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Jason Heyward is No Darryl Strawberry

An article by posted on October 31, 2016 0 Comments
Jason Heyward is No Darryl Strawberry

As most of you know, Chicago Cubs outfielder Jason Heyward was benched for four straight postseason games by manager Joe Maddon, and was riding the bench for three of the five games in the World Series. Nobody could have predicted this last offseason when Heyward was signed by the Cubs to a colossal eight-year, $184 […]

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The Ghosts Of Cold Stoves Past

An article by posted on October 31, 2016 0 Comments
The Ghosts Of Cold Stoves Past

Did Sandy Alderson’s pre-2015 signing of John Mayberry Jr. excite you? What about when the Mets signed Chris Young before the 2014 season or Alejandro De Aza before the 2016 season? I don’t know about you, but I’ll never forget the 2012/13 offseason when the Mets signed Shaun Marcum and Brandon Lyon and traded for […]

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Mets Minors: Could Dominic Smith See the Majors in 2017?

An article by posted on October 31, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Minors: Could Dominic Smith See the Majors in 2017?

The injury of Lucas Duda created a black hole for at first base for the majority of the 2016 season that the Mets tried to plug with James Loney. The Mets sent cash to the San Diego Padres for Loney, who was playing Triple-A, in hopes of filling Duda’s shoes. Loney started and finished strong for […]

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Memorable Mets: Catcher John Stearns Was One Tough “Dude”

An article by posted on October 30, 2016 0 Comments
Memorable Mets: Catcher John Stearns Was One Tough “Dude”

In the 1973 Amateur Draft, right after the Texas Rangers selected the highly regarded and ultimately ill-fated David Clyde with the first pick, the Phillies used the second selection to take catcher John Stearns out of the University of Colorado. The next two picks both turned out to be hall-of-famers, Robin Yount and Dave Winfield. Since Bob Boone was just starting what would turn […]

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Featured Article: Free Agent Catcher Market is Barren

An article by posted on October 30, 2016 0 Comments
Featured Article: Free Agent Catcher Market is Barren

The struggles of Travis d’Arnaud and Kevin Plawecki this past season have the Mets on the lookout for a possible upgrade at the catching position. Rene Rivera was solid as a backup after signing with the Mets, but that’s exactly what he is at this point in his career. Unfortunately for the Mets, the options on […]

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Have Injuries Shelved Long-Term Talks With Mets Pitchers

An article by posted on October 30, 2016 0 Comments
Have Injuries Shelved Long-Term Talks With Mets Pitchers

For the past two years, signing the Mets’ young pitchers to long-term contracts seemed a paramount issue. Whom should they sign first, and for how much? Could they afford to sign two? In their wildest dreams, could they keep them all? Last winter, Mets GM Sandy Alderson said signing one or two of his young […]

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Morning Grind: Cespedes Won’t Get Five Years

An article by posted on October 30, 2016 0 Comments
Morning Grind: Cespedes Won’t Get Five Years

Yoenis Cespedes is going to be opting out of his contract any day now and will become one of the hottest commodities of this offseason. Early reports indicate that he once again in looking for a contract north of $100 million and he wants a five year deal. Cespedes, 31, will be entering a very […]

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Mets Free Agents Who Were Better Than Their Reputation

An article by posted on October 29, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Free Agents Who Were Better Than Their Reputation

The suffering-rich tradition of the New York Mets is rivaled by few other organizations in pro sports, so it’s only natural that fans are going to lash out at some of their players. This is especially true of the many free agent acquisitions that went sour during their tenures with the Mets. But sometimes, fans […]

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If Not Cespedes Then Who?

An article by posted on October 28, 2016 0 Comments
If Not Cespedes Then Who?

With reports that the Mets do not expect they will be able to re-sign Yoenis Cespedes, the question is how do you replace the irreplaceable? Here are some options: FREE AGENTS Carlos Gomez As explained in an earlier MMO article, a rejuvenated Gomez could help the Mets by continuing to play a good center field […]

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Should Mets Take a Chance On Greg Holland?

An article by posted on October 27, 2016 0 Comments
Should Mets Take a Chance On Greg Holland?

Despite the impression you may have gotten from the NL Wild Card game, the Mets have a great bullpen. The team’s bullpen ERA of 3.53 was the third-best in the NL, save for that dreadful game 163. And given the reality of post-Madoff life for the Mets, it’s safe to say the team won’t be […]

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