MMO Exclusive: Mets Prospect Akeel Morris Reflects On Breakthrough Season

An article by posted on November 24, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: Mets Prospect Akeel Morris Reflects On Breakthrough Season

The beginning of last week I had just finished reading an email from Mets pitching prospect Akeel Morris. He had kindly consented to doing an interview with me for MMO. I then went into the MMO Interview Archives, and way back on page 16 or 17, I found the first interview I did with Akeel […]

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2015 Hall of Fame Ballot Features 17 New Names

An article by posted on November 24, 2014 0 Comments
2015 Hall of Fame Ballot Features 17 New Names

The 2015 Hall of Fame ballot was released today featuring 34 players, including 17 holdovers and 17 newcomers. Voting results will be announced on January 6. The new candidates on the ballot include Cy Young Award winners Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz, along with sluggers Carlos Delgado and Gary Sheffield, two-time batting champion […]

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MMO Mailbag: Where’s The Love For Carlos Torres?

An article by posted on November 24, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Where’s The Love For Carlos Torres?

Adam83 asks… Every time I read about how great our bullpen is, it’s amazing how often Carlos Torres and the job he did last year is ignored and never mentioned.  Isn’t he just as important to us as Familia and Mejia?  How many long relievers are better? MMO replies… Carlos Torres is certainly appreciated within […]

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Hanley Ramirez Finalizing Five-Year Deal With Red Sox

An article by posted on November 23, 2014 0 Comments
Hanley Ramirez Finalizing Five-Year Deal With Red Sox

As reported by Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, free agent Hanley Ramirez will travel to Boston on Monday to finalize a contract with the Boston Red Sox. Rosenthal also noted that the deal is for five years and in the $90 million range. Over the past week or so, signs have pointed to the Red Sox […]

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Oakland A’s Acquire Ike Davis

An article by posted on November 23, 2014 0 Comments
Oakland A’s Acquire Ike Davis

The saga of Ike Davis lives on.  ESPN’s Adam Rubin has reported that the Oakland A’s acquired the former Met from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for International signing money.  This will be the embattled slugger’s third team in less than a year’s time. A’s GM Billy Beane jumped right away to pick up the […]

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Alderson Wanted to Take Citi Field’s Dimensions Out of the Conversation

An article by posted on November 23, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Wanted to Take Citi Field’s Dimensions Out of the Conversation

When asked if moving in the fences at Citi Field was a psychological advantage for his hitters as much as a physical one, Mets GM Sandy Alderson said that one of the goals was getting the park out of the hitter’s heads. “I think so. We are trying to take the dimensions of the park […]

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Hansel Robles Shined In Relief, Mets Took Notice

An article by posted on November 23, 2014 0 Comments
Hansel Robles Shined In Relief, Mets Took Notice

On Thursday, the New York Mets added RHP Hansel Robles to the 40-Man Roster so that he would be protected from the Rule 5 Draft in December. Since then, we’ve had quite a few readers ask us about him in the comment threads and via email. Here’s something our Binghamton beat writer, John Bernhardt, wrote […]

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Rays Sign Allan Dykstra To Minor League Contract

An article by posted on November 22, 2014 0 Comments
Rays Sign Allan Dykstra To Minor League Contract

The Tampa Bay Rays signed minor league free agent Allan Dykstra to a minor league contract on Saturday. Originally a first round pick for the San Diego Padres in 2007, the Mets acquired him in 2011 for minor league reliever Eddie Kunz. Dykstra spent four seasons with the Mets and always maintained an on-base percentage […]

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Braves Shopping Right-Handed Slugger Justin Upton

An article by posted on November 22, 2014 0 Comments
Braves Shopping Right-Handed Slugger Justin Upton

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Braves are “very much shopping” outfielder Justin Upton and are looking for “a higher return” than they received for Jason Heyward, who they traded to St. Louis earlier this week. In exchange for Heyward and reliever Jordan Walden, Atlanta received 24-year old righthander Shelby Miller […]

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Mets Killer Adam LaRoche Signs 2-Year Deal With White Sox

An article by posted on November 22, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Killer Adam LaRoche Signs 2-Year Deal With White Sox

The Chicago White Sox have signed first baseman Adam LaRoche to a two-year, $25 million deal, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today. He reportedly turned down a two-year, $20 million offer from the Marlins. LaRoche, 35, owns a solid .264/.340/.472 slash line over a span of eleven major league seasons, hitting 20+ home runs […]

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