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From Left Field: All-Star Break Came At The Worst Possible Time

An article by posted on July 25, 2014 0 Comments
From Left Field: All-Star Break Came At The Worst Possible Time

Most pro baseball players long to have a few days off at the All-Star break in mid-July each year. It’s a total grind to play almost every day for three and half months, so the four-day break is well-deserved. But for the Mets this year, the All-Star break came at the worst possible time. The […]

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What Does A Mets “Core Four” Look Like?

An article by posted on July 23, 2014 0 Comments
What Does A Mets “Core Four” Look Like?

It’s a fascinating query, a paradox of sorts, a question with no easy answer.  That fact speaks more to the New York Mets lingering status in baseball Nowhere Land than anything else.  No matter, identifying four core or foundational players of the New York Mets can be a real baseball brain teaser. The concept of […]

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Di-Jest: Wilpons Hatch Plan For Bogus Wright Retirement Tour

An article by posted on July 23, 2014 0 Comments
Di-Jest: Wilpons Hatch Plan For Bogus Wright Retirement Tour

The crack investigative unit here at MMO has uncovered a cynical plot developed by Jeff Wilpon with the approval of Papa Fred and Uncle (“Can I sell yet?”) Saul. The younger Wilpon has become envious of what the Yankees, another team on the down slide, have done during the 2013 and 2014 seasons. Last year […]

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Can deGrom Win Rookie of the Year?

An article by posted on July 23, 2014 0 Comments
Can deGrom Win Rookie of the Year?

Today’s buzz is all about Jacob deGrom, and thanks to manager Terry Collins, the question becomes can the 25-year old righthander come from behind and cop this year’s Rookie of the Year award. “He’s always flown under the radar. He still is,” Terry Collins said after last night’s 3-1 win over the Mariners. “This guy […]

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10 Years In: What is David Wright’s Legacy?

An article by posted on July 21, 2014 0 Comments
10 Years In: What is David Wright’s Legacy?

Believe it or not, today marks the 10th anniversary of David Wright’s Major League debut. As we reach this milestone, it is an appropriate time to assess his legacy with the team. Selected during the supplemental round of the 2001 amateur draft (20 picks after Aaron Heilman if you can believe it), David Wright served […]

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MMO First Half Report Cards: No Straight A’s, But Plenty Of High Marks

An article by posted on July 20, 2014 0 Comments
MMO First Half Report Cards: No Straight A’s, But Plenty Of High Marks

With the All-Star Break behind us, we’re officially into the 2nd half of the 2014 MLB season. Over the break, I opened up a roundtable and invited some other MMO writers to chime in with their grades. How did the Mets do on their first-term report card? Keep reading to find out! INFIELDERS   Lucas […]

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Ben Zobrist: The Best Alternative To Castro And Baez?

An article by posted on July 19, 2014 0 Comments
Ben Zobrist: The Best Alternative To Castro And Baez?

The Mets have two clear-cut positions to fill by Opening Day 2015: shortstop and left field. The Mets have gotten very little in the way of offensive production from those positions. That is both good and bad. While it hurts them this season, it gives the Mets two well-defined areas they need to improve upon. […]

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Some Second Half Thoughts: Kicking Tires On Rasmus

An article by posted on July 18, 2014 0 Comments
Some Second Half Thoughts: Kicking Tires On Rasmus

A couple of things have been on my mind recently as we get set to open the second half of the season. No preamble. Here they are: Free Agent Target? As expected, the crop of free agents after the 2014 season is miserable, but there is one guy who intrigues me. Should platoon options over […]

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My “Piazza” Like Proposal

An article by posted on July 18, 2014 0 Comments
My “Piazza” Like Proposal

The All-Star break tends to bring about random optimistic thoughts as well as trade discussions that most likely can’t or won’t happen. So before any baseball gets started today, let me jump on the “why can’t we do this” train and propose a thought to everybody. I mean, heck, Ron Darling is even thinking we […]

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Meet The Mets…. In A Couple Of Years

An article by posted on July 18, 2014 0 Comments
Meet The Mets…. In A Couple Of Years

I’m sure you have heard the old baseball adage “Let the game come to you.” These pearls of wisdom have often been uttered by the wise old baseball sage to the young up-and-coming player. Uttered so often in fact that it has become a cliche’. It was meant to convey the application of self discipline. […]

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