Tag: National League

Lucas Duda’s Career Day Leads Mets Past Dodgers

An article by posted on August 25, 2014 0 Comments
Lucas Duda’s Career Day Leads Mets Past Dodgers

The often soft spoken Lucas Duda is turning into a solid first baseman right before our eyes. After the trade of Ike Davis, the job was handed to him and he hasn’t looked back since. We knew he could hit the long ball and his defense has looked more refined each and every day. Now […]

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Can Mets Own This City As Long As Wilpons Own This Team?

An article by posted on July 16, 2014 0 Comments
Can Mets Own This City As Long As Wilpons Own This Team?

Joel Sherman of the New York Post says the Mets are in the perfect position to take back control of New York from the Yankees. “You may remember how they were going to be carried back into the warm embrace of this city by Generation K. It was an idea that so frightened George Steinbrenner […]

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Mets Power Surge Offers a Glimmer of Hope

An article by posted on July 10, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Power Surge Offers a Glimmer of Hope

With Travis d’Arnaud’s 7th inning home run in last night’s ball game, the Mets have homered in 9 consecutive contests at Citi Field. This marks the longest such streak since the club moved over from Shea in 2009. Despite an overhaul of the sprawling dimensions at Citi Field prior to the 2012 season, the spacious […]

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Murphy Earns First All Star Selection, Lone Mets Representative

An article by posted on July 7, 2014 0 Comments
Murphy Earns First All Star Selection, Lone Mets Representative

July 6 – Updated 8:00 PM Major League Baseball tonight announced that Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy was selected to his first All-Star team as National League Manager Mike Matheny’s selection. The 85th Major League Baseball All-Star Game will take place July 15 at Minnesota’s Target Field. Murphy is the third Mets second baseman named to […]

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MMO Fan Shot: Gil Hodges Belongs In The Hall Of Fame

An article by posted on July 1, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Gil Hodges Belongs In The Hall Of Fame

An MMO Fan Shot by Bill Hall We support the election of Gil Hodges to the Baseball Hall of Fame. He is fully qualified under every one of the criteria set forth in the Hall’s own rules: “Voting shall be based on player’s record, playing ability, integrity, sportsmanship, character, and contributions to the team(s) on […]

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Wright Slips To Second Place In Latest All Star Voting

An article by posted on June 24, 2014 0 Comments
Wright Slips To Second Place In Latest All Star Voting

Even with David Wright‘s sudden surge at the plate, he has slipped into second place in the latest All Star voting for the starting third baseman for the National League. Brewers Aramis Ramirez (1,279,902) leaped from fourth place to take over the lead from David Wright (1,260,895) and now leads by 19,007 votes. The remaining players that make […]

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Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn Dies of Cancer

An article by posted on June 16, 2014 0 Comments
Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn Dies of Cancer

The San Diego Padres announced that Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn has died at age 54 following a battle with salivary gland cancer. Gwynn amassed 3,141 hits in his brilliant career and his .338 career batting average is the highest since Ted Williams retired from the Boston Red Sox in 1960 with a .344 average. Gwynn […]

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Are 90 Wins Even Needed To Earn A Wild Card This Season?

An article by posted on May 29, 2014 0 Comments
Are 90 Wins Even Needed To Earn A Wild Card This Season?

When Sandy Alderson made his 90 win challenge earlier this year, the inference was to make the playoffs. Getting 90 wins almost assuredly gets you into the playoffs. Over the past 10 seasons, there have been 80 teams that have reached that 90 win mark. Under the current playoff format with two wildcard teams, 78 […]

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Being Too Patient at the Plate

An article by posted on May 13, 2014 0 Comments
Being Too Patient at the Plate

A point of frustration for many Mets fans, watching an anemic lineup night after night, is their indiscriminate approach to taking pitches at the plate. No, I don’t mean indiscriminate as in they can’t recognize a ball from a strike, although that has been an issue, too. I am talking about their inability to separate […]

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Playing Eric Young Everyday Hasn’t Improved His Performance

An article by posted on April 23, 2014 0 Comments
Playing Eric Young Everyday Hasn’t Improved His Performance

Eric Young Jr. is not an ideal leadoff hitter. He is the best candidate on the New York Mets, but that is not saying much. Once Juan Lagares returns, Young Jr. should not even be in the conversation as an everyday player. Since Young Jr. made his MLB debut in 2009, he only exceeded 100 […]

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