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New Month, Same Old Problems, As Collins Mismanages His Way To A Loss

An article by posted on August 2, 2016 0 Comments
New Month, Same Old Problems, As Collins Mismanages His Way To A Loss

New month, a new player, same old problems.  Having a Triple-A team in Las Vegas, or approximately 2,250 miles from your big league club is just one of the things that burned the Mets in the Subway Series opener Monday night. In what feels like a terminal condition, the Mets were playing with a 23 […]

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Evaluating the Cespedes for Fulmer Trade, One Year Later

An article by posted on July 31, 2016 0 Comments
Evaluating the Cespedes for Fulmer Trade, One Year Later

A year ago today, the Mets sent shock waves across the baseball world, acquiring star outfielder Yoenis Cespedes for pitching prospect Michael Fulmer and Luis Cessa just ten minutes before the trade deadline. At the time of the trade, Cespedes was in the midst of a career season with the Detroit Tigers, hitting for average […]

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For the Mets, RISP = RIP

An article by posted on July 31, 2016 0 Comments
For the Mets, RISP = RIP

The moment came when I knew I had mentally, if unwittingly, written off the 2016 Mets.  On Thursday night, I had a late meeting that kept me out until 10:00 PM.  In such circumstances, I always, and I mean always, check the scoreboard.  But having just witnessed the possible season-defining squandering of the biggest hit […]

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MMO Fan Shot: Revisiting The Scott Kazmir Trade

An article by posted on July 30, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Revisiting The Scott Kazmir Trade

An MMO Fan Shot by Noah Rainwater I don’t remember much about the summer of 2004. I vaguely remember turning 21 that June, taking an ill-advised trip to Atlantic City, and realizing that all casinos are not created equal. (Apparently you have to win twice at the Taj Majal, once at the table, and once […]

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All We Got Iz Us

An article by posted on July 30, 2016 0 Comments
All We Got Iz Us

I was a teenager in the Tri-State area in the late 80s, early 90s; meaning I grew up in the midst of what is clearly the Golden Age of Rap or when Rap (Grandmaster Flash, KRS-ONE, Run DMC, Public Enemy) became Hip Hop (A Tribe Called Quest, Nas, Wu-Tang). I know this era well because […]

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Collins Clawing to Keep Clubhouse ‘Calm’ Amidst Chaotic Chatter

An article by posted on July 30, 2016 0 Comments
Collins Clawing to Keep Clubhouse ‘Calm’ Amidst Chaotic Chatter

According to Adam Rubin, Terry Collins ordered his club to turn up the tunes in the clubhouse after another disheartening loss where the Mets were only able to muster six hits during their third consecutive debilitating defeat.  Collins is trying to keep the team loose and light, and continues to avoid admitting the sky is […]

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Why the Mets Will Need a Major Change to Make Postseason

An article by posted on July 29, 2016 0 Comments
Why the Mets Will Need a Major Change to Make Postseason

The Mets were only a .500 team through most of the first four months of last year. But the acquisition of Yoenis Cespedes changed everything. The Mets went on a tear after acquiring Cespedes, ran away with the NL East and won the pennant as the Nationals skidded into oblivion. Had the Mets not traded for […]

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Featured Article: Thoughts on Neil Walker and a Qualifying Offer

An article by posted on July 27, 2016 0 Comments
Featured Article: Thoughts on Neil Walker and a Qualifying Offer

To put it bluntly, Neil Walker is having the worst offensive year of his career. After a strong April, his batting average has gotten worse each month, and he’s seemingly hit rock bottom with a .155/.254/.259 mark in July. Walker, who has never hit below .251 for a full season in his career, is sitting […]

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It’s Teufel’s Job, But Should Somebody Else Do It?

An article by posted on July 27, 2016 0 Comments
It’s Teufel’s Job, But Should Somebody Else Do It?

Us Met fans love to hold on to that magical 1986 team.  Three of the five biggest crowds at Citi Field this season occurred during 1986 weekend.  The only larger crowds were for the infamous Garden Gnome Day and the home opener. One of the fan favorite stories of that group was the Teufel Shuffle, […]

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Mets Need A Bat, Not A Bullpen Arm

An article by posted on July 27, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Need A Bat, Not A Bullpen Arm

Leading up to the trade deadline, most of the talk from inside the Mets organization and among media members has been that the Mets’ top priority is to add a bullpen arm. While it’s always good to have bullpen depth, using the team’s resources on an extra late-inning arm seems puzzling given the other holes […]

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Nine Potential Mets Bullpen Targets

An article by posted on July 23, 2016 0 Comments
Nine Potential Mets Bullpen Targets

Adding a middle reliever before the Aug. 1 trade deadline “has become a near certainty” for the Mets, according to what team officials have told Newsday’s Marc Carig. “The reality is as you move through the season, bullpens get taxed,” Mets assistant general manager John Ricco told Newsday. “Certainly, this year, we’re looking toward fortifying […]

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