Archive for February, 2013

Sandy Alderson Weighs In On Blocking Home Plate and Travis D’Arnaud

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Sandy Alderson Weighs In On Blocking Home Plate and Travis D’Arnaud

Updated by Joe D. on 2/28 Interestingly enough, the topic of Travis D’Arnaud blocking the plate came up last night during our conference call with Sandy Alderson. Matthew Artus broached the subject with Sandy and asked him to elaborate on his feelings about catchers blocking the plate and if D’Arnaud’s injury history played a factor […]

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Beltran Says Collins Deserves Big Assist For Wheeler Trade

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Beltran Says Collins Deserves Big Assist For Wheeler Trade

I read a great article last night from David Lennon of Newsday, that I believe most of you will enjoy. Lennon got together with Carlos Beltran after the Mets lost to the Cardinals, and the former Mets center fielder looked back fondly at his time with the Mets and talked about his first years with […]

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ESPN New York: Wheeler Injury Not Very Bad

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ESPN New York: Wheeler Injury Not Very Bad

Terry Collins told ESPN New York this afternoon that the oblique injury to top prospect Zack Wheeler is “not very bad.” Adam Rubin also reports that “the hope is to get Wheeler back on a bullpen mound in five days.” As MMO’s John Delcos pointed out this morning, Wheeler sounds like he’ll miss just one […]

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Spring Shorts: Montero, D’Arnaud To Start Tonight, Wright Leaving For WBC

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Spring Shorts: Montero, D’Arnaud To Start Tonight, Wright Leaving For WBC

With Grapefruit League action now in full swing, here are some news and notes from around Mets Spring Training camp. Tonight, Rafael Montero will make his first start and will face off against the Nationals’ Stephen Strasburg, who pitches against the Mets for the second time in the last six days. Montero, who has opened […]

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Mets Have The Most Promising Crop Of Right-Handed Pitching Prospects In Baseball

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Mets Have The Most Promising Crop Of Right-Handed Pitching Prospects In Baseball

I was flipping through Baseball America’s most recent issue listing their 100 Top Prospects, and I came across something interesting in their organization reports about the New York Mets. In summary, they state that the Mets now believe they have “one of the most promising stables of right-handed power arms in the game.” This is some […]

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Sickels Really Likes Mets Righthander Noah Syndergaard

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Sickels Really Likes Mets Righthander Noah Syndergaard

Prospect maven John Sickels really loves righthander Noah Syndergaard, who he ranked #12 on his Top 50 Pitching Prospects list inside his 2013 Baseball Prospect Book.  He shared what he wrote about Syndergaard on his site Minor League Ball this morning: Noah Syndergaard is one of my very favorite prospects. A supplemental first round pick in 2010 […]

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Mets Matters: News Good On Feliciano, Murphy and Santana Working Their Way Back, Sandy Speaks

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Mets Matters: News Good On Feliciano, Murphy and Santana Working Their Way Back, Sandy Speaks

In a conference call Wednesday evening, Mets GM Sandy Alderson addressed several issues surrounding the team. Here are some of the things he told us: Catching prospect Travis d’Arnaud will not be allowed to block the plate. The reason for that is obvious – his health. The leadoff spot is still up in the air […]

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Shaun Marcum Pulled From Rotation, Out Until Early To Mid March

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Shaun Marcum Pulled From Rotation, Out Until Early To Mid March

Anthony DiComo of MLB.com, is reporting that right-hander Shaun Marcum has been temporarily removed from the Mets Grapefruit League rotation, but is not injured. Manager Terry Collins said Marcum wants to concentrate on a long-toss program designed to strengthen his shoulder, which gave him trouble last spring. He will return to game action in early to mid-March. […]

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Mets Are One Of Four Teams Who Can Land Giancarlo Stanton

An article by posted on February 27, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Are One Of Four Teams Who Can Land Giancarlo Stanton

On Monday I posted about a rumor that the Mets and Marlins were discussing a trade for Giancarlo Stanton in exchange for Zack Wheeler and Travis D’Arnaud. I questioned it’s veracity and didn’t put much stock into it, but thought it made for a good debate on the hypothetical aspects of it. The post actually made for […]

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Sandy Alderson On Leadoff Position, Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Ruben Tejada, Expectations

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Sandy Alderson On Leadoff Position, Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Ruben Tejada, Expectations

Joe D. It’s been widely reported that Kirk Nieuwenhuis will be strongly considered as a leadoff candidate this season despite a 31% strikeout percentage, a low contact rate and on-base percentage, and a poor batting eye. Assuming he could improve his on-base and strikeout rates a little, his batting eye still is what it is, […]

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