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MLB’s Top Ten Storylines Of 2012

An article by posted on January 1, 2013 0 Comments
MLB’s Top Ten Storylines Of 2012

With 2012 now in the books, let’s take a look at some of the more interesting and important baseball stories of the year. There were many to choose from, ranging from the feel-good, to the sad, to the historic, to the inane. There are dozens that will fall into the category of being a trivia […]

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Hall Of Fame Ballot Deadline Is Tonight

An article by posted on December 31, 2012 0 Comments
Hall Of Fame Ballot Deadline Is Tonight

Tonight, December 31, is the deadline for all eligible BBWAA voters to submit their Hall of Fame ballots. My own ballot has already been cast and I voted for Mike Piazza, Craig Biggio, Edgar Martinez, Jeff Bagwell, Fred McGriff, Jack Morris, Don Mattingly and Tim Raines. I know many Met fans will anxiously await the outcome […]

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MMO Mailbag: Twins Willing To Trade?

An article by posted on December 21, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Twins Willing To Trade?

With the Mets still on the hunt for an outfield, we received the following e-mail from Phil: I can’t believe the Mets haven’t traded for Josh Willingham yet. After some injury issues he averaged .253/.350/.501 with 64 HRs the last two years. At worst, he’s slightly better defensively than Duda. I kept hearing the Twins would […]

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MMO Mailbag: Should We Target Detroit’s Drew Smyly?

An article by posted on December 19, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Should We Target Detroit’s Drew Smyly?

I received this e-mail from Hitman: What do you think about the possibility of bringing in Drew Smyly of the Tigers? I’ve already touched up previously in a few comments about his great breaking stuff and if you haven’t seen a highlight video of his from the 2012 season on Youtube, watch it. You’ll be […]

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Alderson’s Amazin Plan: A Long And Winding Road

An article by posted on December 18, 2012 0 Comments
Alderson’s Amazin Plan: A Long And Winding Road

2012 saw Miguel Cabrera become the first Triple Crown winner in 45 years. I wonder if Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski has considered trading Cabrera. Surely after putting up numbers like that he could definitely get some good prospects. We had a pitcher once who seemed to be slipping. He was approaching 33, his best years […]

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Dodger-Mania: There Must Have Been Some Magic…

An article by posted on December 10, 2012 0 Comments
Dodger-Mania: There Must Have Been Some Magic…

Less than 24 hours after the Los Angeles Dodgers agreed to pay free-agent right-hander Zack Greinke $147 million over the next six seasons, they announced that they signed South Korean left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu to a six-year, $36 million contract. Ryu, 25, was a seven-time All-Star and league most valuable player with the Hanwha Eagles. Over […]

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The Unknown Commodity: Bullpen Arms

An article by posted on December 4, 2012 0 Comments
The Unknown Commodity: Bullpen Arms

It seems like year after year the Mets are looking at upgrading their bullpen. Whether it’s Sean Green, Elmer Dessens, Francisco Rodriguez, Scott Schoeneweis, Billy Wagner, Jon Rauch, Ramon Ramirez, Jason Isringhausen, or even D.J. Carrasco. It never seems like the Mets have figured out what makes for a great bullpen year after year. Sure you […]

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Greatest Underdog Achievements: 1969 Mets Were A 100:1 Longshot

An article by posted on December 4, 2012 0 Comments
Greatest Underdog Achievements: 1969 Mets Were A 100:1 Longshot

The 1969 Mets shocked the baseball universe with an improbable 100 win season and a World Series victory over the mighty Baltimore Orioles. The Miracle Mets will find their way onto any list of the greatest underdog achievements in sports.

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Hall Of Fame No Sure Thing For New Candidates Piazza, Bonds, Sosa, Clemens

An article by posted on December 2, 2012 0 Comments
Hall Of Fame No Sure Thing For New Candidates Piazza, Bonds, Sosa, Clemens

The calls started to come the other night from other Hall of Fame writers asking if I intended to vote for Mike Piazza, Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa. As a Hall of Fame voter the past decade I take the responsibility seriously. Because of their connection to performance enhancing drugs, I did not […]

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Off-Season Patience Is A Virtue

An article by posted on November 28, 2012 0 Comments

Maybe I’m in the minority here but the last few years have taught me one thing about social media – it allows teams, agents, and players to get whatever message they want sent to the masses to benefit themselves first. How many times have we heard “player X” could be traded? Or “team offered X […]

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