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MMO Fan Shot: Gil Hodges Belongs In The Hall Of Fame

An article by posted on July 1, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Gil Hodges Belongs In The Hall Of Fame

An MMO Fan Shot by Bill Hall We support the election of Gil Hodges to the Baseball Hall of Fame. He is fully qualified under every one of the criteria set forth in the Hall’s own rules: “Voting shall be based on player’s record, playing ability, integrity, sportsmanship, character, and contributions to the team(s) on […]

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In the Scout’s Eye: Syndergaard, Plawecki, Reynolds (Updated)

An article by posted on June 29, 2014 0 Comments
In the Scout’s Eye: Syndergaard, Plawecki, Reynolds (Updated)

For some who misunderstood some of the comments about Thor, including him, it seems as he read the column. The greater concern about his breaking his hands, was, as I mentioned, that I had not seen it before.  When combined with the action on his pitches, it had me, shall we say, interested, as to […]

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MMO Fan Shot: Keep Waving Those Towels

An article by posted on June 26, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Keep Waving Those Towels

An MMO Fan Shot by Matt Szatkowski Tough. When describing the Mets, over the past 7 years, this adjective has hardly been used. As the infamous curveball buckled Carlos Beltran’s knees, it also seemed to take down the team’s mental fortitude. The 2007 season would bring more frustration ending in an epic collapse, and there […]

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MMO Fan Shot: Comparing MLB Payrolls Per Market

An article by posted on June 25, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Comparing MLB Payrolls Per Market

An MMO Fan Shot by Jonathan (Mets Fan in Paris) I thought I’d pass along some research I recently conducted on a topic you might be interested in debating on MMO. It’s another way to look at the current Mets payroll level in comparison with all the other MLB teams. Rather than just looking at where […]

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MMO Fan Shot: Are the Odds Stacked Against Mets Prospects?

An article by posted on June 15, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Are the Odds Stacked Against Mets Prospects?

An MMO Fan Shot by Ryan Flanagan The New York Mets are a team clearly building through the farm in their quest for success. They are a team forming a foundation of prospects to serve as the sole future of the team, in-lieu of spending big on big-ticket Free Agents in the offseason. So much […]

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MMO Fan Shot: Zen and the Misery of Being a Met Fan

An article by posted on June 5, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Zen and the Misery of Being a Met Fan

An MMO Fan Shot by Andy Love of Fair and Unbalanced. Being a Met fan is not a choice.  As a recent study published in the New York Times confirmed, if your team wins a championship when you are between the ages of 8 and 12, you are far more likely to maintain a lifetime loyalty to that team.  […]

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The Blame Game: Why Are The Mets So Bad, Again?

An article by posted on May 25, 2014 0 Comments
The Blame Game: Why Are The Mets So Bad, Again?

It may be time to revise Mr. Wilpon’s famously coined phrase from “meaningful games in September” to “meaningful games in June”. At this rate, even that seems like a long shot, especially with the team’s annual freefall now beginning before Memorial Day. After a promising 15-11 start that had the marketing department proclaiming that the […]

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Lucas Duda: The Unequivocal Mets First Baseman

An article by posted on May 9, 2014 0 Comments
Lucas Duda: The Unequivocal Mets First Baseman

A Fan Shot by Michael Mandelkern Lucas Duda went 0-for-3 with a strikeout and a walk on April 18, the same day that the New York Mets Ike Davis was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Duda ended the day with a .256/.333/.465 slash line and has trended upwards in Davis’ absence. But now Duda is […]

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Back Under .500, Mets Facing Crossroads

An article by posted on May 8, 2014 0 Comments
Back Under .500, Mets Facing Crossroads

There may be 129 games left to play, but it’s not an overreaction to say that the Mets are at a critical juncture of their season. After a pleasantly surprising start to the season, the Mets lost Wednesday to fall back under .500, an event that has proven to be a death knell the last […]

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MMO Fan Shot: The Mets 8-9-1 Has Been Abysmal

An article by posted on May 7, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: The Mets 8-9-1 Has Been Abysmal

An MMO Fan Shot by Ryan Flanagan Agonizingly documented to the point of nauseam, the Mets situation at shortstop is one that has frustrated Met fans to the point of complete and total state of confusion. It’s is well known, well documented, and proven in the stat line that the two-headed SS platoon the Mets […]

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