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Matt Harvey, The Real Baseball Maverick

An article by posted on April 9, 2015 0 Comments
Matt Harvey, The Real Baseball Maverick

The temperature is in the mid-40s. It’s a dreary, early spring day on the east coast. It’s not exactly the type of day you would be running to the ballpark to watch a game. That is, unless, the pitching matchup features Stephen Strasburg and Matt Harvey. Below, you will find an actual text conversation that […]

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Montero Could Be Best No. 5 Pitcher In League

An article by posted on March 26, 2015 0 Comments
Montero Could Be Best No. 5 Pitcher In League

It wasn’t long ago that we were referring to Rafael Montero as “The Dominator” here at MMO, as his pitching performances often left us with our mouths hanging open, and each performance seemed to get better and better. Then he was called up to make a few starts with the Mets last year, and all […]

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Steven Matz Makes Grapefruit League Debut

An article by posted on March 3, 2014 0 Comments
Steven Matz Makes Grapefruit League Debut

You’ve heard the name before, but 2013 was the first real look at the Mets’ LHP prospect Steven Matz due to him missing significant time recovering from arm injuries. I recently named him as my Mets’ pitching prospect to watch in 2014, as he seems to be on a path to be named a top-five […]

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Inside Look: Dead Arm Syndrome

An article by posted on February 26, 2014 0 Comments
Inside Look: Dead Arm Syndrome

Here is a little more information about what Jon Niese thinks he is experiencing, and why the Mets are sending him back to New York for a MRI. The following is taken from Wikipedia: Dead arm syndrome starts with repetitive motion and forces on the posterior capsule of the shoulder. The posterior capsule is a band of fibrous […]

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Bartolo Colon Held Out Of Workouts Due To Tight Calf

An article by posted on February 26, 2014 0 Comments
Bartolo Colon Held Out Of Workouts Due To Tight Calf

Terry Collins advised the reporters earlier today that Bartolo Colon is experiencing some tightness in his calf. Colon was held out of team workouts on Wednesday, and instead, rode the stationary bike. Adam Rubin reported that Collins said ”I just told Bartolo this morning, ‘Hey, look, stay in and get some treatment.’ He rode the bike […]

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It’s Clear That Ike Davis Is The Best Option At First Base For The Mets

An article by posted on February 26, 2014 0 Comments
It’s Clear That Ike Davis Is The Best Option At First Base For The Mets

Ike Davis is two seasons removed from his breakout campaign in 2012, where he belted 32 homeruns. It’s such a rare feat in major league baseball to hit 30-plus homeruns that only 5-10% of players do this, on average, any given season. You can’t hit 30 homeruns in a season by accident. Davis gets a […]

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Mets Still Unimpressed With Ruben Tejada

An article by posted on February 25, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Still Unimpressed With Ruben Tejada

The Ruben Tejada saga won’t go away. The Mets have been linked to free-agent Stephen Drew, and now to Nick Franklin, evidentally because they are not convinced that Ruben Tejada is the everyday shortstop. We know this because if they were convinced Tejada was their man, we still wouldn’t be having these discussions. Early news […]

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Featured Post: Can Eric Young Have a .350 OBP If He Bunts More?

An article by posted on February 21, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: Can Eric Young Have a .350 OBP If He Bunts More?

“Know what the difference between hitting .250 and .300 is? It’s 25 hits. 25 hits in 500 at bats is 50 points, okay? There’s 6 months in a season, that’s about 25 weeks. That means if you get just one extra flare a week – just one – a gorp… you get a groundball, you […]

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Noah Syndergaard and the “Hook from Hell”

An article by posted on February 18, 2014 0 Comments
Noah Syndergaard and the “Hook from Hell”

If you read some of the reports coming out of Port St. Lucie yesterday, you would think everyone just crawled out from under a rock. I can’t remember the last time a bullpen session caused so much buzz. Noah Syndergaard, the Mets’ No. 1 prospect, put on an incredible show yesterday. What was everyone expecting? […]

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Mets Camp Almost At Full Attendance Already

An article by posted on February 18, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Camp Almost At Full Attendance Already

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN.com, “the Mets have pretty much everyone in camp, including position players, even though those players are not required to report until Thursday.” The two players that were invited and still weren’t in camp are Omar Quintanilla and Wilmer Flores. Flores was due to arrive this morning, after finishing his […]

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