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D’Arnaud and Plawecki To Get Exposure At Other Positions This Spring

An article by posted on December 5, 2015 0 Comments
D’Arnaud and Plawecki To Get Exposure At Other Positions This Spring

Travis d’Arnaud and Kevin Plawecki were the two main catchers for the Mets in 2015, with d’Arnaud being the team’s starter and the rookie Plawecki his backup. D’Arnaud has proven himself as an established player and Plawecki is expected to follow suit as well despite some growing pains in 2015. As a result, the Mets […]

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Featured Article: Should the Mets Target Jason Heyward?

An article by posted on December 3, 2015 0 Comments
Featured Article: Should the Mets Target Jason Heyward?

Henry asks… If the Mets play this right, they could conceivably sign Jason Heyward, and then trade Curtis Granderson to the highest bidders amongst teams that lost out on Heyward. They end up with a Gold Glove right fielder with speed and great offensive upside who is nine years younger than Grandy. And we can […]

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Wilmer Flores Homers In Return To Winter Ball Action

An article by posted on December 3, 2015 0 Comments
Wilmer Flores Homers In Return To Winter Ball Action

Last Thursday Wilmer Flores was hit by a pitch on his left heel and was out of the lineup until last night for the Bravos de Margarita. In game one of Venezuelan League action, Flores played second base and batted fifth. He crushed a solo home run to left field in his first at bat which you […]

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Cesar Ramos Could Be The Cheap Lefty Mets Are Looking For

An article by posted on December 3, 2015 0 Comments
Cesar Ramos Could Be The Cheap Lefty Mets Are Looking For

Another bullpen option hit the free agent market last night as the Angels non-tendered left-handed reliever Cesar Ramos. Ramos, 31, had an excellent season with Los Angeles this past year, posting a 2.75 ERA in 52.1 innings spread over 65 appearances. He struck out 43 batters (7.4 K/9) and walked 15 (2.6 BB/9). His 3.02 […]

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MMO Free Agent Profile: Dexter Fowler, CF

An article by posted on December 2, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Free Agent Profile: Dexter Fowler, CF

Dexter Fowler Position: Center Field Bats: Both – Throws: Right Born: March 22, 1986 (Age 29) With the impending departure of Yoenis Cespedes and the unsure play of Juan Lagares, the Mets may look to other options to supplant or support their current center field situation. Dexter Fowler has been rumored to be one of those […]

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What Does David Price Contract Mean For Mets Young Rotation?

An article by posted on December 2, 2015 0 Comments
What Does David Price Contract Mean For Mets Young Rotation?

The Billion Dollar Boys Club? Not that it would have happened anyway, but Boston’s blockbuster signing of David Price Tuesday means there won’t be a trade of Matt Harvey to the Red Sox for shortstop Xander Bogaerts and outfielder Mookie Betts or Jackie Bradley. I was onboard for such a deal, and the Price signing […]

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MMO Mailbag: What Does The Future Hold For Sean Gilmartin?

An article by posted on November 30, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: What Does The Future Hold For Sean Gilmartin?

Dave in Spain asks… Do you know what the Mets long-term plans are for Sean Gilmartin? Is it definite that he´ll be in the pen in 2016, or could he possibly go back to being a starter in Vegas? Thanks! Joe D. replies… Ah… Sean Gilmartin, what a fantastic story he was this season. The young left-hander […]

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Amazin’ Moments: Terry Leach Hurls A Ten Inning One-Hit Shutout

An article by posted on November 30, 2015 0 Comments
Amazin’ Moments: Terry Leach Hurls A Ten Inning One-Hit Shutout

A baseball roster is an endlessly fascinating construct. Some evince an enviable degree of stability, featuring a core of players whose consistency and above-average level of play provide little reason to team management to seek alternatives. Others go through larger and more frequent levels of turnover as the search is made for the right combination […]

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ICYMI: Juan Lagares Plates Winning Run In Winter Ball Debut

An article by posted on November 30, 2015 0 Comments
ICYMI: Juan Lagares Plates Winning Run In Winter Ball Debut

  On Friday night, Mets center fielder Juan Lagares made his winter ball debut with the Aguilas Cibaenas in the Dominican League and what a game he had. He batted third in the lineup while playing the entire game in center field. He is returning to Aguilas for the fifth winter league season, he hit .342/.379/.412 […]

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Philosophy Of Flexibility Part II – Infield Evaluation

An article by posted on November 29, 2015 0 Comments
Philosophy Of Flexibility Part II – Infield Evaluation

In part one of the Philosophy of Flexibility I outlined the different types of flexibility that are used to construct a baseball team. These areas were positional, lineup, pitching and financial flexibility. Applying this lens to the Mets current roster, the biggest area of concern from this perspective is the construction of the infield. Infield Evaluation Assuming […]

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