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 ninth season with the Mets...
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January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Two of the best minor league players in baseball history

It is difficult to evaluate the best minor league players to ever play the game. One simple reason: if a player excels in the minor leagues, they ultimately become major league players. Their minor league success stops as they become MLB players. The best minor league players are usually the ones who struggle in the majors and have to be sent back to the minors. After a while, because...
February 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Mets sign PDL with Las Vegas while I say good riddance to Buffalo

The news that was imminent for weeks finally became official yesterday as the Mets signed a two-year Player Development Contract with Las Vegas. The Mets had spent the previous four years aligned with Buffalo and all things being equal they would have preferred to extend that agreement. But the Bisons were unhappy with the arrangement and jumped at the chance to align with the...
September 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Mets Farm Report: Campbell, Harvey, Pascucci All Shine On All-Star Night!

MMO’s Minor League Staff Preparing To Interview International League All-Star Skipper HOF’er Ryne Sandberg Buffalo Triple-A All Star Game By Sean Kenny The Triple-A All-Star Game featured Matt Harvey, Fernando Cabrera and Valentino Pascucci of the Bisons playing for the International League team, but despite their solid efforts the Pacific Coast League team won the game by...
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July 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Val Pascucci Crowned Triple-A Home Run Derby Champ!

While Prince Fielder was winning the MLB Home Run Derby last night in Kansas City, Valentino Pascucci was making some noise of his own at Coca Cola Field in Buffalo where Scooch hit 22 home runs to win the Triple-A All-Star Home Run Derby. A crowd of 17,224 at Coca-Cola Field chanted Pascucci’s name as he hit six of those homers in the final round to secure the title over Charlotte’s...
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July 10, 2012  |  Discuss

MMO Fair or Foul: Mets Should Cut Justin Turner

Chris McShane of Amazin Avenue get’s the nod in this weeks edition of Fair or Foul after arguing that the Mets should designate Justin Turner for assignment in all due haste. He writes, Last night, Terry Collins inexplicably started Justin Turner over Ike Davis at first base. He shouldn’t have had the option. In limited playing time this year, Turner has been even worse...
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July 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Down On The Farm: July 1, 2012

  As the calendar turns to July we shift our attention from the pitchers that we covered last weekend to the hitters this weekend. Remember when so many critics said the Mets have no prospects in the minor leagues? Well they may not have the best but they definitely have some solid pieces on the way.   Buffalo Bisons (41-42, 6 GB) -The Bisons are still within striking distance...
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July 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Mets Farm Report: Pascucci Busts Out With 5 RBI, Flores Homers, Frenzel and Maron Are Red Hot

Hey… Have you checked out the latest edition of the MMO Mets Farm Report yet? Buffalo 9, Louisville 4 By Sean Kenny Garrett Olson had a quality outing today, and the Bisons bats would strike again in their 9-4 win against the Louisville Bats. LHP Garrett Olson may have not been unstoppable today, but he pitched a quality outing going six and one-third innings allowing three runs...
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June 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Bisons’ Cabrera, Harvey & Pascucci Named to AAA All-Star Team

Bisons’ Val Pascucci and teammates Fernando Cabrera and Matt Harvey Named to International League All-Star Team. Three Bisons players will represent Buffalo at the 25th Annual Triple-A All-Star Game on Wednesday, July 11 at Coca-Cola Field, presented by the New Era Cap Company and The Buffalo News (7:00 p.m.). The International League announced its full 30-man All-Star Team today...
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June 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Down On The Farm: June 10, 2012

-Buffalo is still within striking distance, behind Pawtucket by four games and Lehigh Valley by 1/2 game while tied with the Traveling-Homeless Yankees entering action on Sunday. The Bisons went 4-3 this week with two against Toledo, four against Columbus and one thus far against former Mets’ Triple-A team Norfolk. This includes a 21-3 loss on Tuesday to finish the series with...
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June 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Mets Farm Report: Big Wheel Keeps On Turnin’, Proud Edgin Keeps On Burnin’

Andrew, Tim, Clayton and Sean talk about their upcoming World Tour concert. Buffalo 3, Columbus 2 By Andrew O’Brien The Buffalo Bisons scored two runs in the top of the first inning Thursday night and never trailed en route to a 3-2 win over the Columbus Clippers. Garrett Olson (2-3) started for the Herd, pitching five innings while allowing two runs (one earned) on eight hits...
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June 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Down On The Farm: June 3, 2012

  Buffalo Bisons (31-25, 3 1/2 GB) -Buffalo is still holding onto second place in the North Division of the International League, tied with Lehigh Valley who are both three and a half games behind Pawtucket for the division lead. The Bison are 0-for-2 in the month of June and 5-5 over their last 10 as they will continue their Ohio road trip in Toledo for the next two before heading...
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June 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Down On The Farm: May 20, 2012

  Buffalo Bisons (26-17, 1/2 GB) -Buffalo had a very hot week winning six of seven games to put them only 1/2 game back in the division. The Bisons won their final two games in Charlotte before coming home and dropping the first of their four-game set from Gwinnett, which they took the rest of. The team is currently in the midst of a four-game set with Indianapolis and took the...
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May 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Down On The Farm: April 29, 2012

Buffalo Bisons (13-10, 2 GB) -The Bisons are one of only five teams in the entire International League with at least 13 wins, unfortunately for them two others are in the same division with league leading Pawtucket and Lehigh Valley. Recently they are winners of their last three straight games and winners of four of their last five. Yesterday they had a walk-off 4-3 victory over...
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April 29, 2012  |  Discuss

4/23 Farm Report: Andres Torres Has Big Day, Ignites 10-6 St. Lucie Win!

Buffalo 5 – Lehigh Valley 1 By Joe DeCaro Dylan Owen got the start and kept the Iron Pigs in check allowing just one run on three hits in 4.1 innings of work. Owen retired the first nine batters he faced, issued no walks and struck out two. He helped his own cause with a solo home run at the plate to tie the game at 1-1. He was relieved by none other than Josh Edgin who had...
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April 24, 2012  |  Discuss

4/20 Mets Farm Report: Buffalo and Bingo Win, Savannah Falls in Thirteen

<img class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-78115" title="LET"S GO METS!" src="" alt="" width="400" height="293" /> BUFFALO 6 – SYRACUSE 4  By Pete Shapiro The Bisons stampeded into Syracuse on Friday for a 3-game...
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April 21, 2012  |  Discuss

4/19 Mets Farm Report: Huchingson and Gorski Were Dealing!

MMO Mets Farm Report – The Next Best Thing To Being There! LEHIGH VALLEY 8 – BUFFALO 4 By Pete Shapiro The Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs broke a 2-2 tie with a 5-run 8th inning, that branded the Herd with an eventual 8-4 loss on Thursday afternoon in Buffalo. Reliever RHP Jack Egbert (0-1) pitched just the one inning giving up all five runs, two earned on four hits and a walk, to...
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April 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Down On The Farm: April 15, 2012

  Buffalo Bisons (4-6) Week in Review: Buffalo is off to a metiocre start splitting a four-game set with Rochester before dropping two of three to Scranton-Wilkes Barre before losing the opening game of their two-game set to Pawtucket yesterday afternoon. After this weekend the Bisons play four games at home before heading back out on the road for three games in Syracuse. Pitchers...
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April 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Hefner and Puello Reassigned To Minor League Camp

After the game today, the Mets optioned Cesar Puello and Jeremy Hefner to minor league camp. The Mets now have 40 players in major league camp. Original Post 3/16 Add infielders Zach Lutz and Val Pascucci to the list of players that were reassigned to minor league camp. The Mets made the decision to cut them at the conclusion of Thursday’s game against the Miami Marlins. The Mets...
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March 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Infielders Pascucci and Lutz Reassigned To Minor League Camp

Add infielders Zach Lutz and Val Pascucci to the list of players that were reassigned to minor league camp. The Mets made the decision to cut them at the conclusion of Thursday’s game against the Miami Marlins. The Mets now have 42 players in camp, including 12 non-roster invitees. For those of you who need a breakdown, there are 21 pitchers, five catchers, eight infielders and...
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March 16, 2012  |  Discuss

A look at the roster implications

Photo by Michael BaronThe Mets made their first round of cuts today, in all 12 players were sent to minor league camp. Of those 12 players, 9 players were on the 40 man roster which means they can not be used in major league spring training games.  Only Val Pascucci, Matt Den Dekker and Matt Harvey are eligible to be used in spring training games because they're not on the roster...
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March 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Lineups for Tonight's Spring Training Opener:

The Mets will kick off their 2012 Grapefruit League schedule as they take on the Washington Nationals tonight at Digital Domain Park in Port St. Lucie, Florida at 6:10 PM. Here are the starting lineups:Washington Nationals:1. Roger Bernadina LF2. Steve Lombardozzi SS3. Mark Teahen 3B4. Chad Tracy 1B5. Rick Ankiel CF6. Bryce Harper RF7. Jesus Flores C8. Xavier Paul DH9. ...
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March 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Get To Know A Mets Minor League Player: Val Pascucci

Val (Valetino) Pascucci is a Minor League Veteran, who is on the outside looking this Spring. Pascucci put together a really strong 2011 season, but he is not on the 40-man roster, so for him to break spring with the Mets going North, he is going to have to have a really strong Spring Training. Val is 33 years old and led all of the Mets system in RBI with 91 and was second in the...
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January 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Down On The Farm: Guys to Re-Stock Buffalo Barn

The World Series is slowly coming to an end, in case you didn’t know yes there is a World Series going on, apparently the Cardinals and Rangers are playing. Well with the Fall Classic cooling off the hot stove is beginning to heat up. Of course everyone is going to worry about where guys like Albert Pujols, Prince Fielder, CC Sabathia, David Ortiz, Jose Reyes, and other high-end...
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December 17, 2011  |  Discuss

Mets Sign Vinny Rottino and Valentino Pascucci

Mets just made it official: The New York Mets today announced they have signed first baseman Val Pascucci and catcher/outfielder Vinny Rottino to minor league contracts and invited both to major league Spring Training. Pascucci, who turns 33 today, split last season between Buffalo (AAA) of the International League and the Mets.  He hit the first pinch-hit home run of his career...
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November 17, 2011  |  Discuss

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