Tag: 2014

Don’t Count Out Rafael Montero

An article by posted on January 14, 2015 0 Comments
Don’t Count Out Rafael Montero

I remember the game because it was on my birthday, September 27. A meaningless game but as the season was almost over I felt the need to absorb what precious little baseball was left. I wanted to watch Rafael Montero’s outing because I’d noticed a change in him over his previous few starts. He was […]

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Does Kevin Long Plan To Adapt Mets Hitting Philosophy?

An article by posted on January 13, 2015 0 Comments
Does Kevin Long Plan To Adapt Mets Hitting Philosophy?

In perusing old magazines ferreting unusual sports stories that might be topics on my Tip-Off sports radio show, I found an interesting quote from the New York Mets’ recently hired hitting coach, Kevin Long. Mind you now, Long had yet to be released by the Yankees and hired by the Mets when he made his […]

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Is Confidence in the 2015 Mets Justified?

An article by posted on January 12, 2015 0 Comments
Is Confidence in the 2015 Mets Justified?

I like to think I stay on top of the news and opinions when it comes to the Mets. Besides for checking online newspapers daily I read at least three popular Mets blogs and follow on Twitter dozens of people who discuss the team. On balance there seems to be a lot of optimism regarding […]

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Allan Dykstra Could Surprise For Rays This Season

An article by posted on January 11, 2015 0 Comments
Allan Dykstra Could Surprise For Rays This Season

In every organization, there are players that fly under the radar despite consistently producing at a high level in the minor leagues. Once these players reach minor league free agency, they are finally given a chance to replicate their minor league success in bigs. Last year, utility man Yangervis Solarte broke camp as the Yankees […]

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Akeel Morris Is On The Fast Track

An article by posted on January 9, 2015 0 Comments
Akeel Morris Is On The Fast Track

Mets farmhand Akeel Morris is someone you should keep a lookout for. After a rocky season at Kingsport where he went 0-6 and posted a 7.98 ERA in 38.1 innings, the 2010 10th round pick rebounded extremely well and was lights-out in 2013 and again in 2014. By lights out, of course, I mean absolutely […]

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MMO Fan Shot: Why We Need to Stop Worrying About Wilmer Flores

An article by posted on January 8, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Why We Need to Stop Worrying About Wilmer Flores

An MMO Fan Shot by Nick Johnson While it’s becoming increasingly obvious that the Mets will be heading to spring training with “former” top prospect Wilmer Flores manning shortstop, there are signs to suggest that Mets fans should be excited rather than disappointed. Flores is about as polarizing a prospect as it gets for the […]

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What If Wilmer Flores Can’t Cut It Defensively At Shortstop?

An article by posted on January 7, 2015 0 Comments
What If Wilmer Flores Can’t Cut It Defensively At Shortstop?

With the increasing likelihood that Wilmer Flores will be the Mets Opening Day shortstop, here’s a mailbag question I posted on Monday that I now updated. Sandy Alderson just told reporters: “We’ve continued to have conversations about shortstop with other teams, but nothing is likely to occur.” Victor asks… In your Winter Ball update you […]

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MMO Exclusive: Catching Up With Mets Prospect Xorge Carrillo

An article by posted on January 5, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: Catching Up With Mets Prospect Xorge Carrillo

Amidst the Mets catching talent, prospect Xorge Carrillo has gotten lost in the fold. The 2011 14th round draftee recently enjoyed a career year at Double-A Binghamton, batting .283, posting a .355 on base percentage and catching 29% of would-be base stealers in 2014. I just profiled Carrillo’s 2014 performance and speculated about his major […]

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A Happy New Year To All Of You From MMO!

An article by posted on December 31, 2014 0 Comments
A Happy New Year To All Of You From MMO!

There’s a stunning aerial shot, taken only a couple of hours ago by NYPD, of the greatest city in the world – New York City. It’s incredible isn’t it, how hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world are here tonight to celebrate the passing of 2014 and usher in a brand New […]

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Projecting the NL East: Where Do Mets Finish?

An article by posted on December 25, 2014 0 Comments
Projecting the NL East: Where Do Mets Finish?

Using the latest 2015 FanGraphs projections, David Schoenfield of ESPN.com analyzes the NL East which has the Washington Nationals winning the division with an 88-74 record and a +61 run differential. FG projects the New York Mets and the revamped Miami Marlins to both finish in second place but with only 79 wins, mirroring what […]

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