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MMO’s Annual Mets Themed Christmas Carols

An article by posted on December 24, 2016 0 Comments
MMO’s Annual Mets Themed Christmas Carols

About six years ago we started writing Mets themed Christmas carols which my buddy and MMO contributor John Bernhardt would then perform and sing on his weekly radio show. Sometimes we’d make a contest out of it and over the years you guys came up with some really great entries. I always found it to […]

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Should The Mets Pursue Charlie Blackmon?

An article by posted on December 20, 2016 0 Comments
Should The Mets Pursue Charlie Blackmon?

Ken Rosenthal recently reported for Fox Sports that the Mets are interested in pursuing a center field upgrade for the 2017 season. At this point in the offseason, we have a general idea of the center fielders that are available in trades. The Pittsburgh Pirates are known to be willing to move Andrew McCutchen for a […]

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Dwight Gooden’s Epic 1985 Season (Part 1)

An article by posted on December 18, 2016 0 Comments
Dwight Gooden’s Epic 1985 Season (Part 1)

A review of the single highest WAR pitching seasons of all time on Baseball Reference shows that Dwight Gooden had 12.1 WAR in 1985, the fourth highest single pitching season ever. That season was the highest WAR season for any pitcher post World War II. For those who prefer traditional statistics, in that magical season, […]

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Does Alderson Regret Picking Up Jay Bruce’s $13 Million Option? (MMO Version)

An article by posted on December 15, 2016 0 Comments
Does Alderson Regret Picking Up Jay Bruce’s $13 Million Option? (MMO Version)

Consider this one of those MMO Mailbag articles I enjoy posting from time to time, only this time it’s not. The question was actually asked and answered by a very popular Mets site, and while normally I don’t like to do rebuttals, I feel that in this case I had to because I didn’t want […]

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Why Jered Weaver is a Fit for the Mets

An article by posted on December 14, 2016 0 Comments
Why Jered Weaver is a Fit for the Mets

Had Jered Weaver been a free agent three years ago, the entire baseball world would be watching and waiting to see which giant deal he would take. But the Jered Weaver of 2016 is not the Jered Weaver that posted a 3.28 ERA from 2006-2014. He’s not the same Jered Weaver that finished in the […]

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Why Jay Bruce Is Not As Valuable As You Think

An article by posted on December 14, 2016 0 Comments
Why Jay Bruce Is Not As Valuable As You Think

By now, you’ve heard the rumors from the winter meetings. Teams have proposed trades to Sandy Alderson for Jay Bruce but offering only fringe prospects and salary relief. Why is this? Are there really no good offers for a potential middle of the order 30 home run hitter? Unfortunately, I think it’s time for many […]

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The Mets Should Zero in on Ziegler– Even if They Have to Overspend

An article by posted on December 13, 2016 0 Comments
The Mets Should Zero in on Ziegler– Even if They Have to Overspend

The team that signs Brad Ziegler isn’t going to draw front-page headlines or an uptick in jersey sales. Heck, they might not even trend on Twitter for signing him. But that doesn’t mean that signing Brad Ziegler won’t be an important move that drastically changes the landscape of the 2017 season for one, or multiple […]

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Best I Ever Had: All-Time Mets Outfield

An article by posted on December 12, 2016 0 Comments
Best I Ever Had: All-Time Mets Outfield

As you read this, please think of the hit ballad “The Best I Ever Had” whether the version by Drake, Gary Allan or Grey Sky Morning, while mulling over who they consider the best Mets outfield of all time. Using the baseballreference.com database for Mets outfielders and running pivot table in excel, and sorting all […]

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Mets Report Cards: Asdrubal Cabrera, SS

An article by posted on December 10, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Report Cards: Asdrubal Cabrera, SS

 ASDRUBAL CABRERA, SS Player Data: Age: 31, Bats: S, Throws: R, Contract: Signed for 2017 at $8.25 million 2016 Primary Stats: .280/.336/.474, 30 2B, 23 HR, 62 RBI 2016 Review: It was a tale of two seasons for Asdrubal Cabrera in 2016.  Prior to landing on the disabled list on August 2, Asdrubal was having a fairly […]

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What’s Next For The New York Mets?

An article by posted on December 9, 2016 0 Comments
What’s Next For The New York Mets?

At least as far as Sandy Alderson and the New York Mets are concerned, the Winter Meetings ended without so much as a whimper. Yes, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. But fret not my friends,  because unlike the Colorado Rockies, the Washington Nationals, the New York Yankees, and a few other […]

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