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MMO Top 20 Mets Prospects – #5 Brandon Nimmo, OF

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MMO Top 20 Mets Prospects – #5 Brandon Nimmo, OF

With the 13th pick of the 2011 MLB Amateur Draft, the New York Mets take Brandon Nimmo….outfielder, Cheyenne, Wyoming. What? No 26-year-old seasoned college veteran, who projects to be coming out of the Citifield bullpen in less than a year? Nope. Far from it. The Mets actually drafted an 18-year-old high school athlete with their […]

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Trading Parnell Is Reminiscent Of When Mets Traded Heath Bell

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Trading Parnell Is Reminiscent Of When Mets Traded Heath Bell

Adam Rubin of ESPN reports that the Mets were debating the idea of trading Bobby Parnell to an unspecified team for a starting position player. On Tuesday, the Mets drastically revamped their bullpen, adding Jon Rauch, Ramon Ramirez and Frank Francisco to handle the closing and setup duties. The three new additions to the pen could make Parnell, Beato and Acosta expendable. Trading […]

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MMO Fan Shot: My Tribute To Jose Reyes

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MMO Fan Shot: My Tribute To Jose Reyes

I still remember the day Jose Reyes began his Mets career. June 10, 2003. It was my 20th birthday. Reyes was 19, one day shy of turning 20 himself. He was the first major leaguer I ever saw who was born after me. This would become part of his lure to me and my younger […]

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Sandy Does Dallas

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Sandy Does Dallas

I understand the fans’ dismay over the Mets losing Jose Reyes, but I believe it has more to do with the disarray the team is in more than losing the player itself. Reyes’ departure is emblematic to the degree of how far the Mets fell since the 2006 playoffs. The fact is Reyes makes his […]

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A Fond Farewell To No. 7

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A Fond Farewell To No. 7

No matter what you thought of the loss of Jose Reyes to the Miami Marlins, I think we can all agree on one thing: that Reyes was the best shortstop, infielder, and position player the Mets have ever developed. No Met ever swiped more bases or had more triples. His enthusiasm, passion and love for […]

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Frank Francisco at $12 Million Is A Concern

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Frank Francisco at $12 Million Is A Concern

Late last night, the Mets made headlines by not only trading Angel Pagan to the Giants for Andres Torres and RHP Ramon Ramirez, the team also signed pitchers Jon Rauch, and Frank Francisco. I had no problem with the Rauch signing at all. I did have a slight problem with the trade, but the other […]

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Alderson Had a Good Day

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Last night I couldn’t go to bed after a long day because for the first time since Alderson became GM it seemed as though a plan of sorts was being unveiled. Before anybody assumes anything, I don’t think anything that happened last night was phenomenal, I just think it was a sign of moving on, […]

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Terry Collins Is Thrilled With His New Bullpen And So Should Mets Fans

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Terry Collins Is Thrilled With His New Bullpen And So Should Mets Fans

Wow, what a roller-coaster ride it was for Sandy Alderson and the Mets last night as they completely overhauled the bullpen faster than it will take me to write this post. In what seemed like an instant, the Mets went from having one of the worst bullpens in the league to a vastly improved bullpen […]

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Andres Torres As An Everyday Centerfielder and Leadoff Hitter Is A Bad Idea

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Andres Torres As An Everyday Centerfielder and Leadoff Hitter Is A Bad Idea

I decided to do some research on Andres Torres last night so I could get a better feel of what kind of player he was and I quickly learned that the Giants were very anxious to move him. Lets see why… Torres was originally drafted by the Florida Marlins in 1997 but chose to play […]

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The New Evil Empire

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The New Evil Empire

Through all the pain and suffering that has befallen us Mets fans this past week, and these past years, it is very easy to lash out. To get mad, to get irrational. I myself have been guilty of it when I lambasted Sandy “Sand-bag” Alderson in a comment thread the other day. But I have […]

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