November 1st, 2014

Minor League Q&A: Matt Reynolds

Here’s an interview SNY’s Robert Brender had with aspiring Mets shortstop Matt Reynolds

Peppermlb.mlblogs.com is now MetsPlus.com

Great News! Peppermlb.mlblogs.com has a new domain! It’s Metsplus.com ! This is in a effort to convert the Pepper Mets Blog brand to the new Mets Plus. Nothing besides the name will change. We will be officially changing the name of the blog onNovember 12th 2014.

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Thank you so much for reading the new Mets Plus!

Why did the Mets let George Greer leave?

Here’s another re-blog. This time from the guys at Big Apple Baseball Blog. I had George Greer as a shoe-in to become the Mets new hitting coach, but I’m not mad about the Kevin Long signing.

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George Greer while he was serving as hitting coach with the Brooklyn Cyclones George Greer while he was serving as hitting coach with the Brooklyn Cyclones

Earlier in the week it was announced that the Mets Triple-A hitting coach George Greer had been hired by the St. Louis Cardinals. Greer was named the Cardinals system wide hitting coach. It is well-known that the Mets are in search of a new hitting coach, thus making the timing of this move a bit odd to me.

The Cardinals have been one of the premier franchises in the sport for some time now. They compete for a World Series title year in, year out, leaving many wondering just how do they do it? Very rarely do you see the Cardinals give out long-term deals to overpriced free agents. They let arguable the games best player at the time, Albert Pujols, walk and they didn’t even skip a beat. I credit much of this to their player…

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Confirmed: Lucas Duda heading to Japan for All-Star Series

The speculation now has confirmation. Lucas Duda, (Mets 1B) will be the Mets lone representative in the MLB-Japan All Star Series that will be taking place from November 11th to November 18th.

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The TV is still TBD, but my guess is MLB Network, believe it or not, 40% of Europe already has TV rights in place, the US will defiantly have someone hosting the games, but the times might be a little odd, remember, we have to go 13 hours ahead in order to reach Tokyo time.
While Justin Morneau will probably start, Lucas Duda will provide power off the bench and should be a good watch. Now, if only my DVR worked…..