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Let’s Trim The Fat Off The Mets 40-Man Roster

An article by posted on October 18, 2012 0 Comments
Let’s Trim The Fat Off The Mets 40-Man Roster

What is taking Sandy Alderson so long to make roster cuts? The Mets have been making moves over the last few days as they begin to trim the fat off of the 40-man roster. The one problem I have is, why is it taking so long to make the cuts? According to Alderson he already […]

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MMO Fan Shot: Revisiting the Scott Kazmir Trade

An article by posted on October 18, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Revisiting the Scott Kazmir Trade

I don’t remember much about the summer of 2004. I vaguely remember turning 21 that June, taking an ill-advised trip to Atlantic City, and realizing that all casinos are not created equal. (Apparently you have to win twice at the Taj Majal, once at the table, and once again in the parking garage, successfully making […]

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MMO Mailbag: Should We Target Toronto’s Travis d’Arnaud?

An article by posted on October 16, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Should We Target Toronto’s Travis d’Arnaud?

We received this email from one of our readers, doekie. Let’s assume nothing will be done and the arbitration players will be back. Shoppach will be back and some kind of right handed OF. I liked your thoughts on the Rockies and Mets trade. How about Toronto? Their lineup could use some lefthanded hitters. And they also […]

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Alderson Reveals His Offseason Plan

An article by posted on October 3, 2012 0 Comments
Alderson Reveals His Offseason Plan

Well, Sandy Alderson did meet with Mets beat writers as I mentioned earlier and he had a mouthful to say. Adam Rubin got a good summary of everything: Wow… So lets see… 1. Informal conversations have taken place with Dickey and Wright. I think that’s called discussing parameters. 2. Buyouts on options for Santana and […]

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Revamping The Bullpen Has Been A Futile Endeavor For This Front Office

An article by posted on September 24, 2012 0 Comments
Revamping The Bullpen Has Been A Futile Endeavor For This Front Office

R.A. Dickey finally picked up his 19th win of the season on Saturday after three previous tries. Barely… After tossing eight shutout innings, Dickey walked the first batter he faced in the ninth followed by a double by Donovan Solano to put runners on second and third with nobody out. Terry Collins came out of […]

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From Left Field: Should The Mets Have Made A Run At Mauer?

An article by posted on August 31, 2012 0 Comments
From Left Field: Should The Mets Have Made A Run At Mauer?

The Minnesota Twins places All-Star catcher Joe Mauer on revocable trade waivers earlier this week, and, not too surprisingly, no team put a claim in for him. The 29-year-old is due $23 million per season through 2018, so team’s likely balked at that salary. I heard some reports that the Mets should have gone after […]

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Waiver Blockbuster: Our Divide In One Trade

An article by posted on August 28, 2012 0 Comments
Waiver Blockbuster: Our Divide In One Trade

By now, everybody is aware of one of the biggest waiver trades in recent memory. The Red Sox sent Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford, Nick Punto and $11 milliion in cash to the LA Dodgers in exchange for James Loney, pitcher Allen Webster, infielder Ivan DeJesus Jr. and two players to be named. The […]

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MMO Fan Shot: Two Solutions to the Mets Catching Problems

An article by posted on August 17, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: Two Solutions to the Mets Catching Problems

One of the major weaknesses of the New York Mets is the catching position.  Starter Josh Thole has produced nothing offensively and is poor defensively.  Backups Mike Nickeas and Rob Johnson struggle just to hit over the Mendoza line. Newly acquired catcher Kelly Shoppach isn’t awful, but we would be kidding ourselves to think that […]

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MMO Fan Shot: What Will the Mets Do With R.A. Dickey?

An article by posted on July 28, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: What Will the Mets Do With R.A. Dickey?

R.A. Dickey has been a cornerstone of the New York Mets’ early success during the 2012 season. While he had pitched well in the previous two seasons, nobody was expecting a sub-3.00 ERA, thirteen wins and an All-Star appearance. His success has presented the Mets with a dilemma, and the team must decide whether to […]

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What Are We Willing To Give Up In A Trade?

An article by posted on July 6, 2012 0 Comments
What Are We Willing To Give Up In A Trade?

Everywhere you look, baseball analysts and fans alike are saying the Mets will need a significant bullpen upgrade in order to make a playoff push. Though Sandy Alderson brought in Frank Francisco, Jon Rauch and Ramon Ramirez, it may take a different cast of characters to get the job done consistently in the late innings. […]

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