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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Shortstop Matt Reynolds Batting .365 To Lead Eastern League

An article by posted on June 5, 2014 0 Comments
Shortstop Matt Reynolds Batting .365 To Lead Eastern League

He’s the Eastern League’s top batter with a .365 batting average. He’s second on the Eastern League’s leader board in on-base-percentage at .445. Matt Reynolds continues to rake near the top of the Binghamton Mets lineup. After missing a handful of games with back issues, B-Met fans had to be concerned if the layoff and […]

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Double-D Getting Opportunity To Show His Stuff

An article by posted on June 4, 2014 0 Comments
Double-D Getting Opportunity To Show His Stuff

At NYSEG Stadium in Binghamton we called him Double-D. After Matt den Dekker joined the Mets Double-A roster, it didn’t take long for a B-Met mainstay, a fan who dutifully mans a seat behind home plate a nudge to the third base side, to shout out, “Come on Double-D, hit it hard somewhere,” when den […]

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The Dual Nature Of Jack Leathersich

An article by posted on June 3, 2014 0 Comments
The Dual Nature Of Jack Leathersich

He’s a New York Met pitching prospect enigma, at times an untouchable strikeout machine and at times a guy who struggles to get the ball over the plate. Jack Leathersich is a perplexing Met pitching puzzle, a pitching paradox that often lands him at one end or the other of the effectiveness spectrum; overpowering brilliance, […]

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A Revolutionary Bullpen Model

An article by posted on June 3, 2014 0 Comments
A Revolutionary Bullpen Model

syn-er-gy n. The increased effectiveness that occurs when two or more people or elements in a system produce and effort different from or greater than the sum of the individual effects. * * * * * * * * The most recent turn of events in a topsy-turvy New York Met baseball season has infused […]

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Bunting Is Making A Comeback

An article by posted on June 2, 2014 0 Comments
Bunting Is Making A Comeback

In the yesteryear of baseball, bunting was an art form. Every bunt type employed by a batter bunting the ball; the sacrifice, the squeeze, the drop bunt or drag bunt were part of the arsenal a batter brought to the plate. The advent of baseball’s sabermetric era and the analytics it provides have almost delegated […]

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After Spinning A Gem, Gorski Promoted To Triple-A Las Vegas

An article by posted on May 28, 2014 0 Comments
After Spinning A Gem, Gorski Promoted To Triple-A Las Vegas

May 28 As we speculated yesterday in the below article, lefthander Darin Gorski has been promoted to Triple-A Las Vegas. It’s perfect timing for the 26-year-old, coming off his most dominating start of the season. Gorski had a 2.22 ERA for Binghamton with a 1.006 WHIP and a 9.2 strikeout rate. Congratulations Darin! May 27 I try to […]

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More Mets Static

An article by posted on May 27, 2014 0 Comments
More Mets Static

It was almost miraculous. I turned on WOR coming home from watching Darin Gorski throw a masterful two-hit, complete game in Binghamton and the reception was crystal clear. Learning Jacob deGrom had left the game with a 2-0 lead I was elated. First Rafael Montero‘s 10 strikeout performance and now deGrom, both pitching like the […]

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Does Management Understand Who The Mets Are And What They Can Be?

An article by posted on May 23, 2014 0 Comments
Does Management Understand Who The Mets Are And What They Can Be?

I’m not convinced the Mets really understand their strength and potential as a baseball team. Everybody talks about the Met pitching potential and the fact our current team and our teams in the future are and will be built around pitching. I love that fact. But, I’ve always been told that teams built around pitching […]

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Memo To Terry Collins: Never Take On Your Fan Base

An article by posted on May 19, 2014 0 Comments
Memo To Terry Collins: Never Take On Your Fan Base

Terry Collins take heed: NEVER TAKE ON YOUR FANS! The Collins reaction to Met fans reaction to his benching of Juan Lagares will not serve TC well. A manager never wins when he takes on his team’s fan base. And, many times doing so is an ominous sign. In the business world it’s called ‘the […]

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Featured Post: A Day Without Juan Lagares

An article by posted on May 19, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: A Day Without Juan Lagares

With age comes a growing understanding of the importance of letting go of things that you can’t control. Looking in the rear view mirror its easy to recognize how much worry and energy I have expended in the past over things where I had little or no influence. Moving forward I’m trying hard to direct […]

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