Tag: playoffs

Lights Out; A Future Without Power In New York

An article by posted on September 19, 2014 0 Comments
Lights Out; A Future Without Power In New York

For as long as I can remember, home runs have been pivotal to winning championships. It’s not only that chicks dig the long ball but that those long balls are rally starters, pitcher killers and momentum swingers. There’s no easier way to score a bunch of runs than by driving one deep. Currently, the Mets […]

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Collins: Mets Are Very, Very Close to the Nationals

An article by posted on September 15, 2014 0 Comments
Collins: Mets Are Very, Very Close to the Nationals

After watching the Mets lose three of four games at home to the Washington Nationals, Danny Knobler of ESPN New York compares the two teams as one heads to the playoffs and the other heads to a sixth straight losing season. He took issue with Terry Collins who yesterday told reporters that the Mets and Nationals […]

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Will Next Season Bring Another September Chasing 80 Wins?

An article by posted on September 12, 2014 0 Comments
Will Next Season Bring Another September Chasing 80 Wins?

Despite both the Yankees and Mets being equidistant from a wild card, and basically in the same boat, the difference between the vibe and feel at both home ballparks is very stark. Yankee Stadium is still vibrant, fun and exciting, while over at Citi Field fewer than 10,000 bodies a night and literally no atmosphere […]

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Mets Promote Conforto, Rosario, Urena To Savannah

An article by posted on September 2, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Promote Conforto, Rosario, Urena To Savannah

The Mets have promoted outfielder Michael Conforto to Single-A Savannah as the Sand Gnats head to the playoffs. Joining the 2014 first-rounder will be his Brooklyn Cyclones teammates shortstop Amed Rosario and third baseman Jhoan Urena. Conforto batted .331/.403/ .448 with three home runs, 10 doubles, 30 runs and 19 RBI in 42 games with […]

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Could the Mets and Angels Match Up As Trade Partners?

An article by posted on August 22, 2014 0 Comments
Could the Mets and Angels Match Up As Trade Partners?

The Los Angeles Angels are currently sitting at the top of the standings in the American League West Division as well as holding the best record in the MLB. However, they have lost two young arms in the last month alone. Tyler Skaggs was the first to go down earlier this month with a partially […]

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Di-Jest: Wilpons Hatch Plan For Bogus Wright Retirement Tour

An article by posted on July 23, 2014 0 Comments
Di-Jest: Wilpons Hatch Plan For Bogus Wright Retirement Tour

The crack investigative unit here at MMO has uncovered a cynical plot developed by Jeff Wilpon with the approval of Papa Fred and Uncle (“Can I sell yet?”) Saul. The younger Wilpon has become envious of what the Yankees, another team on the down slide, have done during the 2013 and 2014 seasons. Last year […]

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MMO Fan Shot: An Analytical Look at the Mets at the All-Star Break

An article by posted on July 16, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: An Analytical Look at the Mets at the All-Star Break

An MMO Fan Shot by Josh Eichenbaum The New York Mets enter this year’s All-Star Break with a 45-50 record, which, at first glance is not terribly impressive. A deeper look, however, reveals a Mets team that has suffered a good deal of bad luck and may be primed for a post-break run. Pythagorean Record […]

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The Mets Are Having Fun Again

An article by posted on July 12, 2014 0 Comments
The Mets Are Having Fun Again

Baseball is a game, and it’s amazing how easily we forget that it’s purpose is to be for fun. But for both Mets fans and players alike, this simple concept had been lost in an abyss of financial instability, bad press, and five consecutive losing seasons. Until Now. When I went to the game two […]

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Mets Farm System: If You Build It They (Wins) Will Come?

An article by posted on June 7, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Farm System: If You Build It They (Wins) Will Come?

Much is made these days about the Mets payroll and lack of spending. Clearly there has been a shift in focus from being big spenders in free agency to building depth within the farm system to feed the major league club. Perhaps the biggest reason is Fred Wilpon’s financial woes, but it’s easy to forget […]

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Are 90 Wins Even Needed To Earn A Wild Card This Season?

An article by posted on May 29, 2014 0 Comments
Are 90 Wins Even Needed To Earn A Wild Card This Season?

When Sandy Alderson made his 90 win challenge earlier this year, the inference was to make the playoffs. Getting 90 wins almost assuredly gets you into the playoffs. Over the past 10 seasons, there have been 80 teams that have reached that 90 win mark. Under the current playoff format with two wildcard teams, 78 […]

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