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Steven Matz is Elite, The Center Fielder You Want to Trade Him For Isn’t

An article by posted on 24/12/2016 0 Comments
Steven Matz is Elite, The Center Fielder You Want to Trade Him For Isn’t

An MMO Fan Shot by Sidd Finch On July 30, 2004, the Mets committed one of the greatest blunders in their history by trading top left-handed pitching prospect Scott Kazmir to the Rays for the veteran Victor Zambrano. The deal was intended to fill a perceived immediate need, but it didn’t take long to see […]

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Do the Mets Have Room for Kelly Johnson?

An article by posted on 24/12/2016 0 Comments
Do the Mets Have Room for Kelly Johnson?

For the second consecutive season in 2016, the New York Mets traded for Kelly Johnson when they were in need of a super utility type player. As Johnson remains on the open market, it is worth wondering if the team yet again may have a need for the versatile player. Jonson has always seemed to […]

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Mets Won’t Discuss Starting Pitcher Extensions Before Spring

An article by posted on 23/12/2016 0 Comments
Mets Won’t Discuss Starting Pitcher Extensions Before Spring

The New York Mets will not talk extension with any of their starting pitchers before spring training the New York Daily News was told by GM Sandy Alderson. However, Alderson didn’t rule out extension talks during the 2017 season, “I am not going to say we would do or we are not going to do it,” […]

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Forget McCutchen, Mets Can Ill Afford To Deal Pitching Depth

An article by posted on 23/12/2016 0 Comments
Forget McCutchen, Mets Can Ill Afford To Deal Pitching Depth

When it comes to trades involving the Mets – whether made or speculated – entails a great deal of reading between the lines. So it goes with this ember in the Hot Stove boiler involving Andrew McCutchen with the Pirates. Sure, I can throw a lot of crap against the wall like I’ve read on other sites […]

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Update On Free Agent Reliever Market

An article by posted on 22/12/2016 0 Comments
Update On Free Agent Reliever Market

The New York Mets remain in need of bullpen help with their only additions so far being righties Ben Rowen and Cory Burns on minor league deals. Closer Jeurys Familia could still be suspended by Major League Baseball despite the charges against him being dropped. The Mets also have two holes in their bullpen with […]

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Is it Time for the Mets to Go After David Robertson?

An article by posted on 22/12/2016 0 Comments
Is it Time for the Mets to Go After David Robertson?

With all of the current talk being of the New York Mets looking at making a trade for a center fielder, the team’s most glaring need continues to go unfulfilled. Kristie Ackert of the NY Daily News was asked in her “Mets Mailbag” about the chance of General Manager, Sandy Alderson, making a legitimate run at […]

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ESPN Announces First Half Sunday Night Baseball: Three Mets Games

An article by posted on 21/12/2016 0 Comments
ESPN Announces First Half Sunday Night Baseball: Three Mets Games

ESPN has announced their Sunday Night Baseball schedule for the first half of 2017; three will feature the Mets. April 9: vs. Miami Marlins April 23: vs. Washington Nationals May 28: @ Pittsburgh Pirates These games will start at 8 PM as per usual. The April games are not difficult schedule wise, however following the […]

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Dave Kingman: Flushing’s Sultan of Swat

An article by posted on 21/12/2016 0 Comments
Dave Kingman: Flushing’s Sultan of Swat

Happy Birthday to Dave Kingman who turns 68 today. Dave Kingman was one of the most fascinating players in Mets’ history. Because he played in one of the Mets’ major down periods – the mid ‘70’s to early ‘80’s, you  don’t hear his name mentioned much in Mets’ retrospectives, but for a while, he was […]

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Is Billy Wagner A Hall Of Famer?

An article by posted on 21/12/2016 0 Comments
Is Billy Wagner A Hall Of Famer?

A familiar name on the 2017 Hall of Fame ballot is former Mets closer Billy Wagner. While he would likely wear an Astros hat on his plaque, Wagner solidified his place in Mets history as closer for the 2006-2008 teams. The 7-time All Star is certainly one of the best closers of all time, but […]

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MMO Mailbag: A Frosty Christmas Brew With Some Mets Thoughts Too

An article by posted on 20/12/2016 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: A Frosty Christmas Brew With Some Mets Thoughts Too

Here are some questions straight out of our comment threads or that were supposed to be responded to during our Talkin’ Mets Live podcast but never got to them. 1. The Nationals have made a significant upgrade to last season’s division winning team, while the Mets are essentially the same team minus Bartolo and Blevins. […]

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