Willywater88

I am a 27 year old Queens native and Mets fan since the days of Alfonzo and Piazza. Jay Payton was my first favorite player. Scott Kazmir being traded still haunts me at night.

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Philosophy Of Flexibility Part II – Infield Evaluation

An article by posted on November 29, 2015 0 Comments
Philosophy Of Flexibility Part II – Infield Evaluation

In part one of the Philosophy of Flexibility I outlined the different types of flexibility that are used to construct a baseball team. These areas were positional, lineup, pitching and financial flexibility. Applying this lens to the Mets current roster, the biggest area of concern from this perspective is the construction of the infield. Infield Evaluation Assuming […]

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Featured Post: The Philosophy Of Flexibility (Part I)

An article by posted on November 18, 2015 0 Comments
Featured Post: The Philosophy Of Flexibility (Part I)

Some teams build around pitching, some around contact hitting and others around youth and player control. Allow me to introduce another philosophy into the construction of a baseball team and this is the philosophy of flexibility, one that Sandy Alderson appears to partially be utilizing. The philosophy of flexibility stems from what I believe is […]

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Featured Article: Player Performance Before and After Free Agency

An article by posted on November 10, 2015 0 Comments
Featured Article: Player Performance Before and After Free Agency

First and foremost, I’d like to say it has been a wonderful year reading and discussing Mets baseball with all of you here at MMO. It has been an incredible season of roller-coaster emotions and we could sure use some time to unwind and be productive. However, if you can’t find the willpower to distance […]

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Featured Post: Potential Hitters For Mets To Target

An article by posted on June 19, 2015 0 Comments
Featured Post: Potential Hitters For Mets To Target

In a previous article where I postulated that it was time for the Mets to trade quantity for quality, a common sentiment from readers was that we need to trade for hitting, not for pitching. I stayed away from discussing hitting targets as acquiring one would not only involve a speculated trade scenario, it would […]

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Mets Don’t View Kevin Plawecki As A Trade Chip

An article by posted on June 8, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Don’t View Kevin Plawecki As A Trade Chip

According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, the Mets do not view rookie catcher Kevin Plawecki as a potential trade chip this season, preferring instead to hang onto him as insurance for regular catcher Travis d’Arnaud. Last week, William Li made a strong case for hanging onto Plawecki, which you can read below. […]

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Featured Post: Sandy’s Next Move Should Be Trading Quantity For Quality

An article by posted on May 21, 2015 0 Comments
Featured Post: Sandy’s Next Move Should Be Trading Quantity For Quality

While having too much pitching is deemed a myth by many baseball fans, I believe the New York Mets have officially reached this paradox. Rare as it is to have so much depth, the Mets are crossing the point from developing their prospects to perhaps hindering them by keeping them in the minor leagues. When […]

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Collins’ Bullpen Management: Familia Unconcerned With Heavy Workload

An article by posted on May 8, 2015 0 Comments
Collins’ Bullpen Management: Familia Unconcerned With Heavy Workload

Jeurys Familia told the New York Post he is unconcerned with his heavy workload and the pace with which manager Terry Collins is using him. “T.C. knows when we need a day, when we feel tired,” Familia said. “He knows what he is doing. He is a smart manager, and when somebody needs a day just […]

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2015 Mets Staff and Community Predictions Thread

An article by posted on April 5, 2015 0 Comments
2015 Mets Staff and Community Predictions Thread

With Spring Training officially wrapped up and the 2015 season set to begin, now would be the perfect time for everyone to state their 2015 predictions. Why leave all the fun of predicting how our players and team performs to the beat writers and the “experts”? In the time that I have spent reading and […]

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Three Overlooked Areas That Could Hurt Mets in 2015

An article by posted on March 28, 2015 0 Comments
Three Overlooked Areas That Could Hurt Mets in 2015

With the season opener drawing ever so closer, MMO is buzzing with excitement, optimism, scorn and dozens of other emotions. As much as I am looking forward to the upcoming campaign, I do have a few concerns with the makeup of our lineup. Below are three roster issues that I believe could come back to […]

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The Value Of Lineup Flexibility

An article by posted on December 2, 2014 0 Comments
The Value Of Lineup Flexibility

In the land of baseball, the strength of pitching is well regarded, the effectiveness of speed and defense is also well documented and the power of hitting is revered. Yet there is one skill among them that is rarely spoken of and that is the value of flexibility. Flexibility is the ability to minimize the […]

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