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The Value Of Lineup Flexibility

An article by posted on December 2, 2014 0 Comments
The Value Of Lineup Flexibility

In the land of baseball, the strength of pitching is well regarded, the effectiveness of speed and defense is also well documented and the power of hitting is revered. Yet there is one skill among them that is rarely spoken of and that is the value of flexibility. Flexibility is the ability to minimize the […]

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Some Daniel Murphy Trade Scenarios

An article by posted on December 2, 2014 0 Comments
Some Daniel Murphy Trade Scenarios

With Pablo Sandoval landing in Boston and Chase Headley‘s market heating up, I wonder if the teams who miss out on both players would eventually have interest in our own Daniel Murphy. Offensively speaking, the differences in production between Sandoval, Headley and Murphy is negligible. Headley is the best defender of the three and also […]

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Guess Who Made The Worst Owners In Sports List?

An article by posted on November 28, 2014 0 Comments
Guess Who Made The Worst Owners In Sports List?

Is it bad that a couple of my favorite moments of the Mets 2014 season had absolutely nothing to do with the play on the field? The first one happened in May when a report came out that co-owner Saul Katz wanted out and was looking to sell his share of the team. I remember […]

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Mariners Lockup One Of Their Own, Will Mets Be Ready To Do Likewise When Time Comes?

An article by posted on November 26, 2014 0 Comments
Mariners Lockup One Of Their Own, Will Mets Be Ready To Do Likewise When Time Comes?

Kyle Seager signed a $100 million dollar 7-year extension with the Mariners on Monday. The deal absorbs his final two years of salary arbitration and tacks on five more years and a team option, keeping him in a Mariners uniform until 2022 (his 34th birthday). Seager is something of an oddity. He was drafted out […]

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MMO Mailbag: Does Collins’ Job Depend On A Hot Start?

An article by posted on November 20, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Does Collins’ Job Depend On A Hot Start?

Darren asks… How important is it for Terry Collins that this team gets off to a great start in April? Considering how most fans including me disagreed with the decision to (bringing) him back, you have to think that he’s on an incredibly short leash, right? Daniel replies… To be honest, I don’t think Terry […]

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The Impact Of Granderson’s Nine Missed Home Runs

An article by posted on November 20, 2014 0 Comments
The Impact Of Granderson’s Nine Missed Home Runs

Marc Carig of Newsday illustrated the impact that the new dimensions of Citi Field would of had on Curtis Granderson last season. According to Sandy Alderson, the Mets would have hit 17 more home runs with these new dimensions, and Granderson would have accounted for nine of those homers. This would have given the veteran […]

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Can Matz Be That Second Lefty In The Bullpen?

An article by posted on November 19, 2014 0 Comments
Can Matz Be That Second Lefty In The Bullpen?

Echoing what I wrote last Thursday and again this Monday, general manager Sandy Alderson said there’s a possibility that pitching prospect Steve Matz can make his debut in 2015 as a left-handed reliever in the Mets bullpen. Alderson is very high on Matz, recently telling MMO, “”I would say Steven is probably one of the […]

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Harvey Will Give Mets The Best 1-2-3 Punch In Baseball

An article by posted on November 19, 2014 0 Comments
Harvey Will Give Mets The Best 1-2-3 Punch In Baseball

Timing is everything.  Matt Harvey is returning to lead the New York Mets rotation, now bolstered with a matured Zack Wheeler and 2014 NL ROY winner Jacob deGrom.  All three have experienced their own setbacks this year, but their talent is in another stratosphere and they’ve each grown from their own experiences.  There may be a […]

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Mets In Enviable Position To Break Starting Pitching Mold

An article by posted on November 18, 2014 0 Comments
Mets In Enviable Position To Break Starting Pitching Mold

The issue of innings caps for Met starting pitchers in 2015 would be mitigated if the Mets thought forward and initiated a six-man starting pitching rotation.  For many, the idea of a six man starting pitching rotation is too revolutionary and defies what is believed to be standard protocol in most baseball circles. Yet, the […]

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Minnesota Snow Storms and New York Media Maelstroms

An article by posted on November 18, 2014 0 Comments
Minnesota Snow Storms and New York Media Maelstroms

Target Field covered in ice and snow a day before Twins host the Mets. The bleak Minnesota landscape can really get to you, especially when you’re experiencing mid-January weather in November. I tend to be cranky when it’s so cold your nose hairs crackle. As a New Yorker who likes to complain I’ve run into […]

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