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Born in Queens and raised in the Bronx, Xtreem grew up in a family of Mets fans with a father who worked for the New York Parks Department and had a box at Shea. Thus, it begun. With a degree in Broadcast Journalism and bylines in publications from the New Haven Register to the Key West Citizen, Xtreem has experience in a variety of formats and topics. He is thrilled to be given the chance to lend his name to MMO.

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MMO Mailbag: Add Zobrist to the Fold?

An article by posted on December 11, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Add Zobrist to the Fold?

David asks: The Rays are looking for a first baseman. Do you think they could consider trading Ben Zobrist, who would be a real upgrade, for a package like Ike Davis, Daniel Murphy and a pitching prospect? I’m not sure how this makes sense right now, David. Sure, Zobrist is better than Murphy, but the […]

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Xtreem Ideas: Mets Should Try Revolutionizing Free Agency This Winter

An article by posted on October 21, 2013 0 Comments
Xtreem Ideas: Mets Should Try Revolutionizing Free Agency This Winter

Sounds so easy, don’t it? Just revolutionize a 40-year institution. Look, the bottom line is this: free agency is dying a slow death, anyway. Each year the class gets thinner and thinner because teams are locking up their young studs early and buying out their prime years so that the players that do eventually hit […]

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Manuel Out; Sandberg In

An article by posted on August 16, 2013 0 Comments
Manuel Out; Sandberg In

Update 3:20 PM According to ESPN, the Phillies made the decision not to renew Manuel’s contract, so the decision to part ways now was made to see what Sandberg can do. Manuel, to his credit, pulled no punches. He made it clear he did not resign, saying “”I’m mad because they took the best seat […]

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Is Jurickson Profar Worth What It Would Take To Get Him?

An article by posted on August 14, 2013 0 Comments
Is Jurickson Profar Worth What It Would Take To Get Him?

Mailbag time again at MMO. This time, Marcus asks: Long time reader; first time question asker… What’s with all the Jurickson Profar love? He’s rated number 1 by popular prospect polls; his minor league numbers (with my un-sabrey-eye) don’t seem to justify his rankings. Heck, he was ranked in front of Wil Myers who had […]

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Potential Trade Deadline Targets For Mets

An article by posted on July 4, 2013 0 Comments
Potential Trade Deadline Targets For Mets

As the non-waiver trade deadline draws nearer, the Mets find themselves in what’s normally a seller’s situation. They are ten games under .500 and eleven games out of the second Wild Card spot. However, with 2014 being the year everything is supposed to start coming together, what with (presumably) plenty of money to spend and […]

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Featured Post: Breaking Down Zack Wheeler’s Debut

An article by posted on June 20, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: Breaking Down Zack Wheeler’s Debut

I noticed a few things during Zack Wheeler’s start I’d like to point out. A few things impressed me and there are some things that are noteworthy after doing some research: Of Wheeler’s seven strikeouts, six were swinging and it was only the opposing pitcher that took a called third strike. All seven third strikes […]

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Mets By The Numbers: Comparing The Seasons Of Gee And Hefner

An article by posted on June 15, 2013 0 Comments
Mets By The Numbers: Comparing The Seasons Of Gee And Hefner

With Zack Wheeler’s arrival Tuesday, the Mets will spend some time utilizing a six-man rotation designed to afford Dillon Gee and Jon Niese a little extra rest to straighten out some tendinitis issues. That won’t last forever, however, and at some point, either Gee, Jeremy Hefner or Shaun Marcum will head to the bullpen. It’ll be […]

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Logan Verrett Talks About His Road To The Show With MMO

An article by posted on May 22, 2013 0 Comments
Logan Verrett Talks About His Road To The Show With MMO

You hear it all the time: it isn’t about velocity, it’s about location. And no one exemplifies that old adage more than Logan Verrett. The 22-year-old Texas native was taken in the third round of the 2011 draft and has been impressive at all three minor league stops. Verrett dominated A ball in 2012 in both Savannah […]

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Power Prospect Cory Vaughn Is On A Mission

An article by posted on May 21, 2013 0 Comments
Power Prospect Cory Vaughn Is On A Mission

Despite a major league pedigree and respect for his tools (Baseball America Top 15 organizational prospect three years running), Binghamton Mets outfielder Cory Vaughn had yet to put all his tools together. His power and speed didn’t show up until 2012, but he hit .243. In St. Lucie in 2011, Vaughn hit .286 before his promotion, but only four […]

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Is Scott Boras Slipping?

An article by posted on April 3, 2013 0 Comments
Is Scott Boras Slipping?

Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus cashed in a big way by agreeing to an eight-year, $120 million contract extension. The deal hasn’t been finalized, but should be made official on Thursday. There is a clause that would allow Andrus to opt out after the fourth year if he chooses, but since the extension doesn’t kick […]

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