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MMO Mailbag: How Many Games Will Mets Win In 2017?

An article by posted on January 23, 2017 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: How Many Games Will Mets Win In 2017?

Adam asks…. How many games will the Mets win next season? We haven’t made any improvements to last year’s roster and the bullpen might even be worse off. Are we just going to fight five teams for a wild card spot again?  Joe D. replies… Almost every projection system and even most of the Las […]

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Shoebox Memories: 1962 Topps Hobie Landrith

An article by posted on January 22, 2017 0 Comments
Shoebox Memories: 1962 Topps Hobie Landrith

Before Travis d’Arnaud, before Mike Piazza, before Gary Carter, John Stearns or Jerry Grote, there was Hobie Landrith, pictured above on card number 279 of the 1962 Topps set. The expansion draft for baseball’s two newest franchises, the New York Mets and the Houston Colt .45s, was held the day after the 1961 World Series […]

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Johan Santana Will Be Eligible for the Hall Next Year

An article by posted on January 19, 2017 0 Comments
Johan Santana Will Be Eligible for the Hall Next Year

The 2017 Hall of Fame class was one for the ages. Tim Raines, Jeff Bagwell, and Ivan Rodriguez will all be getting well-deserved plaques in Cooperstown after a star-studded MLB career. As stacked as this year’s class was, the 2018 class may have even more stars than the last ballot– or any, for that matter. First-time nominees […]

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So You Think You Know The Mets: 100 Run Seasons

An article by posted on January 17, 2017 0 Comments
So You Think You Know The Mets: 100 Run Seasons

Last week, 498 of you tried your luck at trying to name all the pitchers who won 15 or more games for the Mets in a season. You guys mostly did an outstanding job. This week, I want you to name every player who delivered a 100 run season for the Mets. In 54 years, […]

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This Year’s Nationals Look A Lot Like The 2008 Mets

An article by posted on January 17, 2017 0 Comments
This Year’s Nationals Look A Lot Like The 2008 Mets

The Mets were perhaps the most star-studded team in baseball in 2008. They had the game’s best pitcher, Johan Santana, along with solid secondary rotation options in former 15-game winner John Maine and an inconsistent, yet dazzling Oliver Perez. They had a lineup that featured All-Stars Jose Reyes, Carlos Beltran, Carlos Delgado and David Wright. […]

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The Mets’ First African-American All-Star: Cleon Jones

An article by posted on January 16, 2017 0 Comments
The Mets’ First African-American All-Star: Cleon Jones

Today, when America stops to remember its greatest civil rights leader, we thought it is appropriate to remember Cleon Jones, the team’s first African American All-Star. Cleon Jones signed with the New York Mets at the age of 20 in 1963, before baseball had initiated the annual amateur draft.  After batting over .300 for both […]

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Why Isn’t Edgardo Alfonzo in the Mets Hall of Fame?

An article by posted on January 15, 2017 0 Comments
Why Isn’t Edgardo Alfonzo in the Mets Hall of Fame?

Back in 2012, the New York Mets announced their 50th Anniversary Team.  Reviewing the list none of the players named should come as a surprise.  It should come as even less of a surprise that of all the players named to the team, all the retired players have also been inducted into the Mets Hall […]

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Mets Current Payroll and Arbitration Recap

An article by posted on January 14, 2017 0 Comments
Mets Current Payroll and Arbitration Recap

As the deadline for exchanging arbitration figures between the players and their teams came and went on Friday, the New York Mets had themselves quite a busy day.  With eight players still unsigned entering the day, the Mets came to settlements with seven players just before the team’s hard line “File and Trial” deadline. Jeurys […]

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Bruce Could Be A Met in 2017 After All

An article by posted on January 13, 2017 0 Comments
Bruce Could Be A Met in 2017 After All

It has been mostly a quiet offseason for the New York Mets. After signing Yoenis Cespedes there has been a lull in front office activity by General Manager Sandy Alderson. One of the biggest stories to follow in the offseason has been whether Alderson will trade an outfielder. Early reports showed that the Mets field […]

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Ron Hunt: The Mets’ First Real All Star

An article by posted on January 13, 2017 0 Comments
Ron Hunt: The Mets’ First Real All Star

As is still the case today, every team gets to send at least one player to the All Star Game. In 1962 and 1963, the Mets sent Richie Ashburn and Duke Snider respectively, although both were well past their prime. But in 1964, for the first time, a Met was selected to start in the […]

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