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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Jayce Boyd Among Top 5 First Base Prospect Sleepers

An article by posted on July 6, 2013 0 Comments
Jayce Boyd Among Top 5 First Base Prospect Sleepers

The names keep popping up like popcorn. Wherever you look a baseball analyst or soothsayer includes the name of another Met minor league prospect on a list of up-and-comers. These Met prospects are not confined to the pitching core. Names like Flores, Puello, Taijeron, Dykstra, Centeno, and Plawecki are tossed to and fro as promising […]

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MMO Spotlight: Josh Satin Has Always Been A Good Hitter

An article by posted on July 3, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Spotlight: Josh Satin Has Always Been A Good Hitter

It’s pretty easy rooting for Josh Satin. All the kid has really ever wanted to do is play baseball, and wherever he’s played, he’s excelled. Two things remain consistent about Satin’s baseball run over a lengthy span of years. The kid can hit and more often than not, he’s selected as an all-star. Satin was […]

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Listen To B-Mets GM Jim Weed Friday Morning

An article by posted on June 27, 2013 0 Comments
Listen To B-Mets GM Jim Weed Friday Morning

The Binghamton Mets, one of the hottest professional baseball teams at any level, are causing a stir in the baseball world. Friday morning, Jim Weed, the General Manager of the B-Mets, will be a guest on Tip-Off, a sports radio show that can be heard on WIOX 91.3 FM. Weed will discuss his climb through […]

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Charting Syndergaard’s Double-A Debut At NYSEG Stadium

An article by posted on June 24, 2013 0 Comments

The storyline for the Binghamton Mets Sunday was a four home run barrage, solid pitching and a 7-2 victory over the Erie Seawolves to improve their record to 46-28 and win their ninth series in a row. For New York Met fans the news was all about Noah Syndergaard. Syndergaard, a 6’4” flame throwing, right-handed pitcher […]

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The Sandy Alderson Improvement Plan

An article by posted on June 17, 2013 0 Comments
The Sandy Alderson Improvement Plan

It was the stuff of Candid Camera. It has since become known as the “Marshmallow Experiment.” In 1960, Stamford Professor Walter Mischel, wanted to find out whether delayed gratification, having to wait before attaining a satisfying outcome, was healthy for people. Mischel devised a study to find out. Mischel brought together a group of young […]

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It Is Time For Jack Leathersich

An article by posted on June 9, 2013 0 Comments
It Is Time For Jack Leathersich

It’s time.  Losing seven out of our last eight to the Miami Marlins is proof enough.  Measured changes at Citi Field are long overdue. Binghamton’s southpaw reliever Jack Leathersich has been nothing short of dominant this season — and his ascent to the show should be at the top of a long list of personnel […]

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Mets Minors: Eric Campbell Is The Forgotten Man

An article by posted on June 9, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Minors: Eric Campbell Is The Forgotten Man

In some ways, he could be called the forgotten Met prospect. With all the excitement of a young cadre of minor league pitchers, the yet unfulfilled promise of catching phenom Travis d’Arnaud, and the dizzying AA offensive numbers Cesar Puello is racking up in Binghamton, it is easy to get immersed into their storylines and bypass some others. […]

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Verrett Continues Impressive Campaign In 7-3 B-Mets Win

An article by posted on May 15, 2013 0 Comments
Verrett Continues Impressive Campaign In 7-3 B-Mets Win

Binghamton 7, Akron 3 Many times you can gauge a pitcher’s demeanor, their grit and persistence, when they don’t have their best stuff.  That was the case at Binghamton’s NYSEG Stadium for B-Met starter Logan Verrett in the early going of last nights 7-3 victory over Akron. Verrett has been a mainstay of the Binghamton […]

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Mazzoni Solid On Both Sides Of The Ball In B-Mets 9-3 Victory

An article by posted on May 13, 2013 0 Comments
Mazzoni Solid On Both Sides Of The Ball In B-Mets 9-3 Victory

Binghamton 9, Harrisburg 3 An ominous gray sky and a persistent drizzle dampened my spirits as I started an excursion to Binghamton’s NYSEG Stadium for the second consecutive day.  Saturday’s sojourn was for naught, nearly four hours driving in the car and no baseball.  The prospects of a double washout loomed. Halfway to Binghamton, the […]

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Cohoon Effective, But B-Mets Struggle Offensively In 3-1 Loss

An article by posted on May 13, 2013 0 Comments
Cohoon Effective, But B-Mets Struggle Offensively In 3-1 Loss

  Harrisburg 3, Binghamton 1 Mark Cohoon didn’t have his best stuff yet turned in a gritty performance which was good enough to win, but good fortune simply didn’t come his way. Cohoon is a thinking pitcher who maximizes his stuff to out smart opposing hitters. Pitch location is a huge part of the winning […]

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