MMO Exclusives

Book Review: Bottom Of The Ninth

An article by posted on October 30, 2009 0 Comments

I just finished reading Michael Shapiro’s very good baseball book, Bottom of the Ninth. This book focuses on the efforts of Branch Rickey, William Shea, and other would be baseball owners, and their efforts to get major league baseball (the owners) to allow major league expansion. A secondary, and probably unneeded storyline focuses on Yankee […]

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Rick Peterson Interview With MMO – Best Mets Moment!

An article by posted on October 22, 2009 0 Comments

Former Mets pitching coach (and new Brewers pitching coach) Rick Peterson, was kind enough to answer some questions for me last week, and he gave me some candid thoughts on several topics we discussed including pitch counts, minimum innings pitched in the minors, the Verducci Effect, and of course the Mets.  What was your favorite Mets […]

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My Interview With Rick Peterson – Part 1

An article by posted on October 13, 2009 0 Comments

Last week I had the great pleasure of speaking with former Mets pitching coach, Rick Peterson. Since leaving the Mets, Rick has gone on to found and establish 3P Sports, a company that is dedicated to serving the amateur market and enable baseball players to avoid injury and improve their performance. Rick Peterson is one of […]

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Memoirs of an Angry Mets Fan

An article by posted on October 1, 2009 0 Comments

Being a Mets fan is hard in general. Try being a Mets fan in Florida. You have idiots in Red Sox shirts come up to you and say, “What happened to you guys?” You have Marlins fans that didn’t show up to Dolphin…err…Land Shark Stadium came up to you and use expletives and lack the […]

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Interview With Jerry Manuel: Fundamentals & Baserunning

An article by posted on September 9, 2009 0 Comments

This weekend, Jerry Manuel was kind enough to answer a couple of questions that were submitted to Mets Merized Online by one of our readers. Dave Ponte spoke with Jerry and asked him: MMO - Do you address each and every fundamental mistake you see with each player after/during each game to ensure that it does not happen […]

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MMO Exclusive: Angel Pagan Is A Team First Guy

An article by posted on September 8, 2009 0 Comments

On Friday, we were fortunate enough to ask Angel Pagan a few questions while the Mets were taking batting practice at Citi Field. David Ponte did a superb job covering the Mets for us that day on the field and from the press box. He had to do some quick thinking as most of the questions […]

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Nick Evans Going To Winter Ball

An article by posted on September 8, 2009 0 Comments

  MMO has learned that first baseman Nick Evans will be one of several Mets that will be playing winter ball this off season. David Ponte met up with Evans this past weekend and asked him what his plans were for the off season. Q- What positives if any can you take from this season? […]

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Q & A With Mako Oliveras, Manager of the Binghamton Mets

An article by posted on August 28, 2009 0 Comments

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: […]

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Q & A With B-Mets Catcher Josh Thole

An article by posted on August 28, 2009 0 Comments

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 […]

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Mets Nation Turns Its Lonely Eyes To You

An article by posted on August 17, 2009 0 Comments

I’ll be honest. I thought we could do it with Beltran and Wright. I thought we could do it with Wright. I thought we could do it with Francoeur and Wright. I really thought for the longest time that the Mets would make some miracle run and be champions a la 1969. But, with Wright […]

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