Interviews

Alderson Wants To Give Young Pitchers The Chance To Compete For Roster Spots

An article by posted on December 19, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson Wants To Give Young Pitchers The Chance To Compete For Roster Spots

In the three seasons since Sandy took over, we have seen a continuous theme of signing veteran players to minor league deals for the soul purpose of acting as a stopgap while the club’s younger internal options develop. More often than not, these acquisitions have favored the veterans, resulting in the prospects starting the season […]

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Alderson Says There Will Be Some ‘Variation’ In 2014 Outfield Configuration

An article by posted on December 18, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson Says There Will Be Some ‘Variation’ In 2014 Outfield Configuration

With Curtis Granderson and Chris Young entering the mix, a logjam has emerged in the Mets 2014 outfield plans as several talented players will now look to fill a limited number of starting positions. Responding to a question posed by Steve Keane of Kranepool Society at Citi Field on Tuesday, Mets GM Sandy Alderson shed […]

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MMO Exclusive Interview With Outfield Prospect Cory Vaughn

An article by posted on December 11, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive Interview With Outfield Prospect Cory Vaughn

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 […]

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MMO Exclusive: Joe Torre Reflects On His Time With The Mets and Yankees

An article by posted on December 9, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: Joe Torre Reflects On His Time With The Mets and Yankees

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 […]

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MMO Exclusive: Talking With Mets 1B Prospect Zach Mathieu

An article by posted on December 8, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: Talking With Mets 1B Prospect Zach Mathieu

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. […]

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MMO Exclusive Interview With RHP Erik Goeddel

An article by posted on November 25, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive Interview With RHP Erik Goeddel

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 […]

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MMO Exclusive: Brew Crew Ball On Davis/Braun Swap, Trading Aoki, Re-Signing Hart

An article by posted on November 20, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: Brew Crew Ball On Davis/Braun Swap, Trading Aoki, Re-Signing Hart

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 […]

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Exclusive Interview With Mets Outfield Prospect Darrell Ceciliani

An article by posted on November 17, 2013 0 Comments
Exclusive Interview With Mets Outfield Prospect Darrell Ceciliani

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 […]

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MMO Talks To Wilmer Flores: Works On Improving Even As Role Remains Unclear

An article by posted on October 29, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Talks To Wilmer Flores: Works On Improving Even As Role Remains Unclear

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 […]

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Pitching Prospect Erik Goeddel Talks with MMO About His Season and the Future

An article by posted on October 24, 2013 0 Comments
Pitching Prospect Erik Goeddel Talks with MMO About His Season and the Future

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 […]

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