John Bernhardt

MMO Minor League Analyst John Bernhardt is a retired public school teacher and administrator, who still coaches high school baseball. Growing up in a Yankees household, Bernhardt was an ardent Mickey Mantle and Yogi Berra fan. When the Yankees fired Yogi in his first season as the Bomber manager, curiosity turned to passion when the Mets signed Berra as a player/coach and he has pulled for the Mets ever since. In retirement, John writes the sports for a local weekly, The Catskill Mountain News and hosts Tip-Off, a Friday morning sports hour, from 8:00-9:00 on WIOX, 91.3 F.M.

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What Does Future Hold For Matt den Dekker?

An article by posted on October 17, 2014 0 Comments
What Does Future Hold For Matt den Dekker?

For most of the summer and into the off-season speculation among fans has raged that the hot stove priorities for the Mets should be to go outside the organization to procure a power hitting corner outfielder and a shortstop.  With a plethora of starting pitchers and a young and dynamic evolving bullpen, many Met fans […]

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Hansel Robles Shined After Shifting To The Bullpen

An article by posted on October 8, 2014 0 Comments
Hansel Robles Shined After Shifting To The Bullpen

Over the last eight weeks of the minor league season, a new name surfaced as part of the stable of New York Met pitching prospects. Actually, to be accurate, it’s a name many Met fans already know. It’s this young pitcher’s role that changed and as a result, so too, may have his fortunes. Hansel […]

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Doc Gives Them A Dose Of Reality

An article by posted on September 30, 2014 0 Comments
Doc Gives Them A Dose Of Reality

Doc Gooden was a guest on the Boomer and Carton show last week. Like most Met fans, Gooden is hyped over all the young pitching in the Mets system believing the Citi Field boys are a lot closer to relevancy than most people give them credit. But, Gooden was incredulous over management’s recent chatter that […]

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T.J. Rivera Is One Of The Good Guys

An article by posted on September 18, 2014 0 Comments
T.J. Rivera Is One Of The Good Guys

One was a 10 year old boy. One was a professional athlete. Baseball was the common denominator that allowed their paths to unexpectedly intersect last winter. The result is something special. Willem Rathgeber is a boy who loves baseball. A student at Homer Brink Elementary School, in the summer Willem is a Maine-Endwell baseball All-Star. […]

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B-Mets Are Eastern League Champions!

An article by posted on September 13, 2014 0 Comments
B-Mets Are Eastern League Champions!

For the nearly 6,000 baseball fans who packed Binghamton’s NYSEG Stadium, Friday night was about lasting memories as the Binghamton Mets edged Richmond, 2-1, to become the 2014 champions of the Eastern League. The Eastern League title was the first for Binghamton in two decades. There was the memory of Brandon Nimmo’s ground ball through […]

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Peavey Leads B-Mets To Dominating 5-1 Victory

An article by posted on September 11, 2014 0 Comments
Peavey Leads B-Mets To Dominating 5-1 Victory

All season long he’s been the Binghamton Met pitching ace.  Wednesday in Richmond Greg Peavey delivered his biggest outing of the year, seven innings of 1 run ball, helping the B-Mets down Richmond, 5-1, in the Eastern League finals.  The victory marks the fourth straight Binghamton road win and sends the B-Mets back home to […]

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B-Mets Help Disabled Children Dream and Do

An article by posted on August 27, 2014 0 Comments
B-Mets Help Disabled Children Dream and Do

A Dave Clark D3 (Disability, Dream and Do) Baseball Camp is good for what ails you. It is good for the heart. It is good for the mind. And, it is good for the soul. Walk into a D3 baseball camp feeling a little blue, a little down in the dumps, a little like life […]

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The Double Whammy Of Being a Jets and Mets Fan

An article by posted on August 21, 2014 0 Comments
The Double Whammy Of Being a Jets and Mets Fan

Life as a New York Met fan is painful enough, but for Met fans who also pull for the New York Jets, sports allegiance can be a double whammy. Manish Menta, who covers the Jets for the New York Post wrote an interesting column this week that for this reader drew parallels between management of […]

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Giants and Nationals Have Expressed Interest In Murphy

An article by posted on July 31, 2014 0 Comments
Giants and Nationals Have Expressed Interest In Murphy

According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Washington Nationals have expressed interest in Daniel Murphy, but he calls the likelihood of any deal a longshot. SiriusXM host and former GM Jim Duquette also had a source tell him that the Giants are still very interested in acquiring Murphy. In all likelihood, Murphy isn;t going anywhere. Sandy Alderson […]

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What Does A Mets “Core Four” Look Like?

An article by posted on July 23, 2014 0 Comments
What Does A Mets “Core Four” Look Like?

It’s a fascinating query, a paradox of sorts, a question with no easy answer.  That fact speaks more to the New York Mets lingering status in baseball Nowhere Land than anything else.  No matter, identifying four core or foundational players of the New York Mets can be a real baseball brain teaser. The concept of […]

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