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

An article by posted on January 4, 2014 0 Comments
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

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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