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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Predicting Mets Success Through Rose Colored Glases

An article by posted on February 15, 2014 0 Comments
Predicting Mets Success Through Rose Colored Glases

To every baseball fan, no matter what team they root for, four simple words are a clarion call; “pitcher’s and catcher’s report.” We’ve waited for longer than we care to remember through biting cold and winter storm after winter storm, but it’s finally here. The annual pilgrimages to Florida and Arizona are underway, and, so, […]

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Sporting News Mets Projections

An article by posted on January 31, 2014 0 Comments
Sporting News Mets Projections

The start of spring training has fantasy baseball enthusiasts pouring over magazines and scouring the internet for the latest baseball data to help make winning draft selections. Today, I made my first reading of the Sporting News BASEBALL Fantasy Source. Just for fun, I decided to dedicate my first reading to the Mets. Were there […]

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Phil Regan: A Mets Pitching Asset

An article by posted on January 30, 2014 0 Comments
Phil Regan: A Mets Pitching Asset

A cadre of young Met pitching prospects has Met fans dreaming better days are coming to Citi Field. In recent years the young arms have come in waves and if only a few can stick it shouldn’t be long before the Mets are relevant again. When you read about the Mets youthful pitching corp, one […]

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A Promise Kept And A Call To Action

An article by posted on January 23, 2014 0 Comments
A Promise Kept And A Call To Action

It’s a signing waiting to happen. After months of posturing, months of Hot Stove positioning, the coals are getting warm and spring training will soon begin. As of yet, no major league team has signed Stephen Drew to play shortstop for the 2014 season. Will they sign him or will they pass? Speculation has raged […]

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A Yankee Lesson For Nimmo, Cecchini and Some Mets Fans

An article by posted on January 21, 2014 0 Comments
A Yankee Lesson For Nimmo, Cecchini and Some Mets Fans

A good friend of mine recently sent her only child, a son, off to college. I remember those times as heart wrenching moments when each of my three children left the nest. To occupy my mind, I would usually wrap myself around some kind of project. That may have been my friend’s strategy, too. Knowing that I love […]

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Potential Deals For Ike Davis Are Still Out There

An article by posted on January 21, 2014 0 Comments
Potential Deals For Ike Davis Are Still Out There

Bleacher Report’s lead writer Jason Martinez put together an interesting piece speculating the top potential trade packages the Mets still might pursue to move Ike Davis. Recently, comments from the front office insinuate the search to find Davis a new home might be over. That may be true, but it’s equally possible Sandy Alderson’s comments […]

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Featured Post: I’d Rather Have Syndergaard

An article by posted on January 12, 2014 5 Comments
Featured Post: I’d Rather Have Syndergaard

Speculation is the fuel that stokes the Hot Stove fires. As the fires of speculation simmer in Met land, sometimes during the off-season it’s easy for Met fans to forget there’s another major league baseball team sharing NYC with pinstriped baseball fans surmising what baseball in 2014 will look like in the Bronx. Recently, those […]

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A Defense Of Mike Piazza

An article by posted on January 8, 2014 2 Comments
A Defense Of Mike Piazza

Dan Haefeli, writing for the Rising Apple, builds a strong case debunking the cloud of suspicion that hangs over the head of Mike Piazza suspecting the former Met catching great of using steroids over his career. Piazza, baseball’s all time home run hitting catcher, failed to accrue the votes needed to be elected to Baseball’s Hall of […]

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An Odd Yet Perfect Matchup

An article by posted on January 5, 2014 3 Comments
An Odd Yet Perfect Matchup

They are as comfortable together as you and your old Met sweatshirt. Ordinary, familiar, maybe a bit faded, frayed, and worn, like a battered ball tucked in a worn-out glove. It’s like they were made to go together, one somehow not complete without the other. Cold ice cream and hot fudge. They met forty years […]

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Hit The Ground Running: A Page From The Detroit Tigers

An article by posted on January 3, 2014 0 Comments
Hit The Ground Running: A Page From The Detroit Tigers

Jonathan Bernhardt, perhaps a distant relative many times removed, did a piece called “Time To Shine” for “Sports on Earth.” In the column, Bernhardt highlights prospects he predicts may be on a fast track to reach the bright lights and fame of major league baseball. It wasn’t the prospects themselves but what Bernhardt had to […]

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