Mets Daddy

Mets Daddy was raised to be a Mets fan by birth, and now he is raising a Mets fan of his own. He also uses Sabermetrics to either confirm the proverbial eye test or to see if we're seeing things with Mets colored glasses. He looks forward to bringing this perspective to MMO. His work, including the tales of raising his son a Mets fan, can also be seen at MetsDaddy.com.

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The Time To Trade Ruben Tejada Is Now

An article by posted on March 8, 2016 0 Comments
The Time To Trade Ruben Tejada Is Now

I’m sure Jedd Gyorko could be the answer to many questions. However, I’m fairly positive he’s not the answer to the question, “Who should be your starting shortstop?” With the injury to All Star shortstop Jhonny Peralta, Gyorko is the Cardinals starting shortstop. Unless the Cardinals make a move, Gyorko will be the shortstop for the next two to […]

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David Wright Can Take All the Time He Needs

An article by posted on March 7, 2016 0 Comments
David Wright Can Take All the Time He Needs

The Mets just completed their first week of Spring Training games, and David Wright never stepped foot on the field. He might not for another two weeks. This is the beginning of what is the new normal for Wright. This is going to be Wright’s first full season playing with spinal stenosis.  He has to learn how to […]

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Jenrry Mejia Claims MLB Conspired To Ban Him With Doctored Test Results

An article by posted on March 4, 2016 0 Comments
Jenrry Mejia Claims MLB Conspired To Ban Him With Doctored Test Results

After a third failed PED test, Mets reliever Jenrry Mejia threw his entire career away for his continued use of banned substances. At the age of 26, he received a lifetime ban from baseball on February 12,  essentially ending his MLB career. In an earlier MMO article, different avenues were examined as to the reason why […]

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Will Daniel Murphy Be A Formidable Opponent

An article by posted on March 3, 2016 0 Comments
Will Daniel Murphy Be A Formidable Opponent

(Photo: Anthony DiComo, MLB.com) In a few minutes, the Mets will play their first Spring Training game of the season. It also marks the first time the Mets will face Daniel Murphy as a member of the Nationals. It’s a good thing the game will not be televised because I’m not sure my eyes can handle it. I’m hoping […]

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Conforto Could Learn Much From Wright

An article by posted on March 2, 2016 0 Comments
Conforto Could Learn Much From Wright

It is surreal to think it was only 12 years ago that David Wright was walking into Mike Piazza‘s clubhouse. Now, with Piazza being retired, it’s his turn to walk into Wright’s clubhouse: For the Twitter folks: David Wright welcomes Mike Piazza to #Mets camp on Sunday morning: pic.twitter.com/Yq9k7jLkxz — Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) February 28, 2016 Back then, […]

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The Chapman Suspension Is a Joke

An article by posted on March 1, 2016 0 Comments
The Chapman Suspension Is a Joke

All the media and the fans were up in arms when Ray Rice received a two game suspension for knocking out his fiancée and dragging her out of an elevator. That weak suspension was 12.5% of the NFL season. The same people had similar angry reactions when Greg Hardy only received a four game suspension. […]

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Can Cespedes Play Before We Start Tearing Him Down?

An article by posted on February 25, 2016 0 Comments
Can Cespedes Play Before We Start Tearing Him Down?

Anthony DiComo, MLB.com Overall, it’s hard to imagine a scenario where Yoenis Cespedes’ 2016 season isn’t a disappointment. He’s expected to break Barry Bonds (or Roger Maris’) single season home run record, Hack Wilson’s single season RBI record, and find a cure for cancer. Yes, this is hyperbole, but it’s really not that far from what’s being expected of him. […]

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Collins Is Right, World Series Or Bust Is Unfair

An article by posted on February 25, 2016 0 Comments
Collins Is Right, World Series Or Bust Is Unfair

I remember back in 2000, the stories were that Bobby Valentine needed to make the World Series in order to keep his job. The amazing thing is he actually did it. Just think about everything that had to happen that year for the Mets to make the World Series. First, the Mets had an overhaul of its […]

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There’s More to Catching Than Just Throwing Out Baserunners

An article by posted on February 24, 2016 0 Comments
There’s More to Catching Than Just Throwing Out Baserunners

There is no more physically, psychologically, and intellectually demanding position in Major League Baseball than catcher. A catcher needs to know the entire scouting report for the opposition at the plate and on the basepaths. The catcher needs to balance a hitter’s strengths and weaknesses against his battery mate in calling a game. If a […]

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Terry Collins Brings Out the Best in the Mets

An article by posted on February 23, 2016 0 Comments
Terry Collins Brings Out the Best in the Mets

At this point, I’m simply in awe of this New York Mets team. It’s not just the pitching. It’s not just the power from the lineup. No, it’s the collection of the fine men they’ve assembled on this team: Terry Collins stopped practice to have the pitchers meet Ryan Williams who had a heart transplant. […]

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