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MMO Fan Shot: An Evening With Sandy Alderson

An article by posted on February 5, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: An Evening With Sandy Alderson

An MMO Fan Shot by Matt Stephens In 2013 the Mets hosted an event where you could ask Sandy Alderson questions. It was pretty lame. It was right in the midst of the Michael Bourn saga, and every question was about that. It wasn’t fun. This time around I think things went a little better. […]

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MMO Exclusive: Talking Mets With Best-Selling Author Jeff Pearlman

An article by posted on February 4, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: Talking Mets With Best-Selling Author Jeff Pearlman

Here is an interview I conduced with author and Sports Illustrated columnist Jeff Pearlman, who wrote the New York Times bestselling book on the New York Mets, “The Bad Guys Won”. The book is a must read and is available at Amazon.com. Enjoy. MMO – The Mets came out like gangbusters this offseason and signed Michael […]

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Pitching to the Defense

An article by posted on February 3, 2015 0 Comments
Pitching to the Defense

A lot of consideration is made on how a pitcher performs independent of his defense. If two pitchers produce the exact same ball in play – a ground ball to the right of the shortstop – the outcome may differ depending on how adroit that shortstop is at making the play. Therefore, statistics are calculated […]

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The Value of a Wright Return

An article by posted on February 2, 2015 0 Comments
The Value of a Wright Return

Even a casual onlooker could identify the next two points concerning the Mets, as the team tries to improve from last season to this season. The Mets still need a shortstop. David Wright needs to bounce back from a sub-par season. For the diehard fans, these points have been analyzed over and over again. On […]

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The Hot Seat Awaits Terry Collins

An article by posted on February 2, 2015 0 Comments
The Hot Seat Awaits Terry Collins

With pitchers and catchers reporting in 18 days, Mike Puma of the New York Post says manager Terry Collins is on the hot seat. “Though the Mets have holes, most notably at shortstop, Collins is expected to keep this crew in contention for the entire season. So if the Mets are sitting seven or eight […]

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The Difficulty In Grading Sandy Alderson

An article by posted on February 2, 2015 0 Comments
The Difficulty In Grading Sandy Alderson

As baseball fans, especially those more into the esoteric new age stats, we are used to judging players both on their careers and on their individual seasons with letters or numerical grades. It helps us keep things ordered. If you wanted to use school grades we might say that David Wright has been an A- […]

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2015 Mets All-Prospect Team

An article by posted on February 1, 2015 0 Comments
2015 Mets All-Prospect Team

The Mets farm system is one of the best in baseball (No. 4 according to Law) and is finally starting to produce some talented position players to go with all that young pitching that has rival teams green with envy. The last two weeks have been filled with some glowing prospect chatter stemming from Baseball […]

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Ranking the NL East Left Fielders

An article by posted on January 31, 2015 0 Comments
Ranking the NL East Left Fielders

1. Jayson Werth (Nationals) – While the depth chart on the official MLB website is still listing Bryce Harper as the left fielder, the Nationals have announced that Werth and Harper are swapping corner outfield spots. Even though Werth underwent arthroscopic shoulder surgery on January 9th and he may not be ready for Opening Day, […]

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Alderson Ranked 12th Best GM Ever

An article by posted on January 30, 2015 0 Comments
Alderson Ranked 12th Best GM Ever

According to Mark L. Armour and Daniel R. Levitt, authors of the new book Pursuit of Pennants: Baseball Operations from Deadball to Moneyball, Sandy Alderson is the 12th-best General Manager in baseball history. “He was the first modern GM to actively introduce analytics, though rudimentary by current standards, into a team’s decision making, and he […]

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Flores Confident He Can Play A Good Shortstop

An article by posted on January 29, 2015 0 Comments
Flores Confident He Can Play A Good Shortstop

In an interview that will televise at 10 PM tonight on SNY, Wilmer Flores admitted to Mets Hot Stove that while his range may not be as good as he would like, he’s confident that he can make the routine plays and play a good shortstop. “It’s no secret that I’m not Omar Vizquel,” Flores told […]

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