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Dr. James Andrews Explains Spike In Tommy John Surgeries

An article by posted on May 30, 2014 0 Comments
Dr. James Andrews Explains Spike In Tommy John Surgeries

With the news this past week that yet another NL East pitcher, Henderson Alvarez, may be headed for Tommy John surgery, I decided to update my previous piece on what is a full-epidemic at this point, with some definitive information from the horse’s mouth himself, Dr. James Andrews. The noted surgeon put out a comprehensive […]

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Two More Talented Cuban Players Appear On The Market

An article by posted on May 20, 2014 0 Comments
Two More Talented Cuban Players Appear On The Market

Aroldis Chapman, Yasiel Puig, Jose Abreu, Yoenis Cespedes, and potentially Jorge Soler have made significant splashes, and have continued to give credibility to the already booming Cuban Market, and more are coming. Recently, two more top-tier Cuban Outfielders have left their homeland to get signed by the Major Leagues. Alfredo Despaigne and Daniel Carbonell have […]

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Emerson, Jackson, and Baseball Statistics

An article by posted on May 1, 2014 0 Comments
Emerson, Jackson, and Baseball Statistics

Our age is retrospective. It builds the sepulchres of the fathers. It writes biographies, histories, and criticism. The foregoing generations beheld God and nature face to face; we, through their eyes. Why should not we also enjoy an original relation to the universe? Why should not we have a poetry and philosophy of insight and […]

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MMO Morning Grind: The Insurance Run Epidemic

An article by posted on April 23, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Morning Grind: The Insurance Run Epidemic

Good morning, Mets fans! Let me set the scene. The Mets head into an important inning, late in the game. It might even be the 9th. It’s usually the 9th. They’re down by a run, or maybe 2. Whatever the deficit is, it’s usually larger by the time the inning ends. The Mets hand out […]

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Jose Abreu Proving Doubters Wrong

An article by posted on April 11, 2014 0 Comments
Jose Abreu Proving Doubters Wrong

During last night’s game against the Cleveland Indians, White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu continued his tremendous start to the season. He smashed two more home runs during Chicago’s 7-3 victory, and he currently leads the AL in Home Runs (4) and RBI (14). Many experts and fans alike considered Abreu an excellent option this […]

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Our Annual Opening Day Reading: Casey At The Bat

An article by posted on March 31, 2014 0 Comments
Our Annual Opening Day Reading: Casey At The Bat

It has become something of an Opening Day Tradition here on MMO; our annual reading of the great baseball classic Casey At The Bat. As we prepare for the Mets to return to action, please enjoy this legendary 1888 ballad that describes everything we love about this great game: Casey At The Bat By Ernest […]

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AL Central Preview: AKA Tiger Town?

An article by posted on March 29, 2014 0 Comments
AL Central Preview: AKA Tiger Town?

The AL Central is a division that has been owned by the Detroit Tigers since 2011, and it won’t be easy to take that crown away from them in 2014. 5th Place: Chicago White Sox In 2012, Robin Ventura’s White Sox looked like they might actually be more of a force in the near future than […]

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NL West Preview: Can Anybody Stop The Dodgers?

An article by posted on March 24, 2014 0 Comments
NL West Preview: Can Anybody Stop The Dodgers?

The National League West showcases the team that many believe are the favorites to win the World Series heading into 2014. How often though do we see a team that “everybody” agrees is the team to beat slip to reality when injuries and such come knocking on their door? Are the Dodgers going to fall […]

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Success and Lineup Consistency

An article by posted on March 16, 2014 0 Comments
Success and Lineup Consistency

During the MLB Network broadcast of Reds, Brewers game, the color commentator suggested that in order for a team to be successful, they need consistency in their lineup. The commentator insisted that a lineup must include a leadoff man who maintains that slot in the lineup every day. He went on to mention that for […]

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Oldies But Not Goodies: Discarding RBI, Runs Scored, and Pitching Wins

An article by posted on March 6, 2014 0 Comments
Oldies But Not Goodies: Discarding RBI, Runs Scored, and Pitching Wins

While most traditionalist stats are all but completely gone from most Major League Baseball front offices, the casual fan and the older generations of die-hard fans have stuck with the statistics. Classic and easy to remember, a century of celebrating records has some people holding on to these numbers for good. Sometimes, classic theories and […]

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