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Two Clubs: One GM Stays and Another Goes

An article by posted on September 23, 2014 0 Comments
Two Clubs: One GM Stays and Another Goes

Yesterday, the Atlanta Braves announced the dismissal of their general manager, Frank Wren. Wren had been hired in 2007 after his predecessor and mentor, John Schuerholz, had been promoted to president of the Braves. This marks an end to Wren’s fifteen year career as a member of the Braves’ front office, of which he spent […]

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For Now, Sandy Happy To Have Both Plawecki and d’Arnaud

An article by posted on September 22, 2014 0 Comments
For Now, Sandy Happy To Have Both Plawecki and d’Arnaud

While discussing the Sterling Award winners on Monday at Citi Field, general manager Sandy Alderson was asked how the organization would handle the potential logjam at catcher in 2015 with the emergence of Kevin Plawecki, who the front office has loved since taking him with the 35th overall pick in the 2012 draft, and incumbent catcher […]

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Flores Is Showing He Belongs In Mets Future

An article by posted on September 21, 2014 0 Comments
Flores Is Showing He Belongs In Mets Future

The Mets front office has been unsure of what to make of SS/2B Wilmer Flores. While New York does have a glaring hole at short, scouts were unsure whether or not Flores had the ability to play the position at the major league level. And even though the young Venezuelan projects to be a solid […]

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MMO Fan Shot: Time To Send Hodges To The Hall by

An article by posted on September 21, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Time To Send Hodges To The Hall by

An MMO Fan Shot by Bill Hall The woman who has earned the title First Lady of Brooklyn Baseball turns 88 late this month. The Brooklyn Cyclones honored Joan Hodges and her late husband Gil in grand style this year, handing out commemorative jerseys bearing Hodges’ name and his famous number 14, and adding a […]

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Zack Wheeler Joins A Special Strikeout Club

An article by posted on September 21, 2014 0 Comments
Zack Wheeler Joins A Special Strikeout Club

On Friday night, Zack Wheeler struck out seven Atlanta Braves in six innings en route to his 11th victory of the season.  In doing so, he upped his career strikeout total to 264, passing Matt Harvey by three.  It is worth noting that Wheeler has not yet made 50 starts in the big leagues, as […]

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Featured Post: It’s Your Move Sandy

An article by posted on September 20, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: It’s Your Move Sandy

The other night Gary Cohen mentioned that the Mets currently have the highest winning percentage across their minor league affiliates in all of professional baseball. At some point the hope is it will all translate to the major league level, however, those of us who’ve studied this game for any length of time know that […]

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MMO Fan Shot: Was Flores’ Development Strategy Actually a Budgetary Strategy?

An article by posted on September 19, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Was Flores’ Development Strategy Actually a Budgetary Strategy?

An MMO Fan Shot by Pedro’s Rooster In Thursday’s New York Post, Sandy Alderson spoke of the organization’s feelings about Wilmer Flores, presumably as part of the team’s future. “We’re getting a lot more comfortable,” Alderson said. “One of the reasons for giving Flores as much playing time as we have is to build up […]

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The Seligification Of MLB

An article by posted on September 19, 2014 0 Comments
The Seligification Of MLB

When Bud Selig came through town the other day backfiring like a rusty old Buick though a quiet neighborhood, I braced myself for what he might say half hoping he’d signal some disquiet over the recent discrimination lawsuit filed against our excellent COO Jeffrey Scott Wilpon, but there was nothing of the sort. No reservations, […]

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Featured Post: Selig Declares Baseball A “Social Institution”

An article by posted on September 18, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: Selig Declares Baseball A “Social Institution”

Bud Selig sat with SNY’s Keith Hernandez, Ron Darling and Gary Cohen during the early innings of Tuesday night’s 9-1 bashing of the Miami Marlins.  They discussed issues facing not only the Mets, but baseball as a whole and the back and forth was interesting to say the least.  The crew had their take on a […]

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Alderson Impressed with Nimmo’s Batting Practice

An article by posted on September 16, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Impressed with Nimmo’s Batting Practice

The Sterling-Award winners in the Mets organization were in attendance Monday night to not only receive their awards, but also participate in batting practice and meet the team and front office. Brandon Nimmo was one of the attendees, who won the Sterling Award as the best player at Single-A St. Lucie Mets. Nimmo played 62 […]

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