While on my trip to Binghamton I had the chance to interview Mako Oliveras manager of the B-Mets. He was a great guy to talk to, and based on what players have to say about him he’s a great manager. Will Sommer: How did you begin your coaching career in minor league baseball? Mako Oliveras: I signed in 1968 with the Red Sox and ever since then I’ve been in baseball Will Sommer: For how [...]
The other night in Binghamton I had the chance to interview Josh Thole, who is expected to get the call up to the majors when rosters expand September 1st. Thole has struggled with the bat in August but still has a .324 batting average, with 32 XBH. Even though he lacks power, my belief while watching him take his at-bats, is that he will be a quality everyday catcher in the majors. Will Sommer: Have [...]
In honor of the anniversary of the 1969 Miracle Mets we created some special graphics to honor some of the stars of that magical team. We also dug up a couple of images that will stir your heart and revive your Mets spirit. We love the Mets. It must have been magic that summer! We just designed this Tom Seaver graphic today and unleashed it just in time for tonight’s festivities. Tom Seaver is forever young [...]
I recently had the pleasure to interview former Met Art Shamsky. For those of you who don’t remember Shamsky was part of the 1969 “Miracle Mets” Be sure to check out his site ArtShamsky.com. Also if you want to read a great book about the 1969 Mets, Jets, & Knicks, Click Here. Will Sommer: What inspired you to write your book “The Magnificent Seasons?” Art Shamsky: Well the book is really about three special teams. [...]
Adam Rubin of the Daily News was kind enough to answer a few questions for Mets Merized Online. It’s been a hectic week as far as Mets news goes, and I wanted to get his thoughts on the Halladay situation, Carlos Beltran’s bone bruise, the shift in our top prospects, and other Mets concerns. 1. According to a report by Jon Heyman, Omar Minaya rejected a trade that would have landed Roy Halladay in exchange for prospects; [...]
Congratulations to David Wright, Carlos Beltran, Johan Santana and Francisco Rodriguez who were each named to the National League All-Star team on Sunday. Both Wright and Beltran were voted in as National League starters by the fans, while Santana and K-Rod were selected by Phillies manager Charlie Manuel. For the third time in four years, David Wright will start at third base and represent the Mets in the All-Star Game on July 14. Last year [...]
This weekend, I had the pleasure of having Brian Moritz answer a few questions for me and get us caught up on the Binghamton Mets and also get the scoop on some of our top prospects. Brian has been covering the B-Mets for three years for the Press & Sun Bulletin, and he reports on them daily on his blog Behind the Plate. JD - One of the most talked about pitching prospects lately has been Jenrry Mejia. [...]
A Yankee fan from Staten Island and a Manhattan Met fan sound off about their teams – and each other. That’s the tag line for Jon Lewin and Lisa Swan, better known as the Subway Squawkers! With the Subway Series suddenly upon us once again, they were kind enough to field some questions for us on the Mets and Yankees. They have been squawking since 2006 and whether you’ve seen them on SNY’s Mets Weekly or read their [...]
Please enjoy this interview I recently conducted with Michael Shapiro, author of the new book, “Bottom of the Ninth”. Will Sommer Your book, Bottom of the Ninth, what inspired you to write it? Michael Shapiro I guess the thing that really inspired me to write Bottom of the Ninth was the idea that… What baseball became over the 1960s, when I really became a fan, was not necessarily inevitable. The Mets of the early 1960s [...]
Well here he is and not a moment to soon! The Fernando Martinez era begun tonight when he trotted out to rightfield sporting his new number 26 and looking pretty cool out there. Too all of you said it was too early or that it will never happen, don’t worry I promise I won’t gloat… yeah right… Enjoy this hot graphic which we made three weeks ago when Mets Merized Online first began the F-Mart Watch! [...]
I recently answered some questions for The Nats Blog in anticipation of the upcoming weekend series with the Washington Nationals. The Mets are off to a 6-8 start, are you disappointed with how things are going right now? Definitely. Although I wouldn’t say I’m surprised by their early performance, it’s still disappointing to experience. The sad part is I don’t see an easy way out right now given the current makeup of the rotation after [...]
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