Tag: minor leagues

Could The Struggling Nationals Turn To Wally Backman?

An article by posted on August 18, 2015 0 Comments
Could The Struggling Nationals Turn To Wally Backman?

The Nationals are struggling big time. Despite being one of the preseason World Series favorites, Washington has dipped under .500 and now sits 4.5 games behind the Mets in the division and 9.5 back in the Wild Card. They’ve lost six straight as well as 17 of their last 24, leaving some to speculate that […]

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Syndergaard Steps Onto The Big Stage Tonight

An article by posted on May 12, 2015 0 Comments
Syndergaard Steps Onto The Big Stage Tonight

Just as they were with Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler, don’t look for the Mets to bring up Noah Syndergaard for a spot start. Once he’s here, unless he really spits the bit, he’s not going anywhere. Like everybody else, I’m excited to see him pitch, just as I was when Harvey and Wheeler first […]

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Sources: Plawecki Will Likely Return To Minors When TDA Returns

An article by posted on May 7, 2015 0 Comments
Sources: Plawecki Will Likely Return To Minors When TDA Returns

Marc Carig and David Lennon of Newsday are reporting that sources indicate that catcher Kevin Plawecki would most likely be sent back to Triple-A Las Vegas once Travis d’Arnaud returns from the disabled list. “The internal belief is that Plawecki could still benefit from playing every day in the minor leagues as opposed to splitting […]

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Undrafted Prospect T.J. Rivera Impressing Mets

An article by posted on April 10, 2015 0 Comments
Undrafted Prospect T.J. Rivera Impressing Mets

Mets prospect and Bronx native T.J. Rivera was undrafted out of Troy University in Alabama. But so far in the minor leagues, he is making the Mets notice writes Adam Rubin of ESPN. Last season at Class-A St Lucie and Double-A Binghamton combined, he hit .349 with 5 home runs and 75 RBIs in 453 […]

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Montero Could Be Best No. 5 Pitcher In League

An article by posted on March 26, 2015 0 Comments
Montero Could Be Best No. 5 Pitcher In League

It wasn’t long ago that we were referring to Rafael Montero as “The Dominator” here at MMO, as his pitching performances often left us with our mouths hanging open, and each performance seemed to get better and better. Then he was called up to make a few starts with the Mets last year, and all […]

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Michael Conforto Made A Strong First Impression

An article by posted on October 23, 2014 0 Comments
Michael Conforto Made A Strong First Impression

When players are drafted, it’s often difficult to see what the future holds for them. For every Mike Trout there’s a Lastings Milledge and for every Matt Harvey there’s a Mark Prior. Predicting baseballs future has become a huge industry and no one ever knows for sure. One post on Bleacher Report listed Michael Conforto […]

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Puppets, Puppeteers and Pedagogy, Why Managers Matter

An article by posted on October 10, 2014 0 Comments
Puppets, Puppeteers and Pedagogy, Why Managers Matter

Pedagogy: the method and practice of teaching. From the Greek “ped” (child) and “agogi” (a place where you undergo a test or “trial by suffering” that you learn from – as in “agony”). We all teach and we all learn throughout our lives. Some of us are better at it than others. There is a […]

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Omar Quintanilla, John Lannan, Taylor Teagarden File For Free Agency

An article by posted on October 6, 2014 0 Comments
Omar Quintanilla, John Lannan, Taylor Teagarden File For Free Agency

Omar Quintanilla, John Lannan and Taylor Teagarden have filed for free agency according to Baseball America. Lannan last pitched for the Mets in April without much success. He finished this season with just five appearances and a 15.75 ERA. Lannan just turned 30 and will begin searching for a new team. Quintanilla played in just […]

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Jacob deGrom Will Be Shut Down, Won’t Make Final Start

An article by posted on September 23, 2014 0 Comments
Jacob deGrom Will Be Shut Down, Won’t Make Final Start

ESPN’s Adam Rubin is reporting that Jacob deGrom will be shut down for the season and will not make his final start against the Astros. An organizational source reported the news to Rubin and it appears deGrom’s pursuit of the National Leagues Rookie of the Year Award will end with 22 starts and a brilliant […]

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Murphy Will Go Back To 2B, Flores To Remain At SS

An article by posted on September 9, 2014 0 Comments
Murphy Will Go Back To 2B, Flores To Remain At SS

Daniel Murphy is expected to be activated from the disabled list later today after missing roughly two weeks with a calf strain. In that time, Dilson Herrera made the surprise jump from AA Binghamton and held his own at second base. He hit .243 over 37 major league at bats, adding two home runs and […]

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