Tag: catching

D’Arnaud Has Succesful Surgery To Remove Bone Spurs

An article by posted on October 1, 2014 0 Comments
D’Arnaud Has Succesful Surgery To Remove Bone Spurs

Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud had successful surgery Wednesday to remove a bone spur from his right elbow, a source told Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News. September 26 Travis d’Arnaud will have surgery next week to remove a broken bone spur from his elbow, the team announced at Citi Field. The Mets say it’s a relatively minor procedure. 7:00 […]

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Alderson Faces Pickle With d’Arnaud and Plawecki

An article by posted on September 9, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Faces Pickle With d’Arnaud and Plawecki

Most major league teams will probably not go into Spring Training with potentially two high-upside catchers showcasing their talents like the Mets will have in Travis d’Arnaud and Kevin Plawecki. It’s safe to say that d’Arnaud will likely head into the 2015 season as the team’s starting catcher. His strong resurgence since returning from Las […]

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Prospect Watch: Molina’s Secondary Pitches, Rosario’s Improving Approach

An article by posted on September 1, 2014 0 Comments
Prospect Watch: Molina’s Secondary Pitches, Rosario’s Improving Approach

Saturday night I had the pleasure of catching a game between two of the New York Penn League’s best teams, the Tri City Valley Cats and the Mets’ own Brooklyn Cyclones. Let me tell you MMO, we can begin to get excited about a couple farmhands on that roster, specifically Marcos Molina and Amed Rosario. […]

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MMO Top 25 Mets Prospects (Mid-Season Update)

An article by posted on August 10, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Top 25 Mets Prospects (Mid-Season Update)

We present our Mets Midseason Top 25 Prospects. It’s just a quick and cursory look at our rankings before we get to work on our annual and much more extensive 2015 Top Prospects list in February. It was comprised from the individual rankings of myself and my minor league aficionados Kirk, Teddy, Brian and Connor. […]

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Baseball America’s Midseason Top 50 Prospect List Include Syndergaard, Plawecki And Nimmo

An article by posted on July 8, 2014 0 Comments
Baseball America’s Midseason Top 50 Prospect List Include Syndergaard, Plawecki And Nimmo

  On Sunday, Baseball America released their Midseason Top 50 prospect list and even though Noah Syndergaard and Brandon Nimmo have been mainstays on any top prospect list, they are now joined by catcher Kevin Plawecki. Syndergaard, ranked #19 overall, slipped down to the fifth best right-handed starter among the prospects and mostly because of […]

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Fishing For Hope In A Resurgent Bullpen

An article by posted on June 29, 2014 0 Comments
Fishing For Hope In A Resurgent Bullpen

I was fishing up in northern MN a few years back and I caught a big large mouth bass along with a number of other keepers. It was a good 22 inches and four pounds. I had the damned thing on a stringer. I’d never worked with a stringer, always used a bucket catching porgies […]

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Plawecki Homers In Vegas Debut

An article by posted on June 27, 2014 0 Comments
Plawecki Homers In Vegas Debut

Update June 27 Mets catching prospect Kevin Plawecki went 1 for 4 with a solo homerun in his first game for Triple-A Last Vegas. Before being promoted the 23-year old former first-round pick hit .326/.378/.487 with 18 doubles, 6 long balls, and 43 RBI for Double-A Binghamton. Updated June 24 It is official.  Adam Rubin […]

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MLB Scout: Put d’Arnaud in the Overhyped Category

An article by posted on May 30, 2014 0 Comments
MLB Scout: Put d’Arnaud in the Overhyped Category

Travis d’Arnaud returned to the lineup on Thursday night after a nearly two week absence due to concussion like symptoms after being struck on the helmet by a backswing off the bat of Alfonso Soriano. D’Arnaud, now 25, went 0-for-4 and grounded into a double play with the bases loaded in a continuation of the hitting […]

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Reflections on Willie Randolph

An article by posted on April 12, 2014 0 Comments
Reflections on Willie Randolph

At 3:28 AM on June 17, 2008 I got a call from one of my writers. My first instinct was to hang up on him. “Joe, get up, Willie Randolph just got fired!” I still remember how those words made me jump out of bed, rush to my desktop, and 20 minutes later I posted […]

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Backman Says Tempo Was Issue During Syndergaard’s Start

An article by posted on April 10, 2014 0 Comments
Backman Says Tempo Was Issue During Syndergaard’s Start

1:30 PM Just a quick update on this as Noah Syndergaard and manager Wally Backman both commented to the Las Vegas Review-Journal about last night’s performance.   Wally Backman: “His tempo was way too slow tonight, especially early in the game. He got better as the game went on but there were times he was 20-plus seconds […]

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