Updated Post 5:00 PM The Mets demoted right-hander Collin McHugh to Triple-A Buffalo despite a stellar debut on Thursday in which he tossed seven scoreless innings and allowed just two hits and a walk while fanning nine. The Mets needed the roster spot for the return of Jeremy Hefner who was on a three-day paternity leave. McHugh will now have to spend 10 days in the minors before being eligible to return again which means he won’t be […]
After a disappointing 1973 World Series loss to the Oakland A’s, despite holding a three games to two lead with two games to play, the 70′s New York Mets quickly fell from grace in the National League East. Back then the East was filled with good strong clubs like the Phillies Pirates, Cardinals, and the not so good Cubs and Expos. In 1977, Mets general manager M Donald Grant traded the Franchise who was better […]
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 […]
One of the major weaknesses of the New York Mets is the catching position. Starter Josh Thole has produced nothing offensively and is poor defensively. Backups Mike Nickeas and Rob Johnson struggle just to hit over the Mendoza line. Newly acquired catcher Kelly Shoppach isn’t awful, but we would be kidding ourselves to think that he is a long term solution at catcher. And to make matters worse, there are no catching prospects in the […]
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 […]
The first all professional baseball team, that is, the first team to pay all of its players, was the 1869 Cincinnati Red Stockings. The team was owned and operated by members of a Ohio Law firm. Since that time, the business of baseball has evolved in countless ways. Player unions, media revenue, sponsorships, advertising dollars, taxpayer funded ballparks, revenue sharing, and collective bargaining agreements are just a few of the many ways the business of […]
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. […]
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