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Mets Considering Innings Cap Plan For Harvey

An article by posted on October 11, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Considering Innings Cap Plan For Harvey

It’s already assumed that on opening day 2015, Mets ace Matt Harvey will make his triumphant return to the mound, squaring off against the Washington Nationals Stephen Strasburg. Coming off of Tommy John surgery, you have to wonder if this is the right way to handle the crown jewel of the rotation. In 2012, Harvey […]

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Puppets, Puppeteers and Pedagogy, Why Managers Matter

An article by posted on October 10, 2014 0 Comments
Puppets, Puppeteers and Pedagogy, Why Managers Matter

Pedagogy: the method and practice of teaching. From the Greek “ped” (child) and “agogi” (a place where you undergo a test or “trial by suffering” that you learn from – as in “agony”). We all teach and we all learn throughout our lives. Some of us are better at it than others. There is a […]

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MMO Mailbag: Boston’s Mookie Betts Instead Of Yoenis Cespedes?

An article by posted on October 10, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Boston’s Mookie Betts Instead Of Yoenis Cespedes?

Gabriel asks… What would it take to acquire Mookie Betts from Boston? I like the idea of getting him much more than the Mets going for Yoenis Cespedes. For a kid his size (5’9″, 155 lbs), there’s a lot of power there while he has room to fill out, and he would fill a need […]

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Can We Pencil Lucas Duda In For 30 Home Runs Next Year?

An article by posted on October 9, 2014 0 Comments
Can We Pencil Lucas Duda In For 30 Home Runs Next Year?

Lucas Duda and Ike Davis rode on very different paths to the major leagues. Davis was a first-round draft pick in 2008 while Duda had to wait until round seven to hear his name read one year earlier. Big things were expected from Davis who has a major league pedigree in place. Duda always seemed […]

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Do the Mets Trade Niese or Gee?

An article by posted on October 9, 2014 0 Comments
Do the Mets Trade Niese or Gee?

With an overflow of pitching projected in the 2015 season, Sandy Alderson will have some tough choices to make. The toughest of all could be which pitchers to keep and which pitchers to trade away. At the center of that debate are Jon Niese and Dillon Gee. The starters for the last two Mets opening […]

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Featured Post: Now Is The Time To Make A Difference

An article by posted on October 8, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: Now Is The Time To Make A Difference

It is officially the time of the year when every Mets fan begins to try and figure out a way to turn this franchise into a contender in 2015. For the first time in a long time, there actually is a serious chance that with one or two moves – the Mets can be a […]

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MMO Fan Shot: Cespedes Is The Answer

An article by posted on October 8, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Cespedes Is The Answer

An MMO Fan Shot by Matt Stephens Since the trade of Carlos Beltran to the Giants, the Mets have noticeably been missing one key component from their lineup- the prototypical outfielder with a big bat. Omar Minaya admirably tried to give us Jason Bay but failed, and Sandy thought Granderson would work, but instead wound […]

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Qualifying Offers Portend A Bleak Forecast For Mets

An article by posted on October 8, 2014 0 Comments
Qualifying Offers Portend A Bleak Forecast For Mets

If Jennifer Garner really wants to know what’s in my wallet, I’d be very happy to get together with her so I can show her. But I warn you, Jenn, it’s not much… Kind of like Sandy Alderson’s wallet this offseason only not as drastic. After posting that the Qualifying Offer had risen to $15.3 […]

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Mets Still Searching For Answers At Leadoff Spot

An article by posted on October 8, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Still Searching For Answers At Leadoff Spot

Of all the Mets’ off-season questions, the matter of their leadoff hitter is one of the most intriguing. That is especially if their intent is to fill it from within. With no budding Lou Brock or Rickey Henderson in their farm system, or even a Jose Reyes, their best hope is on their current 40-man […]

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Turn Back The Clock: Mets’ 1971 Off-Season

An article by posted on October 7, 2014 0 Comments
Turn Back The Clock: Mets’ 1971 Off-Season

With all the talk about possibly packaging young players in a trade to fill the Mets’ obvious needs for 2015, I was reminded of the 1971/72 offseason. In 1970 and 1971, the Mets had identical 83-79 records as the Pirates won the division both years. Still, there was reason to be optimistic that the Mets […]

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