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Chris Young Presents Quite the Paradox

An article by posted on February 20, 2014 0 Comments
Chris Young Presents Quite the Paradox

The New York Mets haven’t even seen a pitch yet this spring, but it’s not too early to notice how outfielder Chris Young has muddled things. And, it goes beyond the $7.25 million they’ll pay this year for the player who hit .200 last season with 12 homers and 93 strikeouts. Young’s 162-game averages are .235 […]

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Top 5 Mets Sleeper Prospects

An article by posted on February 20, 2014 0 Comments
Top 5 Mets Sleeper Prospects

With the Mets Merized Online Top 25 Prospects list set in stone, I’d like to take a look at a few names that should be watched closely this upcoming season. These prospects would not have necessarily been prospects 26-30 on this season’s list but they are all players that I feel are flying under the […]

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From Left Field: Is Having Too Many Options Actually A Good Thing?

An article by posted on February 20, 2014 0 Comments
From Left Field: Is Having Too Many Options Actually A Good Thing?

Spring Training will answer plenty of burning questions for New York Mets fans. Who will play first base consistently? What will the team do with young prospects Juan Lagares and Wilmer Flores? Is the team confident enough in Ruben Tejada at shortstop? Who will start Opening Day? Who will win the fifth starter’s job? How […]

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Using Projections to Forecast the 2014 Mets – The Offense

An article by posted on February 19, 2014 0 Comments
Using Projections to Forecast the 2014 Mets – The Offense

With Spring Training underway and the roster more or less solidified, let’s take a look at how the team might fare this upcoming season. After splurging on free agents this past offseason (comparatively, obviously), how do the 2014 Mets stack up against the 2013 version? We won’t know the actual answer till October, but who […]

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Wheeler Doesn’t Want Attention, Wants To Throw Strikes

An article by posted on February 19, 2014 0 Comments
Wheeler Doesn’t Want Attention, Wants To Throw Strikes

One of the highlights for the New York Mets last season was a double-header sweep of Atlanta anchored by future aces Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler, who was making his major league debut. If you weren’t reading about Harvey last summer you were reading about Wheeler. This spring most of the ink is going to Noah Syndergaard, whom the […]

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Noah Syndergaard and the “Hook from Hell”

An article by posted on February 18, 2014 0 Comments
Noah Syndergaard and the “Hook from Hell”

If you read some of the reports coming out of Port St. Lucie yesterday, you would think everyone just crawled out from under a rock. I can’t remember the last time a bullpen session caused so much buzz. Noah Syndergaard, the Mets’ No. 1 prospect, put on an incredible show yesterday. What was everyone expecting? […]

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MMO Fan Shot: What Would Mets Look Like With A $120 Million Payroll?

An article by posted on February 18, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: What Would Mets Look Like With A $120 Million Payroll?

An MMO Fan Shot by Chuck Banker What would the Mets look like if we spent $120 million in 2014? Okay, so we made some waves, singing Curtis Granderson, Chris Young and Bartolo Colon. But were they the right moves? Were they the best moves? What if we spent more? I love the Granderson signing, […]

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Colon’s Presence Can Have A Positive Effect On Young Arms

An article by posted on February 18, 2014 0 Comments
Colon’s Presence Can Have A Positive Effect On Young Arms

Mets fans who lived through the 1969 miracle know for a fact that pitching wins championships. The ’69 Mets were one of the best examples of a crummy hitting team leaning heavily on team pitching to earn October baseball grandeur. That edition of Mets had the lowest team OPS of any team to ever win […]

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Terry Collins Ranked MLB’s 13th Best Manager

An article by posted on February 17, 2014 0 Comments
Terry Collins Ranked MLB’s 13th Best Manager

The Boston Globe staff put to together their annual ranking of Major League Baseball’s managers from best-to-worst. Mets manager Terry Collins clocked in at number 13, higher than any other manager in the NL East and fifth in the National League overall. The Globe’s staff has the following to say on Collins: “Extremely underrated, according […]

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2014 Player Projection: Travis d’Arnaud, Catcher

An article by posted on February 17, 2014 0 Comments
2014 Player Projection: Travis d’Arnaud, Catcher

Welcome to my annual player projection series. In this series, I will try to take a swing at estimating how each Met will do in the upcoming season. As the results of last year’s projections will tell you, I won’t be too accurate. So much happens over the course of a baseball season that without […]

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