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Larry Brown Sports Nov 1, 2017

Hitting coach Kevin Long not expected to return to Mets

Hitting coach Kevin Long is not expected to return to the New York Mets, according to a report. Newsday Mets reporter Marc Carig reported Tuesday night that Long is not expected to return to the team after being passed over for the team’s managerial position and with his contract expiring. Long is a highly regarded...Read More
Amazin Avenue Oct 23, 2017
Getting to know new Mets manager Mickey Callaway

Getting to know new Mets manager Mickey Callaway

The rookie skipper has been better at coaching baseball than playing it. They say that star players don’t make great coaches, and in that regard, Mickey Callaway has already gotten off to a great start in his major league managerial career. That’s because he was a very lousy big league pitcher. Selected in the seventh round of the 1996 MLB Draft by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Callaway made his major league debut three years later in June of 1999. While his present club was making a run at the National League Wild Card, the Ole Miss product was pitching 19.1 innings with Tampa Bay for a...
Amazin Avenue Oct 23, 2017
2017 Mets Season Review: Amed Rosario made his much-anticipated major league debut

2017 Mets Season Review: Amed Rosario made his much-anticipated major league debut

Mets fans were not surprised, but ready, for the MLB debut of the team’s top prospect. After bursting on the scene in 2016 with tremendous offensive displays at both High-A St.Lucie and Double-A Binghamton, Amed Rosario entered 2017 as not just the consensus top Mets prospect, but arguably one of the five best prospects in all of baseball. Simply put, Rosario had become a huge deal in short order, and Mets fans had their eyes on him throughout all of 2017. Rosario began the year with Triple-A Las Vegas, and exploded out of the gates for the 51’s. The shortstop hit .404/.439/.506 in the...
Amazin Avenue Oct 23, 2017
Monday Morning Mets Mind Boggler: Starters with a sub-3.00 ERA

Monday Morning Mets Mind Boggler: Starters with a sub-3.00 ERA

Can you name every starting pitcher in Mets history to post a single-season ERA under 3.00? Jacob deGrom had a strong year for the Mets, posting a 3.53 ERA in 201.1 innings of work. For this week’s Mind Boggler, we’re asking you to name every starting pitcher in Mets history to post a single-season ERA under 3.00. Every qualified starting pitcher in Mets history to post a single-season ERA under 3.00 To qualify for this list, the pitcher needs to have qualified for the ERA title, which requires at least one inning pitched for every game the pitcher’s team plays. (In a standard season,...
Amazin Avenue Oct 23, 2017
Mets Morning News: Mets’ manager search ends, Mickey Callaway will be the new skipper

Mets Morning News: Mets’ manager search ends, Mickey Callaway will be the new skipper

Your Monday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets After a month of rumors, the Mets finally found their man to replace Terry Collins. Mickey Callaway comes over to the Mets after serving as the Indians’ pitching coach for five years. The pitching staff enjoyed tremendous success during his tenure in Cleveland, but there are other attributes he brings to the table, as well. The hiring of Callaway is a bit of a surprise, but this decision shows that the Mets are now willing to step away from what they are familiar with. Callaway seemingly has all the...