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Jay Bruce Trade Offers Mets Some Options

An article by posted on August 4, 2016 0 Comments
Jay Bruce Trade Offers Mets Some Options

The New York Mets took a gamble on Monday, trading highly touted second base prospect Dilson Herrera and promising left-hander Max Wotell to the Cincinnati Reds for outfielder Jay Bruce. It’s a trade the Mets had to make, given their glaring inability to hit with runners in scoring position this year, along with the plethora […]

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Mets Should Bring Back Juan Uribe

An article by posted on August 4, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Should Bring Back Juan Uribe

One thing that is lost when evaluating a player is their impact on the clubhouse. The one thing we all saw with Juan Uribe with the Mets last year was he was a great clubhouse presence. He was the guy who walked into the clubhouse, and he suddenly owned the place. He was blaring the Backstreet Boys […]

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The Mets Center Field Dilemma

An article by posted on August 3, 2016 0 Comments
The Mets Center Field Dilemma

The Mets acquisition of Jay Bruce was designed to solve the Mets’ offensive woes, and more importantly, their difficulty with hitting with runners in scoring position. However, the move coupled with Yoenis Cespedes‘ injury, only exacerbates the team’s center field problem. As Barry Bloom reports for MLB.com, Sandy Alderson admits it’s not an ideal situation. “As […]

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Mets’ Hitting Woes Extend Beyond Coaching, But Long Has To Go

An article by posted on August 2, 2016 0 Comments
Mets’ Hitting Woes Extend Beyond Coaching, But Long Has To Go

The New York Mets look woefully bad at the plate with runners in scoring position. Is it Kevin Long’s fault? Absolutely not.  However, he needs to be fired anyway. It’s fair to say that it is unfair to criticize or blame the coach, but in this case, a change must be made for the sake […]

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How Mets’ Outfielders Have Fared Playing Center

An article by posted on August 2, 2016 0 Comments
How Mets’ Outfielders Have Fared Playing Center

The acquisition of Jay Bruce leaves the Mets with four corner outfielders on their roster and no true center fielder. Yoenis Cespedes, who had been playing center, has removed himself from that position due to his seemingly never-ending quad injury. With this being the case, the plan seems to be to have Michael Conforto and […]

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New Month, Same Old Problems, As Collins Mismanages His Way To A Loss

An article by posted on August 2, 2016 0 Comments
New Month, Same Old Problems, As Collins Mismanages His Way To A Loss

New month, a new player, same old problems.  Having a Triple-A team in Las Vegas, or approximately 2,250 miles from your big league club is just one of the things that burned the Mets in the Subway Series opener Monday night. In what feels like a terminal condition, the Mets were playing with a 23 […]

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Evaluating the Cespedes for Fulmer Trade, One Year Later

An article by posted on July 31, 2016 0 Comments
Evaluating the Cespedes for Fulmer Trade, One Year Later

A year ago today, the Mets sent shock waves across the baseball world, acquiring star outfielder Yoenis Cespedes for pitching prospect Michael Fulmer and Luis Cessa just ten minutes before the trade deadline. At the time of the trade, Cespedes was in the midst of a career season with the Detroit Tigers, hitting for average […]

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For the Mets, RISP = RIP

An article by posted on July 31, 2016 0 Comments
For the Mets, RISP = RIP

The moment came when I knew I had mentally, if unwittingly, written off the 2016 Mets.  On Thursday night, I had a late meeting that kept me out until 10:00 PM.  In such circumstances, I always, and I mean always, check the scoreboard.  But having just witnessed the possible season-defining squandering of the biggest hit […]

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MMO Fan Shot: Revisiting The Scott Kazmir Trade

An article by posted on July 30, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Revisiting The Scott Kazmir Trade

An MMO Fan Shot by Noah Rainwater I don’t remember much about the summer of 2004. I vaguely remember turning 21 that June, taking an ill-advised trip to Atlantic City, and realizing that all casinos are not created equal. (Apparently you have to win twice at the Taj Majal, once at the table, and once […]

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All We Got Iz Us

An article by posted on July 30, 2016 0 Comments
All We Got Iz Us

I was a teenager in the Tri-State area in the late 80s, early 90s; meaning I grew up in the midst of what is clearly the Golden Age of Rap or when Rap (Grandmaster Flash, KRS-ONE, Run DMC, Public Enemy) became Hip Hop (A Tribe Called Quest, Nas, Wu-Tang). I know this era well because […]

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Collins Clawing to Keep Clubhouse ‘Calm’ Amidst Chaotic Chatter

An article by posted on July 30, 2016 0 Comments
Collins Clawing to Keep Clubhouse ‘Calm’ Amidst Chaotic Chatter

According to Adam Rubin, Terry Collins ordered his club to turn up the tunes in the clubhouse after another disheartening loss where the Mets were only able to muster six hits during their third consecutive debilitating defeat.  Collins is trying to keep the team loose and light, and continues to avoid admitting the sky is […]

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