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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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Fun Facts For A Slow News Day

An article by posted on December 21, 2010 0 Comments

Well, some of the facts may not be “fun” for Mets fans, but the April 17th Mets/Cards 20-inning game made some wierd history. Jayson Stark writes a column for espn.com with a “Strange But True” theme every so often, and his year-end article featured the early-season marathon. Here’s some of his findings: Stranguest But Truest Game Of […]

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Can Someone Please Define “Patience?”

An article by posted on December 19, 2010 0 Comments
Can Someone Please Define “Patience?”

The MMO fan base seems to be split recently. There’s a small group of people who are entirely unimpressed (to put it mildly) with Alderson and Co. for not spending money they don’t have on players that won’t help. There’s a seemingly larger group of fans who understand that this team, despite a new front office, […]

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Where Does Sandy Go From Here?

An article by posted on December 12, 2010 0 Comments

It’s obvious the Mets need a starting pitcher, probably two. They need a second baseman, too, but Daniel Murphy looks like he’s healthy enough to compete in Spring Training, the Mets took a second baseman with very nice looking peripherals in the rule five draft, and Justin Turner might show his stuff in Spring Training, too. […]

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DIPS – Defense Independent Pitching Statistics

An article by posted on December 8, 2010 0 Comments
DIPS – Defense Independent Pitching Statistics

Part three of our foray into sabermetrics is pitching. What pitching metrics exist? And how could they better define performance than the statistics we use now? Individual pitching performance is somewhat difficult to ascertain because the traditional stats we’ve been using still remain very defense and bullpen dependant. Win-loss record isn’t very telling. We don’t have […]

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The Joe Carter-Tony Batista Award

An article by posted on December 1, 2010 0 Comments

Trolling Fangraphs today, as I am wont to do, I came across a brilliant piece by a contributor of theirs named Matt Klaassen. It’s a yearly award “given to the player whose Runs Batted In most exaggerates his actual offensive value.” It’s such a simple formula, my first thought was self-deprecating, as I was mad for not […]

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Fielding Metric – UZR

An article by posted on November 30, 2010 0 Comments
Fielding Metric – UZR

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving weekend. I spent the whole weekend with both sides of my family and had a great time. I went shopping on Friday and did some Albert Pujols-like damage to my holiday shopping list. But now back to the grind. I explored some of the more common offensive metrics […]

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Rumored Blockbuster Trade with D-Backs

An article by posted on November 24, 2010 0 Comments
Rumored Blockbuster Trade with D-Backs

El Nuevo Dia, a Puerto Rican newspaper, has reported the Mets and Diamondbacks are in talks over a blockbuster deal that would send Reyes, Beltran and Mejia to the desert for Justin Upton and Stephen Drew.  I can’t read Spanish, but I didn’t notice any other names involved in the trade (the article mentions Wright, but […]

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Rubin Reports Young Mets Are Happy With Collins

An article by posted on November 22, 2010 0 Comments
Rubin Reports Young Mets Are Happy With Collins

Adam Rubin had the chance to speak with three young Mets who all spent the 2010 seasons split amongst the Mets and the minor leagues. Here’s the skinny on Collins from Dillon Gee, Josh Thole and Nick Evans. Mouth of babes, indeed. “He was constantly pulling for guys. Very positive,” Thole said. “When I was […]

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Piggybacking off Hojo’s Mojo – The Rangers Roster

An article by posted on November 21, 2010 0 Comments
Piggybacking off Hojo’s Mojo – The Rangers Roster

I’m not in the business of offering up trade proposals, as I find they are either ridiculously one-sided (I read recently on this blog Duda, F-Mart and a minor league pitcher could get Justin Upton here) and/or unrealistic (the D-Backs need pitching, not more outfielders). But what I can do is look at the Rangers […]

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Greetings, MMO

An article by posted on November 19, 2010 0 Comments

Greetings, MMO. Regulars will recognize my posts, but this is my first blog. Thanks to Joe D. and the MMO hierarchy for allowing me the opportunity. I’ve been brought on mostly due to my understanding of sabermetrics, and as the Mets move forward into a new era with a new front office and new theories […]

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