Tag: potential

What If Sandy Is Blowing Smoke On Flores?

An article by posted on November 25, 2014 0 Comments
What If Sandy Is Blowing Smoke On Flores?

For the better part of two months now, Sandy Alderson has been telling everyone about how impressed he is with Wilmer Flores and the prospect of him being the Mets everyday shortstop next season. Last week, he said about Flores’ defense that it’s not a disqualifier. “He did a nice job for us last year. […]

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Mets In Enviable Position To Break Starting Pitching Mold

An article by posted on November 18, 2014 0 Comments
Mets In Enviable Position To Break Starting Pitching Mold

The issue of innings caps for Met starting pitchers in 2015 would be mitigated if the Mets thought forward and initiated a six-man starting pitching rotation.  For many, the idea of a six man starting pitching rotation is too revolutionary and defies what is believed to be standard protocol in most baseball circles. Yet, the […]

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Cubs Acquire 2B Tommy La Stella From Braves, Leading To Lots Of Speculation

An article by posted on November 16, 2014 0 Comments
Cubs Acquire 2B Tommy La Stella From Braves, Leading To Lots Of Speculation

The Cubs made a puzzling move today and traded RHP Arodys Vizcaino to the Braves for second baseman Tommy La Stella. The Cubs also got Atlanta’s No. 4 international signing bonus slot and sent their Nos. 2, 3 and 4 international signing bonus slots to the Braves. La Stella, 25, is strictly a second baseman […]

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Latest On Tulowitzki: Mets Checked In, But No Significant Discussions

An article by posted on November 10, 2014 0 Comments
Latest On Tulowitzki: Mets Checked In, But No Significant Discussions

Earlier this afternoon, Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reported that the Mets were talking to the Rockies about shortstop Troy Tulowitzki. That was confirmed by Mets beat reporter Marc Carig of Newsday: “According to a source, the Mets are indeed doing their due diligence. Have checked with Rockies on shortstop Troy Tulowitzki.” However, Jon Heyman […]

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Mets Have Michael Morse On Their Radar

An article by posted on November 6, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Have Michael Morse On Their Radar

Now that Michael Cuddyer has been crossed out from the Mets” list of potential free-agent targets, a new name has emerged according to Mike Puma of the New York Post. “Michael Morse is one such name who fits the Mets’ criteria, according to a person with knowledge of the club’s internal discussions.” Morse, 32, gave […]

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The 2014 Mets All-Prospect Team

An article by posted on October 23, 2014 0 Comments
The 2014 Mets All-Prospect Team

2014 has been another encouraging season for the Mets minor league system. The Mets minor league affiliates have posted the highest winning percentage among all the MLB farm systems, and many players have emerged as exciting prospects. In this post, I will rank the best prospects at each position for MMO’s 2014 All-Prospect Team. The […]

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The Splendor and Folly of Yoenis Cespedes

An article by posted on October 16, 2014 0 Comments
The Splendor and Folly of Yoenis Cespedes

What’s not to like? Especially when you compare that production to the last three years of Mets left fielders? Sure, Yoenis Cespedes is an intriguing name, but like those that came before him – Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzales to name just two – it’s just more wishful thinking about something that has very little chance […]

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Turn Back The Clock: Mets’ 1971 Off-Season

An article by posted on October 7, 2014 0 Comments
Turn Back The Clock: Mets’ 1971 Off-Season

With all the talk about possibly packaging young players in a trade to fill the Mets’ obvious needs for 2015, I was reminded of the 1971/72 offseason. In 1970 and 1971, the Mets had identical 83-79 records as the Pirates won the division both years. Still, there was reason to be optimistic that the Mets […]

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MMO Week In Review: 9/29 – 10/5

An article by posted on October 6, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Week In Review: 9/29 – 10/5

News and Notes The Mets announced that Wally Backman won’t be joining the big league coaching staff, but told him he could return as manager of the Las Vegas 51s if he wanted. No word from Backman. Read more. Jacob deGrom strengthened his case for the NL Rookie of the Year award by winning top […]

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The Nationals Are The Mets’ Biggest Nemesis

An article by posted on October 2, 2014 0 Comments
The Nationals Are The Mets’ Biggest Nemesis

This season, it seemed as though each Nationals series was more frustrating than the one that preceded it. Whenever it felt as though the Mets were gaining momentum, the Nationals rolled in and crushed it. The frustration started early as the Mets were swept in three games by the Nationals at Citi Field to begin […]

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