Tag: pitching

How Do You Grade The Mets Offseason?

An article by posted on January 28, 2015 0 Comments
How Do You Grade The Mets Offseason?

Jay Jaffe of Sports Illustrated was none to thrilled with the Mets’ offseason giving them a big fat “D” for failing to seize an opportunity to make a bold move in the NL East at a time when the Braves and Phillies are going into rebuild mode. “New York modestly upgraded its offense but burned […]

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MLB Ranks Syndergaard Second Best Pitching Prospect In Game

An article by posted on January 21, 2015 0 Comments
MLB Ranks Syndergaard Second Best Pitching Prospect In Game

RHP Noah Syndergaard has been ranked by Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com as the second best pitching prospect in baseball for 2015. “Even though he was pitching at home in hitting-friendly Las Vegas, Syndergaard still managed to lead the organization in strikeouts in 2014.” “The two-time Futures Gamer is knocking on the door with his combination of stuff […]

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With Declining Scoring Trends, Defense Matters More Than Ever

An article by posted on January 19, 2015 0 Comments
With Declining Scoring Trends, Defense Matters More Than Ever

Small ball and pitching. We remember it, It bagged us a championship in 1969. It was a staple of competitive play in the National League in the early 80’s when Whitey Herzog’s Cardinals made all manner of problems for the rest of the league. It’s also a prominent feature of a current Giants dynasty that […]

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Go Ahead Sandy, Do It! Trade Syndergaard For A 6-Month Rental…

An article by posted on January 15, 2015 0 Comments
Go Ahead Sandy, Do It! Trade Syndergaard For A 6-Month Rental…

Matthew Cerrone of MetsBlog has grown tired of waiting for the Mets to become relevant again and now says that it’s time for Sandy Alderson to be bold and make a trade already for a shortstop. He believes that Alderson should go ahead and trade the team’s number one prospect Noah Syndergaard plus another prospect […]

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MMO Fan Shot: What Run Differential Doesn’t Tell You

An article by posted on January 13, 2015 0 Comments
MMO Fan Shot: What Run Differential Doesn’t Tell You

An MMO Fan Shot by Joey D. While I expect the Mets to take a significant step forward this season, I have to disagree with the case many make for the Mets based on their run differential last season. Run differential numbers are useless because of the missing nuts and bolts that are hidden behind […]

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Does Kevin Long Plan To Adapt Mets Hitting Philosophy?

An article by posted on January 13, 2015 0 Comments
Does Kevin Long Plan To Adapt Mets Hitting Philosophy?

In perusing old magazines ferreting unusual sports stories that might be topics on my Tip-Off sports radio show, I found an interesting quote from the New York Mets’ recently hired hitting coach, Kevin Long. Mind you now, Long had yet to be released by the Yankees and hired by the Mets when he made his […]

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Backman Expresses Concern About Playing Flores and Murphy Up The Middle

An article by posted on January 11, 2015 0 Comments
Backman Expresses Concern About Playing Flores and Murphy Up The Middle

Wally Backman takes a photo with avid Mets fan Reymundo at the QBC Always a fan favorite, Wally Backman was a big hit on Saturday at the Queens Baseball Convention where he signed autographs, took photos with fans, and participated in a Q&A panel with ESPN’s Adam Rubin. Backman, who will return for his fourth […]

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Viola Returns As Pitching Coach For Triple-A Las Vegas

An article by posted on January 9, 2015 0 Comments
Viola Returns As Pitching Coach For Triple-A Las Vegas

Frank Viola will return as pitching coach for the Triple-A Las Vegas 51s, a source told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. The Triple-A staff is now set as Viola joins manager Wally Backman and hitting coach Jack Voigt who succeeds George Greer. Sweet Music interviewed for the pitching coach vacancy with the Twins, but […]

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Akeel Morris Is On The Fast Track

An article by posted on January 9, 2015 0 Comments
Akeel Morris Is On The Fast Track

Mets farmhand Akeel Morris is someone you should keep a lookout for. After a rocky season at Kingsport where he went 0-6 and posted a 7.98 ERA in 38.1 innings, the 2010 10th round pick rebounded extremely well and was lights-out in 2013 and again in 2014. By lights out, of course, I mean absolutely […]

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I’m Ready For The Return Of Harvey Days

An article by posted on January 8, 2015 0 Comments
I’m Ready For The Return Of Harvey Days

Jerry Crasnick of ESPN listed righthander Matt Harvey among his 15 Most Interesting People of 2015. “After six straight losing seasons and some serial belt-tightening under the Wilpon family, the Mets have legitimate reason for excitement behind their young pitching nucleus.” “A lot hinges on the performance of Harvey, who displayed ace-caliber stuff and serious […]

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