There’s an old baseball adage kicking around regarding player development. It’s a basic rule of thumb that, assuming a player ever navigates the minors and makes it to the major leagues, it should take a hitter roughly 1500 minor league at-bats before he is equipt to handle the David Price’s and Johnny Cueto’s of the world. For pitchers, the same rule applies also. That it would take 500 minor league innings or thereabouts, for a [...]
Welcome back to MMO’s exclusive feature Mets Minors Beat: The Monday Edition. Today we bring you the most interesting happenings from over the weekend in the Mets minor league system. This weekend the thing that really stood out was the pitching. There were some stellar starting performances by some familiar names that have been doing it the right way all season long. Collin McHugh and Jenrry Mejia keep showing why they are considered top Mets [...]
When I saw the entry on yesterday’s transactions page for the Appalachian League, I got a a little concerned. August 17: Kingsport Mets placed LHP Steven Matz on the 7-day disabled list. Oh no, I hope it’s not the elbow again. TJS in 2010. Two lost seasons while rehabbing. A late start to 2012 training camp because of lingering elbow issues. After dealing with those, he started the second K-Mets game of the season and [...]
Welcome back for another installment of the MMO Mets Minors Beat: The TGIF Edition! I’m your host Petey, and we have a lot to cover from this past week. There were some incredible pitching performances throughout the system, yet again. There were a ton of transactions, if you are into that sort of thing. And a few of the notable performers who are simply putting together outstanding seasons, have made it back into The Beat for [...]
C.J. Nitkowski is a man among boys these days. The 39-year-old left-hander is throwing the ball extremely well at Buffalo with his version 2.0 side-arm pitching motion. As he becomes more and more comfortable with his new delivery, he feels more and more confident that he will get back to the show, despite not having pitched there since 2005. So far in 10.0 innings split between Binghamton and Buffalo, he has a record of 0-0, [...]
On October 16th, 1969 at Shea Stadium, in front of 57,367 hysterical fans the New York Mets wrote the final chapter of what is still today one of the most compelling “rags-to-riches” stories in Major League Baseball history. A team that for the first seven seasons of their existence had been a laughingstock and the brunt of countless jokes, was suddenly and inexplicably sitting on top of the baseball world. And no one except the [...]
Welcome back to MMO’s Mets Minors Beat: The Monday Morning Edition. It was a weird weekend in the Mets minors. Terrible weather in the southeast caused postponements for the Sand Gnats and the St. Lucie Mets. But some very cool things happened too, as two Mets hurlers very nearly pitched no-hitters. Jacob DeGrom made a huge splash in his Florida State League debut. T.J. Rivera has a 20-game hit streak, Josh Satin extended his hit [...]
Coming from a baseball family, the theory was always that Francisco Pena would shoot through the Mets system and be their starting catcher by 2012. Although his progress has been slower than what that timetable would have required, there is no question that Pena is moving closer to where he needs to be. Now in his sixth season with the organization, and 22-years-old, he is no longer a raw recruit but someone with enough training [...]
Thanks for checking in for this week’s Friday Edition of MMO’s Mets Minors Beat. It’s a feature that has been up and running for a few weeks now where we bring you the hottest news from the Mets minors every Monday and Friday. So you don’t have to miss out on anything your favorite Mets minor leaguers are up to. Just look inside to find out who had a big week? Who’s got a hitting streak [...]
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