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MMO Fan Shot: It’s Not Winning or Losing, It’s How You Play The Game!

An article by posted on September 29, 2011 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: It’s Not Winning or Losing, It’s How You Play The Game!

Many a little leaguer has heard that phrase after a tough loss or season. Is it just the platitude of an overprotective adult, not wanting to see kids in pain and trying to shield them from the disappointment that real life often brings-  or is it actually true? Some folks will simplistically look at our […]

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Building A Contender: How Far Away Are We?

An article by posted on September 21, 2011 0 Comments
Building A Contender: How Far Away Are We?

I recently made a joke in the comments to a piece that Brandon Butler did about what our priorities should be in the offseason after settling the Reyes Issue which will be front and center. I thought I should expand on what I said and show the facts to justify my opinion. Basically I said the offseason focus should […]

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Economics 101: The Met Financial Situation

An article by posted on September 12, 2011 0 Comments
Economics 101: The Met Financial Situation

There is a great deal of discussion about the Met and Wilpon financial situation. Unfortunately most of the discussion is uninformed and based on erroneous supposition.  Let’s get those facts out of the way! 1 – The Wilpons and other Sterling family members claim that they had about 500Mil still invested in the Madoff fund […]

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MMO Fan Shot – Proud To Be A Mets Fan

An article by posted on August 12, 2011 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot – Proud To Be A Mets Fan

It’s not easy being a Mets fan. Living in the New York area you’re constantly surrounded by Yankee fans who are more than willing to tell you about their 27 championships and how great their team is. The problem has been, especially in the last 20 years, that it has been hard to argue that […]

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MMO Fan Shot – Believing and Quitting Make Strange Bedfellows

An article by posted on August 7, 2011 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot – Believing and Quitting Make Strange Bedfellows

Once upon a time, on a hot August 6th day, our beloved NY Mets were nine games out of the playoffs. Not the Wildcard – there was no wildcard back then. In fact there was no Central Division either. Only two teams would make it to the playoffs each season and have a chance to face the […]

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It Will Be Years Before We Know Omar Minaya’s Legacy

An article by posted on August 5, 2011 0 Comments
It Will Be Years Before We Know Omar Minaya’s Legacy

The arrival of Sandy Alderson has stirred up many heated debates on the legacy of Omar Minaya. There are those who blame the former GM for everything that went wrong including that wicked Wainwright curveball. Then there’s the other side who lay the blame on all the ill-fated injuries or just plain old bad luck. The […]

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Savannah Sand Gnats – Team Report – Stretch Run Edition

An article by posted on August 4, 2011 0 Comments
Savannah Sand Gnats – Team Report – Stretch Run Edition

With a little over a month to go in the Savannah Sand Gnats season, the Mets affiliate in the low A, South Atlantic League, find themselves solidly in first place in the Southern Division. As first half winners of the division, they are guaranteed a playoff berth, and they have a 3.0 game lead in […]

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St Lucie Mets (A+) Team Report – Stretch Run Edition

An article by posted on August 1, 2011 0 Comments
St Lucie Mets (A+) Team Report – Stretch Run Edition

Unlike the Mets AAA and AA minor league entries, Their Single-A team in the Florida State League has been having a very good season, and are right in the thick of the playoff mix. There will be a “stretch run” for St Lucie, as they were the first half division winners, and are thus assured […]

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MMO Fan Shot! Mets Are Better Than You Think They Are

An article by posted on July 26, 2011 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot! Mets Are Better Than You Think They Are

A .500 Team? We Are Not Even Close… So Lets Trade! I have seen this sentiment posted quite a bit as a reason to trade Beltran and “insert name here” many times. The chief argument being that we are 7.5 games out of the playoff race and have not been able to make up any […]

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Binghamton Mets (AA) Team Report – Stretch Run Edition

An article by posted on July 26, 2011 0 Comments
Binghamton Mets (AA) Team Report – Stretch Run Edition

Alas, like the AAA Bisons, there will be no joy in Mudville, or in Binghamton in 2011. Like the Bisons, the B-Mets have had a season where they had to plug holes. One or two were in the rotation, when Mark Cohoon and Dylan Owen were called up to AAA. But the rest of their […]

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