Tag: 2012

Backman Will Not Be Joining The Nationals

An article by posted on October 12, 2011 0 Comments

[blackbirdpie url="http://twitter.com/#!/washingnats/status/123826426372825088"] Original Post Oct. 11, 5:45 AM According to Bill Ladson of MLB.com, Wally Backman will not join the Nationals coaching staff. According to Mike Puma of the NI Post, Wally Backman, a candidate for the Mets’ managerial opening last offseason, could soon leave the organization, according to a team source. The fiery Backman, 52, […]

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Enough Already, Reyes Should Be The Guy The Mets Sign

An article by posted on October 5, 2011 0 Comments

This week, I read two interesting posts on MMO, one from my good friend and colleague Clayton Collier asking “Is C.J. Wilson A Better Signing Than Jose Reyes“, the other from my good colleague Ben Yoel, who asked “Should the Mets sign Yu Darvish over Jose Reyes”.  Both articles were very interesting.  However, in all seriousness, […]

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What Are the Top Priorities for the Off-Season (After Reyes)?

An article by posted on September 17, 2011 0 Comments
What Are the Top Priorities for the Off-Season (After Reyes)?

Now that the Mets are officially eliminated from playoff contention this year, its time that we start thinking ahead towards the off-season, and what the Mets might do to rebuild this team for 2012, and (possibly) beyond. With the Mets rebuilding for 2012, there are some priorities that the team needs to address first, and […]

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Looking Toward 2012: Parnell Or Beato For Closer?

An article by posted on August 18, 2011 0 Comments

Now that Jason Isringhausen has recorded his 300th save, Terry Collins told reporters that he would start weaning one of his younger relief pitchers—Bobby Parnell or Pedro Beato—to become the team’s pitchers. Izzy was just what this team needed this year, whether it was his ability to get clutch outs in big spots or the […]

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Scary Stuff: Mets 2012 Rotation Set For Next Season?

An article by posted on August 9, 2011 0 Comments

Gonna make this short, and not too sweet… Just came across this article from David Lennon of Newsday who looks ahead to the 2012 Mets rotation. The Mets have four members of the rotation on pace to make close to 30 starts, with Dillon Gee – the replacement for Young – trailing slightly. There’s value […]

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Johan To Pitch Thursday For St. Lucie

An article by posted on July 26, 2011 0 Comments

The Mets have just reported that injured ace Johan Santana, who is recovering from shoulder surgery, will make his first rehab start with St. Lucie this Thursday. Santana is expected to throw about 45 pitches and a detrmination as to another start will be made after they see how his shoulder responds in the days following. It […]

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MMO Exclusive: My Interview With Ken Davidoff Of Newsday

An article by posted on July 7, 2011 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: My Interview With Ken Davidoff Of Newsday

Yesterday, Newsday’s national baseball writer Ken Davidoff was kind enough to do an email interview with me regarding several Mets topics as well as general MLB. Here are the highlights from our discussion: -You have written for high school sports, collegiate sports, the Mets and Yankees. What would you say has been your favorite topic to write […]

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Mets Should Take It Very Slow With Santana

An article by posted on May 6, 2011 0 Comments

Last night during my interview with Kerel Cooper of On The Black, we discussed Johan Santana and his timetable for return. I said that if this team continues to play under .500, I believe they need to hold him off as long as they can. In fact, if the Mets continue to play poorly in the coming months, they […]

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Has Angel Pagan Lost His Wings?

An article by posted on April 21, 2011 0 Comments

Angel Pagan has been off to a dreadful start, and there is no debating that. Pagan has not only batted under .170 so far, but he has also lacked the clutch hitting that the Mets relied on so heavily last season. With such a slow start in 2011, it begs the question we are reluctant to ask: Was 2010 just a fluke […]

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Is This Team Really Playing Better And Trying Harder?

An article by posted on April 17, 2011 0 Comments

When Terry Collins was asked to comment about Daniel Murphy’s outrageous decision to steal third base last night, he called it an “error of enthusiasm”. As a matter of fact, this team suffers from a “lack of enthusiasm”. They take the field like a team that expects to lose. The worst that can possibly happen […]

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