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Is Cory Mazzoni A Bullpen Option For The Mets?

An article by posted on January 6, 2014 0 Comments
Is Cory Mazzoni A Bullpen Option For The Mets?

There has been some buzz this offseason regarding Cory Mazzoni possibly making the Mets’ Opening Day roster as a reliever. This shouldn’t come as a surprise, as the Mets do have to fill some holes in the bullpen and many have seen Mazzoni as a player that could transition to the pen now that there is such […]

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Chris Young Could Be In Line For A Bounce-Back Season With The Mets

An article by posted on January 6, 2014 0 Comments
Chris Young Could Be In Line For A Bounce-Back Season With The Mets

Chris Young has 20/20 potential. There is no doubting his ceiling is high—he is a former All-Star who plays excellent defense. The problem has been that since his breakout 2010 season, where he batted .257, hit 27 homeruns, and stole 28 bases, his offensive numbers have been on the decline. But somewhere in there, when […]

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Can Lucas Duda Lock Down The First Base Job For The Mets?

An article by posted on January 5, 2014 0 Comments
Can Lucas Duda Lock Down The First Base Job For The Mets?

Who’s on first? That’s the second time this week that I’ve started off an article with that sentence, and it’s simply because the first base position is still very convoluted for the Mets with Ike Davis in the mix. It’s my belief that the Mets have no intention of heading into the 2014 season with […]

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With Pitchers And Catchers Creeping Up, Who Is The Mets’ Ace?

An article by posted on January 4, 2014 0 Comments
With Pitchers And Catchers Creeping Up, Who Is The Mets’ Ace?

Flashback to November, 2012. The Mets were coming fresh off their first season featuring a 20-game winner since the 1990, and the rumors were heating up that their Cy Young award winning pitcher, R.A. Dickey, would be on the move. The next logical discussion involved who would step up and be the ace of the […]

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MLBTR Plays Matchmaker, Likes Stephen Drew In Blue & Orange

An article by posted on January 3, 2014 0 Comments
MLBTR Plays Matchmaker, Likes Stephen Drew In Blue & Orange

It seems that Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors thinks the Mets are the best fit for Stephen Drew. Well, that makes the two of us—and probably thousands of us who want to see the Mets bring in a quality shortstop. I’ve said from day one that the Mets disinterest regarding Drew was most likely a […]

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Prospect Pulse: Jayce Boyd Will Be In The Mix In 2015

An article by posted on January 3, 2014 0 Comments
Prospect Pulse: Jayce Boyd Will Be In The Mix In 2015

Jayce Boyd, First Base Bats: R Throws: R Height: 6’3″ Weight: 185 lb. Position: First Base Age: 23 (Happy Birthday, Jayce!) ETA: 2015 2013 MMO Top Prospect Rank: NR Boyd was selected in the sixth round of the 2012 draft out of Florida State University. He played both third and first base while attending FSU, and […]

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Allan Dykstra: A Sabermetrician’s Dream

An article by posted on January 3, 2014 18 Comments
Allan Dykstra: A Sabermetrician’s Dream

Allan Dykstra was drafted in the first round of the 2008 MLB Draft by the San Diego Padres. He played his college ball at Wake Forest University, and the Demon Deacon was considered one of the top power threats in college baseball at the time. Some considered Dykstra to be a better prospect than Ike […]

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Flashback: Prospect Pulse On Outfielder Juan Lagares

An article by posted on January 2, 2014 0 Comments
Flashback: Prospect Pulse On Outfielder Juan Lagares

I thought it would be cool to look back at one of my very first Prospect Pulse pieces that I did here on MMO from about a year ago. It was on the Mets’ current centerfielder Juan Lagares. I remember when I first wrote this, I didn’t think Lagares had a shot at getting to the big leagues until […]

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Could Brandon Allen Be A Dark Horse At First Base For The Mets?

An article by posted on January 2, 2014 0 Comments
Could Brandon Allen Be A Dark Horse At First Base For The Mets?

“Who’s on first?” Those words have become more than just an Abbott & Costello skit for New York Mets fans this winter. Those words have been somewhat of a rallying cry. Trade Ike Davis…No, keep him…Lucas Duda gives us the best offensive production from first base…I like the idea of a Josh Satin platoon with […]

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A Closer Look at Mets’ LHP Prospect Steven Matz

An article by posted on December 31, 2013 0 Comments
A Closer Look at Mets’ LHP Prospect Steven Matz

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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