Tag: pitching staff

Frank Viola: Sweet Music To A Pitching Prospect’s Ears

An article by posted on January 9, 2014 1 Comment
Frank Viola: Sweet Music To A Pitching Prospect’s Ears

Anthony DiComo of MLB.com confirmed on Wednesday that the Mets have named Frank Viola their new Triple-A pitching coach. Viola will join Wally Backman‘s staff, and look to continue the same success that he has experienced while coaching one year with Brooklyn (A-) and the past two with Savannah (A). Viola, who played with the Twins for nine […]

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Featured Post: Behind the Mask – Jerry Grote

An article by posted on April 23, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: Behind the Mask – Jerry Grote

Winning was Jerry Grote’s bliss. In fact, his most joyous moment on the diamond was captured on film when teammate Jerry Koosman leapt into his arms after the final out of the 1969 World Series. In 1976, Bob Myrick found out the hard way how Grote felt about losing when the Mets rookie pitcher beat […]

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Backman Praises D’Arnaud After Impressive Debut Last Night

An article by posted on April 5, 2013 0 Comments
Backman Praises D’Arnaud After Impressive Debut Last Night

Las Vegas manager Wally Backman had some nice things to say about Mets catching prospect Travis d’Arnaud after his impressive debut last night against Sacramento. In the 51′s season-opening 10-5 victory over the River Cats, the 24-year old prospect went 2-for-3 with two doubles, two walks, a career-high four runs scored and an RBI. “I […]

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The Mets Are Going To Need Davis and Duda To Step Up

An article by posted on April 3, 2013 0 Comments
The Mets Are Going To Need Davis and Duda To Step Up

There was lots of good will to go around Citi Field on Opening Day. And with good reason, as the Mets opened their season superbly. Just about everyone that saw the field contributed. However, there were two large figures that were mostly missing – Ike Davis, and to a lesser extent, Lucas Duda. Davis went […]

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Mets Minors: St. Lucie Mets Roster, Launch Party

An article by posted on April 2, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Minors: St. Lucie Mets Roster, Launch Party

Here is the first look at the St. Lucie Mets roster. The starting pitching staff on this team may arguably be the best pitching staff in the minors, and if not the best, definitely in the discussion. Pitchers Hamilton Bennett Chasen Bradford Marcos Camarena T.J. Chism Angel Cuan Jacob deGrom - Finger Injury Randy Fontanez Jim […]

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Do The 2013 Mets Have Giant Potential?

An article by posted on March 4, 2013 0 Comments
Do The 2013 Mets Have Giant Potential?

The San Francisco Giants surprised the game yet again this past fall by making an improbable October run to capture their second title in the past three seasons. The first of which was even more unlikely than the latter when a young pitching staff coupled with a patchwork lineup managed to best the powerhouse Texas Rangers […]

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Dan Warthen – The Sacrificial Lamb?

An article by posted on August 19, 2012 0 Comments

Someone is ultimately going to have to answer for the collapse of the Mets pitching staff and poor performance of the bullpen in 2012. It won’t be Sandy Alderson.  I doubt it will be Terry Collins. The only person left is Dan Warthen. Is it really fair that Warthen takes full responsibility for what has […]

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Should The Mets Retire The Moneyball Project?

An article by posted on August 10, 2012 0 Comments
Should The Mets Retire The Moneyball Project?

The Mets currently have a front office in place that has earned them the nickname the “Moneyball Mets.” Mets G.M. Sandy Alderson was once Billy Beane’s mentor, and the Mets have also added a couple of other front office executives that once worked with Beane. As the Brady Bunch theme song goes – everyone sing along […]

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This Week It’s Do or Die For The Mets

An article by posted on July 18, 2011 0 Comments

With the Mets losing the series against the Phillies this weekend, the team has got to win, and they got to win now. Otherwise, the season could very well be over before August comes around.     This coming week, the Mets are facing the Marlins, and the Cardinals. The Mets will face a Cardinals pitching staff that is something not to laugh at.  The […]

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Foundations of Success – Part 3 – The Pitchers

An article by posted on April 6, 2011 0 Comments

In the third part of this series, the focus will be placed on the hurlers. After the manager has made his decisions, and his hitters have reacted, he has to control the pitching staff. A managers logic and feel for how exactly his pitchers may feel on a certain day or knowing how to utilize […]

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