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Dominic Smith Thanks Mets Fans, Officially Signs His $2.6 Million Deal

An article by posted on June 19, 2013 0 Comments
Dominic Smith Thanks Mets Fans, Officially Signs His $2.6 Million Deal

It is official… The Mets have agreed to terms with first-round pick 1B Dominic Smith who signed his contract today at Port St. Lucie where he has been working out. Smith, a big left-handed first baseman out Serra High School in California, was selected 11th overall in this month’s First-Year Player Draft. The Mets reportedly […]

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MLB Young Guns: Zack Wheeler Scouting Report

An article by posted on June 18, 2013 0 Comments
MLB Young Guns: Zack Wheeler Scouting Report

The Mets plan to temporarily demote Zack Wheeler to the minors after tonight’s start, then officially re-promote him Tuesday for his next scheduled start at the Chicago White Sox, according to ESPN New York. Because Wheeler is technically the Mets’ 26th player for today’s doubleheader, they can demote him after today’s game without the requirement he […]

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The Sandy Alderson Improvement Plan

An article by posted on June 17, 2013 0 Comments
The Sandy Alderson Improvement Plan

It was the stuff of Candid Camera. It has since become known as the “Marshmallow Experiment.” In 1960, Stamford Professor Walter Mischel, wanted to find out whether delayed gratification, having to wait before attaining a satisfying outcome, was healthy for people. Mischel devised a study to find out. Mischel brought together a group of young […]

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Cubs’ Players Wish Dads ‘Happy Father’s Day’

An article by posted on June 16, 2013 0 Comments
Cubs’ Players Wish Dads ‘Happy Father’s Day’

Baseball has been uniting father and son since the inception of the game in the 1850s. So on this Father’s Day, we are grateful to the many dads out there who taught us how to play America’s pastime. With the Chicago Cubs in town for this past weekend’s series, a few of the visiting players […]

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Keith, The Mets & Me: A Thirty-Year Love Affair

An article by posted on June 15, 2013 0 Comments
Keith, The Mets & Me: A Thirty-Year Love Affair

I became a Mets fan on Memorial Day 1981.  My father wasn’t feeling well that day so we had to cancel our annual Memorial Day barbecue, leaving eight-year-old me to find something to do since I was home from school that day.  My ill father was in bed all day, so I decided to lay […]

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Frank Robinson Still Swears Miracle Mets Scuffed Ball In Game 5 Of 1969 World Series

An article by posted on June 14, 2013 0 Comments
Frank Robinson Still Swears Miracle Mets Scuffed Ball In Game 5 Of 1969 World Series

“It’s always good planning to have a baseball in the dugout with shoe polish on it, just in case.” That is the expression coined following the infamous Shoe Polish incident, when in Game 5 of the 1969 World Series, Cleon Jones hit the deck to evade a Dave McNally pitch that skidded into the Mets […]

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Could Backman Do Better?

An article by posted on June 14, 2013 0 Comments
Could Backman Do Better?

There is an old football saying that states, “the most popular guy in town is always the backup quarterback.”  Although that phrase may not directly translate to the game of baseball, I think we can all relate it to the Mets current managerial situation.  The incumbent skipper, Terry Collins, has seen his tenure dominated by poor […]

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From Left Field: Plenty Of Brooklyn Cyclones Coverage This Summer

An article by posted on June 14, 2013 0 Comments
From Left Field: Plenty Of Brooklyn Cyclones Coverage This Summer

So if you Mets fans out there are anything like me, it pains you to see how poorly our favorite team is playing. Usually at this time, the team is at least still somewhat relevant and playing somewhat exciting baseball. But not this year. Sure, there are some good things to look forward to with […]

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A Molina Home Run Followed By Two Collapses: AKA The Good Ol’ Days

An article by posted on June 14, 2013 0 Comments
A Molina Home Run Followed By Two Collapses: AKA The Good Ol’ Days

In four decades of rooting for the Mets my most painful memory, without a doubt, was when Yadier Molina deposited an Aaron Heilman pitch over the wall in Game 7 of the 2006 NLCS. I literally could not believe what I saw. Seeing is believing—but not in this case. 2006, like 1986, was OUR year. The […]

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Take Me Out To The Brawl Game: Mets’ Greatest Hits

An article by posted on June 12, 2013 0 Comments

One of my fellow writers on MMO sent me a video link to the Ian Kennedy plunked his L.A. counterpart, Zack Greinke, with a high-and-tight pitch. The Dodgers’ pitcher, who fractured his collarbone in a brawl with the Padres earlier this season, was the third player hit in the tense NL West tilt. That 92-mph […]

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