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 camp because of lingering elbow issues. After dealing with those, he started the second K-Mets game of the season and […]
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 his sixth season with the organization, and 22-years-old, he is no longer a raw recruit but someone with enough training […]
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 professional baseball with the Mets organization, and what do you think of the New York Penn League? Kevin: It’s great […]
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 so far, and how he feels about being an infield gypsy, playing musical chairs everyday as he moves around the […]
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 spring training where you had to shut it down and go back to Alabama to see Dr. James Andrews again. […]
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 back to me and said, “I have time now.” Here’s the rest of what transpired: Petey: I’m talking to Brandon […]
Most brothers grow up doing almost everything together. They go to school together, hang out in the same circle of friends, and often play the same sports with one another. Be it baseball, football or whatever sport under the sun, said brothers will usually go from little league, to high school, to maybe even collegiate ball playing with or against one another. Most however, can only dream of getting the chance to play with one another at […]
A couple of weeks ago I had a chance to send out a few general questions to our old pal Tejesh of Mets Prospect Hub. Tej was kind enough to take some time to share his thoughts about the Mets with regard to the First Year Player Draft and some other minor league things I threw at him. Duck! 1. Let’s begin with the just completed draft. You have Courtney Hawkins, Lucas Giolito and Gavin […]
In the 2011 MLB Draft, the Mets used their sixth round selection on a high school outfielder from Pennsylvania named Joe Tuschak. Tuschak is a speedy left-handed hitter with some pop, and a talented defender. With the Rookie League season starting up today, I wanted to get this interview posted since I actually spoke to Joe two weeks ago, but was too busy to finish up the transcription. At the time we spoke Joe was […]
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