A good bench sometimes goes unappreciated in baseball these days — but we all know that they can make or break a winning team. This 2013 Mets team might have felt like a patchwork team for the most part, but we saw how some pieces worked out okay. Marlon Byrd, the best of the crew, was shipped off to Pittsburgh recently — and he was probably the steal of the offseason. It was easy to […]
They say that baseball is a game of inches, or centimeters if you find yourself in the British Isles. You could take that old baseball adage and apply it in so many ways, but basically it juxtaposes the reality of how easily the game can change on a dime or how suddenly the momentum in a game can shift. But for now I want to shift your focus back to the Mets and our newest […]
The great thing about baseball is how it shifts your opinions on players from Point A to Point B and then back to Point A again. Always evolving, always transforming and always wonderfully unpredictable. It’s sort of like real life that way. I remember all the jokes, all the griping and all the complaining when Omar Minaya first signed journeyman pitcher R.A. Dickey and yet six months later he was one of our favorite players […]
For a team that after three seasons still has so many holes to fill, I find it amazing how many times I read posts about trading away the few productive players we do have for either more prospects or merely for the fact that arbitration is approaching. Yesterday, in a post on MetsBlog announcing that Daniel Murphy was named National League Player of the Week, rather than a few congratulatory words as we did, I […]
In what I can only describe as disappointing, Terry Collins told reporters that Bobby Parnell is not close to returning — and in fact, is not even close to throwing a baseball right now. Although the Mets have not announced anything officially, it is all but confirmed that Parnell will be missing the remainder of the season. He has not pitched since July 30th. Parnell received an epidural shot to alleviate his neck pain earlier […]
Good ol’ Ted Berg wrote up a piece for USA Today where he details 16 reasons that being a Met fan isn’t so bad… It’s a light-hearted read on a Friday that’ll put a smile on your face, so here are some excerpts. 1. They’ve got the best mascot in sports Mr. Met is not just a member of the Mascot Hall of Fame — which is an actual thing — he’s also the first mascot […]
New York Mets right-handed pitching prospect Chasen Bradford was kind enough to grant me an interview which I’m pleased to share with MMO. Chasen was drafted by the Mets in the 35th round of the 2011 MLB Draft and he always stood out to me as someone who did not get the attention he deserved. Chasen has performed exceptionally well at every minor league level and has a career 2.80 ERA in 105 minor league appearances. This […]
With Binghamton closer Jeff Walters becoming an almost impenetrable ninth inning wall at NYSEG Stadium this summer, it would be easy to overlook the overall 2013 brilliance of the B-Met bullpen. That’s particularly the case with two unsung left-handers who have turned out stellar performances all summer from the Binghamton pen. Like two peas in a pod, Adam Kolarek and Chase Huchingson have been bedrock solid out of the bullpen for Binghamton this year. The […]
I want to thank Liz Peterson from Nautilus, who was kind enough to allow us to share an interview one of her writers, Kevin Berger, conducted with the Mets Vice President of Player Development Paul DePodesta. In the interview, DePodesta discusses his early years with the Cleveland Indians and Oakland A’s as well as the book Moneyball. He dispels some of the myths regarding those Moneyball years and talks in depth about statistical analysis, how […]
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