I’ve seen a few blog posts out there in which a team analyzes how the recent Tigers-Rangers blockbuster deal impacts their individual team. For example, how does this deal affect the Boston Red Sox? Or the White Sox? Or the Rockies? So here’s the Mets’ view of the situation. Let’s look at the facts: The Mets need a shortstop, and even after the blockbuster deal, the Texas Rangers have t With Ian Kinsler heading to […]
The Mets are at a crossroads right now, and we know what the giant elephant in the room is: Matt Harvey is out for the entirety of 2014. With that being the case, the Mets’ brass really needs to be smart this offseason. It begs the question: Do we go all-in right now or wait until next offseason to really make a big splash? Look who’s available in free agency. Do any of these names […]
I hope you all enjoyed my coverage of the Brooklyn Cyclones this summer. I certainly did! It was great to meet and interact with many of the team’s recent draft picks to see what’s in store for the future. And of course, Rich Donnelly is an awesome baseball mind, so it was great to hear his perspective each night. Below is a Q&A between myself and the MMO staff discussing the Cyclones’ season. It may […]
Here is a story I wrote for The Tablet newspaper of the Diocese of Brooklyn, N.Y. We will always remember Mike Piazza‘s “Healing Power of a Swing,” but it turns out the Braves’ pitcher that surrendered the home run, Steve Karsay, grew up just 15 minutes from Shea Stadium. Here’s what Karsay had to say about that whole experience. Originally published in The Tablet newspaper. No one will soon forget how our nation was devastated […]
Normally, the lower levels on the minor leagues serve the purpose of developing young players fresh out of the June MLB draft and to get them accustomed to life in professional baseball. But for the Brooklyn Cyclones, making the playoffs has basically been a perennial feat. However, the 2013 summer short season ended without a postseason berth for the Cyclones for just the fourth time in the team’s 13-year existence. It is important to note […]
From the Brooklyn Cyclones Brooklyn, N.Y. – September 1, 2013 – What Sunday night’s game lacked in runs early, it made up for late as all nine runs scored came from the seventh inning on as Aberdeen held on for a 5-4 victory over the Cyclones at MCU Park. Brooklyn rallied for three runs in the bottom of the ninth, but the come back fell just short. Tonight marked the first time in 30 games that […]
The Brooklyn Cyclones have only scored three runs in the past two games. Yet it’s resulted in two wins. The Cyclones earned a 2-1 win Thursday night over the Staten Island Yankees to remain a half-game in first place ahead of the Aberdeen Ironbirds, who also won Thursday. In front of a packed house at MCU Park in Coney Island celebrating the 100th anniversary of the opening of Ebbets Field – the former Mecca of […]
No one said moving into first place would be easy for the Brooklyn Cyclones. But with the Abderdeen Ironbirds losing Tuesday night, the Cyclones could have moved a half game into first place had they won. It took 16 innings – the longest game of the season for Brooklyn – but the Cyclones fell 5-3 Tuesday to the Tri-City Valleycats at MCU Park. The team remains a half-game out of first place in the McNamara […]
Wednesday night at MCU Park in Coney Island was “Bark in the Park” day in which fans could bring their canines to the stadium. But on that night, Brooklyn Cyclones’ righty John Gant was the “top dog.” Gant tossed a complete-game shutout in which he faced the minimum amount of batters in the Cyclones’ 1-0 win over the Tri-City Valleycats to earn the series win. He allowed only one hit while walking one and striking […]
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