Puppets, Puppeteers and Pedagogy, Why Managers Matter

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Puppets, Puppeteers and Pedagogy, Why Managers Matter

Pedagogy: the method and practice of teaching. From the Greek “ped” (child) and “agogi” (a place where you undergo a test or “trial by suffering” that you learn from – as in “agony”). We all teach and we all learn throughout our lives. Some of us are better at it than others. There is a […]

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MMO Mailbag: Boston’s Mookie Betts Instead Of Yoenis Cespedes?

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MMO Mailbag: Boston’s Mookie Betts Instead Of Yoenis Cespedes?

Gabriel asks… What would it take to acquire Mookie Betts from Boston? I like the idea of getting him much more than the Mets going for Yoenis Cespedes. For a kid his size (5’9″, 155 lbs), there’s a lot of power there while he has room to fill out, and he would fill a need […]

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Orioles Working Hard To Extend Nelson Cruz

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Orioles Working Hard To Extend Nelson Cruz

Ken Rosenthal of FOX is reporting that the Orioles are “pushing to complete deal with Cruz..” After locking up J.J. Hardy this morning, it looks like Baltimore is trying to make sure the core of that team stays together after 2014. Following his PED suspension, Cruz signed a one-year make good deal with the Orioles. […]

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The Mets Way vs. The Cardinals Way

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The Mets Way vs. The Cardinals Way

I’m always amazed at how often I see comments like “the Mets should follow the Cardinals model” as if we can just snap our fingers and voila. What ever model Sandy Alderson decided he was going to use, that process began in October of 2010 and I hope we start seeing some results in terms […]

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Orioles, J.J. Hardy Agree To Contract Extension

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Orioles, J.J. Hardy Agree To Contract Extension

Update (Friday, October 10th, 2014) According to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun, J.J. Hardy will earn $11.5 million in 2015, $12.5 million in 2016, $14 million in 2017 and will have a $14 million club option in 2018 with a $2 million buyout. Original Story (Thursday, October 9th, 2014) The Baltimore Orioles have agreed […]

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Can We Pencil Lucas Duda In For 30 Home Runs Next Year?

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Can We Pencil Lucas Duda In For 30 Home Runs Next Year?

Lucas Duda and Ike Davis rode on very different paths to the major leagues. Davis was a first-round draft pick in 2008 while Duda had to wait until round seven to hear his name read one year earlier. Big things were expected from Davis who has a major league pedigree in place. Duda always seemed […]

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Do the Mets Trade Niese or Gee?

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Do the Mets Trade Niese or Gee?

With an overflow of pitching projected in the 2015 season, Sandy Alderson will have some tough choices to make. The toughest of all could be which pitchers to keep and which pitchers to trade away. At the center of that debate are Jon Niese and Dillon Gee. The starters for the last two Mets opening […]

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What Can We Expect From Wright Going Forward?

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What Can We Expect From Wright Going Forward?

According to a report in today’s Star-Ledger, David Wright discussed how his rehab was going as he looks to avoid surgery on his left shoulder. “I’m feeling pretty good,” Wright said on ESPN Radio. “I’m excited to finish this six week rehab program at the end of the time and go hopefully clear to start my […]

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Featured Post: Now Is The Time To Make A Difference

An article by posted on October 8, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: Now Is The Time To Make A Difference

It is officially the time of the year when every Mets fan begins to try and figure out a way to turn this franchise into a contender in 2015. For the first time in a long time, there actually is a serious chance that with one or two moves – the Mets can be a […]

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MMO Fan Shot: Cespedes Is The Answer

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MMO Fan Shot: Cespedes Is The Answer

An MMO Fan Shot by Matt Stephens Since the trade of Carlos Beltran to the Giants, the Mets have noticeably been missing one key component from their lineup- the prototypical outfielder with a big bat. Omar Minaya admirably tried to give us Jason Bay but failed, and Sandy thought Granderson would work, but instead wound […]

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