Archive for July, 2013

Marlon Byrd: The Almost All-Star

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Marlon Byrd:  The Almost All-Star

To say Marlon Byrd has resuscitated his career in New York would be a gross understatement.  Byrd was supposed to be a small piece in a puzzling outfield situation.  But instead, he has become one of the top run-producing outfielders in the National League. After a grand slam on Tuesday and a two-run homer in […]

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Marlon Byrd: “I Love This Organization And I’d Love To Stay”

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Marlon Byrd: “I Love This Organization And I’d Love To Stay”

Marlon Byrd checks in with MMO to talk about his experience playing for the Mets, how he’s bounced back from his 50-game PEDs suspension, his time in the Mexican League, if he thinks he’ll be traded and how to carry the momentum into the second half of the season. MMO: David mentioned before yesterday’s game […]

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The Willets Point Development and MLB’s Brave New Marketing World

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The Willets Point Development and MLB’s Brave New Marketing World

Cork Gains (Cork? Really?) of Business Insider wrote a disturbing piece last week about the future of baseball advertisement that you can read here. Sportsnet, the Blue Jay’s TV network, is now placing ads on some of the last remaining ad-free surfaces of sporting events, the playing field. The interesting thing is that, like the […]

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Wheeler Shines And Byrd Homers Again As Mets Sweep Giants

An article by posted on July 10, 2013 0 Comments
Wheeler Shines And Byrd Homers Again As Mets Sweep Giants

WHEELER WOWS THEM AT FRISCO! Matt Cain lasted 21 minutes, 0.2 innings and 36 pitches as the Mets tagged him for three runs to take a lead in the first and escort Cain to the showers early. Daniel Murphy started the scoring off with an RBI single and John Buck followed it up with a […]

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Mets Minors: Kevin Plawecki, Rafael Montero Named to BA’s Minor League All-Star Team

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Mets Minors: Kevin Plawecki, Rafael Montero Named to BA’s Minor League All-Star Team

So, Cesar Puello isn’t the only prospect getting some love from Baseball America today. Both Kevin Plawecki and Rafael Montero have been named to their Minor League All-Star Team, which is a part of their massive mid-season prospect update. This is a nice honor for both guys, and it is a well deserved distinction for the first half they each put together […]

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Harvey To Skip Next Start, Torres Will Pitch Saturday Against Pirates

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Harvey To Skip Next Start, Torres Will Pitch Saturday Against Pirates

Terry Collins announced to reporters in his pre-game press conference that Carlos Torres will start in place of Matt Harvey on Saturday against the Pirates. Going straight to my chief concern, Collins said it had partly to do with the team’s concern of innings pitched and that the team is now seeking to cut down Harvey’s […]

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Mets at Giants: Wheeler Seeks Redemption Against Former Team

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Mets at Giants: Wheeler Seeks Redemption Against Former Team

New York Mets at San Francisco Giants Wednesday 7/10, 3:45 PM ET at AT&T Park RHP Zack Wheeler (2-1, 4.29) vs RHP Matt Cain (5-5, 4.85) Starting Lineup Eric Young, Jr. – LF Daniel Murphy – 2B David Wright – 3B Ike Davis – 1B Marlon Byrd – RF Kirk Nieuwenhuis – CF John Buck – C […]

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“The Franchise” To Throw The Ceremonial First Pitch At All Star Game

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“The Franchise” To Throw The Ceremonial First Pitch At All Star Game

In an interview with Bill Madden of the New York Daily News, Tom Seaver said that he will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the 2013 All-Star Game to be held at Citi Field on Tuesday, July 16. Awesome! The Mets’ “Franchise” wants you to know he’ll be up to the task of delivering that first […]

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The All-Star Game and Matt Harvey

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The All-Star Game and Matt Harvey

Matt Harvey starting the all-star game on Tuesday at Citi-Field would be a dream come true for him, the organization, and Mets’ fans. Except, I have a HUGE problem with what the Mets are doing to make sure that happens. I know, I have no idea what the Mets are actually planning doing with his start […]

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Patience is Key in Dealing With Niese

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Patience is Key in Dealing With Niese

The Mets got some great news Monday when the team announced that MRI results on Jon Niese showed that there was no structural damage in his shoulder besides some ordinary wear and tear. Once you start delving into the world of tears in rotator cuffs, no matter how small, you’re headed into some dangerous territory. Niese was […]

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