Mets News & Notes

MMO Fan Shot: An Analytical Look at the Mets at the All-Star Break

An article by posted on July 16, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: An Analytical Look at the Mets at the All-Star Break

An MMO Fan Shot by Josh Eichenbaum The New York Mets enter this year’s All-Star Break with a 45-50 record, which, at first glance is not terribly impressive. A deeper look, however, reveals a Mets team that has suffered a good deal of bad luck and may be primed for a post-break run. Pythagorean Record […]

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All Star Game Hangover: I’m With 28 and Have We Wasted Wright’s Prime?

An article by posted on July 16, 2014 0 Comments
All Star Game Hangover: I’m With 28 and Have We Wasted Wright’s Prime?

The end of yet another Mid-Summer Classic… I swear that I complain more and more about these All Star Games every passing year, but maybe I’m just getting crankier as I get older. I was hoping they would have been able to squeeze in 60 seconds during the four hour Derek Jeter love-fest to perhaps […]

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No Teams Have Contacted Mets About Colon Yet

An article by posted on July 15, 2014 0 Comments
No Teams Have Contacted Mets About Colon Yet

Mike Puma of the NY Post reports that the Mets are still unsure if they will go after a bat at the trade deadline, and that no teams have contacted the front office about Bartolo Colon.   industry sources told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, that the Mets have made the veteran right-hander available as the July 31 […]

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Mid-Season Grades Are Coming In…

An article by posted on July 15, 2014 0 Comments
Mid-Season Grades Are Coming In…

I always enjoy checking out all the mid-season grades that come out during the All Star break and so far we have Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Mike Puma of the NY Post and Mike Vorkunov of the Star-Ledger checking in. Here is a small spattering of what they are saying: ESPN New York […]

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Mets To Stick With Six Outfielders

An article by posted on July 15, 2014 0 Comments
Mets To Stick With Six Outfielders

Terry Collins told reporters that he fully intends to stick with his six outfielder configuration after the All Star break even if it means not carrying a true backup shortstop. Since going with this unorthodox roster, Ruben Tejada has started 19 games in a row at shortstop and has batted .266 with a .382 on-base during that span. […]

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Montero Tosses Four Scoreless Innings In Rehab Outing

An article by posted on July 14, 2014 0 Comments
Montero Tosses Four Scoreless Innings In Rehab Outing

Rafael Montero completed his second minor league rehab start today with the St. Lucie Mets, tossing four scoreless innings. He allowed two hits and one walk while striking out four batters. Montero has been battling an oblique strain for a couple of weeks now. In mid-June, he left a start for Las Vegas after only […]

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Allan Dykstra Is Crowned The 2014 PCL HR Derby Champ

An article by posted on July 14, 2014 0 Comments
Allan Dykstra Is Crowned The 2014 PCL HR Derby Champ

On Monday night at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, Allan Dykstra won the 2014 Pacific Coast League Home Run Derby. Ironically, Dykstra beat former Mets farmhand and teammate Francisco Pena to claim the belt. “My goal was to make sure I beat Frank,” jokes Dykstra about squaring off against his former teammate. “I have enough power to have fun in this […]

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MMO Interview: After Eventful Year, Murphy “Humbled” To Get All-Star Nod

An article by posted on July 14, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Interview: After Eventful Year, Murphy “Humbled” To Get All-Star Nod

Daniel Murphy has had a season of firsts in 2014. Murphy celebrated the birth of his first child on Opening Day, resulting in an unjust ribbing from local radio personalities for missing time on paternal leave—also a first. Murphy also made his first trip to the White House last month, speaking at the Working Dads […]

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David Wright Takes Night Shift As Barber

An article by posted on July 14, 2014 0 Comments
David Wright Takes Night Shift As Barber

In an article on ESPN.com, Adam Rubin noted a funny incident that happened in the Mets clubhouse on Sunday. Apparently Jacob deGrom hit a ball while taking batting practice that just missed hitting David Wright who was stretching on the field. As payback, the Mets captain snuck up on deGrom with a pair of scissors and cut a lock […]

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The Mets Are Swinging Again and Hitting Again

An article by posted on July 14, 2014 0 Comments
The Mets Are Swinging Again and Hitting Again

A week ago, I came across an article by Mike Vorkunov of the Star-Ledger who pointed out that the Mets seemed to have changed their approach at the plate and that the results have been dramatic to say the least. At the time, he wrote that they are walking less frequently over the last 30 days […]

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