Tag: AAA

Harvey Should Be In Vegas Where Viola Could Help Get Him Right

An article by posted on May 26, 2016 0 Comments
Harvey Should Be In Vegas Where Viola Could Help Get Him Right

The Mets have made the wrong decision to give Matt Harvey another shot Monday.  In fact, it should actually be Matt who makes the choice for himself. He  needs to take some time to go to AAA and get right. It could be a watershed selfless moment for him. The competitor in him should realize, […]

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Kevin Plawecki’s Chance to Shine

An article by posted on April 26, 2016 0 Comments
Kevin Plawecki’s Chance to Shine

There are a number of ways to analyze Travis d’Arnaud‘s shoulder problems. It can be used as another example of the narrative that he’s injury prone. It could be used to explain his poor start at the plate. It could be used to explain why the Reds were five-for-five in stolen base attempts on Monday. It can […]

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MMO Flashback: Mets Trade Rusty Staub

An article by posted on April 25, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Flashback: Mets Trade Rusty Staub

In 1975, Rusty Staub had his best season ever for the Mets, batting .282/.371/.448 with 30 doubles, 19 home runs and 105 RBI. Then, in the offseason, for reasons few fans could understand, the Mets traded Staub to Detroit for veteran left-handed pitcher Mickey Lolich. Actually, the trade was Staub and AAA pitcher Bill Laxton […]

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There’s No Limit To How Good Conforto Can Be

An article by posted on April 4, 2016 0 Comments
There’s No Limit To How Good Conforto Can Be

Watching the Mets lose the 2015 World Series was tough. There were a lot of what-if moments. The Mets lost three ninth inning leads. There was a lot to get you down. However, there was one at-bat from that entire series that made me smile. The funny thing was the at-bat had no bearing on […]

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Makes No Sense For Plawecki To Be The Backup Catcher

An article by posted on March 11, 2016 0 Comments
Makes No Sense For Plawecki To Be The Backup Catcher

Finally, some common sense. The Mets are now talking about making Johnny Monell the back-up catcher on the Opening Day roster instead of Kevin Plawecki. Truth be told, Plawecki is the better player right now between him and Monell. However, he’s also still considered a prospect that is going to need to receive regular at-bats to get better. Remember […]

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What’s Everyone Screaming About?

An article by posted on December 23, 2015 0 Comments
What’s Everyone Screaming About?

As promised I wanted to weigh in on the latest concocted controversy stemming from the Mets signing a left-handed outfielder to platoon with Juan Lagares on Monday- which by the way was the team’s stated goal from the moment the hot stove season started. I know this because I’ve expended well over 50,000 words on […]

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MMO Exclusive: Talkin’ Baseball With Mets Pitching Prospect Seth Lugo

An article by posted on November 22, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: Talkin’ Baseball With Mets Pitching Prospect Seth Lugo

Yesterday the Mets added four players to their 40-man roster to protect them from the December 10th Rule 5 draft and one of them was starting pitcher Seth Lugo. The right-hander started a career high 24 games this year combined between the Binghamton Mets and Las Vegas 51′s. He went 8-7 with 3.84 ERA and […]

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Goosebumps. So Many Goosebumps.

An article by posted on September 9, 2015 0 Comments
Goosebumps. So Many Goosebumps.

“This Mets team right now, it doesn’t matter who comes off the bench. Everyone contributes.” – Ron Darling. I couldn’t have said it any better myself. It is quite possible that, a year from now, I won’t be able to remember a specific, standout home run hit by Lucas Duda, Travis d’Arnaud, or Curtis Granderson […]

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Potential Second Base Logjam Looms

An article by posted on July 21, 2015 0 Comments
Potential Second Base Logjam Looms

If we are to assume that the Wilmer Flores shortstop era has come to a close, then and a potential logjam at second base appears to be in the cards for the 2016 season. Based on Flores’ recent statement to the effect that his comfort level is higher on the right side of the keystone […]

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How I Came to Love the Minor Leagues

An article by posted on July 10, 2015 0 Comments
How I Came to Love the Minor Leagues

I attended my first ballgame at Cashman Field in 1987, or ’88. I know that because we got an autograph from Bip Roberts. My family was on vacation in Las Vegas and I was bored by hanging out in the video arcade at the Circus Circus all day. The team was called the Las Vegas […]

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