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MLBPA Union Chief Tony Clark is Watching Mets Payroll

An article by posted on March 4, 2014 0 Comments
MLBPA Union Chief Tony Clark is Watching Mets Payroll

March 4 MLBPA union chief Tony Clark said the player’s union is aware of the decrease in spending by the Mets and they are watching closely, according to a report by Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. “Let me offer you this: If there are concerns, what often ends up happening is we have an […]

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Source: Stephen Drew Wants One Year Plus An Option Year

An article by posted on February 12, 2014 0 Comments
Source: Stephen Drew Wants One Year Plus An Option Year

February 12 Boston Herald sports reporter John Tomase says that free agent shortstop Stephen Drew has not received a contract offer from the Red Sox for more than one season as had been previously reported. A source told Tomase that Drew is looking for at least a one-year deal with an option for a second year. Yesterday, Sandy […]

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This Day In Mets Infamy: My Brush With Ralph Kiner

An article by posted on February 7, 2014 0 Comments
This Day In Mets Infamy: My Brush With Ralph Kiner

Yesterday another piece of my childhood faded away. While I was at work I received a email from the Mets announcing the passing of Hall Of Fame ballplayer and original Mets announcer, Ralph Kiner. At first it didn’t sink in. I don’t know if this was because I was so caught up with my work […]

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Considering A Mets Infield That Likely Returns Unchanged

An article by posted on February 4, 2014 0 Comments
Considering A Mets Infield That Likely Returns Unchanged

Joe D. asked: Even before last season ended, there was a general sense that the Mets infield would be revamped to some degree for the new season. This was further advanced when Sandy Alderson appeared on WFAN and mentioned first base and shortstop as his two top priorities this Winter. It’s now obvious the same […]

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Emilio Bonifacio? No Thanks…

An article by posted on February 1, 2014 0 Comments
Emilio Bonifacio? No Thanks…

After the Royals officially announced that they re-signed veteran left-hander Bruce Chen, they curiously added that they designated infielder Emilio Bonifacio for assignment in order to make room for him on the 40-man roster. I say curious not because I think he’s a solid player, but because the Royals could have non-tendered him long ago, […]

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Fact or Fiction: Team Building 2007-2011

An article by posted on January 31, 2014 0 Comments
Fact or Fiction: Team Building 2007-2011

Quick confession. I am not going to try and hide my biases simply to preserve some sense of false objectivity. After all, I’m not a journalist. Outside of lying or fabricating data, I have no such pristine burden. What follows are merely opinions, extrapolations, ideas, personal conclusions. I was, however, determined to keep an open […]

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Keith Law: Mets Have 6th Best Farm System

An article by posted on January 28, 2014 0 Comments
Keith Law: Mets Have 6th Best Farm System

Keith Law of ESPN (Insider Only) ranked the Houston Astros as having the top minor league system in baseball. But the Mets actually received a solid ranking as well coming in as the sixth best system. 6. New York Mets  The turnaround in this system is remarkable, especially when you consider they have not had a […]

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Rated MLB’s No. 85 Prospect, Rafael Montero Is Still Underrated

An article by posted on January 27, 2014 18 Comments
Rated MLB’s No. 85 Prospect, Rafael Montero Is Still Underrated

Back in November, I wrote a piece here on MMO entitled Montero is Better Than People Think. You can read that post in its entirety below, but it’s nice to see that Montero is starting to get the kind of recognition he deserves. Montero was recently ranked on MLB’s Top 100 prospect list at No. 85. […]

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Has The Confidence Of Some Returning Players Been Shaken?

An article by posted on January 26, 2014 0 Comments
Has The Confidence Of Some Returning Players Been Shaken?

The Mets front office, purposefully or not, is damaging the confidence of their young players. The likely starting lineup this year will feature players who have been the subjects of trade rumors, mid-season minor league demotion, or work ethic criticism. It is difficult to pinpoint the result of such degradation yet, but it is hard to […]

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MMO Fan Shot: A Middle Infield Of Drew and Kipnis

An article by posted on January 21, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: A Middle Infield Of Drew and Kipnis

An MMO Fan Shot by Dave in Spain It’s cold and it’s snowing… Put on your hypothetical thinking caps… The Mets have three major problems that don´t have any obvious in-house solutions: shortstop, first base, and a true leadoff hitter. In an attempt to solve those problems I propose the following: 1. Sign Stephen Drew for 2 […]

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