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Notes From the Backfields at PSL: Mets Operations, Nimmo, Wheeler, Lupo, Cecchini

An article by posted on March 25, 2013 0 Comments
Notes From the Backfields at PSL: Mets Operations, Nimmo, Wheeler, Lupo, Cecchini

I decided to shoot down to Port St. Lucie for a few days and take in a few minor league games and intra-squads. I wanted to catch some the new players I haven’t had a chance to see yet and also check out how some of our top prospects were progressing. Joe asked me to […]

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The Problem With the Aggregate Approach to Offense

An article by posted on March 20, 2013 0 Comments
The Problem With the Aggregate Approach to Offense

One of my favorite sci-fi flicks is Star Trek: First Contact. The first 20 minutes are some of the greatest deep-space action sequences I’ve ever seen, but what makes the movie great, of course, is the villainous Borg. The Borg function as a hive, they are profoundly creepy in an elemental way, they make us wonder […]

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Nelson Figueroa: Hometown Kid Shines In WBC Spotlight

An article by posted on March 16, 2013 0 Comments
Nelson Figueroa: Hometown Kid Shines In WBC Spotlight

I always regarded the WBC as Dancing With The Stars with spikes. It’s a manufactured competition, but with its roots in nationalism. However, last night’s USA-Puerto Rico elimination match was compelling, far more interesting than your average Mets-Marlins spring training game. That interest was generated by the passion in the stands. The WBC means more […]

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Brennan Boesch Is Certainly Worth A Look For The Mets

An article by posted on March 13, 2013 0 Comments
Brennan Boesch Is Certainly Worth A Look For The Mets

We’re heading into the time in spring training when players get released, and the Mets should be all over this: Brennan Boesch was released this morning by the Tigers. He’s an outfielder. He has some power. And, he’s still breathing. What’s not to like? And, he’s coming off a strained oblique muscle, so he should fit right […]

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Beyond the Stats: Brandon Nimmo Shows His Stuff

An article by posted on March 6, 2013 0 Comments
Beyond the Stats: Brandon Nimmo Shows His Stuff

Last week, I did a write-up defending Gavin Cecchini from the horde of skeptics that have continually looked down on him. This week I am continuing on that trend, but I don’t think I need much convincing when it comes to the next player, Brandon Nimmo. In June of 2011, the Mets took Brandon Nimmo […]

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Will Ike Davis Be Seeing Stars In 2013?

An article by posted on March 4, 2013 0 Comments
Will Ike Davis Be Seeing Stars In 2013?

Is there a chance that we could see two Mets all-stars this summer at Citi Field? The more I think about it, the more I am beginning to believe that David Wright might not be the only Mets player in the Midsummer Classic. If Ike Davis can start out this season as he ended last […]

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Mets SS Prospect Gavin Cecchini, More Than Meets The Eye

An article by posted on March 1, 2013 0 Comments
Mets SS Prospect Gavin Cecchini, More Than Meets The Eye

Last draft day, I watched and waited to see who the Mets would select with their first round pick. I watched as my first choice, Carlos Correa was called Number One overall, and Addison Russell, my second choice was nabbed one spot before the Mets. When Bud Selig stepped up to the podium and finally […]

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Jamie Hoffmann: Mets Outfielder?

An article by posted on February 25, 2013 0 Comments
Jamie Hoffmann: Mets Outfielder?

On Sunday, in the top of the second inning of a Spring Training game against the Houston Astros, Jamie Hoffmann hit a solo home run to give the Mets a 1-0 lead. Hoffmann, who was starting the game in left field, is one of the handful of “throw up against a wall and hope it […]

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Metsmerized Hall of Fame: David Wright, 3B

An article by posted on December 19, 2012 0 Comments
Metsmerized Hall of Fame: David Wright, 3B

Last month, Mets Merized Online began rolling out our Metsmerized Hall of Fame. We decided to begin with our FIVE FOUNDING MEMBERS just as they did when they got started in Cooperstown. In the last four weeks we have selected Tom Seaver in week one, and Keith Hernandez in week two, Jerry Koosman in week three, and Dwight Gooden […]

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MMO Mailbag: Shift Aderlin Rodriguez To The Outfield?

An article by posted on December 10, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Shift Aderlin Rodriguez To The Outfield?

Alex In CT asks: With no real power corner outfielders to speak of in the Mets minors, would it make sense to shift Aderlin Rodriguez to left or right field? As it stands now he’s blocked by David Wright and Ike Davis at the corner infield spots. We know he has the bat, but does […]

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