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MMO Fan Shot: What Does The Future Hold For Juan Lagares

An article by posted on January 26, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: What Does The Future Hold For Juan Lagares

An MMO Fan Shot by Avi Gelboim Lost in the excitement of the Yoenis Cespedes signing has been the impact on former fan favorite and gold glove center fielder Juan Lagares. Lagares, who is entering his age-27 season, is under team control for the next four years (2016 – 2019) at an affordable $23 million with […]

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MMO Season Preview: Yoenis Cespedes, OF

An article by posted on January 26, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Season Preview: Yoenis Cespedes, OF

Yoenis Cespedes, OF DOB: October 18, 1985 (30 years old on Opening Day) Bats/Throws: R/R Contract Status: First year of three-year, $75 million deal ($27.5 million salary) 2015 Recap If I could sum up Yoenis Cespedes‘ 2015 season in one word, it would be this: thrilling. After being dealt to the Tigers during the 2014-2015 offseason, […]

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How Three Popular Projection Systems View Cespedes

An article by posted on January 25, 2016 0 Comments
How Three Popular Projection Systems View Cespedes

It’s incredible to think that Yoenis Cespedes is back with the Mets. Everyone associated with the team should be thrilled and proud for how it all came together. Cespedes’ presence in the Mets lineup obviously makes them a significantly better team than the alternative Alejandro De Aza and Juan Lagares center field platoon. The question is, how […]

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Culmination Of An Unlikely Five-Year Plan

An article by posted on January 25, 2016 0 Comments
Culmination Of An Unlikely Five-Year Plan

When Sandy Alderson was installed as the new general manager of the Mets in October of 2010, he inherited a team whose public persona had been battered and stigmatized by the effects of the Madoff scandal as well as a plunge in the standings. The campaign just concluded had resulted in the second of what […]

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MMO Fan Shot: Chasing The Clincher

An article by posted on January 24, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Chasing The Clincher

An MMO Fan Shot by Mets Fan In Paradise 1986 was a great year to be a Mets fan.  Especially for me.  A couple of years out of college, I was living on my own, had a reliable car,  and a good enough job to afford the short trip from NJ to Flushing to see […]

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A Well-Deserved Salute For Sandy

An article by posted on January 23, 2016 0 Comments
A Well-Deserved Salute For Sandy

I’ve long been an admirer of his stoic and measured approach, his calm and patient demeanor in the face of adversity, and most of all, the confidence he exudes in his capacity to lead and forge ahead. That he doesn’t take his marching orders from a sometimes maddening and manic fan base, but instead sticks […]

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Dominic Smith Named Third Best First Base Prospect

An article by posted on January 23, 2016 0 Comments
Dominic Smith Named Third Best First Base Prospect

Last night before all the craziness and joy of the Mets bringing back Yoenis Cespedes, MLB Pipeline announced their Top 10 first base prospects. Mets prospect Dominic Smith came in at #3 after the Astros A.J. Reed (former Mets draft pick) and the Pirates Josh Bell. Smith is coming off a great season in which he was the Florida State League Most Valuable […]

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Mets Minors: Luis Guillorme Leads Our All Star Bench

An article by posted on January 22, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Minors: Luis Guillorme Leads Our All Star Bench

This is part three of our series recognizing the Mets minor leaguers that had the best statistical years during the 2015 season. These players were chosen on the numbers and not their prospect value. The eight position players chosen as the starters on this 25-man all-star team were Patrick Mazeika, Dominic Smith, Dilson Herrera, Gavin Cecchini, Eudor Garcia, Wuilmer Becerra, Kevin Kaczmarski, and Travis […]

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Rays Agree On One-Year Deal With Steve Pearce

An article by posted on January 21, 2016 0 Comments
Rays Agree On One-Year Deal With Steve Pearce

According to Marc Topkin of Tampa Bay Times the Tampa Bay Rays have an agreement in place on a one-year deal with Steve Pearce, pending a physical. He says that Pearce will DH some while playing the first base and a little outfield against left-handed pitching. Pearce struggled with the bat last year, hitting only […]

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Cespedes: Round Peg, Square Hole

An article by posted on January 21, 2016 0 Comments
Cespedes: Round Peg, Square Hole

If the Nationals are really honest with themselves, they will admit that Yoenis Cespedes is for them exactly as Sandy Alderson described him for the Mets – a round peg in a square hole. To be sure, a round peg can actually fit into a square hole.  But it requires coming to terms – sooner […]

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