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Assessing Mets Second Lefty Reliever Candidates

An article by posted on January 8, 2015 0 Comments
Assessing Mets Second Lefty Reliever Candidates

Scott Rice, Darin Gorski, Sean Gilmartin, Dario Alvarez or Jack Leathersich?  Who will emerge this spring as the Mets second left-handed pitching option out of the bullpen to assist Josh Edgin?  Make your pick. Only one pitcher, Scott Rice, has any major league experience to speak off.  A feel good story, after 14 years of […]

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Have Your Opinions About Ownership Softened?

An article by posted on January 7, 2015 0 Comments
Have Your Opinions About Ownership Softened?

How easily can your convictions be swayed? Is it possible that you can be so incredibly passionate about a particular important issue one day, and then a week or two later you find yourself waning and teetering, and before you know it you’ve done a complete 180 and flip-flopped on your previous firmly held conviction? […]

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Sources: Blue Jays Have A Deal With Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

An article by posted on January 6, 2015 0 Comments
Sources: Blue Jays Have A Deal With Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

Kiley McDaniel of FanGraphs is reporting that the Toronto Blue Jays have a deal in place with Vladimir Guerrero Jr. for $3.2 million dollars according to International sources. Apparently they had a verbal deal that will kick in on July 2. January 5 Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com reports that teenager Vladimir Guerrero Jr. won’t be […]

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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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My Hall of Fame Ballot and the Problems with the Voting Process

An article by posted on December 30, 2014 0 Comments
My Hall of Fame Ballot and the Problems with the Voting Process

The Hall of Fame debate to me these days is less about who is deserving and more about why they should or shouldn’t be disqualified. For several years now, each new candidate comes with their own set of speculations as opposed to qualifications. Every candidate that played in the steroid era will always have suspicion […]

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You Know You Miss Baseball…

An article by posted on December 24, 2014 0 Comments
You Know You Miss Baseball…

This is a funny time of year. The previous baseball season is now well in the books and fading fast in the rear-view mirror while next season is still too far of for even the earliest of prognostics to hit the scene. It’s a kind of baseball limbo where there is little but a frosty […]

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Cuban SS Yoan Moncada Still Not Cleared To Sign, But To Begin Private Workouts Soon

An article by posted on December 23, 2014 0 Comments
Cuban SS Yoan Moncada Still Not Cleared To Sign, But To Begin Private Workouts Soon

December 23 Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com, updates us with the latest on Cuban SS prospect Yoan Moncada who is expected to start private workouts within two weeks. Moncada continues to wait for clearance by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) which will then pave the way for MLB teams to sign him. Over 70 scouts representing all 30 […]

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Who Is LHP Sean Gilmartin?

An article by posted on December 22, 2014 0 Comments
Who Is LHP Sean Gilmartin?

Anticipating the Rule 5 Draft can be like looking ahead to a trip to the dentist for an enthusiast of minor league baseball.  Inevitably, players you have watched perform their trade, and, perhaps, even gotten to know a little when attending games at venues like Binghamton’s NYSEG Stadium are on the block, possibly lost to […]

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Armed and Dangerous: Mets Pitchers Are Drawing Attention

An article by posted on December 12, 2014 0 Comments
Armed and Dangerous: Mets Pitchers Are Drawing Attention

It’s amazing how you can ask a dozen different Met fans about the state of the team and you get a dozen different answers ranging from the worst imaginable doom and gloom forecast to an incredibly bright future filled with perennial pennant runs. I bring that up because after years of being so down on […]

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Jon Lester Agrees To $155 Million Pact With Cubs

An article by posted on December 10, 2014 0 Comments
Jon Lester Agrees To $155 Million Pact With Cubs

Free agent Jon Lester has agreed to a $155 million, six-year contract with the Chicago Cubs. The deal contains an option for 2021 that, if it becomes guaranteed, would make the deal worth $170 million over seven seasons. The $25.8 million average annual value of the deal is the second-highest for a pitcher behind Clayton […]

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