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Is Confidence in the 2015 Mets Justified?

An article by posted on 12/01/2015 0 Comments
Is Confidence in the 2015 Mets Justified?

I like to think I stay on top of the news and opinions when it comes to the Mets. Besides for checking online newspapers daily I read at least three popular Mets blogs and follow on Twitter dozens of people who discuss the team. On balance there seems to be a lot of optimism regarding […]

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Allan Dykstra Could Surprise For Rays This Season

An article by posted on 11/01/2015 0 Comments
Allan Dykstra Could Surprise For Rays This Season

In every organization, there are players that fly under the radar despite consistently producing at a high level in the minor leagues. Once these players reach minor league free agency, they are finally given a chance to replicate their minor league success in bigs. Last year, utility man Yangervis Solarte broke camp as the Yankees […]

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MMO Exclusive: Catching Up With Mets Prospect Xorge Carrillo

An article by posted on 05/01/2015 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: Catching Up With Mets Prospect Xorge Carrillo

Amidst the Mets catching talent, prospect Xorge Carrillo has gotten lost in the fold. The 2011 14th round draftee recently enjoyed a career year at Double-A Binghamton, batting .283, posting a .355 on base percentage and catching 29% of would-be base stealers in 2014. I just profiled Carrillo’s 2014 performance and speculated about his major […]

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Mets Minors: Top 15 Organizational Prospects

An article by posted on 31/12/2014 0 Comments
Mets Minors: Top 15 Organizational Prospects

Perhaps 2015 will be the season that the Mets finally return to the playoffs. And if that does happen, you can credit an elite farm system for taking them there and not roster built with free agent dollars. The Mets’ system is still flush with talented arms such as Steven Matz and Noah Syndergaard, however, […]

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Amazin’ Fearless Forecast: 2017 Opening Day Roster

An article by posted on 23/12/2014 0 Comments
Amazin’ Fearless Forecast: 2017 Opening Day Roster

It is April 1, 2017. It seems hard to believe but just two and a half years ago, the New York Mets fan base was wallowing in the disappointment of another boring off-season and the prospect of another lackluster regular season. Fast forward to the spring of 2017 and the outlook is much more exciting. […]

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What Would It Take To Get Tulowitzki?

An article by posted on 22/12/2014 0 Comments
What Would It Take To Get Tulowitzki?

On Monday, Jon Heyman proposed that the Mets should trade righthanders Noah Syndergaard, Dillon Gee and Rafael Montero, plus catching prospect Kevin Plawecki and infielder Wilmer Flores to the Rockies in exchange for $30 million in cash and Troy Tulowitzki. * * * * * * * * * * Bloggers and sports columnists have […]

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Padres En Fuego This Offseason: Acquire Justin Upton

An article by posted on 19/12/2014 0 Comments
Padres En Fuego This Offseason: Acquire Justin Upton

The typical cast of lame-duck offseason characters has morphed this offseason.  The San Diego Padres haven’t won more than 77 games over the last four seasons, but this year, they’ve decided the losing stops. The Padres have just executed a deal with the Atlanta Braves that will send outfielder Justin Upton to the west coast […]

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David Wright Back In The Swing Of Things

An article by posted on 18/12/2014 0 Comments
David Wright Back In The Swing Of Things

David Wright told ESPN New York he has “started to swing a little and the volume should increase soon.” in regards to activity at the plate.  The NY Mets captain and former All-Star third baseman struggled mightily last year due to “stretched out” ligaments in his non-throwing shoulder which ultimately affected his ability to swing […]

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Alderson: Very High Probability Wilmer Flores Is Opening Day Shortstop

An article by posted on 16/12/2014 0 Comments
Alderson: Very High Probability Wilmer Flores Is Opening Day Shortstop

A quick update live from Citi Field: Sandy Alderson confirmed once again that there is a “very high” probability Wilmer Flores is the Opening Day shortstop. “I don’t think the Jed Lowrie signing increases the probability, because we weren’t really in on Lowrie,” Alderson said. “To that extent the probability of Wilmer Flores as the […]

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It’s Easy To Forget How Good Jon Niese Has Been

An article by posted on 13/12/2014 0 Comments
It’s Easy To Forget How Good  Jon Niese Has Been

Reading the tea leaves, Jon Niese, Dillon Gee and Bartolo Colon will all inevitably be traded in the near future sooner or later and certainly before their team control with the Mets expires. Top pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard will likely come in and assume a rotation spot this season, followed by the final development and […]

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