Archive for January, 2014

From Left Field: Why Does Frank Thomas Get A Pass In Steroid Era?

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From Left Field: Why Does Frank Thomas Get A Pass In Steroid Era?

Growing up, my two favorite non-Mets were Ken Griffey Jr. and Frank Thomas. So when the Big Hurt was voted into the Hall of Fame yesterday, naturally I was very happy for him. But I can’t help but wonder: In an era dominated by performance-enhancing drugs and the fact that many voters have been skeptical […]

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Bobby Parnell Cleared To Pitch

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Bobby Parnell Cleared To Pitch

Adam Rubin is reporting that Mets closer Bobby Parnell, who underwent Sept. 10 surgery in California for a herniated disk in his neck, has been fully cleared for baseball activities. “After attending David Wright‘s wedding, Parnell stayed on the West Coast to be examined by Dr. Robert Watkins, who had performed the procedure.” Watkins cleared Parnell for full […]

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Mets’ Outfield Prospect Cory Vaughn Invited To Big-League Camp

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Mets’ Outfield Prospect Cory Vaughn Invited To Big-League Camp

Adam Rubin, of ESPN.com, has reported that Mets’ outfield prospect Cory Vaughn has earned an invite to spring training with the major league club. He will join fellow prospects Steven Matz, Jeff Walters, Jacob deGrom and Erik Goeddel in camp, who were recently added to the 40-man roster. Rubin also adds that Noah Syndergaard and […]

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Frank Viola: Sweet Music To A Pitching Prospect’s Ears

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Frank Viola: Sweet Music To A Pitching Prospect’s Ears

Anthony DiComo of MLB.com confirmed on Wednesday that the Mets have named Frank Viola their new Triple-A pitching coach. Viola will join Wally Backman‘s staff, and look to continue the same success that he has experienced while coaching one year with Brooklyn (A-) and the past two with Savannah (A). Viola, who played with the Twins for nine […]

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Backman Returns As Las Vegas Manager In 2014, Viola Named Pitching Coach

An article by posted on January 8, 2014 0 Comments
Backman Returns As Las Vegas Manager In 2014, Viola Named Pitching Coach

In a press release from the New York Mets earlier today: LAS VEGAS: The Las Vegas 51s professional baseball team of the Pacific Coast League (PCL), Triple-A affiliate of the New York Mets, announced today, in conjunction with the Mets Media Relations Department, that Wally Backman will return as manager for the Mets Triple-A affiliate […]

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Maddux, Glavine, Thomas Elected To Hall of Fame, Piazza Snubbed Again

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Maddux, Glavine, Thomas Elected To Hall of Fame, Piazza Snubbed Again

For the first time in 15 years, the Baseball Writers’ Association have elected three players to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, and Frank Thomas all have been elected on their first time. Mets great Mike Piazza clocked in at 62.2% on his second time around. A disappointing snub to say […]

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It’s a WAR: Stephen Drew Vs. Ruben Tejada

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It’s a WAR: Stephen Drew Vs. Ruben Tejada

By now, every Mets fan in America must be tired of seeing stories about Stephen Drew and Ruben Tejada, and Ike Davis and the first base situation. I hate to say it, but they aren’t going to go away until the Mets either make a move, or spring training starts. The latest in the Mets’ […]

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Who Are You And What Have You Done With Ken Davidoff?

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Who Are You And What Have You Done With Ken Davidoff?

I hardly ever agree with Ken Davidoff. I actually can’t remember the last time I did. But I have to give him credit. He nailed it 100% with his Hall of Fame ballot, or more specifically, his explanation of it. You can read the whole thing here. I can quibble with a choice or two, […]

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Racists Allowed In Baseball’s Hall of Fame, But Not Players Suspected of PED Use

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Racists Allowed In Baseball’s Hall of Fame, But Not Players Suspected of PED Use

After the latest baseball Hall of Fame voting, I have to say that I find it funny and outright unacceptable that the voters allow racists into the Hall of Fame, yet want to pull the integrity card out when it comes to the steroid era. Cap Anson is a hall of famer and considered the game’s first superstar. Here […]

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Prospect Spotlight: Cesar Puello, RF

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Prospect Spotlight: Cesar Puello, RF

Cesar Puello, RF Bats/Throws: R/R DOB: April 1, 1991 Acquired: Dominican Republic, 2007 2013: Binghamton (AA) 377 PA, .326/.403/.547, 21 2B, 16 HR, 73 RBI, 24 SB Recently, there has been some speculation about whether Cesar Puello is a top ten prospect for the Mets. Major sites like Baseball America and Fangraphs have excluded him from their […]

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