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According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Landon Powell has joined the Furman University Baseball team as a volunteer assistant coach.
Furman University is located in Greenville, South Carolina. Their athletic department includes 20 Division-I teams, including baseball.
Powell most recently played in the Mets organization, spending all his time in Triple-A with the Las Vegas 51s prior to being released in June. In 28 games for the 51s (69 at-bats), the catcher hit .159/.284/.290 with two home runs and three RBIs.
He’s spent the majority of his career in the Oakland Athletics organization, who selected him with the 24th overall pick in the 2004 MLB Draft. Powell did register some major league time in Oakland, playing parts of three seasons from 2009 through 2011. He has a career line of .207/.284/.328 with 10 home runs and 45 RBIs.
Rubin also posted a video of the E:60 documentary that was done on Powell earlier this year. He and his family lost their infant daughter, Izzy, died from...
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SNY has the same tired rotation of games for Mets Classics that we have seen, oh, about 100 million times.
Cone K’s 19 against the Phillies in 1991 or Agbayani hits the Grand Slam in Japan to give the 2000 Mets their first win of the season.
To quote the legendary New Jersey Nets player Derek Coleman: “Whoop de damn do.”
No offense to those games, they are in their own way...
It is becoming more and more evident that quality pitching is the hub of a pending baseball renaissance in New York’s Citi Field. Win or lose, a cadre of young pitching arms have kept the Mets competitive in Flushing for some two months now with Met pitching underlings tearing up the minor leagues at every level. The pitching uptick has many of the Met faithful thinking their...
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In an effort to bolster the rotation after injuries to Jeremy Hefner and Jenrry Mejia, the New York Mets today announced the club agreed to terms with righthanded pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka on a one-year contract. Matsuzaka will wear #16 and will start tomorrow’s night game against Detroit. A corresponding move will be announced prior to tomorrow’s game.
Matsuzaka, 32, pitched...
The Mets send newly acquired Daisuke Matsuzaka, a recent re-’Graduate’ to the major leagues, to the mound against the Detroit Tigers’ Doug Fister at 7:10 p.m. at Citi Field. Matsuzaka surely hopes his second-chance is more than a ‘Semi-Charmed Life’. Did I mention Third Eye Blind is playing a post-game concert? ‘Jumper.’
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Las Vegas 5, Fresno 0
The Las Vegas 51s won their fifth straight game today, blanking the visiting Fresno Grizzles, 6-0.
One day after erasing a seven-run deficit for an extra-inning win against Fresno, Giancarlo Alvarado and Robert Carson combined to limit the Grizzlies to just six hits. Alvarado walked three, but they turned out to be inconsequential. He was dominant when the Mets...
In an effort to bolster the rotation after injuries to Jeremy Hefner and Jenrry Mejia, The Mets have signed Daisuke Matsuzaka, as reported by Jon Heyman. Matsuzaka is expected to go right to the 25-man roster and join the starting rotation. He hasn’t pitched in the MLB since 2012 with the Red Sox.
He was pitching with the Triple-A affiliate for the Cleveland Indians — and was...
1. Noah Syndergaard, RHP
I’m not sure if “hot” is the right way to categorize the way Noah Syndergaard has been performing of late. With a shutdown possibly looming due to an innings limit, the Mets have decided to monitor his innings so he can hopefully continue pitching for Binghamton into the Eastern League playoffs. He’s been limited to just five innings...
Daisuke Matsuzaka has a deal with the Mets sources say.
Word is he is expected to go right to the big leagues with the Mets.
The Mets have suffered some injuries to their rotation lately including Jeremy Hefner and Jenrry Mejia