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MMO Flashback: What It Means To Be A Mets Fan

An article by posted on April 4, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Flashback: What It Means To Be A Mets Fan

It’s like clockwork you know, hell I could even set my watch to it. Every year and almost exactly around this time, nostalgia rushes over me in a wave of mixed emotions. I feel the cold rattle my aching bones yet I know somewhere warm and far away, my team is getting ready for a […]

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MMO Exclusive: Hardball With Baseball Maverick Author Steve Kettmann

An article by posted on April 2, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: Hardball With Baseball Maverick Author Steve Kettmann

Here is an MMO exclusive interview with Steve Kettmann, author of the new Sandy Alderson bio, Baseball Maverick.  We thank Steve for his graciousness and generosity in answering our questions. He is by all accounts a very busy man but still managed to make time for us. I tried to pick and choose questions on […]

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Overcrowded Bullpen Has Caused Quite a Conundrum

An article by posted on April 1, 2015 0 Comments
Overcrowded Bullpen Has Caused Quite a Conundrum

It’s hard to believe that just two days ago, even Terry Collins was unsure who would get the regular season call to face opposing lefty sluggers in the late innings. With Josh Edgin out for the season with a torn UCL and no proven options in camp, the Mets bullpen, an expected strength to begin […]

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Special Feature: A Mets Phenom Turns 30

An article by posted on April 1, 2015 0 Comments
Special Feature: A Mets Phenom Turns 30

“There’s no single sport that has the hold on our dreams and fantasies the way baseball does. Sidd has become a symbol, like the cornfield in Iowa.” ~ Myra Gelband, Sports Illustrated It’s now been thirty years since Sports Illustrated pulled off one of the most elaborate and memorable pranks in sports. It was 30 […]

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Featured Post: Does Johnny Monell Have Chance To Be Backup Catcher?

An article by posted on March 31, 2015 0 Comments
Featured Post: Does Johnny Monell Have Chance To Be Backup Catcher?

Dave in Spain asks… “What are the chances of Monell getting the backup C job instead of Recker? He’s hitting much better in ST, and has more power. With Edgin and Wheeler going to the 60-day DL there will be a 40-man roster spot open.” Daniel McCarthy replies… Johnny Monell has been tearing the cover […]

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Can Juan Lagares Sustain His BABIP?

An article by posted on March 31, 2015 0 Comments
Can Juan Lagares Sustain His BABIP?

With a .281 average and a .703 OPS, Juan Lagares quietly posted solid numbers at the plate in 2014. However, not everyone is sold on his ability just yet. The majority of popular projection systems expect Lagares to regress significantly this season. For example, Steamer projects Lagares to have a .642 OPS while CIARO has […]

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Does A Contract Extension for Lucas Duda Make Sense?

An article by posted on March 30, 2015 0 Comments
Does A Contract Extension for Lucas Duda Make Sense?

Last Spring, the Mets were debating whether to start Ike Davis, Lucas Duda, or even Josh Satin at first base. One year later, Ike Davis is wearing yellow and green in Oakland, and the team is considering a long-term contract for Duda, who is coming off a breakout season. What is unique about Duda as […]

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2015 Mets Season Preview: Catcher

An article by posted on March 30, 2015 0 Comments
2015 Mets Season Preview: Catcher

Last week, we began our season previews for this year’s Mets squad as they gear up for Opening Day a week from now. So far, we’ve covered the starting rotation and the bullpen. This week, we’ll cover the catching position, the infield, the outfield, and the bench. Enjoy! Travis d’Arnaud 2014 was a tale of […]

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Three Overlooked Areas That Could Hurt Mets in 2015

An article by posted on March 28, 2015 0 Comments
Three Overlooked Areas That Could Hurt Mets in 2015

With the season opener drawing ever so closer, MMO is buzzing with excitement, optimism, scorn and dozens of other emotions. As much as I am looking forward to the upcoming campaign, I do have a few concerns with the makeup of our lineup. Below are three roster issues that I believe could come back to […]

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How Much Of A Sure Thing Are The Nationals?

An article by posted on March 26, 2015 0 Comments
How Much Of A Sure Thing Are The Nationals?

Everyone has the Nationals as a lock? GREAT! Hope the Nats are thinking the same thing too! The Nationals made a big off season splash inking Max Scherzer. They signed him for seven years but backloaded the contract so this year it is only $10MM, $15MM for the three years after that, $35MM for the […]

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