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MMO Exclusive: Chasen Bradford Talks Baseball, Family and Life as a Mets Prospect

An article by posted on August 26, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: Chasen Bradford Talks Baseball, Family and Life as a Mets Prospect

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 […]

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Six-Man Rotation Makes Sense For Mets And Their Stable Of Young Arms

An article by posted on August 23, 2013 0 Comments
Six-Man Rotation Makes Sense For Mets And Their Stable Of Young Arms

It is becoming more and more evident that quality pitching is the hub of a pending baseball renaissance in New York’s Citi Field. Win or lose, a cadre of young pitching arms have kept the Mets competitive in Flushing for some two months now with Met pitching underlings tearing up the minor leagues at every […]

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Jake deGrom Will Start On Friday, But It Won’t Be For The Mets… Alderson Shoots Down Idea…

An article by posted on August 20, 2013 0 Comments

Well it looks like Sandy Alderson didn’t agree with my pleas to give Jake deGrom the start on Friday… He unambiguously shot down the idea last night, and said that “DeGrom is not on the table.” Instead, the Mets have decided to take Carlos Torres out of the bullpen where he has done a stellar job, and […]

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Watching The B-Mets Clinch Their First Postseason In Nine Years

An article by posted on August 19, 2013 0 Comments
Watching The B-Mets Clinch Their First Postseason In Nine Years

At 1:47 PM I left my house to begin the journey to NYSEG Stadium in Binghamton, NY, home of the Binghamton Mets. I arrived nearly two hours later with over two hours to spare until the gates opened. I used this time to tour the campus of SUNY Binghamton University, my mother’s alma mater, and […]

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Mets Bullpen Has Risen To The Occasion This Season

An article by posted on August 16, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Bullpen Has Risen To The Occasion This Season

After 3-4 consecutive seasons of bullpen failures and a couple of unsuccessful revamps and overhauls by Sandy Alderson in 2011 and 2012, it looks like the Mets have finally turned a corner and figured things out this season. In doing so they’ve also uncovered a few potential keepers for 2014 and beyond, some of them […]

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Mets vs Diamondbacks: Niese Returns In Rubber Match, Baxter In RF, Davis Cleanup, Flores Fifth

An article by posted on August 11, 2013 0 Comments
Mets vs Diamondbacks: Niese Returns In Rubber Match, Baxter In RF, Davis Cleanup, Flores Fifth

Mets at D’Backs • Chase Field • 4:10 PM ET Jon Niese (3-6, 4.32) vs Zeke Spruill (0-1, 6.48) Starting Lineup Eric Young, Jr. – LF Juan Lagares – CF Daniel Murphy – 2B Ike Davis – 1B Wilmer Flores – 3B Mike Baxter – RF Anthony Recker – C Omar Quintanilla – SS Jonathon Niese – LHP […]

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The Mets Bullpen Showing Signs Of Toughness And Ability

An article by posted on August 10, 2013 0 Comments
The Mets Bullpen Showing Signs Of Toughness And Ability

In a major blow to an already battered roster, the Mets lost their closer, Bobby Parnell, and relief pitcher Josh Edgin to injury within one week of each other. With the later addition of all-star third baseman David Wright to the disabled list, the Mets appeared to be on the brink of destruction. What else would […]

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Mets Have Plenty Of Nasty Relief Prospects In System

An article by posted on August 7, 2013 0 Comments

I recently had the opportunity to speak to Al Skorupa and Chris Blessing from Bullpen Banter. They’re both really good guys and they do a great job covering the minors. I highly suggest you check out their site. I originally contacted them to get a feel for their thoughts on Mets prospects in general. They […]

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Wheeler to the Bullpen? Wait, What?

An article by posted on August 2, 2013 0 Comments
Wheeler to the Bullpen? Wait, What?

There are bad ideas and then there are really bad ideas, and the New York Mets considering using Zack Wheeler out of the bullpen falls into the latter category. Wheeler has thrown a combined 114.1 minors-and-majors innings this season with a cutoff number at 180. With the intent of limiting his innings, manager Terry Collins and pitching coach Dan Warthen are mulling using […]

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Team Executive Very Happy With Terry Collins And Team’s Recent Success

An article by posted on August 2, 2013 0 Comments
Team Executive Very Happy With Terry Collins And Team’s Recent Success

Mike Puma of the New York Post added some more context to an earlier statement and reported that a team executive was happy with the team’s performance since June 18 and that it bodes well for Terry Collins whose contract expires at season’s end. (Link via MetsBlog) “I think they’re doing a good job of […]

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