Interviews

Frank Robinson Still Swears Miracle Mets Scuffed Ball In Game 5 Of 1969 World Series

An article by posted on June 14, 2013 0 Comments
Frank Robinson Still Swears Miracle Mets Scuffed Ball In Game 5 Of 1969 World Series

“It’s always good planning to have a baseball in the dugout with shoe polish on it, just in case.” That is the expression coined following the infamous Shoe Polish incident, when in Game 5 of the 1969 World Series, Cleon Jones hit the deck to evade a Dave McNally pitch that skidded into the Mets […]

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MMO Exclusive: Jack Leathersich Is Coming Fast And He Wants To Win!

An article by posted on June 13, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: Jack Leathersich Is Coming Fast And He Wants To Win!

I had the chance to talk to New York Mets left-handed pitching prospect Jack Leathersich last February before he headed to Port St. Lucie for the start of Spring Training. With the news that Jack has been promoted to Triple-A Las Vegas, I thought today would be the perfect time to look back at what me and him […]

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Montero and Puello Headline An Exciting Crop Of Prospects Knocking At The Door

An article by posted on June 12, 2013 0 Comments

Here is the rest of my interview with Lynn Worthy, who covers the Binghamton Mets as the regular beat writer for the Press & Sun Bulletin. Lynn provides some great insight on Which player’s performance has impressed you the most thus far and do you believe it will eventually translate well in the majors? The most […]

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Daniel Murphy Belongs At Second Base, Not Valdespin

An article by posted on June 12, 2013 0 Comments
Daniel Murphy Belongs At Second Base, Not Valdespin

Two years ago, never in my wildest dreams did I think I would be typing the first six words of this post, but it’s true. Daniel Murphy has proven himself as a formidable second baseman in 2013, and jerking him around the diamond is not going to do him or the Mets any favors. The […]

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MMO Exclusive: High Praise For Dodger Sensation Yasiel Puig

An article by posted on June 10, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: High Praise For Dodger Sensation Yasiel Puig

He is the seven-day sensation that is sweeping the nation. Yasiel Puig has been a major league ballplayer for barely a week and is already making national headlines with a historically hot start to his career. On Friday night, Puig blasted his fourth home run in just his fifth career game, the second player to […]

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MMO Exclusive: Tommy Lasorda On Negative Impact PEDs Is Having On Baseball

An article by posted on June 8, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: Tommy Lasorda On Negative Impact PEDs Is Having On Baseball

With the recent developments of the Miami-based Biogenesis clinic that is at the core of a performance-enhancing drug scandal, the baseball world is abuzz over the possibility that some of the game’s most productive players potentially receiving severe penalties including 100-game suspensions. Clinic-founder Tony Bosch is reportedly in Major League Baseball’s corner now, and the league […]

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Featured Post: Baxter Frustrated, Wants Incorporate Mets Approach and Be More Consistent

An article by posted on May 9, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: Baxter Frustrated, Wants Incorporate Mets Approach and Be More Consistent

From his key double in his first at-bat in blue and orange, to his crucial catch in Johan Santana‘s no-hitter, to last night’s tenth inning walk-off knock against the White Sox, Mike Baxter has already found his place in Mets history and into the hearts of the Flushing Faithful. For Baxter however, he is always […]

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MMO Exclusive Interview: Daniel Murphy Talks Second Base, Lucas Duda’s Emergence

An article by posted on May 9, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive Interview: Daniel Murphy Talks Second Base, Lucas Duda’s Emergence

Among the highs and lows to already come out of the first month of this season, the continued improvement of Daniel Murphy has certainly been one of the brighter spots to this point so far. Playing out of his natural position, Murphy has slowly made the proper adjustments on both sides of the diamond. After […]

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Ron Darling Talks to MMO About Harvey, Wheeler, Major Difference Between Them

An article by posted on May 9, 2013 0 Comments
Ron Darling Talks to MMO About Harvey, Wheeler, Major Difference Between Them

Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler headline a handful of budding young pitchers who hope to one day bring the New York Mets organization back to relevance again. Harvey,  in his first full season, is doing his best to do just that–as exemplified by his near-perfect, nine shutout frames in Tuesday night’s walk-off victory by the […]

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Q&A With Prospect Guru John Sickels Of Minor League Ball

An article by posted on May 8, 2013 0 Comments
Q&A With Prospect Guru John Sickels Of Minor League Ball

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 […]

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