Archive for January, 2012

Baseball Instinct 360° – 2012 Top Prospects

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Baseball Instinct 360° – 2012 Top Prospects

Baseball Instinct is rolling out their Top 360 Prospect list and so far through the first 60 player profiles, the Mets have four prospects. 345°. Juan Urbina, LHP Mets 5/31/1993  - The son of Ugeth Urbina, Juan has the bloodlines of an MLBer. He’s still growing into his 6’3″ frame and should work in the low 90s […]

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Mets Sign Infielder Omar Quintanilla To Minor League Deal

An article by posted on January 3, 2012 0 Comments
Mets Sign Infielder Omar Quintanilla To Minor League Deal

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the Mets have signed Omar Quintanilla to a minor league contract. Quintanilla, 30, appeared in 11 games for the Texas Rangers last season. He went 1-for-22 (.045) with a triple, two RBIs and nine strikeouts. At Triple-A Round Rock, Quintanilla hit .298 with five homers and 25 RBIs in […]

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Who Is The Mets Shortstop Of The Future?

An article by posted on January 3, 2012 0 Comments
Who Is The Mets Shortstop Of The Future?

I received an email over the weekend from a reader who wanted to know if either Wilmer Flores or Ruben Tejada were the longterm solution at shortstop for the Mets. Is Wilmer Flores or Ruben Tejada the Mets shortstop of the future? No – Neither Flores or Tejada will be the longterm solution at shortstop. To […]

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An Amazin’ Collection Of Mets Caps

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An Amazin’ Collection Of Mets Caps

Here’s a shot of my friend Bryan Thompson’s amazing collection of Mets caps! (click image to enlarge) That’s 28 caps in all, but there may have been a new addition or two during the holidays, I’ll have to ask him about that. I love that khaki green colored one in the second row and the […]

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48 Days Until…

An article by posted on January 3, 2012 0 Comments
48 Days Until…

48 days until we hear that every Met player over the age of 30 is in the best shape of his life… 48 days until we start seeing images of Sandy Koufax and Fred Wilpon riding around in a golf cart… 48 days until Mets bloggers start flooding you with pictures of grass and dirt […]

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MMO Exclusive Interview: Charley Thurber – NY Mets Outfield Prospect

An article by posted on January 3, 2012 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive Interview: Charley Thurber – NY Mets Outfield Prospect

For a college baseball player with aspirations of one day playing in the Major Leagues, the junior year is the most important one to his stock in the June amateur draft. The worst thing that could happen would be to get hurt at this critical time. That is exactly what happened to Charley Thurber of […]

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MMO Hot Stove Report – Jan. 3

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MMO Hot Stove Report – Jan. 3

Despite the Mets not doing anything in the past few weeks despite large pushes from almost every division rival, there is still hope – as the rays of sunshine and blue skies of Spring Training are right around the corner! Here is everything you need to know in the baseball world: RUMORS: The Orioles are […]

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The Fifth Commandment

An article by posted on January 3, 2012 0 Comments
The Fifth Commandment

While reading an article about Tim McCarver this morning, I was led to this piece by Samantha Carr who profiles McCarver’s career both as a player and broadcaster. McCarver will be honored during the Hall of Fame induction ceremony this summer. after winning the 2012 Ford C. Frick Award for excellence in broadcasting. While I was […]

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Baseball Prospect Nation: Mets Top 15

An article by posted on January 3, 2012 0 Comments
Baseball Prospect Nation: Mets Top 15

  Baseball Prospect Nation posted their Mets Top 15 on Tuesday and here are their top five: 1. Zack Wheeler (RHP) Acquired for outfielder Carlos Beltran, Wheeler immediately jumped to the top of the Mets prospect list. He is a physical right-hander with a big fastball and knee buckling curveball. His fastball will routinely sit […]

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The Dirty Dozen: Twelve Questions for 2012

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The Dirty Dozen: Twelve Questions for 2012

We are seven weeks from the start of spring training, and that time will fly. The NFL playoffs start this weekend, and when they conclude pitchers and catchers aren’t far behind. The Mets will face a myriad of questions and issues this spring, with the following dozen the most prevalent: 1. To what degree will […]

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