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MMO Fan Shot: We’re In The Same Deplorable State As In 1979

An article by posted on August 24, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: We’re In The Same Deplorable State As In 1979

After a disappointing 1973 World Series loss to the Oakland A’s, despite holding a three games to two lead with two games to play, the 70′s New York Mets quickly fell from grace in the National League East. Back then the East was filled with good strong clubs like the Phillies Pirates, Cardinals, and the […]

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MMO Fan Shot: Two Solutions to the Mets Catching Problems

An article by posted on August 17, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Two Solutions to the Mets Catching Problems

One of the major weaknesses of the New York Mets is the catching position.  Starter Josh Thole has produced nothing offensively and is poor defensively.  Backups Mike Nickeas and Rob Johnson struggle just to hit over the Mendoza line. Newly acquired catcher Kelly Shoppach isn’t awful, but we would be kidding ourselves to think that […]

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MMO Fan Shot: A GM Sometimes Takes The Bullet For What Ownership Decides

An article by posted on August 1, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: A GM Sometimes Takes The Bullet For What Ownership Decides

The first all professional baseball team, that is, the first team to pay all of its players, was the 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings. The team was owned and operated by members of a Ohio Law firm. Since that time, the business of baseball has evolved in countless ways. Player unions, media revenue, sponsorships, advertising dollars, […]

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MMO Fan Shot: What Will the Mets Do With R.A. Dickey?

An article by posted on July 28, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: What Will the Mets Do With R.A. Dickey?

R.A. Dickey has been a cornerstone of the New York Mets’ early success during the 2012 season. While he had pitched well in the previous two seasons, nobody was expecting a sub-3.00 ERA, thirteen wins and an All-Star appearance. His success has presented the Mets with a dilemma, and the team must decide whether to […]

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Time For The Mets To Make Their Move

An article by posted on July 19, 2012 0 Comments
Time For The Mets To Make Their Move

Mets Season Prospects Coming off a series sweep by the Atlanta Braves that left nothing undamaged and a series loss to the Washington Nationals, the New York Mets season appears to be in jeopardy. While the Mets started the season with a respectable win-loss ratio (46-43) at the All-Star break, the second half is off to a […]

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MMO Fan Shot: Should the Mets trade for Alfonso Soriano?

An article by posted on June 12, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Should the Mets trade for Alfonso Soriano?

Not too long ago, the answer to that question would be easy. A resounding “NO!”. Too much money, too old, bad attitude, lousy fielder and he is a strikeout waiting to happen. Physical prowess be damned, he just has too much baggage. Then again, not too long ago, I would have scoffed at the idea […]

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MMO Fan Shot: Can We All Just Get Off Ike Davis’ Back Already?

An article by posted on June 8, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Can We All Just Get Off Ike Davis’ Back Already?

It is pretty clear that everyone believes Ike Davis’ bat is hurting this team. Admittedly the last guy you want to see come up to the plate with men on base in an important situation is Ike Davis.  And no one can deny this is true. Many are supporting sending him down to the Minors […]

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MMO Fan Shot: Ojeda Comes Down Hard On Mets Approach At Plate

An article by posted on May 4, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Ojeda Comes Down Hard On Mets Approach At Plate

SNY analyst Bobby Ojeda came down HARD on the Mets new philosophy at the plate with regard to heir approach at the plate during tonight’s Mets pre-game show. For those that missed it, Ojeda ripped into what he called “this business of taking so many pitches” that the organization has forced the players to adopt. […]

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MMO Fan Shot: 5 Truths for Mets Fans in 2012

An article by posted on April 3, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: 5 Truths for Mets Fans in 2012

As we get ready to begin the 2012 season, there is a lot of negativity surrounding the Mets. Some of it is warranted, but some of it is the product of misconceptions and misrepresentations. I think a lot of it comes from living in the bubble of being fans of one particular team, so everything […]

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MMO Fan Shot: Defending Minaya’s Minor Leagues

An article by posted on March 22, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Defending Minaya’s Minor Leagues

One of the misconceptions about Omar Minaya’s tenure as GM is that he ignored the minor leagues, and did a bad job of developing players. But the Mets do have a solid group of young players from Minaya. We have quality players in both the majors, and minors from him.  Lucas Duda who was drafted […]

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