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Mets Bullpen Update: Parnell Will Remain Closer If Healthy

An article by posted on January 30, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Bullpen Update: Parnell Will Remain Closer If Healthy

Despite an active offseason by the Mets, little has been done or discussed regarding the bullpen. Andy Martino of the Daily News provides an update on how the ‘pens of New York are rounding out as Spring Training nears. Bobby Parnell has been assured by the team that the closer duties remain his, so long […]

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Is The Mets’ Farm System Too Pitcher-Heavy?

An article by posted on January 29, 2014 0 Comments
Is The Mets’ Farm System Too Pitcher-Heavy?

If there is one thing the Mets have going for them it is the very exciting crop of young pitchers in their farm system. The Mets have made some highlights this week after Keith Law, of ESPN, ranked the organization’s farm system as sixth-best in baseball. It seems that the strategy to stockpile as many […]

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Tackling 4 Main Arguments Against Signing Stephen Drew

An article by posted on January 29, 2014 0 Comments
Tackling 4 Main Arguments Against Signing Stephen Drew

Why should the Mets sign Stephen Drew?  I mean, 3 years and $30-36 million is crazy for Drew, right?  Here are some of the arguments flying around this offseason regarding Drew. “He’s not worth it, he’s just barely average.”   “Drew is hurt all the time. He is way too injury prone.” “Drew costs too […]

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Mets Prospects of the Early Years: Cleon Jones, LF

An article by posted on January 29, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Prospects of the Early Years: Cleon Jones, LF

Cleon Jones played both football and baseball at Alabama A&M when the Mets signed him in the summer of 1962 to report the following year. Unlike Kranepool and Swoboda, Jones was not a big-money bonus player who was touted as a surefire big leaguer from the day he signed, but in his first year in […]

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MMO Mailbag: Should Mets Pursue Aledmys Diaz?

An article by posted on January 28, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Should Mets Pursue Aledmys Diaz?

We’ve received a dozen emails lately asking about Cuban shortstop Aledyms Diaz who will soon be eligible to sign with any MLB team. After falsifying his age, Diaz had been prevented from signing with any team, but his punishment is up Feb. 19. There has been plenty of interest in him and he’s considered one of […]

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Around the Diamond: The Straw That Stirred Right Field

An article by posted on January 28, 2014 0 Comments
Around the Diamond: The Straw That Stirred Right Field

No other position has seen more turnover at the starting spot for the Mets than Right Field. In 52 seasons, they have seen 33 different players who would be classified as the “primary” player at the position. Darryl Strawberry was the man for eight of those seasons. The other 44 seasons saw 32 different players. […]

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Episode 2014: A New Hope

An article by posted on January 28, 2014 0 Comments
Episode 2014: A New Hope

Simply because I’m a geek – I’ll let my inner Star Wars express my feelings about the team’s outlook from one year ago compared to today… A long time ago at a Citi Field far, far away… 2013: I’ve got a very bad feeling about this. I find your lack of faith disturbing. Who’s the […]

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2014 Mets Top Prospects: No. 12 Jacob deGrom, RHP

An article by posted on January 28, 2014 0 Comments
2014 Mets Top Prospects: No. 12 Jacob deGrom, RHP

12. Jacob deGrom Height: 6’4” Weight: 185 lbs. Age: 25 Bats/Throws: Right/Right Jacob deGrom, drafted in the 9th round of the 2010 draft out of Stetson University, is already 25 years old. That does not mean he cannot be considered a true prospect, however. He played shortstop in college so it probably took him longer […]

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Will 2014 Be Cory Vaughn’s Year?

An article by posted on January 28, 2014 0 Comments
Will 2014 Be Cory Vaughn’s Year?

Cory Vaughn: he possesses the deadly combination of speed, power, and a smile that can light up a room. He is always interacting and having fun with fans via outlets like Twitter. Vaughn, the Mets’ fourth round pick in the 2010 draft, seemed destined to be one of the future faces of the Mets. Growing […]

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Rated MLB’s No. 85 Prospect, Rafael Montero Is Still Underrated

An article by posted on January 27, 2014 0 Comments
Rated MLB’s No. 85 Prospect, Rafael Montero Is Still Underrated

Back in November, I wrote a piece here on MMO entitled Montero is Better Than People Think. You can read that post in its entirety below, but it’s nice to see that Montero is starting to get the kind of recognition he deserves. Montero was recently ranked on MLB’s Top 100 prospect list at No. 85. […]

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