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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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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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The Harsh Realities Of Cost Control vs. Player Development

An article by posted on March 10, 2015 0 Comments
The Harsh Realities Of Cost Control vs. Player Development

The Mets of recent years, while not experiencing a lot of success at the major league level, have slowly and patiently reconstructed a minor league system that is a consensus top 5 ranked organization. The front office has been patient and careful with this talent, perhaps to a fault. The Mets have been in need of […]

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Fred Wilpon Lets Collins Know He’s Watching ?

An article by posted on March 9, 2015 0 Comments
Fred Wilpon Lets Collins Know He’s Watching ?

After the Marlins trounced the Mets 13-2 on Monday, president and owner Fred Wilpon called Terry Collins into his office for a 20 minute closed door meeting. I thought nothing of it myself when I heard about it, considering how close the two are. But after reading quotes from Collins via Adam Rubin on ESPN […]

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We’re In It To Win Championships

An article by posted on March 9, 2015 0 Comments
We’re In It To Win Championships

Someone emailed me a link to an article by Kevin Kernan of the New York Post. I remember seeing this a couple of weeks ago but quickly realized it wasn’t Mets related so I passed it up. I did read it this morning and I was glad I did. I was so impressed by comments […]

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