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Mets Prospect Montero is Double-A Proven

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

TRENTON, N.J. – So, just how good is Mets pitching prospect Rafael Montero? Where does he rank in comparison to highly regarded right-handers Domingo Tapia and Noah Syndergaard? Montero, pitching at Double-A Binghamton, impressed just about everyone Tuesday night at Trenton’s ARM&HAMMER Park, despite taking loss in a 5-1 Thunder victory before 3,980 fans. He […]

Backman Not Joining Nationals

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

I was just informed that the report about Wally Backman possibly joining the #Nats as a Major League coach is not true. #MLB #MetsTue Oct 11 18:24:55 via webWilliam Ladsonwashingnats Bill Ladson, Nationals beat reporter for MLB.com reports that Wally Backman will not be joining Davey Johnson’s staff. I would suspect this means that Backman […]

Matt Harvey Less Than Impressive in Double-A, Melky Mesa Improving

Sunday, August 14th, 2011

There is no better way for a major league baseball organization to improve its future than to develop some high impact arms. A group of power armed starting pitchers can quickly transform a sub.-500 team into a playoff contender or even a World Series winner. Teams with generally weak lineups can win primarily based upon […]

Scouting Review: Collin McHugh, Jordany Valdespin, Graham Stoneburner

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Earlier this week I attended games between the locals Double A affiliates, with the Binghamton Mets visiting the Yankees’ Trenton Thunder. I saw the Thunder a few games early in the season, then one game a few weeks ago. I like to see teams in different parts of the season to ascertain whether kids have […]

Cashman on Burnett, Mets vs. Yanks for Pedro in ’97, Overpaid Selig, Nick Swisher Album, Matt Harvey and Learning from Generation K, Johan Santana’s Future

Friday, August 5th, 2011

Brian Cashman addressed A.J. Burnett with Joe Benigno and Evan Roberts on WFAN yesterday.  We signed a pitcher who was .500. That is what his career record was. He’s a .500 pitcher. He can be electric and dominant. He’s an inconsistent guy. But what he does is give you innings, sometimes their high quality, sometimes they’re […]

Portland Sea Dogs Key to Beltran Deal?

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

Earlier today I talked about how I liked the Boston prospects over any other organization. Although I haven’t seen many of these kids play, I looked at their numbers and historically trust the judgment of Theo Epstein’s front office. I also think Beltran would be a nice fit in the Red Sox lineup this year […]

Marlins Wanted Permission to Talk to Backman

Sunday, June 19th, 2011

Update: 11:00 PM: According to ESPN the Marlins are going to bring back 80-year old Jack McKeon. Back in 2003, they hired McKeon midseason when the team was floundering under Jeff Torborg (they were 16-22 at the time). They would go on to win the World Series that year, beating the Yankees in six games. […]

Binghamton Mets Baseball: A Good Ballpark Experience

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

Earlier this week I spent a couple of days in Binghamton to watch the B-Mets take on the Erie SeaWolves. The two teams played in a doubleheader, and while I watched the few prospects that stood out on the B-Mets- Reese Havens, Josh Satin, Robert Carson- I did take in the positive ballpark experience at […]

Enough of the Winter of Discontent

Monday, February 14th, 2011

I realize, in what has been a legitimate Winter of Discontent for both Yankees and Mets fans, my writing has been, for the most part, absent from NYBD presentations. The reason is my recent pursuit, that of Director of Media Relations for the Trenton Steel, a new Indoor Football team which will begin play in […]

Mejia Story Might End Well

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

The biggest debate this season for the Mets was the treatment of top pitching prospect Jenrry Mejia. Of course, you know the story by now. In the spring Jerry Manuel convinced everyone that Mejia was an integral part of the bullpen. It turned out his most important innings came in mop up, infuriated fans, and […]