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From Left Field: Mets Have No Luck With Free Agents

An article by posted on April 23, 2014 0 Comments
From Left Field: Mets Have No Luck With Free Agents

We’ve played about a month of the season, and already the Mets’ prized free agent of the offseason – Curtis Granderson – has appeared lost at the plate. As a Met fan, I understand what patience truly is, but Granderson’s struggles are certainly alarming for a player who has not only experienced success but has […]

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Opening Series Preview: Washington Nationals

An article by posted on March 31, 2014 0 Comments
Opening Series Preview: Washington Nationals

The long winter is over. It is Opening Day 2014! The Mets will begin their schedule playing host to the division rival Washington Nationals. A team that finished 2013 on a strong note, but still comes into the new season having something to prove to make up for an overall disappointing campaign. For the Mets, 2014 […]

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A Big Season From Granderson Will Be Crucial To Any Mets Success

An article by posted on March 26, 2014 0 Comments
A Big Season From Granderson Will Be Crucial To Any Mets Success

In this latest MMO Roundtable, I asked our writers to tell me which new Mets player would be most critical to the team’s success in 2014. Gerry – The new Met that will prove most critical to the team’s 2014 success will likely be Granderson. Marlon Byrd‘s emergence as an offensive force behind David Wright […]

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MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Cardinals, 1:05 PM (SNY)

An article by posted on March 24, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Cardinals, 1:05 PM (SNY)

The New York Mets will host the St. Louis Cardinals this afternoon at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie at 1:05 PM. Veteran right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka opposes Cardinals right-hander Shelby Miller. The game will be televised on SNY. The Mets will have to pay Matsuzaka $100,000 by noon on Tuesday if they do not guarantee him a spot on […]

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Tigers Sign Alex Gonzalez, Pass On Stephen Drew

An article by posted on March 24, 2014 0 Comments
Tigers Sign Alex Gonzalez, Pass On Stephen Drew

March 24 The Detroit Tigers have acquired veteran shortstop Alex Gonzalez from the Baltimore Orioles for utility man Steve Lombardozzi, according to the Baltimore Sun. Gonzalez, 37, has played 15 seasons in the major leagues, for the Florida Marlins, Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds, Toronto Blue Jays, Atlanta Braves and Milwaukee Brewers. He appeared in 12 […]

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This Day In Mets Infamy With Rusty: Random Thoughts Edition

An article by posted on March 24, 2014 0 Comments
This Day In Mets Infamy With Rusty: Random Thoughts Edition

So here we stand a week from opening day and there are still as many questions as there are answers. Who’s on first? Will Ruben Tejada be the starting shortstop come March 31st – or will the solution come via trade or free agent signing? ( I’m looking at you Stephen Drew !!) And can Jonathon […]

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How Does Chris Young Fit the Mets Plan?

An article by posted on March 19, 2014 0 Comments
How Does Chris Young Fit the Mets Plan?

The Chris Young signing is what I call a Hot Stove Head-Scratcher. Try as I might to understand the move, signing Young to a contract worth more than $7 million dollars simply doesn’t make sense. My litmus test for a free agent signing involves two basic questions. First, is there a reasonable expectation the free […]

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David Wright Wants To Be Part Of Mets Resurgence

An article by posted on March 9, 2014 0 Comments
David Wright Wants To Be Part Of Mets Resurgence

Bob Klapisch of NewJersey.com spoke with David Wright about the state of the Mets and about his decision to forego a more lucrative deal in free agency so that he could stay in New York and continue playing for the team he grew up rooting for. Wright is bound by a sense of loyalty and his desire all along […]

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Is The Qualifying Offer System Fundamentally Flawed Or Working Just Right?

An article by posted on February 25, 2014 0 Comments
Is The Qualifying Offer System Fundamentally Flawed Or Working Just Right?

Union head Tony Clark told the Associated Press that he is concerned that free agents who would cost a team a draft choice for signing them are still without jobs. Of the 13 players who would require compensation, three remain unsigned with teams already at spring training — shortstop Stephen Drew, designated hitter Kendrys Morales and right-hander Ervin Santana. “The way […]

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Contract Details For Dice-K, Valverde, Farnsworth (Updated)

An article by posted on February 17, 2014 0 Comments
Contract Details For Dice-K, Valverde, Farnsworth (Updated)

Here are the contract details on Daisuke Matsuzaka, Kyle Farnsworth and Jose Valverde as reported by Joel Sherman of the NY Post via Twitter. All three pitchers each signed a minor league deal with a spring training invite. Farnsworth can earn a base salary of $1.5 million, with a bonus of $75,000 for 40, 45, 50 and 55 appearances. […]

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