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Collins Needs to Stop Babying Duda and Bat Him Cleanup

An article by posted on April 21, 2014 0 Comments
Collins Needs to Stop Babying Duda and Bat Him Cleanup

When Terry Collins made the decision to get Curtis Granderson out of the cleanup spot, I wasn’t really too surprised. It was something that clearly needed to be done. Hopefully, this will get Granderson’s bat going again and he can become the run producer this team thought they were getting when they signed him to […]

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MMO Morning Grind: Too Much “Free Baseball” Could Prove Costly

An article by posted on April 21, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Morning Grind: Too Much “Free Baseball” Could Prove Costly

Good morning, Mets Fans! Nice win yesterday, although it took a bit too long, dragging on for 14 innings before Curtis Granderson won it by doing what he does best: making an out. The absurd length of yesterday’s game is actually what brings me to the topic of this edition of the Morning Grind. The […]

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Restoring Trust and My Night at Citi Field

An article by posted on April 20, 2014 0 Comments
Restoring Trust and My Night at Citi Field

Minor tweaks of the nutritional program are not the answer. Changing the eating schedule so the players have more time to digest their food will bring no measurable change in outcomes. The Mets failure to win games at Citi Field is a hot topic as we move towards the end of first month of a […]

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Revisiting The Decision Not To Re-Sign LaTroy Hawkins

An article by posted on April 20, 2014 0 Comments
Revisiting The Decision Not To Re-Sign LaTroy Hawkins

As was reported earlier, Kyle Farnsworth has been named the new Mets closer by Terry Collins. Jose Valverde lost the job after a series of dreadful outings in which he allowed four home runs in his last three appearances. At 38, Farnsworth has closed on two previous occasions in his 16 year major league career which includes 54 saves and 43 […]

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Mets Minors: Syndergaard Has Shortest Outing of the Season

An article by posted on April 20, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Minors: Syndergaard Has Shortest Outing of the Season

2014 Triple-A:  4 GS, 20 IP, 4.95 ERA, 1.55 WHIP, 6.8 K/9 As time has gone by, all of us have been guilty of putting too much pressure on a prospect to succeed.  There have been high hopes surrounding Noah Syndergaard ever since the Mets acquired him from the Toronto Blue Jays, and we are all excited […]

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MMO Morning Grind: More Replay!

An article by posted on April 20, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Morning Grind: More Replay!

Good Morning, Mets fans! What a frustrating loss last night. At least we fought hard. Anyway, the moment from the game that’s weighing most on my mind this morning is, of course, “The Shoe Play”. With 2 out and 2 on, Freddie Freeman hit a ball “straight into the ground” which seemingly ricocheted off of […]

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The Mets Are Experiencing A Home Field Disadvantage

An article by posted on April 19, 2014 0 Comments
The Mets Are Experiencing A Home Field Disadvantage

You don’t have to be a numbers-obsessed Mets fan like me to realize that the team has been playing pretty badly at Citi Field over the past few years.  But sometimes the numbers help to advance and enhance the narrative. For example, since the beginning of the 2011 campaign, the Mets have gone 105-145 in […]

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Thoughts On Davis, Thornton and the PTBNL

An article by posted on April 19, 2014 0 Comments
Thoughts On Davis, Thornton and the PTBNL

On Friday, the Mets announced that they traded first baseman Ike Davis to the Pittsburgh Pirates for righthanded reliever Zack Thornton and a player to be named later. Thornton, who turns 26 next month, was a 23rd round pick of the Oakland A’s in the 2010 draft, who was traded to the Pirates in 2012 for RHP […]

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MMO Prospect Pulse: Steven Matz Takes a No-Hitter into the Sixth

An article by posted on April 18, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Prospect Pulse: Steven Matz Takes a No-Hitter into the Sixth

Lefthander Steven Matz turned in another stellar performance on Thursday as St. Lucie beat Fort Myers by the score of 6-1. Matz carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning that ended with a two-out bunt single. He ended the night with seven shutout innings, allowing just two hits and a walk while striking out six. […]

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MMO Morning Grind: Coming Home… for Better or Worse

An article by posted on April 18, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Morning Grind: Coming Home… for Better or Worse

Good morning, Mets fans! We managed to stay over 500 yesterday, in part because we didn’t have a game. Tonight, the Mets will be coming home to begin a nice, long, 10-game homestand. I’m especially excited for tonight’s matchup with the Braves, as I will be attending my first game of the year (although, since […]

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