Mathew Brownstein

An avid Mets fan who has fond memories of running around Shea Stadium with my dad collecting autographs and enjoying many summer night games. My best friend introduced me to the Mets at a young age, and since then I've enjoyed rooting for the orange and blue through good times and bad. Attended Iona College for mass communications, and my goal is to be a baseball columnist/beat writer. It's an honor and pleasure to be a Senior Writer for MMO.

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2017 Top 30 Mets Prospects: No. 8 Brandon Nimmo, OF

An article by posted on January 11, 2017 0 Comments
2017 Top 30 Mets Prospects: No. 8 Brandon Nimmo, OF

#8 OF Brandon Nimmo Ht: 6’3″ Wt: 205 B/T: L/R Age: 03/27/1993 (23) 2016 Level: MLB New York Mets, Triple-A Las Vegas 51s Acquired: Drafted in 1st round of 2011 draft (13th overall) Last Year: #5 MLB Statistics: 32 G, 73 AB, 12 R, 20 H, 2B, HR, 6 RBI, 6 BB/20 SO, .274/.338/.329 MiLB Statistics: 97 G, 392 AB, 72 R, 138 H, 25 2B, […]

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2017 Top 30 Prospects: No. 4 Thomas Szapucki, LHP

An article by posted on January 4, 2017 0 Comments
2017 Top 30 Prospects: No. 4 Thomas Szapucki, LHP

#4 Thomas Szapucki Ht: 6’2″ Wt: 205 Level: Rookie Kingsport Mets & Short-Season A Brooklyn Cyclones B/T: R/L Age: 06/12/1996 (20) Age Dif: -1.4 (w/ Brooklyn) Acquired: Drafted by the Mets in the 5th Round of the 2015 MLB Draft (149th overall pick) Last Year: #24 2016 Statistics: 9 G, 52 IP, 4-3 W-L, 1.38 […]

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Featured Post: Ben Rowen Might Be Mets’ Diamond In The Rough

An article by posted on December 27, 2016 0 Comments
Featured Post: Ben Rowen Might Be Mets’ Diamond In The Rough

This past Thursday, the New York Mets announced a pair of minor league signings of right-handed pitchers Cory Burns and Ben Rowen. Rowen’s contract guarantees him an invite to major league spring training, a sign that the Mets might have legitimate interest in seeing what Rowen and his submarine style pitching can offer the club […]

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Justin Ruggiano Signs Minor League Deal With Giants

An article by posted on December 24, 2016 0 Comments
Justin Ruggiano Signs Minor League Deal With Giants

According to Matt Eddy of Baseball America, the San Francisco Giants signed veterans Michael Morse and Justin Ruggiano to minor-league deals on Friday night. For Ruggiano, this will be the eighth organization he’s played for heading into his ninth professional season in 2017. Ruggiano, 34, was drafted in the 25th round of the 2004 MLB […]

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Reed Should Have Continued Success Closing

An article by posted on December 10, 2016 0 Comments
Reed Should Have Continued Success Closing

While Sandy Alderson and the front office continue to scour the market for bullpen help via free agency and through trades, the Mets feel confident in their closer heading into 2017. No, not Jeurys Familia, who will likely be suspended to begin the 2017 season due to his arrest for his role in a domestic […]

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Mets Front Office and Ownership Deserve Some Praise

An article by posted on December 4, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Front Office and Ownership Deserve Some Praise

When the New York Mets entered the offseason after a disappointing Wild Card Game loss to the San Francisco Giants, fans and media alike pondered what type of moves and money the Mets’ front office would make and spend this winter. After all, the team has held a stigma of being “cheap” over the last […]

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MMO Free Agent Profile: Koji Uehara, RP

An article by posted on November 27, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Free Agent Profile: Koji Uehara, RP

Koji Uehara Position: Reliever Bats: Right – Throws: Right Born: April 3, 1975 (Age 41) As the New York Mets continue to scour the market for late inning relievers, one potential target is a right-handed arm that has experience in both closing and setting-up, in 41-year-old Koji Uehara. The eight-year veteran began his major league […]

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MMO Free Agent Profile: Carlos Gomez, OF

An article by posted on November 26, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Free Agent Profile: Carlos Gomez, OF

Carlos Gomez Position: Outfield Bats: Right – Throws: Right Born: December 4, 1985 (Turning Age 31) Since the 2015 Trade Deadline, it seems the New York Mets have tried to make a reunion happen with Carlos Gomez, their former amateur free agent signing out of the Dominican Republic in 2002. Gomez was on GM Sandy […]

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MMO Free Agent Profile: Jason Castro, C

An article by posted on November 21, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Free Agent Profile: Jason Castro, C

Jason Castro Position: Catcher Bats: Left – Throws: Right Born: June 18, 1987 (Age 29) If this were the 2013 offseason, Jason Castro would be lining up the offers in free agency, after the then 26-year-old made his first All Star team and posted a line of .276/.350/.485, with 18 home runs (6th among catchers), […]

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MMO Free Agent Profile: Joe Smith, RP

An article by posted on November 21, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Free Agent Profile: Joe Smith, RP

Joe Smith Position: Relief Pitcher Bats: Right – Throws: Right Born: March 22, 1984 (Age 32) A familiar face emerges on the free agent market this winter for Mets fans, as reliever Joe Smith looks for a new home after his three-year, $15.75 million contract with the Los Angeles Angles comes to an end. He […]

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