The Mets signed Cory Vaughn in the 4th Round of the 2010 June Amateur Draft from San Diego State University. In 2007, he was initially drafted out of high school in the 43rd Round by the Philadelphia Phillies, but chose to attend college instead. At San Diego State, he played for Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn, who has also been a big influence in his life, “Tony Gwynn helped me a lot, and to be […]
Joe Torre hoped it would happen, but he never dared think it would. The former New York Mets player and manager, who later carved his legacy as four-time World Series manager of the Yankees, was selected to the Hall of Fame today by the veteran’s committee. The announcement was made at the Walt Disney Swan resort hotel in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Torre will go in with fellow managers Tony La Russa and Bobby Cox. All three […]
Standing 6-foot-7 and weighing 265 pounds, 22-year-old Kingsport first baseman Zach Mathieu is a towering sight behind the plate. Hailing from the chilly Northeastern town of Derry, New Hampshire, Mathieu was a multi-sport athlete that actually had his eye on the ice until the age of 14. “My first love actually used to be hockey,” Mathieu said. “I eventually just decided to go with baseball because I couldn’t get rides to the hockey rink.” How could you […]
Last week, the Mets the added left-hander Steven Matz and right-handers Jeff Walters, Jacob deGrom and Erik Goeddel to the 40 Man Roster, protecting those players from being selected in next month’s Rule 5 Draft. Since then, Goeddel has spawned more than a dozen emails to MMO as Mets fans were curious to know more about this talented pitching prospect who the Mets feared would be swiped up in a heartbeat if left unprotected. Erik […]
We had a little stir this morning in our comment threads over something that was reported at MetsBlog regarding a post entitled, Brewers more likely to trade Ryan Braun than Norichika Aoki. The article leads off like this… There is a better chance the Brewers trade OF Ryan Braun for Mets 1B Ike Davis than deal OF Norichika Aoki, according to people familiar with the team’s thinking. I was hoping for a link to something that supported that statement and after a […]
The Mets signed Darrell Ceciliani in the 4th round of the 2009 MLB June Amateur Draft from Columbia Basin College in Pasco, WA. In his freshman year in college, prior to the draft, he hit .374 and helped lead the team to 44 wins and an appearance in the 2009 NWAAC Championship series. He was sent to Kingsport and in 42 games, he batted .234/.313/.310 with 29 runs, six doubles, and two home runs in 158 at bats. […]
This year saw the continued decline of once promising young talents such as Ike Davis and Ruben Tejada, allowing for a slew of fresh prospects to enter the mix at the major-league level. Terry Collins best described it in his pre-game press conference in that we “got to see the pieces” that will soon make this team competitive as well as what Collins also describes as “fun” come 2014. Headlining that crop was Wilmer Flores, who since 2007 at the tender […]
When I was a child, my mother and father always asked me what did I want to be when I grew up; I think they knew the answer before I even said it because I didn’t go anywhere without my baseball glove. I wanted to be a Major League baseball player; I wanted to be a NY Met. It was all I could dream about. I wanted to dress up in the uniform and run around […]
When signing a young player from an international market, you never really know what you will get. They haven’t gotten a lot of fanfare like most of the players that come straight from the draft out of college and high school. Most fans do not hear much about international ballplayers until years later if they are lucky to establish themselves as legit prospects as they advance through the minor league system. So understanding the journey […]
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