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Miguel Cabrera, Andrew McCutchen Win Most Valuable Player Awards

An article by posted on November 14, 2013 0 Comments
Miguel Cabrera, Andrew McCutchen Win Most Valuable Player Awards

Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers and Andrew McCutchen of the Pittsburgh Pirates were named American and National League Most Valuable Players tonight by members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Cabrera finished with 385 points, while Mike Trout got five first-place votes and 282 points. Baltimore’s first baseman Chris Davis, who led the majors with 53 homers […]

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Phillies Deal With Marlon Byrd Includes Vesting Option For Third Year

An article by posted on November 13, 2013 0 Comments
Phillies Deal With Marlon Byrd Includes Vesting Option For Third Year

The Phillies have reached an agreement on a two-year, $16 million deal with free agent outfielder Marlon Byrd, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports. However, late last night it was learned that the deal includes a vesting option for a third year. ESPN’s Jayson Stark reported that the $8 million club option for 2016 vests if […]

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Mets Don’t Love Mark Trumbo

An article by posted on November 5, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Don’t Love Mark Trumbo

I don’t know about most of you, but a few of us on MMO let out a collective sigh of relief when we read the following from Andy Martino of the Daily News: The Mets don’t love Mark Trumbo and they’ve never shown any interest in Peter Bourjos. I see Trumbo as an Ike Davis […]

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Roberto Clemente, Branch Rickey and the New York Mets

An article by posted on November 4, 2013 0 Comments
Roberto Clemente, Branch Rickey and the New York Mets

The new GM was cool and manipulative in his transactions, meticulous with his records, formal in his speech, stingy with his money, interested equally in a player’s psychological disposition and his ability to learn an elusive hook slide. This GM’s world could be studied, categorized, and explained. Good things did not fall upon people, or baseball clubs, by […]

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Phillies and Rockies Could Be Interested In Byrd

An article by posted on November 3, 2013 0 Comments
Phillies and Rockies Could Be Interested In Byrd

As has already been reported, the Pirates are busy trying to re-sign outfielder Marlon Byrd and there’s also reported mutual interest in rejoining the Mets. Aside from that, MLB Trade Rumors speculates that he could be a hot commodity for any team in search of cheap upgrade at a corner outfield position. Specifically they cite the Phillies […]

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New CBA Punishes Low-Revenue Teams For Trying To Compete

An article by posted on October 31, 2013 0 Comments
New CBA Punishes Low-Revenue Teams For Trying To Compete

Last month, Keith Law had an interesting article about how the new CBA punishes low-revenue teams like Royals (or the Mets?) for trying to win under tight financial constraints. Unfortunately, it’s an ESPN Insider subscription-only article, but I will share one part of it that kind of encapsulates the full thrust of his entire argument. […]

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How Many Members of the Mets Front Office Does It Take to Change A Light Bulb?

An article by posted on October 24, 2013 0 Comments
How Many Members of the Mets Front Office Does It Take to Change A Light Bulb?

A few weeks ago I did something all Mets fans do nowadays: I sat down to watch other teams play in the post-season. I had my Mets cap on, a can of Coke, some pretzels. And within 5 minutes I heard news that surprised me. The Indians were returning to the playoffs for the first […]

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MMO Fan Shot: A Mets Offseason Plan Using The Red Sox Model

An article by posted on October 5, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: A Mets Offseason Plan Using The Red Sox Model

Here’s a post from diehardmets who gives a good example of what the Mets offseason might look like using the Boston Red Sox model from last Winter. The question is where do you want to spend. Overpaying on Shin-Soo Choo or Jacoby Ellsbury is just repeating the mistakes of the past. I would think our fans are […]

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NL Wildcard Preview: Reds at Pirates

An article by posted on October 1, 2013 0 Comments
NL Wildcard Preview: Reds at Pirates

Last night was just the opening act, tonight the playoffs officially begin! This year’s playoffs (minus not having the Mets) to me look to be very enjoyable on paper. I don’t think there is a team that I legitimately can say I have a strong feeling “should” win it all. Tonight, the Pittsburgh Pirates welcome […]

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Alderson: Second Opinion On Harvey Will Determine “Quality and Number” Of Starter They Will Target

An article by posted on September 9, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson: Second Opinion On Harvey Will Determine “Quality and Number” Of Starter They Will Target

Mets righthander Matt Harvey will have his sore right elbow examined by Dr. James Andrews this week for a second opinion to help him determine if he should opt for Tommy John surgery as the Mets team doctors initially advised. Manager Terry Collins said before Sunday’s game confirmed the news, but added that no date […]

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