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What Does A Mets “Core Four” Look Like?

It’s a fascinating query, a paradox of sorts, a question with no easy answer.  That fact speaks more to the New York Mets lingering status in baseball Nowhere Land than anything else.  No matter, identifying four core or foundational players of the New York Mets can be a real baseball brain teaser. The concept of the ‘core four’ evolved from our pinstripe rivals across town...
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Di-Jest: Wilpons Hatch Plan For Bogus Wright Retirement Tour

The crack investigative unit here at MMO has uncovered a cynical plot developed by Jeff Wilpon with the approval of Papa Fred and Uncle (“Can I sell yet?”) Saul. The younger Wilpon has become envious of what the Yankees, another team on the down slide, have done during the 2013 and 2014 seasons. Last year Mariano Rivera spent the entire season being praised and lavished with...
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GIF: Eric Young Jr. Attempts To Make Catch, Crashes Into Mariners Fans

You have to give Eric Young Jr and A for effort and an A+ to the young Mariners for taking a hit and getting back up without showing any tears. GIF: Eric Young tries to imitate David Wright's diving catch into the stands…but he couldn't #Mets http://t.co/d7pWS5saLW — #ImWithTowels (@MetsKevin11) July 23, 2014 The post GIF: Eric Young Jr. Attempts To Make Catch, Crashes...
Via The Daily Stache
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MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Mariners, 10:10 PM

Today is the 10-year anniversary of David Wright‘s first game with the Mets as the team heads to Seattle for the start of a three-game series against the Mariners tonight at 10:10 PM. Jon Niese (5-4, 2.96 ERA) will return from the disabled list to face left-hander Roenis Elias (7-8, 4.54) for the M’s. New York suffered its ninth walk-off loss of the year yesterday in a...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

10 Years In: What is David Wright’s Legacy?

Believe it or not, today marks the 10th anniversary of David Wright’s Major League debut. As we reach this milestone, it is an appropriate time to assess his legacy with the team. Selected during the supplemental round of the 2001 amateur draft (20 picks after Aaron Heilman if you can believe it), David Wright served as a compensatory pick after the Mets lost Mike Hampton to the...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Featured Post: Wright Says It’s Time For Mets To Start Adding Pieces

On Friday night, Sandy Alderson told reporters he was optimistic about his team’s chances in the second half which began with a win against the Padres in San Diego. “Sometimes you gotta believe, right?” Alderson asked before the game. “This is a time.” With 66 games remaining in the season and the team in third place and gaining traction, Sandy likes our odds. “Somebody...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Padres 2, Mets 1

The New York Mets (46-52) dropped the rubber game against the San Diego Padres (43-55) this afternoon at PETCO Park. What you should know: Yasmani Grandal gave the Padres a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the fourth with a solo home run. Zack Wheeler pitched well enough to earn a win today, but had no offensive support. Wheeler would pitch six innings, allowing one run on eight hits, striking...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Odrisamer Despaigne loses his no-hitter with two outs in the eighth inning

Despaigne lost his no-hitter after recording back-to-back strikeouts of Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Curtis Granderson. Daniel Murphy ripped a high fastball for a double to left-center. David Wright followed up with a ground ball single up the middle to score Murphy. Despaigne departs having allowed the one run and two hits over 7 2/3 innings. He walked three, hit two batters, and struck...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Padres 6, Mets 0

The Mets (46-51) lost to the Padres (42-55) by a score of 6-0 on Saturday night in San Diego. Dillon Gee got the start for the Mets and struggled, allowing 4 (3 earned) runs on 5 hits in 5 innings. Gee struck out 8 and walked none, but a pair of solo home runs and an error ended up hurting him. The Padres got on the board first in the bottom of the 2nd when Yasmani Grandal led off...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s the single best offensive season for a Met?

If you ask most Mets fans, they will tell you that Dwight Gooden probably has had the best single-season pitching performance by a Met back in 1985 (13.2 WAR!). Nobody comes close to that. It’s the best performance in the post Babe Ruth era, with only Steve Carlton posting a 12.5 in 1972 coming close. The Mets are known for their pitching, between Seaver/Doc/Dickey, they have...
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Wright Says It’s Time For Mets To Be Adding Pieces

On Friday night, Sandy Alderson told reporters he was optimistic about his team’s chances in the second half which began with a win against the Padres in San Diego. “Sometimes you gotta believe, right?” Alderson asked before the game. “This is a time.” With 66 games remaining in the season and the team in third place and gaining traction, Sandy likes our odds. “Somebody...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Padres, 10:10 PM (Keep it going edition)

The long All-Star break is finally over.  The Mets look to continue where they left off, carrying over a three-game win streak into San Diego for the next three games against the Padres.  The first pitch is scheduled for 10:10 PM at PETCO Park. Bartolo Colon (8-8, 3.99), who has lost three straight, gets the nod in the series opener against the Padres’ Ian Kennedy (7-9, 3.47...
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Can The Mets Youth Lead A Successful Second Half Push?

At one point in his career, David Wright was the young prospect looking to make a name for himself with the big club, the new kid on the block surrounded by veterans. Marc Carig of Newsday writes that even though the Mets had the key players to make a run at the title during Wright’s early years, they still found themselves competing against teams like the Marlins who had their...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Did the Mets waste David Wright’s best years?

An opposing general manager was recently talking up the Mets. He loved their pitching possibilities already in the majors, still in the minors and currently on the DL (Matt Harvey). “It’s real,” the executive said. He praised Dilson Herrera, Brandon Nimmo and Kevin Plawecki as credible position prospects growing toward the majors. Then he said this: “You know what I worry...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

MMO Fan Shot: An Analytical Look at the Mets at the All-Star Break

An MMO Fan Shot by Josh Eichenbaum The New York Mets enter this year’s All-Star Break with a 45-50 record, which, at first glance is not terribly impressive. A deeper look, however, reveals a Mets team that has suffered a good deal of bad luck and may be primed for a post-break run. Pythagorean Record A team’s Pythagorean Record is often more indicative of a team’s performance...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

So What’s Next For The Mets After The “Trollstand”

Sometimes I like to think that I have all the answers to anything someone throws my way. That is especially true when talking about the Mets. One problem I have is that I don’t have all the answers and the other problem is that it is especially true when talking about the Mets. I was prepared for the worst almost two weeks ago when they limped home after a 1-6 trip in Pittsburgh...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

All Star Game Hangover: I’m With 28 and Have We Wasted Wright’s Prime?

The end of yet another Mid-Summer Classic… I swear that I complain more and more about these All Star Games every passing year, but maybe I’m just getting crankier as I get older. I was hoping they would have been able to squeeze in 60 seconds during the four hour Derek Jeter love-fest to perhaps honor the memories of Tony Gwynn, Don Zimmer and Frank Cashen. But what the heck...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Mid-Season Grades Are Coming In…

I always enjoy checking out all the mid-season grades that come out during the All Star break and so far we have Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Mike Puma of the NY Post and Mike Vorkunov of the Star-Ledger checking in. Here is a small spattering of what they are saying: ESPN New York Sandy Alderson gets a C+ The final 10 games have mellowed fans, but the Mets still may be headed for...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: New York Mets looking to make trades as deadline nears

With Major League Baseball’s trade deadline just over two weeks away, the New York Mets may be looking to shake things up. ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin reports the Mets have made veteran pitcher Bartolo Colon available in trade talks, and have identified positions they’d like to upgrade through trades. The Mets most glaring need is at shortstop. The team lacks a major contributor...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

MMO Players of the Week: Past, Present and Future All-Stars

If you told me that the Mets were going to take 3 of 4 from the then first place Braves and follow that up with a sweep of the Marlins at home, I would have called you crazy. Now, I’m starting to wonder if I’m crazy for thinking this team has a shot to make a run for it. The Mets have been unarguably been playing their best ball of the season lately: capitalizing with RISP, attacking...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

David Wright Takes Night Shift As Barber

In an article on ESPN.com, Adam Rubin noted a funny incident that happened in the Mets clubhouse on Sunday. Apparently Jacob deGrom hit a ball while taking batting practice that missed just missed hitting David Wright who was stretching on the field. As payback, the Mets captain sneaked up on deGrom with a pair of scissors and cut a lock of his long flowing hair. He then took...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Mets Are Swinging Again and Hitting Again

A week ago, I came across an article by Mike Vorkunov of the Star-Ledger who pointed out that the Mets seemed to have changed their approach at the plate and that the results have been dramatic to say the least. At the time, he wrote that they are walking less frequently over the last 30 days and have become more aggressive, including swinging at more pitches out of the zone. More...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

DeGrom Will Remain In The Rotation

Right-hander Jacob deGrom will not be heading to the bullpen after the All star break as manager Terry Collins suggested on Saturday. “We’re not going to take Jacob deGrom out of the rotation,” Collins said after the game on Sunday. “I say that now, but we might look up in a month where he is starting to run out of gas a little bit, where we have to make a decision. He...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Marlins go into All-Star break 44-50 after being swept by Mets

NEW YORK (AP) -- Jacob deGrom had a tiebreaking single and again shut down the Marlins with seven impressive innings, David Wright doubled twice and drove in two runs, and the New York Mets completed a three-game sweep of Miami with a 9-1 victory on Sunday. Wright, Curtis Granderson and Juan Lagares each had RBI doubles, and Chris Young added a sacrifice fly for New York in its eighth...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Mets 9 , Marlins 1

The very hot New York Mets (45-50) were looking for the series sweep against the Miami Marlins (44-50) this afternoon at Citi Field, with Jacob deGrom facing off against Brad Hand. What you should know: Jacob deGrom was impressive yet again for New York, as he would pitch seven strong innings, allowing only one run on five hits, while walking two and striking out eight. Brad Hand...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss
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