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A Healthy Harvey Would Give Mets A Top 5 Starting Rotation

An article by posted on December 30, 2013 0 Comments
A Healthy Harvey Would Give Mets A Top 5 Starting Rotation

ESPN’s Buster Olney continued his Top 10 Feature and posted the Top 10 Starting Rotations. Leading the pack was the Detroit Tigers, but the Mets failed to make the cut. 1. Detroit Tigers 2. Los Angeles Dodgers 3. Washington Nationals 4. St. Louis Cardinals 5. Pittsburgh Pirates 6. Oakland Athletics 7. Texas Rangers 8. Atlanta Braves […]

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Who Are The Mets’ Top 5 Closer Prospects?

An article by posted on December 30, 2013 0 Comments
Who Are The Mets’ Top 5 Closer Prospects?

We received an MMO Mailbag question from JetsMets13 asking for our top five prospects who could potentially close games in the future. Here are my top five choices for players who could become future closers. 5. Luis Mateo Mateo might be higher on this list had he not underwent Tommy John last season. Before he […]

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Prospect Spotlight: Kevin Plawecki Has Everyone’s Attention Now

An article by posted on December 30, 2013 0 Comments
Prospect Spotlight: Kevin Plawecki Has Everyone’s Attention Now

Last week, FanGraphs had a small blurb about Mets catching prospect Kevin Plawecki in a post about underrated minor leaguers. “Mets’ 2012 supplemental first rounder Kevin Plawecki has shown that his tremendous hand-eye coordination carried from Purdue to the pro ranks. He only hit eight balls over the fence this year, but eventually some of his doubles—he […]

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Reviewing the Beltran-for-Wheeler Trade

An article by posted on December 30, 2013 0 Comments
Reviewing the Beltran-for-Wheeler Trade

Two and a half years have passed since Sandy Alderson traded Carlos Beltran to the Giants for top pitching prospect Zack Wheeler. At the time, the move was widely praised. In fact, most considered it a steal, particularly since Beltran went on to sign with the Cardinals that offseason making the deal a clear loser […]

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When Is A Good OBP Not So Good

An article by posted on December 29, 2013 0 Comments
When Is A Good OBP Not So Good

Egads… What’s that picture of Luis Castillo doing up there? I bet you didn’t think you’d see him again, right? While I was reading through some comments, I came across an interesting exchange I serendipitously started when I wrote that signing Stephen Drew could end up being as bad as the Luis Castillo signing. Then […]

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Around the Diamond – Shortstop

An article by posted on December 29, 2013 0 Comments
Around the Diamond – Shortstop

In the Mets 52 year history, there have been 22 different players that would be classified as the “everyday” Shortstops. Three of them, Bud Harrelson, Jose Reyes, and Rey Ordonez, account for 23 (44%) of those seasons. Who are the men who have played the most games at Shortstop in Franchise history? (year they were […]

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Hits & Misses: Johan Close To Deal, Ya Gotta Have Hart, Kemp Could Still Go

An article by posted on December 29, 2013 0 Comments
Hits & Misses: Johan Close To Deal, Ya Gotta Have Hart, Kemp Could Still Go

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe writes: Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier, Carl Crawford — The Dodgers may still deal one of them before the start of the season. As teams see where Kemp’s rehab is after shoulder and ankle surgeries, that could heat up in spring training. Ethier could also be in demand, but the Dodgers want to […]

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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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