Tag: infield

Featured Post: The Boys of … Winter?

An article by posted on April 17, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: The Boys of … Winter?

“On a cold night you have to hit the ball 25 feet farther. So, in other words, if the fence is 338 feet and you hit the ball 338 feet, you’ll be 25 feet short.” – Ralph Kiner, attempting to explain the effect of cold weather on the flight of a baseball. The New York Mets and […]

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Nieuwenhuis Likely Odd Man Out When Mets Promote Quintanilla

An article by posted on April 10, 2013 0 Comments
Nieuwenhuis Likely Odd Man Out When Mets Promote Quintanilla

Yesterday, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reported that the Mets decided to send Omar Quintanilla to Triple-A Vegas to start the season so they could minimize the risk of losing him to waivers early in the season. Quintanilla is not currently on the 40-man roster. Collins said the Mets were wary of carrying Quintanilla out of spring training […]

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Featured Post: A Banner Day For Me And My Mets!

An article by posted on March 5, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: A Banner Day For Me And My Mets!

So, my kids surprised me last night with a really early Mother’s Day gift – tickets to Banner Day! After ESPN’s decision to schedule the original May 26th date for Sunday Night Baseball, the Mets held a fan vote to allow fans to choose when Banner Day should be held and ended up moving the […]

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Now Batting No. 5 and Playing Left Field, Wilmer Flores

An article by posted on February 27, 2013 0 Comments
Now Batting No. 5 and Playing Left Field, Wilmer Flores

Updated by Joe D. on 2/27 We may hear those words blare over the Citi Field PA system one day in the near future during a Mets game… Maybe… Whether or not Wilmer Flores should be handed an outfield glove has been debated quite passionately on MMO many times over the last several months. We’ve […]

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Wilmer Flores Watch: Second Base Analysis

An article by posted on February 26, 2013 0 Comments
Wilmer Flores Watch: Second Base Analysis

Wilmer Flores played second base yesterday in a Spring Training game for the Mets. Flores did not embarrass himself defensively and looked to have an idea offensively. So after roughly six innings it is safe to christen a man with 0 AB above Double-A with the starting second base job? No. Nope. Nah. Negative. Not […]

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MMO Mailbag: Tejada’s Role After 2014?

An article by posted on December 4, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Tejada’s Role After 2014?

Wex asks: Do you think Ruben Tejada will still be the everyday shortstop in 2015? The reason I ask is the Mets drafted Gavin Cecchini one year after they went way over slot on Phillip Evans. They also signed the top Dominican shortstop Germán Ahmed Rosario in July for a record setting bonus. All these […]

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Should The Mets Target Trevor Plouffe?

An article by posted on October 24, 2012 0 Comments
Should The Mets Target Trevor Plouffe?

Would you consider Trevor Plouffe as an option at second base or in the outfield? An article by Steve Adams on MLBTradeRumors discussed the Twins need for starting pitching, and mentioned that infielder Trevor Plouffe might be a possibility to be on the move. This article intrigued me because Plouffe can play all of the […]

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MMO Mailbag: Can Wilmer Flores Be A Fit In The Outfield?

An article by posted on October 10, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Can Wilmer Flores Be A Fit In The Outfield?

Nikki asks… I have a question that hopefully you guys can answer. Has there been any consideration to playing Wilmer Flores in the outfield? He seems to be the only righthanded hitter in the upper minors that seems to have any upside, and the Mets also seem to be in much better shape in the infield than they […]

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MMO Mailbag: Who Is The Mets Most Valuable Trade Chip?

An article by posted on August 29, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Who Is The Mets Most Valuable Trade Chip?

I had the following question emailed to me yesterday, but there was no name attached, so we’ll call him Anonymous. If Jordany Valdespin is part of the future then why was he sent back to Buffalo? The Mets have no idea right now what the outfield of the future looks like. They’ve spent this season […]

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MMO Sits Down With Mets Prospect Wilmer Flores

An article by posted on August 6, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Sits Down With Mets Prospect Wilmer Flores

I caught up with Mets top position prospect Wilmer Flores one afternoon two weeks ago in the visitors dugout at New Britain Stadium. Wilmer was nice enough to sit down with me and answer a few questions for the readers at MMO. I asked him for his thoughts on the Eastern League pitching he’s seen […]

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