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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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Was Sunday’s Game the Biggest in Citi Field History?

An article by posted on August 4, 2015 0 Comments
Was Sunday’s Game the Biggest in Citi Field History?

If you were at Citi Field on Sunday night, or perhaps even just watching the game on TV, you may have been a bit confused. The calendar might have read August 2nd, but it sure felt a lot like mid-October in Queens. Since Citi Field’s inaugural season in 2009, there have been a few note-worthy […]

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Strength Of Schedule Has Mets Looking Good For MLB Postseason

An article by posted on August 4, 2015 0 Comments
Strength Of Schedule Has Mets Looking Good For MLB Postseason

Being in contention at the start of August is a nice change, and taking sole possession of first place is a significant step in the right direction for the Orange and Blue. In a decade that has been marred with losses and disappointing finishes – now is the time for the Mets. The team hasn’t […]

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