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The Significance of Carlos Torres: The Man with the Rubber Arm

An article by posted on July 11, 2014 0 Comments
The Significance of Carlos Torres: The Man with the Rubber Arm

At 31 years old, Carlos Torres has established himself as the Mets most reliable workhorse out of the bullpen. Last night, Torres made his 42nd appearance of the season in the team’s 3-1 loss to the Atlanta Braves. He contributed one inning of scoreless relief, dropping his season’s ERA to 2.93. In the early stages […]

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Daniel Murphy, Superhero: Chapter 2 – Who’s Crying Now

An article by posted on January 13, 2014 0 Comments
Daniel Murphy, Superhero: Chapter 2 – Who’s Crying Now

Daniel Murphy was in the Port St. Lucie locker room. His eyes were closed and he was in a deep meditation, envisioning a perfect swing, perfect contact, and a line drive hit to the opposite field to drive in the game winning run. He was distracted from his meditation by a disturbing sound. Someone was […]

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Parnell Expected To Be Ready For Spring Training

An article by posted on December 17, 2013 1 Comment
Parnell Expected To Be Ready For Spring Training

During a brief media session at Citi Field today, Sandy Alderson updated us on Bobby Parnell who is recovering from surgery last September to repair a herniated disk in his neck . Speaking about the 30 pound weight loss that was reported in October, Sandy said, ”he’s regained the weight and is about to start throwing again.” […]

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In Theater Of Absurd, There’s No End To The Madness

An article by posted on November 29, 2013 0 Comments
In Theater Of Absurd, There’s No End To The Madness

According to Venezuelan journalist Rafael Tejera, the Mets have expressed interest in journeyman relief pitchers Víctor Garate and Armando Galarraga. To fully appreciate how earth-shattering this news is, you must first know that Garate last pitched in the major leagues in 2009, and had a 22.50 ERA. Galarraga last pitched in the majors in 2012, […]

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Adam Rubin Talks 40-Man Roster, $87M Payroll, Braun Rumor, Peralta, More…

An article by posted on November 21, 2013 0 Comments
Adam Rubin Talks 40-Man Roster, $87M Payroll, Braun Rumor, Peralta, More…

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York shared his insights on the Mets Hot Stove season on the Shots From Shea podcast on Wednesday. A great podcast featuring our own Ed Marcus and the great Steve Keane from the Kranepool Society. Some of things that were discussed included the Mets being in the New York market […]

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MMO Fair or Foul: Mets Need Fewer Sourpusses And More Players Who Buy Into Offensive Philosophy

An article by posted on November 16, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Fair or Foul: Mets Need Fewer Sourpusses And More Players Who Buy Into Offensive Philosophy

I came across this on MLBTR this morning: The Mets are looking for players to buy into their offensive philosophy, and that means finding guys with discipline at the plate, writes Andy Martino of the New York Daily News.  That might help to explain why the free-swinging Daniel Murphy has found himself on the pages of MLBTR over the last […]

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Mets Arbitration Predictions and Non-Tender Candidates

An article by posted on November 7, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Arbitration Predictions and Non-Tender Candidates

MLB Trade Rumors posted their arbitration predictions today. Daniel Murphy stands to be the biggest winner nearly doubling his 2013 salary to $5.8 million dollars. Guaranteed Contracts David Wright – $11.0 million (2013), $20.0 million Jon Niese – $3.0 million (2013), $5.05 million Arbitration 1 Dillon Gee – $527,375 (2013) $3.4 million Ruben Tejada – […]

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Mets News: Santana, Hawkins, Dice-K and Feliciano Head To Free Agency

An article by posted on October 31, 2013 0 Comments
Mets News: Santana, Hawkins, Dice-K and Feliciano Head To Free Agency

In the biggest non-story of the day, the Mets plan to decline the $25 million option on Johan Santana and will pay the $5.5 million buyout instead. There’s still a chance that they could bring back Santana this winter on a one-year deal, but don’t count on it. It’s most likely that Johan has pitched […]

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2013 MMO Awards (Part 1): Wright Gets Top Honors, But Plenty Of Love To Go Around

An article by posted on October 21, 2013 0 Comments
2013 MMO Awards (Part 1): Wright Gets Top Honors, But Plenty Of Love To Go Around

Most Valuable Player Award – David Wright There is little contest to oppose David Wright as team MVP. Harvey put up ridiculous numbers in his sophomore season, but Wright helped the Mets every day while Harvey only helped every 5th day. With a .307 BA, a .390 OBP and a SLG of .514, there is […]

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Mets Offseason Plan: First Things First, Considering Our Own Free Agents

An article by posted on October 15, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Offseason Plan: First Things First, Considering Our Own Free Agents

In looking at the free-agent market, the New York Mets will first consider which of their own eight they might think of bringing back. It isn’t an impressive list, but there are several the Mets might think of returning. If they don’t bring back they can always find their replacements in the market. The filing […]

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