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Rangers add series of players to minor league deal

getty images The Texas Rangers added a slue of infielders and relief pitchers on Thursday. Doug Mathis, 30, is one of the players the Rangers signed. He spent the 2008-2010 seasons with the team but has not appeared in the major leagues since. He will get an invite to spring training. The Rangers also added Armando Rodriguez, 26, to a minor league deal. Rodriguez pitched at two different...
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December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Rockies Sign Reliever Greg Burke To Minor League Deal

Greg Burke has signed a minor league deal with the Colorado Rockies according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New YorkThe righthanded side-armer posted a 5.68 ERA and 1.83 WHIP in 31.2 innings pitched with the Mets last season.I prayed for another team to sign him yesterday and it actually happened…  :-) Original Post Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports that 17 Mets minor leaguers are...
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November 06, 2013  |  Discuss

17 Mets Minor League Players Are Now Free Agents

Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports that 17 Mets minor leaguers are now free agents and can sign with any other organization. They are as follows: Triple-A (11 Free Agents) RHP Carlos Alvarado RHP Greg Burke RHP Matt Fox RHP D.J. Mitchell RHP Daryl Thompson RHP Cory Wade LHP Justin Hampson C Francisco Pena SS Brian Bixler SS Brandon Hicks OF Jamie Hoffmann. Double-A ...
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November 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Mets Lose 17 Minor League Players To Free Agency

Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports that 17 Mets minor leaguers are now free agents and can sign with any other organization. They are as follows: Triple-A (11 Free Agents) RHP Carlos Alvarado RHP Greg Burke RHP Matt Fox RHP D.J. Mitchell RHP Daryl Thompson RHP Cory Wade LHP Justin Hampson C Francisco Pena SS Brian Bixler SS Brandon Hicks OF Jamie Hoffmann. Double-A ...
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November 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Featured Post: Catching Up With B-Mets Chasen Bradford On The Season, Playoffs And The Future

After the B-Mets were eliminated from the playoffs, I reached out to relief pitcher Chasen Bradford to talk about this past season, his recent playoff experience and what lies ahead for his future. Back on August 26th, MMN’s own Prince Rahman had a very good interview with him that was very informative on who Chasen Bradford is on and off the field. You can read that post by clicking...
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September 20, 2013  |  Discuss

MMN Exclusive: Catching Up With B-Mets Chasen Bradford On The Season, Playoffs And The Future

After the B-Mets were eliminated from the playoffs, I reached out to relief pitcher Chasen Bradford to talk about this past season, his recent playoff experience and what lies ahead for his future. Back on August 26th, MMN’s own Prince Rahman had a very good interview with him that was very informative on who Chasen Bradford is on and off the field. You can read that post by clicking...
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September 16, 2013  |  Discuss

B-Mets Drop Last Game Of Season 8-1, But Playoffs On Horizon

New Hampshire 8, Binghamton 1 The Binghamton Mets ended their 2013 regular season with an 8-1 loss to the New Hampshire Fisher Cats on Monday afternoon at NYSEG Stadium. The B-Mets finished up the regular season with a franchise record 86 wins, and will take on Trenton on Wednesday night in the first round of the postseason. After two scoreless innings, the Fisher Cats scored the...
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September 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Akron Sneaks By Binghamton Via Walk-off, 4-3

Akron 4, Binghamton 3 The Binghamton Mets erased a three-run deficit, but fell to the Akron Aeros, 4-3, in eleven innings on Friday night at Canal Park. Giovanny Urshela singled home the game-winning run off Armando Rodriguez to hand the B-Mets their sixth walk-off loss of the year. The Aeros hung a crooked number in the first inning for the second straight night. Tyler Naquin kicked...
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August 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Five-Run Inning Burns B-Mets In 5-2 Loss

New Britain 5, Binghamton 3 -The New Britain Rock Cats scored five runs in the top of the fifth inning as they defeated the Binghamton Mets, 5-3 Sunday night at NYSEG Stadium. Despite the loss, their magic number to clinch the Eastern Division dropped to 3 with Trenton’s loss. After a scoreless first inning, the B-Mets got on the board in the bottom of the second inning against...
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August 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Backman Suspended For Two Games, Valdespin Draws Three Game Suspension

Wally Backman, Jordany Valdespin and Armando Rodriguez were officially issued suspensions by the Pacific Coast League for their part in a bench-clearing incident on Monday. Backman was handed down a two-game suspension while Valdespin and Rodriguez were issued three-game suspensions. Rodriguez was also demoted to Double-A Binghamton and will serve out his suspension there. Looks...
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August 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Valdespin and Backman To Face Suspensions And Fines

The Las Vegas 51s are preparing internal suspensions and fines for Jordany Valdespin, Wally Backman, and Armando Rodriguez for their roles in a bench-clearing brawl on Monday evening. Mike Puma of the New York Post first reported the news which was later confirmed by the Las Vegas Twitter account. During the second game of Monday’s doubleheader against the River Cats, Valdespin...
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August 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Valdespin, Backman and Rodriguez Set To Face Suspensions And Fines

The Las Vegas 51s are preparing internal suspensions and fines for Jordany Valdespin, Wally Backman, and Armando Rodriguez for their roles in a bench-clearing brawl on Monday evening. It was Mike Puma of the New York Post that I first saw this reported from — and I was a little disappointed at his word choice, which makes it seem a lot like it’s purely Valdespin’s fault. The...
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August 02, 2013  |  Discuss

51s Pound Three Home Runs For Fox In 7-3 Win

Las Vegas 7, Omaha 3 Behind a staunch performance from the bullpen, the Las Vegas 51s snapped a three-game losing streak Friday night in Omaha, Neb. The 51s defeated the Storm Chasers 7-3 to even their four-game series at one win apiece. The game was tied 3-3 after five innings, when Las Vegas manager Wally Backman pulled starter Matt Fox and began to use his relievers. Omaha would...
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May 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Carlos Torres Rebounds, But Vegas Bullpen Blows Lead In 5-2 Loss

Albuquerque 5, Las Vegas 2 I wonder if I lit a fire under Carlos Torres when I questioned his employment status with the 51s when I covered his last start in disappointment. Torres was actually quite impressive on Monday evening, lasting six innings and allowing just four baserunners over that span. He allowed a run to cross the plate in the first on a ground-out, but was otherwise...
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May 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Torres Rocked For Nine Runs In 9-5 Vegas Loss

  Round Rock 9, Las Vegas 5 I am not a mean-spirited guy when it comes to baseball, honestly, but why is Carlos Torres on our AAA team? He was lit up again on Wednesday night for a grand total of nine earned runs over 4+ innings and it was just a really rough performance. He allowed five of those runs in the top of the first alone, capped off by a three-run homer by Jim Adduci....
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May 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Flores Drives Home Three In Las Vegas Defeat, 11-7

Sacramento 11, Las Vegas 7 The Las Vegas 51s were defeated Saturday 11-7 at the Sacramento RiverCats, losing for the second straight day to open a four-game Pacific Coast League series. D.J. Mitchell took the mound for Las Vegas on Saturday night and was plagued by a pair of errors in the first frame, which led to seven runs crossing the plate against him in the first inning, but...
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May 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Upper Minors: Wheeler Struggles, Montero Dominates In Double-A Debut

Las Vegas 51s 10, Sacramento River Cats 5 The 51s had a rougher start to their season behind a shaky first outing for their star pitcher. Zack Wheeler got the opening day nod for Las Vegas and came out of the gate erratic but still exhibiting the mid-90′s fastball and hard curveball. Wheeler went three and one-third innings, throwing 86 pitches, allowing two runs on three hits...
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April 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Mets Minors: Official Rosters For Las Vegas, Binghamton, St. Lucie Savannah

LAS VEGAS 51s (Triple-A) Pitchers: Robert Carson, Gonzalez Germen, Justin Hampson, Aaron Laffey, Collin McHugh, Dylan Owen, Greg Peavey, Armando Rodriguez, Chris Schwinden, Carlos Torres, Zack Wheeler Catchers: Travis d’Arnaud, Kai Gronauer, Landon Powell Infielders: Brian Bixler, Eric Campbell, Wilmer Flores, Reese Havens, Brandon Hicks, Zach Lutz, Josh Satin...
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April 04, 2013  |  Discuss

MMO Exclusive: 10 Mets Prospects Who Will Debut In 2013

Excited about the which prospects we’ll be making their major league debuts this season for the Mets? Here are ten players we believe will answer the call to duty at Citi Field in 2013. 1. Zack Wheeler: The 6’4 Georgia native may be the most anticipated Mets pitcher to debut since Doc Gooden. He will slot into the back-end of the rotation after his promotion, but has the ability...
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February 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Rule 5 Draft: Mets Select LHP Kyle Lobstein

Surprise, surprise, the Mets did select someone in the first round and passed in the second and third rounds… A total of 15 players were selected in the major league phase of the draft. Here are my thoughts I shared on Twitter… David Groveman says that the Mets may have selected this player for the Miami Marlins. So there might be a small trade coming involving Lobstein. Jonathan...
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December 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Mets Not Expected To Select Any Players In Rule 5 Draft This Morning

The 2012 MLB Rule 5 Draft takes place this morning in Nashville at 10:00 AM. The draft is usually the closing bell for the Winter Meetings as teams wrap things up and begin leaving the hotel shortly after it’s conclusion. Yesterday, Sandy Alderson said that it was very unlikely that the team would be adding any players from the Rule 5 Draft this year. Any players the Mets selected...
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December 06, 2012  |  Discuss

B-Mets Last Inning Rally Falls Short In 4-3 Loss

A late game rally came up one run short as the Binghamton Mets dropped game two of their series at Hadlock Field against the Portland Sea Dogs by a score of four to three. Gonzalez Germen started his seventeenth game for the B-Mets coming into the contest with a seven and ten record, figuring in the decision in each of his starts on the season.  Germen would figure in this games...
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August 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Late 12th Inning Run Off Nitkowski Leads To 4-3 Defeat For Buffalo

Two runs in the 7th inning off Garrett Olson led to a extra inning affair for the Buffalo Bisons and a late run off CJ Nitkowski in the 12th inning led to defeat as the Bisons fell 4-3 to Scranton Thursday night in Buffalo. The Bisons scored an early run in the 1st inning with a leadoff double for Fred Lewis and an RBI single for Brad Emaus to score Lewis and give Buffalo a 1-0 lead...
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August 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Mazzoni Solid, But B-Mets Offense Absent In 4-0 Loss To Richmond

The Binghamton Mets batters were only able to squeak out three hits on Saturday night at NYSEG Stadium and in the process couldn’t plate any runs as the Richmond Flying Squirrels took game two of the series by a four to nothing tally. The B-Mets first recorded hit came in the bottom of the third by way of starting pitcher Cory Mazzoni.  Mazzoni, who went 1-for-2 in the game,...
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August 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Bullpen Can’t Hold Lead In B-Mets 5-4 Loss

The Binghamton Mets jumped out to an early lead on Saturday night scoring four runs in the first two innings, but the Harrisburg Senators scored five unanswered runs, including those to tie and win the game in the final two frames, as the B-Mets dropped game two of their weekend series by a score of five to four. The B-Mets batters got to Harrisburg starter Dan Rosenbaum early, smacking...
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August 12, 2012  |  Discuss
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