Tag: catching

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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MMO Exclusive: One on One with Catching Prospect Cam Maron

An article by posted on March 27, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: One on One with Catching Prospect Cam Maron

The Mets signed catching prospect Cam Maron in the 34th round of the 2009 Amateur Draft from Hicksville High School, in Hicksville, NY.  Maron, who is entering his sixth season in the Mets farm system, continues to make progress towards his dream of one day playing major league baseball. The anticipation that a player feels prior […]

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D’Arnaud Worked On His Swing, Expects Amazing Things

An article by posted on February 12, 2014 0 Comments
D’Arnaud Worked On His Swing, Expects Amazing Things

Travis d’Arnaud is doing and saying all the right things this offseason and understands just how important it is for him to step up and deliver for the Mets this season. The young catcher has worked on improving his swing with the hope of producing some better offensive numbers in 2014. “I worked on just shortening […]

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Travis d’Arnaud Named MLB’s Top Catching Prospect

An article by posted on January 16, 2014 0 Comments
Travis d’Arnaud Named MLB’s Top Catching Prospect

MLB.com named Travis d’Arnaud of the New York Mets their Number One ranked catching prospect today, edging out Austin Hedges of the San Diego Padres. Travis d’Arnaud, Mets: If it hadn’t been for injuries, d’Arnaud would be off this list. Despite missing time with a knee injury in 2012 and a broken foot in ’13, […]

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Jim Callis Very High On Travis d’Arnaud

An article by posted on January 11, 2014 0 Comments
Jim Callis Very High On Travis d’Arnaud

Travis d’Arnaud has long been regarded as baseball’s top catching prospect since first appearing on Baseball America’s Top 100 back in 2010. The Phillies’ 2007 first-round pick has already seen himself traded twice in a deal to acquire a reigning Cy Young Award winner and expectations for him have always been high. Now the property of […]

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Remembering the Mets’ One-Hit Wonders

An article by posted on December 9, 2013 0 Comments
Remembering the Mets’ One-Hit Wonders

As a kid, many of us dreamed of getting to the big leagues. Chances are, if you’re reading this – you didn’t make it, either. Most of the players who ever were drafted never make it through the ranks of the minors. Of the fortunate few who make to the Majors, even fewer go onto […]

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This Week In Mets Madness: Arencibia To The Mets’ Rescue?

An article by posted on December 2, 2013 0 Comments
This Week In Mets Madness: Arencibia To The Mets’ Rescue?

J.P. To The Mets’ Rescue? Here we go again… It’s a new week in the Mets Hot Stove, and with it comes a new flurry of the same old nonsense to keep your hearts aglow with this myth of a coming magical offseason that will usher in a run of sustainable championship caliber Mets baseball […]

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Alderson Expressed Concern With D’Arnaud’s Hitting Approach

An article by posted on November 16, 2013 0 Comments
Alderson Expressed Concern With D’Arnaud’s Hitting Approach

It seems to me that the team is not as high or as confident in Travis d’Arnaud as they once were when they first acquired the catcher as the signature piece in the deal that sent R.A. Dickey to Toronto. On at least two occasions, Sandy Alderson expressed concern with D’Arnaud’s bat and his brief […]

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Hot Stove Report: Phillies Have Made Some Offers, Mets Have Made Some Phonecalls

An article by posted on November 8, 2013 0 Comments
Hot Stove Report: Phillies Have Made Some Offers, Mets Have Made Some Phonecalls

“We’ve already made offers on several players,” Phillies GM Ruben Amaro Jr. said from Arizona, where he is watching some of the organization’s top young talent participate in the Arizona Fall League. Todd Knowing that there is a lack of power hitters available, Amaro is perhaps making a push to sign one, as the team […]

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