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Rob Manfred Looking at Ways to Improve Pace of Play

An article by posted on December 29, 2016 0 Comments
Rob Manfred Looking at Ways to Improve Pace of Play

Major League Baseball commissioner, Rob Manfred, is continuing to explore ways in which he may be able to speed up the pace of play in today’s game. The commish spoke with John Harper of the NY Daily News about the possible ways he may look to do this. In Minor League baseball, a 20-second pitch […]

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MMO Interview: Hard Throwing Relief Prospect Kevin McGowan

An article by posted on December 23, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Interview: Hard Throwing Relief Prospect Kevin McGowan

New York Mets right-handed pitching prospect Kevin McGowan had a breakout season after switching to a reliever. McGowan, 25, pitched to a 2.35 ERA and 1.091 WHIP in 84.1 innings over three levels. As a reliever he held opponents to a .222/.269/.349 slash line in 2016. McGowan made 42 appearances including four spot starts after working almost […]

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Is Billy Wagner A Hall Of Famer?

An article by posted on December 21, 2016 0 Comments
Is Billy Wagner A Hall Of Famer?

A familiar name on the 2017 Hall of Fame ballot is former Mets closer Billy Wagner. While he would likely wear an Astros hat on his plaque, Wagner solidified his place in Mets history as closer for the 2006-2008 teams. The 7-time All Star is certainly one of the best closers of all time, but […]

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Top Minor League Free Agents: Right-Handed Relievers

An article by posted on December 20, 2016 0 Comments
Top Minor League Free Agents: Right-Handed Relievers

The New York Mets were the only team in Major League baseball that hadn’t signed a player to a minor league deal thus far this offseason until they inked right-handed relievers Ben Rowen and Cory Burns last week. They have lost six players to minor league free agency (Eric Campbell, Andrew Barbosa, Johnny Monell, Domingo Tapia, Roger Bernadina and Derrik Gibson), had two taken in the […]

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NL East News: Marlins Sign Reliever Junichi Tazawa

An article by posted on December 15, 2016 0 Comments
NL East News: Marlins Sign Reliever Junichi Tazawa

The Miami Marlins have signed right-hander reliever Junichi Tazawa to a two-year, $12 million contract according to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. Tazawa, 30, is coming off the possibly worst full season of his career. He had a 4.17 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, and allowed nine home runs in only 49.2 innings for the Boston Red Sox. The […]

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Mets Continue To Play Waiting Game With Jay Bruce

An article by posted on December 14, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Continue To Play Waiting Game With Jay Bruce

Sandy Alderson updated reporters on Tuesday on the state of the team’s hot stove season, and unsurprisingly the Mets’ general manager said not much has changed since the Winter Meetings ended last week. “Pretty much status quo,” Alderson said. “There haven’t been any free-agent signings of significance in the outfield that would get the market […]

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Should Zack Wheeler Follow the John Smoltz Model?

An article by posted on December 14, 2016 0 Comments
Should Zack Wheeler Follow the John Smoltz Model?

Since the 2014 season ended, Zack Wheeler has thrown exactly zero pitches in the major leagues. First, it was because he needed Tommy John surgery on the eve of the 2015 season. Then, it was because he had a series of setbacks during this rehab from said surgery throughout the 2016 season. With that, the […]

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Blue Jays, Rangers Have Little Interest in Bruce

An article by posted on December 8, 2016 0 Comments
Blue Jays, Rangers Have Little Interest in Bruce

According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, the Texas Rangers and Toronto Blue Jays have minimal interest in trading for New York Mets outfielder Jay Bruce.  The Mets continue to struggle finding a taker for the left-handed hitting Bruce and his $13 million contract for the 2017 season. Original Report – Dec 7 […]

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Morning Grind: Winter Meetings Come To A Close

An article by posted on December 8, 2016 0 Comments
Morning Grind: Winter Meetings Come To A Close

Sandy Alderson told reporters yesterday, that the team hopes to get payroll below the current $150 million dollar level and that could mean holding off on adding any new contracts until they could shed existing contracts – namely Jay Bruce who is set to earn $13 million. ”If you were to take what we have right […]

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Orioles Showing Interest in Granderson, Not Bruce

An article by posted on December 1, 2016 0 Comments
Orioles Showing Interest in Granderson, Not Bruce

According to Jon Heyman of Today’s Knuckleball, the Baltimore Orioles have shown an interest in acquiring Curtis Granderson from the New York Mets, but they have not shown much interest in Jay Bruce. Both Mets outfielders are on expiring deals, and both players are best suited to playing right field. Mark Trumbo was the Orioles primary […]

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