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Mets Willing To Overpay For Ben Zobrist
Updating this previous report that the Mets and Oakland A’s were discussing a deal for Ben Zobrist, comes a new report from Joel Sherman of the New York Post. When Sandy Alderson recently stated he was willing to “overpay” for the right ...
Mets’ Offense Reaches Historic Lows
Following a brutal series sweep to the Chicago Cubs, the Mets’ lineup has sunk to historic lows explains Sal Cacciatore of Newsday. “The Mets are hitting .232 as a team, and only three teams in the last 30 years have posted a worse bat...
MMO Game Thread: Mets at Dodgers, 10:10 PM
The New York Mets head to Los Angeles for the start of a three game series against the Dodgers beginning tonight at Dodger Stadium. Rookie Noah Syndergaard (3-4, 3.59) will be tasked with face Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw (5-6, 3.20) in a 10:10 PM ...
Minor League Roster Moves: Luis Cessa To Vegas, Leathersich To DL
Quite a week for Luis Cessa who was named to the Eastern League All-Star roster earlier this week and now has been promoted to AAA Las Vegas where he should be in line to start tomorrow. The 23-year old right-handed pitcher was 7-4 with 2.5...
Mets Charter Flight Diverted After Howie Rose Suffers Health Issue
The Mets charter flight bound for Los Angeles made an unscheduled stop in Detroit on Thursday night due to a health issue involving WOR radio play by play announcer Howie Rose. WOR released the following statement: “The Mets flight en route ...
It’s Time to Start Capitalizing
You know that feeling you get when you do something so amazing–like make an insane basketball trick shot or miraculously catch a falling box of cereal just before it crashes to the ground–you even surprise yourself, but you look around...
A Frustrated Lucas Duda Owns Up To Offensive Struggles
Lucas Duda continues to struggle mightily at the plate and Wednesday night’s 0-for-5 performance with four strikeouts might have been his worst showing yet. He followed that up with another hitless performance and two more strikeouts in the ...
Inspiration for the Mets…from the Dodgers
As they prepare to face two of the NL’s best pitchers back-to-back in the lions den known as Dodger Stadium, the offensively starved Mets may be able to draw inspiration from…the Dodgers. But not these Dodgers. The Dodgers of 50 years ago....
Should The Mets Call Up Conforto?
Joel Sherman of the NY Post argues that it’s time for the Mets to call up top prospect Michael Conforto. Conforto, the 10th overall pick in last year’s draft, has been on fire in Double-A this year with a .327 average and a .933 OPS. H...
Mets Minor League Recap: Ynoa Spins One-Hitter, Kirk Homers Again
Las Vegas (46-35) 12, Tacoma 2 The 51′s offense started off with a bang thanks to the power of Kirk Nieuwenhuis who hit a 3-run shot and Brandon Allen who had a 2-run shot in the first inning. Alex Castellanos provided some more power...
Our Baseball Maverick Is Under Fire, Can He Revive Mets Season?
I wanted to address some of what’s been written about Sandy Alderson, Terry Collins and the Panic City Mets. Joel Sherman – While upper management has insisted the dollars are there, executives from other teams say their Mets counterpa...
Collins Will Ultimately Pay The Price For Alderson’s Mess
The Mets’ Terry Collins isn’t a great manager, but far from a terrible one. The hitting slump continued today as the Mets scored only one run in being swept by the Chicago Cubs, which erased any positive thoughts garnered from sweeping the Red...
DeGrom’s Frustration Boils Over
If nothing else, Jacob deGrom proved he’s mortal after all. The reigning rookie of the year lasted just 5.1 innings against the Cubs on Thursday and allowed four runs, three earned, on seven hits, two walks and only struck out two. The loss ...
Mid-Season Mets Pitching Report Card
As we sit here on July 2nd at 40-40, we see a New York Mets pitching staff that has rigorously outperformed their defensive and hitting production. In this mid-season pitching report card I will give both a statistical and non-statistical rev...
MMO Game Recap: Cubs 6, Mets 1
Sure, the Mets finally scored a run, but nothing really changed this afternoon, as the Mets (40-40) lost to the Cubs (42-35) by a score of 6-1. The Mets finally broke their 24-inning scoreless streak in the fourth inning when Curtis Granderson dou...
Breaking Down Bartolo Colon vs. Chicago Cubs
Stat Line: 7.0 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 8 SO, 1 BB Bartolo Colon proved to be the only positive takeaway from last night’s game against the Chicago Cubs. In this article I will touch on Colon’s sharp two-seam fastball and strong game plan that led to...
Mets Will Reevaluate Cuddyer’s Injury On Friday
According to Terry Collins, the Mets will revisit if Michael Cuddyer will be placed on the disabled list on Friday. (Jared Diamond, The Wall Street Journal) While Cuddyer wasn’t expected to miss any significant time, Collins says Cuddyer doe...
MMO Game Thread: Cubs vs Mets, 1:10 PM
The New York Mets will try to avoid the second sweep at the hands of the Chicago Cubs this season in an afternoon contest at Citi Field. Jake Arrieta (7-5, 2.94) will be on the mound for the Cubs, while the Mets counter with reigning rookie of th...
Mets Minor League Recap: Reynolds Homers, Thompson With Two Hits
Tacoma 4, Las Vegas (45-35) 2 Matt Reynolds was in the lineup in the DH slot for the 2nd straight night, he was 1-4 with his 5th homerun of the the year. Here is video of the homerun. He is still hitting just .223/.272/.357 outside of Las V...
Nero Continues To Fiddle As Rome Burns
The backsliding continues. These losses are getting tougher and tougher to take. Last night’s 1-0 defeat was particularly painful because we wasted yet another incredible pitching performance. It’s become the narrative for this team. I...
Lucas Duda Batting .177 Since June 1st
Lucas Duda continues to struggle mightily at the plate and last night’s 0-for-5 performance with four strikeouts might have been his worst showing yet. Since June 1, Duda is batting just .177 with one home run and 30 strikeouts and get this&...
All You Need To Know About The International Signing Period
Today marks another holiday in amateur player acquirement if you haven’t heard. On July 2nd of every year, a signing period exists where amateur baseball players outside of the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada between the ages 16 and 23 ar...
Mets Sign Dominican SS Gregory Guerrero, Press Conference Thursday
As we reported earlier on Wednesday afternoon, Matt Hall of the Guerrero Academy announced that the Mets will sign Gregory Guerrero. The announcement came at midnight and the Mets plan an 8:30 AM press conference to introduce Guerrero and have him...
MMO Game Recap: Cubs 2, Mets 0
The Mets (40-39) were defeated by the Cubs (41-35) by a score of 2-0 tonight at Citi Field. After a 1,2,3 first inning from Bartolo Colon, Curtis Granderson singled to lead off for the Mets, but Jon Lester picked up a pair of strikeouts and got Da...
Collins Says Wright “Could” Begin Light Baseball Activities Next Week
Manager Terry Collins told Mike Puma of the New York Post that the club is hopeful that third baseman David Wright can resume “limited” baseball activities next week. Collins said the team won’t know more until seeing Wright this we...
Mets To Announce They’ve Signed Dominican SS Gregory Guerrero
A source with direct knowledge of the situation tells MMO that the Mets are set to officially announce the signing of International shortstop prospect Gregory Guerrero, with an announcement expected at midnight tonight. Guerrero hails from the Dom...
Brandon Nimmo and Matt Reynolds Among Six Mets Named All-Stars
The Pacific Coast League announced its All-Star team roster which includes two Las Vegas 51′s, infielder Matt Reynolds and outfielder Travis Taijeron. The 24-year old Reynolds is hitting .270/.328/.404 with 22 doubles (7th in PCL), 2 triples...
Cuddyer Not Exepected To Avoid DL, Will Miss A Few Days
According to Andy Martino of the Daily News, left fielder Michael Cuddyer will avoid the disabled list and should only miss a few games. Will update with quotes shortly… Original Post Michael Cuddyer exited Tuesday’s game against the C...
Cuddyer Expected To Avoid DL, Will Miss A Few Days
According to Andy Martino of the Daily News, left fielder Michael Cuddyer will avoid the disabled list and should only miss a few games. The outfielder underwent an MRI on his left knee Wednesday and received a cortisone shot to relieve the pain. ...
MMO Game Thread: Cubs vs Mets, 7:10 PM
The New York Mets and the Chicago Cubs will play the second of their three game set on Wednesday night at Citi Field. Bartolo Colon (9-6, 4.89) will pitch for the Mets and he’ll be opposed by Jon Lester (4-6, 4.03) for the Cubs, with first p...
Collins Addresses Gruelling Upcoming Schedule
Manager Terry Collins addressed with reporters what we posted about on Monday, and that is the grueling schedule that lies ahead for the Mets in July. Collins says his plan is to tell the team not to worry about who they’re playing and focus...
Mets Considering Demoting Plawecki, Starting Recker
According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, the Mets have considered demoting Kevin Plawecki to Triple-A, calling up Anthony Recker, and using Recker as the everyday catcher. Plawecki, 24, was thrust into the starting role when Travis d’...
It’s Bobby-Bo Day Again
It’s July 1st, not nearly as significant a day as July 4th, unless of course your name is Bobby Bonilla. It’s time for the Mets to cut that annual payroll check in the amount of $1,193,248.20 for their two-time former outfielder. It...
In-House Options Remain The Best Bet For Mets Offense
If you told most Mets’ fans during the long, cold, winter recess between October and the start of spring training that halfway through the upcoming season their team would sit within a few games of first place in the division, most would be ...
Collins’ Frustration Boils Over As Mets Offensive Woes Continue
After last night’s frustrating 1-0 loss to the Chicago Cubs in which the team squandered another excellent pitching performance, this time by Jon Niese, manager Terry Collins lost his cool when asked about losing his fourth straight game to ...
Mets Minor League Recap: Conforto Homers, Gee Gets Blasted
Tacoma 8, Las Vegas (45-34) 4 Dillon Gee made his 2nd start in Las Vegas lasting only 4.1 innings giving up eight runs on 13 hits and two walks while striking out only two. John Church and Scott Rice combined to throw 3.2 scoreless out of t...
A Look At Michael Cuddyer’s Potential Temporary Replacements
No, this isn’t an article calling for Michael Conforto or Brandon Nimmo to get called up to the majors so lets just get that out of the way first. Those two should not be called up to replace the ailing and aging Michael Cuddyer. Michael Con...
Should Mets Extend Murphy A Qualifying Offer?
With the Mets’ hitting woes continuing on Tuesday night, does it make sense to extend Murphy a qualifying offer during the offseason? Murphy has been one of the team’s most consistent and reliable hitters throughout his career. Over th...