Tag: strikes

Why Kirk Nieuwenhuis Should Absolutely Positively NOT Bat Leadoff

An article by posted on February 27, 2013 0 Comments
Why Kirk Nieuwenhuis Should Absolutely Positively NOT Bat Leadoff

Kirk Nieuwenhuis came up last season after CF Andres Torres went down. Billed as an athletic and toolsy outfielder with some promise, Nieuwenhuis hit the ground running raking to the tune of a .325 batting average in March and April. Then came some strike outs, and more strike outs, and then came a whole lot […]

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MMO Q&A With Cyclones Catcher Kevin Plawecki

An article by posted on August 9, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Q&A With Cyclones Catcher Kevin Plawecki

Note: This interview was conducted on July 3rd, so references to the game from the night before were actually the game on July 2nd. Petey:  I am talking today with NY Mets 2012 1st-round sandwich pick, catcher Kevin Plawecki of the Brooklyn Cyclones. Kevin how does it feel to be in your first season in […]

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MMO Hits & Misses: Don’t Blame Johan, Do You Believe What You See?

An article by posted on July 16, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Hits & Misses: Don’t Blame Johan, Do You Believe What You See?

Anybody else notice how awful Johan Santana has pitched whenever Terry Collins makes a big issue of giving his ace some extra days of rest? First there was the debacle against the Yankees in the Bronx, then of course we had last night against the Braves. What was odd to me was how emphatic Santana was […]

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Time For Wheeler To Take The Next Step

An article by posted on June 1, 2012 0 Comments
Time For Wheeler To Take The Next Step

Is there a point where a player becomes too good for the level they are at, and at the same time it becomes counterproductive to stay at that level?  Seems like a rhetorical question, and if so, has Zack Wheeler reached that point pitching for the Binghamton Mets?  In his last three starts he has […]

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MMO Fan Shot: Ojeda Comes Down Hard On Mets Approach At Plate

An article by posted on May 4, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Ojeda Comes Down Hard On Mets Approach At Plate

SNY analyst Bobby Ojeda came down HARD on the Mets new philosophy at the plate with regard to heir approach at the plate during tonight’s Mets pre-game show. For those that missed it, Ojeda ripped into what he called “this business of taking so many pitches” that the organization has forced the players to adopt. […]

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Tough Series For Larry Vanover, More Replay Needed?

An article by posted on April 12, 2012 0 Comments
Tough Series For Larry Vanover, More Replay Needed?

Through the first six games, the umpiring in the games the Mets have played has been rather suspect. But we really saw it take a turn for the worse this series against the Nationals. Larry Vanover, a 21-year MLB veteran umpire, made a few key questionable calls in this series. The first actually benefitted the […]

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MMO Exclusive Interview: Dylan Owen, Buffalo Bison RHP

An article by posted on November 15, 2011 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive Interview: Dylan Owen, Buffalo Bison RHP

The Mets drafted Dylan Owen in the 20th round of the 2007 draft out of Francis Marion University. Since then he has gradually worked his way up through the Mets system, receiving little fanfare, but pitching well. He has spent time at nearly every level of the Mets minor league chain, from Brooklyn to Buffalo. […]

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Mets Prospect Collin McHugh Answers Some Questions For MMO

An article by posted on October 29, 2011 0 Comments
Mets Prospect Collin McHugh Answers Some Questions For MMO

Mets pitching prospect Collin McHugh was kind enough to take some time out and answer a few questions for me for our MMO community. Collin is coming off a solid season that culminated with an impressive performance for Double-A Binghamton where he went 8-2 with a 2.89 ERA in 16 starts. The young right-hander is […]

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Why Do So Many Mets Fans Hate David Wright?

An article by posted on September 16, 2011 0 Comments

I haven’t done one of these in a while, but I got an email from one of our readers yesterday that basically asked me  a few questions about Bay, Tejada and a couple of other players, but what really struck me was this: Why do so many fans hate David Wright? Everybody seems to pin […]

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MMO Fanpost: Anatomy of an At-Bat!

An article by posted on April 28, 2011 0 Comments
MMO Fanpost: Anatomy of an At-Bat!

* * * Metsmerized Fan Post * * * Submitted by Metsie For months now I have tried to explain the concept of aggressively protecting the plate with two strikes. The concept is pretty simple. In any at bat you start off: 1 – You look for your pitch or a pitch you can drive and […]

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