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Mets Flashback: Dave Kingman Comes To Queens

An article by posted on February 28, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Flashback: Dave Kingman Comes To Queens

On this day in Mets’ history in 1975, the contract of outfielder and first baseman Dave Kingman was purchased from the San Francisco Giants. The 6-foot-6 Kingman, nicknamed Kong for his prodigious strength and power, was to give the Mets the fearsome home run hitter they had never had this early in their existence. “He was going […]

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Much Ado About Three-Homer Games At Home

An article by posted on January 2, 2015 0 Comments
Much Ado About Three-Homer Games At Home

“You know, Keith, no Met has ever hit three home runs in a game at home.” If you’ve watched as many Mets games as I have over the years, then you’ve undoubtedly heard Gary Cohen make this statement whenever a Met has come up to the plate after hitting two home runs in a home […]

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Shortstop Market: Drew Looking For $9-10 Million

An article by posted on December 30, 2014 0 Comments
Shortstop Market: Drew Looking For $9-10 Million

Stephen Drew is looking for a one year deal worth $9 to $10 million according to Joel Sherman of the Post. However, interested teams see that as too high and not in their price range. Drew’s agent, Scott Boras, has emphasized the career .764 OPS the lefty swinger took into last season as representative of […]

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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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