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2016 Season Preview: Jeurys Familia, RP

An article by posted on April 2, 2016 0 Comments
2016 Season Preview: Jeurys Familia, RP

Jeurys Familia, RP Bats/Throws: R/R DOB: October 10, 1989 (26 on Opening Day) Contract Status: First year arbitration (Salary: $4.1 million) 2015 Recap In 2015, Jeurys Familia was simply incredible. After a very good 2014 season in which he served as the setup man for Jenrry Mejia, Familia stepped his game up even further, dropping his […]

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MMO Exclusive: ESPN’s Jayson Stark Gives His Take on the Mets

An article by posted on March 31, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: ESPN’s Jayson Stark Gives His Take on the Mets

Jayson Stark is most known for his work at the national level covering baseball for ESPN and as a senior writer for ESPN.com.  He’s been around the game for four decades, writing columns, authoring three baseball books, and reporting on ESPN and MLB Network.  I recently caught up with Jayson and he was kind enough […]

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Does Spring Training Matter?

An article by posted on March 31, 2016 0 Comments
Does Spring Training Matter?

After the Nationals dropped the Mets spring training record to 7-16-5, it got me thinking. Do spring training records have any correlation to regular season and postseason success? In doing some research, I came across an article published in April of 2012 by ESPN senior writer, David Schoenfield. The article looks back at the teams […]

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A Baseball First: World Series Combatants Square Off On Opening Day

An article by posted on March 30, 2016 0 Comments
A Baseball First: World Series Combatants Square Off On Opening Day

gut-wrench-ing: adjective; extremely unpleasant or upsetting. In four days, the Mets will have to endure something that no team before has ever suffered through. A fan base that has sat through its share of heartache will have yet another chapter written and it’s completely out of everyone’s control. Coming off of an amazing season in which the […]

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2016 Season Preview: Bartolo Colon, SP

An article by posted on March 29, 2016 0 Comments
2016 Season Preview: Bartolo Colon, SP

Bartolo Colon, SP Bats/Throws: R/R DOB: May 24, 1973 (42 on Opening Day) Contract: One-year, $7.25 million 2015 Recap “Big Sexy” had another decent year on the mound in 2015, eating innings (and more) at the back of the rotation. The 42 year-old with a seemingly rubber arm posted a 4.16 ERA, 3.84 FIP, and […]

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Yoenis Cespedes And The Center Field Questions

An article by posted on March 28, 2016 0 Comments
Yoenis Cespedes And The Center Field Questions

You love him. You hate him. He can carry a team. He can make a costly error to lose the game. He can leave you with your jaw hanging low. He can make you use profanity that you never knew you had inside of you. When the Mets signed outfielder Yoenis Cespedes in the offseason, […]

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How Vital is a Quick Start to the Season?

An article by posted on March 28, 2016 0 Comments
How Vital is a Quick Start to the Season?

As I grow older, I’m quick to forget what my mind doesn’t consider important. It’s been years since I remembered the name of the first girl I kissed, but I know the full name of the first female to break my heart. I don’t remember the last time I was in Shea Stadium, but I’ll […]

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Lucas Duda: A Big Reason Why Mets Will Return To World Series

An article by posted on March 24, 2016 0 Comments
Lucas Duda: A Big Reason Why Mets Will Return To World Series

Ask a Mets fan which team is going to represent the National League in the World Series, and you know what their answer will be. In a clubhouse full of confident guys like Matt Harvey, you know to a man the Mets believe they are returning to the World Series. You know who else agrees that […]

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MMO Hall of Fame: Tug McGraw Believed When No One Else Did

An article by posted on March 22, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Hall of Fame: Tug McGraw Believed When No One Else Did

Someone once said “A baseball team is a living breathing thing.” If that’s true, Tom Seaver is our heart, Gil Hodges our brain, Gary Carter our lungs (he breathed life into the Mets in Game 6), Bob Murphy our voice, Keith Hernandez our eyes. And Tug McGraw? Tug would be our spirit. America has changed […]

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Who Gets Final Bench Spot: Eric Campbell Or Matt Reynolds

An article by posted on March 20, 2016 0 Comments
Who Gets Final Bench Spot: Eric Campbell Or Matt Reynolds

With the recent news that shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera looks to be ready for opening day in Kansas City, the Mets will have to decide on who they’re bringing north with them, and who’s heading back to Vegas to start the year. That final roster spot seems to be narrowed down to Matt Reynolds and Eric […]

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