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White Sox Shopping For Top Right-Handed Starter

An article by posted on December 4, 2014 0 Comments
White Sox Shopping For Top Right-Handed Starter

The White Sox may be open to trying to keep All-Star Max Scherzer in the AL Central, writes Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. as they look to add a “top” right-handed starter. “The White Sox are in the market for a veteran right-handed starter, and with some payroll flexibility remaining after two key moves, they […]

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Jon Niese: Damaged Goods or Different Goods?

An article by posted on December 4, 2014 0 Comments
Jon Niese: Damaged Goods or Different Goods?

An MMO Fan Shot by Chris Malia (CJM) Regarding fan opinion, Jon Niese is perhaps the most divisive player on the Mets. Scrolling through a comment thread about Niese, you can find opinions ranging from soft and overrated to gritty and extremely valuable. While value can be measured in terms of his stats and contract, […]

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The Leadoff Problem Persists For The Mets

An article by posted on December 4, 2014 0 Comments
The Leadoff Problem Persists For The Mets

The next Lenny Dykstra? Not quite… Question: What do Andres Torres, Collin Cowgill and Eric Young Jr. all have in common? Answer: Aside from all three having been released by the Mets, they each opened the season as the Mets official leadoff hitter in the last three years. It’s going on four years since Jose […]

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Hot Stove Report: Braves Sign Markakis, Hunter Returns To Minnesota

An article by posted on December 3, 2014 0 Comments
Hot Stove Report: Braves Sign Markakis, Hunter Returns To Minnesota

Free agent outfielder Torii Hunter signed a one year contract with the Twins worth $10.5 million dollars. Hunter was a star centerfielder in Minnesota for almost a decade before leaving as a free agent back in 2007. He crushed 192 career home runs with the Twins, while also playing gold glove caliber defense. He spent the last […]

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2015 Mets Jerseys and Caps

An article by posted on December 3, 2014 0 Comments
2015 Mets Jerseys and Caps

Last month, the Mets released their 2015 uniform jerseys and caps. Among several design changes, the Mets are doing away with their off-white pinstriped uniforms in favor of a new bright white version. Gone also are the plain bright white home jerseys which have been a staple since 1997. The Mets also added one more […]

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MMO Fan Shot: Why Mets Should Trade For Didi Gregorious

An article by posted on December 3, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Why Mets Should Trade For Didi Gregorious

An MMO Fan Shot by CyYout Flexibility in a roster is important, as recently pointed out in a Fan Shot by WillyWater88. As he pointed out, flexibility not only protects against losing a player to injury or regression in performance, but it allows the manager to be creative in mixing and matching based on match-ups.  […]

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Lefty Reliever Trade Targets For Mets

An article by posted on December 3, 2014 0 Comments
Lefty Reliever Trade Targets For Mets

One of the Mets biggest stated needs this Winter is acquiring a second lefty to pair with Josh Edgin in the bullpen. Unfortunately the free agent market of Joe Beimel, Craig Breslow, and Phil Coke are nothing to get real excited about. The Mets also have some unproven options that are on the 40-man roster […]

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Mets Actively Shopping Gee, Niese, Colon In Pitching Rich Market

An article by posted on December 2, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Actively Shopping Gee, Niese, Colon In Pitching Rich Market

In a followup to Sunday’s Joel Sherman column about the ill-timing of the Mets and trying to unload pitching in a pitching rich market, his colleague Ken Davidoff reports that the Mets are “actively” trying to deal at least one of the “bottom three” in their rotation; Bartolo Colon, Dillon Gee, or Jon Niese. “None […]

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A Year Ago The Mets Non-Tendered Justin Turner… Oops…

An article by posted on December 2, 2014 0 Comments
A Year Ago The Mets Non-Tendered Justin Turner… Oops…

It was interesting reading about the value of lineup flexibility and also having various interchangeable parts on the bench who were versatile and provided a manager with the ability to maximize his strategic opportunities. That’s what Gil Hodges always said when talking about our miracle Mets. With that on my mind I came across a […]

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The Value Of Lineup Flexibility

An article by posted on December 2, 2014 0 Comments
The Value Of Lineup Flexibility

In the land of baseball, the strength of pitching is well regarded, the effectiveness of speed and defense is also well documented and the power of hitting is revered. Yet there is one skill among them that is rarely spoken of and that is the value of flexibility. Flexibility is the ability to minimize the […]

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