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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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MMO Season Preview: David Wright, 3B

An article by posted on January 7, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Season Preview: David Wright, 3B

David Wright, 3B Bats/Throws: R/R DOB: December 20, 1982 (33 on Opening Day) Contract: Year four of eight-year, $138 million deal ($20 million salary) 2015 Recap In just two short years, David Wright has gone from being a top ten position player in all of baseball to being arguably the biggest question mark for the […]

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Mike Piazza Questions Enter A Gray Area After HOF Announcement

An article by posted on January 7, 2016 0 Comments
Mike Piazza Questions Enter A Gray Area After HOF Announcement

After he was banished from baseball for violating its golden rule, it appeared there would be no more moments of glory for Pete Rose. When you gamble in baseball, you always lose. You’re always out. No more managing the Reds. Certainly, no Hall of Fame. Then Bud Selig relented, if only slightly. As part of the turn of […]

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Mike Piazza Will Be Inducted To Hall of Fame As A Met

An article by posted on January 7, 2016 0 Comments
Mike Piazza Will Be Inducted To Hall of Fame As A Met

Great news! It looks like the Hall of Fame has let the cat out of the bag a bit too early, and that Mike Piazza will be wearing a New York Mets cap on his HOF Plaque in Cooperstown. The National Baseball Hall of Fame website has just updated their page and listed Mike Piazza […]

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Mike Piazza and the Return of Our National Pastime

An article by posted on January 6, 2016 0 Comments
Mike Piazza and the Return of Our National Pastime

The Mets. The Braves. Late September. This is what a pennant race is all about. It was the 148th game that season and the defending NL Champion Mets were surging. We’d cut the lead from 13 ½ to just 5 ½ and now the first place Braves were coming to town. At least, that’s what […]

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MMO Season Preview: Asdrubal Cabrera, SS

An article by posted on January 6, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Season Preview: Asdrubal Cabrera, SS

Asdrubal Cabrera, SS Bats/Throws: S/R DOB: November 13, 1985 (31 on Opening Day) Contract: First year of two-year, $18.5 million deal 2015 Recap Asdrubal Cabrera did not (and probably will never) regain his form that saw him hit 25 home runs with the Indians five seasons ago, but his 2015 season was undoubtedly solid. Over 143 […]

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If Mets Do Add Another OF and RP Who Gets Cut From 40 Man Roster?

An article by posted on January 6, 2016 0 Comments
If Mets Do Add Another OF and RP Who Gets Cut From 40 Man Roster?

As currently constructed, the Mets are scheduled to field a lineup that looks like this: 1B – Lucas Duda 2B – Neil Walker SS – Asdrubal Cabrera 3B – David Wright LF – Michael Conforto CF – Juan Lagares RF – Curtis Granderson Yes, I’m aware that many believe Alejandro De Aza was signed to […]

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Staying On Top Is More Difficult Than Getting There

An article by posted on January 6, 2016 0 Comments
Staying On Top Is More Difficult Than Getting There

When Jesse Orosco fanned Marty Barrett my dad and I instantaneously flew off the couch. This wasn’t the man who taught me how to ride a bike, how to drive a car and (tried to) teach me math. There wasn’t 23 years between us. Instead, at this frozen moment in time we were both two […]

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