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Will 2014 Be Cory Vaughn’s Year?

An article by posted on January 28, 2014 0 Comments
Will 2014 Be Cory Vaughn’s Year?

Cory Vaughn: he possesses the deadly combination of speed, power, and a smile that can light up a room. He is always interacting and having fun with fans via outlets like Twitter. Vaughn, the Mets’ fourth round pick in the 2010 draft, seemed destined to be one of the future faces of the Mets. Growing […]

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Rated MLB’s No. 85 Prospect, Rafael Montero Is Still Underrated

An article by posted on January 27, 2014 12 Comments
Rated MLB’s No. 85 Prospect, Rafael Montero Is Still Underrated

Back in November, I wrote a piece here on MMO entitled Montero is Better Than People Think. You can read that post in its entirety below, but it’s nice to see that Montero is starting to get the kind of recognition he deserves. Montero was recently ranked on MLB’s Top 100 prospect list at No. 85. […]

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Mets Prospects Brandon Nimmo and Kevin Plawecki Invited To Big League Camp

An article by posted on January 10, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Prospects Brandon Nimmo and Kevin Plawecki Invited To Big League Camp

More and more young and exciting Mets’ prospects have been getting calls from the organization to let them know that they are being invited to big-league camp this spring. Anthony DiComo just reported that the Mets will have 2011 first rounder Brandon Nimmo at major league camp with a non-roster invite, while catcher Kevin Plawecki […]

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Can Ike Davis Win The First Base Job For The Mets in 2014?

An article by posted on January 10, 2014 0 Comments
Can Ike Davis Win The First Base Job For The Mets in 2014?

So it seems the Mets are prepared to go into spring training and have Ike Davis and Lucas Duda duking it out to see who the Mets’ first baseman is in 2014. They’re both lefties, so there is no platoon scenario here. At the end of spring, one of those two men will be standing […]

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Mets’ Outfield Prospect Cory Vaughn Invited To Big-League Camp

An article by posted on January 9, 2014 0 Comments
Mets’ Outfield Prospect Cory Vaughn Invited To Big-League Camp

Adam Rubin, of ESPN.com, has reported that Mets’ outfield prospect Cory Vaughn has earned an invite to spring training with the major league club. He will join fellow prospects Steven Matz, Jeff Walters, Jacob deGrom and Erik Goeddel in camp, who were recently added to the 40-man roster. Rubin also adds that Noah Syndergaard and […]

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Backman Returns As Las Vegas Manager In 2014, Viola Named Pitching Coach

An article by posted on January 8, 2014 0 Comments
Backman Returns As Las Vegas Manager In 2014, Viola Named Pitching Coach

In a press release from the New York Mets earlier today: LAS VEGAS: The Las Vegas 51s professional baseball team of the Pacific Coast League (PCL), Triple-A affiliate of the New York Mets, announced today, in conjunction with the Mets Media Relations Department, that Wally Backman will return as manager for the Mets Triple-A affiliate […]

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It’s a WAR: Stephen Drew Vs. Ruben Tejada

An article by posted on January 8, 2014 13 Comments
It’s a WAR: Stephen Drew Vs. Ruben Tejada

By now, every Mets fan in America must be tired of seeing stories about Stephen Drew and Ruben Tejada, and Ike Davis and the first base situation. I hate to say it, but they aren’t going to go away until the Mets either make a move, or spring training starts. The latest in the Mets’ […]

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Racists Allowed In Baseball’s Hall of Fame, But Not Players Suspected of PED Use

An article by posted on January 8, 2014 0 Comments
Racists Allowed In Baseball’s Hall of Fame, But Not Players Suspected of PED Use

After the latest baseball Hall of Fame voting, I have to say that I find it funny and outright unacceptable that the voters allow racists into the Hall of Fame, yet want to pull the integrity card out when it comes to the steroid era. Cap Anson is a hall of famer and considered the game’s first superstar. Here […]

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Video Game Fans: MLB 14 The Show Is Now The Only MLB Licensed Video Game

An article by posted on January 7, 2014 0 Comments
Video Game Fans: MLB 14 The Show Is Now The Only MLB Licensed Video Game

It looks like baseball video game fans will have one major reason to go out and buy a PS4. MLB 14 The Show has been the premiere baseball video game franchise since 2006, when it’s first installment was released for the Playstation 2. It’s main competitor has been the MLB 2K franchise, which started in […]

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RHP Erik Goeddel: Another Mets’ Bullpen Option For 2014

An article by posted on January 7, 2014 0 Comments
RHP Erik Goeddel: Another Mets’ Bullpen Option For 2014

According to people within the Mets’ organization, Erik Goeddel is getting close to making his major league debut. In November, Goeddel was added to the Mets’ 40-man roster, along with three other pitchers—Jacob deGrom, Steven Matz, and Jeff Walters. Matz is still a couple of years away, but the other three could find themselves pitching […]

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