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Harsh Realities: The Mets Are Stuck In The Spin-Cycle

It’s always fun debating all the possible ways the Mets can bring a superstar to Queens at this time of the year. Nobody wants to be a seller, that usually means your season is “over and out” and relevancy is still a year or more away. As we close in on our sixth consecutive losing season, it’s become very clear that even the biggest proponents of a rebuild four years ago...
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MMO Game Thread: Phillies vs Mets, 12:10 PM Rubber Match

Last night was the opposite of the first game of the series with the Phillies beating the Mets 6-0 behind Cole Hamels to setup a rubber match. This afternoon they look to take the series behind Zack Wheeler as he squares off against Kyle Kendrick in an early 12:10 PM matinee at Citi Field. Starting Lineup Curtis Granderson – RF Daniel Murphy – 2B David Wright – 3B Lucas Duda...
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The Mets Are Stuck In The Spin-Cycle

It’s always fun debating all the possible ways the Mets can bring a superstar to Queens at this time of the year. Nobody wants to be a seller, that usually means your season is “over and out” and relevancy is still a year or more away. As we close in on our sixth consecutive losing season, it’s become very clear that even the biggest proponents of a rebuild four years ago...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

What It Would Take To Land CarGo or Tulowitzki

Team insiders told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York that the Mets are not engaged in any substantive trade talks at present. However that does not mean something won’t materialize in the coming days and before Thursday’s 4 p.m. non-waiver trade deadline. A Mets source also “severely tempered” the recent buzz that the team inquired about Colorado superstars Troy Tulowitzki or Carlos...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Not Engaged In Any Trade Talks, Wright Weighs In On Tulo Buzz

Team insiders told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York that the Mets are not engaged in any substantive trade talks at present. However that does not mean something won’t materialize in the coming days and before Thursday’s 4 p.m. non-waiver trade deadline. A Mets source also “severely tempered” the recent buzz that the team inquired about Colorado superstars Troy Tulowitzki or Carlos...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers endure oh-so-close heartache at hands of Mets

MILWAUKEE -- Three outs separated the Milwaukee Brewers from their fifth straight win and a four-game lead in the National League Central. Instead of turning a gem from Yovani Gallardo into a victory, closer Francisco Rodriguez allowed three runs on four hits in the top of the ninth inning, as the Brewers suffered a gut-wrenching 3-2 loss to the New York Mets at Miller Park on Friday...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

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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8 days ago  |  Discuss

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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8 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

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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10 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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10 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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10 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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11 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...
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11 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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12 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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12 days ago  |  Discuss

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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12 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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13 days ago  |  Discuss

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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14 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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14 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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15 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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15 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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16 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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17 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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17 days ago  |  Discuss
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