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MMO Exclusive: Catching Up With Darryl Strawberry

An article by posted on April 19, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: Catching Up With Darryl Strawberry

  Baseball players tend to disappear after retirement. Without the spotlight of national media, or admiration of thousands of fans, they fade back into mainstream society. They leave only memories, and their absence from the game makes it easy to forget that these guys we watched on TV are still real people. My mission is […]

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Week Two Review of the Mets Pitching Staff

An article by posted on April 16, 2016 0 Comments
Week Two Review of the Mets Pitching Staff

A review of the latest turn through the Mets’ starting rotation: Name Innings Hits Runs (Earned Runs) Strikeouts Walks ERA (Season) WHIP (Season) Matt Harvey (0-2) 6.0 6 3(3) 3 2 4.63 1.543 Steven Matz (0-1) 1.2 6 7(7) 1 2 37.80 4.80 Noah Syndergaard (1-0) 7.0 7 1(1) 12 1 0.69 0.92 Logan Verrett […]

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Terry Collins Did What He Needed To Change The Narrative

An article by posted on April 14, 2016 0 Comments
Terry Collins Did What He Needed To Change The Narrative

I know this was already addressed on MMO in an article by John Delcos, but I have a somewhat different take on the issue, and that’s what makes this site so special anyway – the wide range of opinions on so many different Mets matters. So Terry Collins knows his team plays hard and knows the effort his […]

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Jump Starting the Mets Offense and Beating the Shift

An article by posted on April 14, 2016 0 Comments
Jump Starting the Mets Offense and Beating the Shift

Through eight games this season, the New York Mets offense has been less than inspiring, ranking dead last in the NL in hits, runs scored, Avg, OBP, OPS, and extra base hits. While this is just a small sample size and nothing to get overly concerned about yet, it does give us a not too distant reminder […]

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The Z Files: Logan Verrett Scouting Report

An article by posted on April 14, 2016 0 Comments
The Z Files: Logan Verrett Scouting Report

Stat Line:  6 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 6 SO, 2 BB In the New York Mets 2-1 victory over the Miami Marlins, Logan Verrett showed why he would be in the starting rotation for twenty-nine of thirty Major League teams.  Verrett attacks opposing lineups differently than our big three power pitches, looking to induce […]

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The Z Files: Three Takeaways From Mets 2-1 Loss To Marlins

An article by posted on April 13, 2016 0 Comments
The Z Files: Three Takeaways From Mets 2-1 Loss To Marlins

Noah Syndergaard dominated Miami Marlins hitters during the New York Mets 2-1 loss.  Syndergaard has 14.54 strikeouts per nine innings 1.38 walks per nine innings through two starts this season. Noah Syndergaard:  (ND) 7.0 IP, 1 R, 7 H, 12 SO, 1 BB Syndergaard’s fastballs and sinkers were 99 mph bullets.  His 92 mph slider […]

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Dan Warthen Has Some Work To Do

An article by posted on April 12, 2016 0 Comments
Dan Warthen Has Some Work To Do

Before last night’s loss, the Mets led the National League in ERA. After Steven Matz‘ dud last night, the Mets are now ranked sixth. They went from a 2.08 ERA to a 3.40 ERA. It’s a warning of overlying on small sample sizes. It’s also a reminder that it’s really about the process. While it’s […]

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The Z Files: The Reason Steven Matz Struggled Against the Marlins

An article by posted on April 12, 2016 0 Comments
The Z Files: The Reason Steven Matz Struggled Against the Marlins

Steven Matz’ season debut quickly went south, giving up seven earned runs in the second inning in route to a 10-3 New York Mets loss against the Miami Marlins.  Matz exhibited one mechanic flaw leading to his lack of command, particularly in two-strike counts, resulting in the Marlins second inning carousel around the bases. Steven […]

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Bastardo’s Surprising Role

An article by posted on April 12, 2016 0 Comments
Bastardo’s Surprising Role

At a time when Mets fans were still clamoring for Yoenis Cespedes, the Mets made a move designed to sure up their bullpen when they signed Antonio Bastardo to a two year $12 million contract. Generally speaking, the move was well received. While Bastardo was a left hander, he was not exclusively a LOOGY. For […]

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Mets Dwelling At The Bottom In Offense

An article by posted on April 11, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Dwelling At The Bottom In Offense

The New York Mets haven’t gotten off to the start they may have wanted to this season, considering all the lofty predictions in the off-season and boasting the best starting rotation in baseball. Of course, the Met teams of 1986, 2000, and 2015 all opened their seasons at a record of 2-3, so needless to […]

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