Archive for January, 2013

Scouting Report on Mets Mock Draft Pick at #11

An article by posted on January 30, 2013 0 Comments
Scouting Report on Mets Mock Draft Pick at #11

I hadn’t given it much thought until it became clear that the interest in free agent center fielder Michael Bourn was more than just passing. I don’t really think that Bourn’s price will drop into a range the Mets are comfortable with, and if it does, that would probably invite more teams to take a […]

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Mets Avoid Arbitration With Daniel Murphy

An article by posted on January 29, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Avoid Arbitration With Daniel Murphy

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the Mets and Daniel Murphy have avoided arbitration and agreed on a one-year deal for $2.925 million dollars. Murphy, 27, had been seeking $3.4 million while the Mets countered with a $2.55 million offer. In his first full season as the Mets second baseman, Murphy batted .291/.332/.403 with six […]

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Mets Sign Reliever Scott Atchison To Minors Deal (Updated)

An article by posted on January 29, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Sign Reliever Scott Atchison To Minors Deal (Updated)

The Mets just announced that they have signed RHP Scott Atchison to a Minor League contract with an invite to Spring Training. Atchison will make $700,000 if he makes the team out of camp, and can earn an additional $150,000 in incentives. Atchison, 36, made 42 relief appearances for the Red Sox in 2012 and went 2-1 […]

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2013 Means Everything For Duda

An article by posted on January 29, 2013 0 Comments
2013 Means Everything For Duda

Am I the only one who sees a lot of Mike Pelfrey in Lucas Duda? Duda is expected to be the bright and shining star in the Mets OF (heck he was supposed to last year also) and it reminds me of when Pelfrey unfairly was expected to be the ace. It’s as if we […]

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It’s Just Another Old Fashioned PED Scandal

An article by posted on January 29, 2013 0 Comments
It’s Just Another Old Fashioned PED Scandal

It wouldn’t be an MLB offseason without a juicy PED scandal right? Well here you go. Courtesy of Tim Elfrink of the Miami NewTimes, some significant names have been associated with a Miami clinic that has been linked to supplying drugs to several people ranging from University coaches, to current MLB players. Of course there […]

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Sandy Alderson Met With Bourn And Boras in Houston

An article by posted on January 29, 2013 0 Comments
Sandy Alderson Met With Bourn And Boras in Houston

When I’m wrong I’m always the first to admit it. It’s a habit I picked up while serving my country and learning how some mistakes, no matter how slight, could have significant ramifications on the rest of my company, division, etc. Better to get it out of the way so that we can reassess, readjust and […]

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MMO Top 25 Prospects: Honorable Mentions

An article by posted on January 29, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Top 25 Prospects: Honorable Mentions

Last week, you saw the MMO Top 25 prospects come to an end on Friday. I know that there was some debate over placement and player names that were not included, so this post goes out to give credit to some players that just missed the cut. So without further a do, here we go… […]

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Duda Faced Live Pitching, Will Be Ready For Spring Training

An article by posted on January 29, 2013 0 Comments
Duda Faced Live Pitching, Will Be Ready For Spring Training

Good news from the New York Mets on projected left fielder Lucas Duda, who underwent November 5th surgery to repair a fractured right wrist. Duda took swings in the batting cage on Monday, and then faced live pitching for ten minutes at the team’s complex in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Mets hitting coach Dave Hudgens has been […]

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Stan Musial And Frank Thomas Recall A Cleaner Time

An article by posted on January 29, 2013 0 Comments
Stan Musial And Frank Thomas Recall A Cleaner Time

This morning, I’d like to comment a little on two stories from the weekend, neither of them Mets related because, well, they haven’t done anything. The first is Stan Musial’s funeral and the second Frank Thomas’ comments from the White Sox’s annual fan convention. In different ways, both speak to baseball’s history in a profound […]

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Will Alderson Survive The Fans Ire If Mets Stumble Early?

An article by posted on January 28, 2013 0 Comments
Will Alderson Survive The Fans Ire If Mets Stumble Early?

Adam Rubin pops the question: “Has Alderson Been Effective?” on ESPN New York this morning. The Mets may be headed for their fifth straight losing season in 2013, which would be their third straight under Alderson. And the current GM no longer has what he inherited from Omar Minaya to blame when Alderson quips, “What outfield?” Rubin […]

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Mets By The Numbers: Can It Get Any Worse In The Outfield?

An article by posted on January 28, 2013 0 Comments
Mets By The Numbers: Can It Get Any Worse In The Outfield?

Amazin’ Avenue recently wrote that as currently constructed, the Mets’ outfield could be a whole lot better than many expect. They go onto build a good case that Lucas Duda in left can be at least league average (offensively), Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Collin Cowgill can pair up to be league average as well, and a Mike […]

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