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Deal With Cubs Unlikely, Mets Unwilling To Move Young Arm

An article by posted on May 13, 2015 0 Comments
Deal With Cubs Unlikely, Mets Unwilling To Move Young Arm

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that the Mets have not yet written off Wilmer Flores as their No. 1 shortstop. However, he adds that the consensus among in-the-know observers is that at some point they will need to pull the trigger and obtain a top-tier shortstop if they truly plan to capitalize on […]

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MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Cubs, 8:05 PM (Lagares Bats Leadoff)

An article by posted on May 11, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Cubs, 8:05 PM (Lagares Bats Leadoff)

The New York Mets head to Chicago for the start of a four game series with the Cubs at Wrigley Field. Reigning NL Rookie of the Year Jacob deGrom (3-3, 2.95) opens the series and will oppose left-hander Jon Lester (2-2, 4.04) at 8:05 PM. Ten of New York’s 20 wins have been come from […]

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NY Post: Five Shortstops That Could Help Mets

An article by posted on May 5, 2015 0 Comments
NY Post: Five Shortstops That Could Help Mets

Ken Davidoff of the New York Post, comprises a list of five external shortstop options he believes can solve the Mets problem at the position. Davidoff writes that the Mets can’t shrug their shoulders at their shortstop problem. “Should their internal options fail, the Mets have put themselves in a position where they’ll be compelled […]

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Sherman: No Love For The Baseball Maverick

An article by posted on April 6, 2015 0 Comments
Sherman: No Love For The Baseball Maverick

Joel Sherman of the New York Post posted a Top 5 list ranking the best managers and baseball executives and I took a look to see what he came up with. Not only did the Baseball Maverick fail to make his top five, but he wasn’t even listed among the five honorable mentions either. I’m […]

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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 2 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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