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Lessons In Latin America: A Brief Venezuelan History

An article by posted on February 2, 2014 0 Comments
Lessons In Latin America: A Brief Venezuelan History

While Cuban and Mexican baseball have been the forefront of baseball pioneering between spreading the sport and creating the Leagues, their stance is nothing in present-day Major League Baseball compared to both the Dominican Republic and Venezuela. As of April 1st in 2013, Venezuelans represented the second-highest number of foreign-born players in the Major Leagues […]

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Allan Dykstra Is Tearing It Up In Venezuela Winter League

An article by posted on November 13, 2013 0 Comments
Allan Dykstra Is Tearing It Up In Venezuela Winter League

Allan Dykstra is playing winter ball in Venezuela with the Magallanes Navigators and is tearing up the league batting .412/.512/.559 in his first 12 games of the season. He is currently on a seven-game hitting streak and has hit safely in all but one of his 12 games with two doubles and a home run. Fresh […]

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Outfield Prospect Vicente Lupo Shares His Journey With MMO

An article by posted on October 22, 2013 0 Comments
Outfield Prospect Vicente Lupo Shares His Journey With MMO

When signing a young player from an international market, you never really know what you will get.  They haven’t gotten a lot of fanfare like most of the players that come straight from the draft out of college and high school. Most fans do not hear much about international ballplayers until years later if they […]

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MMO Exclusive With Edgardo Alfonzo: “I Think It’s Going To Be A Great Future”

An article by posted on September 23, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive With Edgardo Alfonzo: “I Think It’s Going To Be A Great Future”

As the 2013 season draws to a close for the New York Mets, what can be taken away from their fifth-straight losing season is the emergence of a number of young talents ranging from the pitching mound to the bullpen; from home plate, to centerfield. Met-Legend Edgardo Alfonzo was once an up-and-coming prospect himself, becoming […]

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Flores Could Be Heading To DL With A “Twisted” Ankle

An article by posted on August 13, 2013 0 Comments
Flores Could Be Heading To DL With A “Twisted” Ankle

After injuring his ankle in last night’s game, Terry Collins just said that Wilmer Flores’ right ankle is worse today than it was last night. Collins said they will wait a day or two before making a final decision, but Flores could be heading to the DL with a ‘twisted” ankle… He is day to day […]

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Marlon Byrd: “I Love This Organization And I’d Love To Stay”

An article by posted on July 11, 2013 0 Comments
Marlon Byrd: “I Love This Organization And I’d Love To Stay”

Marlon Byrd checks in with MMO to talk about his experience playing for the Mets, how he’s bounced back from his 50-game PEDs suspension, his time in the Mexican League, if he thinks he’ll be traded and how to carry the momentum into the second half of the season. MMO: David mentioned before yesterday’s game […]

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Did We Mention Josh Satin Had Three Hits On Sunday?

An article by posted on July 8, 2013 0 Comments
Did We Mention Josh Satin Had Three Hits On Sunday?

ALL HAIL!!! After riding the pine for two games since the return of Ike Davis from Triple-A Las Vegas, Josh Satin was inserted into Sunday’s lineup at the last minute after Brewers decided to start Tom Gorzelanny instead of their originally announced starter. Satin didn’t miss a beat and continued where he left off going 3-for-4 with […]

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Mets Sign SS Yeffry de Aza From the Dominican Republic

An article by posted on July 2, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Sign SS Yeffry de Aza From the Dominican Republic

12:04pm: The Mets have made it official by announcing they’ve signed Yeffry de Aza for $475,000. Some scouts feel he’ll end up transitioning over to second base. Here’s what Badler has to say about the Dominican shortstop: He’s 6 feet, 170 pounds with average speed, solid hands and an average to above-average arm. He’s earned […]

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Mets Targeting A Pair Of Top International Prospects

An article by posted on June 28, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Targeting A Pair Of Top International Prospects

The international signing period for MLB teams starts on July 2nd, which is this upcoming Tuesday. Once that day comes, teams will be able to sign 16-year-old international players they’ve been evaluating. Ben Badler of Baseball America breaks down the top 30 players today. He’s pinning the Mets as targeting catcher Ali Sanchez and shortstop Luis Carpio. […]

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Q&A With Prospect Guru John Sickels Of Minor League Ball

An article by posted on May 8, 2013 0 Comments
Q&A With Prospect Guru John Sickels Of Minor League Ball

Last month, I had the chance to conduct an email interview with John Sickels of the well-known minor league blog, Minor League Ball. Sickels worked for ESPN many years ago, where he had his own column about minor league baseball. Here is some of what we talked about: Q: Were the Mets too conservative with the Gavin […]

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