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MMO Fan Shot: What Run Differential Doesn’t Tell You

An article by posted on January 13, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: What Run Differential Doesn’t Tell You

An MMO Fan Shot by Joey D. While I expect the Mets to take a significant step forward this season, I have to disagree with the case many make for the Mets based on their run differential last season. Run differential numbers are useless because of the missing nuts and bolts that are hidden behind […]

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MMO Fan Shot: Mets Stack Up Well Against Last Season’s San Francisco Giants

An article by posted on January 11, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Mets Stack Up Well Against Last Season’s San Francisco Giants

An MMO Fan Shot by Chuck M. ESPN posted articles January 8th on AL and NL team defenses. In terms of DRS (Defensive Runs Saved), the Mets team defense last year outperformed the Giants by a good amount. The top two were the Cards and Reds with 76 and 71 DRS, respectively. As you can […]

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Featured Post: 5 Reasons for Mets Optimism in 2015

An article by posted on January 9, 2015 0 Comments
Featured Post: 5 Reasons for Mets Optimism in 2015

An MMO Fan Shot by Marc M. (Not4) On the heels of a 79 win season, the big question on everyone’s mind is whether the Mets, as constructed, can win enough to compete for a playoff spot. I agree with many on this site that David Wright’s health could be a huge determining factor on […]

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MMO Fan Shot: Why We Need to Stop Worrying About Wilmer Flores

An article by posted on January 8, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Why We Need to Stop Worrying About Wilmer Flores

An MMO Fan Shot by Nick Johnson While it’s becoming increasingly obvious that the Mets will be heading to spring training with “former” top prospect Wilmer Flores manning shortstop, there are signs to suggest that Mets fans should be excited rather than disappointed. Flores is about as polarizing a prospect as it gets for the […]

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MMO Fan Shot: Why This Offseason Has Been Incredibly Disappointing

An article by posted on December 22, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Why This Offseason Has Been Incredibly Disappointing

An MMO Fan Shot by Harry S. Let me state that I have been a Mets fan for over 50 years. I remember going to my first game in 1964, and I still remember my teacher in elementary school allowing us to keep a radio on for the clinching game of the 1969 World Series […]

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MMO Fan Shot: Should Kevin Plawecki Be Traded?

An article by posted on December 18, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Should Kevin Plawecki Be Traded?

An MMO Fan Shot by Bill Tourjee The Mets #1 position player prospect in MLB’s rankings, catcher Kevin Plawecki, continues to be mentioned as a possible trade chip. But should he be made available, even if the trade returns a high-end SS or prospect? It would be safe to say that most GMs prefer to […]

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MMO Fan Shot: All I Want For Christmas Is My Tulowitzki

An article by posted on December 15, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: All I Want For Christmas Is My Tulowitzki

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reported this weekend that one of the worst kept secrets in the game is just how badly Troy Tulowitzki wants out of Colorado, and how he might get what he wishes for. An MMO Fan Shot by Steve Surdez The Winter Meetings have been a major disappointment thus […]

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MMO Fan Shot: Do The Mets Have A Shot?

An article by posted on December 13, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Do The Mets Have A Shot?

An MMO Fan Shot by Bobby Beneventano As is normally case with the New York Mets, one can find him or herself looking at the roster going into the season saying, ‘this team could actually be pretty good’. Of course, we’re all too familiar with finding ourselves singing an entirely different tune come late spring, […]

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MMO Fan Shot: It’s Time To Embrace Our Team

An article by posted on December 7, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: It’s Time To Embrace Our Team

An MMO Fan Shot by James “Master of Papas” Davison I’ll admit to being a lurker on these boards for awhile. The thing that brings me back to this site, again and again, is the civil and intelligent discourse that takes place here. So in the vein of “Fan Shots”, I offer this short take […]

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Jon Niese: Damaged Goods or Different Goods?

An article by posted on December 4, 2014 0 Comments
Jon Niese: Damaged Goods or Different Goods?

An MMO Fan Shot by Chris Malia (CJM) Regarding fan opinion, Jon Niese is perhaps the most divisive player on the Mets. Scrolling through a comment thread about Niese, you can find opinions ranging from soft and overrated to gritty and extremely valuable. While value can be measured in terms of his stats and contract, […]

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