Interviews

MMO Exclusive: Johnny Magliozzi Is Ready For Full Season Debut

An article by posted on February 26, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: Johnny Magliozzi Is Ready For Full Season Debut

The Mets drafted Johnny Magliozzi in the 17th round of the 2013 MLB Draft out of the University of Florida. In his final season as a Gator, Johnny sported a team-leading 2.67 ERA in 67.1 innings — mostly in relief. He struck out 57 batters in that span, and notched 12 saves, just one shy of the school […]

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Eric Young Ready and Excited For Start Of A New Season

An article by posted on February 24, 2014 0 Comments
Eric Young Ready and Excited For Start Of A New Season

Coming into 2014, one of the main focuses has been who will be in the starting lineup for the Mets when it pertains to the outfield. Speculation has it that Terry Collins is leaning towards having Eric Young, Jr. in left field, Chris Young in center and Curtis Granderson in right.  At this point, since […]

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MMO Exclusive: Mets Reliever Vic Black Says “I’m The Predator”

An article by posted on February 20, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: Mets Reliever Vic Black Says “I’m The Predator”

Vic Black, the young, hard-throwing reliever acquired from the Pirates in the Marlon Byrd trade, is gearing up for his first full Major League season. I had a chance to pick Vic’s brain, asking the promising right-handed fireballer 14 questions about his thoughts as he heads into the 2014 campaign. Tommy Rothman, MetsMerized:  Hi, Mr. […]

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MMO Exclusive: Pitching Prospect John Mincone Excited For 2014

An article by posted on February 12, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: Pitching Prospect John Mincone Excited For 2014

John Mincone, a native New Yorker, grew up on Long Island in a town called Dix Hills which is roughly 31 miles east of Citi Field. Mincone, played High School baseball in his hometown at Half Hallow Hills East and when it came time for college, he decided to go out of state, but after […]

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Scout On Steven Matz: He’s Definitely Back On The Radar Again

An article by posted on February 9, 2014 0 Comments
Scout On Steven Matz: He’s Definitely Back On The Radar Again

Marc Carig of Newsday posted a nice piece on Melville, Long Island’s Steven Matz and it was interesting to see what a couple of scouts said about the young lefthander. “If something’s going to get him to the major leagues, it’s going to be the effectiveness of his fastball,” said one rival scout, who believes […]

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MMO Exclusive: Akeel Morris, Big Time Fastball, Big League Dreams

An article by posted on January 23, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: Akeel Morris, Big Time Fastball, Big League Dreams

In the tenth round of the 2010 draft, the New York Mets added right-handed pitcher Akeel Morris to the organization. The then 17-year old out of St. Thomas, in the Virgin Islands was bursting with potential, however raw it may have appeared. The 6’1”, 170 pound hurler came equipped with an electric fastball, curveball, and change combination […]

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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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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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MMO Exclusive Interview: 2013 Sterling Award Winner, RHP Rob Whalen

An article by posted on January 15, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive Interview: 2013 Sterling Award Winner, RHP Rob Whalen

Were talking to Mets pitching prospect Robert Whalen today. Rob was kind enough to take some time to answer a few questions for me. The soon to be 20 year old righty was selected by the New York Mets in the 12th round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft out of Haines City (Fla.) High […]

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