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Can Lucas Duda Lock Down The First Base Job For The Mets?

An article by posted on January 5, 2014 0 Comments
Can Lucas Duda Lock Down The First Base Job For The Mets?

Who’s on first? That’s the second time this week that I’ve started off an article with that sentence, and it’s simply because the first base position is still very convoluted for the Mets with Ike Davis in the mix. It’s my belief that the Mets have no intention of heading into the 2014 season with […]

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Mets Historic Second Round Picks

An article by posted on January 5, 2014 24 Comments
Mets Historic Second Round Picks

While 66% of First Round picks in the June draft chosen by the Mets reached the majors, only 44% of Second Round picks made it to the show (22 of 50 – 2 picks did not sign and made it to the majors after signing elsewhere). Of the 13 picks the Mets have made since […]

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Mets Dance Partners at First Base? There’s Not Many

An article by posted on January 5, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Dance Partners at First Base?  There’s Not Many

Are you a GM looking for a First Baseman? Crickets. Exactly. Let’s look at the players currently listed as the #1 player at first base depth chart on the official MLB team websites. If you were a GM, would you replace that player with either Ike Davis or Lucas Duda? Baltimore Orioles – Chris Davis. […]

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An Odd Yet Perfect Matchup

An article by posted on January 5, 2014 21 Comments
An Odd Yet Perfect Matchup

They are as comfortable together as you and your old Met sweatshirt. Ordinary, familiar, maybe a bit faded, frayed, and worn, like a battered ball tucked in a worn-out glove. It’s like they were made to go together, one somehow not complete without the other. Cold ice cream and hot fudge. They met forty years […]

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With Pitchers And Catchers Creeping Up, Who Is The Mets’ Ace?

An article by posted on January 4, 2014 0 Comments
With Pitchers And Catchers Creeping Up, Who Is The Mets’ Ace?

Flashback to November, 2012. The Mets were coming fresh off their first season featuring a 20-game winner since the 1990, and the rumors were heating up that their Cy Young award winning pitcher, R.A. Dickey, would be on the move. The next logical discussion involved who would step up and be the ace of the […]

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Mets Winter Leagues Update: Flores, Familia, Centeno Finished Strong

An article by posted on January 4, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Winter Leagues Update: Flores, Familia, Centeno Finished Strong

The Winter Ball regular season ended on December 30th for all Caribbean League teams in the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Venezuela. The Colombian Winter League regular season will be completed on January 8, 2014. Here are the final stats of the prospects in the various Caribbean Winter Leagues. *all stats complete as of 12/30/2013 Dominican Winter […]

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MMO Fan Shot: An Open Letter To The Baseball Hall Of Fame

An article by posted on January 4, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: An Open Letter To The Baseball Hall Of Fame

An MMO Fan Shot by Steven Pacchiano (MLBGM) To Whom It May Concern: I know this will have no influence over any voting as current members and writer’s only vote, but I felt I had to express my opinion and observations not for myself, but ALSO for my son who is 3-years old. I’m 38 years […]

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The Best and Worst Hitting Pitchers in Mets History

An article by posted on January 4, 2014 0 Comments
The Best and Worst Hitting Pitchers in Mets History

In the National League, the pitcher’s spot comes up to the plate once every nine batters. A good hitting pitcher can help himself out with the bat. So who are the best hitting pitchers the Mets have seen in their history? Let’s take a look at the 10 Best Hitting Pitchers in Mets History (minimum […]

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Fangraphs: Wheeler’s Shoulder, Walk Rates Concerning

An article by posted on January 3, 2014 0 Comments
Fangraphs: Wheeler’s Shoulder, Walk Rates Concerning

Jeff Zimmerman of Fangraphs offered a somewhat pessimistic outlook on Zack Wheeler and his upcoming 2014 season. Zimmerman cites two major factors that he believes could significantly limit Wheeler’s success: his walk rate, and his shoulder tightness that forced him to miss his final start last year. Wheeler’s walk rate in 2013 was 4.1, a […]

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MLBTR Plays Matchmaker, Likes Stephen Drew In Blue & Orange

An article by posted on January 3, 2014 0 Comments
MLBTR Plays Matchmaker, Likes Stephen Drew In Blue & Orange

It seems that Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors thinks the Mets are the best fit for Stephen Drew. Well, that makes the two of us—and probably thousands of us who want to see the Mets bring in a quality shortstop. I’ve said from day one that the Mets disinterest regarding Drew was most likely a […]

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