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MMO Fan Shot: Replacing What Was Lost, Will $29.25 Million Suffice?

An article by posted on January 9, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Replacing What Was Lost, Will $29.25 Million Suffice?

An MMO Fan Shot by Ryan Flanagan Recent off-seasons for the Metropolitans have been full of angst, speculation and in the end, money unspent and fans restless. As the Mets were a top three spender of all MLB franchises just a few years ago, the team’s off-the-field financial decisions, most notably the participation in the ill-famed […]

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From Left Field: Why Does Frank Thomas Get A Pass In Steroid Era?

An article by posted on January 9, 2014 0 Comments
From Left Field: Why Does Frank Thomas Get A Pass In Steroid Era?

Growing up, my two favorite non-Mets were Ken Griffey Jr. and Frank Thomas. So when the Big Hurt was voted into the Hall of Fame yesterday, naturally I was very happy for him. But I can’t help but wonder: In an era dominated by performance-enhancing drugs and the fact that many voters have been skeptical […]

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Mets’ Outfield Prospect Cory Vaughn Invited To Big-League Camp

An article by posted on January 9, 2014 0 Comments
Mets’ Outfield Prospect Cory Vaughn Invited To Big-League Camp

Adam Rubin, of ESPN.com, has reported that Mets’ outfield prospect Cory Vaughn has earned an invite to spring training with the major league club. He will join fellow prospects Steven Matz, Jeff Walters, Jacob deGrom and Erik Goeddel in camp, who were recently added to the 40-man roster. Rubin also adds that Noah Syndergaard and […]

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It’s a WAR: Stephen Drew Vs. Ruben Tejada

An article by posted on January 8, 2014 0 Comments
It’s a WAR: Stephen Drew Vs. Ruben Tejada

By now, every Mets fan in America must be tired of seeing stories about Stephen Drew and Ruben Tejada, and Ike Davis and the first base situation. I hate to say it, but they aren’t going to go away until the Mets either make a move, or spring training starts. The latest in the Mets’ […]

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A Defense Of Mike Piazza

An article by posted on January 8, 2014 0 Comments
A Defense Of Mike Piazza

Dan Haefeli, writing for the Rising Apple, builds a strong case debunking the cloud of suspicion that hangs over the head of Mike Piazza suspecting the former Met catching great of using steroids over his career. Piazza, baseball’s all time home run hitting catcher, failed to accrue the votes needed to be elected to Baseball’s Hall of […]

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MMO Roundtable: Ruben Tejada As The Starting Shortstop In 2014

An article by posted on January 7, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Roundtable: Ruben Tejada As The Starting Shortstop In 2014

A team official told Adam Rubin that Ruben Tejada is planning to return this month to a fitness and nutrition program near Ann Arbor, Mich. on Jan. 13. The 24-year old infielder spent four weeks in November at the program. With the increasing likelihood that Tejada enters camp this Spring as the everyday shortstop, I asked some of […]

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Mike Piazza: Out of The Cage and Into the Metsmerized Hall of Fame

An article by posted on January 7, 2014 0 Comments
Mike Piazza: Out of The Cage and Into the Metsmerized Hall of Fame

The Giants win the pennant! The Giants win the pennant! Russ Hodges’ broadcast of Bobby Thomson’s home run is the most famous call in Major League Baseball’s long history. On August 11, 1951, the Dodgers held an insurmountable 13 game lead over their arch enemies. Down the stretch Brooklyn played well, 26-22. The Giants, however, were […]

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RHP Erik Goeddel: Another Mets’ Bullpen Option For 2014

An article by posted on January 7, 2014 0 Comments
RHP Erik Goeddel: Another Mets’ Bullpen Option For 2014

According to people within the Mets’ organization, Erik Goeddel is getting close to making his major league debut. In November, Goeddel was added to the Mets’ 40-man roster, along with three other pitchers—Jacob deGrom, Steven Matz, and Jeff Walters. Matz is still a couple of years away, but the other three could find themselves pitching […]

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Source: “Drew Perfectly Healthy, Has No Physical Issues”

An article by posted on January 6, 2014 0 Comments
Source: “Drew Perfectly Healthy, Has No Physical Issues”

Updated 7:30 PM Andy Martino of the Daily News reported this morning that according to an official with one team who expressed early interest in Stephen Drew, “his medicals are raising some concerns.” However, Rob Bradford of WEEI Radio is debunking Martino’s report saying that a source with knowledge of situation says Stephen Drew is perfectly healthy. […]

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Three Potential Breakout Pitchers for Mets in 2014

An article by posted on January 6, 2014 0 Comments
Three Potential Breakout Pitchers for Mets in 2014

Zack Wheeler Wheeler is going to be counted on heavily next season to help pick up the slack in the absence of Matt Harvey. Something in me wonders if he’ll be able to handle that kind of pressure.  Wheeler’s laid back personality is on the complete opposite spectrum of Harvey’s bulldog mentality and I’m interested […]

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