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A Bag of Balls, A Lot of Questions

An article by posted on October 13, 2014 0 Comments
A Bag of Balls, A Lot of Questions

Former New York Mets catcher Ed Hearn says he has a bag of baseballs in his cellar. They are all from 1986; all from the National League Championship Series; all evidence that Michael Warren Scott cheated. The rumors started long before the NLCS. In May 1985, during one of Scott’s starts at Wrigley Field, Chicago Cubs first baseman Leon Durham found a piece […]

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Selling High On Jacob deGrom

An article by posted on October 13, 2014 0 Comments
Selling High On Jacob deGrom

Jacob deGrom has been the Mets’ most exciting player this season.  He’s lit up the radar gun, struck out 144 batters, and put himself in prime position to land the coveted NL Rookie of the year award. But in a Mets’ organization flush with talented arms, is the time to trade Jacob deGrom now? The […]

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Could Mets Ultimately Fill An Outfield Spot Internally?

An article by posted on October 13, 2014 0 Comments
Could Mets Ultimately Fill An Outfield Spot Internally?

Let’s pretend for a moment that Sandy Alderson makes no effort to improve the Mets left field situation in the offseason. For arguments sake, we’ll say that he addresses the need at shortstop but a combination of high prices and long years got the better of the outfield candidates. Heading into 2015, can we expect […]

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Chris Young Has No Regrets About Time With Mets

An article by posted on October 12, 2014 0 Comments
Chris Young Has No Regrets About Time With Mets

Chris Young was a major point of ridicule for Sandy Alderson this year. After passing on Nelson Cruz in the offseason, they signed Young as a buy-low candidate. What resulted was a season of turmoil in Queens before being released and turning his season around in the Bronx. With the Mets in 2014, Young hit […]

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Former Mets Bat Boy Moustakas Tearing It Up In Playoffs

An article by posted on October 12, 2014 0 Comments
Former Mets Bat Boy Moustakas Tearing It Up In Playoffs

Mike Vorkunov of NJ.com pointed out that the Kansas City Royals Mike Moustakas is a former Mets bat boy. Now, he’s tearing up the 2014 postseason to the tune of .318/.348/.864/1.211 line. He’s also recorded four home runs in just six playoff games. Moustakas was a bat boy under Bobby Valentine‘s Mets regime. In a […]

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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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