Tag: history

The Traditional Importance of Mets Pitching

An article by posted on April 23, 2014 0 Comments
The Traditional Importance of Mets Pitching

Traditions are interesting. They place events from the here and now in a historical context so that we may gain some insight or understanding about what the events mean. My parents, for instance, are from two adjacent towns on an island in the Mediterranean where Easter is stacked with strange traditions that culminate in the […]

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Opinion: Where’s Our Tom Seaver Statue?

An article by posted on April 18, 2014 0 Comments
Opinion: Where’s Our Tom Seaver Statue?

In an interview on Friday morning with Boomer and Carton on WFAN, Tom Seaver said that the Mets have never approached him about erecting a statue or monument in his honor at Citi Field. “I understand that I’m a part of the history of the game of baseball, it is going to be what it […]

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Reflections on Willie Randolph

An article by posted on April 12, 2014 0 Comments
Reflections on Willie Randolph

At 3:28 AM on June 17, 2008 I got a call from one of my writers. My first instinct was to hang up on him. “Joe, get up, Willie Randolph just got fired!” I still remember how those words made me jump out of bed, rush to my desktop, and 20 minutes later I posted […]

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MMO Fan Shot: Trades, Desperation and Learning to Let Go

An article by posted on April 4, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Trades, Desperation and Learning to Let Go

An MMO Fan Shot by Dave In Spain Sometime this season the Mets may be faced with a difficult decision: Faced with dramatically declining attendance and fan outrage (or worse, apathy), do they give up a player who is a top prospect or fan favorite in order to acquire desperately needed improvements or radically re-structure […]

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The Changeup and its Impact on Baseball and the Mets

An article by posted on March 14, 2014 0 Comments
The Changeup and its Impact on Baseball and the Mets

(Photo by David Conde, Metsmerized Online) Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal, wrote a great article on how Noah Syndergaard needs to develop a changeup to complete his arsenal and write his ticket to the majors. Despite Syndergaard’s 98 mph fastball and his hook from hell, Diamond says that if the 21-year-old right-hander wants to […]

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Adding a Former MVP to the Mix?

An article by posted on March 14, 2014 0 Comments
Adding a Former MVP to the Mix?

If you don’t have a starting SS you’re comfortable with, less than 20 spring games to go, you have a problem. Meaning, we have a problem. You’ve heard all the names already, Nick Franklin, Stephen Drew, Didi Gregorius and Chris Owings. All seemingly will either command one of our better prospects, which none of them […]

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The Case for Jenrry Mejia as Fifth Starter

An article by posted on March 14, 2014 0 Comments
The Case for Jenrry Mejia as Fifth Starter

Earlier this morning I posted a piece on Daisuke Matsuzaka most likely earning the number five spot in the rotation after a solid performance against the Nationals on Thursday and a glowing endorsement from his manager Terry Collins. The biggest loser if Dice-K were to get that final rotation spot is none other than Jenrry […]

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Collins Confirms MRI On Niese Came Back Good

An article by posted on February 27, 2014 0 Comments
Collins Confirms MRI On Niese Came Back Good

February 27 Earlier today, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York and Mike Puma of the Post, reported that an MRI performed on Jon Niese in New York revealed no damage in his left shoulder. “His shoulder is “perfect” and he is expected to resume throwing upon return to camp.” Terry Collins confirmed the report a short […]

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Around the Diamond – The Hot Corner

An article by posted on February 13, 2014 0 Comments
Around the Diamond – The Hot Corner

The Mets have have 23 different players that have been the “everyday” Third Baseman in any given season. David Wright is without a doubt the greatest Third Baseman in franchise history, and has been the everyday third baseman for the last 10 seasons since being called up in 2004. He has played 1,364 games at […]

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NL East Projection By Rank Points

An article by posted on February 8, 2014 0 Comments
NL East Projection By Rank Points

Sandy Alderson and his front office have spent all winter trying to address the Mets weaknesses and shortcomings in an attempt to put a much improved product on the field for the 2014 season. Or in other words, they’ve been doing exactly what 29 other MLB front offices have been doing. However, for this particular […]

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