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Alderson Says Niese Will Not Be Traded, But Who Will?

An article by posted on July 3, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Says Niese Will Not Be Traded, But Who Will?

If you thought being 11 games under .500 and 10 games out of first on July 3rd was evidence enough that the Mets will be sellers at the trade deadline for the fourth straight season, you are wrong. That is, of course, if you were to take anything Sandy Alderson says at face value. The […]

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July 4, 1985: No End in Sight

An article by posted on July 3, 2014 0 Comments
July 4, 1985: No End in Sight

Thousands of baseball books have been published. Millions of baseball stories have been told, every one of them starts with the same basic understanding: two teams, nine innings, balls, strikes, runs, hits and errors. Along the way there are various twists and turns ending in perfect games, no hitters, walk off home runs and everything […]

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In Sandy We Trust?

An article by posted on July 3, 2014 0 Comments
In Sandy We Trust?

Despite all of the offseason moves and despite all the talk of being a 90 win team, at 37-48, the Mets are now 11 games under .500 on July 3rd for the second consecutive year. At this point last season, the Mets were the same 37-48 featuring a lineup riddled with minor league players such […]

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Collins’ Hot-Hand Mentality Is Sending Mixed Messages To His Players

An article by posted on July 2, 2014 0 Comments
Collins’ Hot-Hand Mentality Is Sending Mixed Messages To His Players

It was interesting to hear Gary Apple and Bobby Ojeda discuss one of the things  I wrote about over the weekend, which was how this six-outfielder configuration was doomed to failure. Apple leads it off asking Ojeda, “We have to talk about Chris Young who suddenly got hot and had that two home run game […]

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MMO Fan Shot: Gil Hodges Belongs In The Hall Of Fame

An article by posted on July 1, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Gil Hodges Belongs In The Hall Of Fame

An MMO Fan Shot by Bill Hall We support the election of Gil Hodges to the Baseball Hall of Fame. He is fully qualified under every one of the criteria set forth in the Hall’s own rules: “Voting shall be based on player’s record, playing ability, integrity, sportsmanship, character, and contributions to the team(s) on […]

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Terry Has Them Playing Not To Lose

An article by posted on July 1, 2014 0 Comments
Terry Has Them Playing Not To Lose

What an stunning and deflating loss last night. I don’t mind losing, I can handle losing, but it’s the agonizingly, torturous ways we lose that kill me. And last night’s gut-punch was the worst of the season. You know, I started to get that feeling of impending doom in the bottom of the sixth when […]

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Bowties and Rings

An article by posted on June 30, 2014 0 Comments
Bowties and Rings

Frank Cashen, who served as Mets general manager from 1980 through 1991, died today at age 88. Cashen was regarded by many as the architect of the last Mets World Series championship team in 1986. The following was originally written about Cashen and current Mets GM Sandy Alderson, shortly after Alderson assumed control in 2010. Frank Cashen […]

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Mets Mid-Season Report Card

An article by posted on June 30, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Mid-Season Report Card

At 37-45, the Mets are just over halfway through the 2014 season. So far this season, we’ve seen an exciting month of April, a dreadful May, and an only slightly better month of June. We’ve seen certain players play unexpectedly well and others not live up to expectations. From the players to the manager to […]

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It Was A Poorly Conceived Roster Right From The Start

An article by posted on June 29, 2014 0 Comments
It Was A Poorly Conceived Roster Right From The Start

There is so much I want to say and write about this team right now, but I can only produce content in short bursts for now. One of our readers emailed me regarding the six-outfielder configuration the Mets are now choosing to employ. Obviously, the Mets are desperate and this new tactic only shows a […]

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Fishing For Hope In A Resurgent Bullpen

An article by posted on June 29, 2014 0 Comments
Fishing For Hope In A Resurgent Bullpen

I was fishing up in northern MN a few years back and I caught a big large mouth bass along with a number of other keepers. It was a good 22 inches and four pounds. I had the damned thing on a stringer. I’d never worked with a stringer, always used a bucket catching porgies […]

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