One Play, Two First Basemen, and the Elusive Third Out

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One Play, Two First Basemen, and the Elusive Third Out

Even in hindsight the story is hard to fathom. The New York Mets came to bat in the bottom of the 10th inning, at home, trailing the Boston Red Sox 5-3 in Game 6 of the 1986 World Series. They were three outs away from losing the Series. Hold on, this isn’t the story you’re […]

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Mets and SAS Analytics Announce Partnership To Improve Fan Marketing

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Mets and SAS Analytics Announce Partnership To Improve Fan Marketing

According to this SAS release on the company website, the New York Mets and SAS, the leader in business analytics, today announced a partnership that will see the Club use SAS analytics to help analyze fan data at an individual level to engage with them in a meaningful way. This analytics initiative applies a data-driven […]

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Mets Announce 2015 Spring Training Schedule

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Mets Announce 2015 Spring Training Schedule

The New York Mets will open their 2015 Spring Training Grapefruit League schedule Wednesday, March 4 vs. the Atlanta Braves in Disney. The Mets first home game will be Friday, March 6 vs. the American League Central champion Detroit Tigers at 1:10 p.m. in Port St. Lucie, Fla. The Mets will play 33 exhibition games, […]

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2014 Free Agent Review: The Peralta Effect (Part 2 of 3)

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2014 Free Agent Review: The Peralta Effect (Part 2 of 3)

I reviewed  long-term free agent deals (7-10 years) last week, and today I’ll examine last off-season’s  mid-term deals (4-6 years) highlighted by the Cards’ Jhonny Peralta. The Mets are close to turning a pivotal corner in the return to relevancy with a wealth of power pitching no less than a year away from being fully […]

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Royals and Giants Embrace Their Big Ballparks

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Royals and Giants Embrace Their Big Ballparks

Joel Sherman of the New York Post says the Mets could learn a lot by watching how this season’s World Series combatants constructed their teams to excel and win within their spacious ballparks. Both the Giants and Royals play in parks that are not conducive to hitting home runs. The teams competing in the World […]

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2015 Breakout Candidate: Kirk Nieuwenhuis

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2015 Breakout Candidate: Kirk Nieuwenhuis

Wouldn’t it be nice to have another offensive breakout performance in 2015 akin to what we saw from Lucas Duda this season? How amazing would it be to have back to back breakthrough seasons of that magnitude? Could the power-hitting right fielder we so desperately need already be on the roster? Is it possible? Kirk […]

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Wright Feels Good, Hoping For Positive News On His Shoulder

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Wright Feels Good, Hoping For Positive News On His Shoulder

Mike Vorkunov of NJ Advanced Media spoke to Mets third baseman David Wright who told him that everything is going well as he continues to rehab his injured left shoulder. “No setbacks, we’re moving forward,” Wright said. “That’s all you can ask.” Wright was shut down for the season on September 9 with inflammation in […]

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Mets Planning An Event To Unveil New Dimensions At Citi Field

An article by posted on October 26, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Planning An Event To Unveil New Dimensions At Citi Field

I wanted to update this thread with something Joel Sherman of the New York Post mentioned tonight regarding the changes to Citi Field. Sherman said that none of the Mets officials wanted to speak publicly about what the new dimensions will be when everything is completed. The reason for the secrecy is because the Mets […]

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Cardinals Prospect Oscar Taveras Dies In Car Accident

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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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