Tag: NL

Mets Were Incredibly Clutch In April

An article by posted on May 1, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Were Incredibly Clutch In April

I just finished reading Mark Simon’s “In-Depth” column on ESPN New York. He does a great job highlighting which Mets performed the best in April. He had a little something that really caught my attention at the end where he wrote that the Mets had a .286 batting average and a .389 on-base percentage in […]

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NL East Arms Race

An article by posted on February 2, 2012 0 Comments
NL East Arms Race

Atlanta Braves Tim Hudson Jair Jurrjens Tommy Hanson Brandon Beachy Mike Minor/Julio Teheran Miami Marlins Josh Johnson Mark Buehrle Ricky Nolasco Carlos Zambrano Anibal Sanchez New York Mets Johan Santana R.A. Dickey Jon Niese Mike Pelfrey Dillon Gee Philadelphia Phillies Roy Halladay Cliff Lee Cole Hamels Vance Worley Joe Blanton Washington Nationals Stephen Strasburg Gio […]

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Are You Wild About Another Wild Card?

An article by posted on January 31, 2012 0 Comments
Are You Wild About Another Wild Card?

Ronald Blum of the Denver Post reported yesterday that commissioner Bud Selig expects baseball to expand its playoffs this season. “I really believe we’ll have the wild card for 2012, this year,” Selig said Friday night in Chicago at a White Sox fan festival. “Clubs really want it. I don’t think I’ve ever seen an issue […]

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Reyes, Pujols or Fielder?

An article by posted on January 25, 2012 0 Comments
Reyes, Pujols or Fielder?

The Eagle has landed. The last of the “big” Mohicans, Prince Fielder, has finally agreed to a mega-deal and now has a new home in Motor City… Rah, rah, or better yet, vroom, vroom… So now that the dust has settled, here is an interesting question first posed by Mets historian and ESPN New York […]

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MLB’s Top 10 Right-handed Pitchers

An article by posted on January 17, 2012 0 Comments
MLB’s Top 10 Right-handed Pitchers

MLB.com’s Jonathan Mayo is rolling out his Top 10 prospects at each position beginning with right-handed pitchers. The 2011 list featured the American League Rookie of the Year and seven of the 10 pitched in the big leagues. Once again, this year’s Top 10 right-handed pitchers features no Mets, but the top pick comes from the NL East’ Julio Teheran, […]

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Temper Your Expectations

An article by posted on January 10, 2012 0 Comments
Temper Your Expectations

Hey MMO readers, I’m not looking to be a Debbie Downer with this post, but I wanted to draw a bit of a comparison to my colleague Clayton’s post yesterday about the Mets offense being better than we think in 2012. I think Clayton drew some fair points, but the bottom line is that it […]

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Mets Lose Jose Reyes: Welcome to Last Place in the NL East

An article by posted on December 4, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Lose Jose Reyes: Welcome to Last Place in the NL East

The New York Mets’ core has officially broken up with the news that Jose Reyes has gone to the Miami Marlins. Both Ken Rosenthal and Buster Olney have confirmed that the deal is done. It is a six-year deal worth $106 million. Seeing the final terms of the deal makes it much worse that the […]

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Balance Is The Key To The New CBA

An article by posted on November 30, 2011 0 Comments
Balance Is The Key To The New CBA

While details about the new CBA are still coming in, it seems one thing is quite apparent about this new deal. It was an exercise in balancing the inequities in the league. It starts off by balancing the AL and NL to have the same number of teams. While this does not appear to have […]

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With Thanksgiving Out of the Way, What Will The Mets Do?

An article by posted on November 28, 2011 0 Comments
With Thanksgiving Out of the Way, What Will The Mets Do?

Its great to be back at MMO. Did you guys miss me? Now that we have had our yearly helping of turkey, stuffing, cranberries, a glass of wine, and shopping mall fights for a $2 waffle maker on Black Friday, its time to find out whats going to happen in the ever so unpleasant world of the […]

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Reyes’ Agents Disappointed By Mets Lack Of Initiative

An article by posted on November 6, 2011 0 Comments

Bob Klapisch of the Bergen Record on Reyes situation: Reyes’ handlers are disappointed by the lack of initiative on the Mets’ part, but can they really be surprised? With the team’s mounting debt – including the $25 million loan from Major League Baseball that has yet to be repaid — the 2012 payroll will be […]

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