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Reflections on Willie Randolph

An article by posted on April 12, 2014 0 Comments
Reflections on Willie Randolph

At 3:28 AM on June 17, 2008 I got a call from one of my writers. My first instinct was to hang up on him. “Joe, get up, Willie Randolph just got fired!” I still remember how those words made me jump out of bed, rush to my desktop, and 20 minutes later I posted […]

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MMO Fan Shot: Despite All The Frustration, I’m Excited About Our Future

An article by posted on April 12, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Despite All The Frustration, I’m Excited About Our Future

An MMO Fan Shot by Marc M. For most Mets fans, the past several years have been extremely frustrating and understandably so, having registered five consecutive losing seasons coming into 2014, following back-to-back epic collapses by the team in 2007 and 2008. The prospect of a sixth consecutive losing season has been a subject that has […]

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MMO Morning Grind: Understanding Strengths and Weaknesses

An article by posted on April 12, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Morning Grind: Understanding Strengths and Weaknesses

Good morning, Mets fans! Crazy game last night. Or this morning. I’m not even sure anymore. Anyway, as far as losses go, it wasn’t that bad. The Angels have a pretty imposing roster and we fought with them in a back-and-forth battle for 11 innings. What I think cost the Mets in this game, and […]

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Shut-Down Relief At Its Best, Let’s Hear It For The Boys!

An article by posted on April 11, 2014 0 Comments
Shut-Down Relief At Its Best, Let’s Hear It For The Boys!

One of the most volatile things in all of baseball is the effectiveness of a major league bullpen. It’s no easy task to put a top bullpen together, and nobody would know that better than our own general manager Sandy Alderson who has presided over three straight seasons of bullpen futility at its most deplorable […]

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Jose Abreu Proving Doubters Wrong

An article by posted on April 11, 2014 0 Comments
Jose Abreu Proving Doubters Wrong

During last night’s game against the Cleveland Indians, White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu continued his tremendous start to the season. He smashed two more home runs during Chicago’s 7-3 victory, and he currently leads the AL in Home Runs (4) and RBI (14). Many experts and fans alike considered Abreu an excellent option this […]

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First Base Follies To Continue

An article by posted on April 11, 2014 0 Comments
First Base Follies To Continue

Despite Ike Davis starting on Thursday night against the Braves and starter David Hale, Terry Collins insists that Lucas Duda is still the starting first baseman and will continue to get the bulk of the playing time. “We made a decision and you don’t have much credibility if you keep changing your mind every other day because somebody goes 2-for-4,” […]

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MMO Morning Grind: Juan!!!

An article by posted on April 11, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Morning Grind: Juan!!!

Good morning, Mets fans! Great win last night. Juan Lagares is on my mind after getting the game-winning hit to help us beat the Braves, so let’s talk about him, and see if I can get through this entire article without making Juan single pun. Wait, never mind. During the offseason and throughout spring training, […]

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From Left Field: Playing A ‘Perfect Game’ Is Too Much To Ask

An article by posted on April 10, 2014 0 Comments
From Left Field: Playing A ‘Perfect Game’ Is Too Much To Ask

We all know what a perfect game is. 27 up, 27 down. But a “perfect” game can also be when a team excels in all aspects of the game in the same night: pitching, hitting and defense. When a team plays a “perfect” game, they usually win. It’s pretty simple, since if all three aspects […]

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MMO Morning Grind: The Bullpen?!?!

An article by posted on April 10, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Morning Grind: The Bullpen?!?!

Good morning, Mets fans! I was originally going to write about how it was nice to see our bullpen finally do a decent job last night, despite the loss. Then, I started digging through the box scores from the past few games and I realized something… The Mets’ bullpen has not given up a run […]

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MMO Morning Grind: The Grind Is Back!

An article by posted on April 9, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Morning Grind: The Grind Is Back!

Good morning, Mets fans… I’m excited to announce that I have been tasked with bringing the “MMO Morning Grind”— which Joe D used to run a couple years ago— back from the dead. The Morning Grind is a daily feature where I’ll talk about something that stood out to me in the previous night’s game, the […]

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