Tag: Travis d’Arnaud

Split Squad Game Thread: Mets at Marlins, Mets vs Braves

An article by posted on March 7, 2015 0 Comments
Split Squad Game Thread: Mets at Marlins, Mets vs Braves

The Mets will play a pair of split squad games this afternoon. RHP Jacob deGrom makes his spring debut and starts opposite Atlanta Braves right-hander Mike Foltynewicz at 1:10 p.m. at Tradition Field. Meanwhile in Jupiter, LHP Steven Matz goes up against against Miami Marlins right-hander Henderson Alvarez at 1:05 p.m. Mets vs Marlins Juan […]

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MMO Game Recap: Mets 5, Tigers 4, Reynolds Raps Walkoff HR

An article by posted on March 6, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Game Recap: Mets 5, Tigers 4, Reynolds Raps Walkoff HR

The New York Mets beat the Detroit Tigers by a score of 5-4 at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie courtesy of a walk-off home run by shortstop Matt Reynolds.. Today was all about Matt Harvey Day and the Mets righthander was nothing short of brilliant as he tossed two perfect innings against the Tigers […]

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Beyond the Mets ‘Core Four’

An article by posted on March 4, 2015 0 Comments
Beyond the Mets ‘Core Four’

Despite Winter Storm Watches in the Northeast and the gloomy fog and cold that has encapsulated my Atlanta home for the past 3 months, it is finally time to play ball in South Florida, and I am abuzz with excitement! Yes, every Spring I reach for what are usually unrealistic expectations regarding our Mets, and […]

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Who Will Be This Year’s Spring Training Surprise?

An article by posted on February 18, 2015 0 Comments
Who Will Be This Year’s Spring Training Surprise?

There are a number of young prospects and fringe players who will be fighting for recognition this spring.  Every year, there’s usually one surprise performance that puts a previously unheralded name on the radar.  After all the action wraps up in the Grapefruit League, who will be the player to leave a lingering impression on […]

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Are Mets Capable of a 40 WAR Season and Going to the Playoffs?

An article by posted on February 17, 2015 0 Comments
Are Mets Capable of a 40 WAR Season and Going to the Playoffs?

Mark Simon of ESPN,  took to GM Sandy Alderson’s “10 win” comments from earlier this month and decided to measure that improvement in WAR.  After compiling a total of 29.6 WAR last year (ESPN WAR not FanGraphs), a 10 win improvement would put the Mets a shade under an overall total of 40.  According to Simon,”nine teams […]

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Framing A Defensive Argument For Travis d’Arnaud

An article by posted on February 13, 2015 0 Comments
Framing A Defensive Argument For Travis d’Arnaud

The following is an in depth look at Travis d’Arnaud’s overall value as a catcher.  The idea that he is incapable of being an everyday backstop is based on two conventional defensive metrics.  The lack of credit surrounding his framing skills leaves something to be desired though.  Stolen bases and passed balls rarely result in […]

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About Those 10-12 More Wins…

An article by posted on February 5, 2015 0 Comments
About Those 10-12 More Wins…

Looks like there’s a lot of angst today over something Sandy Alderson said last night at an event for Mets season ticket holders. Let me set the stage for you. On Monday, Alderson was a guest of Chris Russo on MLB Network and said he had high expectations for this team as currently constructed and […]

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MMO Mailbag: Where Are All Of Sandy’s Draft Picks?

An article by posted on January 27, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Where Are All Of Sandy’s Draft Picks?

Devin asks… Isn’t anyone the least bit concerned that as Sandy Alderson enters his fifth season as GM not one of his draft selections has made it to the majors yet and none are expected to be on the 2015 Opening Day roster? In the MLB Preview they pick Noah Syndergaard, Dilson Herrera and Steven […]

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Numbers Point To A Big Season For Travis d’Arnaud

An article by posted on January 26, 2015 0 Comments
Numbers Point To A Big Season For Travis d’Arnaud

Very few backstops have the ability to manipulate the strike zone and manufacture K’s like Travis d’Arnaud. That talent immediately caught the eye of the Mets front office following his 2013 debut.  His quick hands translates at the plate into raw power and bat speed. There were obstacles and defensive flaws that d’Arnaud had to hurdle last […]

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Why Have The Mets Struggled So Mightily To Address Shortstop?

An article by posted on January 16, 2015 0 Comments
Why Have The Mets Struggled So Mightily To Address Shortstop?

  The Mets’ need for a shortstop, alleged search for a shortstop, inability to actually acquire a shortstop, and (naturally) continued lack of production from the shortstop position has been a most frustrating combination for Mets fans ever since Jose Reyes was allowed to walk away in free agency (excluding a couple decent stretches from […]

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