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1986 Mets vs 2016 Mets: Was Strawberry Right?

An article by posted on 21/06/2016 0 Comments
1986 Mets vs 2016 Mets: Was Strawberry Right?

An MMO Fan Shot by Carl Aridas In a recent interview, featured here on Metsmerized Online, Mets’ great Darryl Strawberry stated that the 2016 NY Mets couldn’t compare to the 1986 Mets team that won the World Series.  Given that the 1986 anniversary celebration just passed at Shea, errr Citi Field, I wondered whether Darryl was […]

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Measuring the Disappointment of the 2016 Mets

An article by posted on 21/06/2016 0 Comments
Measuring the Disappointment of the 2016 Mets

There have certainly been many disappointing seasons in the Mets’ 54 year history.  Some that fell below already low expectations, others in which the fresh promise of winter never materialized, and yet others in which they failed to build upon the success of previous seasons. Of course, it’s that last category that marks the 2016 […]

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As Mets Consider A Jose Reyes Reunion, Here’s Why They Should Sign Him

An article by posted on 21/06/2016 0 Comments
As Mets Consider A Jose Reyes Reunion, Here’s Why They Should Sign Him

A team source has told Adam Rubin of ESPN that the Mets are now considering bringing back Jose Reyes once he becomes a free agent. It’s a complete reversal from five days ago when this team source described a reunion with Reyes as having “virtually no chance.” After getting swept by the Atlanta Braves over the weekend and […]

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Come On Maverick, Get In The Fight

An article by posted on 20/06/2016 0 Comments
Come On Maverick, Get In The Fight

In my last post, I told you it had to get worse before it could get better.  Well, its worse.  So now it HAS TO get better. In times of trouble, think outside the box.  Be unique; unorthodox, and come up with a solution.  In other words, be a Maverick.  Sandy Alderson was dubbed the […]

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The Coming Conundrum When Wheeler Returns

An article by posted on 20/06/2016 0 Comments
The Coming Conundrum When Wheeler Returns

If you thought that Zack Wheeler rejoining the rotation upon his return in a couple of weeks was a slam dunk… Think again. Mets manager Terry Collins is having some second thoughts about it, and honestly I can’t blame him. This won’t be an easy decision. “When that time comes, when Zack Wheeler’s ready to […]

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A Father’s Day Tale: Heroes Don’t Always Hit Home Runs

An article by posted on 19/06/2016 0 Comments
A Father’s Day Tale: Heroes Don’t Always Hit Home Runs

It was my first baseball game. And it was almost my last. In the summer of 1972 I was pushing Tonka trucks around the floor in a one bedroom apartment in The Bronx. I noted the wide range of emotions my Dad went through watching a 2 ½ hour baseball game. Happiness, frustration, cheering, despair. […]

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Week 13 Mets Pitching Review

An article by posted on 18/06/2016 0 Comments
Week 13 Mets Pitching Review

A review of the latest turn through the Mets starting rotation: Best Start: I think signing of Bartolo Colon in 2014 (2 years, $20 million) will quietly go down as one of the most influential and productive acquisitions of the Sandy Alderson era. He finished 202 innings in 2014, 194 last year, and he’s second on […]

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O’ Captain! My Captain!

An article by posted on 18/06/2016 0 Comments
O’ Captain! My Captain!

I have to admit, when going online Thursday afternoon and reading the breaking news that David Wright would be undergoing neck surgery to repair a herniated disk, I paused for a moment and reflected on what that news meant. Yes, the news meant that Wright will more than likely miss the remainder of the 2016 […]

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Featured Article: Jonathan Lucroy Is Not An Ideal Fit For Mets

An article by posted on 17/06/2016 0 Comments
Featured Article: Jonathan Lucroy Is Not An Ideal Fit For Mets

The Mets have three big holes due to key players going down with significant injuries. Lucas Duda has a stress fracture in his back. David Wright has a herniated disc in his neck in addition to his spinal stenosis. And Travis d’Arnaud has a torn rotator cuff in his throwing shoulder. With this in mind, the […]

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Time to Sign Cespedes’ Friend Gourriel

An article by posted on 17/06/2016 0 Comments
Time to Sign Cespedes’ Friend Gourriel

Yesterday, the Mets announced David Wright had a successful cervical discectomy and fusion surgery.  The Mets have no idea about whether he can return this September or if his season is over. With that in mind, three Mets are going to have to address their third base position. The initial solution has been Wilmer Flores.  He has been terrific thus […]

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