“It’s always good planning to have a baseball in the dugout with shoe polish on it, just in case.” That is the expression coined following the infamous Shoe Polish incident, when in Game 5 of the 1969 World Series, Cleon Jones hit the deck to evade a Dave McNally pitch that skidded into the Mets dugout, only to be retrieved by Mets skipper Gil Hodges to reveal a smudge of shoe polish, awarding Jones first […]
Here is the rest of my interview with Lynn Worthy, who covers the Binghamton Mets as the regular beat writer for the Press & Sun Bulletin. Lynn provides some great insight on Which player’s performance has impressed you the most thus far and do you believe it will eventually translate well in the majors? The most impressive so far would have to be Rafael Montero because of the command he’s displayed. Cesar Puello’s recent play has […]
Mark Hale of the New York Post spoke with Zack Wheeler who told him that he;s ready for the challenge that awaits him. “Overall, I feel like I’m ready,” Wheeler said. “My past two starts, I haven’t been happy with my command, especially my last start. In the fifth inning I started to leave a lot of balls up. It happens. You just need to find the command and feel more comfortable with your mechanics.” Ready […]
Mike Puma of the New York Post writes that David Wright has zero regrets, and continues to believe in the direction of the franchise. “I’m disappointed in our performance so far,” Wright told The Post. “As far as specifically what Sandy and I talked about and I guess the plan moving forward, a big part of that plan is pieces we have in the higher minor leagues.” David Wright, who signed an eight-year, $138 million contract extension […]
Some people believe that we were put on this planet to serve a purpose. They believe that we were all put here for a reason. Well if that is the case, Rafael Montero was put on this planet for one reason: to pitch. Montero was going through the Trenton Thunder lineup with surgical precision tonight, prompting this tweet from Trenton’s beat writer and former MMO Alumni Matt Kardos: In my three seasons of covering minor […]
Last Night’s Quick Scores Las Vegas got rocked by Tacoma, 8-2. Binghamton defeated Akron, 7-2. St. Lucie blew out Bradenton, 13-5. Savannah edged out West Virginia, 1-0. Prospect Pipeline I strongly urge you to click the above link leading to the Binghamton recap, which features a wonderful analysis of Logan Verrett‘s most recent start on Saturday afternoon. I remember writing on Verrett months ago and noting that he came into our system at 21 with […]
What was supposed to be a thrilling night after a dramatic walk-off win courtesy of a Jordany Valdespin grand slam has turned into an evening of anger and confusion. What the hell was the deal with that pie to the face by John Buck? Check out this GIF courtesy of @MetsKevin11 on Twiitter: That was messed up. It was a tasteless act and in my opinion Buck needs to be fined or disciplined. I want to know who else was […]
I was on the phone when the news flashed across my laptop screen. Two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. I quickly closed my laptop and turned on my TV and couldn’t believe what I was seeing. The latest report says that at least two people are dead and over 100 more are injured, but those numbers could rise. Authorities say this was the result of two bombs that were left […]
Dominating Grapefruit League play wasn’t enough to keep Travis d’Arnaud with the big league team, and he has been optioned to minor league camp this evening. After batting .343 this spring against major league competition, there’s no denying that d’Arnaud is ready to call Citi Field his home. However, it looks like the Mets were not willing to lose that extra year of control in order to have d’Arnaud break camp with the team. Now the […]
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