Archive for January, 2012

(With Video) Coverage Of MLB’s B.A.T. Annual Dinner

An article by posted on January 25, 2012 0 Comments
(With Video) Coverage Of MLB’s B.A.T. Annual Dinner

Major League Baseball and Natural Balance Pet Foods hosted the 23rd annual “Going to Bat for B.A.T.” Fundraising Dinner on Jan. 24 at the Marriot Marquis in Times Square. The Baseball Assistance Team (B.A.T.) raises money to assist members of the baseball family who have fallen on hard times with financial grants, healthcare programs and […]

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Paul DePodesta on Moneyball, Oakland A’s, Rebuilding Mets Organization Into A Winner

An article by posted on January 25, 2012 0 Comments

Mets Vice President of Amateur Scouting & Player Development, Paul DePodesta, was a guest this evening on MLB Network’s Clubhouse Confidential with host Brian Kenny. Among the topics discussed were his thoughts on the book and movie Moneyball, how he broke into the baseball business, his philosophy on advanced metrics and what him and the […]

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The Ike-Man Cometh…

An article by posted on January 25, 2012 0 Comments
The Ike-Man Cometh…

With Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder now in staking their claims in the American League, NBC Sports’ Matthew Poulliot lists Ike Davis as the second best first baseman in the National League in today’s Hardball Talk column. He projects their 2012 OPS and ranks the Top 5 as follows: Reds: Joey Votto – .990 Mets: Ike Davis – .864 Cardinals: Lance Berkman: .860 […]

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Reyes, Pujols or Fielder?

An article by posted on January 25, 2012 0 Comments
Reyes, Pujols or Fielder?

The Eagle has landed. The last of the “big” Mohicans, Prince Fielder, has finally agreed to a mega-deal and now has a new home in Motor City… Rah, rah, or better yet, vroom, vroom… So now that the dust has settled, here is an interesting question first posed by Mets historian and ESPN New York […]

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Zack Wheeler Q&A With MiLB.com

An article by posted on January 25, 2012 0 Comments
Zack Wheeler Q&A With MiLB.com

Ashley Marshall of MiLB.com conducted an interview with Mets top prospect Zack Wheeler hos weighs in on a variety of topics ranging from when he was drafted to his mechanics. Here is a small sampling of the Q&A and I encourage you to check out the entire interview here. MiLB.com: Considering the work you’ve been […]

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Bryce Harper Headlines MLB’s Top 10 Outfield Prospects

An article by posted on January 25, 2012 0 Comments
Bryce Harper Headlines MLB’s Top 10 Outfield Prospects

MLB.com’s Jonathan Mayo completed his final installment of his Top 10 prospects at each position and ranks the game’s top outfield prospects. 1. Bryce Harper, Nationals: Harper might play all of the 2012 season at age 19, but it would be a mistake to think that’s a reason he won’t be in Washington this year. All signs […]

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LaRussa To Manage 2012 NL All Star Team

An article by posted on January 25, 2012 0 Comments
LaRussa To Manage 2012 NL All Star Team

Looks like we haven’t seen the last of Tony LaRussa yet. The recently retired Cardinals skipper will serve as the manager of the National League All-Star team for the 2012 Midsummer Classic at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City on July 10th. La Russa will become the second retired manager to lead an All-Star squad. Hall of Fame […]

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MMO Fair Foul: A 94 Win Season For The Mets?

An article by posted on January 24, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Fair Foul: A 94 Win Season For The Mets?

This edition of Fair or Foul features an excerpt from SNY’s Ted Berg who posted the following on his blog Ted Quarters. Ted says that in a best case scenario the Mets could win 94 games in 2012. So here’s what I’ve got: I’m painting with very broad strokes here and doing all sorts of shoddy […]

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Prince Fielder Is Heading To Motor City, Signs $214MM Deal With Tigers

An article by posted on January 24, 2012 0 Comments
Prince Fielder Is Heading To Motor City, Signs $214MM Deal With Tigers

Prince Fielder has finally found a new home and it’s one that he is very familiar should be familiar with. The all-star first baseman has signed a nine year, $214MM contract to play for the Detroit Tigers, where he once roamed around by his father’s side as a 12-year old. The contract is the fourth largest deal […]

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MMO Exclusive Interview: Mets Minor League LHP Zach Dotson

An article by posted on January 24, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive Interview: Mets Minor League LHP Zach Dotson

I caught up to NY Mets left-handed pitching prospect, Zach Dotson the other day. I asked him how his health is, and is he ready to pitch when spring training begins next month. We discussed the health of his shoulder, his suspension last year, his pitching repertoire, and his expectations for 2012. After barely pitching […]

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