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The 2014 Mets Roster Is No Better Than In 2013

An article by posted on December 21, 2013 0 Comments
The 2014 Mets Roster Is No Better Than In 2013

The dust is starting to settle on what has been one of the busiest off-seasons the New York Mets have had in a few years. However, as the dust settles, it’s becoming more and more evident that this Mets roster is no better than the roster of 2013. The signings that have been made this […]

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Parnell Expected To Be Ready For Spring Training

An article by posted on December 17, 2013 0 Comments
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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My Mock Interview With Sandy Alderson

An article by posted on December 5, 2013 0 Comments
My Mock Interview With Sandy Alderson

RW: Hi Sandy. I want to thank you for taking time from your very busy schedule to speak with me. SA: No problem. Glad to do it. RW: Let’s get right to it, okay? SA: You have fifteen minutes. How you use those fifteen minutes is entirely up to you. RW: How’s the off season […]

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When Did Dumpster Diving Become Inspired Genius?

An article by posted on December 1, 2013 0 Comments
When Did Dumpster Diving Become Inspired Genius?

I had an interesting conversation with a someone whose profile tabbed him as a baseball expert. The guy was also a die-hard Met fan. I found him to be representative of most of the Met fans I know from Mets Twitter. I thought I’d kill some time late last night and chatted with many of […]

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MMO Mailbag: How Can The Mets Get To 84 Wins?

An article by posted on November 18, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: How Can The Mets Get To 84 Wins?

Nester asks… Last season the Mets combined for a 29.1 fWAR which ranked 22nd among all MLB teams. If they are going to trade Daniel Murphy, combined with the losses of Marlon Byrd, John Buck and LaTroy Hawkins they would be losing almost a third of their entire team’s production for 2013. When you consider […]

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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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Alderson Expressed Concern With D’Arnaud’s Hitting Approach

An article by posted on November 16, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson Expressed Concern With D’Arnaud’s Hitting Approach

It seems to me that the team is not as high or as confident in Travis d’Arnaud as they once were when they first acquired the catcher as the signature piece in the deal that sent R.A. Dickey to Toronto. On at least two occasions, Sandy Alderson expressed concern with D’Arnaud’s bat and his brief […]

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Collins Is Lobbying Hard For A Cleanup Hitter To Protect Wright

An article by posted on November 15, 2013 0 Comments
Collins Is Lobbying Hard For A Cleanup Hitter To Protect Wright

According to a report from Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Mets manager Terry Collins said the top priority for Sandy Alderson is to find a bat to protect David Wright. “No. 1, we’ve got to find a bat in the middle of the lineup that produces runs,” Collins said at Joe Torre‘s annual charity event […]

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Alderson Backs Off Acquiring A Veteran Backup Catcher, Happy With Recker

An article by posted on November 12, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson Backs Off Acquiring A Veteran Backup Catcher, Happy With Recker

A month after saying that acquiring a veteran backup catcher would be a top priority, Sandy Alderson downplayed the entire idea and told reporters that he would be prepared to pair Anthony Recker with Travis d’Arnaud if that’s how things work out. Adam Rubin with the quotes: “First of all, we like Anthony Recker as a backup,” Alderson […]

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Expect Some Wild Spending This Hot Stove Season

An article by posted on November 8, 2013 0 Comments
Expect Some Wild Spending This Hot Stove Season

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports writes that all three Dodger outfielders – Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier, Carl Crawford – are available, but a rival GM told him that none were desirable. For comparison’s sake, the three Dodgers outfielders on the trade market combined for a 5.4 WAR (Crawford 2.9, Ethier 2.9, Kemp -0.4) while earning […]

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