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Not Everything Is What It Seems

An article by posted on November 15, 2011 0 Comments

Sorry for the short hiatus, I’ve been under the weather, but I’ve remained engaged and tuned in and I’m working on a blockbuster of a story. For now, let’s talk about this: Yes desperation is a good way to describe it. When last I spoke, I mentioned that to the Mets, signing Jose Reyes is […]

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Taking His Talents To South Beach?

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There are two aspects to the Miami Marlins & Jose Reyes saga that I haven’t really heard mentioned yet. The first is that the Marlins had to put up $155 million for the stadium, plus purchase an additional $100 million in parking from the city. These funds do not include any additional stadium cost. Frankly, […]

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MMO Exclusive Interview: Dylan Owen, Buffalo Bison RHP

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MMO Exclusive Interview: Dylan Owen, Buffalo Bison RHP

The Mets drafted Dylan Owen in the 20th round of the 2007 draft out of Francis Marion University. Since then he has gradually worked his way up through the Mets system, receiving little fanfare, but pitching well. He has spent time at nearly every level of the Mets minor league chain, from Brooklyn to Buffalo. […]

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2011 Player Review: Ruben Tejada, 2B/SS

An article by posted on November 15, 2011 6 Comments
2011 Player Review: Ruben Tejada, 2B/SS

John Delcos of Newyorkmetsreport.com and Joe DeCaro of Metsmerizedonline.com will be doing more and more projects together with the goal of merging two successful blogs in the hope of giving our readers everything they’ll need in covering the Mets. We began our review of the 2011 Mets by examining their free-agents and players the team […]

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Alderson: “I Don’t Think Jose Ending Up Anywhere Outside Of Queens Is Ideal”

An article by posted on November 15, 2011 0 Comments
Alderson: “I Don’t Think Jose Ending Up Anywhere Outside Of Queens Is Ideal”

Here is some real news on Jose Reyes. I say real because unlike the last few days of jet-fueled speculation, the following quotes are straight from Sandy Alderson himself. The following quotes are not from Mets people, people with knowledge of the situation, team insiders, a rival GM, or any other sources cited on MetsBlog or […]

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MMO Hot Stove Report – Nov. 14

An article by posted on November 14, 2011 0 Comments
MMO Hot Stove Report – Nov. 14

The Hot Stove is heating up and after a whirlwind week of signings and rumors in the last week, and the heat will only continue to rise when General Managers meet this week for the annual GM Meetings tomorrow. The World Series only ended a few weeks ago, but already an all-star closer has signed […]

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Patience Not Hysteria With Reyes Reports

An article by posted on November 14, 2011 0 Comments
Patience Not Hysteria With Reyes Reports

Last week it was “Dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria!” as Dr. Peter Venkman would say. Now it’s “well well Sandy still hasn’t made his offer” Yeah and neither have the other teams who are interested. The biggest reason I’m not all over Alderson for not “making an offer,” is because I feel he’s […]

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The New York Petulance

An article by posted on November 14, 2011 0 Comments

We tend to see the world and everything that encompasses it through our own shaded lenses. Our biases and preconceptions while defining us can often prevent us from understanding the whole truth. If the truth you’re seeking is to know if a candidate for President is a serial sexual harasser or whether perhaps a venerable […]

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MMO Top 20 Mets Prospects – #12 Jordany Valdespin, INF

An article by posted on November 14, 2011 0 Comments
MMO Top 20 Mets Prospects – #12 Jordany Valdespin, INF

Welcome back for the 9th installment of the MMO Mets Top 20 Prospects list, featuring the #12 Mets prospect, Buffalo Bisons infielder Jordany Valdespin. Valdespin wouldn’t have made this list if not for the impressive showing he made in 2011. Although he is a gifted and “toolsy” athlete, he is still very raw, with a […]

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The Downside To Upside and the Downsizing of the Mets

An article by posted on November 13, 2011 0 Comments
The Downside To Upside and the Downsizing of the Mets

I read a good post this morning from Steve Popper of the Bergen Record who wrote a little bit about seldom discussed return for losing  Jose Reyes – the compensatory picks. He writes that “draft picks have been the lure for this front office” because they are “confident they can rebuild the Mets’ farm system through smart […]

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