Tag: free agency

Bud Selig, MLB’s Push For Parity, And Its Impact On The Mets

An article by posted on May 9, 2013 0 Comments
Bud Selig, MLB’s Push For Parity, And Its Impact On The Mets

Beginning In 1985, as owner of the Milwaukee Brewers, Bud Selig and numerous other owners colluded to undermine free agency by agreeing not to sign other teams’ free agents. The owners were taken to court and eventually ended up paying 280 million in damages to the players. It was with this failed attempt at collusion […]

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Matt Harvey: The Mets Have Their Ace

An article by posted on May 8, 2013 0 Comments
Matt Harvey: The Mets Have Their Ace

Once upon a time, not so long ago, the Mets had a top ten prospect named Zack Wheeler who was deemed the heir apparent to their oft-maligned rotation.  It had to be Wheeler, who would assume the role of staff ace.  Especially with the controversial trade of surprising knuckleballer, RA Dickey.  It seemed unanimous that […]

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Darkness In Corona: The Night The Lights Went Out At Shea

An article by posted on May 3, 2013 0 Comments
Darkness In Corona: The Night The Lights Went Out At Shea

It had been a sweltering hot summer in NY, so hot that my dad and I had taken to sitting out in the backyard to listen to the games.  It was July 13, 1977, and the Mets were playing the Cubs. They were losing 2-1 in the bottom of the sixth in spite of  an 11-strikeout effort by Jerry […]

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Parnell Should Remain Mets Closer When Francisco Is Activated

An article by posted on April 22, 2013 0 Comments
Parnell Should Remain Mets Closer When Francisco Is Activated

Most everything about the Mets these days is about the future. From Matt Harvey, to extending David Wright, to the trade of R.A. Dickey and protecting Zack Wheeler, we’re talking about 2014 and beyond. Sure, it would be great to compete now, but 2013 is mostly for establishing the foundation. It is the development of Harvey and Jon Niese; giving Wheeler major league […]

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Is Scott Boras Slipping?

An article by posted on April 3, 2013 0 Comments
Is Scott Boras Slipping?

Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus cashed in a big way by agreeing to an eight-year, $120 million contract extension. The deal hasn’t been finalized, but should be made official on Thursday. There is a clause that would allow Andrus to opt out after the fourth year if he chooses, but since the extension doesn’t kick […]

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MMO Book Review: Swinging ’73: Baseball’s Wildest Season

An article by posted on February 1, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Book Review: Swinging ’73: Baseball’s Wildest Season

A couple of weeks ago, the great Mets historian and author Matt Silverman, was nice enough to give me a sneak preview into his newest publication, Swinging ’73: Baseball’s Wildest Season. The verdict is in, and Matt has done it again – delivering another Amazin’ Book that should be a part of every Met fan’s […]

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From Left Field: Give Travis d’Arnaud A Chance In The Bigs Right Away

An article by posted on January 10, 2013 0 Comments
From Left Field: Give Travis d’Arnaud A Chance In The Bigs Right Away

To turn attention away from Mike Piazza and the Hall of Fame vote for just a minute, let’s discuss the future Mike Piazza, or so we hope. The Mets acquired Travis d’Arnaud, their catcher of the future, in the trade that sent R.A. Dickey to the Toronto Blue Jays. But why can’t the future be […]

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Would You Decline Wright’s Option To Sign Josh Hamilton Next Offseason?

An article by posted on January 19, 2012 0 Comments
Would You Decline Wright’s Option To Sign Josh Hamilton Next Offseason?

After posing this question via twitter, a debate ensued between myself and several Met bloggers including our own Joe D. and Brandon Butler. I thought I would ask the MMO faithful this same query: Would you do anything to sign Josh Hamilton next winter? Even if it meant losing David Wright? Personally, I think it […]

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Balance Is The Key To The New CBA

An article by posted on November 30, 2011 0 Comments
Balance Is The Key To The New CBA

While details about the new CBA are still coming in, it seems one thing is quite apparent about this new deal. It was an exercise in balancing the inequities in the league. It starts off by balancing the AL and NL to have the same number of teams. While this does not appear to have […]

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Alderson on Reyes, Wright, 2012 Season

An article by posted on October 31, 2011 0 Comments

This from Adam Rubin: So Reyes will in fact go into free agency with nary an offer from the Mets confirming an earlier report to that effect from Adam Rubin and Andy Martino. The Wright thing sounds about right. Looking forward to seeing what he means by not punting in 2012. Fielder? Wilson? Big trade? […]

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