Interviews

MMO Exclusive: R.A. Dickey at the MLB Fan Cave to promote “KnuckleBall!”

An article by posted on September 21, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: R.A. Dickey at the MLB Fan Cave to promote “KnuckleBall!”

Yesterday, a trio of famous knuckleballers made their way to MLB’s FanCave to promote the movie “Knuckleball!” directed by Ricki Stern and Anne Sundberg. Hall of Famer Phil Niekro, former Red Sox Tim Wakefield, and the Mets’ R.A. Dickey all fielded questions about the movie as well as being a knuckleball pitcher in the major […]

Continue Reading »

MMO Interview: Phil Niekro, Tim Wakefield Visit R.A. Dickey At Citi Field Last Night

An article by posted on September 20, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Interview: Phil Niekro, Tim Wakefield Visit R.A. Dickey At Citi Field Last Night

In honor of Knuckleball! the movie coming out, Hall-of-Famer Phil Niekro and 200-game winner Tim Wakefield were out and about prior to today’s game alongside the Mets own R.A. Dickey and were kind enough to answer some of my questions as well as some other Mets bloggers while watching BP with us along the first […]

Continue Reading »

MMO Exclusive Interview With Brandon Nimmo

An article by posted on September 2, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive Interview With Brandon Nimmo

In case you missed it on Friday, enjoy this exclusive interview with Brandon Nimmo… Our Minor League Editor Pete Shapiro, hooked up with Kevin Kernan of the New York Post and together they had a great interview with Mets 2011 first rounder Brandon Nimmo on Wednesday at the Hudson Valley before the Cyclones game. If […]

Continue Reading »

Ken Rosenthal’s Exclusive Interview With MMO

An article by posted on August 25, 2012 0 Comments
Ken Rosenthal’s Exclusive Interview With MMO

Last week, I had the pleasure of chatting with BBWAA member and FOX Sports lead field reporter Ken Rosenthal via E-mail about several topics surrounding the Mets and MLB. A Long Island native and University of Pennsylvania grad, Ken started his career interning with Newsday covering sports, then moved onto several other small newspapers in Pennsylvania […]

Continue Reading »

Kingsport Mets Place Steve Matz on D.L.

An article by posted on August 18, 2012 0 Comments
Kingsport Mets Place Steve Matz on D.L.

When I saw the entry on yesterday’s transactions page for the Appalachian League, I got a a little concerned. August 17: Kingsport Mets placed LHP Steven Matz on the 7-day disabled list. Oh no, I hope it’s not the elbow again. TJS in 2010. Two lost seasons while rehabbing. A late start to 2012 training […]

Continue Reading »

MMO Interview: Binghamton Mets Backstop Francisco Pena

An article by posted on August 10, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Interview: Binghamton Mets Backstop Francisco Pena

Coming from a baseball family, the theory was always that Francisco Pena would shoot through the Mets system and be their starting catcher by 2012. Although his progress has been slower than what that timetable would have required, there is no question that Pena is moving closer to where he needs to be. Now in […]

Continue Reading »

MMO Q&A With Cyclones Catcher Kevin Plawecki

An article by posted on August 9, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Q&A With Cyclones Catcher Kevin Plawecki

Note: This interview was conducted on July 3rd, so references to the game from the night before were actually the game on July 2nd. Petey:  I am talking today with NY Mets 2012 1st-round sandwich pick, catcher Kevin Plawecki of the Brooklyn Cyclones. Kevin how does it feel to be in your first season in […]

Continue Reading »

MMO Sits Down With Mets Prospect Wilmer Flores

An article by posted on August 6, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Sits Down With Mets Prospect Wilmer Flores

I caught up with Mets top position prospect Wilmer Flores one afternoon two weeks ago in the visitors dugout at New Britain Stadium. Wilmer was nice enough to sit down with me and answer a few questions for the readers at MMO. I asked him for his thoughts on the Eastern League pitching he’s seen […]

Continue Reading »

MMO Interviews Mets Lefty Fire-Baller Steve Matz

An article by posted on July 30, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Interviews Mets Lefty Fire-Baller Steve Matz

Steve:  Hello. Petey:  Hey Steve? Steve:  Hey. Petey:  How you doin? It’s Pete Shapiro from MetsMerizedOnline.com. Steve:  Hey how’s it going? Petey:  Great how you doin today? Steve:  Not too bad. Petey:  Last time I talked to you was the end of April I guess, something like that, and you had undergone a setback in […]

Continue Reading »

Talkin’ Baseball With Mets Prospect Brandon Nimmo

An article by posted on July 5, 2012 0 Comments
Talkin’ Baseball With Mets Prospect Brandon Nimmo

I asked Brandon Nimmo if he had a few minutes to spare at some point before the game against the Hudson Valley Renegades on Sunday. He said, “when?” I said, “you tell me, anytime your available.” He turned around and caught the eye of his hitting coach Bobby Malek who simply nodded, and Nimmo turned […]

Continue Reading »