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Could Matt Harvey Become A High Maintenance Super Nova?

An article by posted on February 24, 2014 0 Comments
Could Matt Harvey Become A High Maintenance Super Nova?

Could the New York Mets have a potential problem with Matt Harvey? There are already signs of him being high maintenance … signs he enjoys the trappings of New York too much … signs he doesn’t handle injuries well … signs of being too sensitive … signs he knows he’s good and isn’t afraid to […]

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Hits & Misses: Hawkins Outrage, Fred’s Pain, Jhonny Be Good, Cano Is Loco

An article by posted on November 19, 2013 0 Comments
Hits & Misses: Hawkins Outrage, Fred’s Pain, Jhonny Be Good, Cano Is Loco

Mets Twitter was up in arms last night when the news broke about LaTroy Hawkins signing a a one year deal with the Rockies for what seems like a very reasonable $2.25 million dollars. It looks like Rockies GM Dan O’Dowd has got this moneyball thing down pat. He gets himself a closer for far […]

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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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2012 Mets Castoffs Have Not Had Much Success In ’13

An article by posted on July 11, 2013 0 Comments
2012 Mets Castoffs Have Not Had Much Success In ’13

Former-Met Scott Hairston was dealt on Monday to the Washington Nationals after struggling mightily with the Cubs in 2013. While in hot pursuit of free agent outfielder Michael Bourn, Chicago swept Hairston out from under the feet of the Amazin’s front office, forcing Sandy’s “What Outfield?” Mets into the spotlight. Many, myself included, criticized Alderson for […]

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I Wouldn’t Swap Matt Harvey For Any Other Pitcher On The Planet

An article by posted on June 20, 2013 0 Comments
I Wouldn’t Swap Matt Harvey For Any Other Pitcher On The Planet

Yesterday, I called Matt Harvey one the biggest bad-asses in baseball after reading about this incident that took place last season, when Jon Rauch (good riddance) decided to haze the young rookie. During his rookie season last year, Harvey was tired and decided to take a nap in a side room of the Mets’ clubhouse. […]

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Mets Matters: News Good On Feliciano, Murphy and Santana Working Their Way Back, Sandy Speaks

An article by posted on February 28, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Matters: News Good On Feliciano, Murphy and Santana Working Their Way Back, Sandy Speaks

In a conference call Wednesday evening, Mets GM Sandy Alderson addressed several issues surrounding the team. Here are some of the things he told us: Catching prospect Travis d’Arnaud will not be allowed to block the plate. The reason for that is obvious – his health. The leadoff spot is still up in the air […]

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Revamped Mets Bullpen Could Surprise In 2013

An article by posted on February 12, 2013 0 Comments
Revamped Mets Bullpen Could Surprise In 2013

Opportunity cost is an economic term that means the highest valued alternative foregone to pursue an activity. It’s like if you worked at a bakery baking cakes and pies. Your shift is five hours long. In one hour, you’re able to bake one cake or two pies. If you spent zero hours on cakes and […]

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The Mets Just Made The 2013 Season A Lot Shorter

An article by posted on February 5, 2013 0 Comments
The Mets Just Made The 2013 Season A Lot Shorter

Most of the time, when the Mets make a move I disagree with, I tend to write long-winded diatribes filled with bitter sarcasm and scathing remarks generally aimed at the person or persons responsible for the unfortunate transaction.  However, today I’m pressed for time so there will no 1,000+ word rant.  Instead, I’ll just be […]

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2012 Mets Player Review: Bobby Parnell, RHP

An article by posted on October 31, 2012 0 Comments

BOBBY PARNELL, RHP PRESEASON EXPECTATIONS: Actually, considering his new role entering spring training, the expectations of Bobby Parnell – he of the fastball of 100 mph. – were minimal. Parnell could not seize the closer, set-up and even starter roles when given the opportunity in previous seasons, so the Mets dropped him to the seventh inning […]

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Mets 2012 Season Will Be A Near Total Loss

An article by posted on August 10, 2012 0 Comments
Mets 2012 Season Will Be A Near Total Loss

Its hard to fathom now, but the Mets had a realistic shot at the playoffs only one month ago.  Since then the team has taken a turn for the worst with a lot of poorly played baseball compounded by additional injuries.  In the process, the current situation has re-highlighted some glaring issues that the team’s […]

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