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MMO Morning Grind: Stop Playing Around, Start Playing Flores

An article by posted on May 22, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Morning Grind: Stop Playing Around, Start Playing Flores

Good morning, Mets fans! Tough loss last night. But even though we came up short, there were a few bright spots. One of those bright spots was Wilmer Flores, who got the start at shortstop and had 3 hits. Flores was called up a couple weeks ago, but due to sickness and Terry Collins, had […]

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MMO Game Recap: Dodgers 4, Mets 3

An article by posted on May 21, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Recap: Dodgers 4, Mets 3

The Mets (20-25) lost again to the Dodgers (25-22) by a score of 4-3 on Wednesday night at Citi Field. Jacob deGrom got the start for the Mets and was pretty good, giving up four hits in 6.0 innings, but unfortunately, three of those hits left the ballpark. The three solo shots allowed by Jacob […]

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Why isn’t Rafael Montero doing what he does best?

An article by posted on May 21, 2014 0 Comments
Why isn’t Rafael Montero doing what he does best?

Depending on the degree to which you may follow the progress of Mets prospects in the minor leagues, from a little to intently, most people know Rafael Montero as a pitcher who throws strikes. In 2012, upon being promoted to the Mets High-A affiliate, his K% was 23.3 points higher than his BB% (K-BB% = […]

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Mets Minors: Here Comes Brandon Nimmo

An article by posted on May 21, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Minors: Here Comes Brandon Nimmo

Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal writes that when the Mets made their pick in the 2011 June amateur draft, they chose Brandon Nimmo with the 13th overall pick, which is a valuable slot that comes with inherent pressure and expectations. The Miami Marlins on the other hand, with the 14th pick, chose pitcher Jose Fernandez, and the difference between […]

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Whose Fault Is It Anyway?

An article by posted on May 21, 2014 0 Comments
Whose Fault Is It Anyway?

I had an interesting exchange with a couple of friends over the weekend when I voiced my exasperation with the Mets and Terry Collins in particular. They contested my belief that Collins is to blame for some of the perplexing lineups that have come our way of late. These lineups are odd, they defy explanation, […]

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A Look At Shortstop, Shortcomings, and Shortfalls

An article by posted on May 21, 2014 0 Comments
A Look At Shortstop, Shortcomings, and Shortfalls

Anthony Rieber of Newsday, checked in with Sandy Alderson and Terry Collins to determine what the plan at shortstop is these days in the wake of Stephen Drew agreeing to return to the Red Sox. Here’s what they are doing: rotating two guys at the spot, possibly for the rest of the season. And who plays won’t […]

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MMO Game Recap: Dodgers 9, Mets 4

An article by posted on May 20, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Recap: Dodgers 9, Mets 4

Starting a nine-game homestand, the Mets got off to a bad start. The Dodgers defeated them 9-4. Josh Beckett collected the win. Rafael Montero, making his second major league start, got the loss, not having his best stuff. He lasted only 4.1 innings, giving up five earned runs on seven hits and four walks. The Dodgers […]

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MMO Game Thread: Dodgers vs Mets, 7:10 PM

An article by posted on May 20, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Thread: Dodgers vs Mets, 7:10 PM

The Mets begin a tough stretch of 20 games in 20 days beginning with the start of a three-game series with Los Angeles Dodgers tonight at Citi Field. Rafael Montero (0-1, 4.50 ERA) makes his second major-league start in Tuesday’s 7:10 p.m. opener and will oppose right-hander Josh Beckett (1-1, 2.38) for the Dodgers. Starting Lineup Eric Young, Jr. – LF […]

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Stop Panicking and Continue To Trust A Time-Tested Process

An article by posted on May 20, 2014 0 Comments
Stop Panicking and Continue To Trust A Time-Tested Process

May 20 Looks like more and more people are hitting the panic button on Zack Wheeler. What started out as a suggestion by SNY’s Jim Duquette on Sunday to send Wheeler back to the minors, has now grown to full-on panic mode in the Mets Twitterverse and Blogosphere. One beat writer, Jared Diamond of the […]

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Harvey Hoping To Return In August And Make 5-7 Starts

An article by posted on May 20, 2014 0 Comments
Harvey Hoping To Return In August And Make 5-7 Starts

May 20 Matt Harvey told Tom Verducci of Sports Illustrated that he intends to pitch this season and make 5-7 starts. “Of course, I won’t do it unless I’m cleared to do it,” he said, “but I want to pitch before the year ends. I want to make five, six, seven starts this year. I asked […]

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