’s To Lose

An article by posted on October 10, 2014 0 Comments
Closer Role Should Be Jenrry Mejia’s To Lose

Recently there’s been a lot of chatter about who the closer should be next season with some even suggesting trading Jenrry Mejia who was second in the NL in saves during the second half with 18, only one behind the Marlins’ Steve Cishek. I have no problem with Jenrry Mejia as the closer entering the season. Keep […]

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MMO Mailbag: Will Mets Be A Playoff Team In 2015?

An article by posted on September 30, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Will Mets Be A Playoff Team In 2015?

Are the Mets as close as Sandy Alderson says we are, and will the Mets be in the post season in 2015? That is the big question. This upcoming off-season is very crucial. There’s no reason that this team shouldn’t be a legitimate contender in 2015. And incremental moves could be key to getting the […]

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An Open Letter To A Mets Intern Regarding Terry Collins

An article by posted on September 3, 2014 0 Comments
An Open Letter To A Mets Intern Regarding Terry Collins

Dear unnamed Mets intern who reads sites like MMO and forwards meaningful messages to the PR department and all the way to ownership or the front office in the daily press clippings they receive,  Once again, the New York Mets will be playing no meaningful games in September for the 6th straight season – and […]

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Show Us the Money?!

An article by posted on July 29, 2014 0 Comments
Show Us the Money?!

Ever since the end of the 2009 season, financial issues have been a critical if not overriding factor for the New York Mets and their decision making. Whether it was the $140+ million major league payroll loaded with “toxic” contracts for a sub .500 mostly veteran team, the subsequent decline in attendance and related revenue, […]

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Mets Must Replace Collins, Time For Action Is Now

An article by posted on June 9, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Must Replace Collins, Time For Action Is Now

The Mets are still only five games back in the NL East race and an equivalent five games back in the NL Wild Card race. And yet, again, they lost a close game more because of their own mistakes and lack of execution than the opponent outplaying them. Mets have scored 248 runs so far […]

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Featured Post: It’s Time For A Change… #FreeWally

An article by posted on May 26, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: It’s Time For A Change… #FreeWally

Sometimes, a fresh start is needed. And it´s about time this happens for the Mets in terms of managing the players on the active roster. Zack Wheeler, Rafael Montero, Jacob deGrom, Jeurys Familia, Jenrry Mejia, Travis d’Arnaud, Juan Lagares and Wilmer Flores make up almost one third of the Mets roster by now and are […]

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It’s The Pitching, Stupid…

An article by posted on May 21, 2014 0 Comments
It’s The Pitching, Stupid…

A lot has been made about the Mets´ offensive struggles this year and whether Citi Field has been detrimental in that regard. And indeed, the collective performance of David Wright and Curtis Granderson has been well below expectations in 2014 thus far. Both currently are sporting an OPS well over.150 points below their career norms. […]

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Mets Pitching Is The Key To Beating Preseason Projections

An article by posted on February 6, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Pitching Is The Key To Beating Preseason Projections

Even if it´s tough to believe for Mets fans, the reason for rather modest projections for 2014 is the lack of trust that analysts have in the – mostly unproven – Mets pitching staff. The Fangraphs ZiPS projection is a good indicator for that. The entire projected opening day pitching staff (i.e. rotation of Niese […]

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Featured Post: Current Mets Minor League System Compared To 2009

An article by posted on January 15, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: Current Mets Minor League System Compared To 2009

The Mets minor league system is now among the deepest in the majors. The Pirates have more “blue chip” types at the top for now, which makes a difference for most analysts. The Mets on the other hand, only have two “blue chips” in Noah Syndergaard & Travis d’Arnaud with Rafael Montero not having reached that […]

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MMO Exclusive: Debunking A Myth

An article by posted on November 25, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: Debunking A Myth

Debunking a myth – how the Tampa Bay Rays and Oakland A´s have built perennial contenders as small market teams With the Mets caught in a massive financial restructuring and – apparently – unable and / or unwilling to compete for high-end free agents this winter, the Tampa Bay Rays & Oakland A´s are often […]

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