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The Cold Hard Truth About What Sandy Says On Payroll, Spending, Winning

An article by posted on May 28, 2014 0 Comments
The Cold Hard Truth About What Sandy Says On Payroll, Spending, Winning

Thoughts from Joe D. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to listen to Sandy Alderson’s interview until late last night and now that I have, I just wanted to weigh in after hearing and reading everyone else’s point of view. I get the sense that many fans are still in denial and believe that everything is hunky-dory […]

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Who’s To Blame For The Mets, Who Do Ya Think?

An article by posted on May 27, 2014 0 Comments
Who’s To Blame For The Mets, Who Do Ya Think?

A recent MMO post by Mike Simon got me to thinking. It was an excellent piece from Sunday that broke down the failures of the organization on the big league level this season. It detailed the contributions by Mets front office personnel to the Mets becoming what I feel is one of the worst-run organizations […]

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Featured Post: Walks Are Boring, Boring Is Bad

An article by posted on May 27, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: Walks Are Boring, Boring Is Bad

I remember a few years back when I was helping coach my kid’s little league team, every now and then we’d run into an opposing pitcher who couldn’t find the strike zone. After he’d walk a couple of runs in the kids would start taking hacks at anything because they grew tired of just walking, […]

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Featured Post: It’s Time For A Change… #FreeWally

An article by posted on May 26, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: It’s Time For A Change… #FreeWally

Sometimes, a fresh start is needed. And it´s about time this happens for the Mets in terms of managing the players on the active roster. Zack Wheeler, Rafael Montero, Jacob deGrom, Jeurys Familia, Jenrry Mejia, Travis d’Arnaud, Juan Lagares and Wilmer Flores make up almost one third of the Mets roster by now and are […]

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Is The Quest For 90 Over? The Math Says It Is.

An article by posted on May 26, 2014 0 Comments
Is The Quest For 90 Over? The Math Says It Is.

“This team is now about being successful. This is about concrete expectations about what we need to do. The 90 wins is about challenge.” – Sandy Alderson There are still 113 games left in the 2014 season, and while the Mets are only five games under .500 with a 22-27 record and sitting six games out […]

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This Day In Mets Infamy: Random Thoughts From Yesterday’s Doubleheader

An article by posted on May 26, 2014 0 Comments
This Day In Mets Infamy: Random Thoughts From Yesterday’s Doubleheader

Yesterday had all the trappings of being a great day at the ballpark at Citi Field. The sun was out warming the many fans that came to celebrate the recently reinstated Banner Day. Mets Rookie phenom, Rafael Montero was on the mound for the first game of a single admission doubleheader, and to boot it […]

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The Blame Game: Why Are The Mets So Bad, Again?

An article by posted on May 25, 2014 0 Comments
The Blame Game: Why Are The Mets So Bad, Again?

It may be time to revise Mr. Wilpon’s famously coined phrase from “meaningful games in September” to “meaningful games in June”. At this rate, even that seems like a long shot, especially with the team’s annual freefall now beginning before Memorial Day. After a promising 15-11 start that had the marketing department proclaiming that the […]

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Does Management Understand Who The Mets Are And What They Can Be?

An article by posted on May 23, 2014 0 Comments
Does Management Understand Who The Mets Are And What They Can Be?

I’m not convinced the Mets really understand their strength and potential as a baseball team. Everybody talks about the Met pitching potential and the fact our current team and our teams in the future are and will be built around pitching. I love that fact. But, I’ve always been told that teams built around pitching […]

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May 22, 1998 – The Mike Piazza Trade

An article by posted on May 22, 2014 0 Comments
May 22, 1998 – The Mike Piazza Trade

It was 16 years ago today that the Mets acquired Mike Piazza from the Florida Marlins. Oh, if we could only make the same kind of trade today ! A legitimate cleanup hitter, certainly one of the best in the game for one major-league ready prospect in Preston Wilson and two maybes in Geoff Goetz and Ed […]

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From Left Field: Sloppy Defensive Fundamentals Dooming Amazin’s

An article by posted on May 22, 2014 0 Comments
From Left Field: Sloppy Defensive Fundamentals Dooming Amazin’s

I was sitting on the edge of my seat at Citi Field last night in the top of the eighth inning with one out and runners on the corners for the Dodgers. The dangerous Hanley Ramirez was up with the Mets only down by one run. Boy did we need a double play in that […]

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