MMO Fan Shot: Mets Stack Up Well Against Last Season’s San Francisco Giants

An MMO Fan Shot by Chuck M. ESPN posted articles January 8th on AL and NL team defenses. In terms of DRS (Defensive Runs Saved), the Mets team defense last year outperformed the Giants by a good amount. The top two were the Cards and Reds with 76 and 71 DRS, respectively. As you can see in the chart to the right, the Mets were tied with the Braves with 22 DRS. Surprisingly, the...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

John Mayberry Jr. can be undervalued signing of offseason

The New York Mets agreed to terms with John Mayberry Jr. on a one-year, $1.45 million contract on Thursday, per CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman. Mayberry will primarily be used as a right-handed compliment to Lucas Duda, but has outfield experience as well. His addition likely means incumbents Eric Campbell and Matt den Dekker will battle for a bench spot, with Campbell looking like the...
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December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Winter Meetings Preview: New York Mets

Every year the Winter Meetings poses the most promising time  for teams to come together in one place and discuss all things baseball, the most popular aspect being the movement of players. Teams have been established and broken at the meetings over the years, and this year, the New York Mets hope to move toward contention, or at least lay the ground work for later moves. First...
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December 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Top Minor League Performers: Matt den Dekker, AAA

For the second year in a row, the Las Vegas 51’s clinched a division title under manager Wally Backman. They posted a strong 81-63 record this season, and they finished 9.5 games ahead of second place. The 51’s lineup crushed the competition with a league leading average of over six runs a game. However, the 51’s season came to a disappointing end with a 3-1 series loss in...
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November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Underrated acquisitions: Trevor Plouffe

Much has been made these last few months of the Mets need for an upgrade at shortstop, though some are happy with the in-house options available. One of the biggest factors for this contentment is that anyone who would serve as an upgrade would come either at the cost of a high free agency signing (Hanley Ramirez, J.J. Hardy) or via a costly trade (anyone from the Cubs). But there...
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Eric Campbell and the utility trap

Eric Campbell has shown enormous flexibility on the field for the Mets in 2014. He has played everywhere except center, and catcher, and has a .698 OPS to show for very sporadic playing time. However, just last year his OPS stood at .910 for the entire season, and early this year, he posted a .967 over 33 games in Las Vegas. Play it off as friendly confines if you wish, but there...
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Triple-A Year In Review: Las Vegas 51s

The Mets wanted their farm teams to experience winning in the postseason. So New York was judicious with September 1st call-ups, opting to promote only infielder Josh Satin and pitcher Erik Goeddel from the Triple-A Las Vegas roster, and bringing some additional players from Double-A Binghamton, like Juan Centeno and Dario Alvarez. For the Binghamton Mets, the goal was accomplished...
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September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Why Not DeGrom Or D’Arnaud For NL Rookie Honors?

Why not Jacob deGrom? Or Travis d’Arnaud? Usually, the Rookie of the Year Award goes to hitters, as the writers tend to favor offense and the everyday player. When it comes to that, deGrom’s stiffest competition could come from teammate d’Arnaud, who leads NL Rookies with 13 homers and is second with 40 RBI, despite a .243 average in 102 games. DeGrom: Viable NL Rookie candidate...
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September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Injury Update: Daniel Murphy exits after HBP, X-rays negative

The Mets lifted Daniel Murphy for a pinch runner, Matt den Dekker, after Murphy was hit in the left wrist by Washington Nationals left hander Matt Thornton (video here and below). The team announced that X-rays were negative. Eric Campbell replaced Murphy, who was playing third base.Daniel Murphy left the game with a contusion on his left wrist. X-rays are negative. #Mets—...
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September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

David Wright Done For The Season

David Wright will miss the rest of the 2014 season because of persistent issues with his left shoulder. The team announced that he will be shut down for the year after an MRI today revealed “persistent inflammation” in the rotator cuff of his left shoulder. Wright will wait for the inflammation to get better and then he will undergo more tests later this week. He has battled...
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September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Injury Update: David Wright out again with shoulder problem

David Wright's ongoing left shoulder issue will keep the Mets third baseman out of the lineup for Tuesday night's game against the Colorado Rockies, reports of the NY Daily News. Wright will undergo further exams, while Eric Campbell plays the hot corner and bats third.Wright, 31, is hitting .269/.324/.374 (OPS+ 100) with eight homers and 63 RBI, in 134 games. The seven time All...
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September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Wright Not In Lineup Tonight, Will Have Shoulder Re-examined

David Wright has been scratched from tonight’s lineup and Eric Campbell will be starting at third base. Terry Collins told reporters that Wright came to him and said his shoulder was hurting and the team decided to have his shoulder re-examined by team doctors. Wright missed time in August due to his ailing shoulder and had to receive a cortisone shot during the All Star break...
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September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Prospect Watch: Brian O’Grady steps up for the playoffs

The Billings Mustangs began the 2014 Pioneer League playoffs with a big time over Great Falls. The Mustangs scored 10 runs in a 10-3 victory and were led offensively by leadoff hitter Brian O’Grady who went 2-4 with a double, walk, home run, two stolen bases, two runs scored and four runs driven in. One of those steals? It was of home. Yeah, that’s what we call getting it done...
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September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Why Eric Campbell should be playing LF now (and maybe next year too!)

Over 160 career ABs, Matt den Dekker has shown that he is most likely not going to be the Mets everyday LF for the foreseeable future. We all know he can play the position, but he can’t hit. His K rate has decreased in his current stint on the Mets, but he isn’t hitting for power, he’s not hitting for average, he’s not doing anything with his bat. His wRC+ is 56, his ISO...
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Mets 4, Phillies 1

Capitalizing on a key defensive miscue and working around several of their own, the Mets were able to make the most out of a bounce-back outing from Jacob deGrom to best the Philadelphia Phillies 4-1. Leading 1-0, a throwing error by Lucas Duda in the top of the seventh set up a first-and-second situation with nobody out. After Carlos Ruiz popped out on cringe-worthy bunt attempt...
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August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets score go-ahead runs on Sizemore error to beat Phillies

  Jacob deGrom pitched seven crisp innings and the Mets scored the tiebreaking runs when left fielder Grady Sizemore dropped an easy pop fly, handing New York a 4-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night. Eric Campbell stole home on a double steal, and Travis d'Arnaud hit an RBI single to help the Mets stay out of the NL East cellar with their 12th victory in 17...
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August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets get gift, beat Phillies 4-1 behind deGrom

NEW YORK (AP) Jacob deGrom pitched seven crisp innings and the Mets scored the tiebreaking runs when left fielder Grady Sizemore dropped an easy pop fly, handing New York a 4-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night. Eric Campbell stole home on a double steal, and Travis d'Arnaud hit an RBI single to help the Mets stay out of the NL East cellar with their 12th victory...
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August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Wright Expects To Return To Lineup Tuesday

David Wright was pulled from Sunday’s game in the third inning and replaced by Eric Campbell. The Mets later announced that he left with muscle spasms on the right side of his neck. “It’s bothered me for a couple days and got progressively worse and worse and got to a point where I couldn’t go out there and do the simple things,” Wright said. “That’s when the decision...
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August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets turn triple play against Dodgers

The Mets’ romp of the Dodgers on Sunday afternoon had a defensive highlight in addition to the offensive fireworks put on by New York – a seventh inning triple play that snuffed out a potential Dodgers rally. Matt Kemp hit a grounder to Eric Campbell at third, who threw to second baseman Daniel Murphy to force out Adrian Gonzalez, who fired the ball over to Lucas Duda at first...
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August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets turn 1st triple play since 2010

LOS ANGELES (AP) The New York Mets have turned a triple play in the sixth inning of Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Dee Gordon led off with a single against Bartolo Colon and Yasiel Puig walked before Adrian Gonzalez singled home a run. Matt Kemp followed with a sharp grounder in the hole to third baseman Eric Campbell, who threw to second for the force before Daniel...
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August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Wright Leaves Game With A Muscle Spasm In Neck

David Wright was pulled from Sunday’s game in the third inning and replaced by Eric Campbell. The Mets later announced that he left with muscle spasms on the right side of his neck. More on this after the game. 9:00 AM A month ago I took some flack when I suggested it was high time for the Mets to get David Wright out of the number three spot because he was suffocating the offense...
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August 24, 2014  |  Discuss

3 Up, 3 Down: Bay Watch

The Mets concluded their brief two game set against the Oakland A’s and yet again, walked away with a split.  To quote ACDC’s late Bon Scott, “I’m hot, and when I’m not, I’m cold as ice”.  That pretty much sums up this series, this season and this team.  Below is a 3 up/3 down review of how the Mets performed out in California the last two days. 3 Up 1. Lucas Duda...
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August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Mets 8, Athletics 5

The New York Mets (60-68) defeated the Oakland Athletics (74-52) this afternoon at Coliseum by a score of 8-5, splitting the series. Zack Wheeler got the nod for New York and was opposed by Jeff Samardzija. What you should know: After Jeff Samardzija set down the first six batters to greet him, he surrendered a solo home run to Eric Campbell to lead off the third inning. Samardzija...
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August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Wheeler wins again, Mets end 3-game skid

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Lucas Duda hit a three-run homer, Eric Campbell also connected and the New York Mets beat the Oakland Athletics 8-5 on Wednesday to snap a three-game losing streak. Zack Wheeler (9-8) allowed two earned runs while working 5 2-3 solid innings. The Mets split their quick two-game interleague series. Wheeler is 6-0 with a 2.12 ERA over his nine outings since June...
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August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

MMO Players of the Week: It’s hard to choose when the Mets lose

The more that Mets players and coaches talk about a late playoff surge, the sillier and more delusional they sound. As things always seem to do for this team as the home stretch approaches, the Mets are beginning to fall apart at the seams. The offense is futile, the bullpen has been less than great, and the starting pitching has just been average. Terry Collins continues to stun...
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August 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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