Tag: platoon

MMO Mailbag: Valverde, Howell and the Outfield

An article by posted on December 28, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Valverde, Howell and the Outfield

As 2012 winds down, Scott Rozell asked MMO the following questions: I thought I’d check your thoughts on the Mets signing Jose Valverde. I know his performance has declined, but the reward could be great and he could be had at less cost than the other high profile relievers. Speaking of that category, what are […]

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From Left Field: Is Scott Hairston The Answer For A Corner Outfield Spot?

An article by posted on October 4, 2012 0 Comments
From Left Field: Is Scott Hairston The Answer For A Corner Outfield Spot?

It was great to see Scott Hairston hit a home run yesterday to reach the 20-home run plateau in a Mets victory on the final day of the season. Hairston was a consistent performer this season as he set a new career-high in games played with 134. He hit extremely well against left-handed pitching so […]

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Kirk Nieuwenhuis Will Platoon CF With Scott Hairston

An article by posted on April 7, 2012 0 Comments
Kirk Nieuwenhuis Will Platoon CF With Scott Hairston

Newly promoted Mets outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis will platoon with veteran Scott Hairston says Mike Mazzeo of ESPN via twitter. Hairston will start against left handed pitching while Nieuwenhuis will be penciled in against the righties while Andres Torres recovers from his strained calf that he re-injured in the 7th inning of the Mets Opening Day game Thursday. […]

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What Happens When Wright Returns?

An article by posted on July 7, 2011 0 Comments

The Mets have been playing great baseball, working as a team, getting timely hits and playing at least adequate defense in the field. The combination of Daniel Murphy, Lucas Duda, Ruben Tejada and Justin Turner have combined to plug the holes in the lineup, get key RBI hits and hold their own at their respective […]

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Mets Need Bench Production..Now

An article by posted on May 6, 2011 0 Comments

…badly. Starting an article off with an ellipsis is probably incorrect grammatically, but this article will be filled with mentions of the inability of the Mets to have an effective bench, and thus this discussion comes about. Willie Harris has been a black hole offensively, both as a starter and as a bench player,  striking out […]

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Do Mets Have A Better Option Than Luis Hernandez

An article by posted on March 17, 2011 0 Comments

Mets manager Terry Collins has said that he would like to get each of his potential second base candidates some more at-bats over the next few days as he starts to whittle down the playing field. Reports surfaced earlier this week that Collins wanted Luis Hernandez to be the Mets starter at second base. However, […]

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Castillo Fading Out Of Picture

An article by posted on February 25, 2011 0 Comments

Just because he hustles doesn’t mean Daniel Murphy will win the second base job. There are concerns about his defensive abilities, and while he has shown glimpses of offensive production, it is still a small window. The Mets like Rule 5 selection Brad Emaus’ potential, and he’ll get a nod over Justin Turner because the […]

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Omar, Please, Get These Guys Outta Here!

An article by posted on August 14, 2010 0 Comments

It never fails with the Mets. Just as I had given up on the season after that debacle of a game against the Rockies Wednesday night (followed by the K-Rod meltdown), which if won would now have the team on a 4-game win streak, Johan and the Dickster hurl incredible gems to pull me back […]

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Mets Offense Is About To Get A Whole Lot Better

An article by posted on July 7, 2010 0 Comments

Carlos Beltran took another major step toward his return last night as he played back-to-back nine-inning games in center field for the first time since he began his rehab assignment. Beltran, who is scheduled to return on July 15 against the San Francisco Giants, went 2-for-4 with a single, a double, a walk and a run […]

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It’s Not As Bad As Some Would Have You Believe

An article by posted on April 5, 2010 0 Comments

Loyal, stupid and in denial are the three words that most accurately describes me when talking about the 2010 Mets. Firstly, I’ve been a Met fan for over 35 years. In that time I’ve been treated to one World Championship. If that’s not loyalty, I don’t know what is. Even as we watched the stars […]

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