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Identity Fraud Still A Problem For MLB

An article by posted on February 3, 2012 0 Comments

Tyler Kepner of the NY Times had an interesting article that discussed the ongoing problem of identity fraud in major league baseball. When Sandy Alderson traveled to the Dominican Republic in 2010 to investigate identity fraud for the commissioner’s office, he went armed with a message. Alderson had previously served as the chief executive of […]

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Are You Wild About Another Wild Card?

An article by posted on January 31, 2012 0 Comments
Are You Wild About Another Wild Card?

Ronald Blum of the Denver Post reported yesterday that commissioner Bud Selig expects baseball to expand its playoffs this season. “I really believe we’ll have the wild card for 2012, this year,” Selig said Friday night in Chicago at a White Sox fan festival. “Clubs really want it. I don’t think I’ve ever seen an issue […]

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Get To Know Mets Prospect Travis Taijeron

An article by posted on January 28, 2012 0 Comments
Get To Know Mets Prospect Travis Taijeron

I got in touch with NY Mets outfield prospect Travis Taijeron this week and he was nice enough to agree to an interview with us here on MetsMerizedOnline.com. The righty-hitting Taijeron played CF, and LF last year for the Brooklyn Cyclones after being drafted by the Mets in the 2011 Amateur Draft. It was an excellent […]

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This Day In MLB History…

An article by posted on January 20, 2012 0 Comments
This Day In MLB History…

January 20th, 1947: Negro League standout Josh Gibson, sometimes referred to as the ‘black Babe Ruth’, dies of a stroke at the of 35. The future Hall of Fame catcher will put to rest in an unmarked grave in Allegheny Cemetery in Pittsburgh. Unfortunately, one of the best players to ever put spikes on died […]

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Baseball History 101

An article by posted on January 17, 2012 0 Comments
Baseball History 101

For Christmas, I received a great gift from my mother; it was a small book title Fun Facts for Baseball Fans, compiled by Paul Kent. It is a great read because it doesn’t take you all that long to get through, and you learn so much about the game in such a short period of […]

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Ike Davis Is “Ready To Play”

An article by posted on January 11, 2012 0 Comments

Some good news from Anthony Rieber of Newsday: Ike Davis said Tuesday he is “good to go” for spring training after more than two months of hard rehab on the freakish left ankle injury that cost him most of the 2011 season. “I’m there now,” he said after a two-hour workout at Fischer SportsPhysical Therapy and Conditioning […]

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This Day In MLB History…

An article by posted on January 10, 2012 0 Comments
This Day In MLB History…

January 10th, 1928: The Giants trade Rogers Hornsby to the Boston Braves for Shanty Hogan and Jimmy Welsh. It’s the Rajah’s third team in three years. Why exactly is this trade monumental? Mostly because I find it hard to believe that any team would want to trade one of the best second basemen in the […]

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Temper Your Expectations

An article by posted on January 10, 2012 0 Comments
Temper Your Expectations

Hey MMO readers, I’m not looking to be a Debbie Downer with this post, but I wanted to draw a bit of a comparison to my colleague Clayton’s post yesterday about the Mets offense being better than we think in 2012. I think Clayton drew some fair points, but the bottom line is that it […]

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MMO Talkin’ Baseball: Mets Pitching Prospect Scott Moviel

An article by posted on January 4, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Talkin’ Baseball: Mets Pitching Prospect Scott Moviel

I got a chance to talk with Mets right-hander Scott Moviel just after Christmas and he was nice enough to bring us up-to-date as far as his progress in 2011. Before last season Scott was battling knee troubles which can be problematic for a pitcher who stands 6’11″. Now healthy once again, he provides us […]

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MMO Talkin’ Baseball With Mets Pitching Prospect Ryan Fraser

An article by posted on December 19, 2011 0 Comments
MMO Talkin’ Baseball With Mets Pitching Prospect Ryan Fraser

I had the pleasure of doing a Q&A with 23-year-old, New York Mets minor league pitcher, RHP Ryan Fraser the other day. In just two years of professional baseball with the Mets, the 6’3″ Fraser has made some very favorable impressions on people who follow the team. He was the Brooklyn Cyclones closer in 2010 […]

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Mets Pitching Prospect Adam Kolarek Speaks To MMO

An article by posted on December 17, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Pitching Prospect Adam Kolarek Speaks To MMO

I had a chance to chat recently with 22-year-old Mets minor league pitching prospect, 6’3″ left-hander, Adam Kolarek. Adam pitched nearly all of 2011 with the South Atlantic League Southern Division Champion, Savannah Sand Gnats, helping to anchor their bullpen. It was really nice of Adam to take some time off from holiday shopping to […]

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