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Collins Says He Decides Who Starts and Where They Bat

An article by posted on April 8, 2015 0 Comments
Collins Says He Decides Who Starts and Where They Bat

The lineup mystery has been solved. Terry Collins spoke with reporters today and said the lineup is created by him and his coaching staff, as well as the front office. “It’s a collaboration.” Collins said he has the final decision as to who starts, where they bat, and which players get benched. Additionally, he credited […]

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Gov. Christie Loves The Dark Knight Of Gotham

An article by posted on March 26, 2015 0 Comments
Gov. Christie Loves The Dark Knight Of Gotham

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie appeared with Matthew White on NJ 101.5 FM to talk Mets baseball, Matt Harvey and Opening Day. “Listen, I’m hopeful we’re an over .500 team this year, and then we’ll worry about the playoffs after that,” Christie replied. “Mets Opening Day is like a National Holiday in the Christie household.” […]

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Report Says Tensions Brewing Between Alderson and Collins

An article by posted on March 24, 2015 0 Comments
Report Says Tensions Brewing Between Alderson and Collins

Green grass, blue skies, bright sunshine, and talk of Mets October Baseball… What could be better… And yet, something is amiss… According to John Harper of the Daily News, there are visible signs of mounting friction in Port St. Lucie between GM Sandy Alderson and his manager Terry Collins. Read on… Some level of tension […]

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Still Plenty Of Questions As We Near Opening Day

An article by posted on March 22, 2015 0 Comments
Still Plenty Of Questions As We Near Opening Day

I’ve watched Mets baseball games since 1962. Before every season has started there have been questions about the team that the upcoming season would have to answer. However, in thinking about the 2015 team I am stunned by how many questions I have about this team – the one that promises to make a “playoff […]

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Gardenhire To Replace Collins and Manage Mets In 2016?

An article by posted on March 19, 2015 0 Comments
Gardenhire To Replace Collins and Manage Mets In 2016?

MLB Network Radio host and former Mets GM Steve Phillips predicted that if former Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire decides to return to managing in 2016, it will be with the Mets. That’s a bold prediction by Phillips and if it were to happen it would certainly be a huge hit with the fans and […]

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Mets Take Back The Damn T-Shirts

An article by posted on March 3, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Take Back The Damn T-Shirts

According to Robert Brender of SNY, the Mets players no longer have their team issued “Take the Damn Thing” t-shirts. They’re all gone. “I haven’t checked further,” Brender says. “But was told they were taken back.” Sigh… February 23 I just read this post on MetsBlog where Matt Cerrone reports (via Robert Brender) that the […]

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MMO Exclusive: Talking Mets With Best-Selling Author Jeff Pearlman

An article by posted on February 4, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: Talking Mets With Best-Selling Author Jeff Pearlman

Here is an interview I conduced with author and Sports Illustrated columnist Jeff Pearlman, who wrote the New York Times bestselling book on the New York Mets, “The Bad Guys Won”. The book is a must read and is available at Amazon.com. Enjoy. MMO – The Mets came out like gangbusters this offseason and signed Michael […]

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Parting Shots From Bobby Ojeda

An article by posted on February 4, 2015 0 Comments
Parting Shots From Bobby Ojeda

In an exclusive interview with Andy Martino of the Daily News, Bobby Ojeda said he did not want to delve into specifics over the breakdown in negotiations with SNY, but did add that his sharp opinions on the Mets were never an issue. “I really couldn’t have been more disappointed,” Ojeda said. “I just loved […]

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Terry Collins Now At A Career Crossroads

An article by posted on December 30, 2014 0 Comments
Terry Collins Now At A Career Crossroads

Buster Olney, in his latest for ESPN Insider, listed ten MLB players who are at a crossroads in 2015. He also managed to squeeze in one manager. Our manager. “The Mets’ pitching has matured, and Matt Harvey is on track to return from Tommy John surgery in 2015, making this a team poised to make […]

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Time For Terry Collins To Put Up Or Shutup

An article by posted on December 9, 2014 0 Comments
Time For Terry Collins To Put Up Or Shutup

So here we are enjoying a somewhat interesting, compelling, and exciting Winter Meetings… We’re all having fun reading and deciphering what seems to be a non-stop stream of Mets news, rumors, and quotes. Then along comes Terry Collins, who decides he’s flying to San Diego to hold a press conference about nothing, who completely douses […]

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