Bartolo Colon was an interesting gamble for Mets general manager Sandy Alderson in the off-season. I believe Sandy had every intention of flipping Colon for young prospects prior to this year’s trade deadline. Bartolo’s Cy Young caliber performance in Oakland last year was expected to carry over to Flushing in 2014 and while it hasn’t […]
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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Crawford is getting hammered by Red Sox nation. Bay had his best season there. What about a deal straight up (with cash coming back to the Mets).Crawford is 30 and has 6 years left on his deal. Bay is 33 with 3 years left (including vesting option). Fresh start for both players and huge off […]
At first glance, Pedro Beato’s numbers have been nothing if not mediocre. And that’s true. But even at that very same first glance, its obvious Beato has had a decent season and has easily been more good than bad. And that alone puts him in rare company. The company he keeps as a Rule V […]
Dillon Gee took New York by storm, coming up in April as an injury replacement. He started twice, had three relief appearances, the joined the rotation for good on May 7th. Over his first 10 starts (13 games), Gee was 7-0 with a 2.86 ERA, and talks of a Rookie of the Year run began. […]
That’s right, Le Petit Orange is the 6th-best RBI guy in the league, he of the 36 total RBIs. Jimmy: “But wait, I just checked (insert stats source) and it says he’s got 36 RBI and that’s tied for 51st!” Xtreem: “That’s right, Little Jimmy, but RBI TOTAL is not a good measure of talent […]
Back in March, I wrote this piece stating that with Minaya’s ability to scout and Sandy Alderson’s ability to run a franchise, the Mets would be in great shape moving forward if the two could work in tandem in some regard. We’re starting to see a little bit of that tandem come to fruition this […]