Cardinals Prospect Oscar Taveras Dies In Car Accident

An article by posted on October 26, 2014 0 Comments
Cardinals Prospect Oscar Taveras Dies In Car Accident

Sad news out of St. Louis…. According to Brian Mejia, the agent for Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras, the young outfielder has passed away after he and his girlfriend were involved in a car accident in Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic. Taveras, just 22, was called up to the big league club at the end of […]

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MMO Mailbag: Will Mets Trade For Yoenis Cespedes?

An article by posted on October 26, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Will Mets Trade For Yoenis Cespedes?

Patrick G. asks… I am sick and tired of hedging on young and available players who can help this team get over the hump and into the postseason. Yasiel Puig wasn’t major league ready. Wrong! Jose Abreu‘s power wouldn’t translate. Wrong! Starlin Castro doesn’t fit our approach. Wrong! The Mets and even the fans are […]

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Jerry Grote: The Man Behind The Mask

An article by posted on October 26, 2014 0 Comments
Jerry Grote: The Man Behind The Mask

Winning was Jerry Grote’s bliss. In fact, his most joyous moment on the diamond was captured on film when teammate Jerry Koosman leapt into his arms after the final out of the 1969 World Series. In 1976, Bob Myrick found out the hard way how Grote felt about losing when the Mets rookie pitcher beat […]

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World Series Thread: Royals vs. Giants, 8:00 PM (Game 5)

An article by posted on October 26, 2014 0 Comments
World Series Thread: Royals vs. Giants, 8:00 PM (Game 5)

Kansas City Royals vs. San Francisco Giants Sunday 10/26, 8:00 PM ET at AT&T Park James Shields (0-1, 15.00) vs. Madison Bumgarner (1-0, 1.29) This is the 44th time that the World Series has been tied 2-2. Of the previous 43, the winner of Game 5 has gone on to win the Series 28 times […]

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Mike Trout and Giancarlo Stanton Win Hank Aaron Awards

An article by posted on October 25, 2014 0 Comments
Mike Trout and Giancarlo Stanton Win Hank Aaron Awards

Major League Baseball announced that Angels center fielder Mike Trout and Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton are the winners of the 2014 Hank Aaron Award in their respective leagues. Since 1999, the Hank Aaron Award is presented annually to the best overall offensive performer in both the American League and National League. In a press […]

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Jeurys Familia Underwent Successful Sports Hernia Surgery

An article by posted on October 25, 2014 0 Comments
Jeurys Familia Underwent Successful Sports Hernia Surgery

The New York Mets announced that right-handed reliever Jeurys Familia underwent successful surgery to repair a bilateral sport hernia on Friday in Philadelphia. He’ll be fine and fully recovered in 3-4 weeks. After the team decided to convert him from a starter to a reliever, Familia delivered a breakthrough rookie season for the Mets in […]

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Talent vs. Development: Are Mets Exploiting A New Market Inefficiency?

An article by posted on October 25, 2014 0 Comments
Talent vs. Development: Are Mets Exploiting A New Market Inefficiency?

When Sandy Alderson was hired by the Mets as their new GM in 2010 there was a flurry of conjecture about what sort of effect he would have on the team. Words like “Moneyball with money” were being thrown around by Paul DePodesta and J.P. Ricciardi, and everyone started speculating about what exactly this new […]

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October 25, 1986: Little Roller Up Along First…

An article by posted on October 25, 2014 0 Comments
October 25, 1986: Little Roller Up Along First…

Every generation has its defining moment. People who grew up in the 1960s know exactly where they were when President Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. were assassinated. In the 1980s, every American knows where they were when the Space Shuttle exploded. It’s no different for Mets fans. People who grew up rooting for […]

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World Series Thread: Royals vs. Giants, 8:00 PM (Game 4)

An article by posted on October 25, 2014 0 Comments
World Series Thread: Royals vs. Giants, 8:00 PM (Game 4)

Kansas City Royals vs. San Francisco Giants Saturday 10/25, 8:00 PM ET at AT&T Park Jason Vargas (11-10, 3.71) vs. Ryan Vogelsong (8-13, 4.00) After a 3-2 victory in Game 3 on Friday night, the Royals have the upper hand with a 2 games to 1 series lead. The Giants, vying for their third championship […]

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MMO Mailbag: Where Are Alderson’s Draft Picks?

An article by posted on October 24, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Where Are Alderson’s Draft Picks?

Gregg asks… I read that the Mets have drafted a greater percentage of high school players during the last three drafts, and have also passed over many supreme college talents in doing so.With many players who were drafted in the years 2011-2013 playing big roles this postseason, aren’t you the least bit worried that Sandy […]

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