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Can Ike Davis Win The First Base Job For The Mets in 2014?

An article by posted on January 10, 2014 0 Comments
Can Ike Davis Win The First Base Job For The Mets in 2014?

So it seems the Mets are prepared to go into spring training and have Ike Davis and Lucas Duda duking it out to see who the Mets’ first baseman is in 2014. They’re both lefties, so there is no platoon scenario here. At the end of spring, one of those two men will be standing […]

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Why Mets Fans Should Hope Colon Is As Good As Glavine

An article by posted on January 10, 2014 0 Comments
Why Mets Fans Should Hope Colon Is As Good As Glavine

Let’s start off by saying this: if Bartolo Colon is pitching a meaningful game for the Mets next September, we will all sign on the dotted line for that. To get to that point, however, it will require a lot of things to go the Mets’ way. Including a performance by Colon that matches what […]

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Dilson Herrera Finishes With A Bang in Winter Ball

An article by posted on January 9, 2014 0 Comments
Dilson Herrera Finishes With A Bang in Winter Ball

Second base prospect Dilson Herrera finished the Colombian Winter league strong as he now shifts gears and prepares for the minor league spring training and a full season in the Mets organization. Herrera, originally a Pittsburgh Pirates prospect, came to the Mets in 2013 along with relief pitcher Vic Black in the trade that sent Marlon Byrd and John Buck to Pittsburgh towards […]

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MMO Fan Shot: Replacing What Was Lost, Will $29.25 Million Suffice?

An article by posted on January 9, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Replacing What Was Lost, Will $29.25 Million Suffice?

An MMO Fan Shot by Ryan Flanagan Recent off-seasons for the Metropolitans have been full of angst, speculation and in the end, money unspent and fans restless. As the Mets were a top three spender of all MLB franchises just a few years ago, the team’s off-the-field financial decisions, most notably the participation in the ill-famed […]

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From Left Field: Why Does Frank Thomas Get A Pass In Steroid Era?

An article by posted on January 9, 2014 0 Comments
From Left Field: Why Does Frank Thomas Get A Pass In Steroid Era?

Growing up, my two favorite non-Mets were Ken Griffey Jr. and Frank Thomas. So when the Big Hurt was voted into the Hall of Fame yesterday, naturally I was very happy for him. But I can’t help but wonder: In an era dominated by performance-enhancing drugs and the fact that many voters have been skeptical […]

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Mets’ Outfield Prospect Cory Vaughn Invited To Big-League Camp

An article by posted on January 9, 2014 0 Comments
Mets’ Outfield Prospect Cory Vaughn Invited To Big-League Camp

Adam Rubin, of ESPN.com, has reported that Mets’ outfield prospect Cory Vaughn has earned an invite to spring training with the major league club. He will join fellow prospects Steven Matz, Jeff Walters, Jacob deGrom and Erik Goeddel in camp, who were recently added to the 40-man roster. Rubin also adds that Noah Syndergaard and […]

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It’s a WAR: Stephen Drew Vs. Ruben Tejada

An article by posted on January 8, 2014 13 Comments
It’s a WAR: Stephen Drew Vs. Ruben Tejada

By now, every Mets fan in America must be tired of seeing stories about Stephen Drew and Ruben Tejada, and Ike Davis and the first base situation. I hate to say it, but they aren’t going to go away until the Mets either make a move, or spring training starts. The latest in the Mets’ […]

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A Defense Of Mike Piazza

An article by posted on January 8, 2014 3 Comments
A Defense Of Mike Piazza

Dan Haefeli, writing for the Rising Apple, builds a strong case debunking the cloud of suspicion that hangs over the head of Mike Piazza suspecting the former Met catching great of using steroids over his career. Piazza, baseball’s all time home run hitting catcher, failed to accrue the votes needed to be elected to Baseball’s Hall of […]

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MMO Roundtable: Ruben Tejada As The Starting Shortstop In 2014

An article by posted on January 7, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Roundtable: Ruben Tejada As The Starting Shortstop In 2014

A team official told Adam Rubin that Ruben Tejada is planning to return this month to a fitness and nutrition program near Ann Arbor, Mich. on Jan. 13. The 24-year old infielder spent four weeks in November at the program. With the increasing likelihood that Tejada enters camp this Spring as the everyday shortstop, I asked some of […]

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Mike Piazza: Out of The Cage and Into the Metsmerized Hall of Fame

An article by posted on January 7, 2014 0 Comments
Mike Piazza: Out of The Cage and Into the Metsmerized Hall of Fame

The Giants win the pennant! The Giants win the pennant! Russ Hodges’ broadcast of Bobby Thomson’s home run is the most famous call in Major League Baseball’s long history. On August 11, 1951, the Dodgers held an insurmountable 13 game lead over their arch enemies. Down the stretch Brooklyn played well, 26-22. The Giants, however, were […]

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