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Parnell, Gee, Murphy Are Solid Extension Candidates

An article by posted on January 3, 2014 0 Comments
Parnell, Gee, Murphy Are Solid Extension Candidates

Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors listed Dillon Gee, Daniel Murphy and Bobby Parnell as potential extension candidates. I love the Dillon Gee story… He comes back from a career threatening blood clot that required arterial surgery and delivers a solid campaign in which he led the team in starts and wins while posting a career best […]

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Time For Mets To Put Up Or Shutup

An article by posted on January 3, 2014 1 Comment
Time For Mets To Put Up Or Shutup

I got a bit of a reaction yesterday after mentioning that despite the acquisitions of outfielders Chris Young and Curtis Granderson, and starting pitcher Bartolo Colon, the Mets are still sitting at about $82 million in payroll, and about $10 million less than last season. It seems like the Mets are looking to unload Ike Davis […]

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We May See Syndergaard Sooner Rather Than Later

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We May See Syndergaard Sooner Rather Than Later

Jonathan Bernhardt of Sports on Earth, picked Noah Syndergaard, Taijuan Walker and Archie Bradley as his 2014 breakout stars. About Syndergaard he says that even with Travis d’Arnaud on track to begin the season as the Mets’ starting catcher this season, Syndergaard could turn out to be the most valuable player New York acquired in the trade […]

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The Not-So-Hot Stove, Drew, Davis and the Mets

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The Not-So-Hot Stove, Drew, Davis and the Mets

Baby, it’s cold outside… And if your name is Nelson Cruz, Stephen Drew, Kendrys Morales, Ervin Santana or Ubaldo Jimenez, the hot stove isn’t providing any warmth these days. All the big name free agents, especially those tied to draft pick compensation, are off the table, swimming in mega-deals, and smiling ear to ear. However, […]

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Allan Dykstra: A Sabermetrician’s Dream

An article by posted on January 3, 2014 18 Comments
Allan Dykstra: A Sabermetrician’s Dream

Allan Dykstra was drafted in the first round of the 2008 MLB Draft by the San Diego Padres. He played his college ball at Wake Forest University, and the Demon Deacon was considered one of the top power threats in college baseball at the time. Some considered Dykstra to be a better prospect than Ike […]

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Phillies’ New TV Deal Is “Massive”

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Phillies’ New TV Deal Is “Massive”

Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. David Murphy of the Philadelphia Daily News reports that the Phillies have agreed to a new local TV contract with Comcast SportsNet, A spokesman for Comcast confirmed the deal, but did not reveal the terms. “We’re pleased to confirm that NBCUniversal and Comcast SportsNet have signed a new long-term […]

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Three Potential Breakout Hitters for Mets in 2014

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Three Potential Breakout Hitters for Mets in 2014

Juan Lagares ‘Don Juan’ Lagares quickly stole the hearts of many Mets fans last season with his spectacular play in the outfield.  He makes tough plays look routine and impossible plays a reality.  Unfortunately, defense isn’t everything in baseball and with the exception of a scorching hot July, Lagares struggled mightily with the bat. In […]

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Could The Mets and Orioles Have Something Brewing?

An article by posted on January 2, 2014 0 Comments
Could The Mets and Orioles Have Something Brewing?

According to Roch Kubatko of MASN, the Orioles may be closing in on a trade to acquire a hitter. “I’ve heard rumblings that executive vice president Dan Duquette is working on a trade and may be at the point where he’s checking medical records.” “Yeah, pretty vague, but that’s another avenue to acquiring a hitter. The Mets […]

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Anchored By Parnell, Mets Bullpen Is Likely A Team Strength In 2014

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Anchored By Parnell, Mets Bullpen Is Likely A Team Strength In 2014

Bobby Parnell, who is recovering from surgery to repair a herniated disk in his neck, has regained all the weight he lost and is feeling great after he was in New York for a routine checkup late last month. While talking to some of us at Citi Field during the Mets Holiday Party, Sandy Alderson said […]

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Flashback: Prospect Pulse On Outfielder Juan Lagares

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Flashback: Prospect Pulse On Outfielder Juan Lagares

I thought it would be cool to look back at one of my very first Prospect Pulse pieces that I did here on MMO from about a year ago. It was on the Mets’ current centerfielder Juan Lagares. I remember when I first wrote this, I didn’t think Lagares had a shot at getting to the big leagues until […]

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