Tag: Cubs

Pitching Or Hitting? Assigning Post-Steroid Era Value

An article by posted on November 21, 2014 0 Comments
Pitching Or Hitting? Assigning Post-Steroid Era Value

There’s been a lot of talk these days about value. Many Mets fans wonder whether stockpiling valuable pitching assets will prove advantageous in an era when scarcity dictates that quality hitters possess the most value. Value metrics have become the go-to statistic among many fans in this discussion as they provide a practical tool for […]

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MMO Fan Shot: A Case For Pursuing Cubs SS Addison Russell

An article by posted on November 17, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: A Case For Pursuing Cubs SS Addison Russell

An MMO Fan Shot by Marc M. (Not4) There has been much discussion and debate about whether the Cubs and Mets will match up for a deal this winter.  Many say it would be a natural fit as each team’s strength is the other team’s weakness, which seems to make for a good match. Early […]

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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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How Important Is Winning?

An article by posted on November 3, 2014 0 Comments
How Important Is Winning?

Can you imagine Terry Collins, Sandy Alderson or Fred and Jeff Wilpon ever uttering those words? Me either. Winning has become so far removed from the Mets lexicon that even a sixth straight losing season failed to ruffle any feathers or cause an ounce of grief in the executive offices at Citi Field. There were […]

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Mets and Cubs Matchup Well, But Deal Unlikely Because of Differing Perceived Values

An article by posted on October 29, 2014 0 Comments
Mets and Cubs Matchup Well, But Deal Unlikely Because of Differing Perceived Values

Andy Martino of the Daily News takes a poke at the Mets shortstop situation and says the Mets are most likely to go internal, with Wilmer Flores and Matt Reynolds as possibilities, and speculates that Ruben Tejada will either be gone or a backup. He also reports that despite being a player that Sandy Alderson […]

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MMO Players of the Week: Duda, Colon and Everybody Else

An article by posted on August 25, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Players of the Week: Duda, Colon and Everybody Else

The collapse wasn’t as sudden as it has been in the past, but it has finally arrived. Splitting the series with the Cubs was deplorable (especially in the manner the Mets did it in). Splitting the short series with the A’s was expected, but still not acceptable. Nearly getting swept by the Dodgers due to […]

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Red Sox and Rusney Castillo Agree To $72 Million Deal

An article by posted on August 22, 2014 0 Comments
Red Sox and Rusney Castillo Agree To $72 Million Deal

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.is reporting that Cuban free agent Rusney Castillo has agreed to sign with the Boston Red Sox for a record six-year, $72 million dollar contract. Congratulations to the Red Sox who by all accounts have gotten themselves a very high-impact player who seems to have chosen a park perfectly suited for his skill […]

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Difficult to See How Mets and Cubs Match Up For Trade

An article by posted on August 22, 2014 0 Comments
Difficult to See How Mets and Cubs Match Up For Trade

“It’s hard to see how we would actually match up,” a team official told Andy Martino of the Daily News when asked if the Cubs were ideal trade partners for the Mets.. The problem is that neither team is eager to part with its top prospects, and both would require a major haul to do […]

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Offensive Futility Reaches Epic Proportions For The Mets

An article by posted on August 18, 2014 0 Comments
Offensive Futility Reaches Epic Proportions For The Mets

The Mets became the first team in the major leagues to have four or less hits for five consecutive games since 2004. Ironically, that futility was also last accomplished by the Mets. Since the All Star break, the Mets are last in Runs per Game (3.0), Batting Average (.210) and Slugging Pct. (.304). Additionally, Mets […]

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MMO Game Thread: Cubs vs Mets, 12:10 PM

An article by posted on August 18, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Thread: Cubs vs Mets, 12:10 PM

The Mets try to secure their series against the Cubs today as they send Carlos Torres (5-5, 3.68) to the hill in a spot start against one of the elite rookie starters in the National League, Kyle Hendricks (4-1, 1.73). Bartolo Colon was scratched from his start this afternoon as he heads home to be […]

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