Tag: 2013

Thank You Mets Fans and Happy New Year!

An article by posted on December 31, 2013 0 Comments
Thank You Mets Fans and Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all of you… Wow, where does all the time go? I can’t say goodbye to 2013 without first saying ‘thank you’ to all of our Readers and Writers. Because of you, MMO is standing tall with a bright future ahead of us. I cannot believe we are wrapping up our ninth […]

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A Closer Look at Mets’ LHP Prospect Steven Matz

An article by posted on December 31, 2013 0 Comments
A Closer Look at Mets’ LHP Prospect Steven Matz

You’ve heard the name before, but 2013 was the first real look at the Mets’ LHP prospect Steven Matz due to him missing significant time recovering from arm injuries. I recently named him as my Mets’ pitching prospect to watch in 2014, as he seems to be on a path to be named a top-five […]

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Scouts Are Raving About Jeurys Familia

An article by posted on December 31, 2013 0 Comments
Scouts Are Raving About Jeurys Familia

Jeurys Familia hasn’t thrown a lot this winter, but when he has, he’s been lights out, missing a ton of bats and flashing the mid-to-upper-90s velocity that has scouts raving, writes Baseball Prospectus. You can’t put a lot of stock in winter league performances, but you can put a ton of stock in young pitchers returning […]

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Reviewing the Beltran-for-Wheeler Trade

An article by posted on December 30, 2013 0 Comments
Reviewing the Beltran-for-Wheeler Trade

Two and a half years have passed since Sandy Alderson traded Carlos Beltran to the Giants for top pitching prospect Zack Wheeler. At the time, the move was widely praised. In fact, most considered it a steal, particularly since Beltran went on to sign with the Cardinals that offseason making the deal a clear loser […]

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When Is A Good OBP Not So Good

An article by posted on December 29, 2013 0 Comments
When Is A Good OBP Not So Good

Egads… What’s that picture of Luis Castillo doing up there? I bet you didn’t think you’d see him again, right? While I was reading through some comments, I came across an interesting exchange I serendipitously started when I wrote that signing Stephen Drew could end up being as bad as the Luis Castillo signing. Then […]

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Prospect Spotlight: Xorge Carrillo, C

An article by posted on December 24, 2013 0 Comments
Prospect Spotlight: Xorge Carrillo, C

Former Binghamton Mets catcher Xorge Carrillo has turned up the heat in winter ball, batting .350/.373/.550 with two home runs and 11 RBI in his last ten games. With this recent flurry, Carrillo has improved his Mexican League average to .291 with a .355 on-base, three home runs and 25 RBI in 165 at-bats. Xorge Carrillo, C DOB: […]

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MMO Fan Shot: Duda Not Perfect, But Best Option For Mets Right Now

An article by posted on December 23, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Duda Not Perfect, But Best Option For Mets Right Now

An MMO Fan Shot by Michael Mandelkern Lucas Duda could be the New York Mets’ best option to start at first base next year. Even though he has not played a full season, his OBP and OPS statistics look promising. He has raw power too. But most importantly to General Manager Sandy Alderson, he comes […]

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The Free Agent Market Shifts to Pitching

An article by posted on December 22, 2013 0 Comments
The Free Agent Market Shifts to Pitching

With Shin-Soo Choo now going to the Rangers, the top of the remaining free agent market shifts to pitching. The most coveted starting pitcher on the market this year, Japanese sensation Masahiro Tanaka, may or may not be posted by the Rakuten Golden Eagles. The possibility still exists that he may be posted prior to […]

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After Seeing Shin-Soo Choo’s Contract, Was Curtis Granderson A Steal For The Mets?

An article by posted on December 22, 2013 0 Comments
After Seeing Shin-Soo Choo’s Contract, Was Curtis Granderson A Steal For The Mets?

The New York Mets Blogosphere and Twittersphere was buzzing yesterday after Shin-Soo Choo inked a seven-year deal with the Texas Rangers for $130 million. At face value, it looks like the Mets got an absolute steal when they signed Curtis Granderson for four years at $60 million. The tweets lit up my Tweetdeck, and posts […]

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Murray Chass and Brian Kenny: Two Peas In A Pod

An article by posted on December 21, 2013 0 Comments
Murray Chass and Brian Kenny: Two Peas In A Pod

Oh man, did MLB Network’s Brian Kenny tick me off last night, when he revealed his 2014 Hall of Fame Ballot. Here is what he posted: My HOF ballot: Maddux, Thomas, Raines, Biggio, Schilling, Martinez, McGriff, Glavine, Mussina, Trammell. @CHConfidential — Brian Kenny (@MrBrianKenny) December 20, 2013 You may have noticed that Mike Piazza is […]

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