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Power Prospect Cory Vaughn Is On A Mission

An article by posted on May 21, 2013 0 Comments
Power Prospect Cory Vaughn Is On A Mission

Despite a major league pedigree and respect for his tools (Baseball America Top 15 organizational prospect three years running), Binghamton Mets outfielder Cory Vaughn had yet to put all his tools together. His power and speed didn’t show up until 2012, but he hit .243. In St. Lucie in 2011, Vaughn hit .286 before his promotion, but only four […]

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Wheeler To Flushing: The Timing Feels Right…

An article by posted on May 13, 2013 0 Comments
Wheeler To Flushing: The Timing Feels Right…

How many of you are sitting at home tonight, wondering and asking yourselves how long it will be until we finally see Zack Wheeler wearing that uniform and hurling 98 mph fastballs from the mound at Citi Field? The question is not an easy one to answer and in fact it’s a perfect paradox by […]

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Could Zack Wheeler Debut During 5-Game Braves Series In June?

An article by posted on May 7, 2013 0 Comments
Could Zack Wheeler Debut During 5-Game Braves Series In June?

Updated on May 7 Zack Wheeler turned in his second straight strong outing with Triple-A Las Vegas, limiting Sacramento to three hits and a walk in six scoreless innings Sunday. Sandy Alderson has suggested Wheeler needs to turn in a string of positive starts before promotion consideration is made. That said, Adam Rubin of ESPN […]

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Wheeler Rebounds With Nearly Seven Innings Of One-Run Ball

An article by posted on April 30, 2013 0 Comments
Wheeler Rebounds With Nearly Seven Innings Of One-Run Ball

Zack Wheeler had a test of fortitude staring him in the face today when he took the mound against the Reno Aces. The good news for Mets fans is that the young Wheeler stared adversity in the face and punched it in the mouth. He ran into some trouble right out of the gate, as […]

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A Few Better Met Managerial Choices

An article by posted on April 30, 2013 0 Comments
A Few Better Met Managerial Choices

You know I bet you could build a supercomputer that would be able to manage the NY Mets. Maybe something like the robot from Lost in Space. A robot would probably have put in Juan Lagares instead of Collin Cowgill in the late innings last night … That’s because robots are nothing if not logical. Robots don’t go on […]

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Buck-ing the System: Taking A Look At Contact Rates

An article by posted on April 23, 2013 0 Comments
Buck-ing the System: Taking A Look At Contact Rates

Baseball is a game of adjustments. The Mets under Dave Hudgens’ tutelage have adopted a doctrine of selectivity that emphasizes seeing lots of pitches, running up pitch-counts, zoning in on your pitch, and ultimately getting on base one way or another. There has been a lot of discussion on MMO about whether this approach is […]

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Duda Is Second In The Major Leagues With A .491 On-Base and 1.234 OPS

An article by posted on April 20, 2013 0 Comments
Duda Is Second In The Major Leagues With A .491 On-Base and 1.234 OPS

Updated by Joe D. on 4/20 What a game it was for Lucas Duda last night in the Mets 7-1 win against the Nationals. Duda had his best game ever as a Met going 2-for-3 with hit two home runs and a walk . The hulking Mets left fielder is now batting .308 for the season […]

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Sandy Alderson: Wheeler’s Performance In Triple-A Will Determine If He Gets Promoted

An article by posted on April 17, 2013 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson: Wheeler’s Performance In Triple-A Will Determine If He Gets Promoted

Updated by Joe D. on 4/17 Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, spoke to Mets GM Sandy Alderson who essentially said that Zack Wheeler’s performance at Triple-A Las Vegas is the primary consideration for him to be promoted to the big leagues. Or in other words, what I’ve been saying all along and you can read below this update. “Super […]

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Mets Minors: Jack Leathersich With Our Tweet Of The Day

An article by posted on April 8, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Minors: Jack Leathersich With Our Tweet Of The Day

Jack Leathersich has been very busy interacting with fans the past couple of days on Twitter. He’s been taking the time to answer questions from Mets fans during his long bus rides. Leathersich actually had two tweets that were worthy of being the Mets Minors Tweet of The Day.   “@todjones: @leatherrocket most important thing […]

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Niese Can Prove He’s an Ace and a Stopper with a Win Today

An article by posted on April 6, 2013 0 Comments
Niese Can Prove He’s an Ace and a Stopper with a Win Today

By definition, Jon Niese is correct, he is not a No. 1 pitcher, an ace if you will. However, in relation to his status on the Mets, he is the man. There is no denying Niese’s importance, but his designation of being the leader of the staff should be emphasized more today against Miami than in the […]

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