Tag: Mike Piazza

Travis d’Arnaud Instructed To Give Runners The Whole Plate

An article by posted on February 22, 2014 0 Comments
Travis d’Arnaud Instructed To Give Runners The Whole Plate

February 21 Travis d’Arnaud told reporters that regardless of what rule goes into effect regarding blocking the plate, Mets personnel have instructed him today that he is to stand in fair territory and give base runners the whole plate. The rule, which is not official yet, is to allow runners a lane to part of the […]

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Around the Diamond – Safe at Home

An article by posted on February 4, 2014 0 Comments
Around the Diamond – Safe at Home

In the 52 seasons the Mets have played, they have had 23 different catchers who would be considered their “primary” catcher in any given season. The following players have caught the most games in a Mets uniform. (seasons as the primary catcher in parenthesis) 10. Vance Wilson (2003) – Vance appeared in 255 games as catcher […]

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MMO Fan Shot: How About A 211 Game Suspension For Bud Selig?

An article by posted on January 18, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: How About A 211 Game Suspension For Bud Selig?

An MMO Fan Shot by Steven Pacchiano Selig is the ninth and current Commissioner of Major League Baseball, he’s been at the helm since 1992. His reign began at in the steroid era, and that was his bad luck. He had the opportunity to protect the game at the time but chose the wrong path. He […]

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MMO Exclusive Interview: 2013 Sterling Award Winner, RHP Rob Whalen

An article by posted on January 15, 2014 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive Interview: 2013 Sterling Award Winner, RHP Rob Whalen

Were talking to Mets pitching prospect Robert Whalen today. Rob was kind enough to take some time to answer a few questions for me. The soon to be 20 year old righty was selected by the New York Mets in the 12th round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft out of Haines City (Fla.) High […]

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MLB: Drug Dealers Welcome

An article by posted on January 13, 2014 0 Comments
MLB: Drug Dealers Welcome

Last night, 60 Minutes aired an interview with Anthony Bosch, founder of former South Florida anti-aging clinic Biogenesis. During the interview (which I admittedly chose not to watch), I have read that Bosch admitted to injecting Rodriguez with PED, an allegation that conveniently came to fruition after Major League Baseball apparently took over paying for […]

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Mets Historic Third Round Picks

An article by posted on January 12, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Historic Third Round Picks

The Mets have selected 47 players in third round of the June amateur draft. Of these 47 players, 15 of them have made it to the Major Leagues. That’s a 31% rate. What kind of success have these 15 men had in the bigs? 1965 - Joe Moock - Joe made to the bigs in 1967 with the […]

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Jim Callis Very High On Travis d’Arnaud

An article by posted on January 11, 2014 0 Comments
Jim Callis Very High On Travis d’Arnaud

Travis d’Arnaud has long been regarded as baseball’s top catching prospect since first appearing on Baseball America’s Top 100 back in 2010. The Phillies’ 2007 first-round pick has already seen himself traded twice in a deal to acquire a reigning Cy Young Award winner and expectations for him have always been high. Now the property of […]

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Who Should be on Mets Rushmore?

An article by posted on January 9, 2014 0 Comments
Who Should be on Mets Rushmore?

Four spots. 52 seasons. Who belongs on Mets Rushmore? Without a doubt, Tom Seaver. If there isn’t a Mets Rushmore without The Franchise, it’s just another rock. So how about the other three? We could go with Casey Stengel. His number is already retired and on the wall. We can go with Gil Hodges. His […]

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Mike Piazza: Out of The Cage and Into the Metsmerized Hall of Fame

An article by posted on January 7, 2014 0 Comments
Mike Piazza: Out of The Cage and Into the Metsmerized Hall of Fame

The Giants win the pennant! The Giants win the pennant! Russ Hodges’ broadcast of Bobby Thomson’s home run is the most famous call in Major League Baseball’s long history. On August 11, 1951, the Dodgers held an insurmountable 13 game lead over their arch enemies. Down the stretch Brooklyn played well, 26-22. The Giants, however, were […]

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Mike Piazza and Faith in Hall of Fame Voting

An article by posted on January 4, 2014 0 Comments
Mike Piazza and Faith in Hall of Fame Voting

Another year, another batch of worthy players kept from the Hall of Fame. As of January 3, according to Baseball Think Factory, only four players, Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Frank Thomas, and Craig Biggio, have appeared on 75 percent of publicly-released Hall of Fame ballots in one of the strongest classes in history. Approximately one-fifth […]

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