Rob Piersall

Rob Piersall is currently a fourth-year student at SUNY New Paltz, studying journalism with a minor in communications, as well as writing for the school's newspaper, The Oracle. A Mets fan since the age of six in 2001, Rob is a senior staff writer and editor here at MMO, and has also been doing game recaps the past three seasons. Rob's favorite thing is reporting breaking Mets news and transactions. 2017 will be our year. LGM.

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DeGrom To Throw Soon; Recovery Progressing Well

An article by posted on December 2, 2016 0 Comments
DeGrom To Throw Soon; Recovery Progressing Well

Mets right-hander Jacob deGrom‘s recovery from ulnar nerve reposition surgery in his pitching elbow is progressing well, and the plan is to start throwing soon, the all-star pitcher said Friday. DeGrom, 28, pitched to a 7-8 record, with a 3.04 ERA and 8.7 K/9 in 24 games started before going under the knife this past […]

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Heyman: Fowler’s Camp Seeking $18 Million Annually

An article by posted on December 1, 2016 0 Comments
Heyman: Fowler’s Camp Seeking $18 Million Annually

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports on Twitter, Dexter Fowler‘s representatives believe the outfielder can land an $18 million annual, multi-year deal. Heyman names the St. Louis Cardinals, San Francisco Giants and Toronto Blue Jays as potential suitors of Fowler’s talents. Fowler, 31 on Opening Day, appeared in his first all-star game in 2016, […]

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With Cecil Taken, Blue Jays Have Interest In Jerry Blevins

An article by posted on November 21, 2016 0 Comments
With Cecil Taken, Blue Jays Have Interest In Jerry Blevins

Now that LHP Brett Cecil has signed on with the Cardinals, Jerry Blevins remains as one of the best left-handed relievers on the free agent market. According to Ben Nicholson-Smith via Twitter, the Toronto Blue Jays, after losing Cecil, are interested in replacing him with Jerry Blevins. The Mets have said that they would want to […]

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Could Alex Colome Be A Fit For The Mets Bullpen?

An article by posted on November 17, 2016 0 Comments
Could Alex Colome Be A Fit For The Mets Bullpen?

In a new ESPN Insider article, Buster Olney notes that “Rival executives expect the Rays to trade Drew Smyly or Chris Archer, as well as closer Alex Colome, who had 37 saves last season.” Colome, 28 on Opening Day, is coming off an all-star campaign where he pitched to a 2-4 record, with a 1.91 ERA and 37 saves, […]

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Yoenis Cespedes Wins Silver Slugger Award

An article by posted on November 10, 2016 0 Comments
Yoenis Cespedes Wins Silver Slugger Award

Yoenis Cespedes has won the National League Silver Slugger award for an outfielder, as reported on MLB Network. Cespedes had a stellar 2016 campaign that saw the 31-year-old hit 31 long balls, while driving in 86 runs and hitting at a .280/.354/.530 clip in 132 games. Cespedes opted out of his three year deal with […]

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Alderson: Mets Unlikely To Pursue Top Tier Bullpen Arm

An article by posted on November 7, 2016 0 Comments
Alderson: Mets Unlikely To Pursue Top Tier Bullpen Arm

According to Mets GM Sandy Alderson, the team is unlikely to pursue a higher-tier bullpen arm, reports Mike Puma on Twitter. However, Alderson acknowledged that the team needs bullpen help, but mentioned in-house options such as Robert Gsellman and Seth Lugo, Marc Carig tweets. With Jeurys Familia‘s arrest for domestic violence, the Mets closer could […]

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Yoenis Cespedes Officially Opts Out Of Mets Contract

An article by posted on November 5, 2016 0 Comments
Yoenis Cespedes Officially Opts Out Of Mets Contract

During the 2015-16 offseason, the Mets inked their stud outfielder Yoenis Cespedes to a 3-year, $75 million contract with an opt-out after the first year. In a weak class where Cespedes is easily the most appealing name on the open market, the outfielder exercised the opt-out and became a free agent today. The Mets will […]

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Cespedes Is Mets Candidate For Hank Aaron Award

An article by posted on October 6, 2016 0 Comments
Cespedes Is Mets Candidate For Hank Aaron Award

Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes has been nominated for the Hank Aaron Award, which is awarded to the most outstanding offensive performer in each league. Cespedes followed up his strong 2015 season with an equally offensively potent 2016, slamming 31 homers with 86 RBI’s. The Cuban slugger also slugged a quality .280/.354/.530 in 132 games. Cespedes […]

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Michael Conforto: Potential First Baseman?

An article by posted on October 6, 2016 0 Comments
Michael Conforto: Potential First Baseman?

Mets outfielder Michael Conforto may learn to play first base during Spring Training, Matt Ehalt of the Record reports. What does this mean for Lucas Duda or James Loney? The first baseman is arbitration eligible this offseason, and the Mets may choose to move past the Duda era. Duda appeared in just 47 games for […]

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Jay Bruce Is Heating Up At The Perfect Time

An article by posted on September 29, 2016 0 Comments
Jay Bruce Is Heating Up At The Perfect Time

When Jay Bruce didn’t make an immediate impact in blue and orange, many fans called for the veteran outfielder’s head, citing an uncanny similarity to a former Met with the same initials. Terry Collins tried everything. Moving him up and down the lineup, giving him a “mental health break,” and even benching him. Though Bruce’s […]

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