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Terry Collins Ranked MLB’s 13th Best Manager

An article by posted on February 17, 2014 0 Comments
Terry Collins Ranked MLB’s 13th Best Manager

The Boston Globe staff put to together their annual ranking of Major League Baseball’s managers from best-to-worst. Mets manager Terry Collins clocked in at number 13, higher than any other manager in the NL East and fifth in the National League overall. The Globe’s staff has the following to say on Collins: “Extremely underrated, according […]

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2014 Player Projection: Travis d’Arnaud, Catcher

An article by posted on February 17, 2014 0 Comments
2014 Player Projection: Travis d’Arnaud, Catcher

Welcome to my annual player projection series. In this series, I will try to take a swing at estimating how each Met will do in the upcoming season. As the results of last year’s projections will tell you, I won’t be too accurate. So much happens over the course of a baseball season that without […]

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Featured Post: It’s No Laughing Matter

An article by posted on February 16, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: It’s No Laughing Matter

For Sandy Alderson, Twitter isn’t serious business. The social media platform is like Monday’s “open mic night” at the local comedy house. He will fire a two-thumb, 140-character zinger every, oh, 60 days or so but, for the most part, the laughs are few, the comedy is amateur and the room is dormant. Hey, is […]

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I’m Ready To Be Excited About Mets Baseball

An article by posted on February 15, 2014 0 Comments
I’m Ready To Be Excited About Mets Baseball

I’ve been involved in my fair share of heated baseball discussions in the past. Whether it be here at MMO, in my private life or on Twitter with some of my favorite Mets critics (like Mr. Megdal). Over time, I’ve started to take a step back and just observe MMO from a far. Yes, I’m […]

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Spring Training: Five Questions Terry Collins Must Answer

An article by posted on February 15, 2014 0 Comments
Spring Training: Five Questions Terry Collins Must Answer

Spring training is finally here, and with it comes several issues the New York Mets must address. A lot of things must break right if they are to contend for a wild-card, but manager Terry Collins has five key questions to answer if they are to have a winning season, something they haven’t had since 2008: Q: […]

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Mets’ Prospects of The Early Years: Bud Harrelson, SS

An article by posted on February 14, 2014 0 Comments
Mets’ Prospects of The Early Years: Bud Harrelson, SS

Back in 1963 and 1964 when fringe-major leaguer Al Moran and later, aging veteran Roy McMillan were playing shortstop for the Mets, the minor league system was developing two promising shortstops, one of whom who would hopefully be the long-term heir to the job. On the Mets’ Raleigh farm team, the shortstop was Wilbur Huckle, […]

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Latest Mets Disconnect: Campaign To Elect David Wright As #FaceOfMLB

An article by posted on February 14, 2014 0 Comments
Latest Mets Disconnect: Campaign To Elect David Wright As #FaceOfMLB

This fast-dwindling off-season was supposed to be the door to the Promised Land for Mets fans in the Alderson Era. This was the time, we were told, when all the bad old contracts would be off the books, when the Mets would be major players in the free agent market, when talent would matter more […]

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This Day In Mets Infamy: The “Goodbye, Jim Fregosi” Edition

An article by posted on February 14, 2014 0 Comments
This Day In Mets Infamy: The “Goodbye, Jim Fregosi” Edition

Early this morning Jim Fregosi, a six time All Star infielder who went on to have a long and successful managerial career died at the age of 71 after suffering a series of strokes. As a member of the California Angels, Fregosi was one of the better shortstops  in the American League during the 1960′s […]

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Why Not Daniel Murphy as the Leadoff Man?

An article by posted on February 14, 2014 0 Comments
Why Not Daniel Murphy as the Leadoff Man?

An MMO Fan Shot by Andrew Doris One of the debates in Mets-land in recent weeks has been who Terry Collins should start in centerfield: Juan Lagares or Eric Young Jr. The argument for Lagares is his tremendous outfield defense, youth, and demonstrated offensive potential. The argument for Young is his speed and ability to […]

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Our 2014 Top 25 Mets Prospects – At A Glance

An article by posted on February 13, 2014 0 Comments
Our 2014 Top 25 Mets Prospects – At A Glance

Here they are, all gathered together in one place. MMO presents to you our 2014 Top 25 Mets Prospects. We love the job that our minor league analyst Pete Anselmo did in producing our Top 25 this year. Let’s give him a nice round of applause. Looking back at last year’s rankings, Noah Syndergaard replaces Zack […]

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