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The Mets’ 2016 Rallying Cry

An article by posted on September 6, 2016 0 Comments
The Mets’ 2016 Rallying Cry

We all remember or have heard the legend of Ya Gotta Believe. How the 1973 Mets, racked by injuries all season, in last place on August 30, went on a blistering tear in September and broke the tape by the thinnest of margins.  Their 82 wins were tied for the worst ever to qualify for […]

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Syndergaard Must Work At Holding Runners On

An article by posted on September 4, 2016 0 Comments
Syndergaard Must Work At Holding Runners On

Noah Syndergaard has endeared himself to the legions of Met fans who tune in to every start he makes, hoping he turns in a brilliant performance and dazzles with double-digit strikeouts with his near triple-digit average fastball. And while the man dubbed “Thor” has certainly hit the ground running since his major league debut back […]

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Collins’ No-Panic Attitude Has Helped This Team

An article by posted on September 4, 2016 0 Comments
Collins’ No-Panic Attitude Has Helped This Team

A team that has gone through as much as the 2016 Mets have so far this season would have every right to panic. A year prior, appearing in a World Series, only to see the next year seem like a lost one due to mounting injuries. Larry Brooks of the NY Post looks at how […]

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MMO Fan Shot: The Yo Show Turns 162

An article by posted on September 3, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: The Yo Show Turns 162

An MMO Fan Shot by Ivan Disla On Wednesday night, outfielder Yoenis Cespedes played his 162nd game for the New York Mets. Cespedes was acquired from the Detroit Tigers in last year’s trading deadline in exchange for minor league right-handers Michael Fulmer and Luis Cessa. This trade only materialized after the Padres, Reds, and Rockies decided they […]

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MMO Series Preview: Washington Nationals vs. New York Mets

An article by posted on September 2, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Series Preview: Washington Nationals vs. New York Mets

He’s Baaa-Aaack!!! The New York Mets (69-65) have found their stride just in the nick of time. The Mets are 9-4 since their All-Star outfielder Yoenis Cespedes returned, propelling the team right to the top of the wild card race. The Mets enter their first September series just two games behind the St. Louis Cardinals […]

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Are Mets Loony to Let Loney Keep Hitting?

An article by posted on September 2, 2016 0 Comments
Are Mets Loony to Let Loney Keep Hitting?

James Loney is now hitting .260 on the year for the Mets, with only six homers and 24 RBIs in just under 300 at-bats. With a below-average walk rate of 4.7%, his OBP is .a low 302 and his .OPS this season is now .674, .which is 17% below average. His only somewhat solid glove […]

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MMO Fan Shot: The 2017 Mets “Walk Year” Season

An article by posted on September 2, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: The 2017 Mets “Walk Year” Season

An MMO Fan Shot by The Metssiah Neil Walker’s 2016 season perfectly highlights the potential risks/rewards associated with contract years for players. In his 2016 “walk year”, Neil Walker was posting the best numbers of his professional career. His .282/.347/.476 slash line represents his highest ever. His 23 long balls tied a career high. Neil was stepping up […]

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3 Up 3 Down: Mets Take Three From Fish

An article by posted on September 2, 2016 0 Comments
3 Up 3 Down: Mets Take Three From Fish

3 Up 1. CespedYES! In the opener on Monday night, the Mets got a very much needed quality start from recent call-up Rafael Montero. He and the entire Mets bullpen kept the Mets in that game, and in the 10th inning of a tie ball game, Yoenis Cespedes finished the job by launching a game winning homerun […]

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Yoenis Cespedes Is On the Best Run in Mets History

An article by posted on September 1, 2016 0 Comments
Yoenis Cespedes Is On the Best Run in Mets History

No one, not even Sandy Alderson himself, knew the Mets were getting this Yoenis Cespedes when they acquired him at the trade deadline last year. In Cespedes’ first three seasons in the majors, he was a .263/.316/.464 hitter who averaged 24 homers and 87 RBI. He was a guy that had a lot of power, […]

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Fernando Salas Should Help the Mets

An article by posted on September 1, 2016 0 Comments
Fernando Salas Should Help the Mets

Like last year, the Mets acquired Addison Reed right before the August 31st trade deadline. He quickly assumed the seventh inning role for a pennant winner last year. This year, he has taken over the eighth inning, and he has been as good a setup man as there is in baseball. The problem is Reed and most […]

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These Kids Are Alright: Montero, Lugo, Gsellman Come Through For Mets

An article by posted on August 31, 2016 0 Comments
These Kids Are Alright: Montero, Lugo, Gsellman Come Through For Mets

From June 22 to August 3. Detroit’s rookie right-hander Michael Fulmer had five quality starts while winning seven consecutive starts. With the Mets swooning and Yoenis Cespedes dealing with injury, it was an opportune time for some media outlets to write about the young starter Mets GM Sandy Alderson gave up for the slugging left […]

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