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Surprise, Surprise. A-Rod Gets Plunked In Return To Fenway

An article by posted on August 19, 2013 0 Comments
Surprise, Surprise. A-Rod Gets Plunked In Return To Fenway

I rarely post anything that isn’t Mets related, but I hope people had a chance to watch yesterday’s game between the Yankees and Red Sox in Fenway Park. Another chapter was written into one of the most storied rivalries in sports. In the second inning, Alex Rodriguez walked to the plate engulfed in a tidal […]

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This Day In Mets Infamy With Rusty: The Separated At Birth Edition

An article by posted on August 18, 2013 0 Comments
This Day In Mets Infamy With Rusty: The Separated At Birth Edition

It is funny how sometimes we look like famous people. I for example have been told that I look like a bloated Danny Partridge or a late in his career Rusty Staub (hence my nickname Rustyjr). But it is amazing when some of our favorite current Mets players and coaches look like other famous people. […]

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Is Jurickson Profar Worth What It Would Take To Get Him?

An article by posted on August 14, 2013 0 Comments
Is Jurickson Profar Worth What It Would Take To Get Him?

Mailbag time again at MMO. This time, Marcus asks: Long time reader; first time question asker… What’s with all the Jurickson Profar love? He’s rated number 1 by popular prospect polls; his minor league numbers (with my un-sabrey-eye) don’t seem to justify his rankings. Heck, he was ranked in front of Wil Myers who had […]

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The Mets Bullpen Showing Signs Of Toughness And Ability

An article by posted on August 10, 2013 0 Comments
The Mets Bullpen Showing Signs Of Toughness And Ability

In a major blow to an already battered roster, the Mets lost their closer, Bobby Parnell, and relief pitcher Josh Edgin to injury within one week of each other. With the later addition of all-star third baseman David Wright to the disabled list, the Mets appeared to be on the brink of destruction. What else would […]

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Battle For The NL Cy Young: Kershaw vs. Harvey

An article by posted on August 9, 2013 0 Comments
Battle For The NL Cy Young: Kershaw vs. Harvey

The NL Cy Young race has quite obviously become a two-man race between the Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw and our very own Matt Harvey. And although we may all be a tad biased towards Mr. Harvey, it’s important as baseball fans to give Kershaw a fair argument. Here’s a brief breakdown of the two: Clayton Kershaw […]

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The Curious Case Of PED’s

An article by posted on August 8, 2013 0 Comments
The Curious Case Of PED’s

With the revelations of the Biogenesis investigation by MLB coming to the forefront this week, just about every sportswriter has put in his or her two cents regarding this story and how performance enhancing drugs plays into professional sports in general.  Even broadcasters are getting into the mix now.  The other night during the Mets/Rockies […]

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Exclusive Interview: Josh Satin With Rave Reviews Of Longtime Teammate Wilmer Flores

An article by posted on August 7, 2013 0 Comments
Exclusive Interview: Josh Satin With Rave Reviews Of Longtime Teammate Wilmer Flores

Six seasons of work in the making, the New York Mets finally bore witness to the fruits of their labor with the major-league debut of longtime-top prospect Wilmer Flores. Despite the o-fer in last night’s thrilling 3-2 victory in the series opener against the Colorado Rockies, Flores’ first game marks yet another infusion of quality […]

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Kemp Wants The MVP Award That Braun Cheated Him Out Of

An article by posted on July 24, 2013 0 Comments
Kemp Wants The MVP Award That Braun Cheated Him Out Of

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp, who finished runner-up to Ryan Braun in voting for the 2011 National League Most Valuable Player award, thinks the suspended Milwaukee Brewers slugger should be stripped of the honor. Braun finished with 388 points and 20 first-place votes, to 332 and 10 for Kemp. Major League Baseball attempted to […]

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Ryan Braun Is No Better Than Lance Armstrong

An article by posted on July 23, 2013 0 Comments
Ryan Braun Is No Better Than Lance Armstrong

When Lance Armstrong came forward with his admission, it came off as mostly disingenuous and was received with little sympathy. For years, Armstrong lied, denied and attacked anyone who stood in his way. He ruined people’s lives, filed lawsuits and did anything necessary in order to preserve himself with no regard for the damage left […]

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Ryan Braun Negotiated Suspension With MLB Down To 65-Games

An article by posted on July 22, 2013 0 Comments
Ryan Braun Negotiated Suspension With MLB Down To 65-Games

CHEATER, LIAR, SUSPENDED, JUSTICE! Updated By Clayton Collier: The 65-game ban of Ryan Braun was negotiated by him, MLBPA and MLB. Major League Baseball was looking for a suspension beyond 2013, says ESPN’s T.J. Quinn, however Braun was able to get it reduced to the remainder of the current season. Sources tell OTL MLB confronted […]

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