Archive for October, 2013

Ouch! Mets 2013 TV Ratings Drop 31.6 Percent Over 2012

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Ouch! Mets 2013 TV Ratings Drop 31.6 Percent Over 2012

According to Neil Best of Newsday, only 1.54 percent of homes were tuned in to Mets games on SNY this season on average. That figure is down from 2.25 in 2012 and represents a drop of a whopping 31.6 percent. The 1.54 percent is the lowest viewership percentage in the history of SNY. Best also adds that […]

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MMO Top 40 Prospects: No. 40 Jhoan Urena, 3B

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MMO Top 40 Prospects: No. 40 Jhoan Urena, 3B

Our team at MetsMinors.net and MMO have been very busy over the last few weeks as we prepared to begin rolling out our 2014 Top 40 Prospects for the New York Mets. This past season was one of many surprises that saw fortunes of many Mets prospects rise and fall. It was a great year […]

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A Justin Turner Encore? Front Office Impressed By His Approach…

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A Justin Turner Encore? Front Office Impressed By His Approach…

As Justin Turner heads into his first arbitration year, and with the Mets so desperate to change perceptions about the team and get them back on the path to relevancy, I was surprised to read this report from Andy Martino of the Daily News, which suggests the Mets are all but determined to bring him […]

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With Three Plus Pitches, Steven Matz Sees His Prospect Status Soaring

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With Three Plus Pitches, Steven Matz Sees His Prospect Status Soaring

Baseball America ranked Met pitching prospect Steven Matz in the final spot of their South Atlantic League Top 20 Prospects. Here’s what BA wrote about him: Led by control artists like Gabriel Ynoa (the league’s pitcher of the year) and Luis Cessa, Savannah walked 267 batters all year. Only one other SAL team walked fewer than 400. Matz didn’t paint […]

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Bambino’s, Billy Goats…and Joan Payson: Why the Mets are Cursed

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Bambino’s, Billy Goats…and Joan Payson: Why the Mets are Cursed

On January 3, 1920, Red Sox owner Harry Frazee sold Babe Ruth along with mortgage rights on Fenway Park to the New York Yankees. On January 4, 1920, there were no newspaper articles talking about ‘The Curse of the Bambino.’ For a curse to gain traction two things must happen. First, there must be the […]

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You Can Only Sell The Future For So Long

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You Can Only Sell The Future For So Long

Here’s the latest accounting on the Mets payroll, according to the man who’s supposed to be holding all the cards. Sandy Alderson said that the Mets payroll for this past season ended up around $87-88 million. He asserts that the Mets have approximately $40 million coming off the books this winter, and they have just […]

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Travis d’Arnaud Could Be A Valuable Trade Chip For Mets

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Travis d’Arnaud Could Be A Valuable Trade Chip For Mets

It’s a fact of life not awfully appealing to Met fans. In baseball, as with most things in life, in order to actualize the goals and successes you aspire, you’re going to have to give something up. That’s often a trademark of a professional athlete, musical performer, business executive, or anyone who acquires the skills that place them […]

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Sickels: Syndergaard and Montero Headline Top 75 Prospects

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Sickels: Syndergaard and Montero Headline Top 75 Prospects

Highly regarded minor league analyst John Sickels recently released his end of year profile of the Top 75 Prospects in the minor leagues, his third and final prospect list of the 2013 season. John runs the blog Minor League Ball and writes his own yearly prospect book. He is extremely knowledgeable, and I recommend everyone check […]

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Saying No To Arroyo!

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Saying No To Arroyo!

The upcoming off-season is when many Mets fans expect to see action with regard to shaping this roster for a competitive season. We’ve been through the trades that needed to be made, we’ve been through the free agents that couldn’t be signed, and we’ve been through the contracts that had to come off the books. […]

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Prospect Face-Off: Dustin Lawley vs. Cesar Puello

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Prospect Face-Off: Dustin Lawley vs. Cesar Puello

Welcome to this week’s edition of Prospect Face-Off! Today, we pin two slugging outfield prospects against one another in Dustin Lawley and Cesar Puello. Their seasons took very different routes by the end of 2013. Lawley hit .260/.313/.512 with 25 home runs and 92 RBIs for St. Lucie, earning a late-season promotion to Triple-A Las Vegas. Puello had […]

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