Tag: Mitch Petanick

Prospect Pulse: Stock Is Rising For RHP Rafael Montero

An article by posted on February 20, 2013 0 Comments
Prospect Pulse: Stock Is Rising For RHP Rafael Montero

RAFAEL MONTERO, RHP Bats: R  Throws: R Height: 6′   Weight: 170 lb. Position: Pitcher Age: 22 ETA: 2015 2013 MMO Top Prospect Ranking: #9 Background: Here is a brief player profile from the recent 2013 MMO Top 25 Prospect series: If you go by the numbers, Sterling Award winner Rafael Montero is a guy that you […]

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This Is How The Mets Can Win 85-90 Games in 2013

An article by posted on February 18, 2013 0 Comments
This Is How The Mets Can Win 85-90 Games in 2013

Almost everyone is going to pick the Mets to finish fourth in the division. That’s a given. They are looking up and down at team rosters, and giving their projections based on the players on those rosters. A roster is simply a list of names. It can’t tell you if a player is going to […]

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Prospect Pulse: Analyzing Up and Coming Prospect T.J. Rivera

An article by posted on February 14, 2013 0 Comments
Prospect Pulse: Analyzing Up and Coming Prospect T.J. Rivera

Thomas Javier (T.J.) Rivera, 2B Bats: R  Throws: R Height: 6′ 1″  Weight: 190 lb. Position: Second Base Age: 24 ETA: 2015 Background: T.J. Rivera is a fellow New Yorker, born and raised in the Throggs Neck section of the Bronx. He was signed as a free-agent out of Troy University back in 2011. Not much is generally […]

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Prospect Pulse: Analyzing Mets Pitching Prospect Hansel Robles

An article by posted on February 11, 2013 0 Comments
Prospect Pulse: Analyzing Mets Pitching Prospect Hansel Robles

Hansel Robles, RHP Bats: R  Throws: R Height: 5’11″  Weight: 185 lb. Position: Pitcher Age: 22 MMO Top Prospect Ranking: 20  ETA: 2014 Background: Here is an excerpt from the recent MMO Top 25 Prospect list, where Robles was ranked No. 20: Signed as an international free agent in August of 2008, Robles did everything in […]

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MMO Flashback: Mets Were Never Known For Having Strong Outfields

An article by posted on February 11, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Flashback: Mets Were Never Known For Having Strong Outfields

This article which was originally published on January 25th by Mitch Petanick, is worth a second look in light of recent events. Mark Simon did a piece on ESPN New York yesterday which ranked the top five infields in the team’s history, as well as the top five outfields. His rankings were pretty solid, although […]

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Prospect Pulse: Analyzing Mets Shortstop Prospect Philip Evans

An article by posted on February 2, 2013 0 Comments
Prospect Pulse: Analyzing Mets Shortstop Prospect Philip Evans

Player Name: Philip Evans Bats: R  Throws: R Height: 5’10″  Weight: 185 lb. Position: Shortstop Age: 20 (turns 21 in September) MMO Top Prospect Ranking: 14  ETA: 2015 Background: Here’s what MMO had to say about Evans in the recent top 25 prospect feature: The 2011 15th round pick who received a significant over-slot $660K bonus has […]

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The Forgotten Players: The Untold Story Of Performance Enhancing Drugs In Baseball

An article by posted on January 25, 2013 0 Comments

I once heard an interview where a player gave his estimation of how many players were on some sort of performance enhancing drug when he played in the early 2000s. He said it was ninety percent of the players—in other words, nine out of ten guys. Let that marinate for a second. I don’t remember […]

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I Love This Game

An article by posted on January 18, 2013 0 Comments
I Love This Game

The smell of fresh cut grass on a summer day is still one of my favorite smells in the world. That smell has the ability to draw memories that are buried deep in my subconscious mind, like a super powered magnet draws a needle from a haystack. Anyone who’s played this great game of baseball […]

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MMO Post of the Week: Are Advanced Statistics Hurting Or Helping The Game?

An article by posted on January 11, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Post of the Week: Are Advanced Statistics Hurting Or Helping The Game?

Somewhere along the line baseball became more than just a game. Once upon a time, baseball was a simple game. The goal is to score more runs than your opponent. Each team is given 27 outs to score as many runs as they can. In order to score runs, a team’s players have to get […]

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Should The New York Mets Pursue Jair Jurrjens?

An article by posted on January 4, 2013 0 Comments
Should The New York Mets Pursue Jair Jurrjens?

Question: How many free-agent pitchers are 26 years-old, have had two seasons at the major league level with sub 3.00 ERA, and were named to an All-Star game? Answer: Jair Jurrjens There has been little to no talk about Jurrjens hooking on with any teams this offseason. The question is why? Granted, he is coming off […]

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