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MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Marlins at 7:05 PM

An article by posted on March 14, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Marlins at 7:05 PM

Righthander Zack Wheeler takes the hill tonight against the Miami Marlins at 7:05 PM in Jupiter. Wheeler will oppose RHP Tom Koehler for the Fish.  Tonight’s game will be broadcast on WOR 710 AM and former Mets closer John Franco will be calling the game, the first of three spring training games he will be calling. The Mets […]

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Adding a Former MVP to the Mix?

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Adding a Former MVP to the Mix?

If you don’t have a starting SS you’re comfortable with, less than 20 spring games to go, you have a problem. Meaning, we have a problem. You’ve heard all the names already, Nick Franklin, Stephen Drew, Didi Gregorius and Chris Owings. All seemingly will either command one of our better prospects, which none of them […]

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Mets Option deGrom and Walters to Triple-A

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Mets Option deGrom and Walters to Triple-A

The Mets announced that Jeff Walters and Jacob DeGrom have been optioned to Triple-A this morning. Both pitchers were vying for jobs in the Mets bullpen and were having solid Springs. The Mets signed deGrom in the 9th round of the 2010 June Amateur draft out of Stetson University. The right-hander has pitched in 51 minor league […]

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Tejada Commits Another Error, What Should Mets Do At Shortstop?

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Tejada Commits Another Error, What Should Mets Do At Shortstop?

Ruben Tejada committed his third error in six Grapefruit League games today against the Nationals, this time falling to handle a routine grounder to end the fourth inning. He also went 0-for-3 at the plate, including grounding into a 5-4-3 double play, and is now 1-for-15 this Spring. Afterward, Tejada told reporters, “Errors happen. Everybody makes them.” This […]

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Wheeler’s Command Not as Bad as it Seems

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Wheeler’s Command Not as Bad as it Seems

In a fantastic Fangraphs piece written by Jeff Sullivan, he acknowledges the imperfections in Zack Wheeler’s command and introduces the possibility of the receivers catching Wheeler playing a role in last season’s strike numbers. Sullivan states that Wheeler certainly needs to polish his command to reach his lofty expectations. He’s always walked batters in the […]

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Spring Training Recap: Mets 7, Nationals 5

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Spring Training Recap: Mets 7, Nationals 5

  The Mets beat the Nationals 7-5 this afternoon at Space Coast Stadium.  The win improved the Mets spring record to 6-7. Daisuke Matsuzaka started and threw 3 2/3 innings, giving up a run on three hits and striking out four. A good outing from Dice K who looks like the favorite to land the […]

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ESPN Releases Their Future Power Rankings

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ESPN Releases Their Future Power Rankings

ESPN released their annual Future Power Rankings (Insider only) today. The panel consisted of Buster Olney, Keith Law and Jim Bowden. Each team is ranked in five categories- Majors (MLB talent), Minors (MiLB talent and depth), Finance, Management, and Mobility (“Do they have a lot of young, cheap players or old immovable guys.”) Once they’ve ranked […]

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MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Nationals at 1:05 PM

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MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Nationals at 1:05 PM

The Mets travel to Viera, Fla. this afternoon to play the Washington Nationals at Space Coast Stadium at 1:05 PM. Daisuke Matsuzaka gets the start for the Mets and will oppose Nationals lefthander Ross Detwiler. Terry Collins plans to have Dice-K and Noah Syndergaard piggyback and combine to throw all nine innings. For Syndergaard, this will likely be […]

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While The Cardinals Build, the Mets ‘Rebuild’

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While The Cardinals Build, the Mets ‘Rebuild’

For most of 2013, whether directly or through carefully planted ‘leaks’, the GM of the Mets let it be known that he, and the organization, were not happy with Ruben Tejada. His weight was an issue, his conditioning questioned. His desire, his effort, his heart, his character were all called into question. All that was […]

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Alderson and Warthen Apologize For Ethnic Slur

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Alderson and Warthen Apologize For Ethnic Slur

The Mets issued statements on behalf of Sandy Alderson and pitching coach Dan Warthen, who used an ethnic slur while conversing with Daisuke Matsuzaka’s interpreter, Jeff Cutler, according to the Wall Street Journal. Here’s what occurred: “Jeff!” Cutler and I turned around. It was Dan Warthen, the Mets pitching coach. “I’m sorry I called you […]

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