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Jon Matlack, the Mets’ Underrated Lefty

An article by posted on April 15, 2015 36 Comments
Jon Matlack, the Mets’ Underrated Lefty

Jon Matlack’s career record of 125-126 may be as mediocre as you can get, but Matlack was a much, much better than average major league pitcher. In fact, he was one of the very finest lefthanded pitchers ever developed by the Mets’ organization. His other career marks – a 3.18 lifetime ERA (better than Steve […]

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Opening Day From Verizon Suite

An article by posted on April 15, 2015 0 Comments
Opening Day From Verizon Suite

It was an awesome experience to be able to take in the Mets opening day game on Monday against the Phillies from the Verizon Wireless Suite. We can’t thank the company enough for this awesome experience and opportunity to watch the game from such a unique perspective. The Verizon suite is located just above the […]

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MMO Minors Game Thread: Matz Making AAA Debut

An article by posted on April 9, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Minors Game Thread: Matz Making AAA Debut

Opening Day is finally here for the Mets Minor League affiliates with Savannah, St. Lucie, Binghamton, and Las Vegas all playing their first game tonight. The most anticipated game of the night is at AAA where the Las Vegas 51′s take on the Fresno Grizzlies with Steven Matz making his AAA debut. If you didn’t […]

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Matt Harvey, The Real Baseball Maverick

An article by posted on April 9, 2015 0 Comments
Matt Harvey, The Real Baseball Maverick

The temperature is in the mid-40s. It’s a dreary, early spring day on the east coast. It’s not exactly the type of day you would be running to the ballpark to watch a game. That is, unless, the pitching matchup features Stephen Strasburg and Matt Harvey. Below, you will find an actual text conversation that […]

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MMO 2015 Season Preview: National League East

An article by posted on April 6, 2015 0 Comments
MMO 2015 Season Preview: National League East

Philadelphia Phillies – 5th Place Key additions: Aaron Harang, Chad Billingsley and Jeff Francoeur Key subtractions: Jimmy Rollins, Marlon Byrd, Kyle Kendrick, and A.J. Burnett Nobody’s failure makes me smile more than this team. To see Ruin Tomorrow Jr’s efforts here really have been a thing of beauty. Their most valuable commodity, Cole Hamels is still a […]

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Experience and Respect Got Bartolo Colon Opening Day Nod

An article by posted on April 6, 2015 0 Comments
Experience and Respect Got Bartolo Colon Opening Day Nod

Despite the Mets having ace, Matt Harvey coming back and throwing lights out in spring training and 2014 Rookie of the Year, Jacob deGrom, the Mets will send 41 year Bartolo Colon to the mound on Opening Day in D.C. “I feel really proud and really thankful to the Mets and the staff to put the honor […]

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Where Are They Now: Catching Up With John Maine

An article by posted on April 5, 2015 0 Comments
Where Are They Now: Catching Up With John Maine

Baseball players tend to disappear after retirement. Without the spotlight of national media, or admiration of thousands of fans, they fade back into mainstream society. They leave only memories, and their absence from the game makes it easy to forget that these guys we watched on TV are still real people. My mission is to […]

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Alderson Says Ticket Sales Was Consideration In Home Opener Decision

An article by posted on March 24, 2015 0 Comments
Alderson Says Ticket Sales Was Consideration In Home Opener Decision

General manager Sandy Alderson acknowledged that bumping Matt Harvey from the home opener at Citi Field was in part based on maximizing ticket sales. From Adam Rubin: “You’re assuming people are more interested in seeing Harvey pitch than Jacob. That’s probably true, but not something that I would acknowledge.” As for selling extra tickets for Day […]

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MLB Needs A Paradigm Shift On Starting Pitching Health

An article by posted on March 18, 2015 0 Comments
MLB Needs A Paradigm Shift On Starting Pitching Health

The NFL has recently been praised for their efforts to ensure the long term health and well-being of their players by instituting stringent new protocol on concussions. I remember reading one time that for most players who participate in an NFL game it’s the equivalent of one of us being in like four or five […]

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Wheeler News is Frustrating, But Hardly Shocking or Catastrophic

An article by posted on March 17, 2015 0 Comments
Wheeler News is Frustrating, But Hardly Shocking or Catastrophic

As you have heard by now, Zack Wheeler is out for the season. He has a complete tear of the UCL in his pitching elbow and will require Tommy John Surgery, the same procedure that sidelined Matt Harvey in 2014 and will keep Josh Edgin out of action this year. Is this a frustrating development? […]

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