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The Mets Should Look To Tighten Up Defense At Shortstop

An article by posted on December 9, 2013 0 Comments
The Mets Should Look To Tighten Up Defense At Shortstop

It sounds like the Mets won’t be adding Stephen Drew to hold down the shortstop position next season. Sandy Alderson also noted that Ruben Tejada could be the Mets’ shortstop when the season starts in 2014. Mets’ Twitter broke out into a panic when this news broke at around 6:15pm on the first night of […]

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The Clock Is Ticking On Sandy Alderson’s Plan For The Mets

An article by posted on November 29, 2013 0 Comments
The Clock Is Ticking On Sandy Alderson’s Plan For The Mets

We keep hearing the word “plan” tossed around this winter. Nobody knows what the plan is, as it seems to change from day-to-day and week-to-week. As legendary hockey coach Herb Brooks would say, this Mets off-season has looked a lot like “two monkeys trying to hump a football.” The only “plan,” as I see it, […]

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Discipline vs. Patience and The Mets’ Offensive Philosophy

An article by posted on November 25, 2013 0 Comments
Discipline vs. Patience and The Mets’ Offensive Philosophy

The terms “discipline at the plate” and “patience at the plate” come up quite often when discussing hitters’ approaches at the plate—especially if you are a Mets fan. This notion that the organization is teaching their hitters to be more patient is a questionable one to say the least. The two terms sound like they […]

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The Mets May Be Watching The Off Season Parade Go By…Again

An article by posted on November 13, 2013 0 Comments
The Mets May Be Watching The Off Season Parade Go By…Again

Joe D. wrote earlier that the Marlon Byrd signing was a “power play” by the Philadelphia Phillies, and he couldn’t be more correct. It was a power play because they knew the Mets were interested in Byrd, and this signing could have also priced out a lot of the players for the Mets. It potentially […]

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The Off-Season Phases Of New York Mets Fans

An article by posted on November 8, 2013 0 Comments

We all have the plan that is going to make the Mets successful in 2014–sign this guy, trade that guy–we’ve heard every possible combination out there, but does it ever really go as we plan? Every Mets fan goes through four phases during the off-season: excitement, heart break, anger, and eventually acceptance. The excitement comes […]

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The New York Mets And Their Mysterious Arizona Fall League Strategy

An article by posted on November 8, 2013 0 Comments
The New York Mets And Their Mysterious Arizona Fall League Strategy

I always thought that the Arizona Fall League was a place where teams sent their top prospects to play against the top prospects of other teams. The reasoning behind this is to get them playing against the best competition available, which would be beneficial to their development. In fact, on the AFL official website, it […]

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New York Mets To Protect A Few Prospects On 40-Man Roster

An article by posted on November 7, 2013 0 Comments
New York Mets To Protect A Few Prospects On 40-Man Roster

Adam Rubin reported earlier today that the Mets will not add more than a few prospects to the 40-man roster. There are already two prospects on the 40-man roster, including Juan Centeno and Matt den Dekker. That would ultimately leave four roster spots open on the 40-man. A few players that could be exposed to the Rule 5 Draft […]

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MMO Flashback: Grady Sizemore Is Still Out There – A Risk The Mets Should Take?

An article by posted on November 7, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Flashback: Grady Sizemore Is Still Out There – A Risk The Mets Should Take?

I wrote a piece last October questioning whether the Mets should take a shot on Grady Sizemore. He should be fully recovered from knee injuries now, and could be signed on a minor league deal. Why not take a shot? I’m not talking about making Sizemore the main signing this off-season, I’m talking about taking […]

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Mets Pitching Prospect To Watch In 2014: LHP Steven Matz

An article by posted on November 7, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Pitching Prospect To Watch In 2014: LHP Steven Matz

Steven Matz is often the forgotten Mets prospect due to all the time he has missed with injuries since being drafted in 2009. He finally pitched in his first professional game in 2012, and has put up solid numbers ever since. Matz is a southpaw with an electric fastball that touches 95 mph, a solid curve […]

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Hot Stove Mailbag: Is Jeff Samardzija A Trade Target For The Mets?

An article by posted on November 6, 2013 0 Comments
Hot Stove Mailbag: Is Jeff Samardzija A Trade Target For The Mets?

Nick asks… There have been talks that Jeff Samardzija may again be available in the trade market. What would it cost the Mets to get the deal done, and is it even a realistic option? He did pitch over 200+ innings last year, so he could be that back end innings eater at an affordable price of an […]

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