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Mets’ Latest Move Is Frustrating, Because Of What It Isn’t

An article by posted on December 22, 2015 0 Comments
Mets’ Latest Move Is Frustrating, Because Of What It Isn’t

The Mets signed Alejandro De Aza to a 1-year, $5.75 M deal today. When the news first broke, reactions were positive. De Aza is by no means a great player, but he is decent, and a solid upgrade over Kirk Nieuwenhuis (his four memorable home runs aside) in the 5th outfielder slot. With that need […]

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MMO Flashback: The Keith Hernandez Trade and Me

An article by posted on December 21, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Flashback: The Keith Hernandez Trade and Me

In the spirit of the Holiday Season, I’m resurrecting some of our favorite articles from 11 years of writing about the New York Mets on MMO. That’s the wonderful thing about all the original articles we post on Metsmerized Online… that we can go back from time to time and enjoy so many of these […]

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A Christmas Carol: The Sandy I Met

An article by posted on December 20, 2015 5 Comments
A Christmas Carol: The Sandy I Met

Pen went to paper way back in 1843. Even so, the classic holiday novella, “The Christmas Carol” resonates with readers today as one of Charles Dickens’ most important literary contributions. No other character in the beloved novella captures the fascination of readers and viewers like Ebenezer Scrooge. Many times, my mind shifts to Ebenezer Scrooge […]

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Sources: Rafael Montero Makes Winter Ball Debut Tonight

An article by posted on December 17, 2015 0 Comments
Sources: Rafael Montero Makes Winter Ball Debut Tonight

According to multiple sources I talked to on Tuesday, RHP Rafael Montero will make his Dominican Winter League debut on Thursday pitching for the Leones del Escogido in the Parallel League. The Parallel League is like the minor league feeder system for the younger players to get some experience. If all goes well Montero could pitch […]

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MMO Fan Shot: You Can Never Have Enough Pitching

An article by posted on December 16, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: You Can Never Have Enough Pitching

An MMO Fan Shot by John Sasso Editors Note: This Fan Shot was written before the Mets announced they had signed Bartolo Colon. There’s still some value here and I hope you appreciate the work John put into this. With the recent trade of Jon Niese, the Mets enter the 2016 season needing a fifth […]

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Yoenis Cespedes Is Still Not The Answer

An article by posted on December 12, 2015 0 Comments
Yoenis Cespedes Is Still Not The Answer

With Michael Cuddyer‘s sudden and shocking retirement this weekend, the Mets 2016 payroll is right around where it was at the beginning of the offseason. With two holes filled essentially for free, many Mets fans are now calling for Sandy Alderson to sign Yoenis Cespedes to play center field. As exciting as it would be […]

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MMO Fan Shot: Mets Need To Strike While The Stove Is Hot

An article by posted on December 11, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Mets Need To Strike While The Stove Is Hot

An MMO Fan Shot by Andy Love I can still see Daniel Murphy reaching for his lip balm after another brutal error. I still think about Lucas Duda‘s wild throw and Familia’s quick pitch and the far-too-many weak at bats and missed opportunities that gave the Series to the Royals. But the excruciating trauma of […]

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Six Reasons Why Niese For Walker Trade Made Sense

An article by posted on December 11, 2015 0 Comments
Six Reasons Why Niese For Walker Trade Made Sense

As you know, the Mets have traded left-handed starting pitcher Jon Niese to the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for switch-hitting second baseman Neil Walker. From the reaction on social media it appears there’s a good chunk of fans who don’t like the deal. I’d like to point out six reasons why this was a fantastic […]

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Should Mets Pursue Aroldis Chapman?

An article by posted on December 11, 2015 0 Comments
Should Mets Pursue Aroldis Chapman?

The domestic-violence allegations surrounding Reds closer Aroldis Chapman caused their trade with the Dodgers to fall through. However, according to Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports, the Reds are still trying to trade him. “The team remains in contact with clubs about Chapman, believing a deal is possible even as the four-time […]

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The Mets Keep Prospect Wuilmer Becerra, Lose Bowman

An article by posted on December 10, 2015 0 Comments
The Mets Keep Prospect Wuilmer Becerra, Lose Bowman

Minor League Portion- The Mets lost minor league pitcher Octavio Acosta to the Houston Astros in the minor league portion of the draft. Acosta was actually on loan last year to the Mexican League where he had a 8.68 ERA and 1.643 WHIP. In 2014 he pitched for the Savannah Sand Gnats and Brooklyn Cyclones. They also lost […]

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