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Lamenting The Pitfalls of the OBP Craze

An article by posted on May 14, 2011 0 Comments
Lamenting The Pitfalls of the OBP Craze

I just wanted to take the opportunity to note that it was REFRESHING to hear Keith Hernandez ( a man who knows a little bit about hitting) and Gary Cohen lament the effect that this OBP nonsense just may not be good for baseball in the long run, although not in those exact words. I’ve […]

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Exclusive Interview with MetsBlog’s Michael Baron

An article by posted on May 10, 2011 0 Comments

I’m pleased to present a Q&A I recently conducted with Michael Baron of MetsBlog. Like a lot of us, Michael is a very passionate Mets fan who eats, drinks, and sleeps Mets.  As we all know, he does an amazing job covering the Mets on a variety of levels, whether its through his contributions on MetsBlog, his spectacular photography, or through his in-game […]

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Fan Post: Together We Can All Make A Difference And Save The Mets

An article by posted on May 9, 2011 0 Comments
Fan Post: Together We Can All Make A Difference And Save The Mets

Though to most baseball fans the season has just begun, to many Mets fans it was over before it started. The Mets were welcomed at the beginning of the season by five fans covering their faces in shame with brown paper bags and chanting “sell the Mets.” After being sued for $1 Billion by Bernie […]

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Minaya, DePodesta and Ricciardi MLB Draft Review

An article by posted on May 9, 2011 0 Comments
Minaya, DePodesta and Ricciardi MLB Draft Review

This contribution was borne out of several discussion this offseason in our MMO chat room in which many have heaped praise on Paul DePodesta and J.P. Ricciardi for their player evaluation skills and success in the draft, while knocking the Mets farm system and the player evaluation skills of Omar Minaya. I wanted to compare […]

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On the Black Interview With Brandon

An article by posted on May 6, 2011 0 Comments

As I’ve mentioned to some of the MMO readers in the shoutbox, I just did a blogger Q&A interview with Kerel Cooper for his Mets blog On The Black.  You’ve seen your favorite MMO bloggers Joe D, and Taryn Cooper join Kerel for his show, On the Black, but now its my turn. For those of you […]

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Book Review: Moneyball – An Incredible, Revolutionary Masterpiece

An article by posted on April 29, 2011 0 Comments
Book Review: Moneyball – An Incredible, Revolutionary Masterpiece

Moneyball tells the fascinating tale of Billy Beane’s ingenious use of statistical analysis in order to assemble a winning ballclub without the luxury of a large payroll. Through statistics such as OBP, SLG, and a slew of other stats, Beane was able to snatch ballplayers with “hidden virtues” up for a song, creating a team on a $35 […]

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MMO Fanpost: Anatomy of an At-Bat!

An article by posted on April 28, 2011 0 Comments
MMO Fanpost: Anatomy of an At-Bat!

* * * Metsmerized Fan Post * * * Submitted by Metsie For months now I have tried to explain the concept of aggressively protecting the plate with two strikes. The concept is pretty simple. In any at bat you start off: 1 – You look for your pitch or a pitch you can drive and […]

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Interview with Former Met Frank Catalanotto

An article by posted on April 15, 2011 0 Comments

Mets Merized Online has certainly had its share of interviews since its inception in 2005.  We’ve interviewed Mets insiders like Brian Costa and Adam Rubin, we’ve interviewed former coaches like Jerry Manuel and Rick Peterson, and we’ve even interviewed current and former Mets players like Angel Pagan, Josh Thole, Ron Swoboda and Brain McRae.  You may as well add this interview to the […]

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Mets Home Opener Trivia Contest! Five Lucky Winners!

An article by posted on April 8, 2011
Mets Home Opener Trivia Contest! Five Lucky Winners!

Time for another Mets Trivia Contest to celebrate today’s Home Opener at Citi Field… WE ARE GIVING AWAY FIVE FREE BOOKS! 162-0: Imagine a Mets Perfect Season A brand new release by author Howie Karpin that just came out this week and includes a foreword by David Wright. It imagines the unimaginable by bringing to life 162 […]

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Q&A With Mike Diaz of Mets Minor League Blog

An article by posted on March 19, 2011 0 Comments

Mike Diaz of the excellent Mets Minor League Blog by Toby Hyde, was kind enough to answer some questions for us on some Mets prospects and the state of our minor league system. 1. Where do you rank the Mets Minor League System on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the best) in the following areas: […]

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