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Should The Mets Deal Or Keep Alejandro De Aza

An article by posted on February 4, 2016 0 Comments
Should The Mets Deal Or Keep Alejandro De Aza

At the press conference on Wednesday, re-introducing Yoenis Cespedes to the masses to make his new contract official, the issue of what Alejandro De Aza‘s role will be came up when Sandy Alderson spoke to reporters afterward. Naturally, he’s expected to be on the bench ready, willing, and able to play all three outfield positions. But perhaps, that […]

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Platooning From A Position of Strength

An article by posted on February 4, 2016 0 Comments
Platooning From A Position of Strength

I was watching MLB Network this morning as they did a replay of yesterday’s episode of ‘MLB Now’ with Brian Kenny. Dick Scott, the Mets new bench coach, was on the phone. The questions were about prospects and was there anyone he considered able to assist the major league team this season. The former Director […]

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2015 Mets Contact Rates: A Tale Of Quality vs. Quantity

An article by posted on February 4, 2016 0 Comments
2015 Mets Contact Rates: A Tale Of Quality vs. Quantity

It used to be you could tell when a ball was hit hard because it made a loud noise and it moved quickly through the air. Now, according to Baseball Information Solutions, you need an algorithm … “BIS now records certain hard data (duration of hang time and landing location) with the observed hit type […]

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Harsh Realities Await Mets on Opening Day

An article by posted on February 3, 2016 0 Comments
Harsh Realities Await Mets on Opening Day

gut-wrench-ing: adjective; extremely unpleasant or upsetting. Two months from today, the Mets will have to endure something that no team before has ever suffered through. A fan base that has sat through its share of heartache will have yet another chapter written and it’s completely out of everyone’s control. Coming off of an amazing season in which […]

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Pitching Inside: The Lost Art That May Never Return

An article by posted on February 3, 2016 0 Comments
Pitching Inside: The Lost Art That May Never Return

“People have gotten away from that, people are getting soft these days. I don’t care, if somebody is showing me up or throwing at one of our guys, you are going to get something inside to let you know I noticed that.” – Zack Wheeler in his recent New York Post interview. Remember when the […]

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Mets Will Open Season With Their Strongest Bench In Years

An article by posted on February 2, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Will Open Season With Their Strongest Bench In Years

An MMO Fan Shot by Matthew Brownstein What a difference a matter of months makes for the New York Mets to finally have depth behind their starting position players. Terry Collins might have been better off pulling a Billy Martin, and drawing names from a hat for his batting order the way things were going […]

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MMO Season Preview: Matt Harvey, SP

An article by posted on February 2, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Season Preview: Matt Harvey, SP

Matt Harvey, SP Bats/Throws: R/R DOB: March 27, 1989 (27 on Opening Day) Contract Status: First year arbitration eligible ($4.3 million salary) 2015 Recap Harvey was not at the level of dominance that he was before his elbow surgery in late 2013, but he wasn’t that far off either, he pitched as well as you […]

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Mets 2016 Breakout Prospect: RHP Chris Flexen

An article by posted on February 1, 2016 0 Comments
Mets 2016 Breakout Prospect: RHP Chris Flexen

  Continuing our series of potential breakout prospects is right-handed pitcher Chris Flexen, a projectable righty drafted in 2012, who suffered a delay due to Tommy John Surgery. Our first two candidates in the series were third baseman David Thompson and Jhoan Urena. Profile: Chris Flexen was drafted out of Newark Memorial HS in California, during the 14th […]

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Revisiting The Johan Santana Deal Eight Years Later

An article by posted on February 1, 2016 0 Comments
Revisiting The Johan Santana Deal Eight Years Later

On February 1, 2008, Johan Santana agreed to a six-year, $137.5 million dollar contract with the New York Mets, two days after the Minnesota Twins dealt their ace left-hander for center fielder Carlos Gomez, and pitching prospects Philip Humber, Deolis Guerra, and Kevin Mulvey. By all accounts, it was a steal for the Mets. The Mets had two days […]

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MMO Fan Shot: The Mets Are Building A Dynasty

An article by posted on February 1, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: The Mets Are Building A Dynasty

An MMO Fan Shot by Austin Smith Obviously, after the Yoenis Cespedes signing, it’s clear the Mets are all in for not only this year, but for years to come. Before Yoenis chose to come back to New York, we were still an above average team led by our Super-Rotation, with some question marks floating […]

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