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The Most Obscure Mets Opening Day Starters Since 1980

An article by posted on December 19, 2013 0 Comments
The Most Obscure Mets Opening Day Starters Since 1980

This Bud’s For You… Barring injury, 2014 will be the 10th consecutive Opening Day start for David Wright, tying Tom Seaver with 10 consecutive Opening Days (1968-1977 + 1 additional start in 1983) and one short of Bud Harrelson‘s 11 consecutive openers (1967-1977). While we know the names and histories of the players who played […]

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I Like Ike…Wait, What!?

An article by posted on December 19, 2013 0 Comments
I Like Ike…Wait, What!?

I want you to prepare for something… something that you probably thought you’d never read me say on MMO. If given a choice between Lucas Duda and Ike Davis at 1B, I Like Ike. There. I said it. Feels good to get that off my chest. It’s hard to really challenge the fact that no […]

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Big Mets Fan’s Hall of Fame Ballot

An article by posted on December 19, 2013 0 Comments
Big Mets Fan’s Hall of Fame Ballot

This year features a very crowded Hall of Fame ballot. It features a strong set of first year eligibles as well as a lot of holdovers that haven’t yet made it, but very well can get in. A writer can only cast votes for 10 players with their ballot. If this Big Mets Fan had […]

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MMO Roundtable: Chris Young or Juan Lagares?

An article by posted on December 19, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Roundtable: Chris Young or Juan Lagares?

On Tuesday, Sandy Alderson strongly suggested that Curtis Granderson would be the only outfielder assured of an everyday job to start the season. He also stated to us that newly acquired Chris Young was promised playing time although it wasn’t clear how many at-bats that meant or whether that playing time would come in right or […]

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Alderson Wants To Give Young Pitchers The Chance To Compete For Roster Spots

An article by posted on December 19, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson Wants To Give Young Pitchers The Chance To Compete For Roster Spots

In the three seasons since Sandy took over, we have seen a continuous theme of signing veteran players to minor league deals for the soul purpose of acting as a stopgap while the club’s younger internal options develop. More often than not, these acquisitions have favored the veterans, resulting in the prospects starting the season […]

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Alderson Says There Will Be Some ‘Variation’ In 2014 Outfield Configuration

An article by posted on December 18, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson Says There Will Be Some ‘Variation’ In 2014 Outfield Configuration

With Curtis Granderson and Chris Young entering the mix, a logjam has emerged in the Mets 2014 outfield plans as several talented players will now look to fill a limited number of starting positions. Responding to a question posed by Steve Keane of Kranepool Society at Citi Field on Tuesday, Mets GM Sandy Alderson shed […]

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Who The F___ Is Joe Benigno?

An article by posted on December 18, 2013 0 Comments
Who The F___ Is Joe Benigno?

Radio host Joe Benigno of WFAN launched a tirade against injured Mets All Star Matt Harvey after the 24-year old righthander was spotted at a Knicks game earlier this week. On Tuesday afternoon, Benigno went after the Mets’ injured ace. “Harvey’s like this major celebrity. The guy has basically done nothing…He’s barely pitched a year, […]

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Do The Mets Have A Top 10 Farm System?

An article by posted on December 18, 2013 0 Comments
Do The Mets Have A Top 10 Farm System?

Matt Mosher writes… During a Baseball Prospectus Chat today, I asked Jason Parks, their head prospect guy, if the Mets farm was Top 10. (I assumed they were) He replied that they definitely were not. That’s noteworthy because I believe he ranked them at No. 10 last year. So, at least according to one outlet, […]

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MMO Boom or Bust: Two Years For Bartolo Colon

An article by posted on December 18, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Boom or Bust: Two Years For Bartolo Colon

We’ve all read the raves and the rants on the Mets signing Bartolo Colon to a two-year, $20 million deal. We’ve read tens of thousands of words on the pros and the cons, the upside and the downside, the high-water marks and the pitfalls. But this is MM – the last word on everything Amazin… This […]

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Terry Collins: The Sky’s The Limit For Zack Wheeler

An article by posted on December 18, 2013 0 Comments
Terry Collins: The Sky’s The Limit For Zack Wheeler

As of now, the New York Mets don’t anticipate an innings limitations on Zack Wheeler, who was shut down for his last two starts in 2013. Wheeler threw 100 innings last year and said an innings limit hasn’t been determined, and if one is later on, it won’t be until after the season starts. “We haven’t […]

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