Found February 11, 2012 on Mets Merized Online:
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Check out the new cap and jersey the Mets will be wearing on St. Patrick’s Day (March 17) when they play the Braves at Digital Domain Park: Simple, but kind of cool.  Poor Keith Hernandez has seen his uniform number handed out to a motley crew of players over the years, but I’m sure he’d have no problem lending his No. 17 to St. Patrick. The cap and jersey look like they’ll go great together.

Why half the fan base opposes Daniel Murphy

Mets fans are a diverse lot. However, there is an awful lot regarding the team with which the vast majority of us can agree. We all want owners who will fund a payroll in line with what other large market clubs do, we all love R.A. Dickey and we all want to see Ike Davis play in 150 games this year. Because so many issues on the team are cut and dried, the ones where the fan...

Would The $70 Million Dollar Mets Be Better?

A few days ago, I laid out the idea that the Mets could potentially continue to lower than payroll over the next few seasons.  Such a trend could see the team flirt with a payroll in the $70 million dollar range heading into the 2014 season.  Today I'm here to tell you that such a team might actually be better than the group the Mets will trot out this season.The fact of the...

Jason Bay Sees 30-Homer Seasons Ahead, Scout Disagrees

Andy Martino of the Daily News, spoke with Jason Bay and over the weekend and the Mets’ $66 million left-fielder sees a return to his 30-homer seasons despite his struggles the last two years. Now 33, Bay believes his troubles are not related to age or mechanics and attributes the problems to overthinking. “All those years I did well, I never worried about what I was doing...

What Will We See Out Of Lucas Duda in 2012

After struggling in 29 games in 2010, Lucas Duda came roaring back in 2011, posting a .292 batting average in 100 games played over 301 at-bats. Duda stroked 21 doubles, 10 home runs and 50 RBI, and showed he could be a nice cog in the Mets lineup. So after a nice showing last year from Duda, what can we expect from Lucas this upcoming season? With Ike Davis healthy and back at...

It’s Now Or Never For Josh Thole

David Lennon reports in Newsday, that Josh Thole has worked intensely with Mets catching coordinator Bob Natal this offseason in an effort to prevent a recurrence of the defensive issues that plagued him in 2011. “I’m getting to a point where we’re not in a trial-and-error period anymore,” Thole said. “It is what it is. If I don’t catch well over the course of this...

Astonishing Tales: And The Mets Are Now The 2012 World Series Champs!

Thanks to our reader Hank Johnson who sent us the link this post by Joe Lucia of The Outside Corner, who calls himself a dreamer and articulates the Mets’ path to the World Series in 2012. You wanted optimism, right? It’s all part of a series he’s doing for all 30 teams – you see, Joe’s actually a Braves fan which makes this story all the more interesting…. Going into...

GM Sandy Alderson Joins Twitter!

Mets GM Sandy Alderson has now joined twitter. You can follow him at @MetsGM. The 64-year old has nearly 10,000 followers overnight after only posting two tweets. He now joins the likes of Justin Turner, Johan Santana and R.A. Dickey as Mets who are on twitter. I personally think this is great. Now fans can directly contact Alderson and voice their opinion. Chances are he won’t...

Mets Single Game Tickets Go On Sale Monday – It’s Going To Be A Fun Season!

METS SINGLE GAME TICKETS GO ON SALE MONDAY, MARCH 5 ORDER AT METS.COM OR BY PHONE (718) 507-TIXX The New York Mets today announced single game tickets for the 2012 season at Citi Field will go on sale Monday, March 5 at 10:00 a.m. online at and by phone at (718) 507-TIXX. The exclusive pre-sale for Mets Season Ticket Holders starts Monday, February 27 at 10:00 a.m. at Mets...

Clubhouse Confidential On Bay’s Struggles

It’s Jason Bay Day on MMO. Okay, just kidding, but check out this video from MLB Network’s Clubhouse Confidential. Host Brian Kenny does a nice job pointing out some revealing stats on Bay. From 2004-2009, Bay posted a .280/.375/.519 slash. From 2010-2011, Bay posted a .251/.337/.386 slash. Look at that drop in slugging percentage! His ground-ball rate has risen from...

Mike Pelfrey hints he’s in the best shape of his life!

“I had a good year in 2010 (when he was 15-9 with a 3.66 ERA) and I wanted to take that next step in 2011 and obviously I wasn’t able to do that, by any means. “So this year becomes even more important. I’m a firm believer that you get out of it what you put into it and I’ve worked my tail off, cleared my head and analyzed. I feel like I’m throwing the ball great right...

MMO Fair Or Foul: Was F-Mart The LH Bat We Needed?

Soon after the Nationals snatched up left-handed hitting outfielder Rick Ankiel, the Mets pulled the plug on their quest to land a left-handed bat for the team. Ankiel had been high on their list and some reports even circulated that Sandy Alderson may have offered the one-time pitching phenom a minor league deal. Anyway, that was then and this now, and it’s looking more and more...
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