Mets Thoughts

Lucas Duda Is Willing To Platoon At First Base

An article by posted on December 4, 2014 0 Comments
Lucas Duda Is Willing To Platoon At First Base

While Lucas Duda applauded the addition of Michael Cuddyer, he understands that he could lose playing time to him against lefthanded pitching. And despite struggling against lefties in the last two seasons, batting just .180 off them in 2014, Duda believes he can still be proficient against southpaws. That said, Duda, who is coming off […]

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Jon Niese: Damaged Goods or Different Goods?

An article by posted on December 4, 2014 0 Comments
Jon Niese: Damaged Goods or Different Goods?

An MMO Fan Shot by Chris Malia (CJM) Regarding fan opinion, Jon Niese is perhaps the most divisive player on the Mets. Scrolling through a comment thread about Niese, you can find opinions ranging from soft and overrated to gritty and extremely valuable. While value can be measured in terms of his stats and contract, […]

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Featured Post: Wright Remains Mets’ Most Critical Question

An article by posted on December 4, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: Wright Remains Mets’ Most Critical Question

Among the myriad of questions facing the New York Mets headed into next season, I believe the most important is the status of David Wright. A recent ESPN poll listed baseball’s top ten third basemen and Wright, based on his recent injury history and performance, wasn’t on the list and shouldn’t have been. Therein, is […]

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Ranking the NL East First Basemen

An article by posted on December 3, 2014 0 Comments
Ranking the NL East First Basemen

Opening Day is still months away, but it’s never too early to start looking at how the National League East is shaping up. Let’s take a look, position by position, at how each team shapes up around the diamond. Of course a lot can still happen between now and Opening Day – players may be […]

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MMO Fan Shot: Why Mets Should Trade For Didi Gregorious

An article by posted on December 3, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Why Mets Should Trade For Didi Gregorious

An MMO Fan Shot by CyYout Flexibility in a roster is important, as recently pointed out in a Fan Shot by WillyWater88. As he pointed out, flexibility not only protects against losing a player to injury or regression in performance, but it allows the manager to be creative in mixing and matching based on match-ups.  […]

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A Year Ago The Mets Non-Tendered Justin Turner… Oops…

An article by posted on December 2, 2014 0 Comments
A Year Ago The Mets Non-Tendered Justin Turner… Oops…

It was interesting reading about the value of lineup flexibility and also having various interchangeable parts on the bench who were versatile and provided a manager with the ability to maximize his strategic opportunities. That’s what Gil Hodges always said when talking about our miracle Mets. With that on my mind I came across a […]

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The Value Of Lineup Flexibility

An article by posted on December 2, 2014 0 Comments
The Value Of Lineup Flexibility

In the land of baseball, the strength of pitching is well regarded, the effectiveness of speed and defense is also well documented and the power of hitting is revered. Yet there is one skill among them that is rarely spoken of and that is the value of flexibility. Flexibility is the ability to minimize the […]

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Some Daniel Murphy Trade Scenarios

An article by posted on December 2, 2014 0 Comments
Some Daniel Murphy Trade Scenarios

With Pablo Sandoval landing in Boston and Chase Headley‘s market heating up, I wonder if the teams who miss out on both players would eventually have interest in our own Daniel Murphy. Offensively speaking, the differences in production between Sandoval, Headley and Murphy is negligible. Headley is the best defender of the three and also […]

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Guess Who Made The Worst Owners In Sports List?

An article by posted on November 28, 2014 0 Comments
Guess Who Made The Worst Owners In Sports List?

Is it bad that a couple of my favorite moments of the Mets 2014 season had absolutely nothing to do with the play on the field? The first one happened in May when a report came out that co-owner Saul Katz wanted out and was looking to sell his share of the team. I remember […]

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Mariners Lockup One Of Their Own, Will Mets Be Ready To Do Likewise When Time Comes?

An article by posted on November 26, 2014 0 Comments
Mariners Lockup One Of Their Own, Will Mets Be Ready To Do Likewise When Time Comes?

Kyle Seager signed a $100 million dollar 7-year extension with the Mariners on Monday. The deal absorbs his final two years of salary arbitration and tacks on five more years and a team option, keeping him in a Mariners uniform until 2022 (his 34th birthday). Seager is something of an oddity. He was drafted out […]

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