Tag: 2013

One Of The Strangest Years A Professional Athlete Can Have

An article by posted on August 7, 2013 0 Comments
One Of The Strangest Years A Professional Athlete Can Have

A couple mornings ago I received a slew of text messages in rapid succession. They were all about the tweet released by FOX’s Ken Rosenthal and Jordany Valdespin’s 50-game suspension. At first, I felt bad. My dark horse in 2013 added a new chapter entitled “PEDs” into the comedic novella he’s called a career. The […]

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MMO Fan Shot: I’m Sorry Sandy, But You Blew It

An article by posted on August 2, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: I’m Sorry Sandy, But You Blew It

After reading an article by Joe D., who was very pleased with how Sandy Alderson handled himself in the days leading up to the Trade Deadline, I wrote him and asked if I could submit a rebuttal. He was kind enough to allow me that courtesy and encouraged me to fire away. So fire away, […]

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Team Executive Very Happy With Terry Collins And Team’s Recent Success

An article by posted on August 2, 2013 0 Comments
Team Executive Very Happy With Terry Collins And Team’s Recent Success

Mike Puma of the New York Post added some more context to an earlier statement and reported that a team executive was happy with the team’s performance since June 18 and that it bodes well for Terry Collins whose contract expires at season’s end. (Link via MetsBlog) “I think they’re doing a good job of […]

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Mets Seeking “Wheeler Type” Prospect For Bobby Parnell

An article by posted on July 29, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Seeking “Wheeler Type” Prospect For Bobby Parnell

Sandy Alderson stated that he would have to be “blown away” to deal Bobby Parnell earlier this month, now there is further clarification as to an asking price. The Mets are seeking a top, or a “wheeler type”, prospect in return for their hard-throwing closer reports Jon Heyman via Twitter. #mets seek a top prospect […]

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Why A Pitch Limit Is Better Than An Innings Limit

An article by posted on July 29, 2013 0 Comments
Why A Pitch Limit Is Better Than An Innings Limit

The Mets have stated that Matt Harvey is going to be capped at around 210 innings.  Similarly, Zack Wheeler will have his season come to an end when he reaches 185 innings.  As of today, Harvey has competed 145 innings, while Wheeler has tossed 108⅔ innings between AAA-Las Vegas and the Mets.  That leaves approximately […]

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Mets Trade Minor Leaguers Concepcion, Perez To Angels For International Signing Bonus Slot

An article by posted on July 25, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Trade Minor Leaguers Concepcion, Perez To Angels For International Signing Bonus Slot

The Mets have traded minor league outfielder Julio Concepcion and right-handed pitcher Andres Perez to the Angels in return for an International Signing bonus allotment slot the team announced. #Mets send minor league OF Julio Concepcion & RHP Andres Perez to the #Angels in exchange for an International Signing bonus allotment slot. — New York […]

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With Byrd: Witch-Hunt Is The Word

An article by posted on July 25, 2013 0 Comments
With Byrd: Witch-Hunt Is The Word

Steroids, and all PED’s have become such a staple in sports that now headlines are made less on accomplishments but more on accusations. Jeff Pearlman, who I will preface by saying is very open in terms of his communication and is never one to shy away from his opinion, wrote a piece recently about his […]

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Eric Young Jr. Is A Class Act

An article by posted on July 25, 2013 0 Comments
Eric Young Jr. Is A Class Act

So, this morning Eric Young Jr. tweeted this about the unfortunate play that resulted in a broken ankle for Tim Hudson who is now out for the season: For ppl who think I would purposely try 2 hurt someone,& felt they needed to say that 2 me…I will continue 2 pray for u as well.#godbless — Eric […]

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Flexen, Diaz and Lawley Each Earn Player of the Week Honors

An article by posted on July 23, 2013 0 Comments
Flexen, Diaz and Lawley Each Earn Player of the Week Honors

Congratulations to both Chris Flexen and Miller Diaz; they’ve been selected as the pitcher of the week in their respective leagues! Not to be outdone, Dustin Lawley was named the FSL offensive player of the week, as well. First, let’s start with the stellar week that Flexen had for the K-Mets. After struggling to a 5.63 ERA in 32 innings […]

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Thought’s On Gee’s Wasted Performance, And Parnell’s Blown Save

An article by posted on July 23, 2013 0 Comments
Thought’s On Gee’s Wasted Performance, And Parnell’s Blown Save

Last night’s loss to the Braves sucked big time… This much is true… But what bugged me the most was how it wiped out a brilliant performance by Dillon Gee who continues to dominate after injuries saw him start the season off in some pretty dire straits. The Mets wasted Gee’s seven shutout innings and […]

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