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ESPN’s Mark Simon Talks Mets With MMO

An article by posted on February 8, 2011 0 Comments
ESPN’s Mark Simon Talks Mets With MMO

Mark Simon of ESPN and ESPN New York, was kind enough to answer a few questions for me about a variety of Mets topics. Mark is ESPN’s Baseball Research Specialist and does a fine job providing Mets fans and bloggers with great detailed information that you don’t find anywhere else regarding the Mets. He is one of […]

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Forbes and The Death of the Mets

An article by posted on February 7, 2011 0 Comments
Forbes and The Death of the Mets

Mike Ozanian of Forbes Magazine, eulogized the Mets this weekend and wrote the following: The Mets franchise as we have known it since Nelson Doubleday and Wilpon bought the team in 1986, is dead. There are two causes of this fatality: One, Wilpon forgot his primary duty as a team owner was to produce a […]

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A New “I Have a Dream” Speech

An article by posted on February 7, 2011 0 Comments

As more and more information is released about the connection between the Wilpons, Saul Katz and their families to one of the greatest scammers of all time, it is becoming clear that it is not just a minority partner that the club needs, but totally new ownership. Whether the Wilpons willfully continued dealing with Madoff […]

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Baseball 2011: Y’all Ready For This?

An article by posted on February 7, 2011 0 Comments

The commercials weren’t all that great, Christina Aguilera screwed up the National Anthem, and the Black Eyed Peas pretty much sucked, but at least the game was entertaining. Congratulations to the Green Bay Packers, this season’s Super Bowl Champions. Now we can get on to bigger and better things… That movie and those kids have […]

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Spring Is In The Air!

An article by posted on February 5, 2011 0 Comments

Look at that bright sunshine! That’s newly acquired pitcher Chris Capuano, along with minor leaguers Nick Evans and Mike Nickeas taking a photo today with one of many lucky kids at Port St. Lucie. The three of them visited a local little league team, the Sand Gnats, and spread some cheer to dozens of kids. It […]

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Lets Focus On Spring Training, People!

An article by posted on February 4, 2011 0 Comments

Thankfully, spring training is around the corner.  Everyone is preparing for another season of Mets baseball.  This is the time of year that I love the most.  (Besides the Daytona 500, and E3 Expo).  There has been plenty this offseason to talk about (Chris Young, Sandy Alderson, Terry Collins, etc), but the main talk of the offseason […]

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Thole Is Just One Of The Stories To Watch In 2011

An article by posted on February 4, 2011 0 Comments
Thole Is Just One Of The Stories To Watch In 2011

Matt Cerrone over at MetsBlog posted a great interview clip from last night’s edition of Mets Hot Stove on SNY with host Kevin Burkhardt. He talked about the defensive part of his game and regarding throwing runners out attempting to steal he said, “Trust. I just trusted myself. I felt like I knew I could […]

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How Do You Spend Your Off Season?

An article by posted on February 4, 2011 0 Comments

The baseball season doesn’t end for me ’til after the winter meetings. Once the World Series is over, I turn my attention to the awards season and the big names on the free agent market. That all lasts about a month, and then for that first weekend in December, I’m glued to my computer and […]

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Taylor-Made For The Mets Bullpen

An article by posted on February 3, 2011 0 Comments
Taylor-Made For The Mets Bullpen

In an off-season filled with signings that required extensive use of Wiki and Baseball Reference to figure out who they were, one among them really captured my attention; Taylor Buchholz. Probably the least familiar among names like Chris Capuano, Chris Young, Willie Harris and Scott Hairston, Buchholz to me seems to have the most upside and […]

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Mets Secretly Shopped Wright? Almost Traded Beltran?

An article by posted on February 2, 2011 0 Comments

According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the Mets discussed trading Carlos Beltran to the Angels before they acquired Vernon Wells from the Blue jays. Adam Rubin added that Angels executives concluded Wells was more capable of playing center than Beltran with knee issues at this point in Beltran’s career. Beltran is owed $18.5 million in the […]

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