Tag: 2013

Ryan Braun Negotiated Suspension With MLB Down To 65-Games

An article by posted on July 22, 2013 0 Comments
Ryan Braun Negotiated Suspension With MLB Down To 65-Games

CHEATER, LIAR, SUSPENDED, JUSTICE! Updated By Clayton Collier: The 65-game ban of Ryan Braun was negotiated by him, MLBPA and MLB. Major League Baseball was looking for a suspension beyond 2013, says ESPN’s T.J. Quinn, however Braun was able to get it reduced to the remainder of the current season. Sources tell OTL MLB confronted […]

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MMO Exclusive: 2013 Mets Midseason Report Cards

An article by posted on July 19, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: 2013 Mets Midseason Report Cards

With the New York Mets (41-50) about to embark on the second half of the the 2013 season, I hit up two dozen of our MMO writers for their overall grades by position for our Mid-Season Report Cards. For added measure we also included Terry Collins, Sandy Alderson and Mr. Met who was the only […]

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Who Was The Biggest First Half Surprise For The Mets?

An article by posted on July 19, 2013 0 Comments
Who Was The Biggest First Half Surprise For The Mets?

I asked my writers who they thought was the biggest surprise for the Mets in the first half, and one of the benefits of having 25-35 active writers is that it gives me a good well-rounded sense of where the Mets fan base is on these roundtable questions I like to do. As expected there […]

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Ice Berg Dead Ahead

An article by posted on July 15, 2013 0 Comments
Ice Berg Dead Ahead

The always enjoyable to read Ted Berg, now with USA Today, sets us straight on how fans view their top prospects and writes: Great players in the minors almost always graduate to the next level, but great players in the Majors have no place else to go. On the rare occasion a minor leaguer is […]

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Kershaw Says Harvey Should Start All-Star Game

An article by posted on July 14, 2013 0 Comments
Kershaw Says Harvey Should Start All-Star Game

Sandy Alderson told reporters before Saturday’s game that the decision to skip his start yesterday was based largely on reducing his workload. “He would pitch in the All-Star Game whether he pitched today or not,” the Mets’ GM said. “That wasn’t the reason we made the decision. We made the decision on his projected workload […]

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MLB All-Star Twitter Contest: Win A $25 iTunes Gift Card For Your Pics!

An article by posted on July 12, 2013 0 Comments
MLB All-Star Twitter Contest: Win A $25 iTunes Gift Card For Your Pics!

In conjunction with the 2013 All Star Game, fans are invited to share their love of the All Star Game by submitting a TwitPic, Instagram or Vine with the hashtag #iTunesMLB. Pictures can include pics from a past game, this year’s tickets, a collection of their All-Star gear, a picture in front of the apple […]

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2013 Comeback Player of the Year Candidate – Marlon Byrd

An article by posted on July 12, 2013 0 Comments
2013 Comeback Player of the Year Candidate – Marlon Byrd

Andy Martino of the Daily News, spoke to a person with direct knowledge of the team’s thinking who said that the Mets are more likely to keep Marlon Byrd this summer, rather than trade him before the Trade Deadline on July 31. We can debate the pros and cons of that, but I want to […]

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2012 Mets Castoffs Have Not Had Much Success In ’13

An article by posted on July 11, 2013 0 Comments
2012 Mets Castoffs Have Not Had Much Success In ’13

Former-Met Scott Hairston was dealt on Monday to the Washington Nationals after struggling mightily with the Cubs in 2013. While in hot pursuit of free agent outfielder Michael Bourn, Chicago swept Hairston out from under the feet of the Amazin’s front office, forcing Sandy’s “What Outfield?” Mets into the spotlight. Many, myself included, criticized Alderson for […]

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Marlon Byrd: The Almost All-Star

An article by posted on July 11, 2013 0 Comments
Marlon Byrd:  The Almost All-Star

To say Marlon Byrd has resuscitated his career in New York would be a gross understatement.  Byrd was supposed to be a small piece in a puzzling outfield situation.  But instead, he has become one of the top run-producing outfielders in the National League. After a grand slam on Tuesday and a two-run homer in […]

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The Willets Point Development and MLB’s Brave New Marketing World

An article by posted on July 11, 2013 0 Comments
The Willets Point Development and MLB’s Brave New Marketing World

Cork Gains (Cork? Really?) of Business Insider wrote a disturbing piece last week about the future of baseball advertisement that you can read here. Sportsnet, the Blue Jay’s TV network, is now placing ads on some of the last remaining ad-free surfaces of sporting events, the playing field. The interesting thing is that, like the […]

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