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Travis d’Arnaud Instructed To Give Runners The Whole Plate

An article by posted on February 22, 2014 0 Comments
Travis d’Arnaud Instructed To Give Runners The Whole Plate

February 21 Travis d’Arnaud told reporters that regardless of what rule goes into effect regarding blocking the plate, Mets personnel have instructed him today that he is to stand in fair territory and give base runners the whole plate. The rule, which is not official yet, is to allow runners a lane to part of the […]

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Why Strikeouts Are A Big Concern For The Mets

An article by posted on February 21, 2014 0 Comments
Why Strikeouts Are A Big Concern For The Mets

After writing about the high strikeout rates of Ike Davis, Chris Young and Lucas Duda, I received a question asking why my concern over strikeouts, with the reader saying, “there’s no difference between a strikeout and a soft grounder to second.’’ He couldn’t be more wrong. First, a strikeout is a non-productive out, but much more can happen on […]

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Anthony Seratelli Has A Shot To Make Big League Team

An article by posted on February 21, 2014 0 Comments
Anthony Seratelli Has A Shot To Make Big League Team

Ken Davidoff has a column in Friday’s post that will leave “Negative Nellie” Met fans howling. Davidoff features a utility infielder, a local kid from New Jersey, who signed a minor league contract with the Mets over the winter, was invited to camp, and as Davidoff sees it, has a legitimate chance to make the […]

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Familia Has Two Swing-And-A-Miss Pitches

An article by posted on February 20, 2014 0 Comments
Familia Has Two Swing-And-A-Miss Pitches

We’ve written quite often on MMO about how we believe Jeurys Familia can develop into a powerful weapon in the Mets bullpen beginning as soon as this season. The hard-throwing righty completed a dominating performance in Winter Ball that had more than one scout raving about his 100+ MPH fastball. During his press conference on Thursday, Terry Collins had […]

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Top 5 Mets Sleeper Prospects

An article by posted on February 20, 2014 0 Comments
Top 5 Mets Sleeper Prospects

With the Mets Merized Online Top 25 Prospects list set in stone, I’d like to take a look at a few names that should be watched closely this upcoming season. These prospects would not have necessarily been prospects 26-30 on this season’s list but they are all players that I feel are flying under the […]

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From Left Field: Is Having Too Many Options Actually A Good Thing?

An article by posted on February 20, 2014 0 Comments
From Left Field: Is Having Too Many Options Actually A Good Thing?

Spring Training will answer plenty of burning questions for New York Mets fans. Who will play first base consistently? What will the team do with young prospects Juan Lagares and Wilmer Flores? Is the team confident enough in Ruben Tejada at shortstop? Who will start Opening Day? Who will win the fifth starter’s job? How […]

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DePo Discusses Innings Cap On Syndergaard

An article by posted on February 20, 2014 0 Comments
DePo Discusses Innings Cap On Syndergaard

Mets VP of Player Development Paul DePodesta told reporters that Noah Syndergaard will be permitted somewhere in the vicinity of a 30-inning increase over last season’s total which will put him roughly at a 150-155 innings cap. “A lot of it’s going to be on how he actually racks up those innings — how efficient he […]

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Dice-K Had Goal To Arrive In Camp Ready To Pitch

An article by posted on February 20, 2014 0 Comments
Dice-K Had Goal To Arrive In Camp Ready To Pitch

Adam Rubin of ESPN NY wrote that after the other pitchers had completed their bullpen sessions around noon Wednesday at the Mets’ spring camp, Daisuke Matsuzaka continued, eventually throwing 50 pitches in all. Dice-K shared though an interpreter with Rubin, what he is looking forward to in camp, “My goal for the off-season was to come into […]

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MMO Contest: Win A Vintage 1986 Mets Autographed Photo!

An article by posted on February 19, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Contest: Win A Vintage 1986 Mets Autographed Photo!

We love our readers and we love making our readers happy. While we can’t give out a championship, we can give out some autographed photos of players from our 1986 World Champion New York Mets! Starting Friday, February 15th – for four consecutive Fridays, our friends at 5 Towns Mini Golf and Batting Range in […]

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Viola Looking Forward To Coaching Top Pitching Prospects In Vegas

An article by posted on February 19, 2014 0 Comments
Viola Looking Forward To Coaching Top Pitching Prospects In Vegas

Las Vegas 51′s new pitching coach Frank Viola spoke to Adam Rubin of ESPN NY and explained how he understands the responsibility and pressure he will face coaching a lineup that may include Noah Syndergaard, Rafael Montero, Jacob deGrom and Jenrry Mejia. Viola shared a little humor with Rubin about the upcoming season in Vegas, “It could be […]

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