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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The Curious Case Of Darin Gorski

An article by posted on August 1, 2013 0 Comments
The Curious Case Of Darin Gorski

Like the U.S. during the Cold War, the New York Mets continue to build an arsenal of long range power arms. A ‘shock and awe’ strike capacity with a first wave including weaponry labeled  Matt Harvey, Zack Wheeler, Jenrry Mejia, Rafael Montero, Noah Syndergaard, Logan Verrett, Jack Leathersich, Jeff Walters, and Cory Mazzoni overpower lesser […]

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Pedro Feliciano Pitching Solid In Binghamton

An article by posted on July 17, 2013 0 Comments
Pedro Feliciano Pitching Solid In Binghamton

It’s almost unfair. To watch Pedro Feliciano work a pitchers mound against young Double-A batters is to watch a master craftsman applying his craft to a gaggle of apprentices. Feliciano defines what it means to pitch, not to throw a baseball. The former workhorse of the major league Mets, the 36-year old lefthanded relief specialist […]

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Highlights From The Eastern League All-Star Game

An article by posted on July 11, 2013 0 Comments

I’m sitting two rows behind the home dugout on the first base side on Autograph Session and Home Run Derby day, the day before the Eastern League All-Star game in New Britain, Connecticut.  A near 90-degree sun is beating down on a glorious summer day.  A huge throng of fans snake from the hallway below […]

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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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