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Mets Had One Of The Best Under The Radar Offseasons

An article by posted on January 12, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Had One Of The Best Under The Radar Offseasons

Mike Petriello of ESPN (Insider Subscription) writes that the Mets had one of the best under-the-radar offseasons by signing Curtis Granderson and Chris Young to upgrade their outfield defense. For most of the first third of 2013, he writes, the corner outfielders in New York were Lucas Duda in left and Marlon Byrd in right, flanking a rotating combination of Rick Ankiel, Collin Cowgill, Jordany Valdespin and Kirk […]

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MMO Roundtable: Chris Young or Juan Lagares?

An article by posted on December 19, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Roundtable: Chris Young or Juan Lagares?

On Tuesday, Sandy Alderson strongly suggested that Curtis Granderson would be the only outfielder assured of an everyday job to start the season. He also stated to us that newly acquired Chris Young was promised playing time although it wasn’t clear how many at-bats that meant or whether that playing time would come in right or […]

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It Would Be A Mistake If Lagares Is The Odd Man Out

An article by posted on December 12, 2013 0 Comments
It Would Be A Mistake If Lagares Is The Odd Man Out

It’s something that is asked of me more and more in the last three weeks; will Juan Lagares lose any playing time or even his starting job in center field in light of the Mets new outfield additions? I’d always thought there was no chance that anyone would supplant Lagares in center, but I began […]

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Will Juan Lagares Lose Playing Time In Center Field To Chris Young?

An article by posted on November 27, 2013 0 Comments
Will Juan Lagares Lose Playing Time In Center Field To Chris Young?

Will Juan Lagares lose time in center field to Chris Young? Check out this post by Mike Kerwick of The Record who writes that newly acquired Chris Young has a list of three expectations that he shared with reporters yesterday. He wants substantial playing time. He wants that playing time to be in center field. […]

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Mets Don’t Love Mark Trumbo

An article by posted on November 5, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Don’t Love Mark Trumbo

I don’t know about most of you, but a few of us on MMO let out a collective sigh of relief when we read the following from Andy Martino of the Daily News: The Mets don’t love Mark Trumbo and they’ve never shown any interest in Peter Bourjos. I see Trumbo as an Ike Davis […]

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Beltran Doesn’t Rule Out A Return To The Mets

An article by posted on October 6, 2013 0 Comments
Beltran Doesn’t Rule Out A Return To The Mets

Carlos Beltran told Mike Puma of the NY Post that he wouldn’t be against a return to the Mets when he becomes a free agent this offseason. “Maybe I’ll see you, maybe I won’t,” Beltran said laughing when asked about a return to the Mets. “I’m going to listen to everybody and we’ll see what […]

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MMO Players of the Week: Deja-Vu All Over Again

An article by posted on September 16, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Players of the Week: Deja-Vu All Over Again

I don’t think I could pinpoint another week in the 2013 season where the offense was more flat than it was this past week. The Mets were blanked three times this week, and were on the verge of getting blanked for a fourth if it weren’t for Travis d’Arnaud in the 12th inning.The lineup is […]

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9/11 Home Run from the Other Side

An article by posted on September 11, 2013 0 Comments
9/11 Home Run from the Other Side

Here is a story I wrote for The Tablet newspaper of the Diocese of Brooklyn, N.Y. We will always remember Mike Piazza‘s “Healing Power of a Swing,” but it turns out the Braves’ pitcher that surrendered the home run, Steve Karsay, grew up just 15 minutes from Shea Stadium. Here’s what Karsay had to say […]

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Watch D’Arnaud Hit His First Major League Home Run

An article by posted on August 25, 2013 0 Comments
Watch D’Arnaud Hit His First Major League Home Run

Congratulations to Mets top prospect Travis d’Arnaud who got just enough of a Rick Porcello fastball to send it over the left-center field wall for his first career home run. It was a two-run shot in the fourth to put the Mets ahead 3-2 at the time, and after a hearty round of congratulations from his teammates, […]

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Is Juan Lagares An Everyday Center Fielder?

An article by posted on August 21, 2013 0 Comments
Is Juan Lagares An Everyday Center Fielder?

YES!!! Mets righthander Dillon Gee credits his improved performance to his defense because he doesn’t have to be afraid to pitch to contact, he especially singles out Juan Lagares. “It gives you confidence to keep attacking because you know you’ve got guys out there that are playing hard and making all the plays for you,” […]

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