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Sandy Tells Executives Mets Can Win 90 Games

An article by posted on February 27, 2014 0 Comments
Sandy Tells Executives Mets Can Win 90 Games

John Harper of the Daily News reported this morning that at a staff meeting a couple of days ago, Sandy Alderson told Mets executives and baseball personnel that he strongly believes that the ballclub can and maybe even should win 90 games this season. Also, according to people who were in the room, after Alderson’s […]

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MMO Exclusive: Johnny Magliozzi Is Ready For Full Season Debut

An article by posted on February 26, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: Johnny Magliozzi Is Ready For Full Season Debut

The Mets drafted Johnny Magliozzi in the 17th round of the 2013 MLB Draft out of the University of Florida. In his final season as a Gator, Johnny sported a team-leading 2.67 ERA in 67.1 innings — mostly in relief. He struck out 57 batters in that span, and notched 12 saves, just one shy of the school […]

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Ike Davis and Athletes Being Athletes

An article by posted on February 24, 2014 0 Comments
Ike Davis and Athletes Being Athletes

Before the furor grows over the Ike Davis revelation that he played almost the entire season last year with an oblique injury, Met fans should slow down and consider what that fact means relative to Davis’s current standing on the team. I expect Davis will be roundly criticized for not disclosing the injury. In fact, […]

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Anthony Seratelli Has A Shot To Make Big League Team

An article by posted on February 21, 2014 0 Comments
Anthony Seratelli Has A Shot To Make Big League Team

Ken Davidoff has a column in Friday’s post that will leave “Negative Nellie” Met fans howling. Davidoff features a utility infielder, a local kid from New Jersey, who signed a minor league contract with the Mets over the winter, was invited to camp, and as Davidoff sees it, has a legitimate chance to make the […]

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Colon’s Presence Can Have A Positive Effect On Young Arms

An article by posted on February 18, 2014 0 Comments
Colon’s Presence Can Have A Positive Effect On Young Arms

Mets fans who lived through the 1969 miracle know for a fact that pitching wins championships. The ’69 Mets were one of the best examples of a crummy hitting team leaning heavily on team pitching to earn October baseball grandeur. That edition of Mets had the lowest team OPS of any team to ever win […]

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I’m Ready To Be Excited About Mets Baseball

An article by posted on February 15, 2014 0 Comments
I’m Ready To Be Excited About Mets Baseball

I’ve been involved in my fair share of heated baseball discussions in the past. Whether it be here at MMO, in my private life or on Twitter with some of my favorite Mets critics (like Mr. Megdal). Over time, I’ve started to take a step back and just observe MMO from a far. Yes, I’m […]

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Wright Says Mets Will Be Better Than Last Opening Day

An article by posted on February 13, 2014 0 Comments
Wright Says Mets Will Be Better Than Last Opening Day

David Wright met with reporters at St. Lucie today. Adam Rubin of ESPN New York did a nice job of summarizing everything, but I’m just going to focus on his comments on the Mets’ offseason and spending. Wright refused to condemn the Mets’ payroll, which Sandy Alderson estimated is at $87 million of $88 million […]

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Derek Jeter and David Wright: Two New York Baseball Icons

An article by posted on February 12, 2014 0 Comments
Derek Jeter and David Wright: Two New York Baseball Icons

It’s the end of another era in the Bronx, where Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees announced today that he will retire at the end of the 2014 season. Like former teammate and closer Mariano Rivera and Braves third baseman Chipper Jones before him, this season will have a certain feel attached to it and […]

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MMO Exclusive: Pitching Prospect John Mincone Excited For 2014

An article by posted on February 12, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: Pitching Prospect John Mincone Excited For 2014

John Mincone, a native New Yorker, grew up on Long Island in a town called Dix Hills which is roughly 31 miles east of Citi Field. Mincone, played High School baseball in his hometown at Half Hallow Hills East and when it came time for college, he decided to go out of state, but after […]

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Scout On Steven Matz: He’s Definitely Back On The Radar Again

An article by posted on February 9, 2014 0 Comments
Scout On Steven Matz: He’s Definitely Back On The Radar Again

Marc Carig of Newsday posted a nice piece on Melville, Long Island’s Steven Matz and it was interesting to see what a couple of scouts said about the young lefthander. “If something’s going to get him to the major leagues, it’s going to be the effectiveness of his fastball,” said one rival scout, who believes […]

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