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What If Sandy Is Blowing Smoke On Flores?

An article by posted on November 27, 2014 0 Comments
What If Sandy Is Blowing Smoke On Flores?

For the better part of two months now, Sandy Alderson has been telling everyone about how impressed he is with Wilmer Flores and the prospect of him being the Mets everyday shortstop next season. Last week, he said about Flores’ defense that it’s not a disqualifier. “He did a nice job for us last year. […]

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Diamondbacks To Sign Yasmany Tomas

An article by posted on November 26, 2014 0 Comments
Diamondbacks To Sign Yasmany Tomas

The Arizona Diamondbacks have agreed to a six year, $68.5 million dollar deal with outfielder Yasmany Tomas. Tomas will get an almost identical contract to Jose Abreu, who defected from Cuba and signed with the White Sox last season. The 24-year old slugger projects to be a corner outfield power threat, who will fit in […]

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Alderson Willing To Forfeit Another Draft Pick? On Who Exactly?

An article by posted on November 26, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Willing To Forfeit Another Draft Pick? On Who Exactly?

Sandy Alderson told MLB Network Radio that he would consider forfeiting another draft pick if he can sign a player at a discount toward the end of the offseason. “We’d consider it. Of course it’s easier to give up a second-round pick after we’ve already lost a first-round pick.” Alderson pointed to last offseason when […]

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Granderson Won’t Change Approach, Expects Better Numbers Next Season

An article by posted on November 26, 2014 0 Comments
Granderson Won’t Change Approach, Expects Better Numbers Next Season

Responding to team reports that he could have hit nine more home runs last season with these new Citi Field dimensions, Curtis Granderson said he isn’t interested in playing “the would’ve, could’ve game.” The Mets right fielder told Anthony McCarron of the Daily News that he doesn’t intend to change his approach. “There’ll be no […]

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Daisuke Matsuzaka Returns To Japan

An article by posted on November 25, 2014 0 Comments
Daisuke Matsuzaka Returns To Japan

According to the Japan Times, right-handed pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka is returning to Japan after playing six seasons with the Red Sox and the past two seasons with the Mets. Dice-K, 34, has agreed to a contract with the Fukuoka Softbank Hawks, who are the reigning Japanese League champions. In 41 games including 16 starts, Matsuzaka […]

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Mets Announce 2015 Spring Training Reporting Dates

An article by posted on November 24, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Announce 2015 Spring Training Reporting Dates

2015 Spring Training Reporting Dates Tradition Field, Port St. Lucie, Florida Pitchers and catchers report: February 19 First workout: February 21 Position players report: February 24 First full-squad workout: February 26 Grapefruit League play begins: March 4 Manager Terry Collins will hold his First Official Press Conference on February 18. Then after two weeks of throwing, running and fielding […]

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Latest on Mets SS: Does Bogaerts or Andrus Change Anything?

An article by posted on November 24, 2014 0 Comments
Latest on Mets SS: Does Bogaerts or Andrus Change Anything?

Xander Bogaerts might be available, but at what cost? Sandy Alderson told reporters that he is continuing to monitor the market for shortstops although nothing is imminent for now. “We have several options internally and maybe not all of them are perfect,” Alderson said. “There aren’t a lot of free agent shortstops out there that check all […]

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Featured Post: Who Should Be Traded, Jon Niese or Dillon Gee?

An article by posted on November 24, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: Who Should Be Traded, Jon Niese or Dillon Gee?

I love watching Dillon Gee pitch.  Similarly, I am a fan of Jon Niese. Although the Mets have been under .500 every season Gee has pitched in the majors, Gee himself has a won-loss record that is six games over .500 and he has never been more than one game under the break-even mark over […]

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MMO Mailbag: Where’s The Love For Carlos Torres?

An article by posted on November 24, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Where’s The Love For Carlos Torres?

Adam83 asks… Every time I read about how great our bullpen is, it’s amazing how often Carlos Torres and the job he did last year is ignored and never mentioned.  Isn’t he just as important to us as Familia and Mejia?  How many long relievers are better? MMO replies… Carlos Torres is certainly appreciated within […]

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Alderson Wanted to Take Citi Field’s Dimensions Out of the Conversation

An article by posted on November 23, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Wanted to Take Citi Field’s Dimensions Out of the Conversation

When asked if moving in the fences at Citi Field was a psychological advantage for his hitters as much as a physical one, Mets GM Sandy Alderson said that one of the goals was getting the park out of the hitter’s heads. “I think so. We are trying to take the dimensions of the park […]

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