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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Long Time Mets Director Bill Webb Not Returning Full Time to SNY

An article by posted on 21/02/2017 0 Comments
Long Time Mets Director Bill Webb Not Returning Full Time to SNY

Neil Best of Newsday reports long time Mets director, Fox Sports director, and Sportscasting Hall of Fame member Bill Webb will not be returning full time to SNY for the 2017 season.  This will mark the first time in the history of SNY Webb has not been the full time director of Mets games. Sadly, […]

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Terry Collins Names Candidates For Final Two Bullpen Spots

An article by posted on 16/02/2017 0 Comments
Terry Collins Names Candidates For Final Two Bullpen Spots

In a report by Mike Puma of the New York Post, Terry Collins said that Addison Reed, Hansel Robles, Jerry Blevins and Fernando Salas are all locked into bullpen spots (Collins seems to be presuming a Jeurys Familia suspension) to begin the season and mentioned the following pitchers as candidates for the final two spots: […]

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Is Zack Wheeler’s Future In The Bullpen?

An article by posted on 15/02/2017 0 Comments
Is Zack Wheeler’s Future In The Bullpen?

During Terry Collins‘ first Spring Training press conference, he overtly stated that Zack Wheeler is a starting pitcher. With the Mets publicly considering using Wheeler in the bullpen, at least to start the season, Collins’ statements reminded me of how Bobby Valentine once held a similar opinion about Jason Isringhausen. Back in 1999, the Mets were […]

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How Was Asdrubal Cabrera Defensively In 2016?

An article by posted on 11/02/2017 0 Comments
How Was Asdrubal Cabrera Defensively In 2016?

Asdrubal Cabrera had a terrific year at shortstop for the Mets in 2016 even if he did not have a good year defensively. Now, there are many things you can point to otherwise to say he did. His .986 fielding percentage was the fourth best in the major leagues last season. Certainly, he passed the […]

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Nationals, White Sox Discussing David Robertson Trade

An article by posted on 07/02/2017 0 Comments
Nationals, White Sox Discussing David Robertson Trade

According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Washington Nationals are discussing a trade to acquire closer David Robertson from the Chicago White Sox. The Nationals inability to acquire a closer, or even a marquee free agent for that matter, has been well documented. Mark Melancon, the closer they acquired at the trade deadline last year, […]

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Niese Schedules A Workout, Could He Interest Mets On Minor League Deal?

An article by posted on 07/02/2017 0 Comments
Niese Schedules A Workout, Could He Interest Mets On Minor League Deal?

According to Ken Davidoff of the New York Post, free agent left-handed pitcher Jon Niese will be working out on Wednesday in Florida for teams who may be interested in signing him.  At this time, it is unknown which teams will be attending the workout, however he was at Tradition Field on Monday training with […]

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OH NO! Adam Rubin Leaves The Mets Beat

An article by posted on 06/02/2017 0 Comments
OH NO! Adam Rubin Leaves The Mets Beat

In a recent tweet, Mets beat reporter for ESPN, Adam Rubin, has announced that he will be leaving the Mets beat as he is changing careers.  After having covered the Mets for the past 15 years for both the New York Daily News and ESPN, Rubin will now work in public relations. Rubin has been […]

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Kyle Johnson Describes A Minor Leaguer’s Financial Hardships

An article by posted on 31/01/2017 0 Comments
Kyle Johnson Describes A Minor Leaguer’s Financial Hardships

$10,750. That’s the minimum salary paid to a Triple-A baseball player.  With players playing from February until October that amounts to $1,343.75 per month.  Now, major league baseball teams will tell you they’re paying the players a more manageable $2,150.00 per month.  They say this because teams begin paying their minor leaguers once the minor […]

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2017 Mets Top 30 Prospects: #20 Chris Flexen, RHP

An article by posted on 28/01/2017 0 Comments
2017 Mets Top 30 Prospects: #20 Chris Flexen, RHP

#20 RHP Chris Flexen Ht: 6’3″ Wt: 235 Level: Advanced-A St. Lucie Mets B/T: R/R Age: 7/1/94 (22) Age Dif: -2.1 Acquired: Drafted in 2012 (14th round) from Memorial HS in Newark, CA Last year: 17 2016 Statistics: 10-9, 3.56 ERA, 25 G, 25 GS, 134.0 IP, 1.313 WHIP, 6.4 K/9 If you look not just at […]

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Mets Internal Bullpen Options

An article by posted on 25/01/2017 0 Comments
Mets Internal Bullpen Options

With Baseball America‘s Adam Rubin reporting the Mets are considering using low A starter P.J. Conlon out of the bullpen, the Mets are giving the impression that they may not sign any relief pitchers this offseason. This would coincide with earlier reports the Mets may not have the budget to acquire another player unless the […]

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