Joe Spector

I'm just your regular Joe. Staff writer @ Metsmerizedonline.com. Happily married and a father to a baby girl. I attended my first Met game at the ripe old age of 3 where my father scored a foul ball and had it signed by Lee Mazzilli, Joe Torre and Joe Pignataro. It was my Holy Grail - 'till I buried it in the backyard. I have my own website where you can read my drivel at your leisure @ www.thespectorsector.net

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Should Jenrry Mejia Be The Future Closer For The Mets?

An article by posted on July 20, 2010 0 Comments

I really try to avoid the pitfalls of letting a game or two get to me. However in lieu of Sunday’s implosion of Frankie Rodriguez, his latest in a line of many, my jerking knee isn’t bothering my conscience quite as much as I thought it would. Earlier this year Omar Minaya and Jerry Manuel fawned […]

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The Lesson Of George Steinbrenner

An article by posted on July 14, 2010 0 Comments

The All-Star break is usually a time of rest and reprieve for many Major Leaguers and fans alike. On July 13, just 9 days past his 80th birthday, George Steinbrenner, owner of the New York Yankees, passed away from a massive heart attack. His life and career was tumultuous and as NBC Sports columnist Mike […]

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Mets Not Willing/Able To Spend

An article by posted on July 10, 2010 0 Comments

This week, I had a conversation with a source who is very close to a member of the Mets organization. This Mets source told him that the Mets will not be spending large amounts of money on any players any time soon. He cited Jason Bay as being the last of the big signings.  Citing the situation regarding the […]

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Bullpen Options For Omar Minaya?

An article by posted on July 8, 2010 0 Comments

While rumors of the Mets acquiring a top line starter still abound – Cliff Lee , Roy Oswalt and the rest of the 2010 cadre of possible trade deadline pickups – the acquisition of a reliever may be just as imperative on Omar Minaya’s wish list. As of today the Mets have the 11th best […]

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Welcome Back Veterans – Thank You Fred Wilpon

An article by posted on July 5, 2010 0 Comments

We usually tend to take our rights and freedoms for granted; as if they were a given. I’ve come to believe, over time, that it’s not so much anyone’s fault but a result of the success of those that have given so much of themselves.  Their success in keeping us free, demands that we step […]

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The Strasburg Cometh

An article by posted on June 28, 2010 0 Comments

All of us have come to love the uplifting and inspirational story of a rookie making good on his promise. Case in point, Ike Davis. When that rookie comes with superstar billing, it becomes universal and even historical. The past few weeks Major League Baseball was introduced to the 2010 edition of this story when […]

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Cliff Lee…The Final Word…Really.

An article by posted on June 26, 2010 7 Comments

A few weeks ago, before the blogosphere erupted with stories about the Mets trading for either Cliff Lee or Roy Oswalt, I wrote an article here on MMO, The New Mets Ace In The Hole. Since then there have been more Cliff Lee/Roy Oswalt stories than Charlie Sheen has DUI’s. I think Michael Branda (Jessup) […]

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The 2010 New York Mets…fellas

An article by posted on June 21, 2010 0 Comments

All season long so many of us have dissected in every which way possible, every move the New York Mets have made. Granted some of us have used hacksaws and some of us have used the precision of a neurosurgeon, to make our points. I’ve occasionally waded in both pools, admittedly. The way the Mets […]

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A Lesson In Mets History

An article by posted on June 11, 2010 0 Comments

I’m a fan of history. Whether it be baseball or Mets history or the history of our nation, I love how history provides us with a template for the future. We tend to have short attention spans in this new media digital age. We tweet, surf the web and instant message while texting all at […]

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The New Mets ACE In The Hole?

An article by posted on June 7, 2010 0 Comments

With the Major League Baseball draft beginning today, the New York Mets, coming off their sweep at home of the Florida Marlins, will be in a very good position with the 7th overall pick in the first round. Sach C has done an impressive job by breaking down the many high school and college prospects […]

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Happy Memorial Day From MMO

An article by posted on May 31, 2010 0 Comments

The Mets have ended this past week taking 2 out of 3 from the World Champion New York Yankees to sweeping the National League Champions, the Philadelphia Phillies, impressively shutting them out in all 3 games. To call 2010 a rollercoaster year for the Mets is more than an understatement. To go from worst to […]

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