Mets Thoughts

MMO Flashback: The Worst Way For The Mets To Lose A No-Hitter

An article by posted on September 25, 2011 0 Comments

In honor of R.A. Dickey’s near no-hitter last night, I decided to dig into our archives and pull out this gem – pitched by Ed Leyro on March 13, 2010. Enjoy reading it! Every young boy with aspirations of being a major league pitcher dreams of tossing a no-hitter. The thrill of recording out #27 […]

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Mets Hand Phillies Eighth Straight Loss, How Sweep It Is!

An article by posted on September 24, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Hand Phillies Eighth Straight Loss, How Sweep It Is!

On Saturday, the New York Mets completed a doubleheader sweep of the Philadelphia Phillies and handed the NL East champions their eighth straight loss. Game 1 – Mets 2, Phillies 1 R.A. Dickey got everyone’s attention when he took a no-hit bid into the seventh inning. Center fielder Shane Victorino broke it up with a hard […]

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What To Do With Daniel Murphy?

An article by posted on September 24, 2011 0 Comments
What To Do With Daniel Murphy?

As most of you know, Daniel Murphy has proven himself to be asset with the bat in 2011, hitting .320 with 28 doubles and 49 RBIs, but has yet to find the proper position. Since his arrival to the show in 2008, we have seen Murphy jump around from 3rd base to left field to 1st base […]

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(Updated) A Breakdown Of The Moneyball Mets?

An article by posted on September 23, 2011 0 Comments
(Updated) A Breakdown Of The Moneyball Mets?

Here is a break down of David Lennon’s “Moneyball Mets” and where each player with 20 or more at-bats ranks in On-Base Percentage (OBP). I also included the team and league average. UPDATED: I added a chart that shows Left on Base, and RISP Left on Base…. UPDATED: Runs and RBI’s per game…

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Thoughts On Rushing Pitching Prospects and Rule 5

An article by posted on September 23, 2011 0 Comments

One of our readers emailed me this post on MetsBlog a few minutes ago and asked me what my thoughts were on potentially adding Jeurys Familia, Zack Wheeler, Jenrry Mejia or Matt Harvey to the Mets 40-man roster. Michael Baron wrote: On Tuesday, Sandy Alderson said he might have to add some players from the […]

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Shut Up With The “Moneyball Mets”!

An article by posted on September 23, 2011 0 Comments

I came across a piece yesterday (linked by Craig Lerner in his article) by Dave Lennon of Newsday that caught my eye. Is the ”Moneyball” approach paying off for the Mets? In some respects, the answer to that question is yes, as they have climbed to the top of the National League in targeted offensive categories […]

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Game Preview: Phillies vs Mets

An article by posted on September 23, 2011 0 Comments

The Mets and Phillies start a series today in Queens. The Mets are on a high after one of the more improbable comebacks of the year as the Mets scored 6 runs in the top of the ninth against a team that needed to win. So for first time in a while the Mets got […]

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Wayne Krivsky and Bryan Lambe Are Out

An article by posted on September 23, 2011 0 Comments

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, former Minaya deputies Wayne Krivsky and Bryan Lambe are out and will not be retained by the New York Mets when their contracts expire at the end of October. Krivsky is the former general manager of the Cincinnati Reds and was influential in bringing rookie infielder Justin Turner to the Mets as a […]

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From Left Field: Who Should Stay And Who Should Go?

An article by posted on September 23, 2011 0 Comments

The English punk rock group, The Clash, was famous for the song “Should I Stay or Should I Go.” With the season winding down, let’s do a Mets-related version of this song. For 2012, who should stay and who should go? Stay Manny Acosta: Though erratic at times, he showed he deserves a spot in […]

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Justin Turner Is A Money (Clutch) Player

An article by posted on September 22, 2011 0 Comments

In tonight’s dramatic 8-6 comeback win for the Mets over the Cardinals, pinch hitter Justin Turner worked out a 10-pitch bases loaded walk to drive in the first run of the Mets’ six-run ninth inning. SNY analyst Bobby Ojeda had this to say immediately following the game: “Justin Turner is a money player. When the game is on […]

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