Matt Balasis

I’ve been a Met fan since August 1969 when a fire resulted in the Red Cross placing my family on the 6th floor of a building in Willets Point. I could see Shea from our balcony and I knew something big was going on. I followed them through the dark years and the resurgence of the 80’s only (sadly) to miss the fall of 86 because I was in Boot Camp. I've been serving penance ever since in Minnesota where I'm an SLP. I've written a lot about the Mets in an effort to share with my kids (and anyone else who might listen), a sporting tradition that made much of my childhood worthwhile. Follow me on twitter: https://twitter.com/MatthewBalasis

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Piggy-Backing Niese and Gee Could Be Solution To Mets Rotation

An article by posted on May 23, 2015 0 Comments
Piggy-Backing Niese and Gee Could Be Solution To Mets Rotation

Piggy-backing is a practice employed primarily in the low minors where teams will pair 8 starting pitchers into 4 tandems that alternate starting and relieving duties from one start to the next. The games are usually split into 5 and 4 inning increments. The idea behind it involves limiting pitch counts while helping to gradually […]

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The Mets Need To Diversify Their Hitting Approach

An article by posted on May 20, 2015 0 Comments
The Mets Need To Diversify Their Hitting Approach

Exit velocity reminds me of a roommate I had who once decided to chase a full turkey dinner with a Domino’s Hawaiian and a six-pack. He was in a recliner across the room making gurgling noises. I look up and realize the noises were coming from his belly, which was moving — on it’s own, like […]

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Some More Managerial Options For The Mets

An article by posted on May 18, 2015 0 Comments
Some More Managerial Options For The Mets

Couple of years back I wrote a piece where I detailed several alternatives to Terry Collins as Manager of the NY Mets. You can read it here if you are so inclined. Well, here we are two years later and wouldn’t you know it, Terry is still our manager. I guess none of the options I […]

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Another Jeff Wilpon Controversy, Pedro Slams COO In Tell All Book.

An article by posted on May 2, 2015 0 Comments
Another Jeff Wilpon Controversy, Pedro Slams COO In Tell All Book.

There are players you follow as a fan, players you only get to know from a distance. Some may come of as one dimensional through no fault of their own — they are after all solely and perhaps obsessively devoted to their craft with a single minded devotion. They almost have to be this way […]

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Communication Breakdown… Is Collins On Board With Flores As His Shortstop?

An article by posted on April 29, 2015 0 Comments
Communication Breakdown… Is Collins On Board With Flores As His Shortstop?

I’ve never quite wrapped my mind around the notion that Terry Collins is the right manager for these NY Mets. I have my reasons, mostly grounded in my skepticism about his handling of a very young impressionable group that could benefit from a more patient and supportive hand … But while it’s hard to complain […]

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MMO Original Feature: NY Media Changing Perception Of Mets At Snail’s Pace

An article by posted on April 27, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Original Feature: NY Media Changing Perception Of Mets At Snail’s Pace

I’ve been running out of things to complain about with these 2015 Mets. It’s resulted in kind of a complaint deficit that I had to compensate for by griping about other stuff, like the lack of funding for the Near Earth Object program, or why an eagle would drop a large Northern Pike on my […]

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Featured Post: Are These Mets For Real?

An article by posted on April 24, 2015 0 Comments
Featured Post: Are These Mets For Real?

The Mets are off to one of the best starts in their history. At 13 and 3 they currently possess the best record in baseball. Beyond the euphoria, however, there are questions that inevitably arise from this start. Mets fans can be guarded given their recent history, but at some point the confidence becomes infectious […]

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Chicken Soup For A Mets Fan’s Soul

An article by posted on April 21, 2015 0 Comments
Chicken Soup For A Mets Fan’s Soul

There was a hilarious viral video that made its rounds the other day featuring the crying image of Matthew McConaughey from Interstellar watching his children growing up. However in the spoof video he was watching the new Star Wars trailer. All I could think about was how instead of a time traveling astronaut, that could […]

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MLB To Launch Investigation Into Rash of Positive Stanozolol Results

An article by posted on April 15, 2015 0 Comments
MLB To Launch Investigation Into Rash of Positive Stanozolol Results

Commonly sold under the name Winstrol (oral) and Wonstrol Depot (intramuscular), Stanozolol is a synthetic anabolic steroid that began to be widely used in sports during the 80’s but which has actually been around since 1962. It was in fact the steroid that Canadian sprinter Ben Johnson tested positive on in 1988. As of 4/14, […]

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Mets Welcome Back A Groggy 10th Player

An article by posted on April 15, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Welcome Back A Groggy 10th Player

We’ve had some tough times us Mets fans. The road to 2015 has been fraught with heartache. We tell ourselves we’re used to it, we can handle it, but it hasn’t been easy. We take solace in whatever consolation may come our way. We’ve been more or less able to plan October events without compunction […]

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