Mets Thoughts

Wilmer Flores Optioned, Will Begin Season At Triple-A

An article by posted on March 24, 2014 0 Comments
Wilmer Flores Optioned, Will Begin Season At Triple-A

Wilmer Flores has been optioned to minor league camp and will begin the season with Triple-A Las Vegas along with Matt den Dekker, Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Zach Lutz. The Mets will use Flores at shortstop and second base with Las Vegas to continue to gauge his worthiness, writes Adam Rubin. “I feel good,” Flores said after receiving the news. […]

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This Day In Mets Infamy With Rusty: Random Thoughts Edition

An article by posted on March 24, 2014 0 Comments
This Day In Mets Infamy With Rusty: Random Thoughts Edition

So here we stand a week from opening day and there are still as many questions as there are answers. Who’s on first? Will Ruben Tejada be the starting shortstop come March 31st – or will the solution come via trade or free agent signing? ( I’m looking at you Stephen Drew !!) And can Jonathon […]

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Jenrry Mejia Decision is the Litmus Test on 90 Win Season

An article by posted on March 24, 2014 0 Comments
Jenrry Mejia Decision is the Litmus Test on 90 Win Season

On Sunday, manager Terry Collins told reporters that there are differing opinions among the Mets as to who should be the team’s fifth starter. Mets executives have yet to convene as a group to make a final call regarding the fifth spot in the starting rotation, writes Marc Carig of Newsday. But righthander Jenrry Mejia has […]

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Seratelli Closing In On His Major League Dream

An article by posted on March 23, 2014 0 Comments
Seratelli Closing In On His Major League Dream

The stories of the spring have been dominated by injuries to Ike Davis, Daniel Murphy, Lucas Duda and all the drama with Rubin Tejada, plus all the news with the current pitching staff and future studs on the mound. But each spring there always seems to be one story that stands out from the rest, […]

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Is Batting The Pitcher Eighth A Worthwhile Strategy?

An article by posted on March 22, 2014 0 Comments
Is Batting The Pitcher Eighth A Worthwhile Strategy?

  Mets manager Terry Collins had spoken about the idea of hitting the pitcher eighth on several occasions. On Thursday, he put the idea into practice against the Braves. The result was a 7-6 win over Atlanta. Did the new lineup construction play a major role in the offensive outburst? Probably not. The idea behind […]

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2014 Player Projections: David Wright

An article by posted on March 21, 2014 0 Comments
2014 Player Projections: David Wright

If I had to pick one position player from the National League East to anchor a lineup for a year, David Wright may just be my pick. While on the field, the 31 year-old had a monster 2013 season, one that was cut short by a pesky hamstring injury. Wright fell short of 500 plate […]

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MMO Fan Shot: Can We Stop Being So Afraid for Matt Harvey Please?

An article by posted on March 19, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Can We Stop Being So Afraid for Matt Harvey Please?

A MMO Fan Shot by Salty Gary Hi Mets fans, can we have a little discussion about our “Dark Night” Matt Harvey? The Mets’ front office and many fans alike don’t want Matt Harvey to be a headline this season. We generally agree that we should focus the discussion on the team that takes the […]

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How Does Chris Young Fit the Mets Plan?

An article by posted on March 19, 2014 0 Comments
How Does Chris Young Fit the Mets Plan?

The Chris Young signing is what I call a Hot Stove Head-Scratcher. Try as I might to understand the move, signing Young to a contract worth more than $7 million dollars simply doesn’t make sense. My litmus test for a free agent signing involves two basic questions. First, is there a reasonable expectation the free […]

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Curtis Granderson and the 20-20-20-20 club

An article by posted on March 19, 2014 0 Comments
Curtis Granderson and the 20-20-20-20 club

Baseball Digest once called the 20-20-20-20 club the most exclusive in all of baseball. It is actually so rare that only four players have been a part of it in baseball history. Back in 2007, our very own Curtis Granderson became a member of this exclusive club as a member of the Detroit Tigers, and […]

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Leaving Las Vegas? Not the Mets…

An article by posted on March 18, 2014 0 Comments
Leaving Las Vegas? Not the Mets…

I received a few emails this weekend asking me to weigh in on the Mets and their Triple-A affiliation with Las Vegas which expires at the end of this season. Mike Vorkunov of the Star-Ledger, recently gave a good rundown of the situation that included some perspective from Las Vegas President and COO Don Logan who […]

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