John Flanigan

I'm from Breezy Point, NY and attend Sacred Heart University in CT where I study Communications/Sports Media. My goal is to pursue a career in sports journalism. I'm a lifelong Mets fan and I look forward to contributing at MMO. Hope you guys enjoy my work.

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The Trade That Keeps On Giving

An article by posted on 25/02/2017 0 Comments
The Trade That Keeps On Giving

  On December 17, 2012, the New York Mets completed a trade sending 2011 National League Cy Young award winner R.A. Dickey to the Toronto Blue Jays. In this trade, the Mets acquired veteran catcher John Buck, starting pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard, and catching prospect Travis d’Arnaud. Syndergaard has become one of the best pitchers in baseball […]

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Mets Projected to Have Worst Up-the-Middle Defense

An article by posted on 24/02/2017 0 Comments
Mets Projected to Have Worst Up-the-Middle Defense

With a little over a month left until Opening Day, John Dewan of ACTA Sports recently ranked his projections for the best and worst middle defense for the 2017 season based on defensive runs saved. Last on that list, was the New York Mets middle infield. Dewan projected the Mets middle infielders to have a […]

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Collins Eyes Wheeler For First Game Action On March 8th

An article by posted on 22/02/2017 0 Comments
Collins Eyes Wheeler For First Game Action On March 8th

Terry Collins spoke with reporters today and said that Zack Wheeler‘s bullpen today was the best he’s seen since his surgery. Wheeler threw 30 pitches at about 85-90% effort and incorporated curveballs. Collins also mentioned that Wheeler could pitch in a Spring Training game on March 8th, after a day off. The rest of the […]

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Pitching Expert Says Noah Syndergaard Is At Risk For Injury

An article by posted on 18/02/2017 0 Comments
Pitching Expert Says Noah Syndergaard Is At Risk For Injury

New York Mets fans might want to look away from this one. One of baseball’s best pitching gurus has some potential bad news for the Mets and their ace. Noah Syndergaard will likely be injured by “the second week of June.” Those are the words of pitching expert Tom House. House was formerly the Texas […]

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Mets Hope New Batting Stance Helps Travis d’Arnaud

An article by posted on 18/02/2017 0 Comments
Mets Hope New Batting Stance Helps Travis d’Arnaud

Travis d’Arnaud was a huge disappointment for the New York Mets this past season hitting only .247/.307/.323 in 75 games. His swing has so much going on, and the Mets need to fix it, and fast. He spent time this offseason working with hitting coach Kevin Long rebuilding his batting setup. This week as pitchers […]

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MLB Considers Changing Order of Batting Practice

An article by posted on 17/02/2017 0 Comments
MLB Considers Changing Order of Batting Practice

According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the Commissioners Office and the Players Association are in talks to change the order of batting practice. As it stands right now, the home team takes BP first, then the visitors. Under this new order, the home team would hit second, with the visitors hitting first. […]

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Remembering Gary “Kid” Carter

An article by posted on 16/02/2017 0 Comments
Remembering Gary “Kid” Carter

Five years ago today, this world lost an amazing person. Known not just as a great ball player but an even better man, Gary Carter lost his battle with brain cancer on February 16, 2012. Given the nickname “The Kid” for his shear joy of the game, Carter was known for his big infectious smile […]

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Erik Goeddel Healthy After Surgery To Remove Bone Spur

An article by posted on 15/02/2017 0 Comments
Erik Goeddel Healthy After Surgery To Remove Bone Spur

According to MLB.com’s Anthony Dicomo, Mets reliever Erik Goeddel has reported to camp fully healthy and will resume a normal throwing schedule as camp processes. Goeddel underwent surgery in October to remove a bone spur in his pitching elbow. Goeddel called the diagnosis “a relief,” as he is currently competing for one of the final three […]

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Addison Reed Ready For Any Role

An article by posted on 11/02/2017 0 Comments
Addison Reed Ready For Any Role

Since the Mets acquired him way back when in 2015, Addison Reed has been nothing but a god-sent for the Mets. In 97 games since being acquired, Reed has been one of the top set-up men in the game. In his Mets career, he has a 1.84 ERA with 108 strikeouts and a 10.5 K/9 […]

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SNY Announces Spring Training Broadcast Schedule

An article by posted on 10/02/2017 0 Comments
SNY Announces Spring Training Broadcast Schedule

Mets fans it’s that time of year again. There may be snow on the ground but baseball season is right around the corner. Pitchers and catchers report in two days, with exhibition games starting two weeks later. Mets fans will get to hear the beloved Gary Cohen’s voice early this year. Via a tweet from MLB.com’s […]

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