Tag: Travis d’Arnaud

Mets Are Well Positioned To Dominate In Their Division

An article by posted on January 4, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Are Well Positioned To Dominate In Their Division

It’s so easy to look at the Mets’ offseason so far and shrug your shoulders when asked if they did enough to snap their streak of six consecutive losing seasons – the longest active losing streak in baseball. The ultra-optimistic Met fan will point to rebound seasons by David Wright and Curtis Granderson as reasons […]

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Projecting the NL East: Where Do Mets Finish?

An article by posted on December 25, 2014 0 Comments
Projecting the NL East: Where Do Mets Finish?

Using the latest 2015 FanGraphs projections, David Schoenfield of ESPN.com analyzes the NL East which has the Washington Nationals winning the division with an 88-74 record and a +61 run differential. FG projects the New York Mets and the revamped Miami Marlins to both finish in second place but with only 79 wins, mirroring what […]

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Projecting The Mets Opening Day Roster

An article by posted on December 25, 2014 0 Comments
Projecting The Mets Opening Day Roster

With the Mets offseason essentially over, here’s my first stab at our projected Opening Day Roster. Starting Rotation Matt Harvey – The Mets ace will start the home opener. Jacob deGrom – Look for Act II to be just as special. Jon Niese – No way Mets go with five righties in rotation. Zack Wheeler […]

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Collins Still Talking Playoffs In ’15, Shares A Mets Lineup Preview

An article by posted on December 17, 2014 0 Comments
Collins Still Talking Playoffs In ’15, Shares A Mets Lineup Preview

Kevin Kernan of the New York Post spoke to Mets manager Terry Collins who continues to say the Mets are heading for the playoffs in 2015. “I really like our team. I am so excited. There were always big missing pieces in the past. Now there’s not. We’re not going to put a number on […]

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Russell Martin Signs 5-Year Deal with Blue Jays

An article by posted on November 17, 2014 0 Comments
Russell Martin Signs 5-Year Deal with Blue Jays

Jon Heyman of CBS Sports is reporting that catcher Russell Martin has signed a 5 year deal with the Toronto Blue Jays.  He also confirmed via Twitter that the deal will be worth $82 million over that time span. In 111 games for the Pittsburgh Pirates last season, Martin posted career highs in OBP (.402) and WAR (5.3).  He hit .290, posted an .832 OPS, […]

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Baseball Prospectus Unveils Mets Top 10 Prospects

An article by posted on November 10, 2014 0 Comments
Baseball Prospectus Unveils Mets Top 10 Prospects

While former chief analyst Jason Parks now scouts future Cubs prospects for Theo Epstein & Co., Baseball Prospectus with their new minor league staff recently kicked off their off-season prospect coverage and is deep into the NL East. Today it was time for the Mets system with in-depth reports on what BP views as the […]

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Revisiting the R.A. Dickey Trade, Two Years Later

An article by posted on November 7, 2014 0 Comments
Revisiting the R.A. Dickey Trade, Two Years Later

It has been close to two years since the New York Mets’ blockbuster trade that sent NL Cy Young Award winner R.A. Dickey to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for a package that included prospects Travis d’Arnaud and Noah Syndergaard. Such deals always take years to truly measure which team came out on top […]

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MMO Flashback: Matt Harvey Was Not The Hero We Deserved, But The One We Needed

An article by posted on November 4, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Flashback: Matt Harvey Was Not The Hero We Deserved, But The One We Needed

It feels like an eternity since we last saw Matt Harvey standing on a mound and menacing opposing batters with his array of lethal offerings. Every five days when our young ace took his turn in the rotation, it was treated as an event that couldn’t be missed and aptly called “Harvey Day.” As we […]

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Sandy Alderson Sees A Lot Of Reasons For Optimism

An article by posted on November 3, 2014 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson Sees A Lot Of Reasons For Optimism

Sandy Alderson was a special guest of MMO’s John Bernhardt Tip-Off Show on Friday. He had some interesting things to say about a variety of topics regarding the Mets and their minor league system. Rather than post the entire interview in it’s entirety, I wanted to break it up into several parts so that each […]

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2014 Free Agent Review: The Peralta Effect (Part 2 of 3)

An article by posted on October 27, 2014 0 Comments
2014 Free Agent Review: The Peralta Effect (Part 2 of 3)

I reviewed  long-term free agent deals (7-10 years) last week, and today I’ll examine last off-season’s  mid-term deals (4-6 years) highlighted by the Cards’ Jhonny Peralta. The Mets are close to turning a pivotal corner in the return to relevancy with a wealth of power pitching no less than a year away from being fully […]

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