Tag: Wally Backman

Andrew Brown Optioned To Make Room For Bobby Abreu

An article by posted on April 21, 2014 0 Comments
Andrew Brown Optioned To Make Room For Bobby Abreu

The Mets have added Bobby Abreu to the 25 man roster and he will be available for tonight’s game against the St. Louis Cardinals. Andrew Brown was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas to make room for him. Brown batted .185 with one home run and five RBI in 30 plate appearances this season. The 40-year-old Abreu hasn’t […]

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Mets Want More “Attitude” From Syndergaard

An article by posted on April 18, 2014 0 Comments
Mets Want More “Attitude” From Syndergaard

Noah Syndergaard has a major league fastball and curveball, but the Mets would like to see a little more “attitude” from their top pitching prospect according to what team sources told the New York Post. According to club sources, the stud right-hander disappointed organizational officials with his approach in his first two starts for Triple-A […]

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With Improved Control, Leathersich Could Become A Late Inning Star

An article by posted on February 24, 2014 0 Comments
With Improved Control, Leathersich Could Become A Late Inning Star

John Harper of the NY Daily News writes that lefty reliever Jack Leathersich‘s live stuff and deceptive delivery could make him a late-inning star, if he solves his control issues. Harper compares Leathersich’s control to ‘Wild Thing” Mitch Williams, and calls him the Mets’ most intriguing pitching prospect. In his three seasons moving through the Mets organization, Leathersich […]

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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 1 Comment
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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Around the Diamond – What’s on Second?

An article by posted on December 28, 2013 0 Comments
Around the Diamond – What’s on Second?

Going around the Diamond – there have been 24 different players in the Mets 52 year history that would could be classified as the “everyday” second baseman. So who has played there the most? (seasons classified as the main second baseman in parenthesis) 10. Tim Teufel (1987). Tim played in 325 games (251 starts) at second […]

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It’s 50/50 That Lagares or Flores Make Team Out Of Spring Training

An article by posted on December 14, 2013 0 Comments
It’s 50/50 That Lagares or Flores Make Team Out Of Spring Training

I find it so strange that two of the team’s top MLB-ready position prospects – Wilmer Flores and Juan Lagares – are also the two players who stand to lose significant playing time in 2014, according to statements made by the front office and just the buzz we heard in Orlando. Both players have done […]

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MMO Exclusive Interview With Outfield Prospect Cory Vaughn

An article by posted on December 11, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive Interview With Outfield Prospect Cory Vaughn

The Mets signed Cory Vaughn in the 4th Round of the 2010 June Amateur Draft from San Diego State University. In 2007, he was initially drafted out of high school in the 43rd Round by the Philadelphia Phillies, but chose to attend college instead. At San Diego State, he played for Hall of Famer Tony […]

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Remembering the Mets’ One-Hit Wonders

An article by posted on December 9, 2013 0 Comments
Remembering the Mets’ One-Hit Wonders

As a kid, many of us dreamed of getting to the big leagues. Chances are, if you’re reading this – you didn’t make it, either. Most of the players who ever were drafted never make it through the ranks of the minors. Of the fortunate few who make to the Majors, even fewer go onto […]

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Wally Backman To Return As Triple-A Manager Of Las Vegas 51s

An article by posted on December 3, 2013 0 Comments
Wally Backman To Return As Triple-A Manager Of Las Vegas 51s

Wally Backman will remain with the Mets organization according to what two sources told Andy Martino of the Daily News. With the Mets offering Terry Collins a contract extension, it became apparent that Backman would not be offered the job. At first it was not sure that he would return to the organization, but there was speculation that […]

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