Mets News & Notes

Update: HOF Voting For Piazza Going Down To The Wire

An article by posted on January 3, 2015 0 Comments
Update: HOF Voting For Piazza Going Down To The Wire

Mike Piazza currently appears on 78.9 percent of the vote based on 119 Hall of Fame ballots that have been made public, as tracked by Baseball Think Factory. That figure is down from the 79.5 percent on Monday, when 83 ballots had been tabulated. However, it is still slightly ahead of the 75 percent threshold […]

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Winter Ball Wrap-up: Flores, Puello, Rivera Finish Strong

An article by posted on January 3, 2015 0 Comments
Winter Ball Wrap-up: Flores, Puello, Rivera Finish Strong

All the Winter Ball regular season games are now over with the playoffs already underway in every league other than the Venezuelan League. The Venezuelan league still has a 3-way tie-breaker to take care of before playoffs can start. Unfortunately, the team Wilmer Flores has been playing for, the Bravos de Margarita, finished in last […]

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Interview With Fan Behind Mets Billboard and #FREEMETSFANS Campaign

An article by posted on January 3, 2015 0 Comments
Interview With Fan Behind Mets Billboard and #FREEMETSFANS Campaign

Here’s a Q&A I conducted with Gary Palumbo on Friday. Salty Gary, as he is better known in the MMO community, is the Mets fan behind the Twitter account @MetsBillboard and the #FREEMETSFANS KickStarter Campaign to erect two “Sell the Team” billboards on Roosevelt Ave. – a stone’s throw away from Citi Field. What inspired […]

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Mets Are Getting Some Positive Reviews

An article by posted on January 2, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Are Getting Some Positive Reviews

Last week, I wrote about how the tide seems to be shifting with how the Mets are viewed by mainstream media. I even predicted that a few sites like ESPN or Fox Sports would choose the Mets as their playoffs sleeper pick for 2015. Even online sports betting is reflecting a positive seismic shift towards […]

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Metrics Point To Breakthrough Season For Jon Niese

An article by posted on January 2, 2015 0 Comments
Metrics Point To Breakthrough Season For Jon Niese

In a in a recent piece on Fangraphs, Josh Barnes takes an in depth look at how Jon Niese had improved the last two months of the 2014 season. By using an improved change up, Barnes shows how Niese has become more effective and a better pitcher since last August 6th. While Barnes writes this […]

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A Happy New Year To All Of You From MMO!

An article by posted on December 31, 2014 0 Comments
A Happy New Year To All Of You From MMO!

There’s a stunning aerial shot, taken only a couple of hours ago by NYPD, of the greatest city in the world – New York City. It’s incredible isn’t it, how hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world are here tonight to celebrate the passing of 2014 and usher in a brand New […]

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Reds Acquire Marlon Byrd From Phillies

An article by posted on December 31, 2014 0 Comments
Reds Acquire Marlon Byrd From Phillies

The Cincinnati Reds have acquired outfielder Marlon Byrd from the Philadelphia Phillies in exchange for RHP prospect Ben Lively. Byrd, 37, hit 25 home runs and drove in 85 runs for the Phillies last year, and owned a slash line of .264/.312/.445 in 591 plate appearances. Byrd was involved in the 2013 August trade along […]

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Dodgers DFA Erisbel Arruebarrena; Is He An Option For Mets?

An article by posted on December 31, 2014 0 Comments
Dodgers DFA Erisbel Arruebarrena; Is He An Option For Mets?

The Dodgers have designated shortstop Erisbel Arruebarrena for assignment, the team announced today. The move was to create space on the active roster for recently signed Brett Anderson. Arruebarrena, 24, defected from Cuba last November and signed a 5 year, $25 million dollar deal with the Dodgers in February. He spent most of last season […]

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Shortstop Market: Drew Looking For $9-10 Million

An article by posted on December 30, 2014 0 Comments
Shortstop Market: Drew Looking For $9-10 Million

Stephen Drew is looking for a one year deal worth $9 to $10 million according to Joel Sherman of the Post. However, interested teams see that as too high and not in their price range. Drew’s agent, Scott Boras, has emphasized the career .764 OPS the lefty swinger took into last season as representative of […]

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Terry Collins Now At A Career Crossroads

An article by posted on December 30, 2014 0 Comments
Terry Collins Now At A Career Crossroads

Buster Olney, in his latest for ESPN Insider, listed ten MLB players who are at a crossroads in 2015. He also managed to squeeze in one manager. Our manager. “The Mets’ pitching has matured, and Matt Harvey is on track to return from Tommy John surgery in 2015, making this a team poised to make […]

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