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Mets, Yankees Prospects Finding Common Ground In Arizona

An article by posted on October 18, 2014 0 Comments
Mets, Yankees Prospects Finding Common Ground In Arizona

It seems odd to think of a Yankees hitting coach working with an up and coming Mets hitter, but when young prospects arrive from around the country to play baseball in the Arizona Fall League, that’s just what happens. Both New York teams have sent a battery of players to Arizona and wouldn’t you know […]

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Astros Name Dave Hudgens New Hitting Coach

An article by posted on October 18, 2014 0 Comments
Astros Name Dave Hudgens New Hitting Coach

According to beat writer Brian McTaggart of MLB.com, the Houston Astros have hired Dave Hudgens as the team’s hitting coach. He joins Gary Pettis as third base coach, and Rich Dauer as first base coach as part of new manager A.J. Hinch’s coaching staff. Hudgens was fired as the Mets’ hitting coach in the middle of this […]

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15 Years Later, The Grand Slam Single Still Endures

An article by posted on October 17, 2014 0 Comments
15 Years Later, The Grand Slam Single Still Endures

One of the players I most enjoyed covering was Robin Ventura for those two years he played for the Yankees. In a clubhouse full of stars and egos, Ventura was a voice of calm, reason and humorous relief. I enjoyed stopping by his locker to shoot the breeze for a minute or two, talking about […]

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Las Vegas 51′s George Greer Hired By Cardinals

An article by posted on October 16, 2014 0 Comments
Las Vegas 51′s George Greer Hired By Cardinals

Las Vegas 51′s hitting coach George Greer has been hired by the St. Louis Cardinals a source told ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin this evening. It is not yet known what position Greer will hold with the Cardinals. Former major leaguer John Mabry is currently the Cardinals hitting coach and was recently praised by manager […]

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MMO Mailbag: Will Mets Strikeout At Hitting Coach?

An article by posted on October 16, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Will Mets Strikeout At Hitting Coach?

Alex asks… Do you have a personal favorite for the next Mets hitting coach and who do you think they’ll ultimately go with? Joe D. replies… I don’t really have a favorite to be quite honest. I’ve shared my pros and cons on Bobby Abreu, Kevin Long and most recently Dave Magadan. But the fact […]

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Could Mets Payroll Top $90 Million?

An article by posted on October 15, 2014 0 Comments
Could Mets Payroll Top $90 Million?

Adam Rubin of ESPN tried to answer a question that Mets fans have been wondering since halfway through the 2014 season this afternoon. What will the 2015 payroll be? There are only four players with guaranteed contracts. They are David Wright ($20 million), Curtis Granderson ($16 million), Bartolo Colon ($11 million) and Jonathon Niese ($7 […]

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Tejada, Young, Carlyle Could Each Be Non-Tendered

An article by posted on October 15, 2014 0 Comments
Tejada, Young, Carlyle Could Each Be Non-Tendered

MLB Trade Rumors posted their offseason outlook for the Mets including projected arbitration awards for nine eligible players. Arbitration Eligible Player Projections Bobby Parnell, RP (5.132): $3.7MM projected salary Daniel Murphy, 2B (5.109): $8.3MM Eric Young Jr., OF (4.123): $2.3MM Dana Eveland, RP (4.029): $1.0MM Dillon Gee, SP (4.028): $5.1MM Ruben Tejada, SS (3.171): $1.7MM Lucas […]

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Mets Have Considered Dave Magadan For Hitting Coach

An article by posted on October 14, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Have Considered Dave Magadan For Hitting Coach

According to a report filed by George King and Joel Sherman of the New York Post, former Met Dave Magadan has been contacted by both the Mets and Yankees about their vacant hitting coach positions. When asked about the Yankee position, Magadan said this: “I have been called about that, it’s in the preliminary stages […]

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Matz Places 4th On The Eastern League Top 20

An article by posted on October 14, 2014 0 Comments
Matz Places 4th On The Eastern League Top 20

Today Baseball America released the Eastern League top 20. Michael Taylor of the Nationals topped the list with a fantastic campaign and three Mets made the cut. Steven Matz, coming off a stellar year was rewarded with a #4 in the top 20. Dilson Herrera was behind him in the 12th spot, performing exceptionally well […]

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Alderson Contacted Kevin Long About Vacant Hitting Coach Job

An article by posted on October 14, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Contacted Kevin Long About Vacant Hitting Coach Job

Through a league source, Mark Feinsand of the Daily News has confirmed that ousted Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long has spoken with Sandy Alderson about the Mets hitting coach position. The source said Long has already had phone conversations with Mets general manager Sandy Alderson as well as the general managers and/or managers from the Braves and […]

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