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Five Mets Storylines To Watch This Season

An article by posted on April 4, 2016 0 Comments
Five Mets Storylines To Watch This Season

Pop the champagne bottles and prepare the libations as the Mets gear up for their 2016 season! Okay maybe this is a slight overreaction, but we do have ample reason to be excited and hopeful this year. Between the rotation back at full force, David Wright‘s recovery, Yoenis Cespedes‘ return, Wilmer Flores‘ new role, and a brand […]

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There’s No Limit To How Good Conforto Can Be

An article by posted on April 4, 2016 0 Comments
There’s No Limit To How Good Conforto Can Be

Watching the Mets lose the 2015 World Series was tough. There were a lot of what-if moments. The Mets lost three ninth inning leads. There was a lot to get you down. However, there was one at-bat from that entire series that made me smile. The funny thing was the at-bat had no bearing on […]

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MMO Fan Shot: Baseball… The Family Game

An article by posted on April 3, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Baseball… The Family Game

An MMO Fan Shot by MetsFanInParadise The love of baseball runs through families. It’s passed from grandparent or parent to child. The bond baseball can form between between a father and child can be a special thing. It’s often portrayed in various art forms, and sports can be one medium across which the bond is built. […]

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2016 Season Preview: Noah Syndergaard, RHP

An article by posted on April 2, 2016 0 Comments
2016 Season Preview: Noah Syndergaard, RHP

Noah Syndergaard Bats/Throws: L/R DOB: August 29, 1992 (23 on Opening Day) Contract Status: Pre-Arb (Will make league minimum) 2015 Review Noah Syndergaard burst onto the scene in a big way last season, at times pitching like an ace. The six-foot-six righty brought an incredible array of pitches that was at times even more impressive than […]

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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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