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Mets Flashback: Dave Kingman Comes To Queens

An article by posted on February 28, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Flashback: Dave Kingman Comes To Queens

On this day in Mets’ history in 1975, the contract of outfielder and first baseman Dave Kingman was purchased from the San Francisco Giants. The 6-foot-6 Kingman, nicknamed Kong for his prodigious strength and power, was to give the Mets the fearsome home run hitter they had never had this early in their existence. “He was going […]

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Phillies’ Cole Hamels Wants To Be Traded

An article by posted on February 19, 2015 0 Comments
Phillies’ Cole Hamels Wants To Be Traded

In an interview with Bob Nightengale of USA Today, Phillies ace Cole Hamels admitted he wants to be traded. Said Hamels: “I just want to win. That’s all. That’s all any competitor wants. And I know it’s not going to happen here. This isn’t what I expected. It’s not what the Phillies expected, either. But […]

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Pitching to the Defense

An article by posted on February 3, 2015 0 Comments
Pitching to the Defense

A lot of consideration is made on how a pitcher performs independent of his defense. If two pitchers produce the exact same ball in play – a ground ball to the right of the shortstop – the outcome may differ depending on how adroit that shortstop is at making the play. Therefore, statistics are calculated […]

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Royals and Giants Embrace Their Big Ballparks

An article by posted on October 27, 2014 0 Comments
Royals and Giants Embrace Their Big Ballparks

Joel Sherman of the New York Post says the Mets could learn a lot by watching how this season’s World Series combatants constructed their teams to excel and win within their spacious ballparks. Both the Giants and Royals play in parks that are not conducive to hitting home runs. The teams competing in the World […]

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Familia Replacing Mejia As The Mets Closer?

An article by posted on October 21, 2014 0 Comments
Familia Replacing Mejia As The Mets Closer?

Mike Vorkunov of NJ.com ponders if the Mets should just go with Jeurys Familia as the team’s closer next season. He argues that as as impressive as Jenrry Mejia was last season in his first stint as closer, Familia was far more consistent than him. “While Mejia’s saves could sometimes feel like he was walking […]

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MMO Mailbag: Adding A Big Power Bat This Offseason

An article by posted on October 19, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Adding A Big Power Bat This Offseason

Stephen H. asks… Joe, why are you always so against the Mets adding a big power hitter in the outfield? This team needs to score a lot more runs and a Matt Kemp,  Jose Bautista or a Nelson Cruz could be the one piece this team needs to get us into the postseason. Imagine if […]

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DeGrom Named Rookie of the Month For September

An article by posted on September 30, 2014 0 Comments
DeGrom Named Rookie of the Month For September

Jacob deGrom has been voted the National League Rookie of the Month for September. The 26-year-old righty was 2-0 in four September starts, leading MLB rookie pitchers with 38 strikeouts, which also ranked fourth overall in the NL. DeGrom posted a 1.67 ERA i 27.0 IP which was the top mark among qualifying NL rookies and ranked […]

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MMO Game Thread: Astros vs Mets, 7:10 PM

An article by posted on September 27, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Game Thread: Astros vs Mets, 7:10 PM

The Mets continue their final series of the year on Sunday against the Astros at Citi Field. Rookie righthander Rafael Montero (1-3, 4.38) will take the mound for the Mets and he’ll oppose Samuel Deduno (2-6, 4.66) for the Astros. First pitch is at 7:10 PM. Montero is making his eighth major league start. He earned his first major league […]

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Matt Harvey Goes From Non-Story To Huge Story

An article by posted on September 25, 2014 0 Comments
Matt Harvey Goes From Non-Story To Huge Story

“We’re all interested in Matt’s progress, obviously. But we don’t intend it to be a story line in 2014. The thing that maybe I should try to make clear at the very outset of this camp is that the story for 2014 is not Matt Harvey.” – Sandy Alderson, February 13, 2014 General managers say the […]

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DeGrom’s Last Stand?

An article by posted on September 22, 2014 0 Comments
DeGrom’s Last Stand?

There isn’t any doubt in my mind that Jacob deGrom should be the National League’s Rookie of the Year. What he did in Sunday’s 10-2 rout of the Braves to complete a rare sweep in Atlanta – one earned run with ten strikeouts in six innings – should seal the deal. What deGrom’s performance may […]

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