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Pitching Market On Hold Until Tanaka Signs By Friday Deadline

An article by posted on January 20, 2014 0 Comments
Pitching Market On Hold Until Tanaka Signs By Friday Deadline

The clock is ticking on Masahiro Tanaka. He has until Friday, January 24th to sign with a MLB club, and until he’s signed, sealed, and delivered – the rest of the free agent pitching market is in limbo. The Yankees want Tanaka, but will he sign to play in New York? Once he signs, the […]

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Featured Post: Current Mets Minor League System Compared To 2009

An article by posted on January 15, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: Current Mets Minor League System Compared To 2009

The Mets minor league system is now among the deepest in the majors. The Pirates have more “blue chip” types at the top for now, which makes a difference for most analysts. The Mets on the other hand, only have two “blue chips” in Noah Syndergaard & Travis d’Arnaud with Rafael Montero not having reached that […]

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Val Pascucci Named Hitting Coach For Class-A Savannah

An article by posted on January 14, 2014 0 Comments
Val Pascucci Named Hitting Coach For Class-A Savannah

Luis Rojas will return to manage the Single-A Savannah Sand Gnats. in 2014. Joining the staff will be pitching coach Marc Valdes and athletic trainer Eric Velazquez, both of whom spent 2013 with the Mets Class-A Short-Season Brooklyn Cyclones. The club will also welcome first-year hitting coach and former Mets slugger Val Pascucci. Luis Rojas enters his […]

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

An article by posted on January 9, 2014 0 Comments
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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Is Cory Mazzoni A Bullpen Option For The Mets?

An article by posted on January 6, 2014 0 Comments
Is Cory Mazzoni A Bullpen Option For The Mets?

There has been some buzz this offseason regarding Cory Mazzoni possibly making the Mets’ Opening Day roster as a reliever. This shouldn’t come as a surprise, as the Mets do have to fill some holes in the bullpen and many have seen Mazzoni as a player that could transition to the pen now that there is such […]

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An Odd Yet Perfect Matchup

An article by posted on January 5, 2014 3 Comments
An Odd Yet Perfect Matchup

They are as comfortable together as you and your old Met sweatshirt. Ordinary, familiar, maybe a bit faded, frayed, and worn, like a battered ball tucked in a worn-out glove. It’s like they were made to go together, one somehow not complete without the other. Cold ice cream and hot fudge. They met forty years […]

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Which Player Will Have A Breakthrough Season For The Mets In 2014?

An article by posted on January 2, 2014 0 Comments
Which Player Will Have A Breakthrough Season For The Mets In 2014?

“A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water.” ― Carl Reiner Looks like we’ve got a helluva blizzard heading our way. I saw a couple of flurries when I went out to grab some coffee and a bagel this morning, and I’m hearing we’ll get anywhere between […]

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Latest On Ike Davis And His Shrinking Market

An article by posted on December 31, 2013 1 Comment
Latest On Ike Davis And His Shrinking Market

On Monday, the Pirates announced that have acquired first baseman Chris McGuiness from the Texas Rangers for righthander Miles Mikolas. McGuiness, 25, is coming off his first Triple-A season where he batted .246 with 11 home runs and 43 RBI in 104 games last season for Round Rock. His plate discipline led to an on-base percentage of .369 and an OPS […]

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Ike Davis Update: O’s Would Have To Be Blown Away To Deal Eduardo Rodriguez

An article by posted on December 28, 2013 0 Comments
Ike Davis Update: O’s Would Have To Be Blown Away To Deal Eduardo Rodriguez

Updated 12/28 I wanted to update Pete’s post with news from Orioles beat writer Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun, who writes that the O’s would have to be “blown away” to deal Eduardo Rodriguez. Original Post 12/27 The Ike Davis saga continues.  I don’t know if any of the readers here at MMO […]

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Remembering David Wright’s Debut As He Turns 31 Today

An article by posted on December 20, 2013 0 Comments
Remembering David Wright’s Debut As He Turns 31 Today

In this photo by Julie Jacobson, a starstruck David Wright takes in the grandeur of an empty Shea Stadium before taking his first batting practice, after the New York Mets called up their top prospect on July 21, 2004. Two hours later, the 21-year old Wright would see his lifelong dream fulfilled when he would make his Major League […]

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