Tag: 2013

MMO Fan Shot: Will the Mets Bullpen Finally Shine in 2014?

An article by posted on February 28, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Will the Mets Bullpen Finally Shine in 2014?

An MMO Fan Shot by Ryan Flanagan The 2013-2014 Mets offseason has painfully centered on discussion over Ike Davis, Lucas Duda, Stephen Drew and Ruben Tejada, all at agonizing length. While they certainly are important, the most critical detriment to the team seems to be vastly overlooked by the media and fans alike; the strength of […]

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Wright Agrees With Alderson On 90 Wins

An article by posted on February 27, 2014 0 Comments
Wright Agrees With Alderson On 90 Wins

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York writes that David Wright agrees with GM Sandy Alderson that the team can win 90 games this season. Rubin adds that a day after the New York Daily News reported that Alderson told Mets staffers in an internal meeting that the club was capable of that win total, Wright said he admired the GM’s enthusiasm. […]

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It’s Clear That Ike Davis Is The Best Option At First Base For The Mets

An article by posted on February 26, 2014 0 Comments
It’s Clear That Ike Davis Is The Best Option At First Base For The Mets

Ike Davis is two seasons removed from his breakout campaign in 2012, where he belted 32 homeruns. It’s such a rare feat in major league baseball to hit 30-plus homeruns that only 5-10% of players do this, on average, any given season. You can’t hit 30 homeruns in a season by accident. Davis gets a […]

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Wilmer Flores Says He Can Play Shortstop

An article by posted on February 18, 2014 0 Comments
Wilmer Flores Says He Can Play Shortstop

ESPN’s Adam Rubin writes that Wilmer Flores has not played shortstop in the Mets organization since 2011, when a lack of first-step quickness prompted the organization to shift him to other infield spots. Rubin also shares that Terry Collins has suggested he will revisit at least dabbling with Flores at shortstop during spring training. And Flores, who arrived […]

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Mets Sign Two Pitchers To Minor League Deals

An article by posted on February 18, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Sign Two Pitchers To Minor League Deals

Adam Rubin of ESPN NY writes that the Mets have signed right-handed reliever Buddy Carlyle to a minor-league contract and it does not include an invite to the big-league camp. On Monday, the Mets also signed lefty-reliever Dana Eveland to the same type of deal. Carlyle, 36, last pitched in the majors in 2011 with the Yankees, where he was […]

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The Mets May Look Great in Their Uniforms, But Can They Play?

An article by posted on February 18, 2014 0 Comments
The Mets May Look Great in Their Uniforms, But Can They Play?

If the way the Mets look in their uniforms this spring is any indication of how well they will play, the Mets may be on pace for a playoff run this season. The problem is, the correlation of a player’s waist size and the ability to hit a major league fastball…or curveball…or slider…or changeup, is […]

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Lucas Duda Has the Most to Prove in 2014

An article by posted on February 15, 2014 0 Comments
Lucas Duda Has the Most to Prove in 2014

There are many players that have a lot to prove in 2014. Let’s break it down between our position players and pitchers.  Position Players Ruben Tejada needs to prove he is a major league shortstop.  Daniel Murphy needs to prove he can improve defensively, while maintaining his offensive prowess.  Ike Davis needs to prove that […]

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Nimmo and Plawecki Eager To Soak In Their First Big League Camp

An article by posted on February 14, 2014 0 Comments
Nimmo and Plawecki Eager To Soak In Their First Big League Camp

While the Mets plethora of pitching prospects often receives the most attention, they have some talented offensive players in the minors as well. In an excellent article for the New York Post, Fred Kerber spoke with Brandon Nimmo and Kevin Plawecki– two young hitters about to enter their first big league camp. Nimmo, the 13th pick in the 2011 […]

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Spring Training Battles: Will Consistency be Rewarded at First Base?

An article by posted on February 12, 2014 0 Comments
Spring Training Battles: Will Consistency be Rewarded at First Base?

In an article written Monday for the New York Post, Ken Davidoff asked 30 questions, one for each major league team as they head to spring training. Of the Mets, Davidoff asked the following. “Who is the starting first baseman, and does the loser of the Ike Davis/Lucas Duda competition stick around?” The answer to […]

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Alderson Says Lagares Will Be In Center When Spring Games Begin

An article by posted on February 12, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Says Lagares Will Be In Center When Spring Games Begin

Sandy Alderson, who was a guest of Mike Francesa on on Tuesday, said Mets center fielder Juan Lagares will be in center field when he was asked to clear up this whole center field confusion. He told Francesa that Chris Young was promised some at-bats early in the season to show he can hit righthanded pitching and […]

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