Tag: pitching

MMO Mailbag: When Will We See Syndergaard?

An article by posted on February 10, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: When Will We See Syndergaard?

Alex asks… What has to happen before we can see Noah Syndergaard join the rotation assuming he’s dominating in Las Vegas through May? I’m concerned Dillon Gee is still here plus we’d have to still make room for him in the rotation regardless. By the way, I think giving Bartolo Colon that second year was […]

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MMO Exclusive: Talking Mets With Best-Selling Author Jeff Pearlman

An article by posted on February 4, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: Talking Mets With Best-Selling Author Jeff Pearlman

Here is an interview I conduced with author and Sports Illustrated columnist Jeff Pearlman, who wrote the New York Times bestselling book on the New York Mets, “The Bad Guys Won”. The book is a must read and is available at Amazon.com. Enjoy. MMO – The Mets came out like gangbusters this offseason and signed Michael […]

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8 Things We Learned From Keith Law

An article by posted on February 3, 2015 0 Comments
8 Things We Learned From Keith Law

Last Thursday, ESPN senior baseball analyst Keith Law was kind enough to grant our own Tommy Rothman a phone interview which you can read in its entirety here. Law, who ranked the Mets as having the fourth best farm system in the game and also included six Mets in his Top 100 prospects, discussed a […]

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Featured Post: DePodesta Explains Mets Strategy To Improve Farm System

An article by posted on February 1, 2015 0 Comments
Featured Post: DePodesta Explains Mets Strategy To Improve Farm System

Mike Vorkunov (NJ.com) recently discussed the Mets’ minor league system and prospectswith VP of Player Development and Scouting, Paul DePodesta. Here are some exchanges that stood out. You can read the full article here. The main theme being targeted here is the position player depth that is rapidly rising through the system.  The Mets were […]

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Syndergaard Among Five Mets Prospects In MLB Top 100

An article by posted on January 31, 2015 0 Comments
Syndergaard Among Five Mets Prospects In MLB Top 100

RHP Noah Syndergaard has been ranked by MLB.com as the third best pitching prospect in baseball for 2015. “Even though he was pitching at home in hitting-friendly Las Vegas, Syndergaard still managed to lead the organization in strikeouts in 2014,” said MLB Network’s Jonathan Mayo. “The two-time Futures Gamer is knocking on the door with his combination of […]

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How Do You Grade The Mets Offseason?

An article by posted on January 28, 2015 0 Comments
How Do You Grade The Mets Offseason?

Jay Jaffe of Sports Illustrated was none to thrilled with the Mets’ offseason giving them a big fat “D” for failing to seize an opportunity to make a bold move in the NL East at a time when the Braves and Phillies are going into rebuild mode. “New York modestly upgraded its offense but burned […]

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With Declining Scoring Trends, Defense Matters More Than Ever

An article by posted on January 19, 2015 0 Comments
With Declining Scoring Trends, Defense Matters More Than Ever

Small ball and pitching. We remember it, It bagged us a championship in 1969. It was a staple of competitive play in the National League in the early 80’s when Whitey Herzog’s Cardinals made all manner of problems for the rest of the league. It’s also a prominent feature of a current Giants dynasty that […]

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Go Ahead Sandy, Do It! Trade Syndergaard For A 6-Month Rental…

An article by posted on January 15, 2015 0 Comments
Go Ahead Sandy, Do It! Trade Syndergaard For A 6-Month Rental…

Matthew Cerrone of MetsBlog has grown tired of waiting for the Mets to become relevant again and now says that it’s time for Sandy Alderson to be bold and make a trade already for a shortstop. He believes that Alderson should go ahead and trade the team’s number one prospect Noah Syndergaard plus another prospect […]

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MMO Fan Shot: What Run Differential Doesn’t Tell You

An article by posted on January 13, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: What Run Differential Doesn’t Tell You

An MMO Fan Shot by Joey D. While I expect the Mets to take a significant step forward this season, I have to disagree with the case many make for the Mets based on their run differential last season. Run differential numbers are useless because of the missing nuts and bolts that are hidden behind […]

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Does Kevin Long Plan To Adapt Mets Hitting Philosophy?

An article by posted on January 13, 2015 0 Comments
Does Kevin Long Plan To Adapt Mets Hitting Philosophy?

In perusing old magazines ferreting unusual sports stories that might be topics on my Tip-Off sports radio show, I found an interesting quote from the New York Mets’ recently hired hitting coach, Kevin Long. Mind you now, Long had yet to be released by the Yankees and hired by the Mets when he made his […]

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