Tag: fans

From Left Field: The Status Quo

An article by posted on October 13, 2011 0 Comments

With the World Series just around the corner, the MLB offseason hot stove can’t some soon enough for us Mets fans. But just like last offseason, the Mets will likely be watching as the other NL East teams improve while they sit tight. The team is looking to shed payroll rather than add it, so […]

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Big Money, Big Busts

An article by posted on October 10, 2011 0 Comments

I wish I had a dollar for everytime I saw Mets fans bemoaning the Mets offseason a year ago for not going after one of these players; especially Crawford and Dunn. 7 Years, $142,000,000 After a 2010 season in which he produced a line that looked like this: .307/.356/.495 Crawford completely tanked in Boston this […]

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Enough Already, Reyes Should Be The Guy The Mets Sign

An article by posted on October 5, 2011 0 Comments

This week, I read two interesting posts on MMO, one from my good friend and colleague Clayton Collier asking “Is C.J. Wilson A Better Signing Than Jose Reyes“, the other from my good colleague Ben Yoel, who asked “Should the Mets sign Yu Darvish over Jose Reyes”.  Both articles were very interesting.  However, in all seriousness, […]

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Bring On The Hot Stove!

An article by posted on September 29, 2011 0 Comments

Not even a few days have passed since the last out was made in the New York Mets 2011 season and at least for Met fans – the Hot Stove is about to be stirred. I was annoyed at how Jose Reyes’ season came to an abrupt end – the blow thankfully softened by the […]

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The Myth of the Franchise Player

An article by posted on September 18, 2011 0 Comments
The Myth of the Franchise Player

Synonymous with the New York Mets is Tom Seaver. “Tom Terrific” is known as “The Franchise,” the player who was singularly responsible for making the Mets relevant. Adding him to the pitching staff with the likes of Jerry Koosman, Gary Gentry and Nolan Ryan, and coupling him with players like Cleon Jones and Tommie Agee, […]

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Why Do So Many Mets Fans Hate David Wright?

An article by posted on September 16, 2011 0 Comments

I haven’t done one of these in a while, but I got an email from one of our readers yesterday that basically asked me  a few questions about Bay, Tejada and a couple of other players, but what really struck me was this: Why do so many fans hate David Wright? Everybody seems to pin […]

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Are Clutch Performances And Players A Myth?

An article by posted on September 13, 2011 0 Comments
Are Clutch Performances And Players A Myth?

A recent exchange on Twitter between me and a couple of other Mets bloggers, reminds me of why there is such a great divide between the sabermetric crowd and for lack of a better term, the traditionalists, or the old-school crowd if you will. In my opinion, the cause for the divide isn’t really the […]

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MLB’s Ban On 9/11 Caps, Didn’t Upstage The Main Event Last Night

An article by posted on September 12, 2011 0 Comments
MLB’s Ban On 9/11 Caps, Didn’t Upstage The Main Event Last Night

Ah, the “Authority of the MLB” and again they take one step too far. This past weekend was a time of mourning and recovery for all of us. The whole country had their own ways of remembering the events of 9/11/01 and did so. I was particularly taken with the Shanksville ceremonies. You don’t get […]

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Alderson Says Mets Are Not In Position To Spend This Offseason

An article by posted on September 1, 2011 0 Comments

For those among you who have waited patiently for this season to end, a season in which the lack of payroll flexibility was the cure-all for why no significant moves were made to bolster the team, don’t expect this offseason to be much different from the last one. For nearly a year, the Mets and […]

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Morning Grind: What Ever Happened To Banner Day?

An article by posted on August 13, 2011 0 Comments
Morning Grind: What Ever Happened To Banner Day?

Ever since 1996, Mets fans have not had the pleasure of going to Banner Day in Flushing. For years, fans would bring banners and signs to the ballpark during double-headers to show their true expression of Mets fandom. But, once MLB stopped scheduling double-headers, so too did the Amazin’s do to the beloved Banner Day. Fans […]

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