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An MMO Original: Redefining the Mets and Myself

An article by posted on August 17, 2015 0 Comments
An MMO Original: Redefining the Mets and Myself

For as long as I can remember, I have been a Mets fan. My grandfather began cheering the Mets on in 1962, hungry for a National League New York team to root for since his beloved Brooklyn Dodgers departed for California. My parents were married in September of 1986 and gleefully recall watching the World […]

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MMO Exclusive: Sandy Discusses Team Chemistry, Conforto, Plawecki (Part 3)

An article by posted on August 17, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: Sandy Discusses Team Chemistry, Conforto, Plawecki (Part 3)

Here is the final part of my exclusive interview on Friday morning with Mets general manager Sandy Alderson who was a guest on my Tip-Off Show. You can read Part One of Sandy’s interview by clicking here and Part Two here. Huge thanks to Mets media relations vice president Jay Horwitz for putting this together […]

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MMO Exclusive: Sandy Discusses Cespedes and Tigers Unwillingness To Budge (Part 2)

An article by posted on August 17, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: Sandy Discusses Cespedes and Tigers Unwillingness To Budge (Part 2)

Here is the second part of my interview this morning with Mets general manager Sandy Alderson on me weekly Tip-Off Show. You can read part one of Sandy’s interview by clicking here. John: I’m a gigantic Michael Fulmer fan, I’ve watched him pitch six times this season. I have to ask you, please tell me just […]

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Featured Post: What Would It Cost To Keep Cespedes?

An article by posted on August 16, 2015 0 Comments
Featured Post: What Would It Cost To Keep Cespedes?

The move to obtain Yoenis Cespedes to bolster the (deservedly) maligned Met offense has signaled an important shift in the thinking of the club’s front office. Following a string of losing seasons rivaled only by the desultory performance of the Houston Astros over the same period, the Sandy Alderson regime who have steadfastly adhered to […]

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Mets’ New and Improved Narrative: 1969 Redux

An article by posted on August 15, 2015 0 Comments
Mets’ New and Improved Narrative: 1969 Redux

It is perilous to build narratives, or even make predictions, in the middle of an upturn, just as it is during a downturn. Nevertheless, driven by still-vivid memories of the most glorious team in franchise history, and under-girded by a shared sense among Mets fans that this team may have that same special “it,” some […]

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MMO Fan Shot: Mets Attendance Is Soaring As Team Continues Playoff Push

An article by posted on August 15, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Mets Attendance Is Soaring As Team Continues Playoff Push

An MMO Fan Shot by Mr. North Jersey Here’s some interesting data I compiled on Mets attendance at Citi Field this season. The Mets had another packed house on Friday night, with the announced attendance at 38,459 for their series opener against the Bucs. Since the Nationals series during the last homestand, Mets attendance has […]

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Ron Swoboda Makes The Catch

An article by posted on August 15, 2015 0 Comments
Ron Swoboda Makes The Catch

In 1961, President John F. Kennedy challenged America. He insisted that by the end of the decade, we put a man on the moon and return him safely to earth. Kennedy’s idea was outlandish and considered completely and utterly impossible. However, on July 21, 1969, Neil Armstrong set foot on the surface of the moon. […]

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Innings Limits Are Problematic For October Baseball

An article by posted on August 14, 2015 0 Comments
Innings Limits Are Problematic For October Baseball

The Mets’ most recent post-trade deadline surge has the team, fans and writers all thinking optimistically to the potential for October baseball in Queens for the first time since 2006. While everything from the team’s offensive surge to the Nationals’ inability to get out of their own way bodes well for the Metropolitans as October […]

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Pitching Analysis of Noah Syndergaard Adapting vs Colorado Rockies

An article by posted on August 14, 2015 0 Comments
Pitching Analysis of Noah Syndergaard Adapting vs Colorado Rockies

Stat Line:  7 IP, 3 R, 4 H, 5 SO, 2 BB Noah Syndergaard learned one valuable lesson yesterday against the Colorado Rockies. The Rockies are a worn out, non-contending playoff team.  They are playing in a day game late in the season before they fly out of that night.  They want to get on […]

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Curtis Granderson Remains Red Hot, Blasts 20th Homer Of Season

An article by posted on August 13, 2015 0 Comments
Curtis Granderson Remains Red Hot, Blasts 20th Homer Of Season

Curtis Granderson continues to rip the cover off the ball, blasting his 20th home run of the season in the fourth inning of Thursday’s 12-3 win over the Colorado Rockies. The two-run shot matched Granderson’s home run total from last year and now gives him eighth seasons of 20 or more home runs in his career. […]

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Pitching Analysis of Jacob deGrom Pivotal 5th Inning Battle Against Charlie Blackmon

An article by posted on August 13, 2015 0 Comments
Pitching Analysis of Jacob deGrom Pivotal 5th Inning Battle Against Charlie Blackmon

Stat Line:  7 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 10 SO, 4 BB Jacob deGrom threw the sharpest moving pitches of his season last night against the Colorado Rockies.  With a quick, compact pitching motion, deGrom used incredible hand speed attacking the Rockies hitters resulting in 10 strikeouts.  The most pivotal strikeout came in the bottom […]

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