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MMO Fan Shot: The Umpires Strike Back

An article by posted on May 29, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: The Umpires Strike Back

An MMO Fan Shot by Michael Reilly The bases are loaded, with one out in the third inning and the Mets are down 3-1. Colorado’s Tony Wolters heads to the dugout after striking out. Not so fast, says home plate umpire Carlos Torres. You foul tipped it… A double and four runs later, the hole […]

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Chase Utley Gets Last Laugh, Burns Mets With Two Homer, Five RBI Night

An article by posted on May 29, 2016 0 Comments
Chase Utley Gets Last Laugh, Burns Mets With Two Homer, Five RBI Night

Retaliation for a player who is no longer on their roster took an ugly turn on Saturday when the targeted Chase Utley tagged the Mets relief pitchers for five RBI’s. On his first trip back to Citi Field since his vicious slide broke the leg of Ruben Tejada, Utley has been a marked man who […]

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Should Mets Bring Back Ruben Tejada For Bench Role

An article by posted on May 28, 2016 0 Comments
Should Mets Bring Back Ruben Tejada For Bench Role

In what was presumably a cost-cutting measure, the New York Mets released Ruben Tejada during Spring Training. As a result, the Mets started the season with Eric Campbell on the Opening Day roster and suspect organizational depth behind him. When Lucas Duda went down with a stress fracture in his lower back, the team’s depth issues were exposed. Campbell has started […]

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Featured Post: What Mets Can Do Internally and Externally to Fix First Base

An article by posted on May 28, 2016 0 Comments
Featured Post: What Mets Can Do Internally and Externally to Fix First Base

The Lucas Duda injury coupled with Travis D’Arnaud being already sidelined leaves a gaping hope at the bottom of the Mets lineup. In Tuesday’s loss to Washington, the bottom four of the order were Eric Campbell, Kevin Plawecki, Ty Kelly and the pitcher. You could make the case that those are three AAA bats and […]

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La Potencia: Cespedes Plays 100th Game As A Met

An article by posted on May 27, 2016 0 Comments
La Potencia: Cespedes Plays 100th Game As A Met

Tonight Yoenis Cespedes Plays His 100th Game In Mets Uniform During the 2013 Home Run Derby, Mets fans got a chance to see Yoenis Cespedes‘ awe inspiring power. During Cespedes’ display of his potencia, he would hit 23 homers to beat Bryce Harper for the title. On that stage in Citi Field, Cespedes showed himself to […]

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Remembering Frank Cashen: The Evolution Of The 1986 Mets

An article by posted on May 27, 2016 0 Comments
Remembering Frank Cashen: The Evolution Of The 1986 Mets

As the Mets get set to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of their 1986 World Championship team, here’s a chronological timeline of how it all came together. Unfortunately, the architect of that championship team, Mets GM Frank Cashen, is no longer with us. But his legacy and the impact he had on our franchise lives on forever. […]

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Matz and Syndergaard Have Been Baseball’s Best 1-2 Punch

An article by posted on May 27, 2016 0 Comments
Matz and Syndergaard Have Been Baseball’s Best 1-2 Punch

We are almost two months into the season and, as always, people have begun taking a look at the statistics and leader-boards. As such, several writers have taken a crack at announcing who they think is the “Best 1-2 Combo” or “Best 1-2 Punch” at the top of rotation around the major leagues. I have […]

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Can Mets’ Offense Live By Home Runs Alone?

An article by posted on May 26, 2016 0 Comments
Can Mets’ Offense Live By Home Runs Alone?

After a weekend sweep of the Brewers and a series win against the rival Nationals, it looks safe to say that things are getting back to normal in Metsville. However, last week’s losing skid brings the elephant in the room front and center. The Mets cannot continue to rely on the home run to win […]

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MMO Feature: Growing Pains of a Great Rotation

An article by posted on May 26, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Feature: Growing Pains of a Great Rotation

Outside of some Volvos, the odd Audi, VW, and occasional Ford, five cylinder engines are not the most common propulsion devices in the automotive world. In baseball, however, a five man corps has become the accepted standard for modern-day starting rotations. In both of these cases, if a component- either cylinder or starter, misfires consistently, […]

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The Z Files: Matt Harvey’s Subtle Pitching Flaw

An article by posted on May 25, 2016 0 Comments
The Z Files: Matt Harvey’s Subtle Pitching Flaw

During last night’s SNY broadcast, SNY showed Matt Harvey’s opposing batting average broken down by number of times through the opposing team’s lineup: First time through the lineup:  .243 Second time through the lineup:  .284 Third time through the lineup:  .510 This pattern continued last night as the Washington Nationals hit two home runs their […]

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Poll: What Are Your Expectations For Harvey Tonight?

An article by posted on May 24, 2016 0 Comments
Poll: What Are Your Expectations For Harvey Tonight?

Though not an orphan, and named Matt as opposed to Pip, some people have some lofty, if not Great Expectations for the Dark Knight this evening in our nation’s capital. Much speculation surrounds how the resolution of Harvey pitching this game came to pass. Obviously, this evening’s game comes on the heels of the worst start […]

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