Tag: John Buck

MMO Flashback: Why 19 Is Greater Than 69

An article by posted on August 27, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Flashback: Why 19 Is Greater Than 69

This is an article I wrote exactly 365 days ago, when the Mets initially traded John Buck and Marlon Byrd to the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for Dilson Herrera and a player to be named later, which turned out to be Vic Black. As you can see, I was a huge fan of the trade […]

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Herrera Coming On Strong, Continues To Impress With Bat

An article by posted on July 18, 2014 0 Comments
Herrera Coming On Strong, Continues To Impress With Bat

Last August the Mets sent catcher John Buck and outfielder Marlon Byrd to the Pittsburgh Pirates for reliever Vic Black and second baseman Dilson Herrera, a trade that benefited both sides with the Pirates getting the best of Byrd in their playoff run and the Mets working Black into their bullpen plans and Herrera into their future infield plans. Even though […]

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Amazin’ Backup Plan: Mets Improve To 6-0 When Recker Starts

An article by posted on April 29, 2014 0 Comments
Amazin’ Backup Plan: Mets Improve To 6-0 When Recker Starts

Once again, backup catcher Anthony Recker found himself on the receiving end of another masterful pitching performance – this time by Dillon Gee – who tossed eight shutout innings in the Mets 4-0 win against the Marlins on Sunday. With yesterday’s performance, Recker lowered his Catcher’s ERA to 2.54, the eighth-best mark in the majors […]

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Mets Are A Perfect 5-0 When Recker Is Starting Catcher

An article by posted on April 25, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Are A Perfect 5-0 When Recker Is Starting Catcher

I wanted to update this post with something ESPN’s Mark Simon pointed out about Mets backup catcher Anthony Recker. Mets pitchers continue to put up great numbers with Recker catching. Their ERA is 2.78 and opponents’ batting average is .204 when he is behind the dish. Additionally, the Mets are a perfect 5-0 when Recker is the […]

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D’Arnaud Says He’s Ready, Now It’s Time To Prove It

An article by posted on February 5, 2014 0 Comments
D’Arnaud Says He’s Ready, Now It’s Time To Prove It

Kristie Ackert of the Daily News says Travis d’Arnaud has quite an impressive resume. He was a first-round pick by the Phillies, and he’s twice been used as a trading chip for a Cy Young winner. He has all the glowing scouting reports and made all the blue-chip prospect lists. However, it’s time for him to go […]

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Talkin’ Mets With Patrick Reusse: Ron and Ike Davis, Tom and Matt Seaver?

An article by posted on January 24, 2014 0 Comments
Talkin’ Mets With Patrick Reusse: Ron and Ike Davis, Tom and Matt Seaver?

Sometimes things happen, sometimes they happen in such a way you figure you’ll make sense of them later. Sometimes you become a part of a story you just can’t wait to share, waiting for just the right moment. Sometimes you find yourself relegated the status of a drooling dweeb, which is more or less how […]

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Mariners Close To A Deal With Catcher John Buck

An article by posted on January 14, 2014 0 Comments
Mariners Close To A Deal With Catcher John Buck

The Seattle Mariners are close to a deal with free agent catcher John Buck according to Jon Morosi of FOX Sports. With highly regarded Mike Zunino as the primary catcher, Buck will likely be his back-up, Buck, 33, batted a combined .219 with 15 homers and 62 RBI between the Mets and the Pirates last season. He had a […]

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Dilson Herrera Finishes With A Bang in Winter Ball

An article by posted on January 9, 2014 0 Comments
Dilson Herrera Finishes With A Bang in Winter Ball

Second base prospect Dilson Herrera finished the Colombian Winter league strong as he now shifts gears and prepares for the minor league spring training and a full season in the Mets organization. Herrera, originally a Pittsburgh Pirates prospect, came to the Mets in 2013 along with relief pitcher Vic Black in the trade that sent Marlon Byrd and John Buck to Pittsburgh towards […]

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While Not A Priority, Mets Still Open To Adding Catching Depth

An article by posted on January 6, 2014 0 Comments
While Not A Priority, Mets Still Open To Adding Catching Depth

The Mets are still considering acquiring catching depth this winter, according to Mike Puma of the NY Post. However they are not interested in re-signing free agent John Buck. Buck had a hot April, but really fell off a cliff after that, batting .222/.288/.365 overall between the Mets and the Pirates. The veteran catcher hit […]

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Dilson Herrera Continues To Shine For Mets

An article by posted on December 22, 2013 0 Comments
Dilson Herrera Continues To Shine For Mets

Second base prospect Dilson Herrera was acquired by the Mets when John Buck and Marlon Byrd were traded to the Pirates. In the trade, the Mets also received promising reliever Vic Black, who could be assuming the Mets closer role if Bobby Parnell isn’t ready to begin the 2014 season. Herrera, who is listed at 5’10″, has been playing very well in […]

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