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An MMO Original: The Mets’ Greatest Remaining Weaknesses

An article by posted on August 9, 2015 0 Comments
An MMO Original: The Mets’ Greatest Remaining Weaknesses

The Mets are hot. There’s no denying that. But that is precisely why it’s time to play the Devil’s advocate; this whole “score 8 runs per game, make Terry look like a genius, do no wrong” type of play isn’t likely to show up in every one of the 53 games left in the regular […]

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Mapping Out the Mets Rotation to October

An article by posted on August 8, 2015 0 Comments
Mapping Out the Mets Rotation to October

While Terry Collins said his mapped out plan to manage the innings of Harvey, deGrom, and Syndergaard is under lock and key, I think I’ve picked the lock. I’ve mapped out the remaining 53 games and, barring injury, weather, or any other setbacks, I’ve figured out how the Mets can manage the remaining schedule, keep […]

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Seventh Heaven: A Mets Win For The Ages

An article by posted on August 8, 2015 0 Comments
Seventh Heaven: A Mets Win For The Ages

I think it was George Will who once said that people who think baseball is just a game probably think the Grand Canyon is just a hole in Arizona. When Abner Doubleday invented baseball on some sandlot in Cooperstown, New York over a century ago, I wonder if last night’s game between the Mets and […]

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An MMO Original: The Cascading Effects of Yoenis Cespedes

An article by posted on August 7, 2015 0 Comments
An MMO Original: The Cascading Effects of Yoenis Cespedes

We all know now, if we didn’t before, that Yoenis Cespedes can do some serious damage.  But as we learned in sweeps of the Nationals and Marlins, his mere presence makes a substantial, if not night-and-day difference in a lineup that was the butt of jokes just a fortnight ago. Cespedes brings even more than […]

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MMO Fan Shot: Ruben Tejada Has Solved the Mets SS Dilemma

An article by posted on August 7, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Ruben Tejada Has Solved the Mets SS Dilemma

An MMO Fan Shot by Patrick (TheMetropolitans) This past offseason, it was hard to find a single sports media outlet covering the Mets that didn’t mention the huge dilemma that was facing the team at shortstop. There was endless debate as to who to trade for, whether Wilmer Flores could handle the role, and how […]

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Recent Duda Success Crucial for Mets

An article by posted on August 7, 2015 0 Comments
Recent Duda Success Crucial for Mets

It’s a small sample size, but Lucas Duda is having a very solid start to the second half of the season. Since the All-Star break, the slugging first baseman is hitting .286 with 9 HR and 15 RBI, compared to his .241 12 HR and 38 RBI clip in the first half. Perhaps the most […]

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Are The Mets Becoming A Destination Team

An article by posted on August 6, 2015 0 Comments
Are The Mets Becoming A Destination Team

In what has been a whirlwind week for the Mets, perhaps the most shocking development is that good, professional baseball players have admitted that they actually want to play for them. That’s right – despite the surrounding junkyards, the omnipresent shadow of the Yankees, and the notoriously stingy owners of the team that plays there, […]

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Pitching Analysis of Jon Niese’s Effectively Wild Night vs. Miami Marlins

An article by posted on August 5, 2015 0 Comments
Pitching Analysis of Jon Niese’s Effectively Wild Night vs. Miami Marlins

Stat Line:  7 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 6 SO, 1 BB Jon Niese dominated a weak Miami Marlins lineup to gain his first win since July 12th.  Niese showed more than commanding his fastball, throwing five different pitches for strikes. This article explains Niese’s ability to baffle Marlins hitters by utilizing various pitch movements […]

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Mets Approaching Each Game Like It’s The Biggest Of The Year

An article by posted on August 5, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Approaching Each Game Like It’s The Biggest Of The Year

Terry Collins hit the nail on the head when he told reporters last night how him and his team are approaching each game from here on in. “Each guy’s got to pick his part up and tug on his end of the rope,” Collins said. “We’ve got to approach every game like it’s the biggest […]

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An MMO Original: Ultimately, Wither Wilmer?

An article by posted on August 4, 2015 0 Comments
An MMO Original: Ultimately, Wither Wilmer?

By virtue of his tearful response to the rumored report of his services being dispatched to Milwaukee as part of the return in the scuttled Carlos Gomez deal, Wilmer Flores has become a fan and media darling. Every at-bat since that fateful night has been greeted with an ovation and his subsequent heroic performance in […]

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An MMO Original: A Mets Well-Armed Attack Is Looming

An article by posted on August 4, 2015 0 Comments
An MMO Original: A Mets Well-Armed Attack Is Looming

Wanna know how to make a statement? Reclaim the division lead in four short days via the long ball, defense, excellent starting pitching, and perhaps the wildest 11th hour trade deadline activity since the last time the Mets made it to the Series in 2000. What moves. What talent. What precision. I know it’s not […]

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