Tag: Braves

Ranking the NL East Second Basemen

An article by posted on December 22, 2014 0 Comments
Ranking the NL East Second Basemen

We saw some change within the division at the Winter Meetings with the Marlins making a significant upgrade at second and appearing to be serious this offseason about a wild card run in 2015, much to the Mets’ chagrin. It’s also looking more and more like Murphy will continue to be our starter and as […]

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Three-Team Deal Could Bring Shortstop Elvis Andrus To Mets?

An article by posted on December 1, 2014 0 Comments
Three-Team Deal Could Bring Shortstop Elvis Andrus To Mets?

Jim Bowden of ESPN proposed a trio of three-team-trades he’d like to see happen next week at the MLB Winter Meetings. Among them, he proposed the following three-way deal involving the Mets: Texas Rangers get: OF Justin Upton from Braves New York Mets get: SS Elvis Andrus and $10 million from Rangers Atlanta Braves get: […]

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Mets Announce 2015 Spring Training Reporting Dates

An article by posted on November 24, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Announce 2015 Spring Training Reporting Dates

2015 Spring Training Reporting Dates Tradition Field, Port St. Lucie, Florida Pitchers and catchers report: February 19 First workout: February 21 Position players report: February 24 First full-squad workout: February 26 Grapefruit League play begins: March 4 Manager Terry Collins will hold his First Official Press Conference on February 18. Then after two weeks of throwing, running and fielding […]

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Braves Shopping Right-Handed Slugger Justin Upton

An article by posted on November 22, 2014 0 Comments
Braves Shopping Right-Handed Slugger Justin Upton

Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Braves are “very much shopping” outfielder Justin Upton and are looking for “a higher return” than they received for Jason Heyward, who they traded to St. Louis earlier this week. In exchange for Heyward and reliever Jordan Walden, Atlanta received 24-year old righthander Shelby Miller […]

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Cubs Acquire 2B Tommy La Stella From Braves, Leading To Lots Of Speculation

An article by posted on November 16, 2014 0 Comments
Cubs Acquire 2B Tommy La Stella From Braves, Leading To Lots Of Speculation

The Cubs made a puzzling move today and traded RHP Arodys Vizcaino to the Braves for second baseman Tommy La Stella. The Cubs also got Atlanta’s No. 4 international signing bonus slot and sent their Nos. 2, 3 and 4 international signing bonus slots to the Braves. La Stella, 25, is strictly a second baseman […]

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Puppets, Puppeteers and Pedagogy, Why Managers Matter

An article by posted on October 10, 2014 0 Comments
Puppets, Puppeteers and Pedagogy, Why Managers Matter

Pedagogy: the method and practice of teaching. From the Greek “ped” (child) and “agogi” (a place where you undergo a test or “trial by suffering” that you learn from – as in “agony”). We all teach and we all learn throughout our lives. Some of us are better at it than others. There is a […]

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Mets Management and the Acceptance of Mediocrity

An article by posted on September 29, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Management and the Acceptance of Mediocrity

The Mets entered the 2011 season with a new skipper and a new General Manager. Despite realizing we’d need to rebuild, Fred Wilpon claimed, “In this city, it’s all about winning.” We are now four years removed from that statement and apparently it’s NOT all about winning. After finishing below .500 every year since, ownership […]

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MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Braves, 1:35 PM

An article by posted on September 21, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Braves, 1:35 PM

The Mets will look to complete a sweep of their three-game series against the Atlanta Braves on Sunday at Turner Field, something they haven’t done since since 2007. Jacob deGrom (8-6, 2.68) will get the starting assignment for the Mets while the Braves counter with RHP Ervin Santana (14-9, 3.74) in a 1:35 PM matchup. In his […]

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MMO Game Recap: Mets 4, Braves 2

An article by posted on September 20, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Recap: Mets 4, Braves 2

The Mets won their second straight against Atlanta on Saturday night, doubling up the Braves 4-2 at Turner Field. Jon Niese started for the Mets and was cruising along, holding the Braves scoreless for seven solid innings. But in the eighth, Niese began to tire and the Braves loaded the bases with one out. That […]

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MMO Game Recap: Mets 5, Braves 0

An article by posted on September 19, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Recap: Mets 5, Braves 0

The Mets (74-80) beat the Braves (76-77) tonight by a score of 5-0 at Turner Field in Atlanta. What you should know: Zack Wheeler was brilliant once again tonight, giving up 5 hits and no runs over 6 innings of work. He struck out 7 and lowered his ERA to 3.49 in the 105 pitch […]

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