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Collins: A Year Ago We Don’t Win This Game

An article by posted on August 11, 2015 0 Comments
Collins: A Year Ago We Don’t Win This Game

Terry Collins is sitting in a good spot these days. He no longer has to look at a lineup peppered with Triple-A and Quad-A players and wonder how he was going to score some late runs with his team down by one or two. He also doesn’t have to cringe when looking at his bench […]

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Kelly Johnson: You Hit Or You Sit?

An article by posted on August 11, 2015 0 Comments
Kelly Johnson: You Hit Or You Sit?

By now most of you have heard all about Terry Collins and his mantra of “either you hit or you sit,” and I don’t think there’s anyone among us who doesn’t applaud this. But as I said at the time, I wonder if Collins will really stick to it, especially knowing his affinity for giving […]

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Mets Can’t Look Past Rockies

An article by posted on August 10, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Can’t Look Past Rockies

On Monday night the Mets will welcome the Colorado Rockies into Citi Field as they begin a four game set that will lead them into this weekend’s showdown against the Wild Card leading Pittsburgh Pirates. The Mets will begin play 1 1/2 games ahead of the Nationals for the NL East lead. Here are the […]

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An MMO Original: The Mets’ Greatest Remaining Weaknesses

An article by posted on August 9, 2015 0 Comments
An MMO Original: The Mets’ Greatest Remaining Weaknesses

The Mets are hot. There’s no denying that. But that is precisely why it’s time to play the Devil’s advocate; this whole “score 8 runs per game, make Terry look like a genius, do no wrong” type of play isn’t likely to show up in every one of the 53 games left in the regular […]

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Mapping Out the Mets Rotation to October

An article by posted on August 8, 2015 0 Comments
Mapping Out the Mets Rotation to October

While Terry Collins said his mapped out plan to manage the innings of Harvey, deGrom, and Syndergaard is under lock and key, I think I’ve picked the lock. I’ve mapped out the remaining 53 games and, barring injury, weather, or any other setbacks, I’ve figured out how the Mets can manage the remaining schedule, keep […]

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Seventh Heaven: A Mets Win For The Ages

An article by posted on August 8, 2015 0 Comments
Seventh Heaven: A Mets Win For The Ages

I think it was George Will who once said that people who think baseball is just a game probably think the Grand Canyon is just a hole in Arizona. When Abner Doubleday invented baseball on some sandlot in Cooperstown, New York over a century ago, I wonder if last night’s game between the Mets and […]

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An MMO Original: The Cascading Effects of Yoenis Cespedes

An article by posted on August 7, 2015 0 Comments
An MMO Original: The Cascading Effects of Yoenis Cespedes

We all know now, if we didn’t before, that Yoenis Cespedes can do some serious damage.  But as we learned in sweeps of the Nationals and Marlins, his mere presence makes a substantial, if not night-and-day difference in a lineup that was the butt of jokes just a fortnight ago. Cespedes brings even more than […]

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MMO Fan Shot: Ruben Tejada Has Solved the Mets SS Dilemma

An article by posted on August 7, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Ruben Tejada Has Solved the Mets SS Dilemma

An MMO Fan Shot by Patrick (TheMetropolitans) This past offseason, it was hard to find a single sports media outlet covering the Mets that didn’t mention the huge dilemma that was facing the team at shortstop. There was endless debate as to who to trade for, whether Wilmer Flores could handle the role, and how […]

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Recent Duda Success Crucial for Mets

An article by posted on August 7, 2015 0 Comments
Recent Duda Success Crucial for Mets

It’s a small sample size, but Lucas Duda is having a very solid start to the second half of the season. Since the All-Star break, the slugging first baseman is hitting .286 with 9 HR and 15 RBI, compared to his .241 12 HR and 38 RBI clip in the first half. Perhaps the most […]

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Are The Mets Becoming A Destination Team

An article by posted on August 6, 2015 0 Comments
Are The Mets Becoming A Destination Team

In what has been a whirlwind week for the Mets, perhaps the most shocking development is that good, professional baseball players have admitted that they actually want to play for them. That’s right – despite the surrounding junkyards, the omnipresent shadow of the Yankees, and the notoriously stingy owners of the team that plays there, […]

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