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Will Bartolo Colon Still Be With Mets In 2015?

An article by posted on October 28, 2014 0 Comments
Will Bartolo Colon Still Be With Mets In 2015?

One of the questions I get asked a lot is whether I think Bartolo Colon will be traded this offseason. I still feel the same way now as I did before the trade deadline and believe Colon will be in the 2015 Opening Day rotation. Back in July, I took issue with this prevailing notion […]

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How Should Mets Handle Duda’s Struggles Against LHP?

An article by posted on October 28, 2014 0 Comments
How Should Mets Handle Duda’s Struggles Against LHP?

Coming off an incredible breakthrough season in 2014 that saw him hit 30 home runs while driving in 92 runs, Lucas Duda may participate in the MLB All-Star tour of Japan, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. While a final decision hasn’t been made yet, it’s quite an honor that Major League Baseball […]

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Morning Grind: What Do The Royals Have That We Don’t?

An article by posted on October 28, 2014 0 Comments
Morning Grind: What Do The Royals Have That We Don’t?

Rise and Grind everyone. This morning’s get up and go post comes from you. Again. I liked where this exchange started and where it was headed. MyasDaddy: I still look at both of these teams and I am not impressed. What’s missing from us that they have? I just don’t get it. LMazz13: It’s not […]

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One Play, Two First Basemen, and the Elusive Third Out

An article by posted on October 27, 2014 0 Comments
One Play, Two First Basemen, and the Elusive Third Out

Even in hindsight the story is hard to fathom. The New York Mets came to bat in the bottom of the 10th inning, at home, trailing the Boston Red Sox 5-3 in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series. They were three outs away from losing the Series. Hold on, this isn’t the story you’re […]

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2014 Free Agent Review: The Peralta Effect (Part 2 of 3)

An article by posted on October 27, 2014 0 Comments
2014 Free Agent Review: The Peralta Effect (Part 2 of 3)

I reviewed  long-term free agent deals (7-10 years) last week, and today I’ll examine last off-season’s  mid-term deals (4-6 years) highlighted by the Cards’ Jhonny Peralta. The Mets are close to turning a pivotal corner in the return to relevancy with a wealth of power pitching no less than a year away from being fully […]

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2015 Breakout Candidate: Kirk Nieuwenhuis

An article by posted on October 27, 2014 0 Comments
2015 Breakout Candidate: Kirk Nieuwenhuis

Wouldn’t it be nice to have another offensive breakout performance in 2015 akin to what we saw from Lucas Duda this season? How amazing would it be to have back to back breakthrough seasons of that magnitude? Could the power-hitting right fielder we so desperately need already be on the roster? Is it possible? Kirk […]

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MMO Mailbag: Will Mets Trade For Yoenis Cespedes?

An article by posted on October 26, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Will Mets Trade For Yoenis Cespedes?

Patrick G. asks… I am sick and tired of hedging on young and available players who can help this team get over the hump and into the postseason. Yasiel Puig wasn’t major league ready. Wrong! Jose Abreu‘s power wouldn’t translate. Wrong! Starlin Castro doesn’t fit our approach. Wrong! The Mets and even the fans are […]

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Jerry Grote: The Man Behind The Mask

An article by posted on October 26, 2014 0 Comments
Jerry Grote: The Man Behind The Mask

Winning was Jerry Grote’s bliss. In fact, his most joyous moment on the diamond was captured on film when teammate Jerry Koosman leapt into his arms after the final out of the 1969 World Series. In 1976, Bob Myrick found out the hard way how Grote felt about losing when the Mets rookie pitcher beat […]

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Talent vs. Development: Are Mets Exploiting A New Market Inefficiency?

An article by posted on October 25, 2014 0 Comments
Talent vs. Development: Are Mets Exploiting A New Market Inefficiency?

When Sandy Alderson was hired by the Mets as their new GM in 2010 there was a flurry of conjecture about what sort of effect he would have on the team. Words like “Moneyball with money” were being thrown around by Paul DePodesta and J.P. Ricciardi, and everyone started speculating about what exactly this new […]

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October 25, 1986: Little Roller Up Along First…

An article by posted on October 25, 2014 0 Comments
October 25, 1986: Little Roller Up Along First…

Every generation has its defining moment. People who grew up in the 1960s know exactly where they were when President Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. were assassinated. In the 1980s, every American knows where they were when the Space Shuttle exploded. It’s no different for Mets fans. People who grew up rooting for […]

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