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How Does Chris Young Fit the Mets Plan?

An article by posted on March 19, 2014 0 Comments
How Does Chris Young Fit the Mets Plan?

The Chris Young signing is what I call a Hot Stove Head-Scratcher. Try as I might to understand the move, signing Young to a contract worth more than $7 million dollars simply doesn’t make sense. My litmus test for a free agent signing involves two basic questions. First, is there a reasonable expectation the free […]

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Tigers GM Says No On Drew, Mets Sticking With Tejada

An article by posted on March 17, 2014 0 Comments
Tigers GM Says No On Drew, Mets Sticking With Tejada

March 17  Disputing a report from Jim Bowden of ESPN, Tigers GM Dave Dombrowski told the Detroit News’ Lynn Henning that he will not pursue free agent shortstop Stephen Drew. The Tigers will instead go with internal candidates to replace shortstop Jose Iglesias who is likely out for the season. Detroit might still pursue a trade for a new shortstop, […]

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Jon Niese’s Wise 2012 Decision

An article by posted on March 17, 2014 0 Comments
Jon Niese’s Wise 2012 Decision

After a disabled list stint with shoulder issues last season and a spring training that’s already been plagued by shoulder weakness and now an elbow issue, the long term future of Jon Niese can start to be questioned. Is this the beginning of a chronic issue that will plague him for the rest of his […]

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The Changeup and its Impact on Baseball and the Mets

An article by posted on March 14, 2014 0 Comments
The Changeup and its Impact on Baseball and the Mets

(Photo by David Conde, Metsmerized Online) Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal, wrote a great article on how Noah Syndergaard needs to develop a changeup to complete his arsenal and write his ticket to the majors. Despite Syndergaard’s 98 mph fastball and his hook from hell, Diamond says that if the 21-year-old right-hander wants to […]

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MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Marlins at 7:05 PM

An article by posted on March 14, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Marlins at 7:05 PM

Righthander Zack Wheeler takes the hill tonight against the Miami Marlins at 7:05 PM in Jupiter. Wheeler will oppose RHP Tom Koehler for the Fish.  Tonight’s game will be broadcast on WOR 710 AM and former Mets closer John Franco will be calling the game, the first of three spring training games he will be calling. The Mets […]

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With the Finances and Everything…

An article by posted on March 12, 2014 0 Comments
With the Finances and Everything…

Here’s something I found in an article by Dan Martin of the New York Post.  almost passed on it because it’s not exactly news, but then thought otherwise. It was something Noah Syndergaard said when asked about his chances of making the Mets Opening Day roster. It wasn’t so much what he said, but how he […]

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Wheeler On Harvey Comparisons: “We’re different.”

An article by posted on March 11, 2014 0 Comments
Wheeler On Harvey Comparisons: “We’re different.”

Mets ace Matt Harvey captured the attention of the entire baseball world last season. He was one of the most dominant pitchers in baseball until he suffered a UCL tear that will most likely sideline him for the entire 2014 season. Zack Wheeler hopes to pick up where Harvey left off on the mound. However, he wants everyone to know […]

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Mets Pitching Prospects Strutting Their Stuff

An article by posted on March 10, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Pitching Prospects Strutting Their Stuff

It’s nothing more than a glimpse of hope, a promise that the talk of better days ahead might just be more reality than simply talk. They have only thrown an inning here and an inning there over the Mets first ten spring training games, but collectively the young pitching prospects the Mets have compiled in […]

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Willie Randolph Says Better Days Are Coming for the Mets

An article by posted on March 8, 2014 0 Comments
Willie Randolph Says Better Days Are Coming for the Mets

Twenty men have sat in the Met managerial hot seat. Some have served as momentary stopgaps, Mike Cubbage for only seven games. None survived long enough to rival the longest surviving managers of the modern game, guys like Bobby Cox and Tony LaRussa. In fact, none wore the Met orange and blue for more than […]

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Rick Ankiel Retires

An article by posted on March 7, 2014 0 Comments
Rick Ankiel Retires

According to Cardinals announcer Dan McLaughlin, Rick Ankiel has retired from baseball. Rick started his baseball career as a pitcher in the Cardinals organization, and is notorious for melting down and suffering from Steve Sax syndrome in the 2000 postseason. He later transitioned to an outfielder, and returned to the majors in 2007, enjoying success […]

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