Last month, I had the chance to conduct an email interview with John Sickels of the well-known minor league blog, Minor League Ball. Sickels worked for ESPN many years ago, where he had his own column about minor league baseball. Here is some of what we talked about: Q: Were the Mets too conservative with the Gavin Cecchini selection? A: I thought Cecchini was a slight overdraft but I didn’t really think that about Nimmo. By slight, […]
Updated by Joe D. on April 15 at 12:00 PM The reaction to Matt’s interview with Mets GM Sandy Alderson has been stunning. Over 25,000 different visitors have read the post and as I was telling Shannon of Mets Media Relations, it’s been talked about on WFAN and posted or linked to on over two dozen mainstream sites including MLB Trade Rumors, ESPN, Fox Sports, Yahoo, USA Today, MetsBlog and the Daily News to name […]
Here’s a special treat for everyone. The great Howie Rose was kind enough to give me some of his time to answer a few questions for me and also a few of our readers here on the site and our followers on Twitter at @Metsmerized. (5,015 strong, and growing!) Howie is a tremendous resource of Mets information and nobody knows the history better than he does. Here is what he had to say on some […]
I was able to meet with Matt Harvey on Monday and we had a nice little exchange while he sat in front of his locker thinking about his upcoming start on Wednesday night against the Padres. There is a likable quality to this young man and it has nothing to do with his pitching. He speaks with confidence that doesn’t border arrogance. He has a big time arm without the big time attitude. He’s attentive to your questions, and […]
In 2012, we saw Gavin Cecchini and Kevin Plawecki hog the spotlight as the first round picks and the most promising new members of the Mets minor league system. Behind them followed many new and talented players that came into the fold of the orange and blue. I was so excited as a fan last year, that I actually added as many players as I could to my personal twitter to see who would sign. […]
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 leagues. Metsmerized Online was invited to the event for a special roundtable discussion and I was also able to get […]
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 base side. The interview began with Phil Niekro telling us the fascinating tale of how he began to throw the […]
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 you really want to know the caliber of person and player Brandon is, you need to listen to this heart-to-heart […]
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 and New Jersey before landing a gig with the Baltimore Sun for the next fourteen years. After that, Rosenthal signed […]
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