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Marlon Byrd vs Justin Upton

An article by posted on June 28, 2013 0 Comments
Marlon Byrd vs Justin Upton

Michael G. Baron of SNY posted this info-graphic on Twitter after the game last night. Seeing his numbers jump out like that next to Justin Upton is mind boggling to say the least… Upton is owed $9.75M for 2013 by the Braves, and will earn an additional $14.25M next season and $14.5M in 2015. Meanwhile, Byrd is being […]

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Would Andre Ethier Be A Good Fit For Mets?

An article by posted on June 6, 2013 0 Comments
Would Andre Ethier Be A Good Fit For Mets?

It’s become very apparent that the Mets have made little progress in fixing a glaring need in the outfield that prompted GM Sandy Alderson to famously say, “Outfield? What outfield” last November. Wile there was a halfhearted attempt made in trading for Justin Upton or signing free agent Michael Bourn, readers here will remember my […]

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Timeline To Contention: What Exactly Is The Strategy?

An article by posted on May 15, 2013 0 Comments
Timeline To Contention: What Exactly Is The Strategy?

Six weeks into a season that stretches over six months may be a tad early to make pronouncements on expected outcomes for this year’s Mets squad, but the indicators of relative strengths and weaknesses have at least given a reasonable hint of what can be looked for going forward. A sub-.500 record with a propensity […]

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Series Preview: Atlanta Braves

An article by posted on May 3, 2013 0 Comments
Series Preview: Atlanta Braves

The Braves made headlines this offseason with their acquisition of B.J. Upton in November, signing him to a five year deal worth about $75 million. However, just when the offseason was winding down and it appeared the Braves were done, they surprised everyone and acquired B.J.’s brother Justin from the Diamondbacks. The tandem added a […]

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Mets vs Braves Game Preview, Lineup: Byrd In CF, Brown In RF, Turner At 1B

An article by posted on May 3, 2013 0 Comments
Mets vs Braves Game Preview, Lineup: Byrd In CF, Brown In RF, Turner At 1B

Mets Starting Lineup 1. SS: Ruben Tejada 2. 2B: Daniel Murphy 3. 3B: David Wright 4. C: John Buck 5. 1B: Justin Turner 6. LF: Lucas Duda 7. CF: Marlon Byrd 8. RF: Andrew Brown 9. SP: Shaun Marcum Game Notes Collin Cowgill was demoted to Triple-A Las Vegas to clear the roster spot for […]

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NL East Report: Stanton Hurt, Maholm’s Scoreless Streak, Halladay Rebounds

An article by posted on April 17, 2013 0 Comments
NL East Report: Stanton Hurt, Maholm’s Scoreless Streak, Halladay Rebounds

Team News and Notes Atlanta Braves (12-1) The Braves continue to plow over any team in their way, as they are thoroughly dominating their opponents and remain in first place in the NL East. The Braves tomahawked the reigning NL East champs in Washington this past weekend, with a clean sweep of their three game […]

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2013 MLB Preview: National League West

An article by posted on March 27, 2013 0 Comments
2013 MLB Preview: National League West

NL West At A Glance Arizona Diamondbacks: The D’Backs made tough decisions this off-season  They decided to build their roster based on their team concept, and not based on just overall talent. Some think Justin Upton was the move that proved their concept, but I think it was sending Trevor Bauer to Cleveland. Kevin Towers and […]

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MMO Mailbag: Twins Willing To Trade?

An article by posted on December 21, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Twins Willing To Trade?

With the Mets still on the hunt for an outfield, we received the following e-mail from Phil: I can’t believe the Mets haven’t traded for Josh Willingham yet. After some injury issues he averaged .253/.350/.501 with 64 HRs the last two years. At worst, he’s slightly better defensively than Duda. I kept hearing the Twins would […]

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Do The Mets Have What It Takes To Get Justin Upton?

An article by posted on November 15, 2012 0 Comments
Do The Mets Have What It Takes To Get Justin Upton?

In the wake of Tuesday’s blockbuster deal between the Miami Marlins and Toronto Blue Jays, I think it is only fair that the Mets make a blockbuster trade of their own. Justin Upton is still available, and despite the lack of rumors linking the Mets and D’backs in trade discussions, my hope is that GM Sandy Alderson […]

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The Armchair GM: Is Justin Upton Worth A Look?

An article by posted on August 13, 2012 0 Comments
The Armchair GM: Is Justin Upton Worth A Look?

The trade deadline came and went without Arizona moving their best player who is still a couple of weeks shy of 25 years old. That shouldn’t surprise anyone. But the real surprise is that a player like Justin Upton was actually available. Upton went number one overall back in the unreal 2005 draft, ahead of […]

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