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Double-D Getting Opportunity To Show His Stuff

An article by posted on June 4, 2014 0 Comments
Double-D Getting Opportunity To Show His Stuff

At NYSEG Stadium in Binghamton we called him Double-D. After Matt den Dekker joined the Mets Double-A roster, it didn’t take long for a B-Met mainstay, a fan who dutifully mans a seat behind home plate a nudge to the third base side, to shout out, “Come on Double-D, hit it hard somewhere,” when den […]

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Major League Baseball, the Mets, and the Public Trust

An article by posted on June 3, 2014 0 Comments
Major League Baseball, the Mets, and the Public Trust

We live in a democracy. The greatest democracy on the planet. In spite of recent developments causing many to question the viability of our democratic way, I believe we still hold in our hands the power to influence our way of life and our pursuit of happiness. As citizens of this country we are entitled […]

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A Revolutionary Bullpen Model

An article by posted on June 3, 2014 0 Comments
A Revolutionary Bullpen Model

syn-er-gy n. The increased effectiveness that occurs when two or more people or elements in a system produce and effort different from or greater than the sum of the individual effects. * * * * * * * * The most recent turn of events in a topsy-turvy New York Met baseball season has infused […]

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Bunting Is Making A Comeback

An article by posted on June 2, 2014 0 Comments
Bunting Is Making A Comeback

In the yesteryear of baseball, bunting was an art form. Every bunt type employed by a batter bunting the ball; the sacrifice, the squeeze, the drop bunt or drag bunt were part of the arsenal a batter brought to the plate. The advent of baseball’s sabermetric era and the analytics it provides have almost delegated […]

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Mets Deny Report That Jeff Wilpon Ordered Hit On Hudgens

An article by posted on May 28, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Deny Report That Jeff Wilpon Ordered Hit On Hudgens

4:30 PM The Mets have denied the report from Howard Megdal of Capital New York (read below) that the order to fire Mets hitting coach Dave Hudgens came from Jeff Wilpon. Megdal reported that Jeff Wilpon sent general manager Sandy Alderson an “angry” text during the team’s 5-3 loss to the Pirates on Memorial Day and followed […]

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MMO Q&A With SNY’s Robert Brender: Part 1 – Positives and Negatives

An article by posted on May 27, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Q&A With SNY’s Robert Brender: Part 1 – Positives and Negatives

Today and tomorrow I will be posting two parts of a Q&A I did with the up-and-coming Robert Brender, who does outstanding work covering the Mets major league team and their minor league system for SNY.tv. Rob (@RobertBrender) is truly one of the must-follows on Mets Twitter where he shares his vast knowledge and passion […]

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More Mets Static

An article by posted on May 27, 2014 0 Comments
More Mets Static

It was almost miraculous. I turned on WOR coming home from watching Darin Gorski throw a masterful two-hit, complete game in Binghamton and the reception was crystal clear. Learning Jacob deGrom had left the game with a 2-0 lead I was elated. First Rafael Montero‘s 10 strikeout performance and now deGrom, both pitching like the […]

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Who’s To Blame For The Mets, Who Do Ya Think?

An article by posted on May 27, 2014 0 Comments
Who’s To Blame For The Mets, Who Do Ya Think?

A recent MMO post by Mike Simon got me to thinking. It was an excellent piece from Sunday that broke down the failures of the organization on the big league level this season. It detailed the contributions by Mets front office personnel to the Mets becoming what I feel is one of the worst-run organizations […]

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D’Arnaud Homers in Rehab Game, Could Return Wednesday

An article by posted on May 26, 2014 0 Comments
D’Arnaud Homers in Rehab Game, Could Return Wednesday

May 25 Travis d’Arnaud went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer and caught five innings in his first rehab game with Double-A Binghamton on Sunday. D’Arnaud is expected to DH on Monday before catching one more game on Tuesday, according to Adam Rubin. After that, he could be activated from the disabled list as soon as Wednesday. […]

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The Blame Game: Why Are The Mets So Bad, Again?

An article by posted on May 25, 2014 0 Comments
The Blame Game: Why Are The Mets So Bad, Again?

It may be time to revise Mr. Wilpon’s famously coined phrase from “meaningful games in September” to “meaningful games in June”. At this rate, even that seems like a long shot, especially with the team’s annual freefall now beginning before Memorial Day. After a promising 15-11 start that had the marketing department proclaiming that the […]

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