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The Case for Collins

An article by posted on November 17, 2015 0 Comments
The Case for Collins

Allow me to begin with a common stipulation for pieces such as this: I am not predicting here who will win NL Manager of the Year later today, but opining on who should win it. Joe Maddon blew into Chicago, changed the culture of the Cubs and made them relevant in short order and ahead […]

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Mets “Very Serious” About Dilson Herrera As Their Second Baseman Next Season

An article by posted on November 16, 2015 0 Comments
Mets “Very Serious” About Dilson Herrera As Their Second Baseman Next Season

(Updated 11/16) With Daniel Murphy having played his last game with the New York Mets, it appears the team is “very serious” about Dilson Herrera being the starting second baseman next season, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. Rubin adds that the plan this offseason for the Mets is to find a backup infielder […]

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MMO Free Agent Profile: Ben Zobrist, IF/OF

An article by posted on November 15, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Free Agent Profile: Ben Zobrist, IF/OF

Ben Zobrist Position: 2B/3B/SS/LF/RF Bats: Switch — Throws: Right Born: May 26, 1981 (Age 34) To sum him up quickly, Ben Zobrist is a switch-hitting, two-time All Star and World Series champion who can play a variety of positions. He is a career .265/.355/.431 hitter with 127 home runs, 567 RBIs, and 105 stolen bases. […]

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Alderson and the Mets Should Follow Their Blueprint

An article by posted on November 13, 2015 0 Comments
Alderson and the Mets Should Follow Their Blueprint

After more than a week to let the World Series, yes, World Series dust settle, it is safe to say that this season was indeed a huge success for the New York Mets. The Mets went from a 79-83 team a year ago, to National League champions, at least a year ahead of schedule, according […]

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Projecting Where The Top 50 Free Agents Go (Part 2)

An article by posted on November 13, 2015 0 Comments
Projecting Where The Top 50 Free Agents Go (Part 2)

There still has been little movement on the free agency front while teams await players decisions on whether or not to accept the qualifying offers. I would suspect after all those are decided today that the market will pick up in what would be a cool hot stove if not for the Angels making a […]

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Would You Trade Matt Harvey for Mookie Betts?

An article by posted on November 12, 2015 0 Comments
Would You Trade Matt Harvey for Mookie Betts?

Mark Simon of ESPN NY makes the case that Matt Harvey should be traded for Rex Sox’s center fielder Mookie Betts. While Simon understands it’s a move the Mets could end up regretting, he argues that dealing him now might be the best move. – He has three years of team control left, at which […]

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MMO Free Agent Profile: Ian Desmond, SS

An article by posted on November 11, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Free Agent Profile: Ian Desmond, SS

Ian Desmond Position: Shortstop Bats: Right – Throws: Right Born: September 20, 1985 (Age 30) Since Jose Reyes left the Mets in 2011, New York has had a consistent issue filling the shortstop position. However, this offseason there are many options the Mets could consider to address this issue. One player they could pursue former […]

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Mets Not Looking To Deal d’Arnaud or Plawecki

An article by posted on November 11, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Not Looking To Deal d’Arnaud or Plawecki

I wanted to update this post in which I argued that the Mets should not trade either of their two young catchers for the reasons I outlined below. The question came up last night at the Boca Raton Hotel and Resort, the site of the GM Meetings. Assistant GM John Ricco was asked if the […]

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Featured Article: Player Performance Before and After Free Agency

An article by posted on November 10, 2015 0 Comments
Featured Article: Player Performance Before and After Free Agency

First and foremost, I’d like to say it has been a wonderful year reading and discussing Mets baseball with all of you here at MMO. It has been an incredible season of roller-coaster emotions and we could sure use some time to unwind and be productive. However, if you can’t find the willpower to distance […]

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Simon: Transitioning David Wright To First Base

An article by posted on November 10, 2015 0 Comments
Simon: Transitioning David Wright To First Base

New York Mets captain David Wright has played third base in his entire major league career so far and has been pretty solid at it. He is a two time Gold Glover who won the award at third base back in 2007 and 2008 and his defense has been good for a long time. Until […]

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