Minor League Stuff

Brooklyn Cyclones Coverage This Summer (With Roster)

An article by posted on June 12, 2014 0 Comments
Brooklyn Cyclones Coverage This Summer (With Roster)

The Brooklyn Cyclones, the Single-A short season affiliate of the Mets, open their season Friday night, with the team’s home opener scheduled for Saturday evening. Just like last summer, I will be covering the team as the beat reporter for Mets Merized Online. Last year, the Cyclones’ pitching staff raised a few eyebrows, with the […]

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MMO Exclusive: Chasen Bradford Earns His Way To Vegas

An article by posted on June 10, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: Chasen Bradford Earns His Way To Vegas

Chase Bradford had a great opportunity ripped from his finger tips when he suffered an oblique injury during his first big league camp, and as a result he was kept out of the Mets 2014 spring games. I recently spoke with Bradford and even though the injury was not expected, he took it all in […]

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Rafael Montero Struggles Through Latest Start in Las Vegas

An article by posted on June 10, 2014 0 Comments
Rafael Montero Struggles Through Latest Start in Las Vegas

Questions regarding Rafael Montero will certainly start to surface after his latest outing on Monday night.  In his second start for Las Vegas after his demotion, Montero lasted just three innings giving up six runs.  It was his shortest outing all season in both the major leagues and the minor leagues. Montero worked fairly well […]

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Relief Prospect Jeff Walters Suffers Torn UCL

An article by posted on June 9, 2014 0 Comments
Relief Prospect Jeff Walters Suffers Torn UCL

Mets RHP prospect Jeff Walters has sustained a torn ulnar colateral ligament (UCL) in his pitching elbow. The injury is likely to require Tommy John surgery, thus adding to this season’s epidemic of similar injuries. Walters is on the 40-man roster and was considered to potentially be a late-season call-up to strengthen the bullpen. In […]

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Mets Farm System: If You Build It They (Wins) Will Come?

An article by posted on June 7, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Farm System: If You Build It They (Wins) Will Come?

Much is made these days about the Mets payroll and lack of spending. Clearly there has been a shift in focus from being big spenders in free agency to building depth within the farm system to feed the major league club. Perhaps the biggest reason is Fred Wilpon’s financial woes, but it’s easy to forget […]

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Syndergaard To Miss 5-7 Days With Sprained AC Joint

An article by posted on June 6, 2014 0 Comments
Syndergaard To Miss 5-7 Days With Sprained AC Joint

June 6 – Updated 6:30 pm Mets announced that further x-rays conducted on Syndergaard were all negative with no broken bones. The officially, the Mets are saying it’s a sprained A/C joint in his left, non-throwing shoulder. He will refrain from throwing for five to seven days and as long as the pain subsides he can […]

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Being ‘Young And A Met’ Doesn’t Mean What It Once Did

An article by posted on June 6, 2014 0 Comments
Being ‘Young And A Met’ Doesn’t Mean What It Once Did

In a world where dominance on the pitching mound is King, one man is the last one standing. The closer. Or maybe not the closer, but a relief “ace.” The guy who inherits a game-turning moment. The bases jammed with bad guys just itching to score and he calmly saves the day by freezing them […]

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Shortstop Matt Reynolds Batting .365 To Lead Eastern League

An article by posted on June 5, 2014 0 Comments
Shortstop Matt Reynolds Batting .365 To Lead Eastern League

He’s the Eastern League’s top batter with a .365 batting average. He’s second on the Eastern League’s leader board in on-base-percentage at .445. Matt Reynolds continues to rake near the top of the Binghamton Mets lineup. After missing a handful of games with back issues, B-Met fans had to be concerned if the layoff and […]

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Double-D Getting Opportunity To Show His Stuff

An article by posted on June 4, 2014 0 Comments
Double-D Getting Opportunity To Show His Stuff

At NYSEG Stadium in Binghamton we called him Double-D. After Matt den Dekker joined the Mets Double-A roster, it didn’t take long for a B-Met mainstay, a fan who dutifully mans a seat behind home plate a nudge to the third base side, to shout out, “Come on Double-D, hit it hard somewhere,” when den […]

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Fear And Loathing In The Eastern League

An article by posted on June 4, 2014 0 Comments
Fear And Loathing In The Eastern League

No, I didn’t fall into a hole on my way back from the B-Mets series in New Britain last weekend. Although driving all those miles just to see them drop a three game series to a second division club, was a tad deflating. Friday night – a 4-0 loss with not much happening for the […]

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