Tag: center field

MMO Players of the Week: Deja-Vu All Over Again

An article by posted on September 16, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Players of the Week: Deja-Vu All Over Again

I don’t think I could pinpoint another week in the 2013 season where the offense was more flat than it was this past week. The Mets were blanked three times this week, and were on the verge of getting blanked for a fourth if it weren’t for Travis d’Arnaud in the 12th inning.The lineup is […]

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9/11 Home Run from the Other Side

An article by posted on September 11, 2013 0 Comments
9/11 Home Run from the Other Side

Here is a story I wrote for The Tablet newspaper of the Diocese of Brooklyn, N.Y. We will always remember Mike Piazza‘s “Healing Power of a Swing,” but it turns out the Braves’ pitcher that surrendered the home run, Steve Karsay, grew up just 15 minutes from Shea Stadium. Here’s what Karsay had to say […]

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Watch D’Arnaud Hit His First Major League Home Run

An article by posted on August 25, 2013 0 Comments
Watch D’Arnaud Hit His First Major League Home Run

Congratulations to Mets top prospect Travis d’Arnaud who got just enough of a Rick Porcello fastball to send it over the left-center field wall for his first career home run. It was a two-run shot in the fourth to put the Mets ahead 3-2 at the time, and after a hearty round of congratulations from his teammates, […]

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Is Juan Lagares An Everyday Center Fielder?

An article by posted on August 21, 2013 0 Comments
Is Juan Lagares An Everyday Center Fielder?

YES!!! Mets righthander Dillon Gee credits his improved performance to his defense because he doesn’t have to be afraid to pitch to contact, he especially singles out Juan Lagares. “It gives you confidence to keep attacking because you know you’ve got guys out there that are playing hard and making all the plays for you,” […]

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Surprise, Surprise. A-Rod Gets Plunked In Return To Fenway

An article by posted on August 19, 2013 0 Comments
Surprise, Surprise. A-Rod Gets Plunked In Return To Fenway

I rarely post anything that isn’t Mets related, but I hope people had a chance to watch yesterday’s game between the Yankees and Red Sox in Fenway Park. Another chapter was written into one of the most storied rivalries in sports. In the second inning, Alex Rodriguez walked to the plate engulfed in a tidal […]

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MMO Exclusive: 2013 Mets Midseason Report Cards

An article by posted on July 19, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: 2013 Mets Midseason Report Cards

With the New York Mets (41-50) about to embark on the second half of the the 2013 season, I hit up two dozen of our MMO writers for their overall grades by position for our Mid-Season Report Cards. For added measure we also included Terry Collins, Sandy Alderson and Mr. Met who was the only […]

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Lagares Is Batting .291 In June, Covering Lots Of Ground In Center Field

An article by posted on June 26, 2013 0 Comments
Lagares Is Batting .291 In June, Covering Lots Of Ground In Center Field

Juan Lagares is covering lots of ground in center field and Mark Simon of ESPN New York has the clear and convincing evidence of just how much better Lagares has been over every other Mets center fielder. “The average center fielder makes an ‘out of zone’ catch every 14 innings,” he says. “Juan Lagares has made one every […]

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Den Dekker Starting In CF For St. Lucie Tonight

An article by posted on June 17, 2013 0 Comments
Den Dekker Starting In CF For St. Lucie Tonight

Some more encouraging news in the world of Mets injuries — Matt den Dekker is in the starting line-up for the St. Lucie Mets tonight as he looks to work his way back into the Mets outfield picture. He is batting lead-off and playing center field. The young outfielder was cleared for game action back on June […]

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MLB Draft Day Two: Mets VP Paul DePodesta Is Thrilled With Results So Far

An article by posted on June 8, 2013 0 Comments
MLB Draft Day Two: Mets VP Paul DePodesta Is Thrilled With Results So Far

In a conference call this afternoon, Mets VP of player development Paul DePodesta characterized the first two days of the 2013 MLB Draft as very productive, adding that he was “thrilled with the way everything has turned out.” DePodesta said the Mets have had more moments of jubilation, when players they wanted fell to them, […]

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Juan Lagares To Finally See Some Extended Play

An article by posted on June 2, 2013 0 Comments
Juan Lagares To Finally See Some Extended Play

With center field prospect Matt den Dekker still a long way from returning from the DL (read more here), and Rick Ankiel now hitting only .218 with a .286 on-base for the Mets, Terry Collins will look to give rookie Juan Lagares some extended play. Lagares has been languishing on the bench since being promoted, but […]

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