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Around the Diamond – What’s on Second?

An article by posted on December 28, 2013 0 Comments
Around the Diamond – What’s on Second?

Going around the Diamond – there have been 24 different players in the Mets 52 year history that would could be classified as the “everyday” second baseman. So who has played there the most? (seasons classified as the main second baseman in parenthesis) 10. Tim Teufel (1987). Tim played in 325 games (251 starts) at second […]

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Ike Davis Update: O’s Would Have To Be Blown Away To Deal Eduardo Rodriguez

An article by posted on December 28, 2013 0 Comments
Ike Davis Update: O’s Would Have To Be Blown Away To Deal Eduardo Rodriguez

Updated 12/28 I wanted to update Pete’s post with news from Orioles beat writer Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun, who writes that the O’s would have to be “blown away” to deal Eduardo Rodriguez. Original Post 12/27 The Ike Davis saga continues.  I don’t know if any of the readers here at MMO […]

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You Know You Miss Baseball When…

An article by posted on December 28, 2013 0 Comments
You Know You Miss Baseball When…

This is a funny time of year. The previous baseball season is now well in the books and fading fast in the rear-view mirror while next season is still too far of for even the earliest of prognostics to hit the scene. It’s a kind of baseball limbo where there is little but a frosty […]

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Ricciardi: Tejada Is Going To Be A Better Player

An article by posted on December 27, 2013 0 Comments
Ricciardi: Tejada Is Going To Be A Better Player

Appearing on the ‘€˜Hot Stove Show’€™ with Rob Bradford and John McDonald on Thursday night, Mets special assistant J.P. Ricciardi said his team is happy with heading into the 2014 with Ruben Tejada as their shortstop. œHe’€™s a young player…a lot of them don’€™t realize what it takes to play every day. I think in Ruben’€™s case…he’€™s starting to realize that he has to […]

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Featured Post: Mets Prospects Who Have Something to Prove

An article by posted on December 27, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: Mets Prospects Who Have Something to Prove

Since Sandy Alderson took over in 2010, his main focus has been rebuilding a depleted farm system.  He has done a pretty good job of it by drafting very young players with impressive, raw tools that need polish in Gavin Cecchini, Brandon Nimmo, and Dominic Smith, and adding some more promising names via trade in Zack […]

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Drew Is Not One Step Closer To Being A Met

An article by posted on December 27, 2013 0 Comments
Drew Is Not One Step Closer To Being A Met

Sometimes I still don’t get how some Met fans will ignore one hundred years of baseball history to hang onto a faint hope that something positive will fall the Mets way. That is if you want to call signing a declining skills, injury-prone player like Stephen Drew something positive. I don’t. Bu lets examine this […]

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The Yankees Can Have Tanaka

An article by posted on December 27, 2013 0 Comments
The Yankees Can Have Tanaka

As intriguing the idea of getting in on the Masahiro Tanaka sweepstakes may be, I’m not going to hold my breath in anticipation of the Mets making a serious bid, or even an attempt. But I’m okay with that. I’m also perfectly fine with him going to the Yankees. The dreaded Yankees? Oh, the humanity!!! […]

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Paul Blair, The Met Who Got Away

An article by posted on December 26, 2013 0 Comments
Paul Blair, The Met Who Got Away

Former Orioles center fielder Paul Blair died tonight at the age of 69. Blair played 13 seasons with the Orioles and four with the Yankees, winning two World Series titles with each team. Blair won eight Gold Gloves and was widely considered one of best defensive center fielders of all time. MMO sends their condolences to the Blair family. Here is […]

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The Longest of Long Shots, Brandon Villafuerte

An article by posted on December 26, 2013 0 Comments
The Longest of Long Shots, Brandon Villafuerte

Brandon Villafuerte was the longest of long shots to make it to the Major Leagues. He has the distinction of being the deepest round draft pick of the New York Mets to make it to the Show. The RHP was selected in the 66th round with the 1,564th pick in the 1994 draft. It wasn’t […]

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What Can We Make Of Juan Centeno?

An article by posted on December 26, 2013 0 Comments
What Can We Make Of Juan Centeno?

This paragraph in a Fangraphs.com article about the bias of Top 100 lists, started me thinking: “It’s interesting that Yadier Molina never made a top 100 list when you consider he was a semi-high pick with two brothers in the big leagues and never hit below .275 in a full-season minor league. The thing that […]

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