Archive for March, 2012

There’s A Chance Nieuwenhuis Could Break Camp With Mets

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There’s A Chance Nieuwenhuis Could Break Camp With Mets

The Mets are reportedly considering outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis for a spot on the opening day roster according to Mike Puma of the New York Post. If he makes the club out of Spring Training it will be in a bench role as an extra outfielder. The Mets are intrigued by Nieuwenhuis, but would prefer that he […]

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Remembering the Mets First “Star” – Ron Hunt

An article by posted on March 3, 2012 0 Comments
Remembering the Mets First “Star” – Ron Hunt

After just reading Barry Duchan’s excellent piece here on MMO: “Mets Memories 1964 – Ron Hunt, Pete Rose and Bobby Klaus,” I was inspired to share my own thought’s and memories of Ron Hunt. Back in ’64 I was 7 years-old, a tremendous Beatle nut, and a budding Mets fan. My favorite TV shows at […]

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Mets Version Of Futures Game On Display In PSL Yesterday

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Mets Version Of Futures Game On Display In PSL Yesterday

Yesterday manager Terry Collins put together lineups for an intrasquad game that featured some of the promising young prospects in the Mets farm system. It was interesting and exciting to see all of the young players in camp playing against one another as they look to showcase their talent before being sent back to minors camp. Some […]

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Mets Memories 1964 – Ron Hunt, Pete Rose and Bobby Klaus

An article by posted on March 2, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Memories 1964 – Ron Hunt, Pete Rose and Bobby Klaus

In the 1963 NL Rookie Of The Year voting, the top two were both second basemen – Pete Rose of the Reds and Ron Hunt with the Mets. Neither had been expected to even make it to the big leagues that season. Rose had just finished a great season in the minors, but it was […]

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It Wont End With Extra Wild Card And One Game Playoff

An article by posted on March 2, 2012 0 Comments
It Wont End With Extra Wild Card And One Game Playoff

They are still talking about adding an extra wild card , but it won’t end there. The one-game playoff is bound to drag on to three games, then five …. I realize the old format will never be again, but the more you add to the playoff format the more the sport is diluted. The […]

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Mets Continue To Keep Tabs On Chris Young… WHY?

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Ken Davidoff reports that the Mets continue to keep tabs on starter Chris Young. He is seeking a Major League deal, although Mets prefer a minor league deal. I just don’t see the point in having him return.  He didn’t pitch for the majority of the last season and missed almost the entire season in 2010. Yeah […]

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2012 Over/Under With NL East Capsules

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2012 Over/Under With NL East Capsules

I wanted to post something a little different today. Here are the latest Over/Under win totals for the upcoming season straight from Las Vegas. Lets take a gander, shall we… Let me rundown my NL East picks… Atlanta 85.5 Wins: Take The Under The Braves didn’t make any significant changes this offseason and that’s surprising […]

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2012 Mets Minor League Coaching Staffs

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2012 Mets Minor League Coaching Staffs

Buffalo (AAA) Manager: Wally Backman Pitching coach: Mark Brewer Hitting coach: George Greer Binghamton (AA) Manager: Pedro Lopez Pitching coach: Glenn Abbott Hitting coach: Luis Natera St. Lucie (High A) Manager: Ryan Ellis Pitching coach: Phil Regan Hitting coach: Benny Distefano Coach: Jose Carreno Savannah (Low A) Manager: Luis Rojas Pitching coach: Frank Viola Hitting coach: Joel Fuentes Brooklyn (Short Season) Manager: Rich Donnelly Pitching coach: Marc Valdes Hitting coach: Bobby […]

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Wright: It Would Be Weird Seeing Somebody Else Wear No. 8 In A Mets Uniform

An article by posted on March 1, 2012 0 Comments
Wright: It Would Be Weird Seeing Somebody Else Wear No. 8 In A Mets Uniform

Caught this quote by David Wright on ESPN who was commenting on whether the Mets should retire Gary Carter’s No. 8. “Sure, why not? It would make sense,” Wright replied when asked if Carter’s number ought to be retired. “I don’t exactly know the numbers of his Mets career off the top of my head. He […]

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From Left Field: The Ethics Of Steroids

An article by posted on March 1, 2012 0 Comments
From Left Field: The Ethics Of Steroids

In the wake of the Ryan Braun steroid decision, performance-enhancing drugs have been a hot topic of late. Whether you agree or disagree with the decision, we can all agree that the steroid problem goes way beyond the development of tolerance. I sat down with former Major Leaguer Frank Tepedino to discuss the topic. Tepedino’s […]

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Santana Upbeat After Tossing Two Innings Of Live Batting Practice

An article by posted on March 1, 2012 0 Comments
Santana Upbeat After Tossing Two Innings Of Live Batting Practice

Johan Santana just completed throwing his first live batting practice session of the spring. Pitching coach Dan Warthen remarked “nice stuff” after Santana completed his first inning of live BP. Johan threw 22 pitches to Jason Bay, David Wright, Ike Davis and Vinny Rottino. In his second simulated inning, Santana tossed 21 more pitches (43 total) […]

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