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A Look Back At 2014′s Boldest Mets Predictions

An article by posted on September 29, 2014 0 Comments
A Look Back At 2014′s Boldest Mets Predictions

I love looking back after a season at what people were saying during spring training. Sure Sandy Alderson said that the team could win 90 games but we all knew that wasn’t a realistic goal. Instead, guys like Adam Rubin, Joe Lemire and the fine folks over at Bleacher Report all made predictions for the […]

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Niese Says Shoulder Only Fatigued, Expects To Make July 21 Start

An article by posted on July 12, 2014 0 Comments
Niese Says Shoulder Only Fatigued, Expects To Make July 21 Start

Jon Niese downplayed the severity of his shoulder strain Saturday, telling MMO he will start the fourth game out of the All-Star break in Seattle on July 21. Niese, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to July 5 last week, said his shoulder is fatigued, not necessarily injured.  “It really is not an injury, it’s […]

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Gee to Make Next Rehab Start on Sunday with Cyclones

An article by posted on June 27, 2014 0 Comments
Gee to Make Next Rehab Start on Sunday with Cyclones

Dillon Gee will make his next rehab start with the Brooklyn Cyclones on Sunday at MCU Park against the Staten Island Yankees. Gee is expected to throw 30 warm-up pitches and 55 in-game pitches as he continues to rehab from a strained right lat muscle. Adam Rubin of ESPN New York believes he will need one […]

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MMO Exclusive: Chasen Bradford Earns His Way To Vegas

An article by posted on June 10, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: Chasen Bradford Earns His Way To Vegas

Chase Bradford had a great opportunity ripped from his finger tips when he suffered an oblique injury during his first big league camp, and as a result he was kept out of the Mets 2014 spring games. I recently spoke with Bradford and even though the injury was not expected, he took it all in […]

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Andrew Brown Heading To Chicago To Join Team

An article by posted on June 4, 2014 0 Comments
Andrew Brown Heading To Chicago To Join Team

The team has announced that outfielder Andrew Brown is heading to Chicago on Wednesday to join the Mets in anticipation of being officially activated on Thursday. Brown, 29, was hitting .350 with 13 home runs in 35 games for Triple-A Las Vegas since being demoted back on April 21. A righthanded bat, Brown initially made the big […]

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The Non-Roster Invitee Experiment

An article by posted on May 15, 2014 0 Comments
The Non-Roster Invitee Experiment

Prior to spring training, I was excited about the potential for the Mets bullpen. We had some young arms in the minors that were vying for their shot. Additionally we were going to have holdovers of Bobby Parnell, Carlos Torres, Scott Rice, and Gonzalez Germen occupying four of the spots. There were three spots up […]

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Mookie Says Alderson Era Felt Like Deterioration of the Mets

An article by posted on April 25, 2014 0 Comments
Mookie Says Alderson Era Felt Like Deterioration of the Mets

Mookie Wilson, the 1986 World Series hero, who still serves as a club ambassador, writes in his soon-to-be released autobiography that he has been stripped of responsibilities for the Mets and is owed an explanation for his firing from the coaching staff following the 2011 season, according to the NY Post. “It’s sad to admit this, […]

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MMO Morning Grind: Where Have You Gone, Jeurys Familia?

An article by posted on April 25, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Morning Grind: Where Have You Gone, Jeurys Familia?

Good morning, Mets fans! Nobody has seen or heard from Jeurys Familia in ages. They say that if you listen hard, on certain nights when the moon is full, you can still hear him howling at the night sky. But I’m not buying it. But seriously, where is Familia? After taking the loss on Opening […]

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Would Yankees Be Interested In Ike Davis?

An article by posted on April 8, 2014 0 Comments
Would Yankees Be Interested In Ike Davis?

At about the same time that pinch hitter Ike Davis‘ walk-off grand slam landed in the right field seats at Citi Field Saturday, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson should have picked up the phone and called Brian Cashman, writes Anthony Rieber of Newsday. The Yankees and Mets haven’t made a trade since 2004  when the Mets […]

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Team Doctors Say Elbow Surgery Is 50/50 For Parnell

An article by posted on April 3, 2014 0 Comments
Team Doctors Say Elbow Surgery Is 50/50 For Parnell

April 3 Bobby Parnell indicated Thursday that team doctors have told him it is “50-50” whether he will require Tommy John surgery. The injured closer added that he may make a decision about whether to have surgery in two weeks — not wait the full six weeks that includes a throwing program Sandy Alderson laid […]

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