Mets Thoughts

MMO Season Preview: Steven Matz, SP

An article by posted on February 29, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Season Preview: Steven Matz, SP

Steven Matz, SP Throws/Bats: L/R DOB: Match 29, 1991 (25 on Opening Day) Contract: Pre-Arb (Salary: league minimum) 2015 Recap Believe it or not, Steven Matz made just nine major league starts last season. But listening to the hype, you’d have thought he’d won Rookie of the Year. That being said, Matz was pretty excellent […]

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Look Out For Hansel Robles

An article by posted on February 29, 2016 0 Comments
Look Out For Hansel Robles

As reported last week, right-hander Hansel Robles had his suspension reduced from three games to two. The suspension stemmed from the quick pitch thrown at the Phillies catcher Cameron Rupp on September 30th of last year. Robles appealed the suspension last year, and will serve the two games against the Kansas City Royals to open […]

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Syndergaard Impresses Early At Spring Camp

An article by posted on February 26, 2016 0 Comments
Syndergaard Impresses Early At Spring Camp

Yoenis Cespedes’ flashy array of high end cars might have been the talking point outside Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie, but the mid-90s fastball being tossed effortlessly Thursday morning was the talk inside of camp. Noah Syndergaard’s live batting-practice session was the talk of Mets camp on Thursday, as selected Minor Leaguers stood in […]

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Featured Post: Can We Change Matt Harvey’s Future?

An article by posted on February 26, 2016 0 Comments
Featured Post: Can We Change Matt Harvey’s Future?

 An MMO Fan Shot by Laura (Mookie4ever)  Matt Harvey was asked recently about an extension deal with the Mets, and he said he would not shy away from it, and would consider it if the Mets offered. While not exactly a ringing declaration of lifetime Methood like other teammates have given, it seemed like a step […]

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Fear The Fish?

An article by posted on February 26, 2016 0 Comments
Fear The Fish?

Maybe it’s an East-Coast bias or the fact that we view everything with an orange and blue tint, but despite a pitching staff considered one of the best in the league there are as many pundits picking the Mets to repeat as division champs as there are picking them to miss the postseason. USA Today’s […]

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Can Cespedes Play Before We Start Tearing Him Down?

An article by posted on February 25, 2016 0 Comments
Can Cespedes Play Before We Start Tearing Him Down?

Anthony DiComo, MLB.com Overall, it’s hard to imagine a scenario where Yoenis Cespedes’ 2016 season isn’t a disappointment. He’s expected to break Barry Bonds (or Roger Maris’) single season home run record, Hack Wilson’s single season RBI record, and find a cure for cancer. Yes, this is hyperbole, but it’s really not that far from what’s being expected of him. […]

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Collins Is Right, World Series Or Bust Is Unfair

An article by posted on February 25, 2016 0 Comments
Collins Is Right, World Series Or Bust Is Unfair

I remember back in 2000, the stories were that Bobby Valentine needed to make the World Series in order to keep his job. The amazing thing is he actually did it. Just think about everything that had to happen that year for the Mets to make the World Series. First, the Mets had an overhaul of its […]

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MMO Mailbag: Which Mets Prospects Will Make Their MLB Debut This Season?

An article by posted on February 24, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Which Mets Prospects Will Make Their MLB Debut This Season?

Kevin asks… Will we see Dominic Smith at some point this season and what other prospects will make their major league debuts in 2016? Joe D. replies… To answer the first part of your question, no. Unless Lucas Duda is traded or goes on the disabled list for an extended period of time for a […]

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There’s More to Catching Than Just Throwing Out Baserunners

An article by posted on February 24, 2016 0 Comments
There’s More to Catching Than Just Throwing Out Baserunners

There is no more physically, psychologically, and intellectually demanding position in Major League Baseball than catcher. A catcher needs to know the entire scouting report for the opposition at the plate and on the basepaths. The catcher needs to balance a hitter’s strengths and weaknesses against his battery mate in calling a game. If a […]

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Expect Big Things From Michael Conforto In 2016

An article by posted on February 23, 2016 0 Comments
Expect Big Things From Michael Conforto In 2016

Editorial note: Lot’s of talk about Michael Conforto today at PSL which reminded me of this article I originally published on December 28. Enjoy. When the Mets drafted Michael Conforto in the first round of the 2014 draft, it was clear right from the start that he was different from all the other top draft […]

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