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Should Mets and Cubs Swap Struggling Stud Prospects?

An article by posted on July 5, 2014 0 Comments
Should Mets and Cubs Swap Struggling Stud Prospects?

As you probably already know, the Cubs and A’s pulled off a blockbuster trade that sent Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to Oakland in return for a package of young players highlighted by shortstop Addison Russell. Adding Russell to the fold has created a potential glut of infield prospects for Chicago to go with some impressive […]

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With d’Arnaud Heating Up and Plawecki Almost Ready, Will Mets Make A Play For Starlin Castro?

An article by posted on July 5, 2014 0 Comments
With d’Arnaud Heating Up and Plawecki Almost Ready, Will Mets Make A Play For Starlin Castro?

Travis d’Arnaud may have had his coming-out party for the Mets on Friday night, when he drove a two-run double into the gap to snap an eighth-inning tie that led to a 6-5 4th of July victory over the Rangers. The win snapped a four-game losing streak for the Mets and showcased what has been […]

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The Mazzilli’s and the Mets Time Machine

An article by posted on July 5, 2014 0 Comments
The Mazzilli’s and the Mets Time Machine

Flashback: Mazzilli Stars For Amazins! Climb aboard Petey’s Mets Time Machine. As we travel back in time to the year 1976. The day was the 7th of September, when a 21-year-old center fielder made his MLB debut for the New York Mets. When the Mets drafted a high school player by the name of Lee […]

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Murphy’s Status is a Harbinger of Things to Come

An article by posted on July 3, 2014 0 Comments
Murphy’s Status is a Harbinger of Things to Come

The next few weeks leading up to the July 31st trade deadline will be quite telling about the future direction of the Mets and how they see themselves in 2015 and beyond. Most importantly, will Daniel Murphy stay or will he go? I still stand by my earlier statement that the team isn’t as bad as […]

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Alderson Says Niese Will Not Be Traded, But Who Will?

An article by posted on July 3, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Says Niese Will Not Be Traded, But Who Will?

If you thought being 11 games under .500 and 10 games out of first on July 3rd was evidence enough that the Mets will be sellers at the trade deadline for the fourth straight season, you are wrong. That is, of course, if you were to take anything Sandy Alderson says at face value. The […]

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July 4, 1985: No End in Sight

An article by posted on July 3, 2014 0 Comments
July 4, 1985: No End in Sight

Thousands of baseball books have been published. Millions of baseball stories have been told, every one of them starts with the same basic understanding: two teams, nine innings, balls, strikes, runs, hits and errors. Along the way there are various twists and turns ending in perfect games, no hitters, walk off home runs and everything […]

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In Sandy We Trust?

An article by posted on July 3, 2014 0 Comments
In Sandy We Trust?

Despite all of the offseason moves and despite all the talk of being a 90 win team, at 37-48, the Mets are now 11 games under .500 on July 3rd for the second consecutive year. At this point last season, the Mets were the same 37-48 featuring a lineup riddled with minor league players such […]

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Collins’ Hot-Hand Mentality Is Sending Mixed Messages To His Players

An article by posted on July 2, 2014 0 Comments
Collins’ Hot-Hand Mentality Is Sending Mixed Messages To His Players

It was interesting to hear Gary Apple and Bobby Ojeda discuss one of the things  I wrote about over the weekend, which was how this six-outfielder configuration was doomed to failure. Apple leads it off asking Ojeda, “We have to talk about Chris Young who suddenly got hot and had that two home run game […]

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MMO Fan Shot: Gil Hodges Belongs In The Hall Of Fame

An article by posted on July 1, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Gil Hodges Belongs In The Hall Of Fame

An MMO Fan Shot by Bill Hall We support the election of Gil Hodges to the Baseball Hall of Fame. He is fully qualified under every one of the criteria set forth in the Hall’s own rules: “Voting shall be based on player’s record, playing ability, integrity, sportsmanship, character, and contributions to the team(s) on […]

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Terry Has Them Playing Not To Lose

An article by posted on July 1, 2014 0 Comments
Terry Has Them Playing Not To Lose

What an stunning and deflating loss last night. I don’t mind losing, I can handle losing, but it’s the agonizingly, torturous ways we lose that kill me. And last night’s gut-punch was the worst of the season. You know, I started to get that feeling of impending doom in the bottom of the sixth when […]

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