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The Clock Is Ticking On Sandy Alderson’s Plan For The Mets

An article by posted on November 29, 2013 0 Comments
The Clock Is Ticking On Sandy Alderson’s Plan For The Mets

We keep hearing the word “plan” tossed around this winter. Nobody knows what the plan is, as it seems to change from day-to-day and week-to-week. As legendary hockey coach Herb Brooks would say, this Mets off-season has looked a lot like “two monkeys trying to hump a football.” The only “plan,” as I see it, […]

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MMO Flashback: Grady Sizemore Is Still Out There – A Risk The Mets Should Take?

An article by posted on November 7, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Flashback: Grady Sizemore Is Still Out There – A Risk The Mets Should Take?

I wrote a piece last October questioning whether the Mets should take a shot on Grady Sizemore. He should be fully recovered from knee injuries now, and could be signed on a minor league deal. Why not take a shot? I’m not talking about making Sizemore the main signing this off-season, I’m talking about taking […]

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So Where Are All Those Moneyball Players…Take 2?

An article by posted on July 11, 2013 0 Comments
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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Who is Greg Burke?

An article by posted on March 14, 2013 0 Comments
Who is Greg Burke?

Back in November, the Mets announced they had signed a right-handed relief pitcher named Greg Burke to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training. When I heard of the signing, it reminded me of the scene at the beginning of the movie Major League where the Cleveland fans are all giving their take […]

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MMO Post of the Week: Are Advanced Statistics Hurting Or Helping The Game?

An article by posted on January 11, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Post of the Week: Are Advanced Statistics Hurting Or Helping The Game?

Somewhere along the line baseball became more than just a game. Once upon a time, baseball was a simple game. The goal is to score more runs than your opponent. Each team is given 27 outs to score as many runs as they can. In order to score runs, a team’s players have to get […]

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Some Things To Watch For This Playoff Season

An article by posted on October 5, 2012 0 Comments
Some Things To Watch For This Playoff Season

I am reminded of that Christmas song…”it’s the most wonderful time of the year.” It doesn’t get any better than playoff time. I’m bummed that the Mets aren’t playing significant baseball again this fall, but I guess it does give us an opportunity to sit back and enjoy these games and celebrate this great game […]

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How To Fix The Mets According To The Movies

An article by posted on October 4, 2012 0 Comments
How To Fix The Mets According To The Movies

The four things the Mets have to do this off-season to keep the Moneyball project going strong according to the movies… 1. Hire Jonah Hill immediately to assist Sandy Alderson in the front office. 2. Trade Ike Davis. Find a guy with nerve damage in his throwing arm to play first base. Why? Because walks are […]

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Do You Still Believe In Moneyball?

An article by posted on August 13, 2012 0 Comments
Do You Still Believe In Moneyball?

Moneyball is a ultimately a strategy that was developed by a small market team’s general manager in order to compete large market teams. When Billy Beane sat down and started to think about creative ways to stay competitive with large market teams, he didn’t write the word moneyball on a dry erase board, and tell […]

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Should The Mets Retire The Moneyball Project?

An article by posted on August 10, 2012 0 Comments
Should The Mets Retire The Moneyball Project?

The Mets currently have a front office in place that has earned them the nickname the “Moneyball Mets.” Mets G.M. Sandy Alderson was once Billy Beane’s mentor, and the Mets have also added a couple of other front office executives that once worked with Beane. As the Brady Bunch theme song goes – everyone sing along […]

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What Will The Mets Do With Jason Bay?

An article by posted on March 20, 2012 0 Comments
What Will The Mets Do With Jason Bay?

To say Jason Bay’s tenure this far with the Mets is disappointing would be a huge understatement. When Bay was signed it was thought that he would be providing the much needed power to the Mets lineup. From 2004-2009 Bay averaged at least 21 home-runs, nobody could have predicted his drop-off would be so severe […]

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