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 former 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 Back Among Top 15 MLB Payrolls

An article by posted on January 28, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Back Among Top 15 MLB Payrolls

According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, Mets payroll – which he calculates to be $134 million – currently ranks 13th in Major League Baseball. That puts them ahead of the Toronto Blue Jays and the Kansas City Royals. It´s nice that ownership finally appears willing and able to sport a competitive payroll. Assuming the […]

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Featured Post: Can The Mets Win 90 Games As Currently Constructed?

An article by posted on January 2, 2016 0 Comments
Featured Post: Can The Mets Win 90 Games As Currently Constructed?

Cameron asks… It looks like the Mets have done all of their heavy lifting for the offseason. Can they win 90 games again in 2016 without a bat like Yoenis Cespedes on the roster? Dr. Dooby replies… While bringing back Yoenis Cespedes would likely have increased the odds for more wins in 2016 it wasn’t […]

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MMO Mailbag: Should The Mets Trade Jon Niese?

An article by posted on December 2, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Should The Mets Trade Jon Niese?

Tyler asks… Why is Jon Niese still on this team? They should have traded him two years ago but now it’s even more important to get rid of him and put that $9 million dollars to better use. Thoughts? Dr. Dooby replies… The frequent calls to trade Mets left-hander Jon Niese to pick up some […]

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2015, The Year The Magic Came Back

An article by posted on November 2, 2015 0 Comments
2015, The Year The Magic Came Back

I know it’s painful right now – but the future looks bright… And so it has ended. The 2015 roller-coaster season came to a crashing halt on the franchise´s first ever November game. Yes, the team´s biggest flaws – infield defense and setup relief – were exposed in the World Series and especially late in […]

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An Open Letter To Sandy Alderson

An article by posted on June 24, 2015 0 Comments
An Open Letter To Sandy Alderson

Dear Mr. Alderson, We – the worldwide group of Mets fans – have gone through a lot. After two epic collapses in 2007 and 2008, we have patiently endured a slow and gradual rebuild that has essentially lasted six years. First the “tear down” of “Los Mets” from 2009 through 2011. Then from 2012 through […]

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MMO Mailbag: Where Are All Of Sandy’s Draft Picks?

An article by posted on January 27, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Where Are All Of Sandy’s Draft Picks?

Devin asks… Isn’t anyone the least bit concerned that as Sandy Alderson enters his fifth season as GM not one of his draft selections has made it to the majors yet and none are expected to be on the 2015 Opening Day roster? In the MLB Preview they pick Noah Syndergaard, Dilson Herrera and Steven […]

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MMO Mailbag: How Many Games Will The Mets Win This Season?

An article by posted on January 25, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: How Many Games Will The Mets Win This Season?

Mets Lifer asks… Will the Mets finally have a winning season in 2015, or considering the lack of significant upgrades this offseason, are we to expect another 79 win season as FanGraphs projected for us? Do you think we can squeak into the postseason? Andre replies… An 85-77 record this year seems like a pretty […]

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Baseball Prospectus Unveils Mets Top 10 Prospects

An article by posted on November 10, 2014 0 Comments
Baseball Prospectus Unveils Mets Top 10 Prospects

While former chief analyst Jason Parks now scouts future Cubs prospects for Theo Epstein & Co., Baseball Prospectus with their new minor league staff recently kicked off their off-season prospect coverage and is deep into the NL East. Today it was time for the Mets system with in-depth reports on what BP views as the […]

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MMO Mailbag: Where Are Alderson’s Draft Picks?

An article by posted on October 24, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Where Are Alderson’s Draft Picks?

Gregg asks… I read that the Mets have drafted a greater percentage of high school players during the last three drafts, and have also passed over many supreme college talents in doing so.With many players who were drafted in the years 2011-2013 playing big roles this postseason, aren’t you the least bit worried that Sandy […]

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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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