With Josh Thole going on the new 7-day DL with a concussion, Mike Nickeas will get a chance to show what he’s got as an everyday backstop over the next week. This is a wide open opportunity for Nickeas, who has never been known for much more than an above-average arm and a good clubhouse guy. After being drafted by the Rangers in the fifth round of the 2004 draft, Nickeas worked his way up to Double-A [...]
SNY analyst Bobby Ojeda came down HARD on the Mets new philosophy at the plate with regard to heir approach at the plate during tonight’s Mets pre-game show. For those that missed it, Ojeda ripped into what he called “this business of taking so many pitches” that the organization has forced the players to adopt. It started like this after Carlin shifted the conversation to the struggling Mets offense: Chris Carlin: Are we starting to [...]
(click any photo to embiggen) Last week I published the first half of the MMO Exclusive interview I conducted with Buffalo Bisons manager Wally Backman. Wally was kind enough to sit down and answer some questions about his current team. He was very candid about which of his AAA players he feels, are working themselves into consideration for big league time with the Mets this season. At times while talking to Wally about managing his [...]
ONLY ONE HOUR LEFT!!! 9:00 PM DEADLINE WIN VIP TICKETS & SIGNED MOVIE POSTER!!! On Saturday April 21, the baseball documentary Knuckleball! will be premiering at a free screening as part of the Tribeca Film Festival in Manhattan. The film highlights the famed pitch and profiles the two most recent knuckleballers, the Mets’ own R.A. Dickey and former Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield. The Tribeca Drive-in will open at 6:00 pm and include live music, giveaways, baseball trivia contests [...]
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As we get ready to begin the 2012 season, there is a lot of negativity surrounding the Mets. Some of it is warranted, but some of it is the product of misconceptions and misrepresentations. I think a lot of it comes from living in the bubble of being fans of one particular team, so everything gets judged with the limited scope of only seeing that team. I’d like to take a crack at setting the [...]
Mets Merized Online was invited last Monday to cover a Mets food tasting at CitiField’s Delta Sky360 Club, or as they put it, “The All-Star Dining Line-Up.” Due to some fortunate circumstances (for me), I was able to attend. So I headed out Monday with a camera and my appetite. I know that there are some things that haven’t grown on me yet at CitiField, but their food options make it difficult to choose what [...]
Urgent Update @ 9:25pm 3/26 – Unfortunately, a player had to leave the league, and we can’t draft with an odd number of players. First come, first served for the final spot. Here’s the league info:League ID: 80356 - Custom League URL: http://baseball.fantasysports.yahoo.com/league/mmo_fantasy_baseball - Password: metsmerized Update @ 3/14 11:00am – 19 teams. Come on guys and gals…….one more! Update @ 3/14 10:00am – Draft time changed to 3/27 at 8pm. Thanks to last year’s champion, Satish, for noticing [...]
One of the misconceptions about Omar Minaya’s tenure as GM is that he ignored the minor leagues, and did a bad job of developing players. But the Mets do have a solid group of young players from Minaya. We have quality players in both the majors, and minors from him. Lucas Duda who was drafted in the 7th round in the 2007 MLB draft, last year did a great job filling in for Carlos Beltran, [...]
After years of tossing the idea around, we finally decided to take the proverbial plunge and bring to you what I can only describe as our Amazin’ Labor of Love… Without further adieu, I present to all of you the first look at the Mets Merized Online 2012 Mets Annual. This 2012 Annual will feature the excellent work of over 15 of our writers and will provide Mets fans with a valuable resource to help you follow [...]
I had the pleasure of speaking by phone yesterday with New York Mets, 2011 7th round draft choice, minor league first-baseman Cole Frenzel. I was able to throw a great many questions Cole’s way, and he fielded them all sure-handedly, without so much as a bobble. Cole told me he had left the chilly clime of his native North Dakota, and headed for the sunshine of Arizona, in order to get a little warm weather hitting [...]
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