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Travis d’Arnaud Is Pumped For 2015

An article by posted on February 3, 2015 0 Comments
Travis d’Arnaud Is Pumped For 2015

In an interview with Kevin Kernan of the New York Post, Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud says that he is pumped for the upcoming 2015 season. He discussed his high expectations for the team, and the adjustments he made at the plate during the second half last year. “I’m really excited,’’ d’Arnaud said. “Both Anthony Recker and […]

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New Commish Wants To Eliminate Defensive Shifts

An article by posted on January 27, 2015 0 Comments
New Commish Wants To Eliminate Defensive Shifts

It’s his first day as the new Commissioner of Major League Baseball, and Rob Manfred is already causing a stir. In an interview with ESPN, Manfred stated he wanted to “modernize” the game. Said Manfred in the interview: “I would be aggressive about using the clock over the long haul, I think it’s a helpful […]

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Granderson Won’t Change Approach, Expects Better Numbers Next Season

An article by posted on November 26, 2014 0 Comments
Granderson Won’t Change Approach, Expects Better Numbers Next Season

Responding to team reports that he could have hit nine more home runs last season with these new Citi Field dimensions, Curtis Granderson said he isn’t interested in playing “the would’ve, could’ve game.” The Mets right fielder told Anthony McCarron of the Daily News that he doesn’t intend to change his approach. “There’ll be no […]

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MMO Exclusive: Mets Prospect Akeel Morris Reflects On Breakthrough Season

An article by posted on November 24, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: Mets Prospect Akeel Morris Reflects On Breakthrough Season

The beginning of last week I had just finished reading an email from Mets pitching prospect Akeel Morris. He had kindly consented to doing an interview with me for MMO. I then went into the MMO Interview Archives, and way back on page 16 or 17, I found the first interview I did with Akeel […]

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Alderson Weighs In On Offseason Strategy, Internal Options vs Free Agency

An article by posted on September 5, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Weighs In On Offseason Strategy, Internal Options vs Free Agency

Is Matt den Dekker 2015′s Left Fielder? It’s rather funny that in my last post this morning, I speculated that the Mets lacked the financial resources and flexibility to address the left field and shortstop holes via free agency, and then I came across this quote: On whether adding a shortstop and another bat in […]

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Damned If You Do, Damned If You Don’t

An article by posted on July 17, 2014 0 Comments
Damned If You Do, Damned If You Don’t

It is interesting how Sandy Alderson will move forward as the trade deadline approaches. After a disastrous road trip three weeks ago that saw the team slip to double digits under .500, the Mets GM suggested that Collins and Co. could still turn it around this season, making them buyers rather than sellers. He said […]

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Alderson Discusses His Process On Rebuilding The Mets

An article by posted on February 7, 2014 0 Comments
Alderson Discusses His Process On Rebuilding The Mets

In an interview with ESPN.com’s Keith Law, Mets GM Sandy Alderson discussed the processes he implemented since taking over the club and how it has led to a system with improved depth and several players being looked at as top 100 prospects. On building through the draft: “With respect to the draft, we have taken a […]

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MMO Exclusive: Discussing Latin American Development with Omar Minaya

An article by posted on January 21, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: Discussing Latin American Development with Omar Minaya

I sat down with Former Mets General Manager and current Padres Senior Vice President, Omar Minaya, to conduct an interview pertaining to Dominican and Latin American development and the importance of baseball in developing countries such as the Dominican Republic and Venezuela. I asked Omar, who I know as an expert, and who was at […]

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Rafael Montero Determined To Pitch For Mets This Season

An article by posted on January 17, 2014 0 Comments
Rafael Montero Determined To Pitch For Mets This Season

MLB.com recently conducted an interview in Spanish with Mets pitching prospect Rafael Montero about his future in baseball and his goals for 2014. One of the benefits of having a senior editor like David Conde, who reads and writes Spanish, is that it affords us the opportunity to conduct more interviews with many of our Latino prospects and also […]

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MMO Interview: Mets Second Base Prospect Jorge Rivero

An article by posted on January 14, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Interview: Mets Second Base Prospect Jorge Rivero

The New York Mets signed infielder Jorge Rivero in 2011 as an international free agent, and then sent him to play in the Dominican Summer League before moving him on to the Gulf Coast Mets (Rookie) to end the season. Rivero, who was born in La Habana, Cuba and left his native land at the […]

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