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MMO Exclusive: Brew Crew Ball On Davis/Braun Swap, Trading Aoki, Re-Signing Hart

An article by posted on November 20, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: Brew Crew Ball On Davis/Braun Swap, Trading Aoki, Re-Signing Hart

We had a little stir this morning in our comment threads over something that was reported at MetsBlog regarding a post entitled, Brewers more likely to trade Ryan Braun than Norichika Aoki. The article leads off like this… There is a better chance the Brewers trade OF Ryan Braun for Mets 1B Ike Davis than deal OF Norichika Aoki, according to people […]

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MLB Expanded Replay: Why Now?

An article by posted on November 15, 2013 0 Comments
MLB Expanded Replay: Why Now?

On Thursday, MLB owners unanimously voted on funding that would expand instant replay in baseball. There are still plenty of details that need to be worked out before the final votes by the owners are cast, but pending player’s union approval, it looks like this is going to be a go. This is something that […]

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PED Users Are Good Options For Cost Conscious Teams Like The Mets

An article by posted on November 14, 2013 0 Comments
PED Users Are Good Options For Cost Conscious Teams Like The Mets

The 2013-2014 offseason features a deep class of quality talent ripe for the picking of any team willing to spend. Based upon GM Sandy Alderson’s comments at year’s end as well as the Mets reported discussions, it appears clear that the major focus is to acquire at least two position players: a shortstop and an […]

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2014 GM Meetings: Twenty Nine General Managers, One Comedian

An article by posted on November 13, 2013 0 Comments
2014 GM Meetings: Twenty Nine General Managers, One Comedian

Winter 2004. It was a great time to be a Mets fan. As cameras clicked away and members of the press took their seats, all eyes were focused on the recently acquired outfielder. With Jeff Wilpon on one side and wife Jessica on the other, Carlos Beltran donned a Mets cap for the very first […]

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Mets Offseason ’13-’14: Anything Beats The Bargain Bin

An article by posted on November 6, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Offseason ’13-’14: Anything Beats The Bargain Bin

The Mets can spend this offseason. That has been the overall message conveyed for the past several months, however will they spend and to what degree remains the begging question. The “Red Sox Model” has been mentioned a great deal, meaning the Amazin’s would avoid the top-tier free agents, instead finding the Shane Victorinos and […]

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It’s Slow. It’s Boring. The Games Are Too Long. But Enough About Football…

An article by posted on November 5, 2013 0 Comments
It’s Slow. It’s Boring. The Games Are Too Long. But Enough About Football…

Jose Valentin was ninety feet from home. Endy Chavez was on second representing the tying run. Pinch-runner Anderson Hernandez was on first. Bases loaded, 2 outs, bottom of the 9th. The Mets trailed 3-1. A base hit would tie it, a double would send us to the World Series against Detroit. 56,357 fanatics screamed and […]

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Roberto Clemente, Branch Rickey and the New York Mets

An article by posted on November 4, 2013 0 Comments
Roberto Clemente, Branch Rickey and the New York Mets

The new GM was cool and manipulative in his transactions, meticulous with his records, formal in his speech, stingy with his money, interested equally in a player’s psychological disposition and his ability to learn an elusive hook slide. This GM’s world could be studied, categorized, and explained. Good things did not fall upon people, or baseball clubs, by […]

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Signs That The Times Are Changing In Baseball

An article by posted on November 1, 2013 0 Comments
Signs That The Times Are Changing In Baseball

There were a couple of things I picked up on this past summer regarding this great game of baseball that need to be addressed. I was at a minor league game this past July 3 at Dutchess Stadium (which is like 15 minutes from my house). It was fireworks night, so I decided to take […]

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New CBA Punishes Low-Revenue Teams For Trying To Compete

An article by posted on October 31, 2013 0 Comments
New CBA Punishes Low-Revenue Teams For Trying To Compete

Last month, Keith Law had an interesting article about how the new CBA punishes low-revenue teams like Royals (or the Mets?) for trying to win under tight financial constraints. Unfortunately, it’s an ESPN Insider subscription-only article, but I will share one part of it that kind of encapsulates the full thrust of his entire argument. […]

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How Many Members of the Mets Front Office Does It Take to Change A Light Bulb?

An article by posted on October 24, 2013 0 Comments
How Many Members of the Mets Front Office Does It Take to Change A Light Bulb?

A few weeks ago I did something all Mets fans do nowadays: I sat down to watch other teams play in the post-season. I had my Mets cap on, a can of Coke, some pretzels. And within 5 minutes I heard news that surprised me. The Indians were returning to the playoffs for the first […]

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