Gerry Silverman

Having caught the Met bug as a youth during the Miracle run of 1969, I've remained a steadfast fan through the highs and (too many) lows. After many years in the Financial Services biz, I now devote much of my attention to my favorite pursuits: blues guitar, books, movies, and all things Metsian.

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The Fastest Path To The Post-Season Is Still Pitching

An article by posted on October 25, 2013 0 Comments
The Fastest Path To The Post-Season Is Still Pitching

When asked to describe the Mets’ biggest need to be addressed in the coming offseason, most of us would almost automatically talk about the team’s offense first.  To be sure, after coming in 23rd out of 30 MLB teams in runs scored, there can be no doubt that the myriad of offensive woes bandied about throughout […]

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Rockies Have What We Need In Tulo and CarGo, But Do We Have What They Need?

An article by posted on September 20, 2013 0 Comments
Rockies Have What We Need In Tulo and CarGo, But Do We Have What They Need?

As the season draws to a close, Met management may be flicking the occasional glance west toward Denver, home of a team with a similar won/lost record but with notably dissimilar team stats. While the Mets sit in the middle third of the league in both runs scored (10th) and pitching (8th), the Colorado Rockies […]

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Featured Post: Balancing Growing Pains With Search For Run Production

An article by posted on August 9, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: Balancing Growing Pains With Search For Run Production

The long-anticipated arrival of Wilmer Flores to the Mets’ big league roster highlighted two areas of concern for the organization going forward: first, the dearth of viable position player prospects at the upper levels of the system, and second, the need for a modicum of patience on the part of fans and management alike to […]

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Who’s On First? A Look At A Mets Position That’s Still Up In The Air

An article by posted on July 27, 2013 0 Comments
Who’s On First? A Look At A Mets Position That’s Still Up In The Air

Outside of third base, there aren’t a lot of positions on the Mets that one could consider truly “locked up,” but first base is one that many felt had had a flag planted by Ike Davis by the end of last season. True, this would have been an assumption primarily based on 1 ½ seasons […]

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Mets Player Moves With An Eye Toward 2014

An article by posted on July 11, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Player Moves With An Eye Toward 2014

As the trade deadline nears, the debate grows more intense every day as to the approach the Mets should take with respect to their more marketable players. Should they approach next year with an expectation to contend and hold on to all key components of what appears to be a newly energized roster? Or should […]

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Why The Mets Should Consider Trading Bobby Parnell

An article by posted on July 1, 2013 0 Comments
Why The Mets Should Consider Trading Bobby Parnell

As the calendar turns to July, GM’s around the league will be stepping up their assessment of available options to strengthen their rosters. As a team that has publicly announced it will look to be more of a “buyer” than a “seller,” the Mets nevertheless find themselves in an interesting position where choices may become […]

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Memorable Mets Moments: Terry Leach Hurls A Ten Inning One-Hit Shutout

An article by posted on June 24, 2013 0 Comments
Memorable Mets Moments: Terry Leach Hurls A Ten Inning One-Hit Shutout

A baseball roster is an endlessly fascinating construct. Some evince an enviable degree of stability, featuring a core of players whose consistency and above-average level of play provide little reason to team management to seek alternatives. Others go through larger and more frequent levels of turnover as the search is made for the right combination […]

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MMO Exclusive: As Mets Continue Their Evolution, Their Outlook Keeps Getting Brighter

An article by posted on June 22, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: As Mets Continue Their Evolution, Their Outlook Keeps Getting Brighter

Aided by subtle changes to the roster and some apparent development on the part of some of the younger Mets, the Orange and Blue have stepped up their game recently in a most heartening way. Possibly spurred on by a lackluster style of play that seemingly reached its nadir with a run of 10 losses […]

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MMO Featured Post: On The Cusp Of Respectability, What Should Mets Do Now?

An article by posted on June 17, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Featured Post: On The Cusp Of Respectability, What Should Mets Do Now?

I was gratified to read Sandy Alderson’s recent comments regarding a strategic shift in the Mets’ front office. Specifically, his statement to the effect that he feels that it would be worthwhile for the team to begin to add established major league talent to supplement the roster indicates to me that major decisions have been […]

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Who’s Batting Third? It Should Be Daniel Murphy.

An article by posted on June 11, 2013 0 Comments
Who’s Batting Third? It Should Be Daniel Murphy.

Lineup design tends to follow a classic formula:  the leadoff hitter gets on base, the number two guy gets him over, the number three or four guy knocks him in. It’s that simple. Or it would be in an ideal baseball world. The Met lineup has generally been anything but ideal this season as their […]

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