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Jonathon Livingston Niese

An article by posted on April 15, 2013 0 Comments
Jonathon Livingston Niese

The other day I noticed my kid was reading this book that I recognized from when I was around his age. Jonathan Livingston Seagull, by Richard Bach. The short novel about the transcendent ascension of a seagull who refused to be confined by the boundaries of his own defining limitations. He flew higher, faster, until […]

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The Mets Are Going To Need Davis and Duda To Step Up

An article by posted on April 3, 2013 0 Comments
The Mets Are Going To Need Davis and Duda To Step Up

There was lots of good will to go around Citi Field on Opening Day. And with good reason, as the Mets opened their season superbly. Just about everyone that saw the field contributed. However, there were two large figures that were mostly missing – Ike Davis, and to a lesser extent, Lucas Duda. Davis went […]

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Notes From the Backfields at PSL: Mets Operations, Nimmo, Wheeler, Lupo, Cecchini

An article by posted on March 25, 2013 0 Comments
Notes From the Backfields at PSL: Mets Operations, Nimmo, Wheeler, Lupo, Cecchini

I decided to shoot down to Port St. Lucie for a few days and take in a few minor league games and intra-squads. I wanted to catch some the new players I haven’t had a chance to see yet and also check out how some of our top prospects were progressing. Joe asked me to […]

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Neeker’s 2013 National League Sleepers

An article by posted on March 11, 2013 0 Comments
Neeker’s 2013 National League Sleepers

Every team has them, one or two players who’ve had flashes of brilliance here and there but have never quite put it together. Those of us who’ve partaken in the Fantasy Baseball arts can tell you there’s nothing like taking a flier on a high upside kid who makes a splash in the big pool, […]

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The 2013 Season Is Sandy Alderson’s Final Mulligan

An article by posted on March 10, 2013 0 Comments
The 2013 Season Is Sandy Alderson’s Final Mulligan

That’s how Joel Sherman of the NY Post began his article this morning in which he asserts that this is the last year the Mets general manager gets to explain away a worsening major league product in the name of rebuilding. The patience extended the Alderson regime, in general, is greater than most in his […]

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Dillon Gee Looks To Find His Groove Against Tigers Today

An article by posted on March 8, 2013 0 Comments
Dillon Gee Looks To Find His Groove Against Tigers Today

They all can’t throw like Matt Harvey this time of spring. Overpowering and arguably flawless in yesterday’s start against Miami, Harvey had one of those seamless starts pitchers rarely have in their third spring training game. Dillon Gee, today’s starter against Detroit in Lakeland, has no such illusions. “My mechanics are off,’’ Gee said. “It will be […]

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MMO Featured Post: Can The Mets Win The WAR in 2013?

An article by posted on March 3, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Featured Post: Can The Mets Win The WAR in 2013?

The New York Mets ended up winning 74 games during the 2012 season. Their Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey was traded and their most productive outfielder, Scott Hairston, has departed as well. The farm system may be in much better shape, and their projected 2014 payroll will be in the bottom of the majors for […]

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Sickels Really Likes Mets Righthander Noah Syndergaard

An article by posted on February 28, 2013 0 Comments
Sickels Really Likes Mets Righthander Noah Syndergaard

Prospect maven John Sickels really loves righthander Noah Syndergaard, who he ranked #12 on his Top 50 Pitching Prospects list inside his 2013 Baseball Prospect Book.  He shared what he wrote about Syndergaard on his site Minor League Ball this morning: Noah Syndergaard is one of my very favorite prospects. A supplemental first round pick in 2010 […]

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Why Kirk Nieuwenhuis Should Absolutely Positively NOT Bat Leadoff

An article by posted on February 27, 2013 0 Comments
Why Kirk Nieuwenhuis Should Absolutely Positively NOT Bat Leadoff

Kirk Nieuwenhuis came up last season after CF Andres Torres went down. Billed as an athletic and toolsy outfielder with some promise, Nieuwenhuis hit the ground running raking to the tune of a .325 batting average in March and April. Then came some strike outs, and more strike outs, and then came a whole lot […]

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The Most Underrated Reliever In Baseball Pitches For The Mets

An article by posted on February 14, 2013 0 Comments
The Most Underrated Reliever In Baseball Pitches For The Mets

Grant Brisbee wrote a great article last month that only came to my attention today. While browsing through Baseball Nation I came across a post entitled, Baseball’s Most Underrated Reliever. Over the last five seasons, 40 relief pitchers have posted an ERA under 2.00 with 50 or more innings pitched in a season. Of those […]

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