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MMO Mailbag: Does Collins’ Job Depend On A Hot Start?

An article by posted on November 20, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Does Collins’ Job Depend On A Hot Start?

Darren asks… How important is it for Terry Collins that this team gets off to a great start in April? Considering how most fans including me disagreed with the decision to (bringing) him back, you have to think that he’s on an incredibly short leash, right? Daniel replies… To be honest, I don’t think Terry […]

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The Impact Of Granderson’s Nine Missed Home Runs

An article by posted on November 20, 2014 0 Comments
The Impact Of Granderson’s Nine Missed Home Runs

Marc Carig of Newsday illustrated the impact that the new dimensions of Citi Field would of had on Curtis Granderson last season. According to Sandy Alderson, the Mets would have hit 17 more home runs with these new dimensions, and Granderson would have accounted for nine of those homers. This would have given the veteran […]

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Can Matz Be That Second Lefty In The Bullpen?

An article by posted on November 19, 2014 0 Comments
Can Matz Be That Second Lefty In The Bullpen?

Echoing what I wrote last Thursday and again this Monday, general manager Sandy Alderson said there’s a possibility that pitching prospect Steve Matz can make his debut in 2015 as a left-handed reliever in the Mets bullpen. Alderson is very high on Matz, recently telling MMO, “”I would say Steven is probably one of the […]

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Harvey Will Give Mets The Best 1-2-3 Punch In Baseball

An article by posted on November 19, 2014 0 Comments
Harvey Will Give Mets The Best 1-2-3 Punch In Baseball

Timing is everything.  Matt Harvey is returning to lead the New York Mets rotation, now bolstered with a matured Zack Wheeler and 2014 NL ROY winner Jacob deGrom.  All three have experienced their own setbacks this year, but their talent is in another stratosphere and they’ve each grown from their own experiences.  There may be a […]

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Mets In Enviable Position To Break Starting Pitching Mold

An article by posted on November 18, 2014 0 Comments
Mets In Enviable Position To Break Starting Pitching Mold

The issue of innings caps for Met starting pitchers in 2015 would be mitigated if the Mets thought forward and initiated a six-man starting pitching rotation.  For many, the idea of a six man starting pitching rotation is too revolutionary and defies what is believed to be standard protocol in most baseball circles. Yet, the […]

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Minnesota Snow Storms and New York Media Maelstroms

An article by posted on November 18, 2014 0 Comments
Minnesota Snow Storms and New York Media Maelstroms

Target Field covered in ice and snow a day before Twins host the Mets. The bleak Minnesota landscape can really get to you, especially when you’re experiencing mid-January weather in November. I tend to be cranky when it’s so cold your nose hairs crackle. As a New Yorker who likes to complain I’ve run into […]

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It All Still Hinges On Wright and Granderson

An article by posted on November 17, 2014 0 Comments
It All Still Hinges On Wright and Granderson

Manager Terry Collins says “2015 is gonna be the year,” and that the Mets are “gonna be in the mix to play in October.” “We’ve been preaching patience for four years, and it’s time to step up,” said Collins on Thursday while volunteering at a food bank in Queens. “We’ve got Matt coming back, Michael […]

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The Franchise Turns 70

An article by posted on November 17, 2014 0 Comments
The Franchise Turns 70

James Rosen of the New York Post, penned a worthy piece that reminds us of the remarkable career and the greatness of Mets icon Tom Seaver who turns 70 today. “His very motion was a thing of beauty: the high leg kick, the deep rearing back of his right arm, his right knee, perpetually dirtied, […]

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Doc Gooden’s Greatness On The Mound Extended Past The 1986 Season

An article by posted on November 16, 2014 0 Comments
Doc Gooden’s Greatness On The Mound Extended Past The 1986 Season

Dwight Gooden, the Mets’ hurler who helped exhume the team from Grant’s Tomb and brought Shea Stadium back to life in the mid-’80s, is celebrating his 50th birthday today.  When Gooden was at his peak three decades ago, the baseball cognoscenti agreed that his first three seasons in the major leagues were among the best […]

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MMO Free Agent Profile: Andrew Miller, LHP

An article by posted on November 14, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Free Agent Profile: Andrew Miller, LHP

Andrew Miller Relief Pitcher Bats: L  Throws: L Age on Opening Day: 29 2014 Snapshot Andrew Miller had a career year in 2014 between the Red Sox and Orioles. Through 42.1 innings in Boston, Miller held a 2.35 ERA before being dealt for minor league pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez during Boston’s massive fire sale before the […]

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