Tag: minor leagues

Ron Darling Compares Michael Conforto To Don Mattingly

An article by posted on January 6, 2017 0 Comments
Ron Darling Compares Michael Conforto To Don Mattingly

In a recent TV appearance on MLB Network, former Mets pitcher and current SNY color commentator Ron Darling compared the swing of Michael Conforto to Don Mattingly. Darling goes on to talk about playing against Mattingly in 1983 in the minor leagues when he was more of a gap-to-gap hitter (and still playing some outfield). Here […]

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Featured Post: Ben Rowen Might Be Mets’ Diamond In The Rough

An article by posted on December 27, 2016 0 Comments
Featured Post: Ben Rowen Might Be Mets’ Diamond In The Rough

This past Thursday, the New York Mets announced a pair of minor league signings of right-handed pitchers Cory Burns and Ben Rowen. Rowen’s contract guarantees him an invite to major league spring training, a sign that the Mets might have legitimate interest in seeing what Rowen and his submarine style pitching can offer the club […]

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New CBA Notes: All-Star Game Will No Longer Determine Home Field

An article by posted on December 1, 2016 0 Comments
New CBA Notes: All-Star Game Will No Longer Determine Home Field

The new collective bargaining agreement was finally agreed to last night by Major League Baseball and the MLB Player Association as first reported by Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. The new pact is for five years and is great news with the beginning of the Winter Meetings coming on December 5. One of the new changes […]

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Mets Minors: MMO All-Star Bullpen Led By Sewald

An article by posted on October 12, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Minors: MMO All-Star Bullpen Led By Sewald

This is the fourth and final part of our own Mets Minors All-Star team that brings you the best performers in the bullpen. Our choices are based on how each player did statistically speaking and not according to their prospect standing. Closer - Paul Sewald (Las Vegas 51s) Another season and another great performance for the former 10th […]

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Mets Fire Long-Time Minor League Medical Coordinator Mike Herbst

An article by posted on September 20, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Fire Long-Time Minor League Medical Coordinator Mike Herbst

The Mets have fired their long-time medical coordinator for the minor leagues, Mike Herbst, as reported by ESPN’s Adam Rubin. Herbst had been head trainer Ray Ramirez’s assistant at the big-league level in between his stints as the minor league medical coordinator. He also served as the athletic trainer for the Brooklyn Cyclones back in 2001. I’m sure […]

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Rosario, Smith Ranked in Law’s Top 50 Midseason Prospects

An article by posted on July 14, 2016 0 Comments
Rosario, Smith Ranked in Law’s Top 50 Midseason Prospects

Amed Rosario had seen his highest ranking ever last week when Baseball Propectus’ Top 50 Midseason Prospects came out and placed him #15 among the elite talent in the minor leagues. Keith Law of ESPN released his Top 50 today with Rosario coming in at #13, a new high for the talented shortstop. Here is what […]

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What’s Wrong With Michael Conforto And How Should Mets Proceed

An article by posted on June 14, 2016 0 Comments
What’s Wrong With Michael Conforto And How Should Mets Proceed

The New York Mets offense has simply been bad. When you take a look at the team stats for all Major League clubs this season, the Mets offensive ranks are mostly trending at the bottom of the pile, except for home runs. Their inability to score with runners in scoring position with less than two […]

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Plawecki Has Upped His Game Since Collins’ Warning

An article by posted on May 11, 2016 0 Comments
Plawecki Has Upped His Game Since Collins’ Warning

After a stretch where Kevin Plawecki hit .167/.348/.167, Terry Collins couldn’t bite his tongue anymore. Collins took the rare step of calling out one of his players publicly when he said, “I don’t mean to put a lot of pressure on him, but he’s got to start getting some hits. We all thought he was going to […]

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Mets Minors Recap: Nimmo Homers, Becerra Over .400

An article by posted on May 6, 2016 0 Comments
Mets Minors Recap: Nimmo Homers, Becerra Over .400

El Paso 7, Las Vegas 6 (13-13) F/10 Box Score The 51s pitching staff blew a lead of at least five runs for the second straight night but the big bright spot of the nights was Brandon Nimmo launching his first home run of the season to deep center field. He is now hitting .429/.500/.643 with […]

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Morning Grind: NYC Tobacco Ban Will Be Ineffective

An article by posted on March 24, 2016 0 Comments
Morning Grind: NYC Tobacco Ban Will Be Ineffective

Whether players like it or not, New York City has enacted a smokeless tobacco ban that will prevent them from using chewing tobacco at Citi Field and Yankee Stadium. As we see from the quotes, there are players like Lucas Duda, to whom it’ll have no effect. There are others who do use it. We don’t know what, […]

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