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Handicapping Trade Value and Odds Of Mets Pitchers

An article by posted on October 23, 2014 0 Comments
Handicapping Trade Value and Odds Of Mets Pitchers

To get something, you have to give something, but what the New York Mets don’t want to give up is their young pitching.  Understandable, but how long can they hold out? The Mets say they won’t deal Matt Harvey, but remember there is no such thing as an untouchable. What if some team, in the words […]

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Former Mets Chaplain Relives 1986 World Series

An article by posted on October 23, 2014 0 Comments
Former Mets Chaplain Relives 1986 World Series

Here’s a story I wrote for The Tablet newspaper about former New York Mets’ team chaplain Father Daniel Murphy. A huge Mets’ fan, Father Murphy was there when the Mets made their magical run to capture the 1986 World Series. Here is his story: With the start of the World Series, New York Mets’ fans […]

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I’ll Take “Worst Owners In Baseball” For $500, Alex…

An article by posted on October 22, 2014 0 Comments
I’ll Take “Worst Owners In Baseball” For $500, Alex…

Alex – The answer is… Because the Wilpons had no money after becoming embroiled in a second Ponzi Scheme with arch criminal Bernie Madoff. Joe D. – Why didn’t the Mets sign Jose Reyes? DING, DING, DING, DING, DING…. It looks like I missed out on all the fun this morning where various Mets Twitter […]

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David Wright vs. George Brett: The Royal Treatment

An article by posted on October 22, 2014 0 Comments
David Wright vs. George Brett: The Royal Treatment

David Wright has taken a lot of knocks over the last several months and undeservedly so… He’s a player on the decline. He’s always getting hurt. He’s washed up. There was another MLB star Third Baseman who is currently in the Hall of Fame that has a similar statistical profile to Wright through their age […]

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MMO Free Agent Profile: Colby Rasmus, CF

An article by posted on October 22, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Free Agent Profile: Colby Rasmus, CF

Colby Rasmus Position: Center Fielder  Bats: Left, Throws: Left  Age on Opening Day: 28 2014 Snapshot After a very productive 2013 season, Rasmus fell off a cliff this year, seeing his numbers drop across the board. The 28 year-old posted a slash line of .225/.287/.448 with a .321 wOBA and 103 wRC+ with 18 home […]

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MMO Free Agent Profile: Nick Markakis, RF

An article by posted on October 21, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Free Agent Profile: Nick Markakis, RF

Nick Markakis Position: Right Fielder Bats: Left, Throws: Left Age on Opening Day: 31 2014 Snapshot While Nick Markakis didn’t return to his old self this year, he did bounce back significantly from a sub-replacement level season in 2013. He had solid seasons on both offense and defense, improving his wRC+ from 88 to 106 […]

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(Updated) Mets Can Learn A Lesson From The Royals?

An article by posted on October 20, 2014 0 Comments
(Updated) Mets Can Learn A Lesson From The Royals?

Winning now over winning later. Whether or not that’s the mentality of Kansas City Royals General Manager Dayton Moore or not, it clearly had a lot to do with the trade that sent top prospect Wil Myers, Patrick Leonard, Mike Montgomery and Jake Odorizzi to the Rays for pitchers James Shields and Wade Davis back in 2012. Myers […]

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How Alderson Stacks Up With Previous GM’s

An article by posted on October 20, 2014 0 Comments
How Alderson Stacks Up With Previous GM’s

Within the next two weeks we’ll witness the same scene that gets played out every October. Amidst the spray of champagne and exuberant shouts, the commissioner will be standing on a stage presenting a trophy to the owner, manager and General Manager of the World Champions. Now, if the commissioner would instead be presenting a […]

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Should Mets Pursue Nick Markakis?

An article by posted on October 19, 2014 0 Comments
Should Mets Pursue Nick Markakis?

Devin asks… What do you think about signing Nick Markakis for the outfield? I know we’re not signing anyone big, but he shouldn’t cost that much. Joe D. replies… First of all, I’m not entirely sure that Markakis will hit free agency. Sure his $17.5 million option was declined by the Orioles, but he’s very […]

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MMO Mailbag: Adding A Big Power Bat This Offseason

An article by posted on October 19, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Adding A Big Power Bat This Offseason

Stephen H. asks… Joe, why are you always so against the Mets adding a big power hitter in the outfield? This team needs to score a lot more runs and a Matt Kemp,  Jose Bautista or a Nelson Cruz could be the one piece this team needs to get us into the postseason. Imagine if […]

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