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MMO Fan Shot: Lady Luck and the Ghosts of September’s Past

An article by posted on August 26, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Lady Luck and the Ghosts of September’s Past

An MMO Fan Shot by Gregg Cambareri It’s late August and the Mets sit atop the National League East. Although they are playing well, they still seem to catch plenty of flak for their record against teams with winning records. Last week ESPN’s Dave Schoenfield opined that whoever wins the NL East isn’t that good, […]

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The New Look Mets Offense Can Be One of the NL’s Best.

An article by posted on August 26, 2015 0 Comments
The New Look Mets Offense Can Be One of the NL’s Best.

To say that the Mets offense was bad in the first half of the season would be an understatement. The Mets crawled into this year’s All Star Break ranked 28th in runs and dead last in batting average. According to Baseball Prospectus and FanGraphs, the Mets were actually lucky to be a high as 28th in […]

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An Amazin’ Night In Enemy Territory

An article by posted on August 25, 2015 0 Comments
An Amazin’ Night In Enemy Territory

As I arrived in Philadelphia for my sophomore year at UPenn, the Mets arrived in The City of Brotherly Love for a four-game set against the Phillies. So with Jacob deGrom on the hill for the series opener and David Wright making his long-awaited return to the field, the decision to go to Monday’s game […]

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MMO Original: It Was The Summer Of ’69

An article by posted on August 25, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Original: It Was The Summer Of ’69

I was 5 years old. My days were spent riding up and down the sidewalk on my bike, the same couple of hundred feet or so, over and over. I knew every crack and bump. I’d ride around until my sister would come out and yell for me to come up for dinner. She was […]

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MMO Original: The Burden of Great Expectations

An article by posted on August 24, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Original: The Burden of Great Expectations

Writers like me tend to embrace subjects we call “evergreen.” This refers to topics that remain relevant for a good long time after they are published.  And today’s topic is one of those. This could have been written in March, when all the experts said the Nationals would win the division simply by throwing their […]

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MMO Original: The Return of the Captain

An article by posted on August 24, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Original: The Return of the Captain

I thought I saw the end of my favorite player. On August 15th, 2009, David Wright stood in the box against Matt Cain, down 0-2 in the count. Cain unleashed a 93 MPH fastball up and in. It quickly escaped the safe realm of chin music and escalated into a weapon capable of incredible destruction. […]

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With 39 Games To Go, It’s Onto The Show

An article by posted on August 24, 2015 0 Comments
With 39 Games To Go, It’s Onto The Show

With only 39 games left in the season, the New York Mets are heading for the postseason. I’ve been saying this for months now, and I’m not going to stop now. I have to laugh when I see grown men who are supposed to know about baseball and consider themselves intellectual, whining on about the […]

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Logan Verrett’s Road to the Show

An article by posted on August 24, 2015 0 Comments
Logan Verrett’s Road to the Show

Congratulations to Logan Verrett, whose first major league start on Sunday was nothing short of fantastic. In a spot start for Matt Harvey, whom Verrertt is clearly better than, he went eight innings and gave up just one run on four hits and one walk, and logged eight strikeouts. You can read the full game recap […]

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Logan Verrett Scouting Report

An article by posted on August 24, 2015 0 Comments
Logan Verrett Scouting Report

Stat Line:  8 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 8 SO, 1 BB Logan Verrett showed more than scouts prepared us for, exhibiting an above average breaking ball while keeping four pitches low in the strike zone.  Based on his performance, Verrett will add much needed depth to the New York Mets bullpen. Repertoire Verrett’s breaking […]

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An MMO Original: The Say-Hey Kid Comes Home

An article by posted on August 22, 2015 0 Comments
An MMO Original: The Say-Hey Kid Comes Home

As we all know, the Mets were created fill the gap left after the departure of the Giants and the Dodgers from the city of New York following the 1957 season. In the four year period before the advent of the Amazin’s, Gotham’s National League fans were left to follow their teams as best they […]

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