Back in the New York Groove: Trying out the Verizon Ellipsis 8 tablet at the Mets' Opening Day

Last week, Squawker Jon and I received an invitation from the good folks at Verizon for one of us to attend the Mets home opener at Citi Field, and try out one of their new products -- a tablet computer.  But since Jon was unable to attend, I went behind enemy lines to go to the game! I got to sit in one of the ballpark's suites, had free food and adult beverages, and got to watch...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets All-Time Defensive Lineup

Everyone has been speaking of how important it is to have a good defense to back up the power arms the Mets currently possess. With a former gold-glover at third base and a Juan-derful gold-glover in center field, the Mets aren’t too shabby defensively overall. What if the Mets’ defense was better, though? What if it were so good that divided among the 9 positions there were...
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February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Going Long

It is my true belief that hitting coaches are overrated. Most take the fall for their teams having nine slumps at once … or not being talented enough to take what they would learn from Ted Williams and turn into All-Stars. No ten-year veteran is all of a sudden going to go from a league average player into being Ichiro Suzuki because a hitting coach tells him that he needs to “go...
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October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Backman Will Not Be On Mets Major League Staff

Matt Ehalt of NJ.com is reporting that Wally Backman will not be promoted to the Mets major league staff. Instead he has been offered the managing job with the Las Vegas 51′s but it is currently unclear if he will return. The Mets are still searching for a hitting coach and it was reported last week by Mike Puma of the New York Post that Bobby Abreu and Edgardo Alfonzo are the...
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October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Mets Alfonzo, Abreu Among Candidates To Replace Lamar Johnson

Edgardo Alfonzo and Bobby Abreu have emerged as the leading candidates to replace Lamar Johnson as Mets hitting coach according to Mike Puma. Abreu expressed interest in the job after his retirement on Sunday and according to Puma’s sources, Alfonzo was not very interested in the job before the season but would consider it if he was offered the position. Last week, the New York...
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September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Amazin’ Mets Moments: Fonzie Goes Six for Six!

Edgardo Alfonzo remains one of the most beloved Mets alumni, both for his post-season heroics (e.g. 3 HR’s including a ninth inning grand slam in the space of two vital 1999 playoff games against the Reds and Diamondbacks), and his role as part of the “Best Infield Ever” as dubbed by Sports Illustrated. His flexibility as a player made him an invaluable asset to the team...
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September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets’ Farm System Has A Bumper Crop At Second Base

Much has been made of the Met organization’s penchant for accumulating shortstop prospects in recent years, a strategy that has paid dividends for many teams in the past. Generally speaking, players capable of handling what is considered the most demanding defensive slot on the fair territory side of the field are usually judged to be able to make the move to any other non-battery...
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July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Edgardo Alfonzo Excited About Cyclones Infield

Cyclones manager Tom Gamboa and Edgardo Alfonzo (Photo by Jim Mancari) Former Met great Edgardo Alfonzo helped out the past few days as a special instructor for the Brooklyn Cyclones, who open their season tonight on the road against the Staten Island Yankees. Alfonzo brings years of offensive and defensive expertise to these young players trying to get their feet wet in the big...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Alfonzo Named As Mets Minors Coach

Edgardo Alfonzo, who spent eight seasons playing for the Mets, will serve as a minor-league coach in the Mets organization, according to ESPN. They claim Fonzie will likely serve as a roving... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

1990 Mets Amateur Draft: CF Ricky Otero, 45th Rounder

While Brandon Villafuerte was selected and signed by the Mets in the 66th round of the 1994 MLB June Amateur Draft and was the deepest pick the Mets ever signed that made it to the Major Leagues, he did not make it to the majors as a member of the Mets. So who holds the distinction of being the deepest pick that made it to Queens after originally signing with the Mets? That distinction...
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January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

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 for the Mets as the other half of the platoon with...
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December 28, 2013  |  Discuss
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