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Should The Mets Move Daniel Murphy?

An article by posted on July 8, 2014 0 Comments
Should The Mets Move Daniel Murphy?

I have been listening to sports radio, reading Mets Twitter, and reading articles for the past couple days as the trade deadline gets closer and closer. I keep hearing the same notion expressed by Mets fans– if the Mets trade Murphy, it indicates an unwillingness to pay good players money to keep them in New […]

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Ryan Reid Could Join Mets Overworked Bullpen On Monday

An article by posted on June 15, 2014 0 Comments
Ryan Reid Could Join Mets Overworked Bullpen On Monday

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York speculates that righthanded reliever Ryan Reid could be an option when the Mets look to add a fresh arm to their fatigued bullpen on Monday when they begin a three game series with the St. Louis Cardinals. The Mets bullpen was leaned on for eight innings of relief on Sunday […]

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Time To Pull Plug On Chris Young Experiment

An article by posted on May 22, 2014 0 Comments
Time To Pull Plug On Chris Young Experiment

Guaranteed playing time or not, the Mets commitment to Chris Young should not last too much longer given his recent struggles. At some point the Mets will have to pull the plug on Young and start giving his playing time to more worthy and productive players. For some odd reason manager Terry Collins decided to […]

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Oakland A’s Could Emerge as Potential Trade Partner for Mets

An article by posted on May 3, 2014 0 Comments
Oakland A’s Could Emerge as Potential Trade Partner for Mets

Update (5/3/2014): MLB Trade Rumors reports that the Athletics are likely to either deal for starting pitching or move Drew Pomeranz to the rotation. With both Jarrod Parker and A.J. Griffin rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, the Athletics have had to rely on youngster Sonny Gray and veteran Scott Kazmir to lead the rotation. So […]

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Rated MLB’s No. 85 Prospect, Rafael Montero Is Still Underrated

An article by posted on January 27, 2014 1 Comment
Rated MLB’s No. 85 Prospect, Rafael Montero Is Still Underrated

Back in November, I wrote a piece here on MMO entitled Montero is Better Than People Think. You can read that post in its entirety below, but it’s nice to see that Montero is starting to get the kind of recognition he deserves. Montero was recently ranked on MLB’s Top 100 prospect list at No. 85. […]

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Mets Officials Call Fernando Rodney A Long Shot

An article by posted on January 25, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Officials Call Fernando Rodney A Long Shot

Disputing what Jon Heyman reported on Friday, the Mets are talking to free agent closer Fernando Rodney according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. However, Dan Martin of the NY Post says that one team official called the chances of landing him a long shot. “I’m not sure there’s a fit there,” the official said. Another team […]

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Balfour Turns Down Mets Offer, Signs For $12 Million With Rays

An article by posted on January 23, 2014 0 Comments
Balfour Turns Down Mets Offer, Signs For $12 Million With Rays

3:45 PM Update: Adam Rubin writes on Twitter, “I’m told point blank from ultra-reliable Mets source: Mets had same offer to Balfour as Rays, but he preferred living in Florida.” 3:00 PM Original Post: Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, reports that the Mets offered RHP  Grant Balfour a larger deal than the two-year, $12 million contract […]

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Mets Could Still Add More Starting Pitching

An article by posted on January 20, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Could Still Add More Starting Pitching

Updated Post 1/20 According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Assistant GM John Ricco said the team could still sign additional starting pitchers, despite the recent signing of lefthander John Lannan to a minor league contract. It’s probably a good idea to bring in another arm or two and have them compete this Spring and then provide […]

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Scouts Are Raving About Jeurys Familia

An article by posted on December 31, 2013 3 Comments
Scouts Are Raving About Jeurys Familia

Jeurys Familia hasn’t thrown a lot this winter, but when he has, he’s been lights out, missing a ton of bats and flashing the mid-to-upper-90s velocity that has scouts raving, writes Baseball Prospectus. You can’t put a lot of stock in winter league performances, but you can put a ton of stock in young pitchers returning […]

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Parnell Expected To Be Ready For Spring Training

An article by posted on December 17, 2013 0 Comments
Parnell Expected To Be Ready For Spring Training

During a brief media session at Citi Field today, Sandy Alderson updated us on Bobby Parnell who is recovering from surgery last September to repair a herniated disk in his neck . Speaking about the 30 pound weight loss that was reported in October, Sandy said, ”he’s regained the weight and is about to start throwing again.” […]

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