Tag: Frank Viola

11 Best Mets Who Didn’t Play in the Postseason

An article by posted on January 10, 2017 0 Comments
11 Best Mets Who Didn’t Play in the Postseason

Think of any of the Mets’ all-time great players. Chances are you probably thought of someone like Tom Seaver, Darryl Strawberry, David Wright or maybe one of the team’s current young aces. All of these players– and pretty much anyone typically considered to be in the Mets’ pantheon of greats– played in the postseason. But […]

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The Dark Knight Will Rise Again

An article by posted on May 24, 2016 0 Comments
The Dark Knight Will Rise Again

Mets right-hander Matt Harvey is still frustrated over his recent pitching struggles, but told ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin that he can solve his issues on the mound rather than skipping a start. “For me, taking time off isn’t going to do anything. It’s finding it on the mound,” Harvey said. “I’m not a quitter. […]

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Frank Viola Weighs In On Rafael Montero And Matt Harvey

An article by posted on May 18, 2016 0 Comments
Frank Viola Weighs In On Rafael Montero And Matt Harvey

In a recent article by Dan Martin of the New York Post, Triple-A pitching coach Frank Viola commented on the recent struggles of Matt Harvey and the steady rise of Rafael Montero. Montero and Harvey’s professional careers have been polar opposites to this point. Matt has enjoyed immediate success, while Montero’s career has been an […]

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Steven Matz Could Win Rookie of the Year Award

An article by posted on March 3, 2016 0 Comments
Steven Matz Could Win Rookie of the Year Award

Long Island native, Steven Matz looks to get his first full major league season under his belt this coming year. In his brief appearance last season, we saw glimpses of how great of a pitcher he can truly be. Marc Carig of Newsday spoke with Frank Viola and discussed the possibilities for Matz, and what […]

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Backman and Viola Will Return As Triple-A Manager, Pitching Coach

An article by posted on February 2, 2016 0 Comments
Backman and Viola Will Return As Triple-A Manager, Pitching Coach

Wally Backman and Frank Viola will both remain with the Mets’ Triple-A affiliate in Las Vegas, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York first reported. The Las Vegas 51s confirmed the report with an official announcement on Tuesday. “I’m excited to return to Las Vegas for my fourth season,” Backman said. “I enjoy working with everyone in […]

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Are You Ready For Thor’s Day?!?!

An article by posted on May 9, 2015 0 Comments
Are You Ready For Thor’s Day?!?!

It was very interesting to hear what Steve Gelbs had to say about his conversation with Mets Triple-A pitching coach Frank Viola on Friday. The two of them spoke shortly after the team announced that their top prospect, Noah Syndergaard, was being promoted and would make his MLB debut on Tuesday against the Chicago Cubs. I […]

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Prospect Pulse: Steven Matz Is Developing Into a Complete Pitcher

An article by posted on September 26, 2014 0 Comments
Prospect Pulse: Steven Matz Is Developing Into a Complete Pitcher

Several of the Mets prospects this season have made tremendous progress. Players like Dilson Herrera and Kevin Plawecki have made a lot of strides in 2014, but it could be argued that the most improved player this year has been left handed pitcher Steven Matz. Matz has experienced success in the minor leagues before, but […]

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D’Arnaud Changed His Mindset, Not His Approach

An article by posted on July 18, 2014 0 Comments
D’Arnaud Changed His Mindset, Not His Approach

When Travis d’Arnaud was demoted to the minors, the coaching staff down there had a two-hour talk with him, and he emerged a new man. Well, a new hitter, at least. Since returning to the Mets on June 24th, d’Arnaud is hitting .295 (18 for 61) with five doubles, three home runs and 10 RBI. D’Arnaud said he needed to clear […]

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Demotion Helped D’Arnaud Regain Confidence and Swing

An article by posted on July 17, 2014 0 Comments
Demotion Helped D’Arnaud Regain Confidence and Swing

Travis d’Arnaud has had his struggles since being promoted to the big leagues in 2013, mostly from trying to live up to the pressures of playing in the big city and producing. Coming into the 2014 season, the hype grew even larger and it might have just been too much for the young rookie to […]

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Frank Viola To Undergo Heart Surgery

An article by posted on March 25, 2014 0 Comments
Frank Viola To Undergo Heart Surgery

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York is reporting that former Cy Young winner Frank Viola is scheduled to undergo open-heart surgery next Wednesday and will be unable to serve as pitching coach of the Triple-A Las Vegas 51s. Viola, 53, had a heart issue detected during his initial spring-training physical. Viola spent the past three seasons as […]

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