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Prospect Pulse: Analyzing Second Base Prospect Reese Havens

An article by posted on February 7, 2013 0 Comments
Prospect Pulse: Analyzing Second Base Prospect Reese Havens

Player Name: Reese Havens  Bats: L  Throws: R Height: 6’1″  Weight: 195 lb. Position: Second Base  Age: 26  MMO Top Prospect Ranking: NR ETA: 2013 Background: There’s not much that I can tell you about Reese Havens that you probably don’t already know. He was drafted in the 1st round of the 2008 MLB Draft out of the University […]

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Prospect Pulse: Analyzing Mets Shortstop Prospect Philip Evans

An article by posted on February 2, 2013 0 Comments
Prospect Pulse: Analyzing Mets Shortstop Prospect Philip Evans

Player Name: Philip Evans Bats: R  Throws: R Height: 5’10″  Weight: 185 lb. Position: Shortstop Age: 20 (turns 21 in September) MMO Top Prospect Ranking: 14  ETA: 2015 Background: Here’s what MMO had to say about Evans in the recent top 25 prospect feature: The 2011 15th round pick who received a significant over-slot $660K bonus has […]

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Prospect Pulse: Jack Leathersich – Making His Debut In 2013?

An article by posted on February 1, 2013 0 Comments
Prospect Pulse: Jack Leathersich – Making His Debut In 2013?

Player Name: Jack Leathersich Bats: R  Throws: L Height: 5’11”  Weight: 205 lb. Position: Relief Pitcher Age: 22 (turns 23 in July) MMO Top Prospect Ranking #16 ETA: 2013? Here is what MMO had to say about Leathersich from their recent Top 25 Prospect list: Jack “Leather Rocket” Leathersich is quite the interesting case. He was our […]

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The Forgotten Players: The Untold Story Of Performance Enhancing Drugs In Baseball

An article by posted on January 25, 2013 0 Comments

I once heard an interview where a player gave his estimation of how many players were on some sort of performance enhancing drug when he played in the early 2000s. He said it was ninety percent of the players—in other words, nine out of ten guys. Let that marinate for a second. I don’t remember […]

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I Love This Game

An article by posted on January 18, 2013 0 Comments
I Love This Game

The smell of fresh cut grass on a summer day is still one of my favorite smells in the world. That smell has the ability to draw memories that are buried deep in my subconscious mind, like a super powered magnet draws a needle from a haystack. Anyone who’s played this great game of baseball […]

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MMO Post of the Week: Are Advanced Statistics Hurting Or Helping The Game?

An article by posted on January 11, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Post of the Week: Are Advanced Statistics Hurting Or Helping The Game?

Somewhere along the line baseball became more than just a game. Once upon a time, baseball was a simple game. The goal is to score more runs than your opponent. Each team is given 27 outs to score as many runs as they can. In order to score runs, a team’s players have to get […]

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Should The New York Mets Pursue Jair Jurrjens?

An article by posted on January 4, 2013 0 Comments
Should The New York Mets Pursue Jair Jurrjens?

Question: How many free-agent pitchers are 26 years-old, have had two seasons at the major league level with sub 3.00 ERA, and were named to an All-Star game? Answer: Jair Jurrjens There has been little to no talk about Jurrjens hooking on with any teams this offseason. The question is why? Granted, he is coming off […]

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Are The New York Mets Really Rebuilding From The Ground Up?

An article by posted on January 3, 2013 0 Comments
Are The New York Mets Really Rebuilding From The Ground Up?

We have heard that the Mets are going through a complete overhaul, rebuilding the organization from the ground up. Until the trade that sent RA Dickey to the Blue Jays for prominent prospects Travis d’Arnaud and Noah Syndergaard, it sure didn’t look like a team that was rebuilding. The Dickey trade was the first action taken […]

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Believe It Or Not, The Mets Have Gotten Worse

An article by posted on December 11, 2012 0 Comments
Believe It Or Not, The Mets Have Gotten Worse

It’s really hard to believe, but the Mets have gotten worse this off-season. They haven’t done anything to improve on their 2012 season. In fact, they lost a couple of players that helped them to their mediocre performance in 2012. There was a reason why the Mets waited until the Winter Meetings to sign David […]

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If The Mets Trade R.A. Dickey, Who Becomes The Team’s Ace?

An article by posted on November 30, 2012 0 Comments
If The Mets Trade R.A. Dickey, Who Becomes The Team’s Ace?

Now that the Mets have locked up David Wright to an extension, they will probably shift their attention to the 2012 Cy Young award winner, RA Dickey. Could the reason why Wright finally agreed to sign on the dotted line be because he and Dickey are truly a package deal, and now the Mets are going to lock […]

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