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Fred Wilpon Is Optimistic, But Does Winning Cure All?

An article by posted on January 19, 2015 0 Comments
Fred Wilpon Is Optimistic, But Does Winning Cure All?

David Lennon of Newsday caught up with Mets owner Fred Wilpon who is more optimistic about the 2015 season than he’s ever been over the last few seasons. Wilpon refrained from giving any details at the owners meetings last week, except to say that the Mets finally “have the horses to win.” Lennon says that […]

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With Declining Scoring Trends, Defense Matters More Than Ever

An article by posted on January 19, 2015 0 Comments
With Declining Scoring Trends, Defense Matters More Than Ever

Small ball and pitching. We remember it, It bagged us a championship in 1969. It was a staple of competitive play in the National League in the early 80’s when Whitey Herzog’s Cardinals made all manner of problems for the rest of the league. It’s also a prominent feature of a current Giants dynasty that […]

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Rockies Shopping Charlie Blackmon

An article by posted on January 19, 2015 0 Comments
Rockies Shopping Charlie Blackmon

It’s that time of year.  As January rolls towards it’s conclusion and the spring training itch becomes an irritant, I rifle through baseball stats and begin my research for the fantasy baseball draft.  That process always unearths some surprises. I play in a 15 team keepers league. Overall production, not positional balance has always been […]

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Mets Not Necessarily Looking For A Major Leaguer In Return For Gee

An article by posted on January 18, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Not Necessarily Looking For A Major Leaguer In Return For Gee

Here’s a new wrinkle on the Dillon Gee trade front from Mike Puma of the Post. The Giants, Padres and Rockies continue to be potential landing spots for Gee, but an industry source indicates that at least one AL team has now shown interest in the veteran right-hander. Additionally, the source added that the Mets no […]

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Kevin Long Discusses Hitting Approach and Philosophy

An article by posted on January 18, 2015 0 Comments
Kevin Long Discusses Hitting Approach and Philosophy

This off-season, the Mets hired former Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long to help alleviate some of the Mets woes on offense. In an article by John Harper of the NY Daily News, Long shared his thoughts about the Mets approach and he believes there are misconceptions about it. “I think they’ve had to try to […]

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Olney: Dilson Herrera Will Be An All-Star Within Three Years

An article by posted on January 17, 2015 0 Comments
Olney: Dilson Herrera Will Be An All-Star Within Three Years

Earlier this week in front of an audience at Pitch Talks, Buster Olney of ESPN.com stated that Mets prospect Dilson Herrera will be an All-Star second baseman within three years, and that Daniel Murphy is just holding down his spot. “I can tell you, having talked with people on other teams, they think Herrera is […]

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Syndergaard Says He Didn’t Deserve A Promotion Last Season

An article by posted on January 17, 2015 0 Comments
Syndergaard Says He Didn’t Deserve A Promotion Last Season

In an article by Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Mets top prospect Noah Syndergaard talked in depth about his struggles last season at Triple-A Las Vegas where he posted a 4.60 ERA and 1.48 WHIP in 133 innings pitched. The number one prospect in the Mets system told Rubin his performance was not good […]

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Mets Avoid Arbitration With Ruben Tejada

An article by posted on January 16, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Avoid Arbitration With Ruben Tejada

The New York Mets and Ruben Tejada have settled on a $1.88 million contract for the 2015 season and will avoid arbitration, according to ESPN reporter Adam Rubin. After the Mets tendered Tejada last month, manager Terry Collins was quick to say that Tejada could very well be the Mets’ starting shortstop and that Wilmer […]

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Mets Avoid Arbitration With Dillon Gee, Who Could Be Dealt Soon

An article by posted on January 16, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Avoid Arbitration With Dillon Gee, Who Could Be Dealt Soon

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that Dillon Gee and the Mets have avoided arbitration and agreed to a one-year deal worth $5.3 million. Sandy Alderson has indicated it is likely the Mets will trade a starting pitcher before spring training and the likelihood is that Gee will be dealt. Gee has indicated he […]

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MMO Poll: What Should Mets Do At Shortstop?

An article by posted on January 16, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Poll: What Should Mets Do At Shortstop?

Andy Martino of the Daily News reports that Washington’s Ian Desmond still remains a possibility, according to major-league sources. “As of Thursday, no deal was imminent, and discussions between the Mets and Nationals had not gained momentum. But the Mets continued to monitor Desmond, amid expectations that they and the Nats would talk again.” The […]

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Mets Paying Out Of Pocket For Training (Updated)

An article by posted on January 15, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Paying Out Of Pocket For Training (Updated)

In the spirit of fair play some new facts emerged since news broke this morning that Mets players were being charged $1,000 to participate in offseason workouts at Port St. Lucie. Most of the legwork on this was conducted by Mike Vorkunov and it does clear up some issues. First of all, no other MLB […]

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