This weekend, the rosters for the 82nd annual MLB All-Star Game were announced. As we all know, Jose Reyes and Carlos Beltran will be representing the Mets in this year’s game—played next Tuesday night at Chase Field in Arizona. However, the lingering question is should Reyes and Beltran be joined by one of their teammates: Dillon Gee? Despite his great start to this season, the answer to the preceding question is “No.” Gee has been […]
Former Mets pitcher Frank “Sweet Music” Viola is back with the team, but this time he’s not with the big club. Viola signed on as the pitching coach for the Brooklyn Cyclones—the Mets Single-A short season affiliate. The St. John’s University product and East Meadow, Long Island native says he’s happy to be back in New York, though in a different capacity than last time. “Getting my foot back in the door in the coaching […]
If the Mets could only keep one of their young superstars to be the face of the franchise for the next decade, would you choose Jose Reyes or David Wright? This is a very difficult question since each comes with a certain price tag and skillset. In a perfect world, the Mets will be able to sign both players long-term—Reyes this offseason and Wright next offseason—in an attempt to keep two of the organization’s best […]
At a recent golf outing benefiting the Brooklyn/Queens CYO athletic program, I was lucky enough to meet and interview the legendary Mike Piazza. Not only was he a great baseball player, but he is an even nicer person. As Mets fans, we will always remember Piazza for his on-field achievements such as leading the team to the 2000 World Series, hitting a memorable home run after 9/11 and passing Carlton Fisk for most home runs […]
Former New York Met shortstop Buddy Harrelson has served as an ambassador for the Long Island Ducks for the past 12 seasons. He does a fine job with community and fan relations, but his true worth to the team involves his 16 years of MLB playing experience and another 11 years as a coach/manager. Harrelson will always be remembered as the pesky shortstop for the 1969 World Series Champion Mets. Buddy played stellar defense at […]
Former New York Met Frank Catalanotto is a busy man these days. Whether he’s attending one of his four daughters’ sporting events or speaking to local little leagues, the Smithtown, Long Island native has been adjusting to life after his playing career. Though he was a Yankee fan growing up, Catalanotto thoroughly enjoyed his time last season with the Mets. He just wishes it could’ve lasted longer. Frank Catalanotto Clip 1 by Jim Mancari “When […]
While the big club has played good baseball over the past few weeks, New York Mets Single-A short season affiliate, the Brooklyn Cyclones, open their season this Friday night on the road against the Staten Island Yankees. The borough of Brooklyn is preparing for another exciting summer of baseball, especially after the Cyclones came up one game short last season for the New York-Penn League Championship title. The team held its preliminary workouts this week, […]
It’s funny how the two players that we all figure will be traded by the end of the season—Jose Reyes and Carlos Beltran—are carrying the New York Mets. After Reyes’ go-ahead triple Tuesday night, Beltran came through with a game-tying double off Kameron Loe in the eighth inning last night. However, it hasn’t just been Reyes and Beltran coming through in clutch situations. Despite the tough loss, first-time cleanup hitter Angel Pagan had the go-ahead […]
When looking at Chris Capuano’s stats, anyone unfamiliar with the Mets would think he’s having a pretty poor season. However, it’s been quite the opposite for the lefty. Capuano has actually pitched well for the Mets but has been the victim of some tough luck this season. He’s made 11 starts so far with a record of 4-6 and a 4.86 ERA. Despite these numbers, Capuano has kept his team in the game in the […]
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