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MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Brewers, 8:10 PM

The Mets begin a four-game series against the NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday night at Miller Park. Dillon Gee (4-2, 2.92) opposes right-hander Matt Garza (6-7, 4.04) in the 8:10 PM series opener. Since May 30, 2013, Dillon Gee has a 14-7 record, with a 2.78 ERA (66 earned runs in 214.0 innings). During this time his 2.78 ERA is the seventh-lowest in the...
Via Mets Merized Online
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

The pros and cons of trading Lucas Duda

As the trade deadline draws uncomfortably close, the question looms whether or not the Mets will be buyers or sellers. Mets GM Sandy Alderson has been on record as saying the next ten games will decide the team’s fate. While there have been rumors abounding that link the Mets to trading veterans like Bartolo Colon and even All Star Daniel Murphy at one point, there is one player...
Via Mets360.com
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Mariners at Safeco Field, 3:40 PM

The Mets (47-53) look to build on a stellar pitching performance by Jacob deGrom from Tuesday night’s 3-1 victory and take the rubber match of the three game series from Mariners (53-47) at Safeco Field on Wednesday afternoon. The first pitch is scheduled for 3:40 PM. Bartolo Colon (8-8, 4.12) will take the mound and face off against Mariners’ starter Taijuan Walker (1-1, 3.60...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Lucas Duda’s 446 Foot Blast Of A Home Run vs Seattle

With the Mets leading 2-1 in the top of the 8th inning, Lucas Duda came up to bat and put a charge into one that only landed because Safeco Field happened to get in the way. Your browser does not support iframes. The reaction as the ball was leaving the park from Seattle pitcher Tom Wilhelmsen was even better… Wilhelmsen's face after Duda's bomb says it all…. #Mets #Mariners...
Via The Daily Stache
1 day ago  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Mets 3, Mariners 1

Photo Credit: Otto Greule Jr / Getty Images   The Mets (47-53) beat the Mariners (53-47) by a score of 3-1 on Tuesday night in Seattle. Jacob deGrom took the ball for New York and deGrominated the opposition once again, tossing 7 strong innings of 1-run ball, allowing just 5 hits and striking out 7 while walking only 1. The rookie threw 107 pitches, only 29 of which missed the zone...
Via Mets Merized Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lucas Duda: The Mets Most Pleasant Surprise in 2014

Nobody wanted Ike Davis patrolling the first base bag at Citi Field this year more than me. In several posts over the off-season I outlined my arguments why I believed that if the Mets chose to go within the organization at first base it made baseball sense that Davis was their man. Recent history with losing Beltran and Reyes and Dickey readied me to lose Ike as well. Making the...
Via Mets Merized Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Have Sandy Alderson’s moves aided the success of the pitching staff?

Throught the first 100 games of the season, the Mets pitching staff has a nearly identical Fielding Independent Pitching (3.77) as it did last year (3.79), but it’s ERA has greatly improved (3.53 vs. 3.78). So with peripherals that indicate similar outcomes, the results have been much better this year.  That 0.25 difference translates to 42 fewer earned runs over the course of...
Via Mets360.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

MMO First Half Report Cards: No Straight A’s, But Plenty Of High Marks

With the All-Star Break behind us, we’re officially into the 2nd half of the 2014 MLB season. Over the break, I opened up a roundtable and invited some other MMO writers to chime in with their grades. How did the Mets do on their first-term report card? Keep reading to find out! INFIELDERS   Lucas Duda, 1B: Duda won the 1st base competition over Ike Davis, leading to the trade...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Turning Point: D’Arnaud Makes Padres Pay

It seemed like the Mets were going to cruise through the Padres in their first game back.  Travis d’Arnaud began the scoring as he singled in Granderson in the top of the first and later scoring on a Juan Lagares single giving the Mets an early 3-0 lead.   After the Mets scored another run in the fourth, everything seemed to be going the Mets’ way as Bartolo Colon was throwing...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Mets 5, Padres 4

The New York Mets (46-50) took on the San Diego Padres (41-55) tonight at PETCO Park, with Bartolo Colon facing off against Ian Kennedy. After going 8-2 in their last homestand going into the All-Star Break, the Mets were looking to keep the momentum going in the second half. What you should know: The Mets got off to an early start this evening, as they put up a three spot in the...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Meet The Mets…. In A Couple Of Years

I’m sure you have heard the old baseball adage “Let the game come to you.” These pearls of wisdom have often been uttered by the wise old baseball sage to the young up-and-coming player. Uttered so often in fact that it has become a cliche’. It was meant to convey the application of self discipline. Especially to the young and less experienced, not to be too eager or too...
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6 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...
Via The Daily Stache
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Mets Own This City As Long As Wilpons Own This Team?

Joel Sherman.of the New York Post says the Mets are in the perfect position to take back control of New York from the Yankees. “You may remember how they were going to be carried back into the warm embrace of this city by Generation K. It was an idea that so frightened George Steinbrenner he demanded after the 1995 season the Yankees go with a kid shortstop in 1996 just to show...
Via Mets Merized Online
9 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

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

Lucas Duda: Offensive Force

Slowly but surely, Lucas Duda has emerged into the middle of the order hitter that this team has needed him to be. Currently sitting at 14 HRs and 48 RBIs, Duda is on pace for 24 HRs and 83 RBIs. Both of these totals would shatter his previous career highs. Duda’s triple slash line at the moment is .254/.351/.478 and that is good for an .829 OPS. At the beginning of the season...
Via The Daily Stache
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...
Via Mets Merized Online
11 days ago  |  Discuss

How did we all miss on Eric Campbell?

Chances are that if you’re reading this article, you’re a pretty die-hard Mets fan. You go to the games, you watch the games and you read about the games. It seems safe to say that you’re pretty knowledgeable about the club. This also means that you have strong opinions about the team, too. Perhaps you knew that Jacob deGrom would be a good starter if given a chance. ...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets use long ball to crush Marlins

The Mets might need to move back the fences in their bandbox ballpark. Lucas Duda and David Wright sure made Citi Field resemble an East Coast version of the Friendly Confines with monstrous home runs Friday night to offer a glimpse of what was largely missing from this Mets lineup over the first 2 ½ months of the season. With Duda and Wright each going very deep, the Mets rolled...
Via Pro Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Easy Peasy … For A Change

Friday was the kind of win we don’t often see from this incarnation of the New York Mets. A 7-1 victory over Miami which started with great pitching, contained early runs courtesy of Lucas Duda’s two run home run to put the game away, and where the late innings provided no drama in which to give us all heart attacks. And sprinkled in is a great defensive play like the one Kirk...
Via Metstradamus
13 days ago  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Mets 7, Marlins 1

The New York Mets defeated the Miami Marlins on Friday Night at Citi Field by the score of 7-1. Zack Wheeler got the start and held the Marlins to one run on five hits in 6.2 innings, walking two and striking out six. It was his third consecutive solid start and second straight win at home. Wheeler lowered his ERA to 3.90 for the season and seems to be in a good groove right now...
Via Mets Merized Online
13 days ago  |  Discuss

For One Game, The Mets Played Baseball Like It Oughta Be

The bottom line is, the Mets beat the Braves, by a score of 4-1. It was a milestone win, number 4,001 in franchise history. It was a third straight victory over Atlanta – a notable achievement in and of itself — and it earned the Mets their first four-game winning streak since last July. Fans have been beaten down so much that these modest accomplishments seem momentous: we...
Via Mets360.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets’ 2015 payroll will be key to trade deadline stance

Though the New York Mets have shown  signs of life in recent games, one look at their overall win-loss record should be enough to convince anyone that they shouldn’t be making deals that sacrifice the future for the illusion of a pennant race in 2014. But the answer to the question of how the Mets should think of themselves at this month’s trade deadline is more complicated...
Via Hot Stove MLB
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Lucas Duda could use a platoon partner

Now in his fourth full-season spent on a major league roster, and the first in which he’s been afforded adequate playing time, Lucas Duda is blossoming right before our very eyes. Is he a star? No.  But is he developing into a good first baseman? Yes. After getting off to a slow start, he hit his stride in June, raising his season hitting line to .252/.344/.473 to go along with...
Via Mets360.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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