Tag: Wally Backman

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 0 Comments
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 1 Comment
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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Exclusive Interview With Mets Outfield Prospect Darrell Ceciliani

An article by posted on November 17, 2013 0 Comments
Exclusive Interview With Mets Outfield Prospect Darrell Ceciliani

The Mets signed Darrell Ceciliani in the 4th round of the 2009 MLB June Amateur Draft from Columbia Basin College in Pasco, WA. In his freshman year in college, prior to the draft,  he hit .374 and helped lead the team to 44 wins and an appearance in the 2009 NWAAC Championship series. He was sent to Kingsport […]

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Nationals Officially Announce Matt Williams As Their New Manager

An article by posted on October 30, 2013 0 Comments
Nationals Officially Announce Matt Williams As Their New Manager

The Washington Nationals officially named Matt Williams as the team’s manager on Thursday, agreeing to terms on a multi-year contract with the five-time All-Star and former Arizona Diamondbacks coach. “I am thrilled to welcome Matt to our organization and am confident he is the best choice to lead the Nationals at this time,” general manager Mike Rizzo […]

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