Archive for October, 2013

Mets’ Scouts Impressed By Jose Abreu’s Power

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Mets’ Scouts Impressed By Jose Abreu’s Power

A high-ranking Mets official told Jorge Castillo of the Star Ledger that the organization came away impressed with Jose Abreu‘s power. A high-ranking Mets official said the organization had “a few guys from the U.S.” and “some of our international scouts” in attendance. And though the official had not yet spoken to the scouts directly […]

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David Wright Nominated For Hank Aaron Award

An article by posted on October 7, 2013 0 Comments
David Wright Nominated For Hank Aaron Award

The New York Mets, Major League Baseball and MLB Advanced Media today announced that David Wright was named the club’s nominee for the 2013 Hank Aaron Award.  Fans can vote exclusively online at Mets.com and MLB.com. Wright, who was named to his seventh All-Star team (fifth as starter), led the Mets with a .307 batting average.  The third baseman hit […]

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MLBTR Posts Their Mets Offseason Outlook

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MLBTR Posts Their Mets Offseason Outlook

As part of their Off-Season Outlook Series, MLB Trade Rumors rolled out their review and outlook for the New York Mets today. Here are some portions of their report On Payroll & Spending The Mets opened 2011 with a $142.8MM payroll, only to drop into the low-$90MM level over the last two years. The team has […]

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Reggie Jackson Says Mets Decision Not To Draft Him Was Based On Race

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Reggie Jackson Says Mets Decision Not To Draft Him Was Based On Race

Looks like Reggie Jackson and his soon to be released auto-biography will be hitting the ground running as the Hall of Famer leaves no stones uncovered as he seeks to dispel some of the bad raps against him through his career as a player. The New York Post shared an exclusive excerpt from the book […]

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Daniel Murphy Appreciation Day

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Daniel Murphy Appreciation Day

Before I begin, let me preface this by saying that if you’re not a Daniel Murphy supporter, then in all likelihood you will not be a fan of this post.  (And for the record, the title of this piece was suggested by my Gal For All Seasons, so I’m not alone in my appreciation for […]

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Improving Minor League Depth Still Essential For Mets To Get To Next Level

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Improving Minor League Depth Still Essential For Mets To Get To Next Level

The New York Mets say they will spend on free agents this winter, in large part because they have little to offer up in the trade market. Really, their only chance to immediately improve is to write checks. What losing Matt Harvey for the 2014 season also does, is it greatly reduces the Mets’ inability to execute […]

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2013 Season Review: David Wright, 3B

An article by posted on October 7, 2013 0 Comments
2013 Season Review: David Wright, 3B

DAVID WRIGHT, 3B PRESEASON EXPECTATIONS: As they always are, expectations were high for David Wright, especially after a strong 2012 season, one in which he hit .306 with 21 homers and 93 RBI. And, those were numbers compiled with little protection in the line-up, at least in the first half of the season. They were […]

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Have The Wilpons Grown Tired Of The Losing Too?

An article by posted on October 6, 2013 0 Comments
Have The Wilpons Grown Tired Of The Losing Too?

So here’s the offseason blueprint… The Mets plan to attack this offseason by targeting players in the middle of the market and staying away from players at the top of the food chain. Apparently, this is the so-called “Red Sox model” we keep hearing about. I don’t have a problem with that and there are […]

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Mets Prospect Face-Off: Jack Leathersich vs. Jeff Walters

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Mets Prospect Face-Off: Jack Leathersich vs. Jeff Walters

Who do you think will make it to the big league bullpen first: Jack Leathersich or Jeff Walters? Here’s what some of our guys had to say: John Bernhardt: Jeff Walters had a breakout season for the B-Mets in Binghamton. Used exclusively in the closer’s role, Walters was lights out setting single season and career […]

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Beltran Doesn’t Rule Out A Return To The Mets

An article by posted on October 6, 2013 0 Comments
Beltran Doesn’t Rule Out A Return To The Mets

Carlos Beltran told Mike Puma of the NY Post that he wouldn’t be against a return to the Mets when he becomes a free agent this offseason. “Maybe I’ll see you, maybe I won’t,” Beltran said laughing when asked about a return to the Mets. “I’m going to listen to everybody and we’ll see what […]

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