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Mad Money, Bad Returns, Sad Outcomes

An article by posted on November 8, 2014 0 Comments
Mad Money, Bad Returns, Sad Outcomes

Adam LaRoche killed a huge Elk this past week for his hunting show Buck Commander. LaRoche (who I’ve never liked much — not sure why) posted a picture of it on Twitter and my first thought was damn that is one big ass elk … Dan Haren had this to say: “Poor elk, just minding […]

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MMO Free Agent Profile: Jed Lowrie, SS

An article by posted on November 7, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Free Agent Profile: Jed Lowrie, SS

Jed Lowrie Position: Shortstop Bats: Both, Throws: Right Age on Opening Day: 30 2014 Snapshot In his second season with the Oakland Athletics, Jed Lowrie saw his offensive numbers drop across the board. After posting a .290/.344/.446 line (a great line for a shortstop) with 15 home runs, 45 doubles, and two triples, Lowrie put […]

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Revisiting the R.A. Dickey Trade, Two Years Later

An article by posted on November 7, 2014 0 Comments
Revisiting the R.A. Dickey Trade, Two Years Later

It has been close to two years since the New York Mets’ blockbuster trade that sent NL Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for a package that included prospects Travis d’Arnaud and Noah Syndergaard. Such deals always take years to truly measure which team came out on top […]

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MMO Fan Shot: Don’t Be Shy Sandy…

An article by posted on November 6, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Don’t Be Shy Sandy…

An MMO Fan Shot by Matt Stephens It has become evident at this early stage in the off-season that the Mets will not be major players in the free agent market. For the first year in many, that choice isn’t simply because of funds, but simply out of who is available, or better yet who […]

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Mets Sign Catcher Johnny Monell, Final Thoughts On Juan Centeno

An article by posted on November 6, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Sign Catcher Johnny Monell, Final Thoughts On Juan Centeno

The Mets made several moves last week to clear space on their 40 man roster. One of these decisions was to place catching prospect, Juan Centeno, on waivers. Centeno was quickly picked up by the Milwaukee Brewers, and he will likely compete for a spot on their opening day roster. While Centeno is certainly not […]

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Featured Post: Enemy At The Gates

An article by posted on November 5, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: Enemy At The Gates

My family was kind of a Mets microcosm when I was growing up. My father and I were the die-hards with my sister offering casual support, while my mother was the long suffering enabler … Sister and Mom tolerated our tendency to hog the TV when a game was televised, but when the games ended […]

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Potential Trade Partners: Tampa Bay Rays

An article by posted on November 5, 2014 0 Comments
Potential Trade Partners: Tampa Bay Rays

What could make the Tampa Bay Rays interesting to watch this offseason is their habit of trading players during their arbitration years. Tampa Bay operates under tight payroll restraints, which was limited to $76 million last year and won’t get much higher. Just think of David Price and James Shields, and former general manager Andrew […]

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Looking Back At Colon Deal, Looking Ahead To 2015

An article by posted on November 3, 2014 0 Comments
Looking Back At Colon Deal, Looking Ahead To 2015

Last year’s free agent class included quite a few short term deals for starting pitchers. Mets GM Sandy Alderson signed 41-year old righthander Bartolo Colon to a two year $20 million deal last winter and the veteran proved to be a durable workhorse who led the Mets this season with 202.1 innings pitched. The deal […]

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Mets Brass Needs To Realize That Loyalty Goes Both Ways

An article by posted on November 1, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Brass Needs To Realize That Loyalty Goes Both Ways

In one of the opening scenes of the film Goodfellas we hear a voice-over from Henry Hill played brilliantly by Ray Liotta who describes the downside of going into business with a mob boss named Paulie. If he has trouble with the cops, deliveries, etc. he can always call Paulie. But now he’s gotta come […]

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Alex Rios Dumps Agent, Hires Scott Boras

An article by posted on November 1, 2014 0 Comments
Alex Rios Dumps Agent, Hires Scott Boras

Updated November 1 Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports that free agent outfielder Alex Rios has parted ways with the Kinzer Management Group.and has hired Scott Boras to be his new agent. The Rangers officially declined Rios’ team option before the switch as the 33-year old outfielder tests free agency for the first time in his […]

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