Tag: pitching

MMO Fair or Foul: Demoting Nieuwenhuis Was A Mistake

An article by posted on July 30, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Fair or Foul: Demoting Nieuwenhuis Was A Mistake

This edition of Fair or Foul examines the following post by Toby Hyde of MetsMinorLeagueBlog who says that demoting struggling outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis was a mistake. As usual, here is part of what his post, followed by my own thoughts. Remember to read his full post by clicking the link above. Sunday, the Mets optioned OF Kirk […]

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MMO Interviews Mets Lefty Fire-Baller Steve Matz

An article by posted on July 30, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Interviews Mets Lefty Fire-Baller Steve Matz

Steve:  Hello. Petey:  Hey Steve? Steve:  Hey. Petey:  How you doin? It’s Pete Shapiro from MetsMerizedOnline.com. Steve:  Hey how’s it going? Petey:  Great how you doin today? Steve:  Not too bad. Petey:  Last time I talked to you was the end of April I guess, something like that, and you had undergone a setback in […]

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Matz and Tapia Make Baseball America’s Hot Sheet

An article by posted on July 28, 2012 0 Comments
Matz and Tapia Make Baseball America’s Hot Sheet

Baseball America’s Prospect Hot Sheet for the week ending July 27th has Mets top prospects RHP Domingo Tapia and LHP Stephen Matz both ranked in their Top 10 at No. 5 and No.6 respectively. Tapia hails from the International arena when the Mets signed him in 2009 as tall, hard throwing 16-year old from Santo Domingo. He […]

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Hits & Misses: Local Boys Making Noise, We Want Mike, Mets Bullpen Outperforming Rotation?

An article by posted on July 22, 2012 0 Comments
Hits & Misses: Local Boys Making Noise, We Want Mike, Mets Bullpen Outperforming Rotation?

According to MetsBlog, since July 6, a span of 11 games, the Mets have pitched to a 5.99 ERA over 97 2/3 innings. Mets starting pitchers have pitched to a 6.93 ERA, the bullpen has pitched to a 4.42 ERA over that span. So yes, the worst bullpen in baseball is now out-performing our starting rotation. […]

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MMO Minors: A Demotion For Familia and A Promotion For Mateo Might Be Imminent

An article by posted on July 2, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Minors: A Demotion For Familia and A Promotion For Mateo Might Be Imminent

I find it amazing how little attention RHP Luis Mateo gets when the topic of conversation is about the Mets’ best pitching prospects. If you didn’t know any better you would think that Zack Wheeler, Jeurys Familia, Matt Harvey and one or two others, were the only starting pitchers in the Mets minor league system. So […]

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RA Dickey – From Journeyman to “The Man”

An article by posted on June 14, 2012 0 Comments
RA Dickey – From Journeyman to “The Man”

Professional sports, especially baseball, have a way of sensationalizing the efforts of millionaires.  These folks are after all only human, but even still there are times when things just seem too good to be true.  Take for instance the career path of RA Dickey.  I would call his time with the Mets a resurgence,  but […]

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MMO Exclusive Interview: Mets Pitching Prospect Matt Budgell

An article by posted on May 11, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive Interview: Mets Pitching Prospect Matt Budgell

The phone rang, and it was Mets RHP Matt Budgell who was relaxing with some of the other players in their hotel room at Port St. Lucie after completing their Tuesday workouts at extended spring training. Matt was the Mets 10th round pick in last years MLB draft, and was nice enough to spend a little […]

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Old Time Mets: LHP Jon Matlack

An article by posted on April 29, 2012 0 Comments
Old Time Mets: LHP Jon Matlack

Jon Matlack’s career record of 125-126 may be as mediocre as you can get, but Matlack was a much, much better than average major league pitcher. In fact, he was one of the very finest lefthanded pitchers ever developed by the Mets’ organization. His other career marks – 3.18 lifetime ERA (better than Steve Carlton, […]

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MMO Flashback: Remembering Tom Seaver’s 19 Strikeout Classic!

An article by posted on April 22, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Flashback: Remembering Tom Seaver’s 19 Strikeout Classic!

On this day in Mets history, Hall of Famer Tom Seaver tossed his 19-strikeout gem against the San Diego Padres and set the major league record with 10 straight strikeouts to end the game. It happened on April 22, 1970 and our own Stephen Hanks was there. Here is an article he wrote two years ago […]

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From Left Field: Getting On Base Is One Thing, Driving Them In Is Another

An article by posted on April 19, 2012 0 Comments
From Left Field: Getting On Base Is One Thing, Driving Them In Is Another

For those who have read Moneyball, we know now that on-base percentage is the name of the game. In the early going this season, the Mets have done a great job of getting guys on base. The team is tied for third place in the NL with a .335 on-base percentage with the Washington Nationals. […]

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