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With Pitchers And Catchers Creeping Up, Who Is The Mets’ Ace?

An article by posted on January 4, 2014 0 Comments
With Pitchers And Catchers Creeping Up, Who Is The Mets’ Ace?

Flashback to November, 2012. The Mets were coming fresh off their first season featuring a 20-game winner since the 1990, and the rumors were heating up that their Cy Young award winning pitcher, R.A. Dickey, would be on the move. The next logical discussion involved who would step up and be the ace of the […]

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Mets Winter Leagues Update: Flores, Familia, Centeno Finished Strong

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Mets Winter Leagues Update: Flores, Familia, Centeno Finished Strong

The Winter Ball regular season ended on December 30th for all Caribbean League teams in the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Venezuela. The Colombian Winter League regular season will be completed on January 8, 2014. Here are the final stats of the prospects in the various Caribbean Winter Leagues. *all stats complete as of 12/30/2013 Dominican Winter […]

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MMO Fan Shot: An Open Letter To The Baseball Hall Of Fame

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MMO Fan Shot: An Open Letter To The Baseball Hall Of Fame

An MMO Fan Shot by Steven Pacchiano (MLBGM) To Whom It May Concern: I know this will have no influence over any voting as current members and writer’s only vote, but I felt I had to express my opinion and observations not for myself, but ALSO for my son who is 3-years old. I’m 38 years […]

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The Best and Worst Hitting Pitchers in Mets History

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The Best and Worst Hitting Pitchers in Mets History

In the National League, the pitcher’s spot comes up to the plate once every nine batters. A good hitting pitcher can help himself out with the bat. So who are the best hitting pitchers the Mets have seen in their history? Let’s take a look at the 10 Best Hitting Pitchers in Mets History (minimum […]

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Fangraphs: Wheeler’s Shoulder, Walk Rates Concerning

An article by posted on January 3, 2014 0 Comments
Fangraphs: Wheeler’s Shoulder, Walk Rates Concerning

Jeff Zimmerman of Fangraphs offered a somewhat pessimistic outlook on Zack Wheeler and his upcoming 2014 season. Zimmerman cites two major factors that he believes could significantly limit Wheeler’s success: his walk rate, and his shoulder tightness that forced him to miss his final start last year. Wheeler’s walk rate in 2013 was 4.1, a […]

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MLBTR Plays Matchmaker, Likes Stephen Drew In Blue & Orange

An article by posted on January 3, 2014 0 Comments
MLBTR Plays Matchmaker, Likes Stephen Drew In Blue & Orange

It seems that Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors thinks the Mets are the best fit for Stephen Drew. Well, that makes the two of us—and probably thousands of us who want to see the Mets bring in a quality shortstop. I’ve said from day one that the Mets disinterest regarding Drew was most likely a […]

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Hit The Ground Running: A Page From The Detroit Tigers

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Hit The Ground Running: A Page From The Detroit Tigers

Jonathan Bernhardt, perhaps a distant relative many times removed, did a piece called “Time To Shine” for “Sports on Earth.” In the column, Bernhardt highlights prospects he predicts may be on a fast track to reach the bright lights and fame of major league baseball. It wasn’t the prospects themselves but what Bernhardt had to […]

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Parnell, Gee, Murphy Are Solid Extension Candidates

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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

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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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