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MMO Mailbag: Would You Trade Montero For Franklin?

An article by posted on February 25, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Would You Trade Montero For Franklin?

Jordan asks… I read that the Mets might be talking to Seattle about getting Nick Franklin. Do you think we could get him and should we? Joe D. replies… Let me answer it like this… Surely the Mets must know it’s going to cost them someone like Rafael Montero to snag Franklin from the M’s, […]

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Mets Still Unimpressed With Ruben Tejada

An article by posted on February 25, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Still Unimpressed With Ruben Tejada

The Ruben Tejada saga won’t go away. The Mets have been linked to free-agent Stephen Drew, and now to Nick Franklin, evidentally because they are not convinced that Ruben Tejada is the everyday shortstop. We know this because if they were convinced Tejada was their man, we still wouldn’t be having these discussions. Early news […]

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Yelling At Reporters Isn’t Going To Fire Up Ike Davis

An article by posted on February 24, 2014 0 Comments
Yelling At Reporters Isn’t Going To Fire Up Ike Davis

One of the more ridiculous things I’ve read in the wake of the Ike Davis - Mike Puma verbal spat is the notion this will motivate the underperforming first baseman. If that’s the case, the New York Mets have a greater problem than they thought. That thinking is flawed on many levels. As a professional athlete, if […]

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Reliever Adam Kolarek Could Make A Good Impression

An article by posted on February 24, 2014 0 Comments
Reliever Adam Kolarek Could Make A Good Impression

He’s a dark horse of sorts at the Mets spring training complex in Port St. Lucie. With so much attention fixed on young Met pitching guns, a list that includes Noah Syndergaard, Rafael Montero, Jacob deGrom, and Cory Mazzoni, this tall left-handed relief specialist doesn’t command much hype. Yet, don’t be surprised if by the […]

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Mets Starters Felt Reassured and Confident With Lagares In Center

An article by posted on February 23, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Starters Felt Reassured and Confident With Lagares In Center

Eric Young Jr. fully understands that he needs to work on his on-base skills particularly if he’s going to reward manager Terry Collins who has placed all his faith on him as the team’s leadoff hitter this season. In a Q & A with Mike Vorkunov of the Star-Ledger, Young explains what he needs to […]

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Talkin’ Baseball: A Brilliant Infield Duo That Never Was

An article by posted on February 23, 2014 0 Comments
Talkin’ Baseball: A Brilliant Infield Duo That Never Was

Scores of Met fans may have missed it. The New York Post ran a Sunday piece by Joel Sherman called “A Decade of A-Rod.” Most baseball fans have had more than their fill of Alex Rodriguez, especially Met fans tired of A-Rod’s front and back page coverage in the New York Dailies. In the piece, […]

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David Wright and the Supporting Cast of 151

An article by posted on February 22, 2014 0 Comments
David Wright and the Supporting Cast of 151

Entering the 2014 season, the Third Base position is the most stable position on the team. David Wright has been manning the hot corner since he was called up in 2004. You’d think there haven’t been that many playing Third since he was called up. Guess again. There have been 23 different players who have […]

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Three Mets We Need To Watch This Spring

An article by posted on February 22, 2014 0 Comments
Three Mets We Need To Watch This Spring

The Mets begin their first full squad workout in St. Lucie today, and for us fans there’s nothing better than watching the news filter out of the camp, knowing the first day of the season is getting ever so closer. Spring training usually sets the benchmark for how a team will perform in the regular […]

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Why Strikeouts Are A Big Concern For The Mets

An article by posted on February 21, 2014 0 Comments
Why Strikeouts Are A Big Concern For The Mets

After writing about the high strikeout rates of Ike Davis, Chris Young and Lucas Duda, I received a question asking why my concern over strikeouts, with the reader saying, “there’s no difference between a strikeout and a soft grounder to second.’’ He couldn’t be more wrong. First, a strikeout is a non-productive out, but much more can happen on […]

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Featured Post: Can Eric Young Have a .350 OBP If He Bunts More?

An article by posted on February 21, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: Can Eric Young Have a .350 OBP If He Bunts More?

“Know what the difference between hitting .250 and .300 is? It’s 25 hits. 25 hits in 500 at bats is 50 points, okay? There’s 6 months in a season, that’s about 25 weeks. That means if you get just one extra flare a week – just one – a gorp… you get a groundball, you […]

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