The Return Of Carlos Beltran

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Last night Carlos Beltran made his return to Citi Field playing in his first game since June 21, 2009.  At the time Beltran was placed on the DL the Mets were just 2 games out of 1st place in the National League East.  They were above the .500 mark.  One of the reasons why the […]

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ESPN’s Peter Gammons Offers A Different Outlook

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Last week, I presented a piece by ESPN’s Jayson Stark, who offered a dismal outlook for the Mets in 2010 and beyond. You can read that blog, entitled Fixing the Mets: Just Blow It All Up. You may remember this memorable quote from Stark, Their season hasn’t just been a disappointment. It’s been a Freddy Krueger movie. […]

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Let Jose be Jose

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Last night I was watching the Miami Hurricanes and Florida State Seminoles add another chapter into the book of their great rivalry. Prior to the game, there was a video montage of the Miami Hurricanes of old. You know, the teams everybody just loved to hate. They were mean, they were cocky, but they were […]

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Lenny Dykstra is a Ticking Time Bomb

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Lenny Dykstra is a shell of his former self, at least to those of us Mets fans who grew up in the ‘70’s and ‘80’s.  We knew the Dykstra who led off for the ’86 team and played center field with reckless abandon, the one who won Game 3 of the ’86 NLCS with a […]

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Interview With Jerry Manuel: Fundamentals & Baserunning

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This weekend, Jerry Manuel was kind enough to answer a couple of questions that were submitted to Mets Merized Online by one of our readers. Dave Ponte spoke with Jerry and asked him: MMO - Do you address each and every fundamental mistake you see with each player after/during each game to ensure that it does not happen […]

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Beltran’s Heroic Blast Falls Short, Mets Fall 4-2

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Beltran’s Heroic Blast Falls Short, Mets Fall 4-2

Not so much a recap this morning, but instead an anatomy of one single at-bat… An at-bat that almost was… Last night, with the Mets down 4-2 and the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh, Carlos Beltran made his way from the batting circle to the plate. “Could this really be happening?”, I thought […]

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Silence Is Blue And Orange

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Last night’s “Silent 6th” inning during the Mets telecast was quite interesting, to say the least. I wasn’t sure how I was going to react to it. But when it finally came, it was no big deal. I think the objective was to attract more viewers, by giving those who can’t or won’t go to […]

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MMO Exclusive: Angel Pagan Is A Team First Guy

An article by posted on September 8, 2009 0 Comments

On Friday, we were fortunate enough to ask Angel Pagan a few questions while the Mets were taking batting practice at Citi Field. David Ponte did a superb job covering the Mets for us that day on the field and from the press box. He had to do some quick thinking as most of the questions […]

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Mets Catching Options for 2010

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I know we still have almost a month to go before the 2009 regular baseball season is over but lets face facts the Mets season ended in July.  It’s time for the Mets and us the fans to look to 2010.   This past week Josh Thole joined the Mets for their series in Colorado.  Thole […]

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Nick Evans Going To Winter Ball

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  MMO has learned that first baseman Nick Evans will be one of several Mets that will be playing winter ball this off season. David Ponte met up with Evans this past weekend and asked him what his plans were for the off season. Q- What positives if any can you take from this season? […]

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