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

An article by posted on March 8, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Tigers at 1:00 PM

The New York Mets (2-5-1) head to Lakeland, Florida to take on the Detroit Tigers (5-4) at 1:00 PM this afternoon. Noah Syndergaard will make his second spring start for the Mets and oppose lefthander Drew Smyly for the Tigers. Also scheduled to pitch in the game are Jacob deGrom, Gonzalez Germen and Jeff Walters. […]

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Lucas Duda Has the Most to Prove in 2014

An article by posted on February 15, 2014 0 Comments
Lucas Duda Has the Most to Prove in 2014

There are many players that have a lot to prove in 2014. Let’s break it down between our position players and pitchers.  Position Players Ruben Tejada needs to prove he is a major league shortstop.  Daniel Murphy needs to prove he can improve defensively, while maintaining his offensive prowess.  Ike Davis needs to prove that […]

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Summary Of Terry Collins Press Conference

An article by posted on February 14, 2014 0 Comments
Summary Of Terry Collins Press Conference

Terry Collins held his first press conference on the Spring on Friday at Tradition Field. Nothing new really, just Terry being Terry. Here’a rundown of what he had to say… Regarding incumbent shortstop Ruben Tejada, Collins said he has rededicated himself. “He’s ready to show people he’s the starting shortstop.” However, Collins insisted that he has […]

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Should The Best Hitter In The Lineup Bat Leadoff?

An article by posted on February 6, 2014 0 Comments
Should The Best Hitter In The Lineup Bat Leadoff?

The question posed in the title has been a hot topic in the MMO comment thread lately. I decided to take a look at this idea from a little different perspective and compare two players — Mike Trout and David Wright. I remember the first time I heard about this idea of the best hitter in […]

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Flores to Get a Long Look at 2B, SS, 3B in Spring Training

An article by posted on February 5, 2014 0 Comments
Flores to Get a Long Look at 2B, SS, 3B in Spring Training

Terry Collins said he will be taking a long look at Wilmer Flores at second, third and shortstop during spring training, reports Kevin Kernan of the NY Post. “There’s a lot of potential there and this is the time to see it,’’ Collins said. On Friday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com first reported that Flores could get a look at […]

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The Mets’ Offensive Philosophy: Discipline vs Patience

An article by posted on February 3, 2014 0 Comments
The Mets’ Offensive Philosophy: Discipline vs Patience

There was a nice Q&A over on Metsblog with Mets’ hitting coach Dave Hudgens, who gave a little insight into what the Mets’ hitting philosophy is. Hudgens also spends a little time talking about Ike Davis and his recent woes, and seems pretty confident that he can turn things around. Matt Cerrone highlights one quote in […]

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