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Kevin Long Discusses Hitting Approach and Philosophy

An article by posted on January 18, 2015 0 Comments
Kevin Long Discusses Hitting Approach and Philosophy

This off-season, the Mets hired former Yankees hitting coach Kevin Long to help alleviate some of the Mets woes on offense. In an article by John Harper of the NY Daily News, Long shared his thoughts about the Mets approach and he believes there are misconceptions about it. “I think they’ve had to try to […]

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Mets Paying Out Of Pocket For Training (Updated)

An article by posted on January 15, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Paying Out Of Pocket For Training (Updated)

In the spirit of fair play some new facts emerged since news broke this morning that Mets players were being charged $1,000 to participate in offseason workouts at Port St. Lucie. Most of the legwork on this was conducted by Mike Vorkunov and it does clear up some issues. First of all, no other MLB […]

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Mets Captain Is Locked On, Wright Says Playoffs Or Bust

An article by posted on January 14, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Captain Is Locked On, Wright Says Playoffs Or Bust

Kevin Kernan of the NY Post caught up with David Wright who is swinging a bat again pain free and insists he is right where he needs to be for 2015, a season in which he expects to be playing in October. “I fully expect us to be in the playoffs,” the 32-year-old Wright said. […]

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Does Kevin Long Plan To Adapt Mets Hitting Philosophy?

An article by posted on January 13, 2015 0 Comments
Does Kevin Long Plan To Adapt Mets Hitting Philosophy?

In perusing old magazines ferreting unusual sports stories that might be topics on my Tip-Off sports radio show, I found an interesting quote from the New York Mets’ recently hired hitting coach, Kevin Long. Mind you now, Long had yet to be released by the Yankees and hired by the Mets when he made his […]

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Mets Have No. 5 Ranked Rotation In MLB, Could Develop Into Best

An article by posted on January 12, 2015 0 Comments
Mets Have No. 5 Ranked Rotation In MLB, Could Develop Into Best

In a feature for ESPN Insider, Buster Olney ranked the top 10 starting rotations in baseball. He ranks the Washington Nationals at No. 1 and the Los Angeles Dodgers right behind them at No. 2. Olney placed the Mets rotation at No. 5 in the majors but also added that it could develop into the […]

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Assessing Mets Second Lefty Reliever Candidates

An article by posted on January 8, 2015 0 Comments
Assessing Mets Second Lefty Reliever Candidates

Scott Rice, Darin Gorski, Sean Gilmartin, Dario Alvarez or Jack Leathersich?  Who will emerge this spring as the Mets second left-handed pitching option out of the bullpen to assist Josh Edgin?  Make your pick. Only one pitcher, Scott Rice, has any major league experience to speak off.  A feel good story, after 14 years of […]

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Have Your Opinions About Ownership Softened?

An article by posted on January 7, 2015 0 Comments
Have Your Opinions About Ownership Softened?

How easily can your convictions be swayed? Is it possible that you can be so incredibly passionate about a particular important issue one day, and then a week or two later you find yourself waning and teetering, and before you know it you’ve done a complete 180 and flip-flopped on your previous firmly held conviction? […]

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Sources: Blue Jays Have A Deal With Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

An article by posted on January 6, 2015 0 Comments
Sources: Blue Jays Have A Deal With Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

Kiley McDaniel of FanGraphs is reporting that the Toronto Blue Jays have a deal in place with Vladimir Guerrero Jr. for $3.2 million dollars according to International sources. Apparently they had a verbal deal that will kick in on July 2. January 5 Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com reports that teenager Vladimir Guerrero Jr. won’t be […]

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MMO Exclusive: Catching Up With Mets Prospect Xorge Carrillo

An article by posted on January 5, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: Catching Up With Mets Prospect Xorge Carrillo

Amidst the Mets catching talent, prospect Xorge Carrillo has gotten lost in the fold. The 2011 14th round draftee recently enjoyed a career year at Double-A Binghamton, batting .283, posting a .355 on base percentage and catching 29% of would-be base stealers in 2014. I just profiled Carrillo’s 2014 performance and speculated about his major […]

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My Hall of Fame Ballot and the Problems with the Voting Process

An article by posted on December 30, 2014 0 Comments
My Hall of Fame Ballot and the Problems with the Voting Process

The Hall of Fame debate to me these days is less about who is deserving and more about why they should or shouldn’t be disqualified. For several years now, each new candidate comes with their own set of speculations as opposed to qualifications. Every candidate that played in the steroid era will always have suspicion […]

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