Tag: Paul DePodesta

Yankees Considering Omar Minaya For High Ranking Front Office Position

An article by posted on October 14, 2014 0 Comments
Yankees Considering Omar Minaya For High Ranking Front Office Position

Omar Minaya, VP of Baseball Operations for San Diego Padres on Draft Day. Erik Boland of Newsday is reporting that the New York Yankees are considering adding former Mets general manager Omar Minaya in a high ranking front office position. According to Boland, Yankees GM Brian Cashman is very close with Minaya who is currently […]

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Minaya Weighs in on Mets Youth Movement

An article by posted on July 18, 2014 0 Comments
Minaya Weighs in on Mets Youth Movement

Former Mets general manager Omar Minaya is happy for all the recent success the Mets have enjoyed, but also for what he sees as a bright future for the organization. In an interview with Mike Puma of the NY Post, Minaya praised the scouts and development people who drafted or signed most of the Mets players […]

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Reactions To Mets First Round Selection Dominic Smith

An article by posted on June 7, 2013 0 Comments
Reactions To Mets First Round Selection Dominic Smith

Paul DePodesta: Fired up to select Dominic Smith! Chance to hit for average and power while playing great defense. Special human being, too! Keith Law: Smith is one of the best pure hitters in the high school class, showing a smooth left-handed swing with power and a plus glove at first base. When he keeps […]

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Mets Select RHP Andrew Church In Second Round

An article by posted on June 7, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Select RHP Andrew Church In Second Round

With the 48th pick in the 2013 MLB Draft, the Mets selected RHP Andrew Church, who has committed to the University of San Diego. The talented young man is a right-hander out of Palo Verde High School in Nevada. Listed at 6’3” / 199 LBs, Church still has some growing to do. His secondaries are […]

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Mets Select 1B/OF Dominic Smith With 11th Overall Pick

An article by posted on June 7, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Select 1B/OF Dominic Smith With 11th Overall Pick

The New York Mets today announced the selection of first baseman Dominic Smith from Serra High School (CA) with the 11th pick of the 2013 First-Year Player Draft. Smith, 17, who bats and throws lefthanded, hit .493 (33-67) with seven home runs and 38 RBI in 27 games to help Serra to the CIF D3 […]

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DePodesta On Montero and Pitchers Jumping From Double-A To Majors

An article by posted on April 24, 2013 0 Comments

Updated by Joe D. on 4/24 It’s almost word for word from what Mitch wrote yesterday, but here is what VP of Player Development Paul DePodesta had to say about Rafael Montero: “His fastball is very advanced right now, but the secondary pitches need to continue to get better,” DePodesta says. “He just needs to […]

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Who is Greg Burke?

An article by posted on March 14, 2013 0 Comments
Who is Greg Burke?

Back in November, the Mets announced they had signed a right-handed relief pitcher named Greg Burke to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training. When I heard of the signing, it reminded me of the scene at the beginning of the movie Major League where the Cleveland fans are all giving their take […]

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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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Hey Fred, This Buds For You – Selig To Get Two Year Extension

An article by posted on January 10, 2012 0 Comments
Hey Fred, This Buds For You – Selig To Get Two Year Extension

And the beat goes on… Uncle Bud, or Commissioner Bud Selig as most of you know him, will be extended for at least two more years according to ESPN’s Buster Olney. But of course he is… The dirty deed will be consummated later this week at the owners’ meetings. Selig became MLBs acting commissioner in 1992 thanks to some late […]

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Brandon Nimmo’s Exclusive Interview With MMO – The Future Looks Bright

An article by posted on December 8, 2011 0 Comments
Brandon Nimmo’s Exclusive Interview With MMO – The Future Looks Bright

As our Mets Minor League expert Petey Pete unveils Brandon Nimmo at No. 5 in our 2012 MMO Top 20 Prospects, here’s an interview Joe Spector did with Nimmo in October. Enjoy the read, Mets fans! – Joe D. In his first year as General Manager of the New York Mets Sandy Alderson and his […]

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