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Wright Named Official Spokesman For 2013 All Star FanFest

An article by posted on April 24, 2013 0 Comments
Wright Named Official Spokesman For 2013 All Star FanFest

Updated 12:15 PM David Wright on Wednesday joined New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg and former Mets favorites in kicking off this year’s All-Star Game festivities at City Hall, with less than three months to go before the Midsummer Classic at Citi Field. Wright was named Major League Baseball’s official spokesman for the T-Mobile All-Star […]

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Buck-ing the System: Taking A Look At Contact Rates

An article by posted on April 23, 2013 0 Comments
Buck-ing the System: Taking A Look At Contact Rates

Baseball is a game of adjustments. The Mets under Dave Hudgens’ tutelage have adopted a doctrine of selectivity that emphasizes seeing lots of pitches, running up pitch-counts, zoning in on your pitch, and ultimately getting on base one way or another. There has been a lot of discussion on MMO about whether this approach is […]

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Mets Recall Robert Carson and DFA Aaron Laffey

An article by posted on April 21, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Recall Robert Carson and DFA Aaron Laffey

The Mets have announced that they have recalled LHP Robert Carson from Triple-A Las Vegas. Carson, 24, is 1-0 with a 1.17 ERA in eight appearances with Triple-A Las Vegas and has allowed two hits, two walks, while striking out seven in 7.2 innings pitched. To make room on the active roster for Carson, the […]

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Duda Is Second In The Major Leagues With A .491 On-Base and 1.234 OPS

An article by posted on April 20, 2013 0 Comments
Duda Is Second In The Major Leagues With A .491 On-Base and 1.234 OPS

Updated by Joe D. on 4/20 What a game it was for Lucas Duda last night in the Mets 7-1 win against the Nationals. Duda had his best game ever as a Met going 2-for-3 with hit two home runs and a walk . The hulking Mets left fielder is now batting .308 for the season […]

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42 – The True Story of an American Legend: Right Movie, Wrong Reason

An article by posted on April 19, 2013 0 Comments
42 – The True Story of an American Legend: Right Movie, Wrong Reason

If you paid $10 to see 42, and you expected to see the story of anyone other than Jackie Robinson, one of two things likely happened: You went to the right movie, but for the wrong reason You missed a great movie … and that’s a shame Maybe, both. Coincidentally, sports media reporter Ed Sherman […]

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Tonight’s Dream Matchup: Strasburg vs Harvey

An article by posted on April 19, 2013 0 Comments
Tonight’s Dream Matchup: Strasburg vs Harvey

(Photos by US Presswire, Collage by Joe D.) If you’re the kind of baseball fan that still loves a good old-fashioned pitching duel like thrill of a Tom Seaver vs. Steve Carlton matchup, then tonight’s contest between the Washington Nationals and the New York Mets will be right up your alley. As I said last week, every […]

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Predicting the Future of a Top Prospect is Never Guaranteed

An article by posted on April 19, 2013 0 Comments
Predicting the Future of a Top Prospect is Never Guaranteed

When the Mets made the trade with the Blue Jays over the winter, Travis d’Arnaud was a key component in the trade with high hopes that he would be the Mets catcher of the future. Thrown in the deal was catcher John Buck, who most people probably felt that if Buck played well enough during the first half […]

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Met Fan Schadenfrude (shahd-n-froi-duh)

An article by posted on April 17, 2013 0 Comments
Met Fan Schadenfrude (shahd-n-froi-duh)

SCHADENFREUDE (shahd-n-froi-duh) def. Satisfaction or pleasure felt at another’s misfortune. From German SCHADEN “damage” and FREUDE “joy” There is a type of this psychological phenomenon specific to fans of the New York Metropolitan baseball club that many of us are familiar with and that the more forthcoming (and possibly emotionally healthy) of us will admit […]

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Featured Post: The Boys of … Winter?

An article by posted on April 17, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: The Boys of … Winter?

“On a cold night you have to hit the ball 25 feet farther. So, in other words, if the fence is 338 feet and you hit the ball 338 feet, you’ll be 25 feet short.” – Ralph Kiner, attempting to explain the effect of cold weather on the flight of a baseball. The New York Mets and […]

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Brandon Nimmo Is One Of The Hottest Prospects In Baseball

An article by posted on April 17, 2013 0 Comments
Brandon Nimmo Is One Of The Hottest Prospects In Baseball

Brandon Nimmo has gotten off to one of the hottest starts in the minor leagues this season. After another three hit performance on Tuesday, he woke up on Wednesday morning as the leading hitter in the South Atlantic league with a .447. Nimmo has officially positioned himself to be the No. 2 prospect in the […]

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