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Alderson Ranked 12th Best GM Ever

An article by posted on January 30, 2015 0 Comments
Alderson Ranked 12th Best GM Ever

According to Mark L. Armour and Daniel R. Levitt, authors of the new book Pursuit of Pennants: Baseball Operations from Deadball to Moneyball, Sandy Alderson is the 12th-best General Manager in baseball history. “He was the first modern GM to actively introduce analytics, though rudimentary by current standards, into a team’s decision making, and he […]

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MMO Exclusive: Interview with ESPN’s Keith Law

An article by posted on January 30, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: Interview with ESPN’s Keith Law

On Thursday morning, I had the chance to conduct an interview over the phone with ESPN senior baseball analyst Keith Law, who is also the lead baseball analyst for ESPN’s Scouts.Inc and the former assistant to the GM of the Toronto Blue Jays. Keith, who ranked the Mets as having the fourth best farm system […]

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Flores Confident He Can Play A Good Shortstop

An article by posted on January 29, 2015 0 Comments
Flores Confident He Can Play A Good Shortstop

In an interview that will televise at 10 PM tonight on SNY, Wilmer Flores admitted to Mets Hot Stove that while his range may not be as good as he would like, he’s confident that he can make the routine plays and play a good shortstop. “It’s no secret that I’m not Omar Vizquel,” Flores told […]

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Tell Them Tommie Agee Was Here

An article by posted on January 29, 2015 0 Comments
Tell Them Tommie Agee Was Here

The date was Monday, January 22, 2001. The weather in New York was brisk. The Twin Towers stood proud and dominated the skyline. The city was just three months removed from the first Subway Series in over four decades and Baseball Fever still filled the air. In midtown Manhattan, a 58 year old, African-American, mortgage […]

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How Do You Grade The Mets Offseason?

An article by posted on January 28, 2015 0 Comments
How Do You Grade The Mets Offseason?

Jay Jaffe of Sports Illustrated was none to thrilled with the Mets’ offseason giving them a big fat “D” for failing to seize an opportunity to make a bold move in the NL East at a time when the Braves and Phillies are going into rebuild mode. “New York modestly upgraded its offense but burned […]

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Featured Post: Do The Mets “Have The Horses” To Win?

An article by posted on January 28, 2015 0 Comments
Featured Post: Do The Mets “Have The Horses” To Win?

It was the 7th game of the World Series, a heavyweight championship bout, and the Kentucky Derby all rolled into one. There was a definite buzz in the air during the summer of 1960 leading up to the presidential election. In one corner was Republican Richard Nixon. Fresh off 8 years as Vice President, Americans […]

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MMO Mailbag: Where Are All Of Sandy’s Draft Picks?

An article by posted on January 27, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Where Are All Of Sandy’s Draft Picks?

Devin asks… Isn’t anyone the least bit concerned that as Sandy Alderson enters his fifth season as GM not one of his draft selections has made it to the majors yet and none are expected to be on the 2015 Opening Day roster? In the MLB Preview they pick Noah Syndergaard, Dilson Herrera and Steven […]

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Numbers Point To A Big Season For Travis d’Arnaud

An article by posted on January 26, 2015 0 Comments
Numbers Point To A Big Season For Travis d’Arnaud

Very few backstops have the ability to manipulate the strike zone and manufacture K’s like Travis d’Arnaud. That talent immediately caught the eye of the Mets front office following his 2013 debut.  His quick hands translates at the plate into raw power and bat speed. There were obstacles and defensive flaws that d’Arnaud had to hurdle last […]

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Most Consistent Mets Players By Position

An article by posted on January 25, 2015 0 Comments
Most Consistent Mets Players By Position

What does it take to be a reliable everyday position player? At the major league level, it can be summed up in two words, consistency and durability. The player needs to be consistent in his performance; at or above league average in any of the five tools. A speedy guy with a great glove can […]

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MMO Mailbag: How Many Games Will The Mets Win This Season?

An article by posted on January 25, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: How Many Games Will The Mets Win This Season?

Mets Lifer asks… Will the Mets finally have a winning season in 2015, or considering the lack of significant upgrades this offseason, are we to expect another 79 win season as FanGraphs projected for us? Do you think we can squeak into the postseason? Andre replies… An 85-77 record this year seems like a pretty […]

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