Six seasons of work in the making, the New York Mets finally bore witness to the fruits of their labor with the major-league debut of longtime-top prospect Wilmer Flores. Despite the o-fer in last night’s thrilling 3-2 victory in the series opener against the Colorado Rockies, Flores’ first game marks yet another infusion of quality young talent into the mix at the major league level. The young infielder has been molded by the Mets organization […]
Justin Turner, Josh Satin and Mr. Met took the field in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn yesterday afternoon along with 50 campers from the YMCA Jr. Mets Camp presented by Citi, and it was difficult to tell who was having more fun; the kids, or the Mets. The clinic took place at Green Central Knoll Park, marking the third event in this year’s series of programs with the Jr. Mets Camp, in which over 1,000 […]
The Mets have traded minor league outfielder Julio Concepcion and right-handed pitcher Andres Perez to the Angels in return for an International Signing bonus allotment slot the team announced. #Mets send minor league OF Julio Concepcion & RHP Andres Perez to the #Angels in exchange for an International Signing bonus allotment slot. — New York Mets (@Mets) July 25, 2013 Concepcion has been with the Mets organization since 2007, spending the majority of his time […]
Citi, the New York Mets and the Mets Alumni Association were on hand Monday prior to the series opener against the Atlanta Braves in front of the Jackie Robinson Rotunda to help fight hunger in our area. As part of the initiative, over 75 Citi volunteers and the Mets were on hand along with City Harvest to repackage over 25,000 pounds of sweet potatoes. Members of the Mets Alumni Association Rusty Staub and John Franco […]
Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp, who finished runner-up to Ryan Braun in voting for the 2011 National League Most Valuable Player award, thinks the suspended Milwaukee Brewers slugger should be stripped of the honor. Braun finished with 388 points and 20 first-place votes, to 332 and 10 for Kemp. Major League Baseball attempted to suspend Braun following a positive test that October for elevated testosterone, but the penalty was overturned by an arbitrator who […]
To celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of their batting glove, the executives at Franklin Sports held a celebratory private batting clinic with Mets second baseman, Daniel Murphy, and team batting coach, Dave Hudgens, for a few contest winners and a number of media representatives. This one hour batting session gave viewers a first-hand chance to learn from professional ballplayers in the private facilities they often inhabit. Team officials greeted the attendees just within the doors […]
When Lance Armstrong came forward with his admission, it came off as mostly disingenuous and was received with little sympathy. For years, Armstrong lied, denied and attacked anyone who stood in his way. He ruined people’s lives, filed lawsuits and did anything necessary in order to preserve himself with no regard for the damage left behind in order to so. Ryan Braun is no better. When the then-reigning NL MVP tested positive for performance enhancing […]
CHEATER, LIAR, SUSPENDED, JUSTICE! Updated By Clayton Collier: The 65-game ban of Ryan Braun was negotiated by him, MLBPA and MLB. Major League Baseball was looking for a suspension beyond 2013, says ESPN’s T.J. Quinn, however Braun was able to get it reduced to the remainder of the current season. Sources tell OTL MLB confronted Braun with volumes of evidence provided by Tony Bosch, including texts. — T.J. Quinn (@TJQuinnESPN) July 22, 2013 If plan […]
I find it impossible to read an article or a forum about Carlos Beltran without there being some mention of “the curveball” or Adam Wainwright. That of course refers to Game 7 of the 2006 NLCS where, with the bases loaded and the winning run on first base with two outs in the ninth, Beltran stared a curveball from Adam Wainwright all the way into the glove of Yadier Molina, thus ending the series. I […]
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