Mostly Mets: Mike Ferrin calls in

Toby Hyde and Rob Brender take a walk around all of MLB with Mike Ferrin, co-host of Power Alley on Siruis XM / MLB Network Radio. The conversation covers the Mets, Nationals, contenders, pretenders, and more as the season gets going…

MetsBlog Q&ACast: AJ Mass talks mascots, and bringing life back to Mr. Met

This post is from Apr. 19. 2014

In MetsBlog Q&ACast, presented by Verizon, Matthew Cerrone talks with ESPN.com’s A.J. Mass.

In his new book, “Yes, It’s Hot in Here,” Mass details the crazy history of the sports mascot, including Mr. Met, who he played at Shea Stadium from 1994 to 1997.

Mass talks about his time as Mr. Met, after the mascot had not been in the public eye for  more than a decade; A.J. also gives his thoughts on other sports mascots, including the controversial behavior of the Phillie Phanatic; and the guys discuss whether whether Mr. Met should have a Twitter account.


Talking Tommy John with Will Carroll

In July, SNY.TV’S Toby Hyde and Robert Brender talked with Will Carroll, Lead Writer for Sports Medicine for Bleacher Report, to talk about the surge of Tommy John surgeries for the Mets and other teams throughout baseball…



Mookie Wilson talks about when the Mets acquired Gary Carter

This post was originally published on Aug. 2, 2014

According to former Mets OF Mookie Wilson, players are so caught up in what they’re doing on field, they often don’t consider whether their team is one or two or 10 impact players away from having a playoff-contending team, he told MetsBlog’s Matthew Cerrone at the Verizon Studio in Citi Field…


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“I didn’t see it in 1985 when we made the deal for Gary Carter,” said Wilson, author of Mookie: Life, Baseball and the 86 Mets. “I didn’t see it, because I felt we traded away a player (Hubie Brooks) who was really valuable to us, but once he got here I said, ‘OK, we needed that guy.'”


In this MetsBlog Q&ACast, Cerrone also chats in detail with Mookie about the influence of his father, coming up in the Mets organization through bad times then good, doubts during 1986, and whether it’s wise to trade young pitching for hitting…

Last night on SNY’s Mets On the Air LIVE call-in show, host James Flippin talked with Mets fans about what to do at shortstop and how to handle the starting rotation…


Mostly Mets, pres. by Caesars AC: Talking Long-ball with Jared Diamond

Toby Hyde and Robert Brender are joined by Wall Street Journal Mets beat writer Jared Diamond for a roundtable chat about new hitting coach Kevin Long. Later (24:15), they’re joined by Steve Selby, voice of the Memphis Redbirds, to talk about the loss of Oscar Tavares.


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Mostly Mets, pres. by Caesars AC: Getting to the World Series the Royal Way

Toby Hyde and Robert Brender are joined by former Royals broadcaster Rob Ford, to see how they built a World Series team from the ashes, and if that way can work for the Mets.  Plus, the guys check in on the Mets prospects in the Arizona Fall League.

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  • Intro
  • World Series chat with Rob Ford
    • Can the Royals way work for the Mets?
  • Discussion Download and WS Predictions (17:55)
  • AFL Check In (26:40)
    • Brandon Nimmo, Matt Reynolds, LJ Mazzilli, and more
  • One Good Thing, One Bad Thing (35:30)

Here is audio of Sandy Alderson talking to reporters about possible coaching changes, this past season and what needs to happen in 2015…


Mostly Mets, pres. by Caesars AC: What happened in Vegas…

Toby Hyde and Robert Brender are joined by Russ Langer, voice of the Las Vegas 51s, for a conversation about the Mets prospects who did their work at Tiple-A Vegas this season, and what’s next for Noah Syndergaard, Kevin Plawecki, Matt Reynolds and more.


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  • Russ Langer, voice of the Las Vegas 51s, calls in
    • Noah Syndergaard
    • Kevin Plawecki
    • Wilmer Flores / Matt Reynolds / The SS Question
    • Cesar Puello
    • Rafael Montero, Zack Thornton, Jacob deGrom
  • More on Triple-A and Plawecki’s future (32:05)
  • One Good Thing, One Bad Thing (40:30)
    • Good: deGrom 8K start, Murphy OK at 3B
    • Bad: Stanton HBP, Mets not spending in offseason