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First Base Frustrations? Don’t Panic.

An article by posted on January 1, 2014 15 Comments
First Base Frustrations?  Don’t Panic.

While it may frustrate the fan base that that New Year has rolled around and there has not been a resolution to the First Base situation, not making a trade may be the wisest move of all. The adage in the stock market is Buy Low, Sell High. If the Mets First Base situation was […]

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The Mets’ First Two Great Prospects: Kranepool and Swoboda

An article by posted on January 1, 2014 0 Comments
The Mets’ First Two Great Prospects: Kranepool and Swoboda

Today, when teams discuss trades, prospects have inflated value based on what they MIGHT achieve according to scouts and also because they will be relatively cheap and under team control for several years to come. But prospects often don’t turn out to be big stars; some don’t make the major leagues at all. Even the […]

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Thank You Mets Fans and Happy New Year!

An article by posted on December 31, 2013 0 Comments
Thank You Mets Fans and Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all of you… Wow, where does all the time go? I can’t say goodbye to 2013 without first saying ‘thank you’ to all of our Readers and Writers. Because of you, MMO is standing tall with a bright future ahead of us. I cannot believe we are wrapping up our ninth […]

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MMO Fan Shot: Juan Lagares vs Eric Young Jr.

An article by posted on December 31, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Juan Lagares vs Eric Young Jr.

An MMO Fan Shot by Michael Mandelkern Juan Lagares and Eric Young Jr. will be competing for a starting outfield role with the New York Mets in Spring Training. Young has been a bench player throughout his career and is likely nothing more. Lagares could be a gem and playing him everyday is the only […]

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Yankees Say They Are Out On Stephen Drew

An article by posted on December 31, 2013 13 Comments
Yankees Say They Are Out On Stephen Drew

Updated 12/31 Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said his team will not sign free agent shortstop Stephen Drew, according to Peter Gammons. The Red Sox and Mets are still the only teams with reported interest for Drew. But Gammons talks about a potential “pillow contract” which means a one-year deal to go back to Boston and […]

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My Hall Of Fame Ballot: Mike Piazza and the Other Nine

An article by posted on December 31, 2013 0 Comments
My Hall Of Fame Ballot: Mike Piazza and the Other Nine

I just returned from the post office where I dropped off my Hall of Fame ballot. It’s a ritual for me that on Dec. 31 every year I’ll fill out my ballot. I like holding on to it, read all I can about the players on the ballot, talk to those in the game and […]

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A Closer Look at Mets’ LHP Prospect Steven Matz

An article by posted on December 31, 2013 0 Comments
A Closer Look at Mets’ LHP Prospect Steven Matz

You’ve heard the name before, but 2013 was the first real look at the Mets’ LHP prospect Steven Matz due to him missing significant time recovering from arm injuries. I recently named him as my Mets’ pitching prospect to watch in 2014, as he seems to be on a path to be named a top-five […]

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Roberto Clemente: Baseball’s Last Hero

An article by posted on December 31, 2013 20 Comments
Roberto Clemente: Baseball’s Last Hero

It was on this day in 1972, that baseball great Roberto Clemente died in a plane crash while delivering food and water to earthquake victims in Nicaragua. He has canceled all plans to celebrate the new year, opting instead to be a ray of hope for victims in need and in desperation. He was already a baseball […]

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Scouts Are Raving About Jeurys Familia

An article by posted on December 31, 2013 15 Comments
Scouts Are Raving About Jeurys Familia

Jeurys Familia hasn’t thrown a lot this winter, but when he has, he’s been lights out, missing a ton of bats and flashing the mid-to-upper-90s velocity that has scouts raving, writes Baseball Prospectus. You can’t put a lot of stock in winter league performances, but you can put a ton of stock in young pitchers returning […]

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Latest On Ike Davis And His Shrinking Market

An article by posted on December 31, 2013 1 Comment
Latest On Ike Davis And His Shrinking Market

On Monday, the Pirates announced that have acquired first baseman Chris McGuiness from the Texas Rangers for righthander Miles Mikolas. McGuiness, 25, is coming off his first Triple-A season where he batted .246 with 11 home runs and 43 RBI in 104 games last season for Round Rock. His plate discipline led to an on-base percentage of .369 and an OPS […]

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