Jeffrey Bellone

Jeffrey Bellone is a diehard Mets fan who lives in Connecticut with his beautiful wife and daughter. He can also be found writing about baseball at Beyond the Box Score, Amazin' Avenue, and Over the Whitestone.

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Who would you protect if there was another expansion draft?

An article by posted on July 25, 2014 0 Comments
Who would you protect if there was another expansion draft?

Thanks to this post on reddit, the writers over at Beyond the Box Score came up with the idea of conducting a mock expansion draft. That means, as a first step, for all 30 teams, each writer needs to select the list of 15 players they would protect as acting general manager. Any player left off […]

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Are Gee’s Struggles Because of Mechanics?

An article by posted on July 25, 2014 0 Comments
Are Gee’s Struggles Because of Mechanics?

Dillon Gee has made three starts since returning from the disabled list, and after last night’s beating at the hands of the Brewers, two of them have been bad. In his past two starts, Gee has allowed ten earned runs over ten innings, struggling to keep the ball in the ballpark, having allowed three home […]

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The Mets Against Grooved Pitches

An article by posted on July 17, 2014 0 Comments
The Mets Against Grooved Pitches

When there is no real baseball for four days, stories like Adam Wainwright grooving a pitch to Derek Jeter in the All-Star game has legs. The game is an exhibition, except it is not, since now home field advantage in the World Series is decided by the winner. Really, it’s just silly, and baseball’s attempt […]

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At 45-50, Do The Mets Have Hope?

An article by posted on July 16, 2014 0 Comments
At 45-50, Do The Mets Have Hope?

It’s the Wednesday after the All-Star game, and there’s no baseball, only dreaming. For the majority of teams, the ones not condemned to last place, or somewhere close to it, there is renewed hope coming out of the break, sort of a second Opening Day. The Mets created this hope for themselves with an impressive […]

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Why isn’t Rafael Montero doing what he does best?

An article by posted on May 21, 2014 0 Comments
Why isn’t Rafael Montero doing what he does best?

Depending on the degree to which you may follow the progress of Mets prospects in the minor leagues, from a little to intently, most people know Rafael Montero as a pitcher who throws strikes. In 2012, upon being promoted to the Mets High-A affiliate, his K% was 23.3 points higher than his BB% (K-BB% = […]

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MMO Game Recap: Dodgers 9, Mets 4

An article by posted on May 20, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Recap: Dodgers 9, Mets 4

Starting a nine-game homestand, the Mets got off to a bad start. The Dodgers defeated them 9-4. Josh Beckett collected the win. Rafael Montero, making his second major league start, got the loss, not having his best stuff. He lasted only 4.1 innings, giving up five earned runs on seven hits and four walks. The Dodgers […]

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MMO Game Recap: Mets 5, Nationals 2

An article by posted on May 17, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Recap: Mets 5, Nationals 2

The Mets scored three runs in the first and never looked back. Behind eight good innings from Bartolo Colon, they beat the Nationals 5-2 to take the second game of a three game series. The Mets opened the scoring on a base hit by Eric Campbell to score two runs. Then Twitter sensation, #FreeLagares, Juan […]

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MMO Game Recap: Mets 12, Yankees 7

An article by posted on May 13, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Recap: Mets 12, Yankees 7

The Subway Series used to be a frustrating event for Mets fans. Not anymore. After sweeping all four games last season, the Amazin’s have swept the two Yankee Stadium games of this year’s series. Behind another offensive explosion, including two three-run home runs, one by Curtis Granderson in the first inning, and another to ice […]

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Being Too Patient at the Plate

An article by posted on May 13, 2014 0 Comments
Being Too Patient at the Plate

A point of frustration for many Mets fans, watching an anemic lineup night after night, is their indiscriminate approach to taking pitches at the plate. No, I don’t mean indiscriminate as in they can’t recognize a ball from a strike, although that has been an issue, too. I am talking about their inability to separate […]

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The Mets’ Mistake with Josh Satin

An article by posted on May 10, 2014 0 Comments
The Mets’ Mistake with Josh Satin

Ike Davis or Lucas Duda. Lucas Duda or Ike Davis. It took until mid-April for Sandy Alderson to finally make a decision that he was going with Lucas Duda at first base, and therefore, trading away Ike Davis. Since then, a day on Twitter can’t pass without some Mets fan tweeting the comparison numbers between […]

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