Tag: 2010

MMO Flashback: Reason #17 To Retire Keith Hernandez’s Number

An article by posted on October 14, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Flashback: Reason #17 To Retire Keith Hernandez’s Number

Keith Hernandez was the heart and soul of the 1980s Mets teams that went from languishing at the bottom of the National League East to winning two division titles and a World Series championship.  The former first baseman was a leader both on and off the field, and was given the captain’s “C” to honor […]

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RA Dickey – From Journeyman to “The Man”

An article by posted on June 14, 2012 0 Comments
RA Dickey – From Journeyman to “The Man”

Professional sports, especially baseball, have a way of sensationalizing the efforts of millionaires.  These folks are after all only human, but even still there are times when things just seem too good to be true.  Take for instance the career path of RA Dickey.  I would call his time with the Mets a resurgence,  but […]

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Time For Wheeler To Take The Next Step

An article by posted on June 1, 2012 0 Comments
Time For Wheeler To Take The Next Step

Is there a point where a player becomes too good for the level they are at, and at the same time it becomes counterproductive to stay at that level?  Seems like a rhetorical question, and if so, has Zack Wheeler reached that point pitching for the Binghamton Mets?  In his last three starts he has […]

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MMO Sunday Flashback: Gil Hodges: A Mets Legend, But Not A Dodger Great

An article by posted on March 18, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Sunday Flashback: Gil Hodges: A Mets Legend, But Not A Dodger Great

For this MMO Sunday Flashback, we go to July 24, 2010 when Ed Leyro was shocked to see Jamey Carroll step up to the plate for the Dodgers wearing No. 14.  What ensued after that, was this gem of an article. Enjoy… * * * * * * * * On Friday night, I sat down to […]

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Lucas Duda: This Guy Is Going To Be A Monster

An article by posted on February 25, 2012 0 Comments
Lucas Duda: This Guy Is Going To Be A Monster

When Sandy Alderson was asked what his expectations were for Lucas Duda last week on Twitter, he responded, “OPS, High OBP and big power. He put on another show in BP today.” I loved Terry Collins’ take much better. After watching his right fielder take a few pitches over the fence and out of the […]

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Pelfrey Has That Sinking Feeling Again

An article by posted on February 9, 2012 0 Comments

Anthony McCarron from the Daily News, has an update on Mike Pelfrey who is hard at work trying to rediscover that killer sinker that made him the Mets first round draft pick in 2005. Mike Pelfrey estimates that he has already thrown 1,000 sinkers over the winter during workouts at Wichita State, his alma mater. The […]

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What The Mets Didn’t Tell You About Pagan Trade…

An article by posted on December 9, 2011 0 Comments
What The Mets Didn’t Tell You About Pagan Trade…

Amazing… No mention of this detail until today. I guess Mets fans are not on a need to know basis under this very covert front office operation. A Tale Of Two Cities I investigated Rubin’s claim and here are the Mets and Giants versions of the Press Release: The distortion and smokescreen with the Mets […]

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Morning Grind: Mets Will Regret Letting Nick Evans Slip Away

An article by posted on November 30, 2011 0 Comments

Given the financial situation the Mets are currently in, holding on to a guy like Nick Evans should have been a no-brainer. Not only would Evans have been a quality bat and add much-needed depth to a very thin, not-so-Amazin’ roster, but come at a relatively inexpensive price. This 25-year old has been up and […]

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Could B.J. Upton and Grady Sizemore Be CF Options For Mets

An article by posted on October 30, 2011 0 Comments
Could B.J. Upton and Grady Sizemore Be CF Options For Mets

Buster Olney of ESPN.com reported that the Tampa Bay Rays will “probably” trade B.J. Upton over the offseason. The Rays came close to dealing their center fielder to the Washington Nationals prior to the trade deadline, but weren’t able to agree on the pieces before time ran out. Upton made $4.825 million in 2011 and is due for […]

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Big Money, Big Busts

An article by posted on October 10, 2011 0 Comments

I wish I had a dollar for everytime I saw Mets fans bemoaning the Mets offseason a year ago for not going after one of these players; especially Crawford and Dunn. 7 Years, $142,000,000 After a 2010 season in which he produced a line that looked like this: .307/.356/.495 Crawford completely tanked in Boston this […]

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