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Collins Needs to Stop Babying Duda and Bat Him Cleanup

An article by posted on April 21, 2014 0 Comments
Collins Needs to Stop Babying Duda and Bat Him Cleanup

When Terry Collins made the decision to get Curtis Granderson out of the cleanup spot, I wasn’t really too surprised. It was something that clearly needed to be done. Hopefully, this will get Granderson’s bat going again and he can become the run producer this team thought they were getting when they signed him to […]

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It’s Time to End the Ruben Tejada Era at Shortstop

An article by posted on April 16, 2014 0 Comments
It’s Time to End the Ruben Tejada Era at Shortstop

Since the beginning of the 2013 MLB season there have been exactly seven shortstops to amass at least 250 plate appearances and had their services be worth a negative WAR value.  Of those seven shortstops, two are currently on the Mets active roster.  The Magnificent 7 are as follows: Adeiny Hechavarria: 640 PA,  -1.4 WAR […]

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MMO Morning Grind: The Grind Is Back!

An article by posted on April 9, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Morning Grind: The Grind Is Back!

Good morning, Mets fans… I’m excited to announce that I have been tasked with bringing the “MMO Morning Grind”— which Joe D used to run a couple years ago— back from the dead. The Morning Grind is a daily feature where I’ll talk about something that stood out to me in the previous night’s game, the […]

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NL Central Preview: Can Anybody Catch the Cards?

An article by posted on March 27, 2014 0 Comments
NL Central Preview: Can Anybody Catch the Cards?

The smartest thing to do over the last few years has been to pencil in the St. Louis Cardinals as the best team in the NL Central and then just throw the rest of the teams in a hat. But, times are changing and the Pittsburgh Pirates are trying to take this division over. You […]

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David Wright’s Message to Met Fans

An article by posted on March 25, 2014 0 Comments
David Wright’s Message to Met Fans

Steve Serby of the NY Post asked David Wright to describe how Zack Wheeler and Noah Syndergaard compare to rehabbing ace Matt Harvey. “It’s kinda like comparing apples to oranges,” Wright said. “The thing about Harvey is that he can blow you away with a 97 mph fastball, but also, he gets 2-0 in the […]

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MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Braves, Mets vs Nationals

An article by posted on March 23, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Braves, Mets vs Nationals

He’s Baa-aack… Today’s Mets Action The Mets will play a pair of split squad games today. Jenrry Mejia opposes Washington Nationals righthander Tanner Roark at 1:10 PM in Port St. Lucie. This game will be broadcast on WPIX and WOR 710 AM. In the other game, Carlos Torres opposes Atlanta Braves right-hander Freddy Garcia at 1:05 PM at ESPN Wide […]

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Is Batting The Pitcher Eighth A Worthwhile Strategy?

An article by posted on March 22, 2014 0 Comments
Is Batting The Pitcher Eighth A Worthwhile Strategy?

  Mets manager Terry Collins had spoken about the idea of hitting the pitcher eighth on several occasions. On Thursday, he put the idea into practice against the Braves. The result was a 7-6 win over Atlanta. Did the new lineup construction play a major role in the offensive outburst? Probably not. The idea behind […]

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ESPN: Sandy Alderson Resumes Peddling Ike Davis Again

An article by posted on March 18, 2014 0 Comments
ESPN: Sandy Alderson Resumes Peddling Ike Davis Again

The first base battle between Ike Davis and Lucas Duda has yet to get underway in Grapefruit League games, but both players seem to be nearing a return to the lineup. Yesterday, they both got at-bats in minor-league camp, with Duda (hamstring) going 3-for-4 with a homer, double and a walk, and Davis (calf)was 1-for-4 […]

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MMO Game Thread: Cardinals vs Mets at 1:00 PM

An article by posted on March 12, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Thread: Cardinals vs Mets at 1:00 PM

The New York Mets host the St. Louis Cardinals at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie at 1:10 PM. John Lannan gets the start against the Cards a day after Terry Collins admitted he’s likely headed to the bullpen as the team’s second left-hander alongside Scott Rice. Lannan opposes right-hander Carlos Martinez. Daniel Murphy is in the lineup after missing time with an injured […]

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Spring Training Recap: Mets 3, Tigers 2

An article by posted on March 8, 2014 0 Comments
Spring Training Recap: Mets 3, Tigers 2

The Mets came from behind and scored two runs in the ninth to beat the Tigers 3-2 this afternoon in Lakeland, Fla. In his second appearance of the Spring, Noah Syndergaard showed he was mortal after all and struggled with his control during his three innings of work. The 21-year-old righthander allowed two runs on two hits while striking out […]

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