Tag: Marlon Byrd

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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Collins Is Lobbying Hard For A Cleanup Hitter To Protect Wright

An article by posted on November 15, 2013 0 Comments
Collins Is Lobbying Hard For A Cleanup Hitter To Protect Wright

According to a report from Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Mets manager Terry Collins said the top priority for Sandy Alderson is to find a bat to protect David Wright. “No. 1, we’ve got to find a bat in the middle of the lineup that produces runs,” Collins said at Joe Torre‘s annual charity event […]

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The Mets May Be Watching The Off Season Parade Go By…Again

An article by posted on November 13, 2013 0 Comments
The Mets May Be Watching The Off Season Parade Go By…Again

Joe D. wrote earlier that the Marlon Byrd signing was a “power play” by the Philadelphia Phillies, and he couldn’t be more correct. It was a power play because they knew the Mets were interested in Byrd, and this signing could have also priced out a lot of the players for the Mets. It potentially […]

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Phillies’ Power Play May Have Fueled Market For Granderson, Beltran, Cruz

An article by posted on November 13, 2013 0 Comments
Phillies’ Power Play May Have Fueled Market For Granderson, Beltran, Cruz

It may have already begun before the hot stove season got underway, when the San Francisco Giants quietly re-signed right fielder Hunter Pence to a five-year, $90 million dollars. The Giants’ all star cashed in at a cool $18 million per season. Had he gone to free agency, the 30-year old Pence would have been […]

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Phillies Deal With Marlon Byrd Includes Vesting Option For Third Year

An article by posted on November 13, 2013 0 Comments
Phillies Deal With Marlon Byrd Includes Vesting Option For Third Year

The Phillies have reached an agreement on a two-year, $16 million deal with free agent outfielder Marlon Byrd, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. However, late last night it was learned that the deal includes a vesting option for a third year. ESPN’s Jayson Stark reported that the $8 million club option for 2016 vests if […]

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Phillies Could Be On The Verge Of Landing Jose Bautista

An article by posted on November 12, 2013 0 Comments
Phillies Could Be On The Verge Of Landing Jose Bautista

Howard Eskin of FOX 29 TV is reporting that the Phillies are on the verge of acquiring Jose Bautista from the Toronto Blue Jays. The deal could include Domonic Brown. Bautista is under contract for two more years at $14 million each, with a team option for $14 million in 2016. He mashed 28 home runs for Toronto in […]

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This Day In Mets Infamy With Rusty: Hope For The Best, But Expect The Worst Edition

An article by posted on November 10, 2013 0 Comments
This Day In Mets Infamy With Rusty: Hope For The Best, But Expect The Worst Edition

I have been a Mets fan since my birth 41 years ago, and in that time I have seen more than a handful of highs – and more than my share of lows. I have lived through Frank Taveras and Alex Trevino, Bob Bailor and Bruce Bosclair, Rich Rodriguez and Tony Tarasco, and now Lucas […]

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Humiliation Macho: Dolphins, Mets, and the Pale Blue Line of Cowardly Male Sports Culture

An article by posted on November 8, 2013 0 Comments
Humiliation Macho: Dolphins, Mets, and the Pale Blue Line of Cowardly Male Sports Culture

Multiple choice question: What’s the worst, lowest, most humiliating thing you can call a professional athlete in a modern-day locker room? 1. Gay. 2. Girl. 3. N****r. 4. All of the above. If you answered “4″ we have a lovely Jordany Valdespin T-shirt for you, a real beauty with the logos of both the Mets […]

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MMO Flashback: Grady Sizemore Is Still Out There – A Risk The Mets Should Take?

An article by posted on November 7, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Flashback: Grady Sizemore Is Still Out There – A Risk The Mets Should Take?

I wrote a piece last October questioning whether the Mets should take a shot on Grady Sizemore. He should be fully recovered from knee injuries now, and could be signed on a minor league deal. Why not take a shot? I’m not talking about making Sizemore the main signing this off-season, I’m talking about taking […]

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Time For Some Brave, New, Bold Moves For Mets

An article by posted on November 7, 2013 0 Comments
Time For Some Brave, New, Bold Moves For Mets

He is the best man who, when making his plans, fears and reflects on everything that can happen to him, but in the moment of action is bold.  ~  Herodotus The moment of action for New York Met General Manager Sandy Alderson is now. It is time for Sandy to fly against his better nature, to throw […]

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