Tag: Edgardo Alfonzo

Collins On Flores: His Bat Potential Is Off The Charts

An article by posted on February 24, 2014 0 Comments
Collins On Flores: His Bat Potential Is Off The Charts

Terry Collins said Wilmer Flores earned a big compliment while the Mets manager was talking to someone who had watched Flores play winter ball for several years. According to Mike Vorkunov of the Star-Ledger, Collins was told Flores was reminiscent of former Mets’ second baseman Edgardo Alfonzo. “The bat potential is off the charts. Everybody […]

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Around the Diamond – What’s on Second?

An article by posted on December 28, 2013 0 Comments
Around the Diamond – What’s on Second?

Going around the Diamond – there have been 24 different players in the Mets 52 year history that would could be classified as the “everyday” second baseman. So who has played there the most? (seasons classified as the main second baseman in parenthesis) 10. Tim Teufel (1987). Tim played in 325 games (251 starts) at second […]

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The Top 10 Mets Offensive Seasons Since 1980

An article by posted on November 28, 2013 0 Comments
The Top 10 Mets Offensive Seasons Since 1980

It’s hard to believe that we’re only a few seasons removed from some of the best offensive seasons in Mets history (hard to argue they haven’t been offensive lately, just in a different sense). So what are the 10 best Mets seasons in terms of offensive production over the last 34 seasons? (I’m using 1980 […]

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MMO Talks To Wilmer Flores: Works On Improving Even As Role Remains Unclear

An article by posted on October 29, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Talks To Wilmer Flores: Works On Improving Even As Role Remains Unclear

This year saw the continued decline of  once promising young talents such as Ike Davis and Ruben Tejada, allowing for a slew of fresh prospects to enter the mix at the major-league level. Terry Collins best described it in his pre-game press conference in that we “got to see the pieces” that will soon make this team competitive as well […]

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Wilmer Flores Looks To Improve Speed, Plate Discipline In 2014

An article by posted on September 30, 2013 0 Comments
Wilmer Flores Looks To Improve Speed, Plate Discipline In 2014

The 2013 Mets season has now officially been placed ‘in the books’. This year saw the continued decline of  once promising young talents such as Ike Davis and Ruben Tejada, allowing for a slew of fresh prospects to enter the mix at the major-league level. Terry Collins best described it in his pre-game press conference […]

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Video: Mike Piazza Inducted Into Mets Hall Of Fame

An article by posted on September 29, 2013 0 Comments
Video: Mike Piazza Inducted Into Mets Hall Of Fame

Very rarely is a team graced with a player of the stature and talent of Michael Joseph Piazza. Subsequently, very rarely does a fanbase and a city mutually bond with a player like Michael Joseph Piazza. Today as Piazza was inducted into the Mets Hall of Fame, fans were able to share yet another special […]

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MMO Exclusive With Edgardo Alfonzo: “I Think It’s Going To Be A Great Future”

An article by posted on September 23, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive With Edgardo Alfonzo: “I Think It’s Going To Be A Great Future”

As the 2013 season draws to a close for the New York Mets, what can be taken away from their fifth-straight losing season is the emergence of a number of young talents ranging from the pitching mound to the bullpen; from home plate, to centerfield. Met-Legend Edgardo Alfonzo was once an up-and-coming prospect himself, becoming […]

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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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Sights and Sounds of the 2013 All-Star FanFest!

An article by posted on July 13, 2013 0 Comments
Sights and Sounds of the 2013 All-Star FanFest!

Let’s get this 2013 MLB All-Star FanFest started… On your marks, get set, go… MLB mascots kick off today’s 5K All Star Run… John Franco wants to know if there’s a Doctor in the house… Mookie and Ozzie and some dude with a big head… I have no idea who what that green thing in […]

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Is Matt Harvey Overexposed… Literally?

An article by posted on July 8, 2013 0 Comments
Is Matt Harvey Overexposed… Literally?

In the summer of 1990 the Yankees were playing the White Sox in a relatively unimportant game. “Neon” Deion Sanders walked to the plate and with the end of his bat he drew an “S” in the dirt with a line through it. A dollar sign. The Sox catcher immediately wiped it away. Undeterred, the 22-year-old […]

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