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Reviewing the Beltran-for-Wheeler Trade

An article by posted on December 30, 2013 0 Comments
Reviewing the Beltran-for-Wheeler Trade

Two and a half years have passed since Sandy Alderson traded Carlos Beltran to the Giants for top pitching prospect Zack Wheeler. At the time, the move was widely praised. In fact, most considered it a steal, particularly since Beltran went on to sign with the Cardinals that offseason making the deal a clear loser […]

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What Can We Make Of Juan Centeno?

An article by posted on December 26, 2013 0 Comments
What Can We Make Of Juan Centeno?

This paragraph in a Fangraphs.com article about the bias of Top 100 lists, started me thinking: “It’s interesting that Yadier Molina never made a top 100 list when you consider he was a semi-high pick with two brothers in the big leagues and never hit below .275 in a full-season minor league. The thing that […]

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Featured Post: An In-Depth Look at Potential Trade Targets for SS

An article by posted on December 20, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: An In-Depth Look at Potential Trade Targets for SS

It’s no secret that shortstop was the worst position for the Mets during the 2013 season.  Ruben Tejada fell out of favor early by showing up to camp out of shape resulting in a very disappointing season both defensively and offensively.  In 57 games, Tejada produced a slash line of .202/.259/.260 and eventually broke his […]

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Remembering David Wright’s Debut As He Turns 31 Today

An article by posted on December 20, 2013 0 Comments
Remembering David Wright’s Debut As He Turns 31 Today

In this photo by Julie Jacobson, a starstruck David Wright takes in the grandeur of an empty Shea Stadium before taking his first batting practice, after the New York Mets called up their top prospect on July 21, 2004. Two hours later, the 21-year old Wright would see his lifelong dream fulfilled when he would make his Major League […]

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I Like Ike…Wait, What!?

An article by posted on December 19, 2013 0 Comments
I Like Ike…Wait, What!?

I want you to prepare for something… something that you probably thought you’d never read me say on MMO. If given a choice between Lucas Duda and Ike Davis at 1B, I Like Ike. There. I said it. Feels good to get that off my chest. It’s hard to really challenge the fact that no […]

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Sandy Alderson Unfazed By Hitters’ High Strikeout Totals

An article by posted on December 17, 2013 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson Unfazed By Hitters’ High Strikeout Totals

We just wrapped up a Q & A with Mets GM Sandy Alderson, and I asked him to address the number of high strikeout players the new lineup seems to have. With the additions of Chris Young an Curtis Granderson, are you concerned about the amount of strikeouts you’re adding into your lineup? “Well you […]

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Mets Should Check In On Rangers’ Elvis Andrus

An article by posted on December 17, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Should Check In On Rangers’ Elvis Andrus

Live update from Citi Field: Sandy Alderson said this afternoon, that two or three teams are potential trade partners for a shortstop, but it’s becoming more and more likely every day that the position may go to Ruben Tejada. We’ve improved the team at other positions,” Alderson explained. “So, giving Ruben a chance to reestablish himself […]

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Grading The Mets Offseason So Far

An article by posted on December 16, 2013 0 Comments
Grading The Mets Offseason So Far

As Sandy Alderson and his front office approach the third-quarter turn of the offseason we wanted to do a quick take on how fans are viewing the offseason so far. I asked our staff to grade Sandy on his offseason moves to date. So here are the results of our Mid Hot Stove Season Report Card […]

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How Many Current Mets Will Still Be Around For Amazins’ Next Championship?

An article by posted on December 15, 2013 0 Comments
How Many Current Mets Will Still Be Around For Amazins’ Next Championship?

This exercise was done in light of the questions concerning Flores’ and Lagares’ roster spots on who is the future for the Mets and who is just passing through. The headline may sound a bit optimistic, but we are looking identify the strengths and weaknesses on the roster. These opinions are my own and not […]

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Featured Post: Examining Sandy’s Off-Season Signings… So Far

An article by posted on December 13, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: Examining Sandy’s Off-Season Signings… So Far

There was little confidence for Sandy Alderson going into the offseason. The Mets had spent only $8.5 million the last offseason, so going over that total this time around was inevitable; but just how far would they go? The first issue that was addressed was the outfield problem.  First by signing 30-year old Chris Young to a […]

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