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Greenies, PEDs, and the Grueling 162 Game Schedule

An article by posted on July 19, 2016 0 Comments
Greenies, PEDs, and the Grueling 162 Game Schedule

I first remember reading about ‘greenies’ in Ball Four, Jim Bouton‘s eye-opening autobiography about the everyday grind of a ball player. He mentioned how ‘greenies’, better known as amphetamines, were readily available and used by players. I was a teenager at the time and compared it to getting a Star in Super Mario Brothers – it […]

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Prominent Writer Asks Piazza About Steroid Use During HOF Conference Call

An article by posted on July 16, 2016 0 Comments
Prominent Writer Asks Piazza About Steroid Use During HOF Conference Call

A week from Sunday, Mike Piazza will be inducted into baseball’s Hall of Fame, officially cementing his place among the game’s greatest players. Surely, the days and weeks leading up to the ceremony would be a time for the former All Star to celebrate, to relive and remember his greatest accomplishments and contributions to New […]

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What Bartolo Colon’s First All-Star Team Looked Like

An article by posted on July 12, 2016 0 Comments
What Bartolo Colon’s First All-Star Team Looked Like

Terry Collins announced on Friday that Bartolo Colon will be named to the NL All-Star Team. This makes the former Cleveland Indian and Montreal Expo this year’s oldest All-Star, and will surely be one of the most talked about players in San Diego. This is the first time that Colon has made a NL All-Star […]

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Talkin’ Mets: Mets Sweep, July 4th 1985 and Stars & Strikes

An article by posted on July 4, 2016 0 Comments
Talkin’ Mets: Mets Sweep, July 4th 1985 and Stars & Strikes

The Chicago Cubs came to Citi Field and left without a victory as the New York Mets completed am impressive four game sweep against the best team in baseball. I examine the reason for the quick turnaround after the disaster against the Nationals in Washington. Was it Brandon Nimmo’s energy? Familia’s high-wire act in the first […]

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MMO Exclusive: Orthopedic Surgeon Explains David Wright’s Neck Procedure

An article by posted on June 30, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: Orthopedic Surgeon Explains David Wright’s Neck Procedure

Exactly two weeks ago, the Mets season took a turn for the worse when third baseman David Wright underwent a cervical discectomy and fusion procedure on his neck to repair a herniated disk. Mets fans and media alike rushed to the proverbial Panic City with proclamations that Wright was “finished” and that the Mets’ season […]

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MMO Comment Guidelines 2.0

An article by posted on June 30, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Comment Guidelines 2.0

With the advent of User Blocking on our Disqus commenting platform, we have updated our MMO Comment Guidelines to reflect this new dynamic while also reviewing and renewing some of our previous dos and don’ts. Our goal at MMO is to raise the level of discourse in the comment threads by eliminating inappropriate language and […]

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Know Your Stats: Weighted Runs Above Average (wRAA)

An article by posted on June 28, 2016 0 Comments
Know Your Stats: Weighted Runs Above Average (wRAA)

We continue our widely-beloved “Know Your Stats” series with a “gateway stat:” Weighted Runs Above Average. wRAA is essentially wOBA converted into runs, but understanding wRAA is crucial to understanding Wins Above Replacement and Weighted Runs Created Plus, which we’ll be talking about this afternoon. One of the biggest issues with rate statistics like wOBA […]

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Know Your Stats: Weighted On Base Average (wOBA)

An article by posted on June 23, 2016 0 Comments
Know Your Stats: Weighted On Base Average (wOBA)

For the next few days, I will be bringing back my “Know Your Stats” series that I began a few years back to highlight some important sabermetric stats and concepts. Earlier today, we went through OPS and OPS+. Now we continue with wOBA… Perhaps the best way of describing weighted-On Base Average (wOBA) is to describe […]

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Come On Maverick, Get In The Fight

An article by posted on June 20, 2016 0 Comments
Come On Maverick, Get In The Fight

In my last post, I told you it had to get worse before it could get better.  Well, its worse.  So now it HAS TO get better. In times of trouble, think outside the box.  Be unique; unorthodox, and come up with a solution.  In other words, be a Maverick.  Sandy Alderson was dubbed the […]

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Latest Buzz: Mets Debating Reyes, Wilpon Wants Hits, Sandy Wants Better Effort

An article by posted on June 20, 2016 0 Comments
Latest Buzz: Mets Debating Reyes, Wilpon Wants Hits, Sandy Wants Better Effort

According to columnist Neil Best of Newsday, Jeff Wilpon told reporters at a charity event in Harlem that the Mets might not be able to wait until the trade deadline to make some moves. Asked what he thought the Mets needed, “Hits,” the Mets COO responded. Meanwhile, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports is reporting that […]

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MMO Fan Shot: I Love David Wright… That’s Why I Want Him To Retire

An article by posted on June 14, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: I Love David Wright… That’s Why I Want Him To Retire

An MMO Fan Shot by Brendan Birth I know I am not unique among Mets fans for my love of David Wright, my view of him as one of the few bright spots on the team during the dark days of the cash-strapped Wilpon ownership, my admiration for his loyalty to the Mets during that […]

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