Archive for October, 2013

Baxter Claimed By Dodgers, Carson To Angels, Henn and Burke Ourighted

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Baxter Claimed By Dodgers, Carson To Angels, Henn and Burke Ourighted

The Mets 40-Man roster is now at 36 after the Angels claimed lefthander Robert Carson on waivers, the Dodgers grabbed outfielder Mike Baxter, and the team outrighted LHP Sean Henn and RHP Greg Burke. Expect more purging as the Mets must make room for Ike Davis, Josh Edgin, Matt Harvey, Jeremy Hefner, Jenrry Mejia, Bobby Parnell, Scott Rice and Johan Santana who must all be activated […]

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Mets Organizational Depth Chart: Dominic Smith Headlines A Solid Group At 1B

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Mets Organizational Depth Chart: Dominic Smith Headlines A Solid Group At 1B

Welcome to the second installment of our offseason Mets Organizational Depth Chart. Each week, we’ll take a look at the top players at each position in the Mets organization. We hope to provide fans with some insight as to what the Mets currently have at the major-league level on a position by position basis. We’ll […]

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Mets and Johan Santana Are Likely To Part Ways

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Mets and Johan Santana Are Likely To Part Ways

After undergoing surgery in April to repair a tear in the anterior capsule of his left shoulder, Johan Santana has begun a throwing program and is making great progress toward his return to pitching in games. Last week, Jorge Castillo of the Star-Ledger reported that Santana’s agent, Chris Leible, said a return to the Mets isn’t out of […]

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Backman Expected To Remain With Mets

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Backman Expected To Remain With Mets

The Mets have not been asked by any other organization for permission to speak with Wally Backman about a managerial vacancy. So team officials still expect Backman to return as Triple-A Las Vegas manager in 2014, an insider told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. The source could not yet guarantee Backman’s return, noting it […]

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In Baseball You Get What You Pay For? Not Really…

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In Baseball You Get What You Pay For? Not Really…

I was having an email discussion with one of my writers this morning about the virtues of WAR (Wins Above Replacement). It’s not a perfect stat by any means, but most of the time it gives you a fair indication of how good or bad a player performs overall. I was kind of curious after […]

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Mets Outfield Prospect Cesar Puello Is Doing It His Way

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Mets Outfield Prospect Cesar Puello Is Doing It His Way

Kevin Kernan put together an interesting piece earlier in the week in the New York Post on Dodger baseball phenom Yasiel Puig. In his first sentence, he speculates that Puig is ready for October baseball, but wonders whether baseball is ready for Puig. He builds his piece around what he calls the ‘Puig Philosophy,’ an aggressive, hustling brand […]

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The Mets Plan Of Building Around Young Pitchers Is Like Gambling On Internet Stocks

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The Mets Plan Of Building Around Young Pitchers Is Like Gambling On Internet Stocks

If there is one thing the Mets have going for them it is the very exciting crop of young pitchers in their farm system. It seems that the strategy going forward is to stockpile as many promising young pitchers as they possibly can. The question is whether or not this is a smart move and […]

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2014 MLB Draft Profile: Brady Aiken, LHP

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2014 MLB Draft Profile: Brady Aiken, LHP

Last week we looked at high school catcher Alex Jackson. This week we’ll switch it over to the pitching side, looking at one of the top prep arms in the upcoming draft, Brady Aiken. Most rankings have Aiken in the 7-10 range, which means he is likely a player the Mets are paying close attention to. […]

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Top 5 Mets Relief Prospects

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Top 5 Mets Relief Prospects

For the past few seasons, the Mets bullpen has been a major weakness. They have consistently ranked among the league’s worst, and they did not perform much better this season. In 2013, the Mets bullpen finished in the bottom ten in ERA, WHIP, and strikeouts. Despite these struggles, the relief corps can become a strength […]

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Mets Prospect Face-Off: Amed Rosario vs. Gavin Cecchini

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Mets Prospect Face-Off: Amed Rosario vs. Gavin Cecchini

While the shortstop position at the big league level is a topic of discussion and uncertainty for 2014, the Mets have some young options in the lower level of the minors that might make for a bright future. One is former first rounder, Gavin Cecchini, who recently completed his 2013 season with the Brooklyn Cyclones. […]

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