Tag: pitching

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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In Closing: Thoughts On Bobby Parnell and Jenrry Mejia

An article by posted on December 24, 2014 0 Comments
In Closing: Thoughts On Bobby Parnell and Jenrry Mejia

Among the things I find puzzling with manager Terry Collins is his propensity for making announcements without all the facts. Most recently, he said Bobby Parnell will be next season’s closer, this despite not pitching last season and nobody knowing for sure his physical status. With Parnell shelved, Jenrry Mejia took over as closer and […]

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Featured Post: Where’s the Boldness and Creativity?

An article by posted on December 22, 2014 0 Comments
Featured Post: Where’s the Boldness and Creativity?

John Harper of the Daily News wonders if Sandy Alderson could learn a few things from San Diego GM A.J. Preller, who took over a franchise with a similar losing history and a weak-hitting roster with depth in young pitching and transformed the team in about five minutes. “I’m thinking the majority of Mets fans […]

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Who Is LHP Sean Gilmartin?

An article by posted on December 22, 2014 0 Comments
Who Is LHP Sean Gilmartin?

Anticipating the Rule 5 Draft can be like looking ahead to a trip to the dentist for an enthusiast of minor league baseball.  Inevitably, players you have watched perform their trade, and, perhaps, even gotten to know a little when attending games at venues like Binghamton’s NYSEG Stadium are on the block, possibly lost to […]

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