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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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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This Off-Season, Expect The Mets To Do The Expected

An article by posted on October 6, 2013 0 Comments
This Off-Season, Expect The Mets To Do The Expected

The future is “now” – but won´t come in exchange for mortgaging the “future” in a future sense. This off-season, the Mets will probably add a proven veteran SS – be it most likely Stephen Drew or Jhonny Peralta via free agency, or Yunel Escobar or Alexei Ramirez via trade. Each would represent a significant […]

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Why Mets Need To Add A Veteran Starting Pitcher; Top Three Options

An article by posted on September 26, 2013 0 Comments
Why Mets Need To Add A Veteran Starting Pitcher; Top Three Options

“Offense wins fans, pitching wins championships” is the old adage – and it remains true, considering the recent success of the San Francisco Giants, a team that has won 2 World Series in 3 years built around strong, mostly young & homegrown starting pitching and a solid but unspectacular and somewhat patchwork caliber offense. Generations […]

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Which Young Arm Do The Mets Trade For A Bat?

An article by posted on June 14, 2013 0 Comments

In response to which young arm or arms the Mets should trade for a bat this trade deadline or offseason… I actually believe that Rafael Montero is the least likely to be traded among all pitching prospects in the organization right now, at least as long as this front office is in place. There´s a […]

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An Open Letter To Sandy Alderson

An article by posted on May 28, 2013 0 Comments
An Open Letter To Sandy Alderson

Dear Mr. Alderson, A little more than two & a half years ago, you took over as the GM of this rollercoaster franchise. With the team coming off back to back sub .500 seasons which had been littered with failed expectations, injuries and disappointments prior to your arrival, most of us are generally aware – […]

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MMO Featured Post: Can The Mets Win The WAR in 2013?

An article by posted on March 3, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Featured Post: Can The Mets Win The WAR in 2013?

The New York Mets ended up winning 74 games during the 2012 season. Their Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey was traded and their most productive outfielder, Scott Hairston, has departed as well. The farm system may be in much better shape, and their projected 2014 payroll will be in the bottom of the majors for […]

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The End Of Mets’ Bullpen Follies?

An article by posted on February 5, 2013 0 Comments
The End Of Mets’ Bullpen Follies?

Sandy Alderson was quoted yesterday that he doesn´t think the Mets are “far away” from contending at this point. While pretty much everyone agrees that the Mets Infield looks pretty good now & going forward and the rotation at the very least has the potential to become a true asset, the outfield & bullpen remain […]

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MMO Featured Post: The Myth Of A Bountiful Inheritance

An article by posted on February 1, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Featured Post: The Myth Of A Bountiful Inheritance

While I´m quite tired of the “Omar vs. Sandy” debate, a recent post about the “strong farm system” Omar Minaya supposedly left behind in late 2010, got me thinking and looking. To summarize, as of today, it doesn´t look as if the farm system left behind was all that good. And one  big reason for […]

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