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Talkin’ Mets: Mets Sweep, July 4th 1985 and Stars & Strikes

An article by posted on July 4, 2016 0 Comments
Talkin’ Mets: Mets Sweep, July 4th 1985 and Stars & Strikes

The Chicago Cubs came to Citi Field and left without a victory as the New York Mets completed am impressive four game sweep against the best team in baseball. I examine the reason for the quick turnaround after the disaster against the Nationals in Washington. Was it Brandon Nimmo’s energy? Familia’s high-wire act in the first […]

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MMO Exclusive: Orthopedic Surgeon Explains David Wright’s Neck Procedure

An article by posted on June 30, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: Orthopedic Surgeon Explains David Wright’s Neck Procedure

Exactly two weeks ago, the Mets season took a turn for the worse when third baseman David Wright underwent a cervical discectomy and fusion procedure on his neck to repair a herniated disk. Mets fans and media alike rushed to the proverbial Panic City with proclamations that Wright was “finished” and that the Mets’ season […]

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MMO Comment Guidelines 2.0

An article by posted on June 30, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Comment Guidelines 2.0

With the advent of User Blocking on our Disqus commenting platform, we have updated our MMO Comment Guidelines to reflect this new dynamic while also reviewing and renewing some of our previous dos and don’ts. Our goal at MMO is to raise the level of discourse in the comment threads by eliminating inappropriate language and […]

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Know Your Stats: Weighted Runs Above Average (wRAA)

An article by posted on June 28, 2016 0 Comments
Know Your Stats: Weighted Runs Above Average (wRAA)

We continue our widely-beloved “Know Your Stats” series with a “gateway stat:” Weighted Runs Above Average. wRAA is essentially wOBA converted into runs, but understanding wRAA is crucial to understanding Wins Above Replacement and Weighted Runs Created Plus, which we’ll be talking about this afternoon. One of the biggest issues with rate statistics like wOBA […]

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Know Your Stats: Weighted On Base Average (wOBA)

An article by posted on June 23, 2016 0 Comments
Know Your Stats: Weighted On Base Average (wOBA)

For the next few days, I will be bringing back my “Know Your Stats” series that I began a few years back to highlight some important sabermetric stats and concepts. Earlier today, we went through OPS and OPS+. Now we continue with wOBA… Perhaps the best way of describing weighted-On Base Average (wOBA) is to describe […]

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Come On Maverick, Get In The Fight

An article by posted on June 20, 2016 0 Comments
Come On Maverick, Get In The Fight

In my last post, I told you it had to get worse before it could get better.  Well, its worse.  So now it HAS TO get better. In times of trouble, think outside the box.  Be unique; unorthodox, and come up with a solution.  In other words, be a Maverick.  Sandy Alderson was dubbed the […]

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Latest Buzz: Mets Debating Reyes, Wilpon Wants Hits, Sandy Wants Better Effort

An article by posted on June 20, 2016 0 Comments
Latest Buzz: Mets Debating Reyes, Wilpon Wants Hits, Sandy Wants Better Effort

According to columnist Neil Best of Newsday, Jeff Wilpon told reporters at a charity event in Harlem that the Mets might not be able to wait until the trade deadline to make some moves. Asked what he thought the Mets needed, “Hits,” the Mets COO responded. Meanwhile, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports is reporting that […]

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MMO Fan Shot: I Love David Wright… That’s Why I Want Him To Retire

An article by posted on June 14, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: I Love David Wright… That’s Why I Want Him To Retire

An MMO Fan Shot by Brendan Birth I know I am not unique among Mets fans for my love of David Wright, my view of him as one of the few bright spots on the team during the dark days of the cash-strapped Wilpon ownership, my admiration for his loyalty to the Mets during that […]

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The Mets Have a Need for Speed

An article by posted on June 8, 2016 0 Comments
The Mets Have a Need for Speed

The Mets lack speed, and everybody, from opposing teams to the fans at Citi Field knows it. As of today, the team scores over 60 percent of their runs via the longball, making them perhaps the only squad in baseball capable of being fourth in the league in home runs while simultaneously sitting third from […]

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Mets Notes: Wheeler Return Moved To Mid July, D’Arnaud Swinging, Wright To See Dr. Watkins

An article by posted on June 3, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Notes: Wheeler Return Moved To Mid July, D’Arnaud Swinging, Wright To See Dr. Watkins

Third baseman David Wright is heading to California to see Dr. Robert Watkins, the back specialist he worked with last summer, Terry Collins told reporters. Wright will meet with him on Monday, but it’s not clear if this is just a routine checkup on his spinal stenosis condition or if it’s related to the herniated […]

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