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MMO Season Preview: Alejandro De Aza, OF

An article by posted on January 13, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Season Preview: Alejandro De Aza, OF

Alejandro De Aza, OF DOB – April 11, 1984 (31 on Opening Day) Bats/Throws: L/L Contract Status: One-year, $5.75 million with possible incentives 2015 Recap De Aza had his best season at the plate since 2012, posting a .262/.333/.422 line (104 wRC+) between three teams last year. The outfielder had a weak first month with […]

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Featured Post: Mets Should Make Cespedes An Aggressive One-Year Offer

An article by posted on January 13, 2016 0 Comments
Featured Post: Mets Should Make Cespedes An Aggressive One-Year Offer

An MMO Fan Shot by Robert Walsh Just wanted to get your thoughts as to what you think about the prospects and value of a strong 1-year pillow contract offer to Yoenis Cespedes. A strong $24-$26 million, one-year deal may be enough for him at the going rate. It doesn’t sound as if he is […]

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Rafael Montero Throws Two Innings In Dominican League

An article by posted on January 12, 2016 0 Comments
Rafael Montero Throws Two Innings In Dominican League

Rafael Montero pitched two scoreless innings (7th & 8th inning) allowing only one hit last night for the Leones del Escogido in their 6-1 victory. He allowed just the one baserunner who was erased on a double play ball hit by former Met Jordany Valdespin. Montero has now thrown six innings (five during playoffs) for […]

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MMO Season Preview: Curtis Granderson, RF

An article by posted on January 11, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Season Preview: Curtis Granderson, RF

Curtis Granderson, RF Bats/Throws: L/R DOB: March 16, 1981 (35 on Opening Day) Contract status: Third year of 4yr/$60 million deal ($16 million salary) 2015 Recap What a difference a year makes. After a very disappointing 2014 season, Curtis Granderson had his best year at the plate since 2011. After a dismal .227/.326/.388 from the […]

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Who Will Be The Next Mets Hall of Famer

An article by posted on January 10, 2016 0 Comments
Who Will Be The Next Mets Hall of Famer

There was a long 23 year wait between the induction of Tom Seaver and the induction of Mike Piazza to the Hall of Fame.  While I’m still overjoyed at Piazza entering the Hall of Fame as a Met, I’m curious if the Mets will have to wait another 23 years for another one of their players to go in […]

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Celebrating 1986: Jesse and Roger in the Outfield

An article by posted on January 10, 2016 0 Comments
Celebrating 1986: Jesse and Roger in the Outfield

As we celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the 1986 Mets Championship Season, we’re going to roll out a special retrospective piece every Sunday to relive some of those moments from that memorable and magical season. Enjoy! Championship seasons are invariably marked by certain games and plays that are later tabbed as “turning points” for posterity.  […]

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MMO Fan Shot: Where Does Piazza Rank Among The Greatest Catchers Of All Time

An article by posted on January 9, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Where Does Piazza Rank Among The Greatest Catchers Of All Time

An MMO Fan Shot by Andy Love The arc of the baseball universe is long, but it bends towards justice.  And so, Mike Piazza, a true superstar, was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on his fourth attempt.  Piazza’s failure to muster the requisite 75% of votes his first three years on the ballot was […]

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Where Was Jeff Wilpon?

An article by posted on January 8, 2016 0 Comments
Where Was Jeff Wilpon?

If you had an opportunity to watch the Hall of Fame press conference, you would’ve noticed the Mets sent a contingent there to show their support and appreciation for Mike Piazza. Team owner Jeff Wilpon, GM Sandy Alderson and Assistant GM John Ricco were all on hand for the special occasion. As Adam Rubin noted on ESPN.com, Sandy […]

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Proving Piazza Didn’t Use Steroids

An article by posted on January 8, 2016 0 Comments
Proving Piazza Didn’t Use Steroids

There have been some irresponsible opinions that Mike Piazza‘s election to the Hall of Fame means it will pave the way for  known steroid users to be elected to the Hall of Fame. This premise contains one potential logic fallacy. It presupposes Piazza used steroids. Did he? Let’s start with the case against him. There are no reports, investigations, or […]

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Mets Minors: 2015 Savannah Sand Gnats Season Review

An article by posted on January 8, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Minors: 2015 Savannah Sand Gnats Season Review

With 2015 now behind us we will look at how each of the Mets affiliates fared last year. We start with the team that won the most games. One of the biggest bright spots was the Savannah Sand Gnats who went 84-53 in the South Atlantic League. They had an 18-game winning streak, which was […]

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MMO Season Preview: Travis d’Arnaud, C

An article by posted on January 8, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Season Preview: Travis d’Arnaud, C

Travis d’Arnaud, C Bats/Throws: R/R DOB: February 10, 1989 (27 on Opening Day) Contract: $550,000, Arb Eligible 2017, Free Agent 2020 2015 Recap Travis d’Arnaud was probably the most underappreciated player on the Mets roster this past season. Although he missed significant time due to another freak injury, he was fantastic when he was on […]

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