Mostly Mets podcast, pres. by Caesars AC…

This week on the Mostly Mets podcast, presented by Caesars AC, MetsBlog’s Toby Hyde and Robert Brender sort through the carnage of Opening Day, and also talk with 2013 1st round pick 1B Dominic Smith

Show notes for this week's Mostly Mets podcast...

0:00: Breaking down the broken down bullpen
4:30: Bad news for Bobby Parnell
7:45: Opening Day wasn’t fun
11:20: Are there any bullpen solutions in Vegas?
16:15: Dominic Smith interview in Savannah

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MetsBlog Q&ACast, pres. by Verizon, with Chipper Jones

In this week’s MetsBlog Q&ACast, presented by Verizon, MetsBlog’s Matthew Cerrone talks with former Braves 3B Chipper Jones about shaving his head for Pediatric Cancer Research, his affinity for Shea Stadium and playing in New York, and his memories from Game 5 of the 1999 NLCS…

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Here’s audio of Terry Collins from after Saturday’s loss to the Marlins…

Here is audio of Terry Collins talking to media after camp on Feb. 17

Here is audio of Ike Davis talking in PSL today about trade rumors, preparing for 2014

Here is audio of Terry Collins talking to media in PSL

Mostly Mets, pres. by Caesars AC: Pitchers and catchers preview

SNY’s Toby Hyde and Robert Brender talk Mets pitchers and catchers, as the early arrivals begin in Port St Lucie…

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  • Pitchers and Catchers Preview!
  • One Good Thing, One Bad Thing (22:30)
    • Good: Travis d’Arnaud, Michael Sam
    • Bad: Bob Costas Pink Eye, Ruben Tejada not early enough

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Listen: Desert Island Mets, talking fans, starting MetsBlog and more

Matthew Cerrone, Lead Writer

This past week I was a guest on Desert Island Mets, a unique Mets podcast that talks with different fans about their experience growing up rooting for the Mets…

In this episode, I talk about why I chose the Mets, how I started MetsBlog, my life growing up, and what one player I would steal from another  team, among countless other topics I’ve never openly discussed before. It’s an interesting show, check it out here…

Mostly Mets, pres. by Caesars AC: More Drew rumors and offseason grades

Toby Hyde and Robert Brender talk again about Stephen Drew possibilities, grade the entire Mets offseason, and dish out the weekly One Good Thing and One Bad Thing:

MetsBlog Q&ACast: Dave Hudgens explains why he’s confident in Ike Davis

Matthew Cerrone, Lead Writer

Mets hitting coach Dave Hudgens still has a lot of confidence in Ike Davis, “He’s the kind of guy that can carry you,” he told me during this week’s MetsBlog Q&ACast, presented by Verizon.

“Ike just has a little bit of a different swing, he has a lot of rhythm in his swing, a lot of timing,” Hudgens explained. “Ike needs to make things as simple as he can … and let his natural rhythm and timing take over,” as he did toward the end of last season.

Here, Hudgens also talks with me about about his job, his use of advanced stats, his approach to hitting, implementing an organizational strategy, and what he plans to do for Curtis Granderson, who has already sent Hudgens video and notes on his swing:

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