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MMO Fan Shot: Ojeda Comes Down Hard On Mets Approach At Plate

An article by posted on May 4, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Ojeda Comes Down Hard On Mets Approach At Plate

SNY analyst Bobby Ojeda came down HARD on the Mets new philosophy at the plate with regard to heir approach at the plate during tonight’s Mets pre-game show. For those that missed it, Ojeda ripped into what he called “this business of taking so many pitches” that the organization has forced the players to adopt. […]

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MMO Fan Shot: 5 Truths for Mets Fans in 2012

An article by posted on April 3, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: 5 Truths for Mets Fans in 2012

As we get ready to begin the 2012 season, there is a lot of negativity surrounding the Mets. Some of it is warranted, but some of it is the product of misconceptions and misrepresentations. I think a lot of it comes from living in the bubble of being fans of one particular team, so everything […]

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MMO Fan Shot: Defending Minaya’s Minor Leagues

An article by posted on March 22, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Defending Minaya’s Minor Leagues

One of the misconceptions about Omar Minaya’s tenure as GM is that he ignored the minor leagues, and did a bad job of developing players. But the Mets do have a solid group of young players from Minaya. We have quality players in both the majors, and minors from him.  Lucas Duda who was drafted […]

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Unburied Treasure: In 1985, Gary Carter Said Only A World Series Would Make His Life Complete

An article by posted on February 20, 2012 0 Comments
Unburied Treasure: In 1985, Gary Carter Said Only A World Series Would Make His Life Complete

Introduction by Stephen Hanks When I heard Gary Carter had finally succumbed to brain cancer at the too-young age of 57, I had two immediate memories. They weren’t of being at Shea on Opening Day 1985, when Carter hit his walk-off, 10th inning home run in his first game as a Met, or of Carter […]

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Grading the Omar Regime: The 2004-2005 Off-Season

An article by posted on February 7, 2012 0 Comments

The look back at the in depth career of general manager Omar Minaya continues with his first off-season in charge. To see the full effects of the changes made in the off-season by Omar we must first take a quick look at the 2004 New York Mets. In 2004 the Mets GM was Jim Duquette, […]

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MMO Fan Shot: Is The Tide Shifting For Fred Wilpon?

An article by posted on January 31, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Is The Tide Shifting For Fred Wilpon?

If you had asked me twelve months ago if the Wilpons should sell the Mets, I’d have been pretty emphatic in my support. In the six months that followed, new reports surfaced describing the debt the Mets were in and it seemed that number grew by $100 million from each report to the next. The […]

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MMO Fan Shot: My Tribute To Jose Reyes

An article by posted on December 8, 2011 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: My Tribute To Jose Reyes

I still remember the day Jose Reyes began his Mets career. June 10, 2003. It was my 20th birthday. Reyes was 19, one day shy of turning 20 himself. He was the first major leaguer I ever saw who was born after me. This would become part of his lure to me and my younger […]

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Balance Is The Key To The New CBA

An article by posted on November 30, 2011 0 Comments
Balance Is The Key To The New CBA

While details about the new CBA are still coming in, it seems one thing is quite apparent about this new deal. It was an exercise in balancing the inequities in the league. It starts off by balancing the AL and NL to have the same number of teams. While this does not appear to have […]

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MMO Fan Shot: Smart Spending, Saving Money and Long Term Planning

An article by posted on November 16, 2011 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Smart Spending, Saving Money and Long Term Planning

It is said over and over again that the problem with the Mets is a combination of financial difficulties coupled with unwise spending and negligence in development of youth needed to build a winning franchise. There is some truth in all of this the only question seems to be in the perception of how bad […]

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MMO Fan Shot: A Hall Of A Comparison!

An article by posted on November 9, 2011 0 Comments

Here is a tale of two players… Let’s start off with career averages in some key Categories:   Career Averages per Season G PA RS H BA OBP SLG Player A 108 471 81.3 107.8 0.279 0.401 0.419 Player B 116 537 81.6 144.4 0.290 0.336 0.432 Here is the thing about this comparison. Both […]

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