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The Mets Can’t Be Done Spending…Can They?

An article by posted on February 7, 2014 0 Comments
The Mets Can’t Be Done Spending…Can They?

I called Joe D. shortly after I heard the news that Sandy Alderson told the Mets’ season ticket holders that he wasn’t against giving Stephen Drew a contract with a third year. There is no secret about it, I am for the Mets going after Drew. Joe, on the other hand, wants to give Ruben […]

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Should The Best Hitter In The Lineup Bat Leadoff?

An article by posted on February 6, 2014 0 Comments
Should The Best Hitter In The Lineup Bat Leadoff?

The question posed in the title has been a hot topic in the MMO comment thread lately. I decided to take a look at this idea from a little different perspective and compare two players — Mike Trout and David Wright. I remember the first time I heard about this idea of the best hitter in […]

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The Mets’ First Base Competition

An article by posted on February 6, 2014 0 Comments
The Mets’ First Base Competition

Who’s on first? Rewind to about a month ago — The Mets seemed fully prepared to head into the 2014 with Lucas Duda at first base, and possibly a platoon situation where Josh Satin would be in the lineup against left-handed pitchers. Ike Davis was on the trading block, and the Mets weren’t actually keeping it […]

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Mets One Of Three Teams In On Fernando Rodney

An article by posted on February 4, 2014 0 Comments
Mets One Of Three Teams In On Fernando Rodney

February 4, 2014 Free agent closer Fernando Rodney now has three teams who are expressing strong interest in his services according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today Sports. Those teams are the Mariners, Orioles and Mets. You always have to be wary whenever Sandy Alderson downplays interest in someone. It almost always seems like he’s doing […]

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Eric Young Says His Favorite Position To Play Is Leadoff

An article by posted on February 4, 2014 0 Comments
Eric Young Says His Favorite Position To Play Is Leadoff

The Mets posted a short video of Eric Young, Jr today who said that his favorite position to play is leadoff. While not exactly a position, his point was that he’ll play wherever the Mets ask him to as long as it’s everyday and he’s batting first in the batting order. Terry Collins said Monday that […]

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The Mets’ Offensive Philosophy: Discipline vs Patience

An article by posted on February 3, 2014 0 Comments
The Mets’ Offensive Philosophy: Discipline vs Patience

There was a nice Q&A over on Metsblog with Mets’ hitting coach Dave Hudgens, who gave a little insight into what the Mets’ hitting philosophy is. Hudgens also spends a little time talking about Ike Davis and his recent woes, and seems pretty confident that he can turn things around. Matt Cerrone highlights one quote in […]

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Building A Case For Wilmer Flores At Shortstop

An article by posted on January 31, 2014 0 Comments
Building A Case For Wilmer Flores At Shortstop

By this point, everyone has heard that Sandy Alderson alluded to the fact that arguably the Mets’ best offensive prospect, Wilmer Flores, will be given time at shortstop this spring. We have been hearing for years that Flores was moved away from the position due to a lack of range. Flores, now 22, hasn’t played […]

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Lagares May Be The Odd Man Out

An article by posted on January 31, 2014 0 Comments
Lagares May Be The Odd Man Out

The news coming out of Flushing the past couple of days is starting to point to what may be a difficult pill for many Mets fans to swallow—Juan Lagares is starting to look like the odd man out in the Mets outfield in 2014. For whatever reason, Terry Collins seems happy heading into 2014 with Eric Young […]

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Is The Mets’ Farm System Too Pitcher-Heavy?

An article by posted on January 29, 2014 0 Comments
Is The Mets’ Farm System Too Pitcher-Heavy?

If there is one thing the Mets have going for them it is the very exciting crop of young pitchers in their farm system. The Mets have made some highlights this week after Keith Law, of ESPN, ranked the organization’s farm system as sixth-best in baseball. It seems that the strategy to stockpile as many […]

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MMO Mailbag: Should Mets Pursue Aledmys Diaz?

An article by posted on January 28, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Should Mets Pursue Aledmys Diaz?

We’ve received a dozen emails lately asking about Cuban shortstop Aledyms Diaz who will soon be eligible to sign with any MLB team. After falsifying his age, Diaz had been prevented from signing with any team, but his punishment is up Feb. 19. There has been plenty of interest in him and he’s considered one of […]

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