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Meet 2012 Draft Pick RHP Robert Whalen, A Die-Hard Met Fan

An article by posted on March 9, 2013 0 Comments
Meet 2012 Draft Pick RHP Robert Whalen, A Die-Hard Met Fan

In 2012, we saw Gavin Cecchini and Kevin Plawecki hog the spotlight as the first round picks and the most promising new members of the Mets minor league system. Behind them followed many new and talented players that came into the fold of the orange and blue. I was so excited as a fan last […]

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Terry Collins: If Santana Isn’t Ready, Niese Will Get Opening Day Nod

An article by posted on March 2, 2013 0 Comments
Terry Collins: If Santana Isn’t Ready, Niese Will Get Opening Day Nod

During an interview on WFAN with Mike Francesa, Terry Collins said that Jon Niese would get the Opening Day start if Johan Santana is not ready. The manager still believes Santana has a chance to make the start, “It’s not doubtful,” Collins said. “If he’s not ready for Game 1, I think he’ll be ready […]

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Strange Tales: So These Three GMs Walk Into A Bar…

An article by posted on January 18, 2013 0 Comments
Strange Tales: So These Three GMs Walk Into A Bar…

By now you’ve all made the rounds and got everybody’s take on Sandy Alderson’s interview with Mike Francesa yesterday. You know the one right? It was the interview that was the exact opposite of the first interview he did with Francesa back in October. Remember that one? The one where the Mets were going to […]

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MMO Exclusive Interview: Mets Pitching Prospect Matt Budgell

An article by posted on May 11, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive Interview: Mets Pitching Prospect Matt Budgell

The phone rang, and it was Mets RHP Matt Budgell who was relaxing with some of the other players in their hotel room at Port St. Lucie after completing their Tuesday workouts at extended spring training. Matt was the Mets 10th round pick in last years MLB draft, and was nice enough to spend a little […]

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MMO Exclusive: Wally Backman – Part Deux

An article by posted on April 30, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: Wally Backman – Part Deux

(click any photo to embiggen) Last week I published the first half of the MMO Exclusive interview I conducted with Buffalo Bisons manager Wally Backman. Wally was kind enough to sit down and answer some questions about his current team. He was very candid about which of his AAA players he feels, are working themselves […]

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MMO Exclusive Interview: Mets Pitching Prospect Hamilton Bennett

An article by posted on February 25, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive Interview: Mets Pitching Prospect Hamilton Bennett

I had the chance to talk to New York Mets left-handed pitching prospect Hamilton Bennett by phone the other day. Ham is taking care of last minute preparations at his home in North Carolina before making the drive to Port St. Lucie, for the start of Spring Training. After being taken by the Mets in […]

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Talking Mets Minors With Seedlings To Stars – Part One

An article by posted on February 17, 2012 0 Comments
Talking Mets Minors With Seedlings To Stars – Part One

Today I have the pleasure of treating you to a terrific Q & A I conducted with Wally Fish and Nathaniel Stoltz, two of the guys behind the great baseball site Seedlings To Stars. Last week they posted their 2012 Mets Prospect List, and what makes theirs so unique is that they do theirs by listing […]

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Get To Know Mets Pitching Prospect Josh Edgin

An article by posted on February 12, 2012 0 Comments
Get To Know Mets Pitching Prospect Josh Edgin

With the news that LHP Josh Edgin has been moved to major league camp and has a chance to make the Opening Day roster, here’s an interview with Josh that we originally posted on February 2, 2012 I caught up to NY Mets minor league pitcher Josh Edgin the other day. Josh has been enjoying […]

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Darin Gorski: A Little Bit Of Confidence Can Go A Long Way

An article by posted on February 7, 2012 0 Comments
Darin Gorski: A Little Bit Of Confidence Can Go A Long Way

In this week’s mailbag, Anthony DiComo of Mets.com, fields a question about the prospect status of lefthander Darin Gorski. Why doesn’t anyone mention Darin Gorski as a top pitching prospect? His stats last year were exceptional. Two reasons. Firstly, Gorski produced those statistics (a 2.08 ERA, 140 strikeouts and 29 walks in 138 2/3 innings) […]

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Exclusive Interview With Original 1962 Met, Eddie Kranepool

An article by posted on November 20, 2011 0 Comments

With all the fanfare surrounding the cool announcements the Mets made about the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the 1962 Mets this past week, I thought I’d share my interview with an original Met, first baseman Eddie Kranepool. Eddie of course was an original Met who began his career at the age of 17 in 1962 and played […]

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