Mets News & Notes

MMO Exclusive Interview: Danny Muno Invited To Big League Camp

An article by posted on January 9, 2014 0 Comments

Shortstop prospect Danny Muno has been invited to big league camp this Spring by the New York Mets. Muno,spent the 2013 season with Double-A Binghamton, seeing time in the middle infield both at second base and shortstop while batting at the top of the order – two areas that the Mets are incredibly deficient in. The […]

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Bill James On Mike Piazza

An article by posted on January 9, 2014 18 Comments
Bill James On Mike Piazza

MMO reader Pete Sinapi, sent me a link to an article written by Bill James about a year ago in which he stated his case for Mike Piazza as a Hall of Famer. It was very compelling and worth sharing with the MMO community. He uses Runs Created which he invented and has since evolved […]

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Bobby Parnell Cleared To Pitch

An article by posted on January 9, 2014 16 Comments
Bobby Parnell Cleared To Pitch

Adam Rubin is reporting that Mets closer Bobby Parnell, who underwent Sept. 10 surgery in California for a herniated disk in his neck, has been fully cleared for baseball activities. “After attending David Wright‘s wedding, Parnell stayed on the West Coast to be examined by Dr. Robert Watkins, who had performed the procedure.” Watkins cleared Parnell for full […]

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Frank Viola: Sweet Music To A Pitching Prospect’s Ears

An article by posted on January 9, 2014 0 Comments
Frank Viola: Sweet Music To A Pitching Prospect’s Ears

Anthony DiComo of MLB.com confirmed on Wednesday that the Mets have named Frank Viola their new Triple-A pitching coach. Viola will join Wally Backman‘s staff, and look to continue the same success that he has experienced while coaching one year with Brooklyn (A-) and the past two with Savannah (A). Viola, who played with the Twins for nine […]

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Maddux, Glavine, Thomas Elected To Hall of Fame, Piazza Snubbed Again

An article by posted on January 8, 2014 0 Comments
Maddux, Glavine, Thomas Elected To Hall of Fame, Piazza Snubbed Again

For the first time in 15 years, the Baseball Writers’ Association have elected three players to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, and Frank Thomas all have been elected on their first time. Mets great Mike Piazza clocked in at 62.2% on his second time around. A disappointing snub to say […]

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Prospect Spotlight: Cesar Puello, RF

An article by posted on January 8, 2014 6 Comments
Prospect Spotlight: Cesar Puello, RF

Cesar Puello, RF Bats/Throws: R/R DOB: April 1, 1991 Acquired: Dominican Republic, 2007 2013: Binghamton (AA) 377 PA, .326/.403/.547, 21 2B, 16 HR, 73 RBI, 24 SB Recently, there has been some speculation about whether Cesar Puello is a top ten prospect for the Mets. Major sites like Baseball America and Fangraphs have excluded him from their […]

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With Mike Baxter Gone, Who’s The Mets’ Primary LH Pinch Hitter?

An article by posted on January 8, 2014 0 Comments
With Mike Baxter Gone, Who’s The Mets’ Primary LH Pinch Hitter?

  Ah, the bat off the bench. Perhaps not the foremost thought in most minds when it comes to roster construction, but one that ends up being a major consideration at times, particularly when a game is on the line in the late innings. Bill James has held that the prototypical pinch hitter is a […]

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Mets Current Payroll At About $85.9 Million

An article by posted on January 7, 2014 13 Comments
Mets Current Payroll At About $85.9 Million

A source told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York the breakdown of the two-year deal Bartolo Colon signed with the Mets. His salary is $9 million in 2014 and $11 million in 2015. Using arbitration estimates from MLB Trade Rumors, Rubin calculated the Mets current payroll to be at $85.9 million. That number is just a shade […]

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Alderson Says Mets Still Shopping For Bench and Bullpen

An article by posted on January 7, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Says Mets Still Shopping For Bench and Bullpen

Sandy Anderson still has at some shopping to do, according to a report on ESPN New York, who spoke with the Mets general manager. “We’re still looking,” Alderson said about the bench. “It depends on what happens in the middle infield as to whether we need someone else on the bench. And as for how […]

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The Mets Beat: Duda and Davis

An article by posted on January 7, 2014 4 Comments
The Mets Beat: Duda and Davis

What two Mets beat writers are saying about having both Duda and Davis in camp this Spring: Ken Davidoff, New York Post To bring Ike Davis and Lucas Duda into camp together, a concept the Mets have discussed internally, is to tilt the media focus away from exciting newcomers (Bartolo Colon and Curtis Granderson) and […]

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