Tag: Marlon Byrd

Three Years Later And Mets Still Striking Out At Alarming Rates

An article by posted on September 20, 2013 0 Comments
Three Years Later And Mets Still Striking Out At Alarming Rates

Another loss, another dozen strikeouts for the New York Mets. This time the Giants’ Madison Bumgarner toyed with the Mets the way a cat would a mouse. With the Mets at 1,299 strikeouts for the season (an average of 8.6 a game compared to 8.2 hits), it stands to reason a lot of pitchers have had their […]

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MMO Fan Shot: Early Look At Free Agent WAR Rankings

An article by posted on September 19, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Early Look At Free Agent WAR Rankings

Will Mets target Shin-Soo Choo this Winter? On Fangraphs, they keep a running count of the standings for free agents based on WAR (Wins Above Replacement). Now, I am not interested in debating the validity of WAR, and if it can be used as a factor in ranking players, but these are the updated standings […]

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Mets Executive Expresses Relief They Didn’t Sign Michael Bourn

An article by posted on September 12, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Executive Expresses Relief They Didn’t Sign Michael Bourn

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, who interviewed Sandy Alderson yesterday, said that the Mets are relieved that the “Protected Pick Controversy” allowed Michael Bourn to sign with the Cleveland Indians after they matched the guaranteed offer they made to the then free agent outfielder. One top Mets executive recently expressed relief not to have signed […]

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MMO Mailbag: Do You Believe The Mets Will Spend This Offseason?

An article by posted on September 9, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Do You Believe The Mets Will Spend This Offseason?

John B. asks… Do you really believe the Mets will spend this offseason or that they will contend in 2014? Joe D. replies… In a word, yes. I do believe they will spend as they do have many areas they need to address, and they are fresh out of All Star caliber players to trade […]

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Recker And Brown Have Earned Bench Spots In 2014

An article by posted on September 5, 2013 0 Comments
Recker And Brown Have Earned Bench Spots In 2014

A good bench sometimes goes unappreciated in baseball these days — but we all know that they can make or break a winning team. This 2013 Mets team might have felt like a patchwork team for the most part, but we saw how some pieces worked out okay. Marlon Byrd, the best of the crew, […]

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Vic Black Wants To Be A Closer

An article by posted on September 5, 2013 0 Comments
Vic Black Wants To Be A Closer

They say that baseball is a game of inches, or centimeters if you find yourself in the British Isles. You could take that old baseball adage and apply it in so many ways, but basically it juxtaposes the reality of how easily the game can change on a dime or how suddenly the momentum in […]

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Duda Is Rewriting The Mets Plan At First Base

An article by posted on September 5, 2013 0 Comments
Duda Is Rewriting The Mets Plan At First Base

The great thing about baseball is how it shifts your opinions on players from Point A to Point B and then back to Point A again. Always evolving, always transforming and always wonderfully unpredictable. It’s sort of like real life that way. I remember all the jokes, all the griping and all the complaining when […]

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Byrd Promised To Teach Satin To Play Outfield This Offseason

An article by posted on September 3, 2013 0 Comments
Byrd Promised To Teach Satin To Play Outfield This Offseason

Marlon Byrd may be gone, but he still may have a big impact on the Mets going forward. You see, Before departing the Mets in a trade to the Pirates last week, the veteran Byrd told his Southern California neighbor Josh Satin that he will spend time this offseason teaching him to play the outfield, according […]

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In the Blink Of An Eye, Vic Black Made His Mets Debut

An article by posted on September 3, 2013 0 Comments
In the Blink Of An Eye, Vic Black Made His Mets Debut

I love baseball so much. The game has become such an integral part of me – it’s connected to my soul. When I’m on one of my retreats to the hospital, all I want to know is what the Mets did and how did Zack Wheeler look, or did I miss any transactions, but most […]

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Players of the Week: Murphy Cops NL Honors, Lagares and Gee Get Some Love Too

An article by posted on September 2, 2013 0 Comments
Players of the Week: Murphy Cops NL Honors, Lagares and Gee Get Some Love Too

Just wanted to update this post and say that Daniel Murphy has been named National League Player of the Week for the period ending September 1. Congrats to Murph and nice job by Steph for making a great call! There were close games, there were blowouts. There was dominant pitching, there was offensive outbursts. This week […]

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