Tag: depth

Bobby Abreu Expected To Join Mets In September

An article by posted on August 18, 2014 0 Comments
Bobby Abreu Expected To Join Mets In September

The Mets re-signed Bobby Abreu to a minor-league deal this past Friday, and a team official told Adam Rubin of ESPN new York. that he’ll assuredly be part called up in September when rosters expand. “Whenever we sign a veteran player to a minor-league deal, we think about the impact he may or may not […]

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Quality vs. Quantity: Can The Mets Sustain Their Pitching Dominance?

An article by posted on August 13, 2014 0 Comments
Quality vs. Quantity: Can The Mets Sustain Their Pitching Dominance?

In what is becoming an ongoing commentary on the effectiveness of the Mets braintrust’s primary approach to returning the organization to relevance, namely their institutional focus on pitching, we are poised for yet another test. Over the past few days the Mets have been hit with a mixed bag of essentially bad news on the […]

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Mets Have Reached Critical Mass

An article by posted on August 1, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Have Reached Critical Mass

When Matt Harvey was diagnosed with his UCL tear my initial reaction was the sad resignation to an even longer wait for relevance. I wondered, with all our pitching depth, whether any rotation could absorb the loss of Harvey. Oddly enough, the Mets as currently constituted are in perhaps one of the best positions in […]

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Abreu, Colon and the Alderson Strategy

An article by posted on June 15, 2014 0 Comments
Abreu, Colon and the Alderson Strategy

Mid-June has arrived and with it another unfortunate dose of reality: for all the public pronouncements of 90-win expectations and suggestions that the franchise had at last “turned the corner,” it is clear that the strange territory staked out by Mets management – that of “betwixt and between” a full-fledged rebuilding and a half-hearted attempt […]

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Mets Need More Left-Handed Pitching In The Pipeline

An article by posted on May 30, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Need More Left-Handed Pitching In The Pipeline

The Mets farm system is looking a little better these days. Where as a few years ago there were hardly any, the system now boasts a number of real prospects. Although he continues to come under intense fire for the present state of the major league roster, GM Sandy Alderson has managed to improve the […]

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From Left Field: Is Having Too Many Options Actually A Good Thing?

An article by posted on February 20, 2014 0 Comments
From Left Field: Is Having Too Many Options Actually A Good Thing?

Spring Training will answer plenty of burning questions for New York Mets fans. Who will play first base consistently? What will the team do with young prospects Juan Lagares and Wilmer Flores? Is the team confident enough in Ruben Tejada at shortstop? Who will start Opening Day? Who will win the fifth starter’s job? How […]

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MMO Fan Shot: What Would Mets Look Like With A $120 Million Payroll?

An article by posted on February 18, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: What Would Mets Look Like With A $120 Million Payroll?

An MMO Fan Shot by Chuck Banker What would the Mets look like if we spent $120 million in 2014? Okay, so we made some waves, singing Curtis Granderson, Chris Young and Bartolo Colon. But were they the right moves? Were they the best moves? What if we spent more? I love the Granderson signing, […]

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Considering How The Mets Offseason Has Gone

An article by posted on February 3, 2014 0 Comments
Considering How The Mets Offseason Has Gone

I think the Mets have had a decent off season thus far.  Going into the offseason I felt the Mets needed to sign 7 or 8 players that would be on the 40 man roster for the majority of the 2014 season. Those 7 or 8 would be two outfielders, two relievers, two starting pitchers, […]

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Alderson Wants To Give Young Pitchers The Chance To Compete For Roster Spots

An article by posted on December 19, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson Wants To Give Young Pitchers The Chance To Compete For Roster Spots

In the three seasons since Sandy took over, we have seen a continuous theme of signing veteran players to minor league deals for the soul purpose of acting as a stopgap while the club’s younger internal options develop. More often than not, these acquisitions have favored the veterans, resulting in the prospects starting the season […]

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Bartolo Colon – An Intriguing Signing

An article by posted on December 12, 2013 0 Comments
Bartolo Colon – An Intriguing Signing

The signing of Bartolo Colon is an intriguing one. It sends the message that the Mets aren’t throwing in the towel for 2014 with Matt Harvey being out for the season. It’s a huge (sorry, had to throw that in) signing. It means that we’ve added a solid starter that gives us four really good […]

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