Tag: Nolan Ryan

Mets Spring Notes: Parnell Making Strides, Gee Feeling It, Spin Turns On One

An article by posted on March 9, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Spring Notes: Parnell Making Strides, Gee Feeling It, Spin Turns On One

It is too soon to say much definitive about Terry Collins’ 2013 Mets other than it has the makings of a long year. Twice yesterday afternoon, the frustrated Mets’ manager answered seemingly innocuous questions about his roster with a curt, “It is March 8.’’ PARNELL CLOSING IN: One silver thread out of Friday’s 3-2 loss to […]

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Mets Need Harvey and d’Arnaud to Become a Dynamic Tandem

An article by posted on March 7, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Need Harvey and d’Arnaud to Become a Dynamic Tandem

There’s a twinge of anticipation this morning as Matt Harvey gets the ball today against the Miami Marlins.Stephen Strasburg is an exceptional talent in Washington, but in Harvey the Mets also have a young arm this franchise can build around. If there’s one thing the Mets are noted for it is the development of young pitchers. Tom Seaver, Jerry Koosman, Nolan […]

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How The Miracle Mets Were Built: The 1968 Off-Season

An article by posted on January 26, 2013 0 Comments
How The Miracle Mets Were Built: The 1968 Off-Season

Welcome to Part Two of my series entitled, How The Miracle Mets Were Built. You can read Part One by clicking, The Spring Of 1968. The 1968 Off-Season The Mets had just completed their most successful year winning 73 games and finishing in 9th place under new manager Gil Hodges. Even though it wasn’t that much […]

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MMO Encore Presentation: A Not-So-Brief Discussion On No-Hitters And The Mets

An article by posted on April 22, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Encore Presentation: A Not-So-Brief Discussion On No-Hitters And The Mets

The always witty and original Ed Leyro, penned this fantastic piece on the Mets futility in tossing a no-hitter only three days ago. But in light of the exploits of one Philip Humber, I felt this was definitely worth a second read. Enjoy…  JD  When R.A. Dickey gave up a second-inning double to the Braves’ […]

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Get To Know Mets Pitching Prospect Bret Mitchell

An article by posted on January 16, 2012 0 Comments
Get To Know Mets Pitching Prospect Bret Mitchell

This week I caught up with NY Mets right-handed pitching prospect, Bret Mitchell. Bret was the 2011 Sterling Award Winner as the Kingsport Mets Pitcher of the Year. The Mets were fortunate to be able to get a quality arm like Mitchell’s with their 12th round pick in the 2010 draft.  Now, after rehabbing from […]

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A Look At “Unbreakable” Records: Nolan Ryan’s 7 No-Hitters

An article by posted on November 8, 2011 0 Comments
A Look At “Unbreakable” Records: Nolan Ryan’s 7 No-Hitters

Nolan Ryan impressed Major League Baseball fans in more ways than one. Was it because he was throwing a mid- 90s fastball while he was 46 years old? Yeah. Was it because of his 324 wins, 3.19 career ERA, and MLB record 5,714 strikeouts? Hell yeah. The most impressive part of Nolan Ryan’s MLB career […]

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Would Mark Buehrle Be A Good Option For The Mets?

An article by posted on October 22, 2011 0 Comments
Would Mark Buehrle Be A Good Option For The Mets?

Update: According to Scott Merkin of MLB.com, if the White Sox cut payroll as expected, it’s likely that either John Danks or Mark Buehrle will not return in 2012. Looking at the free agent market for starting pitchers can be quite depressing. As of this writing it’s not known whether C.C. Sabathia will be a free agent. The next best […]

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From Left Field: Players With Mets Ties In World Series

An article by posted on October 19, 2011 0 Comments

Though once again we will be watching two teams other than the Mets in the Fall Classic, this year’s series features several players with Met ties. I wouldn’t mind seeing the Texas Rangers win their first ever World Series, but I would more so like to see the former Mets play well. Texas has five […]

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Ex-Met Nolan Ryan Leads Rangers To The Series

An article by posted on October 23, 2010 0 Comments

Long before he wore a suit and was President of the Texas Rangers, long before he was enshrined in Cooperstown, long before he tossed all those no-hitters and struck out about 5 million batters, Nolan Ryan was a skinny kid with the Mets who was unable to break into our starting rotation. Born on January […]

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Nolan Ryan – A Mets Alum Who Is Still Pitching

An article by posted on August 6, 2010 0 Comments

I’m a writer who is partial to pitchers – first was Sandy Koufax and the current is Johan Santana. I don’t have any reason for my choices or maybe it’s just that most of these guys strive for perfection from themselves – hoping that the rest of the team is paying attention. Some pitchers rule […]

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