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MMO Original: The Burden of Great Expectations

An article by posted on August 24, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Original: The Burden of Great Expectations

Writers like me tend to embrace subjects we call “evergreen.” This refers to topics that remain relevant for a good long time after they are published.  And today’s topic is one of those. This could have been written in March, when all the experts said the Nationals would win the division simply by throwing their […]

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MMO Original: The Return of the Captain

An article by posted on August 24, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Original: The Return of the Captain

I thought I saw the end of my favorite player. On August 15th, 2009, David Wright stood in the box against Matt Cain, down 0-2 in the count. Cain unleashed a 93 MPH fastball up and in. It quickly escaped the safe realm of chin music and escalated into a weapon capable of incredible destruction. […]

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With 39 Games To Go, It’s Onto The Show

An article by posted on August 24, 2015 0 Comments
With 39 Games To Go, It’s Onto The Show

With only 39 games left in the season, the New York Mets are heading for the postseason. I’ve been saying this for months now, and I’m not going to stop now. I have to laugh when I see grown men who are supposed to know about baseball and consider themselves intellectual, whining on about the […]

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Logan Verrett’s Road to the Show

An article by posted on August 24, 2015 0 Comments
Logan Verrett’s Road to the Show

Congratulations to Logan Verrett, whose first major league start on Sunday was nothing short of fantastic. In a spot start for Matt Harvey, whom Verrertt is clearly better than, he went eight innings and gave up just one run on four hits and one walk, and logged eight strikeouts. You can read the full game recap […]

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Logan Verrett Scouting Report

An article by posted on August 24, 2015 0 Comments
Logan Verrett Scouting Report

Stat Line:  8 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 8 SO, 1 BB Logan Verrett showed more than scouts prepared us for, exhibiting an above average breaking ball while keeping four pitches low in the strike zone.  Based on his performance, Verrett will add much needed depth to the New York Mets bullpen. Repertoire Verrett’s breaking […]

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An MMO Original: The Say-Hey Kid Comes Home

An article by posted on August 22, 2015 0 Comments
An MMO Original: The Say-Hey Kid Comes Home

As we all know, the Mets were created fill the gap left after the departure of the Giants and the Dodgers from the city of New York following the 1957 season. In the four year period before the advent of the Amazin’s, Gotham’s National League fans were left to follow their teams as best they […]

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MMO Free Tickets Giveaway: When Did You Get Hooked on the Mets?

An article by posted on August 21, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Free Tickets Giveaway: When Did You Get Hooked on the Mets?

I still remember it like it was yesterday, it was the exact moment I became a Mets fan. I was nine years old and the big thing in those days was flipping baseball cards. Everyone wanted to be the king of the block and the one with the biggest stack of cards. And I was […]

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Pitching Analysis of Noah Syndergaard vs Baltimore Orioles

An article by posted on August 20, 2015 0 Comments
Pitching Analysis of Noah Syndergaard vs Baltimore Orioles

“I feel like with the exception of the first inning it was a pretty solid performance. A lot of people have been concerned about my performances on the road. I feel like this was a step in the right direction, as far as being more comfortable out there.” – Noah Syndergaard Stat Line:  (ND 7-6) […]

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Power Play: Mets Now Getting It Done With the Long Ball

An article by posted on August 20, 2015 0 Comments
Power Play: Mets Now Getting It Done With the Long Ball

The New York Mets are finally a threat for the long ball. Since the All-Star break the Mets have hit a total of 38 homeruns. They are tied for first with one other team in the National League – the Colorado Rockies. The Mets will meet up with those Rockies when they begin a three […]

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Pitching Analysis of Jacob deGrom vs Baltimore Orioles

An article by posted on August 19, 2015 0 Comments
Pitching Analysis of Jacob deGrom vs Baltimore Orioles

Stat Line: (W 12-6) 7.2 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 6 SO, 1 BB Jacob deGrom proved he doesn’t need his best command to be deGrominant.  Similar to Matt Harvey against the Colorado Rockies last week, deGrom struggled commanding his pitches knee high and low in the strike zone.  In order to adapt, deGrom attacked […]

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