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Heyman Blasts Claim That Alderson Revived The Mets

An article by posted on March 28, 2015 0 Comments
Heyman Blasts Claim That Alderson Revived The Mets

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports takes issue with the premise that general manager Sandy Alderson has revived the Mets as the new authorized biography Baseball Maverick claims. He is very critical of the overall positive and “saintly” portrayal of Alderson by former A’s beat writer Steve Kettmann who say’s Sandy’s one flaw is that he’s […]

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Montero Could Be Best No. 5 Pitcher In League

An article by posted on March 26, 2015 0 Comments
Montero Could Be Best No. 5 Pitcher In League

It wasn’t long ago that we were referring to Rafael Montero as “The Dominator” here at MMO, as his pitching performances often left us with our mouths hanging open, and each performance seemed to get better and better. Then he was called up to make a few starts with the Mets last year, and all […]

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Mets Franchise Value Rises To $1.35 Billion

An article by posted on March 25, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Franchise Value Rises To $1.35 Billion

A new report by Forbes valued the New York Mets at $1.35 billion dollars, the seventh most valuable franchise in baseball behind the Yankees, Dodgers, Red Sox, Giants, Cubs and Cardinals. Forbes estimates the Mets have an annual revenue stream of $263 million and a $25 million operating income. The Mets also posted baseball’s third-largest […]

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2015 Mets Season Preview: Starting Rotation

An article by posted on March 23, 2015 0 Comments
2015 Mets Season Preview: Starting Rotation

Here is the first of a six-part MMO Special Feature, our 2015 Mets Season Preview. Over the next two weeks, I’ll be previewing our Starting Pitching, Bullpen, Catching, Infield, Outfield and Bench. I hope you enjoy my research, analysis, and insights. Let’s begin with Part 1, our Starting Pitching. Matt Harvey Matt Harvey is back, […]

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Does Johnny Monell Have Chance To Be Backup Catcher?

An article by posted on March 21, 2015 0 Comments
Does Johnny Monell Have Chance To Be Backup Catcher?

Dave in Spain asks… “What are the chances of Monell getting the backup C job instead of Recker? He’s hitting much better in ST, and has more power. With Edgin and Wheeler going to the 60-day DL there will be a 40-man roster spot open.” Daniel McCarthy replies… Johnny Monell has been tearing the cover […]

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Gardenhire To Replace Collins and Manage Mets In 2016?

An article by posted on March 19, 2015 0 Comments
Gardenhire To Replace Collins and Manage Mets In 2016?

MLB Network Radio host and former Mets GM Steve Phillips predicted that if former Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire decides to return to managing in 2016, it will be with the Mets. That’s a bold prediction by Phillips and if it were to happen it would certainly be a huge hit with the fans and […]

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Sandy Alderson’s Remarkable Autonomy Window

An article by posted on March 15, 2015 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson’s Remarkable Autonomy Window

My coming of age as a Mets fan evolved, as it were … When I was young I had no idea why the Mets might be good or bad or mediocre. As I got older, unlike my Dad who was preoccupied strictly with events on the field, I began to be aware of problems with […]

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The Cesar Puello Dilemma

An article by posted on March 14, 2015 0 Comments
The Cesar Puello Dilemma

Left-handed pitching out of the bullpen, the Wilmer Flores bid to man the shortstop position, the return of Matt Harvey and when will there be room to accommodate Noah Syndergaard and Steven Matz; these are the story lines out of Port St. Lucie this spring. I’d like to add the Cesar Puello dilemma to that […]

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New Sandy Alderson Book Reveals Truths About Wilpons, Madoff, Mets Operations

An article by posted on March 12, 2015 0 Comments
New Sandy Alderson Book Reveals Truths About Wilpons, Madoff, Mets Operations

A new book about Mets general manager Sandy Alderson is set to soon come out that extensively covers his years at the helm of the New York Mets. According to Howard Megdal of Capital New York, the new book “Baseball Maverick” by veteran sports journalist Steve Kettmann, asks the question of why Sandy continues in […]

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We Need To See More Of Fred Wilpon

An article by posted on March 10, 2015 0 Comments
We Need To See More Of Fred Wilpon

I figured Mets owner Fred Wilpon would be around Tradition Field Monday afternoon considering commissioner Rob Manfred was in Port St. Lucie. What you didn’t expect was for Wilpon to talk with manager Terry Collins in his office for about 20 minutes after the game. Collins said Wilpon would be a regular presence during spring training. Let’s […]

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