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The Z Files: Mets Live & Die With the Long Ball

An article by posted on April 20, 2016 0 Comments
The Z Files: Mets Live & Die With the Long Ball

The New York Mets took the lead in the top of the first inning for the fifth straight game setting the tone early in their 11-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.  The Mets hitters looked extremely comfortable in the batter’s box, taking aggressive swings at good pitches all game.  The result was eleven runs all […]

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Spectacular Lagares Leaping Catch Denies Franco Three-Run Homer

An article by posted on April 20, 2016 0 Comments
Spectacular Lagares Leaping Catch Denies Franco Three-Run Homer

If you needed any further evidence that the 2014 Gold Glove version of Juan Lagares was alive and well, last night’s home run-robbing catch against the Phillies may provide all the proof you’ll need. Lagares showed his vintage defensive form, leaping to snare a long drive by Maikel Franco and robbing him of a three-run […]

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MMO Exclusive: Meet The Fan Who Rescued Mike Piazza’s Post 9/11 Jersey

An article by posted on April 20, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: Meet The Fan Who Rescued Mike Piazza’s Post 9/11 Jersey

Thanks to Kevin Kernan of the New York Post, we all discovered that the post 9/11 jersey worn by Mike Piazza when he hit his epic homerun, was put up for auction with Goldin Auctions. The jersey faced an uncertain future until a group of three die-hard Mets fans stepped forward and purchased the jersey for a record […]

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MMO Exclusive: Catching Up With Darryl Strawberry

An article by posted on April 19, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: Catching Up With Darryl Strawberry

  Baseball players tend to disappear after retirement. Without the spotlight of national media, or admiration of thousands of fans, they fade back into mainstream society. They leave only memories, and their absence from the game makes it easy to forget that these guys we watched on TV are still real people. My mission is […]

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Week Two Review of the Mets Pitching Staff

An article by posted on April 16, 2016 0 Comments
Week Two Review of the Mets Pitching Staff

A review of the latest turn through the Mets’ starting rotation: Name Innings Hits Runs (Earned Runs) Strikeouts Walks ERA (Season) WHIP (Season) Matt Harvey (0-2) 6.0 6 3(3) 3 2 4.63 1.543 Steven Matz (0-1) 1.2 6 7(7) 1 2 37.80 4.80 Noah Syndergaard (1-0) 7.0 7 1(1) 12 1 0.69 0.92 Logan Verrett […]

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Terry Collins Did What He Needed To Change The Narrative

An article by posted on April 14, 2016 0 Comments
Terry Collins Did What He Needed To Change The Narrative

I know this was already addressed on MMO in an article by John Delcos, but I have a somewhat different take on the issue, and that’s what makes this site so special anyway – the wide range of opinions on so many different Mets matters. So Terry Collins knows his team plays hard and knows the effort his […]

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Jump Starting the Mets Offense and Beating the Shift

An article by posted on April 14, 2016 0 Comments
Jump Starting the Mets Offense and Beating the Shift

Through eight games this season, the New York Mets offense has been less than inspiring, ranking dead last in the NL in hits, runs scored, Avg, OBP, OPS, and extra base hits. While this is just a small sample size and nothing to get overly concerned about yet, it does give us a not too distant reminder […]

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The Z Files: Logan Verrett Scouting Report

An article by posted on April 14, 2016 0 Comments
The Z Files: Logan Verrett Scouting Report

Stat Line:  6 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 6 SO, 2 BB In the New York Mets 2-1 victory over the Miami Marlins, Logan Verrett showed why he would be in the starting rotation for twenty-nine of thirty Major League teams.  Verrett attacks opposing lineups differently than our big three power pitches, looking to induce […]

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The Z Files: Three Takeaways From Mets 2-1 Loss To Marlins

An article by posted on April 13, 2016 0 Comments
The Z Files: Three Takeaways From Mets 2-1 Loss To Marlins

Noah Syndergaard dominated Miami Marlins hitters during the New York Mets 2-1 loss.  Syndergaard has 14.54 strikeouts per nine innings 1.38 walks per nine innings through two starts this season. Noah Syndergaard:  (ND) 7.0 IP, 1 R, 7 H, 12 SO, 1 BB Syndergaard’s fastballs and sinkers were 99 mph bullets.  His 92 mph slider […]

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Dan Warthen Has Some Work To Do

An article by posted on April 12, 2016 0 Comments
Dan Warthen Has Some Work To Do

Before last night’s loss, the Mets led the National League in ERA. After Steven Matz‘ dud last night, the Mets are now ranked sixth. They went from a 2.08 ERA to a 3.40 ERA. It’s a warning of overlying on small sample sizes. It’s also a reminder that it’s really about the process. While it’s […]

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