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Mets Attendance Declines For 5th Straight Year

An article by posted on September 29, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Attendance Declines For 5th Straight Year

Not that this should come as a surprise to any of you, but despite this afternoon’s probable packed house to pay tribute to Mike Piazza, Mets’ attendance will drop for the fifth straight season. Not counting Saturday and Sunday, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York crunched the numbers and calculates that with an average attendance of 26,467, the […]

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Cuban Slugger Jose Abreu Officially Declared A Free Agent

An article by posted on September 28, 2013 0 Comments
Cuban Slugger Jose Abreu Officially Declared A Free Agent

Updating this Fan Shot by by Long Suffering Met Fan with this breaking news… Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com is reporting that Cuban first baseman Jose Dariel Abreu has officially been declared a free agent and is now eligible to sign with any Major League club. MLB Trade Rumors adds that Abreu “promises to become one of […]

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Duda Says He’s Done Enough For Everyday Job, But Does Sandy Share His Opinion?

An article by posted on September 26, 2013 0 Comments
Duda Says He’s Done Enough For Everyday Job, But Does Sandy Share His Opinion?

Lucas Duda fully understands the lay of the land in Flushing these days, and knows his hold on an everyday job at first base in 2014 is tenuous at best. While he feels he has done enough to be considered as an every-day player by Sandy Alderson, he understands the decision ultimately lies in the hands […]

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The Protected Pick and The Looming Winter Of Our Discontent

An article by posted on September 24, 2013 0 Comments
The Protected Pick and The Looming Winter Of Our Discontent

After last night’s 3-2 loss to the Reds, the Mets remain in a four-way tie for the eighth worst record. The teams with the 10 worst records get their first round picks protected in the 2014 Draft. If it comes down to a tie breaker to determine the ten worst teams, the higher draft pick goes to […]

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Sprinting to the Finish: The Culture of Losing

An article by posted on September 20, 2013 0 Comments
Sprinting to the Finish: The Culture of Losing

Six weeks ago, an unidentified Mets executive – and really, how many are there – told Mike Puma of the Post that the front office was pleased with the work of Terry Collins and his staff. Then he said this: “I think they’re doing a good job of sprinting to the finish line.” Sure, if […]

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Remembering Bob Murphy On His Birthday

An article by posted on September 19, 2013 0 Comments

MMO wants to send a Happy Birthday shout-out to the late great Bob Murphy (1924-2004). “Murph” would have been 89 years old today and I can’t begin to tell you how often I think about him each season. Today’s game broadcasts have become so noisy and are just a non-stop barrage of promos and product pitches. […]

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Giants vs Mets: Wright Won’t Play In This Series, Wheeler Faces Former ‘Mates

An article by posted on September 17, 2013 0 Comments
Giants vs Mets: Wright Won’t Play In This Series, Wheeler Faces Former ‘Mates

GIANTS (69-81) at METS (67-82) RHP Yusmeiro Petit (3-0, 2.53) vs. RHP Zack Wheeler (7-5, 3.22) Starting Lineup Eric Young, Jr. – LF Juan Lagares – CF Daniel Murphy – 2B Lucas Duda – 1B Wilmer Flores – 3B Matt den Dekker – RF Travis d’Arnaud – C Ruben Tejada – SS Zack Wheeler – […]

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Harvey Will Avoid Surgery, Elects To Rehab Elbow

An article by posted on September 17, 2013 0 Comments
Harvey Will Avoid Surgery, Elects To Rehab Elbow

Update 2:20 PM According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, Matt Harvey has opted to rehabilitate the torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow and avoid surgery for now. “The diagnosis apparently was positive enough whereby Harvey is expected to try rehab for now, then begin a throwing program in one-to-two months,” Heyman said. Harvey still […]

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Pedro Feliciano Wants To Be A Perpetual Met

An article by posted on September 16, 2013 0 Comments
Pedro Feliciano Wants To Be A Perpetual Met

Longtime Mets reliever Pedro Feliciano has been with the Amazin’s for the majority of his major-league career, only taking a two-year, $8 million hiatus from Flushing courtesy of the New York Yankees. Even so, he’s never thrown a major league pitch for any team other than the Mets. Perpetual Pedro is back in orange and […]

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Featured Post: Breaking Backman

An article by posted on September 16, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: Breaking Backman

Passion is a powerful force. It reveals the extremely fine line between good and evil; friend and foe; master and slave. Passion turned Walter While, your average high school science teacher into Heisenberg, a maniacal drug-dealing assassin in khakis and a pork pie hat. Passion is Walter Wayne Backman’s worst enemy — and slim hope. […]

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