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Revisiting The Decision Not To Re-Sign LaTroy Hawkins

An article by posted on April 20, 2014 0 Comments
Revisiting The Decision Not To Re-Sign LaTroy Hawkins

As was reported earlier, Kyle Farnsworth has been named the new Mets closer by Terry Collins. Jose Valverde lost the job after a series of dreadful outings in which he allowed four home runs in his last three appearances. At 38, Farnsworth has closed on two previous occasions in his 16 year major league career which includes 54 saves and 43 […]

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Mets Minors: Syndergaard Has Shortest Outing of the Season

An article by posted on April 20, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Minors: Syndergaard Has Shortest Outing of the Season

2014 Triple-A:  4 GS, 20 IP, 4.95 ERA, 1.55 WHIP, 6.8 K/9 As time has gone by, all of us have been guilty of putting too much pressure on a prospect to succeed.  There have been high hopes surrounding Noah Syndergaard ever since the Mets acquired him from the Toronto Blue Jays, and we are all excited […]

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MMO Morning Grind: More Replay!

An article by posted on April 20, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Morning Grind: More Replay!

Good Morning, Mets fans! What a frustrating loss last night. At least we fought hard. Anyway, the moment from the game that’s weighing most on my mind this morning is, of course, “The Shoe Play”. With 2 out and 2 on, Freddie Freeman hit a ball “straight into the ground” which seemingly ricocheted off of […]

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The Mets Are Experiencing A Home Field Disadvantage

An article by posted on April 19, 2014 0 Comments
The Mets Are Experiencing A Home Field Disadvantage

You don’t have to be a numbers-obsessed Mets fan like me to realize that the team has been playing pretty badly at Citi Field over the past few years.  But sometimes the numbers help to advance and enhance the narrative. For example, since the beginning of the 2011 campaign, the Mets have gone 105-145 in […]

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Thoughts On Davis, Thornton and the PTBNL

An article by posted on April 19, 2014 0 Comments
Thoughts On Davis, Thornton and the PTBNL

On Friday, the Mets announced that they traded first baseman Ike Davis to the Pittsburgh Pirates for righthanded reliever Zack Thornton and a player to be named later. Thornton, who turns 26 next month, was a 23rd round pick of the Oakland A’s in the 2010 draft, who was traded to the Pirates in 2012 for RHP […]

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MMO Prospect Pulse: Steven Matz Takes a No-Hitter into the Sixth

An article by posted on April 18, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Prospect Pulse: Steven Matz Takes a No-Hitter into the Sixth

Lefthander Steven Matz turned in another stellar performance on Thursday as St. Lucie beat Fort Myers by the score of 6-1. Matz carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning that ended with a two-out bunt single. He ended the night with seven shutout innings, allowing just two hits and a walk while striking out six. […]

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MMO Morning Grind: Coming Home… for Better or Worse

An article by posted on April 18, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Morning Grind: Coming Home… for Better or Worse

Good morning, Mets fans! We managed to stay over 500 yesterday, in part because we didn’t have a game. Tonight, the Mets will be coming home to begin a nice, long, 10-game homestand. I’m especially excited for tonight’s matchup with the Braves, as I will be attending my first game of the year (although, since […]

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Remembering Shea: An Amazin’ Icon Passes

An article by posted on April 17, 2014 0 Comments
Remembering Shea: An Amazin’ Icon Passes

For the next three days, we’re going back and picking out some of our favorite posts that celebrate the great memories of Shea Stadium. We begin with this post, originally written by me on February 10, 2008. From the very first day that Shea Stadium opened its gates and embraced their new team, the New […]

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Are the Mets Playing to Win or Playing Not to Lose

An article by posted on April 17, 2014 0 Comments
Are the Mets Playing to Win or Playing Not to Lose

After Gary Carter got a hit with two outs in the bottom of the 10th in Game Six, he turned to 1B coach Bill Robinson and said, “There’s no way I was making the last ******* out.” Moments later, pinch hitter Kevin Mitchell, void of his cup, got a base hit. He turned to 1B coach […]

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MMO Morning Grind: The Cautionary Tale of John Buck

An article by posted on April 17, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Morning Grind: The Cautionary Tale of John Buck

Good morning, Mets fans! Nice win yesterday! We’re over 500. Can we get to 90? Time will tell. Anyway, we’ve reached the point in the season where we can start to throw around terms like “good start” and “bad start” for certain players. But stats at this point in the season can still be incredibly […]

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