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Memo To Sandy Alderson: Look To The West And Bring Up Wilmer Flores

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Memo To Sandy Alderson: Look To The West And Bring Up Wilmer Flores

After hitting two more home runs last night in a 4-for-5 outburst for Triple-A Las Vegas, Wilmer Flores now has 12 homers and 74 RBIs halfway through the season. His batting line of .325/.361/.537 along with his 33 doubles and 51 runs scored, puts him among the PCL leaders in all of those offensive categories. […]

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(Updated) The Trouble With OPS+

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(Updated) The Trouble With OPS+

I wanted to update this post with a chart by Mr. North Jersey who plotted David Wright’s first 87 games for each season of his career. It helps to illustrate further why I don’t see 2013 as Wright’s career year, at least not so far… Hat tip to MNJ… Original Post: Though I enjoy employing […]

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Mets Play 18 Games In 17 Days With No Day Off After All Star Break

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Mets Play 18 Games In 17 Days With No Day Off After All Star Break

Looking at the Mets schedule that will kick in immediately after the All Star Break, just one word comes to mind to describe it… GRUELING The Mets begin the second half with 18 games in 17 days and not a single day off during that span. Here is what they’re up against: July 19, 20, […]

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2013 Comeback Player of the Year Candidate – Marlon Byrd

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2013 Comeback Player of the Year Candidate – Marlon Byrd

Andy Martino of the Daily News, spoke to a person with direct knowledge of the team’s thinking who said that the Mets are more likely to keep Marlon Byrd this summer, rather than trade him before the Trade Deadline on July 31. We can debate the pros and cons of that, but I want to […]

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Mets Do The Wright Thing With Their Latest Ticket Promotion

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Mets Do The Wright Thing With Their Latest Ticket Promotion

I complain a bit too much about some of the promotions the Mets do or don’t do. Nowhere near as much as our friends at Mets Police, but I do give them a good rip from time to time. But sometimes, the Mets do hit it out of the park, and this latest promotion does […]

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Native American Heritage Night Chopped

An article by posted on July 11, 2013 0 Comments
Native American Heritage Night Chopped

I hate these types of posts. The ones where you have to point out that your favorite team in the whole wide world did or said something that you find very appalling or distasteful. Just before the beginning of this season, the New York Mets decided to add a Native American Heritage Night to their […]

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Highlights From The Eastern League All-Star Game

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I’m sitting two rows behind the home dugout on the first base side on Autograph Session and Home Run Derby day, the day before the Eastern League All-Star game in New Britain, Connecticut.  A near 90-degree sun is beating down on a glorious summer day.  A huge throng of fans snake from the hallway below […]

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So Where Are All Those Moneyball Players…Take 2?

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So Where Are All Those Moneyball Players…Take 2?

I cannot help but remember back in mid-May when ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin commented in his blog about the lack of “moneyball” players the Mets have signed since Sandy Alderson took the reigns in New York. That post by Rubin sparked this conversation on MMO. First, I think the phrase “moneyball” players is a […]

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2012 Mets Castoffs Have Not Had Much Success In ’13

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2012 Mets Castoffs Have Not Had Much Success In ’13

Former-Met Scott Hairston was dealt on Monday to the Washington Nationals after struggling mightily with the Cubs in 2013. While in hot pursuit of free agent outfielder Michael Bourn, Chicago swept Hairston out from under the feet of the Amazin’s front office, forcing Sandy’s “What Outfield?” Mets into the spotlight. Many, myself included, criticized Alderson for […]

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Mets Player Moves With An Eye Toward 2014

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Mets Player Moves With An Eye Toward 2014

As the trade deadline nears, the debate grows more intense every day as to the approach the Mets should take with respect to their more marketable players. Should they approach next year with an expectation to contend and hold on to all key components of what appears to be a newly energized roster? Or should […]

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