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Longtime Mets Scout Harry Minor Passes Away

An article by posted on January 19, 2017 0 Comments
Longtime Mets Scout Harry Minor Passes Away

Harry Minor, scout who spent 44 of his 65 years in baseball with the New York Mets, passed away on Wednesday night at the age of 89. Minor began scouting in 1960 after his minor league playing days were over and started his career with the Mets in 1968 as an area scout. He was […]

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MMO Exclusive: Meet Eastern League Batting Champ Phillip Evans

An article by posted on January 14, 2017 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive: Meet Eastern League Batting Champ Phillip Evans

Phillip Evans won the batting title on the final day of the Eastern League season in 2016 with a 4 for 6 game that capped an incredible breakout year. The 24-year old had a career season in 2016 hitting .335/.374/.485 in 96 games for the Double-A Binghamton Mets. He also set career highs in doubles (30), home runs (8), […]

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Winter Ball Update: Familia Throws Another Scoreless Inning

An article by posted on January 12, 2017 0 Comments
Winter Ball Update: Familia Throws Another Scoreless Inning

New York Mets closer Jeurys Familia pitched a scoreless inning on Wednesday night in the Gigantes del Cibao’s 4-2 loss in the Dominican Winter League playoffs. Familia allowed a two out triple for the only base runner and struck out one. Familia has now pitched four scoreless outings in a row after a rough debut […]

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Ruben Tejada Signs Minor League Deal With Yankees

An article by posted on December 12, 2016 0 Comments
Ruben Tejada Signs Minor League Deal With Yankees

According to Jerry Crasnick on Twitter, former Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada has signed a Minor League deal with the New York Yankees. He has also been invited to big league spring training camp. After helping get the New York Mets to the 2015 NLDS until his leg was broken by Chase Utley, Tejada spent 2016 […]

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Memorable Mets: Catcher John Stearns Was One Tough “Dude”

An article by posted on October 30, 2016 0 Comments
Memorable Mets: Catcher John Stearns Was One Tough “Dude”

In the 1973 Amateur Draft, right after the Texas Rangers selected the highly regarded and ultimately ill-fated David Clyde with the first pick, the Phillies used the second selection to take catcher John Stearns out of the University of Colorado. The next two picks both turned out to be hall-of-famers, Robin Yount and Dave Winfield. Since Bob Boone was just starting what would turn […]

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T.J. Rivera Is Making Believers Out Of Everyone

An article by posted on September 19, 2016 0 Comments
T.J. Rivera Is Making Believers Out Of Everyone

“T.J. Rivera continues to hit major league pitching.” That was the ending of Howie Rose’s radio call of Rivera’s second major league homer in Sunday’s 3-2 victory over the Twins. Rivera has now had 6 multiple hit games in the 13 games he has started as a New York Met and is hitting .344. A […]

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Trade Deadline Recap from Around the Majors

An article by posted on August 1, 2016 0 Comments
Trade Deadline Recap from Around the Majors

After the dust settled from today’s trade deadline, 16 moves were made involving 44 players. The Mets made their big move, acquiring outfielder Jay Bruce from the Cincinnati Reds for second baseman Dilson Herrera and left handed pitching prospect Max Wotell. Through 97 games, the 29-year old outfielder has 25 home runs and a National […]

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Lack of Mets Minor League Development At Crux Of Offensive Struggles

An article by posted on June 16, 2016 0 Comments
Lack of Mets Minor League Development At Crux Of Offensive Struggles

It was only natural to watch last Thursday’s coverage of the MLB Draft and hope the Mets would stockpile some future offensive stars. Such additions would obviously be a few years away from contribution, but with the offense sputtering the way it has been for the last month, it would be nice to know that […]

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Braves Claim LHP Dario Alvarez Off Waivers

An article by posted on May 25, 2016 0 Comments
Braves Claim LHP Dario Alvarez Off Waivers

Adam Rubin of ESPN reports that left-handed reliever Dario Alvarez was claimed off waivers by the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday, Alvarez had been designated for assignment by the New York Mets on Monday after they promoted utility player Ty Kelly from Triple-A Las Vegas and was added to the 40 man roster. Alvarez, 27, had a 3.01 ERA and 1.212 WHIP over seven […]

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Coaches and Players Grind It Out At Minor League Camp

An article by posted on March 27, 2016 0 Comments
Coaches and Players Grind It Out At Minor League Camp

Kevin Morgan stood in front of his players after finishing that day’s workouts. He was extremely blunt. “We start games in two weeks,” he said. “Some of you may come with us, and some of you won’t come back. You only get one shot at this thing.” If anyone should know, it’s Morgan. Back in 1997, […]

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