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MMO Exclusive: Discussing Latin American Development with Omar Minaya

An article by posted on January 21, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: Discussing Latin American Development with Omar Minaya

I sat down with Former Mets General Manager and current Padres Senior Vice President, Omar Minaya, to conduct an interview pertaining to Dominican and Latin American development and the importance of baseball in developing countries such as the Dominican Republic and Venezuela. I asked Omar, who I know as an expert, and who was at […]

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Mets Minors: HoJo Loves deGrom, Weighing In On Vaughn, Havens Retires

An article by posted on January 21, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Minors: HoJo Loves deGrom, Weighing In On Vaughn, Havens Retires

Oh No, Ho Jo… New Seattle Mariners hitting coach Howard Johnson watched Zack Wheeler and Rafael Montero from the opposing dugout while coaching in Triple-A last season, but it was Mets prospect Jacob deGrom who impressed him the most at Triple-A Las Vegas last season, according to what he told Adam Rubin. “I saw deGrom. I like him a […]

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2014 Mets Top Prospects: No. 16 Vic Black, RHP

An article by posted on January 21, 2014 0 Comments
2014 Mets Top Prospects: No. 16 Vic Black, RHP

16. Vic Black Height: 6’4” Weight: 215 lbs. Age: 25 Bats/Throws: Right/Right Vic Black was acquired as the ‘player to be named later’ in the deal that sent Marlon Byrd to the Pittsburgh Pirates last season. He was a former 1st round pick by the Pirates in 2009 out of Dallas Baptist and he could […]

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Wilmer Flores Ranked MLB’s 10th Best Second Base Prospect

An article by posted on January 20, 2014 0 Comments
Wilmer Flores Ranked MLB’s 10th Best Second Base Prospect

MLB.com ranked Wilmer Flores of the New York Mets as the tenth best second base prospect in the game, with Kolten Wong taking the number one spot. Dilson Herrera was not ranked. The Venezuelan native made his Major League debut on his 22nd birthday in 2013. Flores has a knack for putting his bat on the ball and […]

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MMO Prospect Spotlight: Beck Wheeler, RHP

An article by posted on January 19, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Prospect Spotlight: Beck Wheeler, RHP

Beck Wheeler DOB: 12/13/1988 Bats/Throws: Right/Right 2013 Total Stats: 50.1 IP, 2.32 ERA, 2.68 FIP, 13.23 K/9, 2.86 BB/9 2013 Review Beck Wheeler pitched the entire season in Low-A Savannah and was dominant in his relief role. He got off to a tremendous start, not allowing an earned run in six April appearances that saw him […]

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Lessons In Latin America: The Dominican Republic

An article by posted on January 19, 2014 0 Comments
Lessons In Latin America: The Dominican Republic

  The Dominican Republic is part of the new wave of American Baseball and the largest import of talent out of the Caribbean and Latin America. In 2007, there were 99 players from the Dominican Republic on 25-man rosters on opening day and in 2013, there were around 89. Either way, the Dominican Republic boasts […]

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2014 Mets Top Prospects: No. 17 Gabriel Ynoa, RHP

An article by posted on January 18, 2014 0 Comments
2014 Mets Top Prospects: No. 17 Gabriel Ynoa, RHP

17. Gabriel Ynoa Height: 6’2” Weight: 158 lbs. Age: 20 Bats/Throws: Right/Right Gabriel Ynoa is a promising pitcher in the lower level of the minor league system who flies under the radar. Other than Syndergaard and Montero who are set to make their debuts this upcoming season, there’s been talk of pitchers like Fulmer and […]

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Mets Sign 2B Jairo Perez To Minor League Contract

An article by posted on January 18, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Sign 2B Jairo Perez To Minor League Contract

The New York Mets signed free agent second baseman Jairo Perez to a minor league deal according to Matt Eddy of Baseball America. Perez, 25, is coming off a solid showing in the Venezuelan Winter League where he batted .342/.407/.591 with 12 doubles, seven home runs and 35 RBI in 149 at-bats. Last season he played […]

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A Met Prospect Hangs ‘Em Up, Shares Why With MMO

An article by posted on January 17, 2014 0 Comments
A Met Prospect Hangs ‘Em Up, Shares Why With MMO

Chad Zurcher announced on Monday, that he contacted the Mets organization to inform them he was retiring from the game. As soon as I heard the news, I reached out to him and asked Chad if he would be comfortable in sharing some of the details that led him to his decision to walk away from […]

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Rafael Montero Determined To Pitch For Mets This Season

An article by posted on January 17, 2014 0 Comments
Rafael Montero Determined To Pitch For Mets This Season

MLB.com recently conducted an interview in Spanish with Mets pitching prospect Rafael Montero about his future in baseball and his goals for 2014. One of the benefits of having a senior editor like David Conde, who reads and writes Spanish, is that it affords us the opportunity to conduct more interviews with many of our Latino prospects and also […]

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