Tag: Mets

Piazza Offers Cespedes Advice On Handling Pressure and Expectations

An article by posted on February 29, 2016 0 Comments
Piazza Offers Cespedes Advice On Handling Pressure and Expectations

After carrying the Mets to the World Series, Yoenis Cespedes was rewarded with a $75-million contract, and with it, likely 75 million tons of pressure. Expectations are high for the Mets, but there’s no better person to help Cespedes deal with them than Mike Piazza, who’ll be inducted into the Hall of Fame this summer. Unquestionably, the Mets […]

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Best Tools In Mets System: Position Players

An article by posted on February 27, 2016 0 Comments
Best Tools In Mets System: Position Players

(Robert Emrich / MiLB.com) We have decided as a team here at MMO/MMN to take a look at the best individual tools among Mets prospects. We’ll look at the talents of the position players first. They are going to be in a group of three that is in no particular order. To come up with […]

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Book Review: “The Closer” by Mariano Rivera

An article by posted on February 26, 2016 0 Comments
Book Review: “The Closer” by Mariano Rivera

I’m not sure if it occurs in the first, second or third trimester. But some time while we’re in the womb, all Mets fans—actually all New Yorkers who are fans of NL Baseball—receive the gene that makes us hate the Yankees. However, maybe once every generation, a player dons the pinstripes who we hate…but who […]

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Wright and Collins Discuss Strategy For Playing Time

An article by posted on February 26, 2016 0 Comments
Wright and Collins Discuss Strategy For Playing Time

Mets manager Terry Collins met with David Wright to begin discussing limiting his playing time during spring training and the season. Not surprisingly, a definitive games number was not reached. It will begin by limiting his exhibition at-bats and time in the batting cage. During the season, Wright could sit in an afternoon game after a night game. However, […]

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Can Cespedes Play Before We Start Tearing Him Down?

An article by posted on February 25, 2016 0 Comments
Can Cespedes Play Before We Start Tearing Him Down?

Anthony DiComo, MLB.com Overall, it’s hard to imagine a scenario where Yoenis Cespedes’ 2016 season isn’t a disappointment. He’s expected to break Barry Bonds (or Roger Maris’) single season home run record, Hack Wilson’s single season RBI record, and find a cure for cancer. Yes, this is hyperbole, but it’s really not that far from what’s being expected of him. […]

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Rejuvenated Lagares Is Ready For 2016 Campaign

An article by posted on February 25, 2016 0 Comments
Rejuvenated Lagares Is Ready For 2016 Campaign

In just one season, Juan Lagares went from the Mets’ starting center fielder and 2014 Gold Glove winner to a platoon player who struggled through injuries that may have inhibited his ability to have the same strong arm he had shown once before. Marc Carig of Newsday spoke with Lagares about his preparation for the […]

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Terry Collins Says Addison Reed Will Handle Setup Role

An article by posted on February 24, 2016 0 Comments
Terry Collins Says Addison Reed Will Handle Setup Role

Manager Terry Collins spoke to reporters today at Mets camp in Port St. Lucie and confirmed that right-handed reliever Addison Reed will handle the 8th inning setup role for the Mets to begin the season. (Adam Rubin, ESPN) It was initially believed that Reed would compete with newly signed Antonio Bastardo for the setup role […]

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DeGrom Returns To Mound, Throws Strong Bullpen

An article by posted on February 24, 2016 0 Comments
DeGrom Returns To Mound, Throws Strong Bullpen

Jacob deGrom returned to the mound on Wednesday morning, throwing a successful bullpen at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie under the watchful eyes of coaches and trainers. By all accounts deGrom looked strong, displaying full range of motion, good velocity, and his usual pinpoint control. .@JdeGrom19 throwing a bullpen session. #Mets #SpringTraining pic.twitter.com/yN4kowTJsX — New […]

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MMO Mailbag: Which Mets Prospects Will Make Their MLB Debut This Season?

An article by posted on February 24, 2016 0 Comments
MMO Mailbag: Which Mets Prospects Will Make Their MLB Debut This Season?

Kevin asks… Will we see Dominic Smith at some point this season and what other prospects will make their major league debuts in 2016? Joe D. replies… To answer the first part of your question, no. Unless Lucas Duda is traded or goes on the disabled list for an extended period of time for a […]

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Mets Announce LGBT “Pride Night” Will Be Held Aug. 13

An article by posted on February 24, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Announce LGBT “Pride Night” Will Be Held Aug. 13

(Frank Franklin II, AP) The New York Mets made it official on Tuesday and in conjunction with the LGBT Network, they announced that their first LGBT “Pride Night” will be held on Aug. 13, when they meet the San Diego Padres at Citi Field. The Mets will donate a portion of the ticket sales through […]

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Mets Had Third Best MLB Offseason

An article by posted on February 23, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Had Third Best MLB Offseason

With Spring Training now underway for all teams, Dave Cameron of FanGraphs did his annual rankings of which teams had the best offseasons. He grades the Chicago Cubs with an A and puts them in the No. 1 spot followed by the Milwaukee Brewers who also fetched a grade of A. The Mets ranked third […]

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